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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Suppliants Project Ukraine. Aeschylus and refugees on a football field by New York Theater

“We are not criminals…” Kristina was saying “We are refugees,” Bohdana added, “seeking asylum.” Kristina Obluchynska and Bohdana Yakobchuk were two of the seven women from Ukra…

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Cost of Living Broadway Review by New York Theater

On the same night that I saw the exquisitely acted Broadway production of “Cost of Living” — Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play that tells the parallel stories of two disabl…

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Leopoldstadt on Broadway. Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella. Lea Michele Sings People. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Tom Stoppard’s nineteenth play to open on Broadway, and the Fall 2022 season’s first, launches a busy and exciting theatrical month in New York — eight shows just on Broadway, includin…

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt Review. Tom Stoppard on the Jews of Vienna by New York Theater

“Leopoldstadt,” a play by Tom Stoppard inspired by the death of his own extended family in the Holocaust, begins with a family tree projected onto the scrim of the stage at Broadway’s …

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

October 2022 New York Theater Openings: A Month of Abundance on Broadway and Beyond by New York Theater

Below is a day-by-day calendar of theater opening* in October, a thrilling selection featuring eight Broadway shows (four of them Pulitzer winners, a fifth the nineteenth Broadway play in a…

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Theater Quiz for September 2022 by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to New York theater in September? Answer these dozen questions to find out. Loading…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Next Wave Festival Review: 300 el x 50 el x 30 el by New York Theater

Before the curtain rises at BAM’s Harvey Theater on this wordless, whimsical and haunting hour-long theater piece cryptically entitled “300 el x 50 el x 30 el,”  a huge screen proje…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Refocus Project Year 2: Sarita by María Irene Fornés by New York Theater

In María Irene Fornés’ 1984 musical “Sarita” — presented in a rare staged reading free online through October 16th as part of Roundabout’s Refocus Project — we first meet the t…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Broadway 25 in 2022-23. The Broadway Body and Why It’s Bad. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

With the announcement this week that Mike Birbiglia is returning to Broadway for his latest solo show about his life, “The Old Man and the Pool,” (opening at the Vivian Beaumont Novembe…

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood by New York Theater

“Cheek to Cheek,” an intelligent, entertaining musical revue that showcases two dozen of the songs that Irving Berlin wrote for movie musicals, makes no claims that his work in Hollywood…

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Friday, September 23, 2022

ASL-Interpreted Broadway and Off-Broadway performances Fall 2022. Watch Encanto in ASL by New York Theater

In the music video below, Deaf West Theater interprets Lin-Manuel Miranda’s song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” into American Sign Language in a music video from the animated film “En…

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Broadway Poll: The Fall 2022 Show You Most Want To See by New York Theater

Choose the show that you are most looking forward to, of the twenty that have an official opening on Broadway in October, November or December 2022. They are listed chronologically below by …

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Four Saints in Three Acts Review. David Greenspan Does Gertrude Stein Solo by New York Theater

The 1934 Broadway debut of “Four Saints in Three Acts,” a then-shocking and much celebrated avant-garde opera with a libretto by Gertrude Stein and a score by Virgil Thomson, featured an…

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Sesame Street The Musical Review. Aiming for Muppet loving first-time theatergoers. by New York Theater

At “Sesame Street the Musical,” an hour-long show in which nine puppeteers portray 11 familiar Sesame Street characters who each get a familiar Sesame Street song to sing, there was one …

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Phantom, Music Man Closing! #LittleAmalmania #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

Theater is evanescent; that’s part of its appeal. The one exception seemed to be “The Phantom of the Opera.” But this week the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed by H…

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Designing Broadway: How Derek McLane And Other Acclaimed Set Designers Create the Visual World of Theatre by New York Theater

Sometimes the set design is the best thing about a Broadway show. I thought that about “Moulin Rouge,” which won Derek McLane his second Tony Award for set design. Sometimes the sets are…

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Phantom of the Opera to Close on Broadway After 35 Years by New York Theater

It’s a shock, but it probably shouldn’t be. “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, will close on February 18th, shortly after commemorating its 35T…

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Watch Little Amal On Broadway by New York Theater

On the third day of her three-week trip to New York City, the ten-year-old Syrian refugee, and 12-foot-tall puppet, visits Father Duffy Square in Times Square, where she looks over the TKTS …

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski. A Holocaust Eyewitness Who Tried to Stop It. by New York Theater

FDR knew. In 1943, Jan Karski told President Roosevelt firsthand about the Holocaust, after Karski, a Polish diplomat turned Resistance fighter had been smuggled into both the Warsaw Ghetto …

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Watch Little Amal Arrive in New York City by New York Theater

Little Amal, a ten-year-old Syrian refugee and a 12-foot-tall puppet, has traveled 6,000 miles since July 2021, arriving today in New York City, first at JFK Airport, for 55 events over seve…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Watch Sheryl Lee Ralph Sing Her Emmy Acceptance Speech by New York Theater

Sheryl Lee Ralph gave an acceptance speech for the ages when she won the Emmy award last night for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as the veteran kindergarten …

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Broadway Begins! Lea Michele debuts then departs Funny Girl. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The first four new Broadway shows of the Fall season begin performances this week, although they won’t officially open until next month.  Two more shows were added to the Broadway 2022-2…

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Machine Dazzle, a costume designer treated like an artist. by New York Theater

Machine Dazzle walks with me through some 80 of his fabulously intricate costumes on display at the opening day of his solo exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, to one of some two doz…

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Burbank Review. Walt Disney vs. Goofy’s Dad in 1941 Animators Strike by New York Theater

Walt Disney is pissed. “Why the hell would anybody need to unionize at a place like this? We got volleyball!“ “Burbank,” a play by  Cameron Darwin Bossert at The Wild Project throug…

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II on Stage by New York Theater

Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday at the age of 96, commanded the world stage during her 70-year reign. She was also a character on theatrical stages — in Great Britain of course, but…

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Strings Attached Review. Physics 101 plus a love triangle, stereotypes, lightbulb jokes by New York Theater

In 1999, three physicists took a train from Cambridge to London, and in their discussion on that hour-long trip came up with a new theory about the origin of the universe, an alternate view…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

My Onliness Review: A Mad King, ASL, and Sensory Assault by New York Theater

“My Onliness” is billed as “a fable/cabaret/circus entertainment about a mad king’s desperate attempt to impress a mysterious petitioner” – a description that doesn’t completel…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sweeney Todd, Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne Back on Broadway. Adele, Paul McCartney: Broadway Awaits! #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Adele and Paul McCartney were among the winners of the Creative Arts Emmys announced over the weekend, which means, for an EGOT (Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony), they only now need…a Tony. McCa…

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Monday, September 5, 2022

Labor Day and the Labor Play by New York Theater

Where are the American plays about labor? About unions, or workers, or workplaces?  I’ve been asking that question every Labor Day,  a legal holiday created by Congress in 1884 to celeb…

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

End of Summer Theater Quiz by New York Theater

A theater quiz that marks the end of summer, a relatively fallow period that gives theatergoers time to look back at the season just passed, and forward to the season ahead. Half of the ten …

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