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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Fake News? It Depends on Who You Ask: ‘Ink’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

James Graham's new play, "Ink," follows a young Rupert Murdoch as he purchases a struggling newspaper and sets out to make it a must-read smash that will destroy and horrify the competition.…

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A Fly on the Wall of an Altered Universe: ‘Hillary and Clinton’   by Matthew Wexler

Playwright Lucas Hnath reimagines the first month of the 2008 Democratic primary in his new play, "Hillary and Clinton." The post A Fly on the Wall of an Altered Universe: ‘Hillary and Cli…

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It’s In to Be Out: 2018-19 Outer Circle Critics Nominations by Matthew Wexler

It’s in to be out. That is if you’re nominated for an Outer Circle Critics Award. Here are this season's nominations. The post It’s In to Be Out: 2018-19 Outer Circle Critics Nominati…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Patient and the Patriarchy: ‘The Pain of My Belligerence’ by Matthew Wexler

Halley Feiffer’s "The Pain of My Belligerence" sheds light on how we perpetuate our roles within a patriarchal culture and the promise of a new paradigm. The post The Patient and the Patri…

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Don’t Miss: Broadway’s Best at Kindness for Karen Benefit by Matthew Wexler

Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed and Kyle Post headline the Kindness for Karen benefit for women with lung cancer at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. The post Don’t Miss: Broadway’s Best at Kin…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Worth Full Retail Value: ‘Buyer & Cellar’ by Matthew Wexler

Scott Gryder triumphs in "Buyer & Cellar," Jonathan Tolin one-person play about a struggling actor who works in Barbra Streisand's basement. The post Worth Full Retail Value: ‘Buyer &a…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

A Sibling Sleeper: ‘Benny & June’ at Paper Mill Playhouse by Matthew Wexler

'Benny & Joon,' another movie-to-musical adaptation, hits the Paper Mill Playhouse stage. This time the creators as well as the audience are in the dark. The post A Sibling Sleeper: ‘B…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

All er Nuthin’: An Uncompromising ‘Oklahoma!’ Gallops Onto Broadway by Matthew Wexler

A reimagined 'Oklahoma!' fearlessly arrives on Broadway, challenging traditionalists with an enthralling new production directed by Daniel Fish. The post All er Nuthin’: An Uncompromising …

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

What it Takes to Keep the Lights on and the Heart Beating: ‘Utility’ by Matthew Wexler

Meticulous and heartbreaking, Emily Schwend's play "Utility" offers an empathic glimpse into America’s working poor. The post What it Takes to Keep the Lights on and the Heart Beating: ‘…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Getting in the Game: ‘Pip’s Island’ by Matthew Wexler

Immersive theater is now reaching for younger audiences with the opening of "Pip's Island" at the Pod Times Square hotel. The post Getting in the Game: ‘Pip’s Island’ appeared first o…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Lives Unworthy of Life? ‘All Our Children’ at Sheen Center by Matthew Wexler

Stephen Unwin’s new play is set against a forgotten chapter of the Holocaust, the murder of disabled children and young people, remembering those who died and those who fought against this…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Bi-curiouser and Curiouser: Company XIV’s ‘Queen of Hearts’ by Matthew Wexler

The neo-baroque dance theater troupe returns with their most seductive and intoxicating show to date — a grown-up trip down the rabbit hole. The post Bi-curiouser and Curiouser: Company XI…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Glenda Jackson: A Reimagined ‘King Lear’ Arrives on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Glenda Jackson stars in an over-polished "King Lear" but still manages to reign supreme. The post Glenda Jackson: A Reimagined ‘King Lear’ Arrives on Broadway appeared first on The Broad…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A Sondheim Resurgence by Matthew Wexler

"Company" won four Olivier Awards this week — where else is Stephen Sondheim's work popping up? The post A Sondheim Resurgence appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Olivier Awards 2019: And the Winner Is… by Matthew Wexler

Check out all of the nominees and winners of this year's Olivier Awards — including our very own Patti LuPone for "Company"! The post Olivier Awards 2019: And the Winner Is… appeared fi…

