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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Theater News by Sandi Durell

Cirque du Soleil’s first acrobatic ice show CRYSTAL, July 21-24 at the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park. Kathy Ng’s Happy Life directed by Kat Yen and pres…

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T. Oliver Reid Returns to 54 Below by Sandi Durell

Feinstein’s/54 Below and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, welcomes T. Oliver Reid back July 24 at 7:00pm. The Broadway and cabaret artist is currently appearing …

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Leopoldstadt Coming to Broadway by Sandi Durell

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, Leopoldstadt, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber, will open on Broadway in a limited engagement at the Longacre T…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Lauren Patten Delights Fans at The Green Room 42 by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . Tony and Grammy Award winner Lauren Patten brought the house down in her solo show at The Green Room 42. The Jagged Little Pill actor/singer/writer is charming, funn…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:12PM

SALON is Back at Don’t Tell Mama July 10 by Sandi Durell

SALON is New York’s Most Award-Winning Open Mic, Hosted by Mark Janas & Produced by Tanya Moberly. They return to DON’T TELL MAMA – 343 WEST 46TH ST, NYC 10036 – on Sunday, Jul…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:20AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Into The Woods Broadway Digital Lottery by Sandi Durell

Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, announced today that the hugely acclaimed and completely sold-out New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondhei…

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Mark Nadler: Harts’ Desire by Sandi Durell

By Marilyn Lester . . . Anyone who’s successfully completed a jigsaw puzzle will instantly understand what a complex and amazing undertaking polymath Mark Nadler accomplished with his one-…

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NY Stage and Film Summer Season by Sandi Durell

New York Stage and Film begins its summer season in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 9 and will run for five weeks to Sunday, August 7 for in-person programming that will support more than 35…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:15PM

Debbie Wileman Celebrates Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall by Sandi Durell

Londoner ‘mum’ and overnight internet sensation, 38 year old Debbie Wileman is an uncanny re-creation of the sound of Judy Garland.  Debbie has gained over 1 million online views for he…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:49PM

Cherry Lane Theatre Offers Summertime Laughs and The Greenwich House Theater Alex Edelman by Sandi Durell

Mike & Carlee Productions are bringing comedy to the Cherry Lane Theatre (in air conditioning!). Annie Hamilton Looking for Papa – July 11,12 & 18 @ 7 pm ; Jess Tom “Less Lonely…

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Theater News by Sandi Durell

After more than two decades playing worldwide and selling more than 15 million tickets in 23 countries, Notre Dame de Paris will make its long-awaited New York City debut this summer. The …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:12AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Elevator Repair Service at NYU Skirball by Sandi Durell

NYU Skirball will present the world premiere of Seagull, directed by John Collins, from the award-winning theater company Elevator Repair Service, running July 12 – 31 at NYU Skirball. The…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:15PM

Nate Patten: No Holds Barred Broadway and Tony Roast by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . Nate Patten is a Broadway insider, and he has a lot to say about the industry. His biting and very honest commentary on the highs and lows of Broadway shows, stars, …

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Feinstein’s/54 Below Sings Barbie by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . There are clearly lots of Barbie musical movies fans out there, based on the full house for “54 Sings Barbie” produced by Jillian Michelle Smith.  The supper cl…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:42AM
Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Soap Myth with Bob Gunton,John Rubenstein by Sandi Durell

Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) returns to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the accla…

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FESTIVAL OF POSSIBILITIES! Festival de la Posibilidad! by Sandi Durell

A Celebration of Cultural Diversity is presented by Phoebe Legere and The Foundation for New American Art July 16 & 17. The Foundation for New American Art, an art education nonprofit d…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:17AM

Celebration of Richard Rodgers by Sandi Durell

Tuesday June 28th, 2022, marks the 120th Anniversary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers and Rob Morrison’s Musical Theatre Melodies will commemorate the occas…

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Friday, June 24, 2022

THE RIDE 2.0 Reimagined Acoustics of Optimism and Romance by Sandi Durell

THE RIDE’S Author/Director/Co-CEO/CCO, Richard Humphrey, has assembled a 14-piece orchestra to record the original score for THE RIDE 2.0, a gloriously reimagined and updated show on whe…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:23PM

Broadway Bares Adds More Special Guests by Sandi Durell

Celebrate 30 years of sass, class and a—umm, bare bottoms at this year’s Broadway Bares. More than 150 of New York City’s sultriest dancers will take you on a journey inspired by 30 …

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Last Match with Ramin Karimloo by Sandi Durell

The producing team for The Last Match: A Pro- Wrestling Rock Musical announced its show will get a World Premiere Concept Album on Think Big Picture Records.  The album will feature Iranian…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:10AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Company on Broadway Will Close July 31 by Sandi Durell

The revival of Stephen Sondheim’s and George Furth’s Company, which is the most honored musical of the Broadway season receiving every major award for Best Musical Revival including t…

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Chita Rivera Awards Outdoes Itself by Sandi Durell

See Red Carpet Photos In Slider Below// By Sandi Durell . . . On June 20 at NYU Skirball Center, the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were back with a vigor that can only be described as bold and dy…

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Joel Grey’s Tale Of Two Cabarets by Sandi Durell

By Harry Haun . . . Chita Rivera and Joel Grey are unique among theater legends. Each earned a Tony without a single line of dialogue. Their characters existed only in the songs of John Kand…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Opening Night Photos Disney’s Winnie the Pooh by Sandi Durell

DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION opened its special summer engagement at the Hundred Acres Theatre on Theater Row last night with several Broadway friends, famil…

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ISN’T IT BLISS AT THE 92NY by Sandi Durell

By Brian Scott Lipton . . . Few shows of any sort have ever lived up to their billing as accurately – or as thrillingly – as Isn’t It Bliss? Sondheim on Love – which proved to be a s…

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Neil Diamond Joins Will Swenson at Fenway Park by Sandi Durell

In a rare public appearance, Neil Diamond joined Will Swenson and the cast of the A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical at last night’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park in a rousing…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:20AM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Broadway Barks in Shubert Alley July 9th by Sandi Durell

BROADWAY BARKS returns July 9th, 2022 for its first in-person event in three years for its 24th annual dog and cat adoption event that benefits New York City animal rescue groups. The even…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:24AM
Friday, June 17, 2022

Circle Jerk Honors Pride by Sandi Durell

Circle Jerk, the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize® Finalist piece has announced special guest hosts for its late-night performances in honor of Pride live at The Connelly Theater (220 …

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It’s Tony Danza at The Café Carlyle by Sandi Durell

By Sandi Durell . . . Back at one of his favorite haunts, Tony Danza has Standards and Stories that knock your socks off. He’s a man of multi-talents and regales his sold out crowd at Caf…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:28AM

Carol Lipnik ‘Blue Forest’ Album Release by Sandi Durell

By Andrew Poretz . . . Carol Lipnik is a true artist, a term perhaps used too loosely to describe some performers.  She is also a dichotomy of onstage and offstage personas – when you spe…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:57AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Songwriter Billy Recce Returns to 54 Below by Sandi Durell

NOW MORE THAN EVER: THE SONGS OF BILLY RECCE. Billboard-charting and two-time MAC Award-winning songwriter Billy Recce returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below on July 21 @ 9:30 pm for the first…

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