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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Review: ‘Derren Brown: Secret’ at the Cort Theatre by Deb Miller

When I was a kid, enthusiastically attending every show on Broadway, I never would have predicted that, in the new millennium, theaters on The Great White Way would be home not just to great…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with The Amazing Kreskin by Deb Miller

For the past six decades, world-renowned mentalist The Amazing Kreskin has been an icon of pop culture, whose fame was spread through his recurrent TV appearances with Johnny Carson, Regis P…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Conversation with Music Man John Miller: “Stage Door Johnny” Gives his Takes on Broadway by Deb Miller

In honor of the tenth anniversary of its release, Stage Door Johnny: John Miller – Takes on Broadway has been reissued on CD and for download and streaming on digital platforms. The acclai…

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Review: ‘Decky Does a Bronco’ at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space by Deb Miller

Boys will be boys, until a shocking event thrusts them into the harsh realities of life and continues to traumatize them throughout adulthood. The US premiere of Decky Does a Bronco by Scott…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Review: ‘Drunk Shakespeare’ at The Lounge by Deb Miller

If you’re a theater-lover expecting a traditional performance of a classic work by Shakespeare, with just one chosen actor struggling to remember the lines after downing multiple shots of …

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Review: ‘Betrayal’ at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre by Deb Miller

London’s acclaimed revival of Betrayal – Harold Pinter’s 1978 drama about the devastating effects of infidelity, inspired by the playwright’s own seven-year extra-marital affair in t…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Review: ‘Laughing Liberally: Make America Laugh Again’ at The Theatre at St. Clement’s by Deb Miller

New York’s longest-running political comedy stand-up act brings its brand of incisive topical humor Off-Broadway to The Theatre at St. Clement’s for a fifteen-show engagement (in associ…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Review: ‘Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience’ at St. Luke’s Theatre by Deb Miller

Images, information, and interpretations are the main ingredients of Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience, which has now arrived in New York. Though presented Off-Broadway at S…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: ‘Jaime Lozano: Songs by an Immigrant’ at Joe’s Pub by Deb Miller

For his smashing debut at Joe’s Pub, Mexican-born and New York-based composer and music director Jaime Lozano gathered a roster of his talented family, friends, and collaborators to join h…

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Review: ‘Waiting for Johnny Depp’ in the Rave Theater Festival by Deb Miller

This month marks the premiere of the Rave Theater Festival, playing Off-Off-Broadway at The Clemente Solo Velez Cultural Center, the former home of FringeNYC. Among the 20 works chosen to pe…

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Review: ‘Michael Feinstein: I Happen To Like New York’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

For his annual summer engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the eponymous multi-platinum Grammy-nominated artist celebrates the songs, entertainers, and musical history of our city in Michae…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Review: ‘Bat Out of Hell” at New York City Center by Deb Miller

Loud, flashy, dissipated, and crass – Bat Out of Hell is everything you’d expect in a rock-n-roll jukebox musical based on the 1970s mega-hits of Meat Loaf, who served as associate produ…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Review: ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ at the Hudson Theatre by Deb Miller

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Public Theater this past winter, Sea Wall/A Life has made its transfer to Broadway for a limited engagement at the Hudson Theatre. Comprised of…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita by Deb Miller

Just back from her native California after a run in the Broadway At Music Circus production of Guys and Dolls in Sacramento, Broadway veteran and Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Mati…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Review: ‘The Gazillion Bubble Show’ at New World Stages by Deb Miller

Tiny bubbles, huge bubbles, round bubbles, square bubbles, long bubbles, clear bubbles, white bubbles, floating bubbles, bouncing bubbles, stacked bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, rainbow-c…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Remembering Harold Prince by Deb Miller

On Wednesday, July 31, Broadway lost a legend, when producer/director/writer Harold Prince died at the age of 91, in Reykjavik, Iceland, following a brief illness. To commemorate his life an…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Review: ‘Alive!’ in the New York Musical Festival by Deb Miller

Presented at the Pershing Square Signature Center as a one-night-only featured concert in this year’s New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Alive!, with book, music, and lyrics by Josh Canfiel…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Ari Afsar Pays Homage to America’s First Congresswoman in ‘Jeannette’ by Deb Miller

Ari Afsar is a singer/songwriter, stage and screen actress, and an advocate and activist for a variety of socio-political causes, including The Women’s March and The United States of Women…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Review: ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’ at Greenwich House Theater by Deb Miller

It comes as no surprise that the sensational Joe Iconis and Family have done it again, following the phenomenal digital-age journey of one of my (and millions of other fans’) all-time fav…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Review: ‘Bar Dykes’ at The Flea Theater by Deb Miller

The oldest professional LGBTQ+ theater company in New York, TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) celebrates Pride not just in June, but all year round, this month with the New York premiere of …

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Part 2: The Women of ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’ Dropkick the Patriarchy! by Deb Miller

Among the diverse and inclusive team working on the Off-Broadway production of Broadway Bounty Hunter, by longtime collaborators Joe Iconis, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and Lance Rubin, are t…

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Review: ‘Leaving Eden’ in the New York Musical Festival by Deb Miller

In the early literature of the Judeo-Christian tradition, Lilith – mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls (ca. 4-10 BC) and developed in the Babylonian Talmud (3rd-5th century AD) – was made …

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Review: ‘I Spy A Spy’ at The Theatre at St. Clement’s by Deb Miller

Part espionage story, part rom-com, and part socio-political commentary, I Spy A Spy by Jamie Jackson (book and lyrics) and SoHee Youn (book and music) is a convoluted musical mash-up now ma…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Conversation with Aubie Merrylees, Making his Broadway Debut in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Deb Miller

From the first time I saw the young Aubie Merrylees in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 2010, at People’s Light & Theatre Company (now People’s Light) in Malvern, PA, I knew he w…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: ‘The Presented’ at 59E59 by Deb Miller

A recurrent favorite at 59E59’s annual “East to Edinburgh” line-up, California native Chris Davis returns to New York with his latest original solo show The Presented, after debuting i…

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Review: ‘LadyShip’ in the New York Musical Festival by Deb Miller

Making its debut in this year’s New York Musical Festival (NYMF), LadyShip – with book, lyrics, music composition, and orchestrations by twin sisters Linda Good and Laura Good (known for…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Rob McClure from ‘Beetlejuice’ by Deb Miller

Currently featured as the nerdy dead guy Adam Maitland in the award-winning Broadway premiere of the new musical adaptation of Beetlejuice, Rob McClure keeps on racking up those fifteen minu…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bringing ‘Savage the Musical’ to the Concert Stage of the New York Musical Festival: A Conversation with Creator Nicolette Blount and Director Rac by Deb Miller

Wanda Savage was a trailblazing Chickasaw woman, American sharp-shooter, silent-film actress, and divorced single mother, whose life provides a telling illustration of the racism, sexism, an…

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

A Hot New Season of ‘Broadway in Bryant Park’ Begins This Week! by Deb Miller

A summer favorite, Broadway in Bryant Park returns to the lawn this week for the 20th anniversary of its annual series of free lunchtime concerts, featuring a sampling of songs and stars fro…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

The Women of ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’ Dropkick the Patriarchy! by Deb Miller

Now in rehearsals and about to begin previews at Off-Broadway’s Greenwich House Theater on July 9, the highly anticipated Broadway Bounty Hunter – by Be More Chill sensations Joe Iconis…

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Michael Feinstein Celebrates The Great American Songbook by Deb Miller

In addition to being a multi-platinum-selling recording artist and a Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated entertainer with an active international concert schedule of more than 200 shows a year, …

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