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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Winners of the 2019-20 Tony Awards by Deb Miller

Although COVID-19 brought the 2019-20 Broadway season to an early halt, it didn’t stop tonight’s long-awaited 74th annual Tony Awards and their recognition of excellence in theater. Pres…

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Two free streaming picks that will touch your heart by Deb Miller

A memorial tribute to Nick Cordero and the latest collaboration from Broadway Inspirational Voices are two free online offerings that will touch your heart and, through voluntary donations, …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:02PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

A timely drama of the young immigrant experience in NYTW’s ‘Sanctuary City’ at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by Deb Miller

New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living) has returned to the stage at Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre with i…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:29PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Film adaptation of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and a live Q&A with the stars in cinemas on Thursday by Deb Miller

In celebration of the official theatrical release of the new film adaptation of the Broadway musical sensation Dear Evan Hansen on Friday, September 24, Universal Pictures and Fathom Events …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:01AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Streaming this week: ‘Stupid Kids’ from Broadway’s Best Shows and ‘Do Re #MeToo’ from AAF by Deb Miller

While NYC venues are continuing to reopen with live in-person performances, there are still top offerings accessible to theater fans everywhere via the internet. Two picks for the week will …

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World premiere of ‘F.I.R.E.’ concludes New Normal Rep’s online inaugural season by Deb Miller

Founded last year during, and because of, the COVID-19 shutdown of live in-person performances, the online theater company New Normal Rep (NNR) – with a mission of producing new and lesser…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:56PM
Monday, September 20, 2021

Autobiographical dramedy ‘I Squeezed Really Hard’ makes delectable lemonade out of a childhood full of lemons by Deb Miller

California-born NYC-based writer and performer Anthony Misiano (TV’s Awkwafina is Nora from Queens) takes a revealing look back at his relentlessly tortured childhood and dysfunctional fam…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:09PM

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with crooner Mark William by Deb Miller

This coming weekend, singer, actor, dancer, choreographer, director, and voiceover artist Mark William, who has played such iconic venues as Feinstein’s/54 Below and The McKittrick Hotel, …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:37AM

A star-studded grand finale to Broadway’s ‘Curtain Up!’ festival by Deb Miller

Confetti rained down on Times Square following a weekend of free public events to welcome back Broadway, bringing a spectacular conclusion to a star-studded grand finale of the Curtain Up! f…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:09AM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Celebrating the return of Broadway with the ‘Curtain Up!’ festival in Times Square by Deb Miller

Broadway is back, and to celebrate the long-awaited good news, this weekend’s Curtain Up! festival launched today with a line-up of free outdoor public events in Times Square. We were ther…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:56PM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Release of Off-Broadway’s ‘Marguerite’ and ‘Unknown Soldier’ original cast recordings by Deb Miller

The original cast recordings of two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals with compelling scores and narratives are available in physical and digital formats this month. Recently released on Broad…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:46AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Recipients of the 2020-21 NYIT Honorary Awards by Deb Miller

Last night, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards – recognizing, honoring, and advocating for individuals, companies, and productions from NYC’s Off-Off-Broadway/Indie theater community…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:54PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Free outdoor dance performances by General Mischief and Kinesis Project this weekend by Deb Miller

As the summer comes to a close this month, two NYC-based dance companies are offering free outdoor performances over the upcoming weekend, while the weather is still agreeable and with COVID…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:57PM
Monday, September 13, 2021

Unabating after-effects of a break-up in ‘The Last of the Love Letters’ at Atlantic Theater Company by Deb Miller

Atlantic Theater Company’s world-premiere production of The Last of the Love Letters, written by Ngozi Anyanwu, co-starring the award-winning playwright and Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Wa…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:00PM

A gay history murder mystery is finally solved in ‘Case Closed: The Dorian Corey Story’ at the Gene Frankel Theatre by Deb Miller

Now playing a world-premiere engagement at Off-Off-Broadway’s Gene Frankel Theatre, Notsew Productions’ Case Closed: The Dorian Corey Story by artistic director, executive producer, and …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:34PM
Saturday, September 11, 2021

A stellar reopening of Broadway with ‘Pass Over’ at the August Wilson Theatre by Deb Miller

Under a stark city streetlight, two homeless men, Moses and Kitch, are stuck in the same spot, in the same worn and dirty clothing, repeating the same routine, day after day. While dreaming …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:06PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Electric violinist Marissa Licata makes her debut at Birdland on Monday by Deb Miller

Based in NYC and Boston, Honduran-American violinist Marissa Licata is a noted presence on the orchestral and chamber music scenes, with more than fifteen years of classical violin training,…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:43PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

9/11 tributes from Battery Dance and Irish Rep by Deb Miller

On Saturday, September 11, Battery Dance and Irish Repertory Theatre will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, respectively, with a live and a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:36PM

Richard Nelson closes his ‘Rhinebeck Panorama’ with ‘What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad’ at Hunter College by Deb Miller

After following the stories of three fictional Upstate white middle-class families – The Apples, The Gabriels, and The Michaels – for twelve years through a series of twelve plays and a …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:50AM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Jaime Lozano celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut by Deb Miller

Since 1968 (when President Lyndon Johnson began the observance for a week, which was expanded to 30 days, from September 15-October 15, by Ronald Reagan in 1988), Americans have celebrated N…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:00PM
Monday, September 6, 2021

Lincoln Center’s ‘Big Umbrella Outdoors’ welcomes young audiences on the autism spectrum by Deb Miller

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ commitment to audiences with disabilities continues, experimenting with multi-sensory work in an outdoor setting and creating spaces that are social…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:39PM
Saturday, September 4, 2021

Ariana Johns and Vampingo Productions launch a new Salon in September by Deb Miller

This month, Ariana Johns, Producing Artistic Director of Vampingo Productions, will introduce and host a free midtown Salon series featuring original new writing and music, with the possibil…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:47PM
Friday, September 3, 2021

Actress/activist Sis organizes ‘Trans March on Broadway’ for respect and visibility by Deb Miller

When asked in an August interview with London’s Telegraph if he would consider reimagining the familiar role of Mary Poppins as a trans woman, producer Cameron Mackintosh (Les Misérables;…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:50PM

Monologues by finalists in the ‘Hear Me Out’ competition to be presented online by Deb Miller

This year’s second annual Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition – founded by Roland Tec in 2020, to encourage exploration of the monologue form and to expand the audience for ne…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:17PM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Lineup announced for the ‘Curtain Up! Festival’ in Times Square by Deb Miller

To celebrate the return of Broadway, Playbill, The Broadway League, the Times Square Alliance, and lead sponsor Prudential are partnering to present Curtain Up! – a free live three-day fes…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:43PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Three special events to commemorate 9/11 at Lincoln Center by Deb Miller

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the US on September 11, 2001, a date that changed history and will live on in infamy. In recognition of the innocent liv…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:08PM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Oprah helps launch ‘This Is Broadway’ campaign by Deb Miller

As theaters begin to reopen following the industry’s 18-month pandemic shutdown, The Broadway League, founded in 1930, as the national trade association for the Broadway industry, and co-p…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:57AM
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Oh, what a show by ‘The Doo Wop Project’ at BRT! by Deb Miller

The rain held off, the show went on, and, oh, what a show! NYC-based The Doo Wop Project delivered a spectacular finale to Bristol Riverside Theatre’s William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest w…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:58PM
Friday, August 27, 2021

Broadway stars turn out for Sunday’s ‘Elsie Fest’ in Prospect Park by Deb Miller

A starry roster of entertainers from the world of Broadway and pop music is set to celebrate the reopening of theaters and the joy of musicals in Elsie Fest on Sunday, August 29. Founded in …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:21PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Offie Award winner Erik Ransom stars in the latest episode of ‘April Is the Cruelest Month’ podcast by Deb Miller

Just launched this month as the fifth stand-alone episode in Reign or Shine Productions’ six-installment podcast series April Is the Cruelest Month (the title and concept of which were ins…

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Get out of the city this weekend with ‘The Doo Wop Project’ in BRT’s outdoor summer concert series by Deb Miller

The award-winning Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bucks County, PA, heats up the end of its Summer Music Fest with a high-energy concert by NYC’s The Doo Wop Project this Friday-Saturday, Aug…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:44PM

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