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Friday, November 1, 2019

Disney on Broadway: 25 Magical Facts for 25 Years by Matt Smith

“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance….When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great circle of li…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

SUBMISSIONS ONLY: From Page to STAGE by Matt Smith

Creators Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger dish on the development of their popular web series, what makes their partnership thrive, finding daily inspiration, and more.   “It’s …

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Interview: Emerging Playwright Sarah Shear on Apocalypse Preparation, Female Empowerment, and the Gritty Reality of SCUM by Matt Smith

“Four Nerds. One Apocalypse. Game Over.” Such is the intriguingly ominous tagline of Scum, the latest grassroots production currently playing the Producer’s Club in Midtown Manhattan. …

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Monday, June 18, 2018

A Recap of the 2018 Tony Awards by Matt Smith

As any Broadway nerd can tell you, there’s simply nothing like live theatre, and nowhere was that more evident than the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. With everything from splashy musical pe…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Tony Predictions 2018 by Matt Smith

It’s that time of year again! The Tony Awards are just two days away, and the theatrical psychics are out in full force, each of them forecasting who they suspect will be bestowed with Bro…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Review of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ by Matt Smith

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on.” Such is the advice the happy-go-lucky lounge singer Tully Mars (Bright Star’s Paul Alexander Nolan), who serenades guests at the titular Margaritavi…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

MATILDA's Sophia Gennusa Books Recurring Role on New NBC Pilot by Matt Smith

Even if you're little, you can do a lot indeedProving the popular MATILDA mantra to be true, Sophia Gennusa, one of the original breakout stars of the 2013 Broadway blockbuster, has booked a…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for NBC’s New Musical Drama ‘Rise’ by Matt Smith

It’ll soon be time to Rise (and shine), as the eponymous musical drama, from the brains of Parenthood’s Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Sellers, readies for its highly-anticip…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Our Five Favorite Songs on the ‘The Band’s Visit’ Original Cast Recording by Matt Smith

“Once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt.” So begins The Band’s Visit, the David Yazbek/Itamar Moses-devised tale about the denizens of a sleepy Israeli town…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Interview: The Cast of ‘Lady L’Amour’s Final Bow’ Dish on the Bawdy Burlesque Murder Mystery by Matt Smith

Duane Park is getting a little more steamy and sizzling this winter, when a cast of established burlesque performers and actors invade the space to stage an elaborate murder mystery. Part st…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Interview: Eva Noblezada on Leaving ‘Saigon’ and Becoming a ‘Girl No More’ by Matt Smith

There’s no question 2017 was a breakout year for stage phenom Eva Noblezada. With a highly anticipated Broadway debut, a much-lauded Tony nomination, and even a marriage to her longtime bo…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Interview: “Elf The Musical’s” Christopher Russo on Holiday Traditions and Finding the Heart Within Walter Hobbs by Matt Smith

As any Elf aficionado can tell you, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear… and no one knows that statement to be true more than multitalented tour acto…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Interview: Lesli Margherita on Overcoming Solo Show Jitters and Spreading Seasonal Hope and Cheer in ‘Who’s Holiday’ by Matt Smith

About ten minutes into Who’s Holiday, the new holiday-centric solo show currently playing at the Westside Theatre through December 31st, a meek, demure Cindy Lou Who peers out at an older …

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: Once on This Island by Matt Smith

“Love has many powers. If the love is true, it can cross the earth and withstand the storm.” With just one step into the Circle in the Square Theatre, you’re immediately immersed in th…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: The Portuguese Kid by Matt Smith

“I need an objective. I need an arc. Life is short. I don’t want bitterness to eat me alive.” While this line is spoken by the lovelorn Atalanta early on in The Portuguese Kid, MTCR…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Interview: Jenna Ushkowitz, Cheyenne Jackson & More Meet the Press at ‘Hello Again’ Red Carpet Premiere by Matt Smith

