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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sinatra the Musical by Sandi Durell

Tina Sinatra, Frank’s daughter, let the press know that Sinatra the Musical is aiming for a Broadway run in 2025.  The World Premiere appeared at Birmingham Rep September 23 to October 28…

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Avett Brothers ‘Swept Away’ Coming to Broadway by Sandi Durell

 The Avett Brothers announced that their new musical Swept Away will begin previews on Broadway this fall at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. Broadway casting to be announced at a later…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Theater and More by Sandi Durell

American Popular Song Society 3d Annual Gala – Sutton Foster Returns in Once Upon a Mattress – Maybe Happy Ending with Darren Criss – Domenica Feraud’s ‘someone spectacular’ at P…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:30AM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Speaking With Santino Fontana by Sandi Durell

by Meredith Ganzman . . . Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana is nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical for his role as Harry Bogen in the Classic Stage…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:30AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Andrew Butler Talks About Stereophonic by Sandi Durell

by Meredith Ganzman . . . Stereophonic has been nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards and has won four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best New Play. It has also won a spe…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:49PM
Monday, May 13, 2024

George Clooney Will Debut on Broadway in Good Night and Good Luck by Sandi Durell

Producers Seaview, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jean Doumanian and Robert Fox announced that Good Night, and Good Luck, a new play by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, and directed by To…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 05:55PM

Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 2024 by Sandi Durell

Winners noted in bold Outstanding New Broadway Play Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Mother Play: A Play in Five Evictions Patriots Stereophonic The Shark Is Broken Outstanding New Broadway Mu…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:04AM
Friday, May 10, 2024

Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe to Star in N/A by Sandi Durell

Emmy Award-winner & Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, “The Practice”) and Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominee, and Theatre World Award-winner An…

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The Off Broadway Alliance an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 13th Annual…

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Carolyn Montgomery is the ‘girlSinger’ by Sandi Durell

54 Below will present the MAC, Bistro and Nightlife Award-winning vocalist Carolyn Montgomery in the return of “girlSINGER” – her tribute to beloved entertainment legend Rosemary Cloon…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:44AM

News From The Public Theater by Sandi Durell

The Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up for The Public’s 2024-25 Season at their landmark Astor Place home o…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. to Broadway by Sandi Durell

Robert Downey Jr. will make Broadway debut in Ayad Akhtar’s McNeal at Lincoln Center Theater (LCT), in a new production for its 2024-2025 Broadway season. “McNeal,” an original play …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:45AM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Meet the Chita Rivera 2024 Nominees by Sandi Durell

Bond 45 was the place to be for the 2024 Meet the Nominees Reception for the Chita Rivera Awards on May 5th. Theater Pizzazz’ Cynthia Reitman was on the scene to capture them in photos. Fe…

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Women Rise to the Top! by Sandi Durell

The Siegel Column – By Barbara & Scott Siegel . . . . In an end of season rush dominated by a flood of musicals, the big surprise is that the real quality on Broadway turns out to be i…

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Camille A. Brown’s New Phase by Sandi Durell

by Meredith Ganzman . . . . Three-time Tony Award-nominated choreographer and director Camille A. Brown’s newest work is the award-nominated new musical, Hell’s Kitchen. She spoke to The…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:52PM

2024 Lucille Lortel Awards Nominees-Winners-Photos by Sandi Durell

The 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out May 5th to recipients in 16 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Awards we…

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

2024 Tony Nominees Meet the Press by Sandi Durell

On the scene was TP’s Melissa Griegel photographing the many Tony Noms who turned out on May 2nd at the Sofitel. Enjoy the photos! Featured Image: Cast/Creatives Cabaret at the Kit Kat Clu…

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Stephen McKinley Henderson Receives Acting Company Honor by Sandi Durell

The Acting Company awarded Stephen McKinley Henderson the John Houseman Award Honor, and William H. Wright II the Joan M. Warburg Award Honor, as part of The Acting Company’s “Fan…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 05:13PM

Upcoming Off Broadway Theater Events by Sandi Durell

What Will the Neighbors Say?-All of Me (New Group)-Push Party (The Hearth)-A Night with an Indigo Girl (OOTBT))-Musical Theatre Factory-Syncing Ink (Apollo) Syncing Ink opens at The Apollo…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Janice Jam Broadway for Breast Cancer by Sandi Durell

THE JANICE JAM: BROADWAY FOR BREAST CANCER is pleased to announce additional participants for the second annual concert benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), taking plac…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Bernadette Peters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Chita Rivera Awards by Sandi Durell

Multi-Award winning actress Bernadette Peters will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2024 Chita Rivera Awards, it was announced today by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Di…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:32AM
Monday, April 29, 2024

Melissa Errico Sondheim in the City Vinyl Release by Sandi Durell

Once again the golden voiced Melissa Errico will honor the iconic Stephen Sondheim at 54 Below May 7 thru 9 (Live Stream 5/9) with Tedd Firth on piano and more with her special celebration c…

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Drama Desk Nominees by Sandi Durell

Nominations for the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today by stage and screen star Kathleen Turner and the full list of nominees is available below.   In keeping with the …

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Ferguson and Goldsberry to Announce Tony Award Noms by Sandi Durell

Tony Award winners Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Renée Elise Goldsberry will announce the 77th Annual Tony Award Nominations on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The nominations announcement will air liv…

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Jimmy Awards by Sandi Durell

The Broadway Education Alliance is pleased to announce that Tony Award-winner Bonnie Milligan, will host the 2023-24 Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance on Sunday, May…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:22AM
Friday, April 26, 2024

More Theater Coming Your Way by Sandi Durell

The Welkin-Winesday-Broadway Bares-Oh, Mary! to Broadway-Beautiful:Carole King Musical, PaperMill Playhouse-The Big Gay Jamboree Nine Ounce Productions presents Winesday: The Wine Tasting M…

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Bebe Neuwirth to Announce Chita Rivera Award Nominees by Sandi Durell

Tony Award® winner and dance icon Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), who is currently starring in Broadway’s current revival of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, will announce this year’s Chita …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:43AM

Essential Dates for Drama Desk Awards by Sandi Durell

On April 29th, the 68th Annual Drama Desk Nominees will be announced by Kathleen Turner live on WNBC’s New York Live @ 11:30 a.m. The Drama Desk Awards will take place on June 10th at the …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:09AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

2024 OCC Nominees Announced by Sandi Durell

The cast of Merrily We Roll Along, Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Radciliff and Jonathan Groff introduced by OCC President David Gordon, announced the Nominees at the Museum of Broadway to many OCC …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:28PM
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Louis Armstrong Musical and Follies by Sandi Durell

Tickets are now on sale to see Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Spamalot) in A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical.With book by Aurin Squire, the sho…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:51AM
Friday, April 19, 2024


Theater Review By Ron Fassler . . . . Konstantin Stanislavski is often referred to as the father of modern acting, the method that phased out old school actors of the 19th century and sent t…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards