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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Opening Night at “Six” On Broadway by Sandi Durell

JK Clarke was on the moment when SIX opened Friday evening September 17, 2021 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to record the curtain call here in photos for Theater Pizzazz. PHOTOS: JK CLARKE …

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Curtain Up! Broadway is Back by Sandi Durell

Video and Photos by Magda Katz . . . The excitement of Broadway is Back couldn’t have been any sweeter than the opening in Times Square of Curtain Up! on September 17. It’s three festive…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:12PM

Live at the Lortel by Sandi Durell

This upcoming season, Live at The Lortel looks at the intersection between art and activism. Honoring the work of theater artists who boldly use their public platform for philanthropy, to …

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Theater Updates by Sandi Durell

New musical of a Lifetime previews at Don’t Tell Mama on Sept. 25 at 2 pm prior to its opening at The Actors Temple. Sneak peek 20 song cabaret show from the Musical with 6 Singers 20 orig…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

The Phantom of the Opera Returns by Sandi Durell

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh announced complete casting for the New York return of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the longest-running show in Broadway history, once again featuri…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:23PM

Andy Karl and Orfeh: Legally Bound at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel Broadway power couple Andy Karl (Groundhog Day, Rocky the Musical) and Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman) bounded up on the Feinstein’s stage September 15th, with an u…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:18PM

Pangea Heats Up for Fall by Sandi Durell

Two of Pangea’s top stars – Tammy Faye Starlite and Sidney Myer – will premiere new shows at the East Village alt-cabaret oasis in the fall.  Both are headlining Pangea’s ultra…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:30AM

Sol of El Barrio by Sandi Durell

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present “Sol of El Barrio: The AfroLatinidad Connection” a celebration of AfroLatinidad history in New York City. Created…

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Speaking with Mark William by Sandi Durell

Video Interview By Sandi Durell . . . It was fun catching up with the young and talented Mark William who made his debut in the cabaret circuit back in November 2018, following up with sever…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:30AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Regina Comet Begins Performances at DR2 Theatre by Sandi Durell

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, begins performances Friday, September 17th at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:13PM

Music & Cabaret News by Sandi Durell

On Mon. September 20th at 7pm in Bryant Park, The Town Hall celebrates their 100th Anniversary with the Centennial Concert hosted by MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning Mandolinist…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:30AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Dance at Little Island by Sandi Durell

A Celebration of National Dance Day at Little Island. Saturday, September 18 at 8 PM A celebration of National Dance Day with new works and creative conversations from four notable choreogra…

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Owl and Piglet by Sandi Durell

Theater Row and Rockefeller Productions will rename the theatre formally known as the Acorn Theatre to The Hundred Acre Wood Theatre, the sign unveiling will be emceed by Disney’s Winnie t…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:32PM
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Never Forget by Sandi Durell

by Sandi Durell – – – We will never forget 9/11 . . . September 11, 2001 when our country was attacked by extremists . . . al Qaeda terrorists flying four airplanes carrying out suicid…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:30AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Intimate Apparel Returns to LCT by Sandi Durell

New opera, INTIMATE APPAREL, was three weeks into previews and had hit its stride when it shut down abruptly in March 2020. Lynn Nottage’s story and Ricky Ian Gordon’s music is back! T…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:23AM

What’s On at The Wild Project by Sandi Durell

September 17- September 26I SQUEEZED REALLY HARD.Written and performed by Anthony MisianoSchedule: Thursday – Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.Tickets: $25 In I Squeezed Really Hard.,…

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Theater-Cabaret Updates by Sandi Durell

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, inspired by true events and directed by Benjamin Viertel, will begin performances on September 22 in advance of its opening night on Septembe…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:30AM

32nd Annual Cabaret Convention by Sandi Durell

The Mabel Mercer Foundation has announced plans for its 32nd annual New York Cabaret Convention, to be offered this year from October 25 through 27. An all-star nitery cast performs The Melo…

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Broadway Buskers Continue in Times Square by Sandi Durell

On behalf of the Times Square Alliance, Broadway Buskers continue the Alliance’s concert series celebrating the performers and singer-songwriters of the theater community at the Plazas …

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Tomatoes Got Talent Returns by Sandi Durell

The 7th annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” contest, which celebrates women over 40 with careers outside of entertainment, will take place at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, on Monda…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:53AM

Theater – Cabaret News by Sandi Durell

Jeff Harnar will be making his solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below on September 10 at 7 pm in a show entitled I Know Things Now, songs of Sondheim – – an emotional landscape of an openl…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:23AM

Art Fairs in New York City by Sandi Durell

Looking for beauty in art? Whether you’re a collector or intellectually interested in the direction of art in all forms, here are places to visit in September. The Armory Show at The Javit…

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Eva Noblezada Exudes Love at The Green Room 42 by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel Tony Nominee and Grammy Award Winner Eva Noblezada was back on stage at a place she feels very comfortable: The Green Room 42, located in the Yotel Hotel on 10th Ave. in N…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:23AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Ain’t Too Proud Complete Casting by Sandi Durell

Complete casting was announced for Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, as the Tony Award®-winning musical prepares to return to the Imperial Theatre (…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:59PM

Clear The List by Sandi Durell

John Legere, visionary business leader and former CEO of T-Mobile, is proud to continue his charitable giving projects by teaming up with Broadway’s Patti Murin (Drama League Award and Out…

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Michael Feinstein ‘Summertime Swing’ by Sandi Durell

By Sandi Durell . . . There’s no doubt that when Michael Feinstein enters the room at his namesake Feinstein’s/54 Below, there’s a special aura. Feinstein has that certain thing. . . a…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:47PM

Paulo Szot Back to Chicago by Sandi Durell

A trio of Latin stars with Tony Award Winner Paulo Szot returning as “Billy Flynn” to Chicago. Performances resume on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 4…

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Is It Christmas Time Already? by Sandi Durell

For the ninth holiday season, Summoners Ensemble Theatre brings their production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL back to the Merchant’s House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan). Surrounded by…

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Wicked Casting Complete by Sandi Durell

Broadway’s WICKED will resume performances on Tuesday, September 14 at 7PM at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street).  Tickets are now available at Ticketmaster.com. Th…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:50AM

A Roundup of CDs, Part 1 by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . The summer has brought several debut CDs in a collection of noteworthy albums by four distaff singers of jazz and popular music. Rebecca Angel Love Life Choices Rebec…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:30AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

New Deal For Broadway by Sandi Durell

The Founding Members of Black Theatre United (BTU) announce the release of their historic New Deal For Broadway, establishing industry-wide standards and reforms around Equity, Diversit…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:14AM

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