The popcorn was popping and all the West Side was abuzz when the red carpet was rolled out at Cinépolis Chelsea on November 6th, for the world premiere of Hello Again, the long-awaited SP…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Interview: Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Speciale, Telly Leung, and Others Meet the Press at Abingdon’s 25th Anniversary Bash by Matt Smith

You know how it goes. Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad, and sometimes you throw on your snazziest tux or gown and host a big, blow-out bash in honor of your milestone 25th an…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company Rings In 25th Anniversary with Kander and Ebb Extravaganza by Matt Smith

It was a cold winter’s night in January 1993, when a small group of theatre artists banded together, and unanimously decided to take greater control of their creative lives. Determined to …

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Theater Preview: The Shows You Can’t Miss on Broadway by Matt Smith

Those summer days may be drifting away, but theatre fans needn’t worry, because this fall on Broadway simply couldn’t be hotter. While the rest of the world obsesses over the imminent ar…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Interview: Sierra Boggess Promises “A Little Bit of Everything and More” in Feinstein’s/54 Below Return by Matt Smith

There’s no question Broadway mainstay Sierra Boggess is one of the most beloved Main Stem actresses of our generation. Whether she’s an inquisitive young mermaid looking for legs, or a s…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: 15 Villainous Fools by Matt Smith

Knaves and novices, scholars and superfans… if you have any hint of an infatuation with the globally-revered William Shakespeare… please, skip the SparkNotes, and book yourself a ticket …

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Five Reasons to Watch ‘Falsettos’ (Now Streaming on BroadwayHD!) by Matt Smith

Homosexuals, women with children, and short insomniacs everywhere…. rejoice!! The long-awaited release of Falsettos, a taped broadcast of the 2016 revival, which played Broadway last Septe…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Interview: Nancy Opel on Starring as the “Curvy Widow” in Bobby Goldman’s Off-Broadway Musical by Matt Smith

Broadway’s famed comedienne Nancy Opel has a long history of playing brassy broads, and her latest, Bobby Goldman, is as brash and bawdy as they come. As the titular character in the newly…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tonys Recap: Watch These Top 5 Moments at the 2017 Awards by Matt Smith

The Tony Awards have long been appointment television for any and all Broadway superfans; offering a glimpse of the season at large (in addition to incoming productions), they often act as a…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tony Predictions 2017 by Matt Smith

Calling all psychic theatre buffs — it’s that time of year again! That’s right, the 2017 Tony Awards are fast approaching, and everyone’s chomping at the bit to share their thoughts …

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Friday, June 9, 2017

They Have Been Found! Chronlicing the Career of Pasek and Paul through Song by Matt Smith

Momma Rose may soon have to change her tune. 'Cause lately, it seems like everything's coming up Pasek and PaulNo, really.With a hotly-anticipated film project on the rise, a much-lauded Osc…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: The Boy Who Danced on Air by Matt Smith

“Dancing boys are meant to be obedient to the men they serve. When one of those boys becomes a man, capable of making decisions for himself, the balance in his relationship is thrown off.…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Interview: Director Jesse Marchese on ‘The Lucky One’ and Why A.A. Milne Deserves to be Remembered for More Than Winnie-the-Pooh by Matt Smith

It’s that age-old adage everyone knows: “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family.” Such is the idea explored in The Lucky One, Mint Theatre Company’s revitalizati…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

More Than Eloise: Hilary Knight’s Iconic Broadway Posters by Matt Smith

The famed illustrator puts his working collection on display in Hilary Knight’s Stage Struck World at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Three-Time Tony Nominee Brian d’Arcy James On His Return to Broadway’s Hamilton by Matt Smith

Off-Broadway’s original King George talks about returning to the Broadway smash—and how he knew from the start it would be a sensation.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Interview: Urban Stages’ Frances Hill and Stephen Hamilton on Immigration and “Angry Young Man” by Matt Smith

There’s no question immigration is a hot-button issue in America today. With protesters crowding the streets of America as our President sends out executive orders left and right, it’s…

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