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Monday, January 24, 2022

Karen Mason’s Birthday Bash by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . Back in November 2021, after a the long lockdown-induced live-performance drought, Karen Mason was back on stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Her long-awaited Birthday …

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Coming to A Cabaret and Theater Near You! by Sandi Durell

Tina Burner, star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 13 and the reigning National Miss Comedy Queen, concludes her 2021 GLAM nominated cabaret show Maybe This Time. Back in New York City …

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By Sandi Durell . . . Do you think you know Cy Coleman? Six decades of songwriting, Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. I’m thoroughly convinced there’s only one performer who has experi…

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Mark William at Chelsea Table + Stage by Sandi Durell

Join everyone’s favorite young crooner, award-winning vocalist and recording artist Mark William, for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration on February 14 at 7 pm at Chelsea Table + Sta…

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CD Review:  Dawn Derow – My Ship: Songs from 1941 by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . Back in 2017, preparing for a new cabaret show, actress-singer Dawn Derow discovered that 1941 was quite a magic year—not only in music, but on the stage and in fil…

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Happening at Kravis Center – Florida by Sandi Durell

Three award-winning films, a dynamic host and the honoring of a local legend will be a part of this year’s ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education Series’ 16th Annual African-American Film…

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Veronica Swift at Blue Note by Sandi Durell

By Andrew Poretz . . . Whatever you do, don’t label Veronica Swift.  The enormously talented Swift, only 27, has been on a meteoric rise in the world of vocal jazz for some years.  Growi…

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Friday, January 21, 2022

The Streets of New York: Melodrama Most Melodious by Sandi Durell

By Bart Greenberg . . . The Irish Repertory Theatre have revived The Streets of New York by Dion Boucicault in an adaptation by Charlotte Moore, who also contributed the songs that decorat…

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Penelope or How the Odyssey Was Really Written by Sandi Durell

The York Theatre Company presents Penelope or How the Odyssey Was Really Written – a musical comedy- with book/lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music by Stephen Weiner. Direction/Choreography b…

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SESAME STREET LIVE! at Madison Square Garden by Sandi Durell

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! – Everyone’s invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!. This Feld Entertainment, Inc. …

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Bucks Country Playhouse Brings Buddy Holly Story, Rob McClure, The Golden Girls Puppet Parody by Sandi Durell

Within a stone’s throw from New York City is the fabulous Bucks County Playhouse where you can see the following upcoming productions: Feb. 4 thru 6 – “That’ll Be the Day – a Rock …

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

WHISPER HOUSE by Sandi Durell

By Brian Scott Lipton . . . Over the past 20 years, the theater troupe The Civilians has primarily specialized in documentary theater, using interviews of real people to explore such topics …

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Broadway Backwards – New Performance Date by Sandi Durell

Broadway Backwards has moved its in-person return to Monday, May 23, at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre. Join this spring to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories told through the great songs of musi…

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Upcoming Theater by Sandi Durell

THE CHINESE LADY will perform at The Public Theater February 23 – March 27, 2022. The play by Lloyd Suh is co-produced by The Barrington Stage Company and Ma-Yi Theater Company and dir…

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The Kite Runner Coming to Broadway by Sandi Durell

The Kite Runner, a new play with music based on Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel, will play a limited run at Broadway’s Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) this su…

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COAL COUNTRY by Sandi Durell

The Public Theater is excited to share an exclusive offer for the Off-Broadway transfer of COAL COUNTRY at Cherry Lane Theatre, produced by Audible, beginning March 4, 2022.  It was origi…

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

CATS will Pounce on Stage at Kravis Center by Sandi Durell

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from February 8 – 13 as part of a new North American tour. Tickets …

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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is excited to announce the reopening of the beloved Café Carlyle on March 1, 2022. The spring season line-up will feature the return of audience favorites Isaa…

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Blake Allen’s American Opera Streamed Over 2 Million X by Sandi Durell

The world premiere recording of the shards of an honor code junkie, an American opera written by award-winning composer and musician Blake Allen, has been streamed over 2 millions times on…

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by Ron Fassler . . . When I first heard that some of Broadway’s best performers were going to put on a salute to Mel Brooks’ film and theatre songs at Feinstein’s/54 Below, I was all i…

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Celebrating Harry Belafonte by Sandi Durell

A star-studded line-up will celebrate the 95th birthday of legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte. The benefit evening (HB95) will also present the inaugural Harr…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

MUSIC is Happening All Over by Sandi Durell

It’s a PEDI PARTY – Christine Pedi a shaker of sass, satire, sweet & silly songs, Christine shakes things up with a touch of talk garnished with a surprise guest now and then at The …

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Celebrate The Green Room 42 with Judy Kuhn & Alexandra Silber by Sandi Durell

The Green Room 42 is pleased to celebrate their 5th Anniversary with special concerts from four-time Tony Award, two-time Olivier Award, and Grammy Award nominee Judy Kuhn and Grammy Awar…

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Ain’t Too Proud Bows to Closing Nite Audience by Sandi Durell

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award®-winning musical sensation, played its final Broadway performance Sunday evening January 16th at the Imperial The…

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Billy Stritch Big Birthday Bash by Sandi Durell

Birdland Jazz Club will welcome back Grammy Award-nominated pianist, vocalist and songwriter Billy Stritch for an exclusive five-show concert engagement celebrating “Billy Stritch’s …

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John Lloyd Young is Back!! by Sandi Durell

Welcome back John Lloyd Young to Feinstein’s/54 Below January 25 thru 30th (with special streaming performance on January 29). The Broadway Jersey Boy will celebrate classic hits from the …

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Prospect Theater Co – Notes From Now by Sandi Durell

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announced today the world premiere of Notes From Now, directed and choreographed by …

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Cabaret & Music News by Sandi Durell

Ann Kittredge’ sold out show Movie Nite is back at Birdland on Sunday February 27 at 7 pm with Alex Rybeck and Sean Harkness. Tickets on sale now. Bistro, BroadwayWorl…

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See Addressless an Interactive Theatrical Game by Sandi Durell

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater debuted Addressless by Jonathan Payne in a format fitting for the times. Forward-thinking, with inclusivity at the top-of-mind,…

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Encompass Honors Chita Rivera & Danny Burstein by Sandi Durell

Encompass Opera Theatre has rescheduled their Gala to Sunday, March 20, 2022 when they will honor two luminaries of American Musical Theatre – CHITA RIVERA and DANNY BURSTEIN.  Chita Rive…

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REFLEX by Sandi Durell

Hideaway Circus presents the world premiere of REFLEX, a new solo show from the mind of master juggler and visual artist Jay Gilligan from January 28 to February 20, 2022 at MITU580 in …

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