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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Hermitage Artist Retreat with Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg by Deb Miller

New York native and 2005 Yale alumnus Andy Sandberg has recently expanded his accomplished multi-hyphenate stage and screen career as a director, writer, performer, and Tony Award-winning p…

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Fun and harmony in Vangari’s ‘Moon Tunes & Mad Things’ at NYC’s Don’t Tell Mama by Deb Miller

The mother/daughter cabaret act Vangari – Evangeline (Vange) and Ariana (Ari) Johns – has returned to their home-away-from-home at Don’t Tell Mama this week for two performances of the…

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

Confused combination of creepy, camp, and incohesive in ‘Grey House’ at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre by Deb Miller

It’s 1977, there’s a blizzard raging outside, and a lost couple crashes their car into a deer on a mountain road, leaving it dead, him hurt, them stranded, and seeking shelter in an isol…

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Tony winner John Rubinstein previews ‘Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground’ coming to Off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clement’s by Deb Miller

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (Children of a Lesser God), who, under the direction of Bob Fosse, made his Broadway debut in 1972, originating the eponymous role in the iconic musical Pip…

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

NYC’s 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards winners announced by Deb Miller

Winners of the 2022-23 Drama Desk Awards – voted on by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater, and the only major NYC theater awards for which productions o…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Winners of the 2023 Off Broadway Alliance Awards by Deb Miller

The Off Broadway Alliance – an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals – today announced the winners of its 12th ann…

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

New beginnings for a lovable loner in ‘Primary Trust’ at Off-Broadway’s Roundabout by Deb Miller

Surviving the childhood trauma of losing his mother at the age of ten and growing up in an orphanage hasn’t been easy for Kenneth, but he’s had his BFF Bert to get him through, sharing t…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Broadway’s 2022-23 season statistics rebound comparable to pre-pandemic levels by Deb Miller

The Broadway League – the national trade association, founded in 1930, for the Broadway industry, with a current membership of more than 700 – today released statistics for the first ful…

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Monday, May 22, 2023

2023 winners of the Chita Rivera Awards for excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway, Off Broadway, and film by Deb Miller

In a ceremony held tonight (May 21) at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and hosted by Jared Grimes, winners of the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards, recognizing excellence in dance a…

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Camp sci-fi parody ‘Khan!!! The Musical’ has landed Off-Broadway at Players Theatre by Deb Miller

Now playing a limited world-premiere engagement that opened on May the 4th (be with you) at Off-Broadway’s Players Theatre, Peekskill Productions’ Khan!!! The Musical – a wacky sci-fi…

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Friday, May 19, 2023

Recipients of the 2023 Drama League Awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

Winners of the 89th Annual Drama League Awards were announced today (Friday, May 19), beginning at noon, at the organization’s annual luncheon ceremony at The Ziegfeld Ballroom, honoring s…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Enduring bonds of male friendship in ‘King James’ at Off-Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club by Deb Miller

Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of King James, playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement at New York City Center, follows the path of an unexpected friendship between Matt and …

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Winners of the 2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

This morning (Tuesday, May 16), the Outer Critics Circle announced the winners of its 72nd Annual Awards honoring achievements in the 2022-2023 Broadway and Off-Broadway season, which, for t…

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WGA will not picket unscripted broadcast of the Tony Awards on June 11 by Deb Miller

The striking Writers Guild of America (WGA) just announced that it will not picket an altered version of the 76th Annual Tony Awards, so the show can go on as scheduled on Sunday, June 11, i…

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Update on Broadway’s 76th Annual Tony Awards for the 2022-23 season by Deb Miller

The 76th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and hosted by Ariana DeBose, was scheduled to air live from NYC’s United Palace Theatre on Sund…

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Nominations for the 2023 Off Broadway Alliance Awards by Deb Miller

The Off-Broadway Alliance is an organization of Off-Broadway producers, general managers, venue owners, press agents, and marketing personnel dedicated to promoting and supporting Off-Broadw…

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Sharing a harrowing journey to a new beginning in ‘Walking with Bubbles’ at NYC’s AMT Theater by Deb Miller

Created, written, and performed by Jessica Hendy (Cats; Aida; Amour) in the relatable everyday clothing of jeans, sneakers, and a tee-shirt, the new solo musical Walking with Bubbles, now …

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Jaime Lozano previews his upcoming ‘Immigrant Experiences’ at NYC’s Lortel Theatre and his concert residency at Lincoln Center by Deb Miller

One of NYC’s busiest and most talented musical multi-hyphenates, as well as a dedicated advocate for the Latine immigrant community of musical theater artists, Mexican-born Jaime Lozano ha…

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Friday, May 12, 2023

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with The Boy Band Project’s Chris Messina by Deb Miller

In addition to his fame as a member of the casts of Broadway’s Jersey Boys in 2005, the show’s Off-Broadway revival in 2021, and the Broadway production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical in 2…

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Recipients of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for 2023 by Deb Miller

Founded in 1935 at the Algonquin Hotel by a group that included Brooks Atkinson, Walter Winchell, and Robert Benchley, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle is made up of 20 drama critics fro…

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The 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Deb Miller

The Pulitzer Prizes and Fellowships – established at NYC’s Columbia University in 1917, under the 1904 will of the Hungarian-born newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer as an incentive to e…

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

Winners of the 2023 Lucille Lortel Awards for Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

This evening, beginning at 7 pm, the 38th annual Lucille Lortel Awards were presented in fifteen categories to celebrate outstanding achievements in Off-Broadway theater. The 2023 awards pre…

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Friday, May 5, 2023

Riotous parody of political correctness in ‘The Thanksgiving Play’ at Broadway’s Hayes Theater by Deb Miller

As Winston Churchill famously said, “History is written by the victors,” while the voices of those brutally conquered too often remain silenced. Offering the historically unheard perspec…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Dazzling spectacle with underdeveloped story and characters in ‘New York, New York’ at Broadway’s St. James Theatre by Deb Miller

Now playing at Broadway’s St. James Theatre, the new musical New York, New York is, as its name implies, an homage to the “city that never sleeps” (or at least never did before the pan…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

NYC’s Museum of Broadway extends inaugural Hirschfeld exhibit and adds a series of free programs by Deb Miller

By popular demand, the Museum of Broadway has announced that its special inaugural exhibition, The American Theatre as Seen by Hirschfeld, has been extended through Wednesday, June 21, 2023;…

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Broadway’s 76th Annual Tony Awards nominations for the 2022-23 season by Deb Miller

Funny Girl star Lea Michele and 2022 Tony winner Myles Frost (MJ) announced the 76th Annual Tony Awards nominations this morning at 9:00, live from Sofitel New York and streaming on the offi…

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Nostalgic storytelling in ‘Summer, 1976’ at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

Commissioned and produced by Manhattan Theatre Club in a world-premiere Broadway engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn’s Summer, 1976…

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Winners of the 2023 Theatre World Awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway debut performances by Deb Miller

The Board of Directors of the Theatre World Awards – first presented in 1945, and the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debut performances – has announced its…

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Issues of mental health, entertainment, and exploitation in ‘Good Night, Oscar’ at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre by Deb Miller

A multi-hyphenate of the 20th century, long before the term existed, Pittsburgh-born, NYC-trained, and Hollywood-based actor and comedian, concert pianist and composer, TV talk show host and…

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Friday, April 28, 2023

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Badia Farha by Deb Miller

Famous to theater-lovers (for well more than a Warholian fifteen minutes) for her engaging performances and powerhouse vocals in Broadway’s School of Rock, the 1st National Broadway Tour o…

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2023 nominations for the Chita Rivera Awards for excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway, Off Broadway, and film by Deb Miller

Nominations for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards, recognizing excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway, Off Broadway, and in film, as decided by three separate nominating committees, we…

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