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Monday, May 3, 2021

More at BroadwayCon by Sandi Durell

by Adam Cohen . . . Making Theater During the Pandemic was a featured session at the 2021 BroadwayCon. Hosted graciously by Melissa Errico (Meet Me in St. Louis) the panel included Drew Gehl…

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Theater Talk by Sandi Durell

The Broadway Cast Reunion Series, virtual visits with Broadway casts “backstage” and unrehearsed, is announcing its May lineup. See your favorite stars, interact with the cast via chat, …

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Broadway’s Masked Singer Night II by Sandi Durell

by Matt Smith . . . It’s Night II of the theatre world’s favorite new who-sung-it guessing game, and performers, votes, and guesses are all comin’ in hot! Dynamic hosts Michael Hull an…

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Speaking with Marvelous by Sandi Durell

MARILYN MAYE by Sandi Durell . . . Always a pleasure speaking with the Marvelous one. . . and finding out new information. Ms. Marilyn always has surprises and this 93 year old super star ja…

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Be a PAL by Sandi Durell

On May 20, 2021 at 7 pm, actor Tony Danza, Police Athletic League Board member and former PAL kid, will host a special event, NYPD COPS VERSUS NEW YORK CITY PAL KIDS in a Virtual Talent S…

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Friday, April 30, 2021

PopUp with Cécile McLorin Salvant by Sandi Durell

NY PopsUp, the statewide initiative designed to celebrate and reinvigorate the arts in New York, will present an array of performances this weekend from Brooklyn to Staten Island. Perf…

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THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE by Sandi Durell

A hilarious new 7- part miniseries with Paul Pecorino, Rob Eco, cameos with Mario Cantone and Randy Rainbow! Edgar Rice Burroughs will be spinning in his grave in this new miniseries, titled…

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ANAÏS RENO Lovesome Thing by Sandi Durell

Vocalists are often wary of making their debut CD a tribute album, especially covering artists as iconic as Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. There is a lot of history associated with thos…

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Brutal Imagination by Sandi Durell

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce the company’s second original cast benefit reading, reuniting renowned actors Joe Morton (“Scandal”) an…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Theater- Film-Music Talk by Sandi Durell

The Jersey City Theater Center’s 2021 New Play Festival, part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s 2021 Stages Festival, will present ten new plays about healing from the US, Canada and …

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Gwen Verdon by Sandi Durell

                               Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon . . . by Carole Di Tosti. . . Unless younger generations have seen the Fosse/V…

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Join Lincoln Center Theater Celebration by Sandi Durell

 Beginning Thursday, May 13 at 7pm TALES FROM THE WINGS: A Lincoln Center Theater Celebration!, virtual gala, will take a look back at the theater’s iconic productions featuring performa…

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

THEATER TALK by Sandi Durell

Upstate New York Has Broadway Blooming – following Covid-19 & CDC guidelines, here’s some of what you can see: Buffalo: M&T Bank Broadway Series at Shea’s Performing Arts Cente…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Whiterock Cliff by Sandi Durell

Book by Ellie Pyle and Ryan McCurdy; Music and Lyrics by Ryan McCurdy Review by Susan Hasho . . . Ryan  McCurdy makes a fine entrance bumbling through music stands, guitars, set of drums. N…

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Theater-Music TALK by Sandi Durell

They’re calling this the filthy, hilarious and lewd 7-part miniseries! Edgar Rice Burroughs will be spinning in his grave this spring as the THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE, is set to debut this…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Don’t Stay Safe by Sandi Durell

NewYorkRep (Gayle Waxenberg, Founding Artistic Director), presents the multi-award winning production of Don’t Stay Safe. With a book and lyrics by Cheryl L. Davis, and music by Dougl…

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The Seven Deadly Sins by Sandi Durell

Sexy Adventurous Outdoor Theatrical Experience . . . PRIDE GREED WRATH ENVY GLUTTONY SLOTH LUST . . . Tectonic Theater Project (Moisés Kaufman, Founder & Artistic Director) and Madis…

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36th Lucille Lortel Awards Virtual by Sandi Durell

The Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre will present the 2021 Lucille Lortel Awards as a celebration of all the people who create Off-Broadway excellence. The pre-taped specia…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Theater-Film-Music Talk by Sandi Durell

 Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside is featured at TheaterWorks Hartford. The play garnered six 2020 Tony nominations including Best Play. The TheaterWorks Hartford production is a filmed [li…

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Theater-Music Talk by Sandi Durell

The Metropolitan Playhouse has a new free “screened” reading on April 17 at 8 pm (thru April 22 at 10 pm, so enormous it must be presented over two weekends,  live-streamed at no charg…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Quarantine Questionnaire 2.0 – #3 by Sandi Durell

by Matt Smith . . . Another week, another set of responses! Having last week been unwaveringly open and honest about both their current state of being and their feelings for the future, our …

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Heidi Fleiss’ Little Black Book by Sandi Durell

LITTLE BLACK BOOK, a concept album for the new rock musical about the life and times of Heidi Fleiss, has been released on Broadway Records. It stars Alice Ripley, Orfeh, Mandy Gonzalez, Jes…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Emerging Artists by Sandi Durell

Ars Nova, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is proud to announce additional events in April and May for Ars Nova Supra…

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John Cullum Returns to the Stage at 91 by Sandi Durell

By Ron Fassler . . . The first thing we hear at the start of John Cullum: An Accidental Star are the opening notes of Burton Lane’s beautiful melody “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Container by Sandi Durell

                                             by Carole Di Tosti . . . Currently on BroadwayHD streaming service as part of its April lineup, The C…

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Blindness by Sandi Durell

By Sandi Durell . . . The much talked about Blindness by Jose Saramago (adapted for stage by award winning Simon Stephens- The Curious Incident of the Dog . . .) whisked to New York City via…

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Red Bucket MatchUP by Sandi Durell

Six of Broadway and Hollywood’s most charitable stars want you to join them in their head-to-head competition to see whose fans will help those across the country struggling right now. And…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

THEATER-FILM-MUSIC TALK by Sandi Durell

Features: Jessica Sherr-Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies; Broadway Profiles-Janet McTeer, Matthew Broderick; Working Theatre Mark Pleasent Commission Fund Recipients; Jannelle Lawrence; 4th W…

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THEATER-FILM-MUSIC TALK by Sandi Durell

Featuring: Negative Liberty/Positive Liberty – Amanda McBroom – Jay O. Sanders – Celine Dion (Titanique) – Magic Mike – Melvin Van Peebles (Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death)…

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The Unknown Duke Ellington by Sandi Durell

American Musical Genius and… Painter By Marilyn Lester. . . Recently, in August, legendary jazz and pop singer Tony Bennett celebrated his 94th birthday. And while his fame as a performing…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Billy Stritch and Tony DeSare by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . Billy Stritch: Billy’s Place When you’ve got performing in your blood it’s not likely a pandemic is going to get you down. So, when live performances stopped a …

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Sep 14, 2021: BROADWAY REOPENS
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre