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Saturday, February 22, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Mauricio Martinez by Deb Miller

A native of Monterrey, Mexico, and resident of New York City, Mauricio Martinez’s ongoing “fifteen minutes of fame” have spread like wildfire throughout his native country and the US w…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Keen Company revisits 1930 Harlem in its stellar New York debut of ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Although it’s been twenty-five years since playwright Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky made its debut in Atlanta, the Keen Company’s current revival at Theatre Row marks the New…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

It’s a wild wine-day Wednesday in ‘Happy Birthday Doug’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Following his smash hit run with Bright Colors and Bold Patterns in 2017-18, writer/performer Drew Droege returns to SoHo Playhouse for a limited engagement of his latest comedy Happy Birthd…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Mint Theater Company pairs two Russian giants in ‘Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

For the first time on stage, Mint Theater Company brings together two short stories by two of Russia’s foremost authors in Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories, playing a limited engagement at Th…

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Surviving abuse in ‘Chasing the River’ at Chain Theatre by Deb Miller

Chain Theatre’s world-premiere production of Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel offers an intense, gripping, and momentous examination of the devastating trauma and ongoing repercussio…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The New Group revisits the Swinging Sixties in ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’ at The Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

The creative team of Jonathan Marc Sherman (book), Duncan Sheik (music and lyrics), and Amanda Green (lyrics) takes a look back at the sexual revolution of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ through…

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An up-close and personal evening of songs and stories in ‘Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Starring Patina Miller’ at The Town Hall by Deb Miller

“We’re all friends here, right?” And she didn’t just ask; that’s exactly how the radiant Patina Miller, award-winning star of stage and screen, made everyone feel with her open and…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

That adorable bear hits the New York stage with ‘Paddington Gets in a Jam’ at the DR2 Theatre by Deb Miller

The latest leg on Paddington Bear’s journey from his native Peru to his adoptive home in London to TV and movie screens everywhere is his stage debut in New York City at the DR2 Theatre in…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

A dazzling design in a new adaptation of ‘Paradise Lost’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Now playing a limited engagement at Theatre Row, Fellowship for Performing Arts’ production of Paradise Lost – Tom Dulack’s stage adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem of the 17th c…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Going for laughs in the doldrums of marriage in ‘Grand Horizons’ at the Helen Hayes Theater by Deb Miller

After 50 years of marriage and their move to a retirement community, Nancy and Bill want a divorce and their adult sons want to do anything they can to prevent it. Amidst the shock, all are …

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with ‘The Emperor’s Nightingale’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

To coincide with the celebration of the Lunar New Year this weekend, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has presented a remount of The Emperor’s Nightingale (which made i…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Fighting a war on two fronts in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ at American Airlines Theatre by Deb Miller

Roundabout Theatre Company’s profoundly affecting Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier’s Play, now playing a limited engagement at American…

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Emojiland’ MIBSL Max Crumm by Deb Miller

Pasadena native Max Crumm was catapulted to fame when he won the 2007 reality TV show Grease: You’re The One That I Want, which landed him the lead role of Danny Zuko in that year’s Broa…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Shakespeare meets the Mafia in ‘Romeo & Bernadette’ at A.R.T./NY Theatres by Deb Miller

When their date at a lamentable community theater performance of Romeo and Juliet leaves a Brooklyn Girl in tears and a Brooklyn Guy bored to tears, he needs to prove to her that he really i…

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Lampooning the biggest hits of the Great White Way in ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ at The York Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Conceived, written, and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, the latest installment in his outrageous parodies of the shows and stars of the Great White …

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Haunting memories of a troubled past in ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

Is it ever truly possible to escape the pain and turmoil of the past or will the disturbing memories always be there to haunt you and to impact your present life? That’s the issue at hand …

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Learning to improvise with confidence and commitment in ‘Show Up, Kids!’ at The Kraine Theater by Deb Miller

Imagine you’ve got tickets to the theater and the star attraction gets stage fright and sends a note that she’s not coming. But the house is full and the show must go on, so if you’re …

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

TOSOS celebrates blues legend Alberta Hunter in ‘Leaving the Blues’ at The Flea Theater by Deb Miller

From her meager beginnings in Memphis through her rise to international fame and triumphant comeback after 20 years of service as a nurse, the life and times of renowned blues and jazz singe…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

A farcical look at ‘sex and station’ in 19th-century England with ‘London Assurance’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

When Dion Boucicault’s premiere farce London Assurance made its debut at Covent Garden in 1841, the 20-year-old Irish actor and playwright became an instant success in England, garnering i…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Get your bells jingling with ‘The Boy Band Project Holiday Edition’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

It may be cold outside, but The Green Room 42 keeps on sizzling with The Boy Band Project Holiday Edition, a new seasonal version of the group’s super-popular Sunday afternoon cabaret The …

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Enter the fantasy world of the land inside the poem with Cirque du Soleil’s ‘‘Twas the Night Before . . .’ at Madison Square Garden by Deb Miller

Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show ‘Twas the Night Before . . . , making its debut at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater, presents a sparkling contemporary spin on the belo…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What it’s like to be ‘one in two’ at The Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

Playwright Donja R. Love, prompted by the tenth anniversary of his own diagnosis, explores what it’s like to be Black, queer, and HIV+ in one in two, now playing at The Pershing Square Sig…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Bringing ‘the Word’ to life on the stage in ‘The Gospel of John’ at The Sheen Center by Deb Miller

For this Christmas season, The Sheen Center – the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York – presents a limited engagement of The Gospel of John, a slightly condensed one-man performan…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Spice up your holidays with ‘Paige Turner: Jingle All the Way!’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

It’s a holly jolly raunchy campy Christmas in Paige Turner: Jingle All the Way!, back at The Green Room 42 for a second year of holiday fun. Created and performed by the New York drag sens…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Explosive suburban dysfunction and adolescent angst in ‘Jagged Little Pill’ at the Broadhurst Theatre by Deb Miller

High-voltage energy, powerhouse vocals, acerbic humor, and a dynamic design come together to express the urgency of youth and the raw emotions of dealing with social, political, and familial…

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A spirited tribute to a Tony-winning composer and lyricist in ‘Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston’ at The York by Deb Miller

Making its Off-Broadway debut with The York Theatre Company as part of its 50th anniversary season, the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yesto…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Coming to terms with aging in ‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ at New York City Center by Deb Miller

It’s father versus son in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, George Eastman’s new play about coming to terms with aging and dealing with an elderly parent, now playing a limited Off-Broadway…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Jenna Rubaii, now starring as Mary Magdalene on the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 50th anniversary tour by Deb Miller

Presently appearing as Mary Magdalene in the 50th anniversary national touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar (a superlative that originated in Andy Warhol’s Factory), Jenna Rubaii, …

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Political history repeating itself in ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ at The Public Theater by Deb Miller

Tony Kushner’s newly revised first play, A Bright Room Called Day, written and debuted during the presidency of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, is back for our present time in an updated incar…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Celebrating the powerful voices of women and the Latino community in ‘Jaime Lozano: Songs by an Immigrant’ at The Green Room 42 by Deb Miller

In his highly anticipated debut at The Green Room 42, Mexican composer, musician, and director Jaime Lozano brought together a blockbuster all-Latino line-up and band for a one-night-only co…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Science and Scandal in ‘The Half-Life of Marie Curie’ at Minetta Lane Theatre by Deb Miller

Although Lauren Gunderson has been twice recognized as our country’s most produced playwright, none of her celebrated works has made its world premiere in New York until now, with The Half…

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