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Friday, August 7, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘A Strange Loop’ star James Jackson, Jr. by Deb Miller

The one and “onliest” James Jackson, Jr. is a New York City-based actor, performance artist, Kabarettist, vocal coach, producer, and everything else a fabulous entertainer should be. Fro…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Off-Broadway top picks: Feminist hits ‘Gloria: A Life’ and ‘Bella Bella’ in accessible at-home formats by Deb Miller

If you missed seeing them live at the theater, Gloria: A Life and Bella Bella, two popular Off-Broadway shows from the 2018 and 2019 seasons, are now available to everyone at home, in the re…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Coming to you online this week! by Deb Miller

A conversation with New York’s most lauded playwright of the past season and an all-star digital world-premiere musical are among the offerings streaming early this week, so be sure to res…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Celebrating the 2020 awards of the Dramatists Guild Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and The Lillys by Deb Miller

Last night, the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF – a national charity that supports playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers at all stages of their careers, sponsors educational…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The New Group and #WhileWeBreathe present must-see shows to watch this week by Deb Miller

Two compelling mid-week offerings with weighty themes take different approaches – one profoundly dramatic, one bitingly comic – to deliver their timely messages of the need for socio-pol…

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Alt-cabaret artist and actor Kim David Smith talks about his new live album and his musical inspirations by Deb Miller

Cabaret sensation Kim David Smith just released his first concert album Live at Joe’s Pub earlier this month, recorded during one of his recurrent sold-out performance at the iconic downto…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Andrew Goren discusses the growing value of ‘Harmony Helper’ in light of the coronavirus pandemic by Deb Miller

In 2017, when Andrew Goren, CEO and Founder of Harmony Helper, developed the new digital app to help vocalists with singing, rehearsing, and perfecting their harmonizing skills from the comf…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Top picks for a streaming hot Saturday by Deb Miller

It’s not just the weather that’s steaming; there are some sizzling shows streaming this Saturday to keep you entertained and engaged, with a choreographed concert of pop favorites from t…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Jennifer Sánchez by Deb Miller

Actress, singer/songwriter, and Albuquerque, New Mexico native Jennifer Sánchez made her Broadway debut in the 2009 revival West Side Story, singing the iconic “America” by Leonard Bern…

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Irish Repertory Theatre revisits ‘The Weir’ in a haunting new digital presentation by Deb Miller

For the second installment of its online 2020 summer season, Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre is presenting an all-new third-time revival of Dublin-born playwright Conor McPherson’…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Weekend update: New releases of songs and stories by Deb Miller

This weekend’s top online offerings include a new album release of a cabaret concert from a favorite downtown nightclub, a virtual variety show featuring a roster of luminaries from the Ne…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

A telling and powerful serial podcast of ‘Richard II’ by The Public Theater by Deb Miller

Although COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of this year’s outdoor summer performances of free Shakespeare in the Park, it hasn’t stopped The Public Theater from offering another insta…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Recipients of the 65th annual Obie Awards by Deb Miller

Following two postponements of its annual presentation, in May and June, in light of the coronavirus crisis and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the 65th annual Obie Awards fo…

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Three spectacular special events streaming this week by Deb Miller

With the extension of the shutdown of live theater through at least January 3, 2021, the ever-creative New York theater community is continuing to go digital with an increasing number of onl…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Big events streaming tonight by Deb Miller

Despite the coronavirus shutdown of Broadway, theater-lovers can still enjoy new works and stellar performances by favorites from The Great White Way via the upswing in offerings on digital …

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A grassroots call for government assistance for the arts by Deb Miller

Be An #ArtsHero – an intersectional grassroots social media campaign organized to mobilize a movement in support of emergency arts relief from the government – calls on the 5.1 million A…

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Digital reissues of Broadway legend Carol Channing’s last two albums from Time Life by Deb Miller

Musical theater icon Carol Channing (1921-2019) made her Broadway debut in 1941, then went on to become one of its biggest stars, after her famed appearance in the 1949 hit Gentlemen Prefer …

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Public Theater’s ‘The Line’ relays true pandemic stories from New York’s first-responders by Deb Miller

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the world, and on live theater on and off Broadway, The Public Theater has responded with a virtual world premiere of The Line – an original Zoom docudra…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Recent music releases by Ghostlight Records to help get through quarantine by Deb Miller

Ghostlight Records, an independent leader in original Broadway cast albums and music by luminaries from the New York stage, continues to release new recordings during this extended pandemic …

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Off-Broadway selections streaming this week from Red Bull, Mint, and The Public by Deb Miller

From an expert conversation about a Shakespearean classic to a series of three rarely produced period-pieces to a documentary drama about NYC’s front-line workers in the current coronaviru…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Disney+ movie of ‘Hamilton’ prompts a comparison of stage versus screen by Deb Miller

With the official announcement from The Broadway League earlier this week that all Broadway performances are now suspended through January 3, 2021 (at the earliest), theater-makers and theat…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Significant streaming for the week of the 4th by Deb Miller

While most of us will be celebrating Independence Day remotely this year, there’s a significant selection of virtual performances by New York theater artists that will enrich your 4th of J…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Join the ‘Hamilton’ revolution this 4th of July weekend! by Deb Miller

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1757-1804) was a key figure in the American Revolution, so it’s only fitting that the stage musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (book, music, and…

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Broadway closure extended again, through the remainder of 2020 by Deb Miller

The Broadway League has just announced another extension of the cancellation of Broadway performances due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ticket refunds and exchanges on all Broadway shows are …

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Two entertaining serial podcasts for summer binge-listening by Deb Miller

Originally issued in weekly installments, the complete editions of two engaging serial podcasts are now available in full, so you can binge on them all at once, or listen to the individual c…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Ballet Hispánico’s upcoming ‘Noche Unidos’ brings people together through dance by Deb Miller

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, with a mission of giving voice to the community’s cultural identity and experience…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Continuing the celebration of Pride month by Deb Miller

For this last week of Pride month, New York theaters and performing artists continue their celebrations of the LGBTQIA+ community and its history with an ongoing calendar of events culminati…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Summer reading selections of theater-themed books by Deb Miller

New, recent, and soon-to-be-released books on theater-related topics offer a variety of genres for interesting summer reading. From personal recollections to historical fiction to the spotli…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Winners of Broadway Black’s inaugural Antonyo Awards for 2020 by Deb Miller

Recipients of the first annual Antonyo Awards, created and presented by Broadway Black (in association with The Black Theatre Society) to recognize achievements of Black theater artists for …

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Black Lives Matter and the universality of Shakespeare come together this Juneteenth in a powerful new video from The Public Theater by Deb Miller

As part of its weekly digital series #BraveNewShakespeare, which challenges members of the theater community to create their own interpretations of what Shakespeare’s words mean to them to…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Peter Michael Marino to livestream ‘Desperately Seeking the Exit’ in The Queerly Festival by Deb Miller

With the NYC Pride Parade going virtual for this year’s 50th-anniversary celebration, The Queerly Festival – Frigid New York’s annual Pride platform for LGBTQ+ indie theater artists si…

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