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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Exploring the big questions of life and the cosmos in ‘Emergence’ at NYC’s Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

Creator and performer Patrick Olson explores science, philosophy, and human perception through a mix of direct-address monologues, original live music, stylized movement, and immersive visua…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Stars and fans filled the Skylight Room of NYC’s Marriott Marquis for the ‘33rd Annual Jane Elissa Extravaganza’ benefitting leukemia and cancer by Deb Miller

After a four-year pandemic hiatus, the Jane Elissa Extravaganza returned on Monday night, October 23, for its 33rd annual installment to raise funds for leukemia and cancer research. Held h…

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Personal stories and songs from Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca in ‘Mi Ofrenda, Mis Canciones’ at NYC’s Kraine Theater by Deb Miller

As part of FRIGID New York’s 2nd annual Days of the Dead Festival, the Mexican-born NYC-based husband-and-wife team Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca appeared at the Kraine Theater for one…

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Non-stop laughs in the play-within-a-play parody ‘Gutenberg! The Musical!’ at Broadway’s James Earl Jones Theatre by Deb Miller

For the first time since 2011, when they starred together in the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon, long-time friends and stellar scene partners Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells have …

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

A Victorian woman’s view of what makes a happy ‘Partnership’ at NYC’s Theatre Row by Deb Miller

The final installment in Mint Theater Company’s three-play series of undeservedly forgotten works by English playwright Elizabeth Baker is the American premiere of Partnership, which made …

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Four seasonal picks to get you in the Halloween spirit by Deb Miller

Among the selections for this year’s Halloween season, in addition to such fabulously creepy hits as Dracula, playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber o…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Crime thriller ‘Down the Road’ goes into the mind of a serial killer at NYC’s Arts on Site by Deb Miller

When husband and wife journalists Dan and Iris Henniman spend weeks interviewing convicted serial killer, rapist, and kidnapper William Reach for a book they’ve been commissioned to write …

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Monday, October 16, 2023

Understanding and embodying Shakespeare’s villains in ‘All the Devils Are Here’ at Off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre by Deb Miller

The dramatic canon of William Shakespeare is unsurpassed for its universal themes and insights into the minds, motivations, and human nature of its complex three-dimensional characters, both…

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Exploring the history, essence, and cosmic connections of juggling in ‘Reflex’ at NYC’s Baruch PAC by Deb Miller

With a mission of “blurring the lines between circus, dance, and theater,” Hideaway Circus – a Brooklyn-based multi-media producing company founded and run by Josh and Lyndsay Aviner �…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Autobiographical stories and songs in ‘Melissa Etheridge: My Window’ at Broadway’s Circle in the Square by Deb Miller

As noted in her extended bio in the current show’s Playbill, rock singer, songwriter, and musician Melissa Etheridge first appeared on Broadway in 2011, playing the character St. Jimmy in …

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Three-part Black family epic ‘The Refuge Plays’ makes a riveting Off-Broadway debut at the Steinberg Center by Deb Miller

Three plays, 70 years, ten characters, three-and-a-half hours; if you’re concerned about the length of The Refuge Plays – an Off-Broadway debut production of Roundabout Theatre Company, …

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Friday, October 6, 2023

Community, comedy, and crisis in ‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

In the world premiere of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, a production of Manhattan Theatre Club playing a limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Ghanaian-American playwright J…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Join Broadway and daytime TV stars for the ‘33rd Annual Jane Elissa Extravaganza’ at NYC’s Marriott Marquis Hotel to benefit cancer research by Deb Miller

When her mother was diagnosed with leukemia in 1989, artist/designer Jane Elissa created an endowment fund for leukemia/lymphoma and cancer research, along with a star-studded fundraiser to …

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How music and a hug can change a life in ’20 Seconds’ at NYC’s Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

Did you know that the power of music and a long hug can change a life? Music therapist, writer, composer, and actor Thomas Sweitzer does, and he tells us that and a whole lot more in his aut…

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Stellar Broadway revival of ‘Purlie Victorious’ at the Music Box Theatre delivers over-the-top laughs with a resonant message by Deb Miller

Now playing a limited engagement at the Music Box Theatre, the first-ever Broadway revival of actor, director, activist, and writer Ossie Davis’s Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp …

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Friday, September 29, 2023

A joyful return of ‘Jenn Colella: Out and Proud’ at NYC’s 54 Below by Deb Miller

Tony nominee and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Grammy Award winner Jenn Colella, whose long list of stage credits includes Broadway’s Come From Away, If/Then, Chaplin, High Fidelit…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Recent releases of books and albums from the NYC stage by Deb Miller

Catch up on your reading and listening with these four selections of recent book and music releases from artists and shows of the New York stage, including an original cast album, the second…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

An inside look at the making of a Broadway musical in ‘Bill Russell: My Side of the Show’ at NYC’s Birdland by Deb Miller

In the one-night-only New York premiere of Bill Russell: My Side of the Show at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, September 25, the Tony-nominated librettist and lyricist traced the development …

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Monday, September 25, 2023

Broadway Flea Market and Off-Broadway Week return to NYC in October by Deb Miller

Two big events are returning to NYC in October that give fans the opportunity to bid on pieces of Broadway history and to attend trailblazing shows for half the regular ticket price in intim…

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Behind the scenes of Scott Siegel’s ‘Broadway by the Season’ series at NYC’s Kaufman Music Center by Deb Miller

The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Season series continues in October with the last of its four-concert inaugural season at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall. A follow-up to creator…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Audible Theater celebrates its 5th anniversary at Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane and previews the upcoming season by Deb Miller

On Monday evening, September 18, Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, hosted a celebration of the 5th anniversary of Audible Theater, in its Off-Bro…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

International Fringe favorite Jenna Kuerzi brings her solo show ‘Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism’ to NYC’s The Tank by Deb Miller

Actor, singer, director, and deviser Jenna Kuerzi, a native of New Jersey, brings her unique perspective on controversial movie star and notorious bad boy Johnny Depp to NYC in October for f…

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Monday, September 18, 2023

A bloody hilarious romp through ‘Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors’ Off-Broadway at New World Stages by Deb Miller

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the legendary 1897 neo-Gothic epistolary novel chronicling the strange events at the Transylvanian castle and English relocation of the eponymous vampire Count, has …

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Navigating trauma through fantasy in ‘Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares’ at NYC’s The Tank by Deb Miller

As part of its 20th anniversary season of Core Productions, NYC’s The Tank, founded in 2003, and dedicated to supporting new work and providing a home for emerging artists and companies, i…

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Loss, depression, and glimmers of hope in ‘Swing State’ Off-Broadway at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre by Deb Miller

Direct from its critically acclaimed debut at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, the New York premiere of Swing State, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman, directed by Tony Award win…

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Darius de Haas by Deb Miller

Born and raised in a musical family on the South Side of Chicago, award-winning actor, singer, and recording artist Darius de Haas has far surpassed Andy Warhol’s proverbial “fifteen min…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Human connections to help soothe the pain in ‘Infinite Life’ at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company by Deb Miller

In the world premiere of Infinite Life – a co-production of Atlantic Theater Company and National Theatre, now playing a limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Linda Gross Theater – Puli…

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Monday, September 11, 2023

A powerhouse performance of the 1975 rock opera ‘The Lieutenant’ from Off-Broadway’s The York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Now in its historic 29th year, The York Theatre Company’s acclaimed “Musicals in Mufti,” recipient of a 2018 Obie Awards Grant, has returned for the first time in four years with a spe…

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Immersed in the hellish circumstances of ‘The Creeps’ at Off-Broadway’s Playhouse 46 by Deb Miller

One woman, five characters, unimaginable circumstances, the darkest of humor, and improvisational audience interactions form the basis of Catherine Waller’s The Creeps, now back in NYC pla…

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Thirteenth annual ‘Table of Silence Project 9/11’ at NYC’s Lincoln Center and streaming live by Deb Miller

On Monday, September 11, 2023, at 8:05 am, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Buglisi Dance Theatre, as a project of the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund and through community partnersh…

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Immersive horror experience ‘TerrorVision’ returns to NYC for a second season of screams by Deb Miller

After selling more than 20,000 tickets in 2022, during the nineteen-day premiere of their first immersive horror experience at Bedlam – NYC’s largest haunted house, set in the former Rip…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards