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Monday, November 21, 2022

Sandra by Sandi Durell

By Ron Fassler . . . Stage monologues are tricky things, difficult to pull off in both writing and performing. Over the years, I’ve seen some magnificent plays and actors triumph in the ge…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:54AM

KPOP Opening Celebration by Sandi Durell

Last night, November 20 ’22, history was made on Broadway as the musical sensation KPOP marked their opening celebration, ahead of the show’s official opening night on November 27. Fea…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:22AM
Sunday, November 20, 2022

When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . The Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place, New York) brought the award-winning picture book When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street to life with a concert readin…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:16AM
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Nothing Like Standard Time with Michael Feinstein by Sandi Durell

By Sandi Durell . . . If the golden opportunity arises to see the definitive keeper of the torch of the Great American Songbook, you never want to miss the chance, especially if the show cen…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:30AM
Friday, November 18, 2022

Estelle Parsons Celebrates 95th Birthday with the Lambs by Sandi Durell

Academy Award Winner actress Estelle Parsons  was interviewed by film professor Foster Hirsch  at the club house of the  legendary Lambs  at 3 West 51st Street also celebrating her  9…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 04:25PM

MARK WILLIAM Returns to The Green Room 42 by Sandi Durell

Two-Time BroadwayWorld Award winner Mark William makes his highly anticipated return to The Green Room 42 with a spectacular new show, Mark William: Technicolor Dreams! on December 10 @ 7 p…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:20AM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Music – Theater Updates by Sandi Durell

Singer/songwriter Eleri Ward will be joined by special guest Broadway stars Laura Benanti, Bobby Conte, Julia Murney,and Samantha Pauly to celebrate her new album Keep A Tender Dista…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 04:19PM

See Eddie Izzard Playing 21 Characters in Great Expectations by Sandi Durell

Eddie Izzard will return to the New York stage this December for six weeks only playing 21 characters in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, a classic tale of convicts, mystery, friends…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:11AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Theater News – Upcoming Shows by Sandi Durell

Join The Classical Theatre of Harlem and Tony & Grammy nominee Joshua Henry for an intimate holiday concert and open bar at Harlem’s famous Red Rooster on December 12th at 8:00 p.m. L…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:08PM

Jessica Chastain in Director Jamie Lloyd’s A Doll’s House by Sandi Durell

The Jamie Lloyd Company, the successful partnership between Ambassador Theatre Group and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd, announced that Academy Award® winner Jessica Chastain will come…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:07AM

Jan McArt – Life Celebrated at Wold Performing Arts Theatre by Sandi Durell

By Shari Upbin. . . A celebration of the Life of Jan McArt was celebrated at the Wold Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton on Nov. 14, 2022. Christine Andreas (with husband Martin Silvest…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:35AM

The Museum of Broadway– It’s About Time! by Sandi Durell

By Alix Cohen . . “You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?” Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific) That Broadway brought in 1.43 bi…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:21AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

GOOD ENEMY by Sandi Durell

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . Slick and convincing, Good Enemy is more weighty than humorous, only sometimes erupting in a type of violence that is unfathomable. Driving the action is a humble…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:18AM

Disney’s The Lion King Celebrates 25th Anniversary in Style by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . The Miskoff Theatre at 201 West 44th Street welcomed back cast and creatives to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show’s opening 25 years ago on November 13t, …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:38AM

Downstate by Sandi Durell

By Stuart Miller . . . On a well-worn couch, Andy and Em are struggling to talk about the past but their halting, tense conversation with Fred is undermined as the older man charms and defle…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:06AM

Eddie Izzard Will Play 21 Characters in Great Expectations by Sandi Durell

Eddie Izzard will return to the New York stage this December for six weeks only playing 21 characters in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, a classic tale of convicts, mystery, friends…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 05:26AM
Monday, November 14, 2022

Cabaret & Holiday Shows by Sandi Durell

Many of your favorite shows and performers are readying to give you Holiday Cheer at some of your favorite clubs. We can’t list them all, so here are some to whet your appetite. See the we…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:45AM
Saturday, November 12, 2022

The Piano Lesson by Sandi Durell

By Carol Rocamora . . . Have you ever wanted to return to a show desperately, and see it one more time?   Especially for one unforgettable moment?  That happened to me after attending the…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:05AM
Friday, November 11, 2022

Hirschfeld Celebrity Auction for Broadway Cares and The Hirschfeld Foundation by Sandi Durell

In Partnership with Heritage Auctions By Alix Cohen . . . There was and will always be only one Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) After studying in London and Paris, the artist landed in New York. …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:06AM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Returning to Broadway Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ by Sandi Durell

Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ – the American show business legend’s landmark musical tribute to the art form that defined his life – will return to Broadway 41 years after the original smas…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:41PM

South Florida Carbonell Award Winners by Sandi Durell

Gary Schweikhart, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theatre & Arts Honors, announced that the 45th annual awards—the first live ceremony since 2019—attract…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:51PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Robert Bannon: Rewind at The Green Room 42 by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . Jersey-born Robert Bannon (Saturday Night Live) was right at home at The Green Room 42 surrounded by friends, family, and fans, when he did his introspective cabaret…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:58AM

David Sabella: The Razzle Dazzle of Chicago by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . David Sabella’s 54 Below show on November 6th was a lesson in how to do a cabaret show. Not surprising from the man who co-authored the only text book on how to do…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:12AM
Monday, November 7, 2022

A Raisin in the Sun by Sandi Durell

By Carol Rocamora . . . I don’t know how you feel about the classics, but I say: treat them with reverence and respect.  It’s one thing if you want to dress them in modern clothes, but …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:24PM

Monet’s Garden: The Immersive Experience Now Open by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . After the success of the recent Van Gogh Immersive, a new experiential experience has opened on Wall Street. Documenting the life and works of Claude Monet, the foun…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:01PM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

A Delicate Balance by Sandi Durell

By Stuart Miller . . . Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Delicate Balance” runs two hours and forty-five minutes but when it’s done well, Albee’s acerbic dialogue and lacera…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:00PM
Friday, November 4, 2022

VocalEase Benefit Live and Streaming by Sandi Durell

This event will be performed live November 9 @ 7 pm at the beautiful new and intimate hotspot Chelsea Table + Stage where Steve Ross, the Prince of Cabaret, will join many of his performing …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:19PM

PARADE by Sandi Durell

By Brian Scott Lipton . . . “Did you hear they are now targeting synagogues in New Jersey this weekend,” a friend remarked just as I was about to head to New York City Center for their w…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:50AM

Opening Night: Almost Famous by Sandi Durell

Almost Famous,opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre last night based on Academy Award® and Grammy Award® winner Cameron Crowe’s iconic film of the same name, featuring 15…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:52AM

Carole J. Bufford Sizzles: : Bad Moon Rising by Sandi Durell

by Alix Cohen . . . “I’ve posed for pictures with Iv’ry Soap/I’ve petted stray dogs, and shied clear of dope… but  “I Wanna Be Evil” Carole J. Bufford declares roiled and read…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:45AM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray I’m Glad There Is You by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . Certain guarantees come with performers of stature. With Stacy Sullivan, it’s the assurance her shows are smart and intelligently constructed, mining unexplored ter…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:10PM

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