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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ star Major Attaway by Deb Miller

In 2016, Major Attaway – a more than 20-year veteran entertainer who began his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area – made his Broadway debut in Disney’s Aladdin, playing and un…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young returns to NYC for six nights and a livestream at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Fans in NYC have been waiting for nearly a year since John Lloyd Young, who was scheduled for a six-night engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below from March 17-22, 2021, had that appearance pos…

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Broadway theaters to dim their lights in honor of Sidney Poitier by Deb Miller

To commemorate the life of prolific actor, director, and cultural icon Sidney Poitier (1927-2022), who died of heart failure at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday, January 6, at the age 94, …

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Award-winning vocalist Jeff Harner offers ‘A Collective Cy’ salute to Cy Coleman at NYC’s Birdland by Deb Miller

On Monday, January 31, at 7 pm, Birdland Jazz Club will present acclaimed vocalist Jeff Harnar and his salute to the legendary Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-winning songwriter Cy Coleman (1929-2004…

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United to testify before Congress by Deb Miller

The national non-partisan grassroots campaign Be An #ArtsHero, which has evolved into Arts Workers United, has worked closely with Democratic and Republican representatives over the past eig…

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Celebrate MLK Day with a free virtual concert from Off-Broadway’s NYTF and a music release from Miri Ben-Ari and Flo Rida by Deb Miller

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday are two free online offerings – one a rebroadcast of an annual concert, the other a new music/video release – that capture shared experiences…

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

2-for-1 tickets for NYC Broadway Week and updated COVID-19 protocols by Deb Miller

After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, NYC Broadway Week – a twice-yearly celebration produced by NYC & Company in partnership with The Broadway League since it was inaugurated i…

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Off-Broadway’s award-winning ‘The Last Boy’ to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day in April at The Town Hall by Deb Miller

It was announced this week that The Last Boy . . . a new play with music by Steven Fisher, which had its sold-out and critically acclaimed world premiere production at The Theatre at St. Cle…

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Go backstage with the stars in ‘Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival’ on PBS by Deb Miller

As part of its #PBSForTheArts programming – a multiplatform campaign that began last spring to celebrate the arts in America – PBS will air the new documentary film Reopening: The Broadw…

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

A musical melodramedy with a message in ‘The Streets of New York’ at Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

First presented at Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre in 2002, in the aftermath of 9/11, The Streets of New York is back live on stage through the end of January in the company’s cur…

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Streaming selections from BPN, Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater, and Club44 Records by Deb Miller

If the cold weather and COVID are keeping you inside, here are three star-studded streaming selections for listening and viewing this month that will keep you entertained in the warmth and s…

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The classical ‘Salomon Series’ by Peoples’ Symphony Concerts goes live and virtual from NYC’s The Town Hall by Deb Miller

The Town Hall continues is centennial season celebration in a collaboration with Peoples’ Symphony Concerts (PSC) – NYC’s oldest concert series offering some of the most affordable tic…

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ announces a two-month hiatus by Deb Miller

December is typically a boomtime for ticket sales to Broadway shows, followed by a post-holiday decline in January-February. But this season, with the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 Omicro…

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

An electrifying night of songs and stories with ‘John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask: Return to the Origin of Love’ at NYC’s The Town Hall by Deb Miller

With its huge cult following of “Hed-heads” and significant place in both theater and LGBTQIA history, the four-time Tony Award-winning alt-culture musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch by J…

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Friday, December 24, 2021

15 Questions in 15 Minutes that don’t go wrong with Chris Lanceley from ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages by Deb Miller

Since moving to the US, British-born and NYC-based Chris Lanceley from Liverpool, who has appeared on network television (FBI; Blue Bloods) and Off-Broadway, is either “a terrible actor”…

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Free December streamings from NYC’s The Mint and The Bad Kids by Deb Miller

Through the pandemic shutdown, theaters reopening, and many performances currently being canceled to ensure safety, NYC companies continue to present online shows. Among the range of digital…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Darlene Love gives it all and gets it back from NYC in ‘Love for the Holidays’ at The Town Hall by Deb Miller

