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Monday, January 16, 2023

FAAABULOUS Puppetry: Plexus Polaire presents Moby Dick by Sandi Durell

by Alix Cohen . . . “A puppet is an inanimate object or representational figure animated or manipulated by an entertainer, who is called a puppeteer.” Those of you who still think of pup…

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Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54 the First Wednesday of the Month by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel… The famed Studio 54 was only in its original iteration for three years, from 1977-1980, but has spawned record labels, radio stations, and similar nightclubs, and has b…

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Cabaret and Music Updates by Sandi Durell

MacGyver: The Musical releases its much-anticipated world premiere album featuring Broadway and TV Stars.  Joining the explosive cast of MacGyver: The Musical is Broadway star Taylor Louder…

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Galinsky Bros. Present Battle Acts by Sandi Durell

Are you ready to put your acting chops on the line and battle it out in front of a live audience and top entertainment industry professionals? Get ready for your big break beginning Jan. 30…

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NYC Winter Outing – Restaurants, Broadway and More by Sandi Durell

NYC Winter Outing Jan 17 thru Feb 12, combines prix-fixe NYC Restaurant Week menus at nearly 500 restaurants; 2-for-1 tickets to 22 NYC Broadway Week shows; and 2-for-1 tickets at more…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:35AM
Saturday, January 14, 2023

HEAVEN by Sandi Durell

By Stuart Miller . . . The small town Irish wedding is packed with characters. There’s Declan, the best man who goes by Hobbit because of his huge feet and who gives a “toe-curlingly awf…

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FFTP – Martin Garbus, Esq. by Sandi Durell

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a un…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:09AM
Friday, January 13, 2023

At the Illusionist’s Table with Scott Silven An Evening of Great Food, Drinks, Mystery at McKittrick Ho by Sandi Durell

by Melissa Griegel… Stepping into The McKittrick Hotel at 542 W. 27th (between 10th and 11th) felt like sneaking into a speakeasy or being invited into a secret hidden private club. The si…

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

HERE, IndieSpace, New Ohio, Rattlestick by Sandi Durell

In an unprecedented collaboration, HERE, IndieSpace, New Ohio and Rattlestick have formed the West Village Rehearsal Co-Op located at 60-74 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014 in …

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Theater Updates by Sandi Durell

Anthony Rapp’s Without You – The Best We Could ( A Family Tragedy) – I Love My Family But … – The Coast Starlight – Dog Man the Musical – On Set with Theda Bara – Peter Pan G…

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On January 22 @ 7 pm The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Ave. NYC ) presents Broadway Sings for She Angels, produced by Joan Ryan, hosted by Roma Torre and directed by Will Nunziata. The Musical Di…

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Theater News by Sandi Durell

Broadway will look dark in the next couple of months as many shows are set to close between January and February: 1776, Almost Famous, Bettlejuice, Into The Woods, A Strange Loop, Death of a…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:24AM
Monday, January 2, 2023

The Collaboration by Sandi Durell

By Carol Rocamora . . . If you braved the crowds at MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art) this holiday, as I did, looking for the vibrant canvases of the Neo-Expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basq…

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The Public – Under the Radar Festival January 4 – 22, 2023 The Public Theater’s UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL is a world-renowned international theater festival that shines a spotlight on n…

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Sunday, January 1, 2023



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Saturday, December 31, 2022

Patti LuPone’s Sold-Out 54 Below Livestream Available January 1 by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . Three-time Tony Award Winner Patti LuPone has taken up a residency at 54 Below, performing 16 solo shows from December 20th 2022 through January 8th 2023. Tickets to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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