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Coming to Terms with Coming Out: ‘June is the First Fall’ by Matthew Wexler

(l to r) Alton Alburo, Chun Cho, Karsten Otto and Stefani Kuo in ‘June is the First Fall.’ (Photo: Maria Baranova) By Ryan Leeds In… The post Coming to Terms with Coming Out: ‘June i…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

As Corny as Kansas in August: ‘Sincerely, Oscar’ by Matthew Wexler

A new retrospective of Oscar Hammerstein's impact on musical theater uses "IceMagic" holographic technology but the revue lacks human chemistry. The post As Corny as Kansas in August: ‘Sin…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Amending a Play’s Definition: ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ by Matthew Wexler

Heidi Schreck recalls her teenage self in order to trace the relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizen…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

‘Do You Feel Anger?’ — You Might at Vineyard Theatre’s Latest Production by Matthew Wexler

In Mara Nelson-Greenberg's absurdist comedy, an empathy coach at a debt collection agency — and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. The post ‘Do You Feel Anger?’ — You Might a…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Three’s Company, Or Is It? ‘Afterglow’ at Pride Film & Plays by Matthew Wexler

Pride Film & Plays presents the Chicago premiere of S. Asher Gelman's "Afterglow," which explores the aftermath of a same-sex polyamorous relationship. The post Three’s Company, Or Is …

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Baroque’s Bad Boy: Company XIV’s Austin McCormick by Matthew Wexler

Company XIV founder Austin McCormick discusses his neo-baroque burlesque endeavor: "Queen of Hearts," inspired by "Alice in Wonderland." The post Baroque’s Bad Boy: Company XIV’s Austin …

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Alexander Gemignani to Join ‘My Fair Lady’ Cast by Matthew Wexler

Alexander Gemignani will assume the role of Alfred P. Doolittle in Lincoln Center Theater's award-winning production of "Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady" beginning April 30. The post A…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Jacaranda Collective Bursts Onto Chicago Theater Scene with ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’ by Matthew Wexler

Halie Robinson in Jacaranda Collective’s ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie.’ (Photo: Zeke Dolezalek) By Becky Sarwate Jacaranda Collective leaves a good first impression on the… The post Jac…

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Breaking: Sutton Foster to Join Hugh Jackman in ‘The Music Man’ by Matthew Wexler

Producer Scott Rudin has announced that Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster will join Hugh Jackman in the highly anticipated revival of "The Music Man." The post Breaking: Sutton Foster to Join …

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Unhinging the American Dream: Goodman Theatre’s ‘Sweat’ by Matthew Wexler

The Goodman Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sweat," which tackles the collision of race, class, and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. The post Unhinging the American Dr…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Men of Motown Sizzle: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Arrives on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

The music of Motown comes alive in "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations" directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff. The post The Men of Motown Sizzle: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Ar…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sibling Rivalry: Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change at Sony Hall by Matthew Wexler

"RuPaul's Drag Race" winners Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change teamed up for a one-night-only appearance at New York City's Sony Hall. The post Sibling Rivalry: Bob the Drag Queen and M…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Movie Mixtape: An Evening with The New York Pops by Matthew Wexler

The New York Pops concluded its season with a tribute to songs from the movies featuring Laura Osnes, Mykal Kilgore, Storm Large and Ryan Silverman. The post Movie Mixtape: An Evening with T…

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Can We Get a Theatrical Girl Power Reboot? by Matthew Wexler

Women are all over the boards this season, but are their portrayals breaking new ground or falling into age-old stereotypes? The post Can We Get a Theatrical Girl Power Reboot? appeared firs…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Parent Trap: ‘After’ Opens Off-Broadway by Matthew Wexler

An incident of bullying leads to a horrifying consequence in Michael McKeever's new play that follows the journey of two families and subsequent fall-out. The post The Parent Trap: ‘After…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Growing up and Growing Old: ‘Surely Goodness and Mercy’ by Matthew Wexler

Growing up and growing old collide in Keen Company's Off-Broadway production of Chisa Hutchinson's "Surely Goodness and Mercy." The post Growing up and Growing Old: ‘Surely Goodness and Me…

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