Legendary singer and actress Darlene Love treated NYC fans to her extraordinary talents in a one-night-only concert at The Town Hall, Love for the Holidays, and what a gift it was! Now 80, L…

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Three mid-century icons take a long trip in the Broadway premiere of ‘Flying over Sunset’ at Lincoln Center by Deb Miller

Typically lasting eight to twelve hours, a trip on LSD, because of the distorted perception of time induced by the drug, can feel much longer than it actually is. It certainly does in the ne…

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COVID-19 updates on show schedules from The Broadway League and The Rockettes by Deb Miller

With the surge of COVID-19 infections in NYC and the now daily announcements of the need to cancel scheduled performances of shows both on and off Broadway due to breakthrough cases among th…

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Friday, December 17, 2021

The Broadway revival of ‘Company’ takes a gender-swapped look at relationships in NYC by Deb Miller

When the Broadway production of Company, written by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and George Furth (book), premiered in 1970, it was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Award…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

One captivating actor and 34 classic characters in ‘One Christmas Carol’ Off-Broadway at The Chain Theatre by Deb Miller

After making its New York debut in 2019, One Christmas Carol, a one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, is back in the City for a limited engagement…

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Monday, December 13, 2021

December concerts by Judy Collins, Darlene Love, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask at NYC’s The Town Hall by Deb Miller

This year marks the centennial anniversary of NYC’s The Town Hall, centrally located on West 43rd Street in the heart of the Times Square district. Originally conceived as a meeting place …

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Broadway producers Tom and Michael D’Angora honored with NY State Senate Proclamation for their charitable work by Deb Miller

On Sunday, Dec 12, 2021, Broadway producers Tom and Michael D’Angora were honored by Senator Brad Hoylman with a State Senate Proclamation naming it Tom and Michael D’Angora Appreciation…

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Off-Broadway’s Gingold Theatrical Group to honor Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Ethan E. Litwin by Deb Miller

Next up in Gingold Theatrical Group’s 2021-22 season of Project Shaw – a monthly series offering some of the greatest works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries – is the Irish…

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A preposterous new musical adaptation of ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre by Deb Miller

The new big-budget musical-theater production of the popular 1993 award-winning movie starring Robin Williams, Mrs. Doubtfire is the latest in a long list of screen-to-stage adaptations that…

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Dances Patrelle’s ‘The Yorkville Nutcracker’ at NYC’s Hunter College takes audiences on a magical Christmas journey through Olde New York by Deb Miller

Now in its 33rd year, the Manhattan-based non-profit ballet company Dances Patrelle (dP) celebrates the 25th anniversary of founding artistic director and choreographer Francis Patrelle’s …

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Author Candace Bushnell ponders ‘Is There Still Sex in the City?’ in her autobiographical solo show at Off-Broadway’s Daryl Roth Theatre by Deb Miller

In her new one-woman show Is There Still Sex in the City?, making its Off-Broadway debut at the Daryl Roth Theatre in a limited engagement through February 6, writer Candace Bushnell – the…

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

All the feelings and the moves from ‘The Boy Band Project: Holiday Edition’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Along with shining a spotlight on the group’s sizzling Broadway-caliber talent, The Boy Band Project: Holiday Edition, which played at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Monday, December 6, provide…

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Off-Broadway musical adaptation of ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ at Atlantic Theater Company combines hilarious dark comedy with a meaningful message by Deb Miller

Virgil’s ancient Roman maxim “tempus fugit” is nowhere more apparent than in the life of New Jersey teenager Kimberly Levaco in 1999. Afflicted with a rare genetic disorder that causes…

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Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell accepts $100,000 donation to The Actors Fund from the Tabernacle Choir in advance of its 20th-anniversary retrospec by Deb Miller

At a luncheon at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate), on behalf of The Actors Fund, for which he has served as Chairman of the Board since 2004, a…

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

All I want for Christmas is ‘The Boy Band Project: Holiday Edition’ at NYC’s Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Following a dazzling debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below in August, The Boy Band Project returned to a packed house at the famed nightclub for one night only on December 6, with a new incarnatio…

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