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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Other Than We by Sandi Durell

Just in Time: A Cli-Fi Fable – Other Than We Presented by the Earth Institute   By Marcina Zaccaria   Other Than We, by Karen Malpede, journeys from the hospital to a dome, where even …

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The Weir at Irish Rep by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora If the true test of theatre today is directing a play on-line, then Ciarán O’Reilly is a wizard. Somehow, he has managed to stage The Weir, Conor McPherson’s haunt…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Be More Chill Virtual Get Together by Sandi Durell

    by Adam Cohen   In the vast theatrical pause of 2020, online get togethers have thrived.  One gets a perspective of theatrical performers, creators, and producer’s creative proces…

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Talking with Dr. Drama by Sandi Durell

    by Melissa Griegel   Alisa Hurwitz, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with her own practice in Massachusetts. In addition, she is a psychologist for the Broadway theater community. As …

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TODAY’S THEATRE TALK by Sandi Durell

  Alan Menken Achieves EGOT Status With Daytime Emmy Win  – Composer Alan Menken became the 16th person ever to achieve EGOT status. He joins the small group of entertainers who have wo…

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Join Chita Rivera in Quarantine Cabaret by Sandi Durell

Join Quarantine Cabaret for Cocktails and legendary triple threat Chita Rivera on Thurs. July 30 at 7 pm. It’s hosted by Lee Lessack (LML Music founder) and Robert Bannon who will also wel…

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Regis Philbin Dies at Age 88 by Sandi Durell

  Longtime television host Regis Philbin died on July 24 at the age of 88. “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one mo…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead on Broadway HD by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester   In 1966, a young journalist and newly turned playwright named Tom Stoppard, debuted his absurdist, existential play, Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the E…

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Hamilton Review by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   So much has been written about Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda’s marvel of a musical that has taken our country – and the world – by storm.  We’ve read the gamu…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Ellen’s Stardust Diner & The Iridium Closed? by Sandi Durell

  Rumor has it that famed Ellen’s Stardust Diner and its counterpart, The Iridium Jazz Club (located in the basement), may be closed for good based upon rent monies owed in the sum of ove…

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TODAY’S THEATRE TALK by Sandi Durell

  Broadway Records announced today the release of Live Your Life: Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the recording of Nick Cordero’s cabaret performance, directed and music directed by …

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Linda Purl ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ Benefit by Sandi Durell

  Stage and screen star, Linda Purl, presents a benefit performance for The Actors Fund. Based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award-winning memoir, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING is the rem…

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FIVE REVIVALS OF 1921-1922 (Part 9) by Sandi Durell

      By Samuel L. Leiter   The production of revivals in the 1921-1922 season brought little glory to the plays resuscitated or to the season through which they were scattered. Most wer…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

TODAY’S THEATRE TALK by Sandi Durell

    “‘Slave Play’ Team Pledges $10K To National Bailout Fund, Challenges Broadway Community” by Deadline’s Greg Evans – “The creative team and producers of Jeremy O. Harris…

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Analise Scarpaci Takes Fans Over the Rainbow by Sandi Durell

Born and bred in New York City, Analise Scarpaci was about ready to open on Broadway April 5 in the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire, the Musical” when Covid-19 struck. See interview with Analise an…

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Mercedes Ellington With Eddie Muller TCM by Sandi Durell

by Sandi Durell   Last night, Thursday June 4, was the second evening that featured dancer Mercedes Ellington in conversation with Eddie Mueller on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) as we gathere…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Nick Cordero Continues to Recover by Sandi Durell

    As 41 year old Nick Cordero keeps recovering from coronavirus related complications his wife, Amanda Kloots, continues  to show her inner strength. She’s not giving up on him even t…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Joan Copeland Celebrates 98th Birthday by Sandi Durell

  Joan Copeland, Broadway actor/singer and  sister of playwright Arthur Miller,  celebrated her 98th birthday on Zoom on Monday afternoon June 1. Many friends gathered virtually to wish h…

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Pride’s Virtual Concert Broadway & Off Sing June 7 on Zoom by Sandi Durell

  With Broadway and Off Broadway’s cancellation of the Broadway Sings for Pride’s 10th Charity Concert, due to Covid 19, the show must go on! And it will – virtually – at Westcheste…

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Wynton Marsalis’ Poignant Words by Sandi Durell

  Wynton Marsalis’ response to George Floyd’s killing should be read by everyone. Wynton is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, educator and a leading advocate of American …

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A Pair of Able Gentlemen: Willy Falk & Jeff Macauley by Sandi Durell

  By Marilyn Lester   Willy Falk: Mostly Love   Following a brilliant 35-year career on Broadway, in concert halls and beyond, actor-singer Willy Falk (Tony nominated for his role as Chri…

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Anaïs Reno + by Sandi Durell

    Anaïs Reno offers Harlem Nocturne (Earle Hagen/Dick Rogers, 1939) to #PerformersSingForFans.  Accompanying her are Julie Kurtzman on violin and Pete Malinverni on piano who is the he…

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Present Laughter PBS Great Performance Series by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   There isn’t much laughter present these days – is there? All the more reason, then, to thank PBS’s Great Performances Series for streaming Present Laughter, Noe…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

TODAY’S THEATRE TALK by Sandi Durell

“Theatre stands on the brink of ruin” by Sonia Friedman for The Telegraph – “British theatre is on the brink of total collapse. … Without an urgent government rescue package, 70 p…

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E. Clayton Cornelious ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ by Sandi Durell

    A veteran of the stage, E. Clayton Cornelious’ career spans over 22-years on Broadway. He’s here to sing John Bucchino’s “Better Than I” for #PerformersSingForFans. He can cu…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mark William Inspired by Dick Van Dyke by Sandi Durell

      It’s Mark & Mom!  Week 7 as Mark William finds inspiration with Dick Van Dyke in Bye, Bye Birdie! Kinda like a one-man musical in this rendition.  Enjoy www.markwilliamnyc.c…

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Today’s Theatre Talk by Sandi Durell

  BROADWAY AND OFF: BREAKING: “‘Smash’ musical aims for Broadway” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “The musical, based on the NBC television show, will feature a book by B…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Louis Rosen: Harold Arlen and The Blues by Sandi Durell

  by Alix Cohen   Live Streamed under the aegis of the 92Y which continues its diverse programs online https://www.92y.org/ Today’s event opens with a black and white television clip of …

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13 Year Old Joshua Turchin #PerformersSingForFans by Sandi Durell

  Joshua is the creator and host of his own cabaret and variety show that recently caught the eye of The Broadway Podcast Network. The company loved that he used his platform to help raise…

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Camille A. Brown Tony Nom Offers Free Dance Classes by Sandi Durell

Social Dance for Social Distance presented by Tony Nominee Camille A. Brown Tony nominated director and choreographer Camille A Brown is presenting a new series of free dance classes and lec…

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The Poetic Pandemic by Sandi Durell

Getting to Know Carol Ostrow   Carol Ostrow is an accomplished theatrical producer. She started in show business as Miss Brooklyn when she was 5 years old. Because of her mother’s push to…

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