Friday, May 20, 2022

2022 Drama League Awards: Lehman Trilogy, A Strange Loop, Sutton Foster. by New York Theater

“The Lehman Trilogy” was voted outstanding play and “A Strange Loop” outstanding musical at the 88th annual Drama League Awards, which were announced today at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. …

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Broadway Producer Emanuel Azenberg: “We’ve chased away an audience.” by New York Theater

“When I was a kid in the Bronx, I went to the theater for $1.10,” says Emanuel Azenberg. Granted that was a while ago; he’s 88. But he is also a Broadway producer and general manager w…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:27PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

English, and Wish You Were Here by Sanaz Toossi: Theater Reviews by New York Theater

Sanaz Toossi, California-born daughter of immigrants from Iran, has racked up awards for her two New York debut plays this season, “English” and “Wish You Were Here.”* Both are set i…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:03PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The 5 Ages of Musical Theater. When must an old show be shelved? by New York Theater

A century and a half after the first American musical, the art form “is growing up, and it is time for us to address the growing pains,” historian Margaret Hall said at her TEDx Broadway…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 Chita Rivera Award Nominations: by New York Theater

Below is the complete list of the nominations for 2022 Chita Rivera Awards for dance and choreography, on Broadway, Off-Broadway and the movies, with the love spread wide. The awards will be…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:11PM

2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Six, Lehman Trilogy, Kimberly Akimbo, Prayer for the French Republic by New York Theater

“Six”won outstanding Broadway musical, “Lehman Trilogy” outstanding Broadway play, “Kimberly Akimbo” Off-Broadway musical, and “Prayer for the French Republic” Off-Broadway p…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:09AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Theater Review: Will You Come With Me? Queer Love During Turkish Uprising by New York Theater

Having taken the trip to Gowanus to see “Will You Come With Me?,” a play billed as exploring “the chaos and complexities of living through an uprising,” I had dinner at a local vega…

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2022  Drama Desk Award Nominations: Six and Kimberly Akimbo Lead by New York Theater

Six and Kimberly Akimbo lead in the nominations for the 66th annual Drama Desk Awards, which honors achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broad…

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Miracles Happen on Broadway, to Two “Girls.” Also: Lizzo Wants Broadway?! #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

In What happened last week at “Girl from the North Country” and “for colored girls…” might not be miraculous, precisely, but they’re the kind of stories in the face of adversity …

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Suffs Review. A women’s suffrage musical after the Roe leak by New York Theater

There is an early number in “Suffs” that was as exciting to me in its way as any gathering-in of Superheroes from the Marvel or DC universe. I guess DC is more apt, since the song is abo…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:00PM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Books on Broadway at Bryant Park Reading Room Spring Schedule by New York Theater

The first-ever Books on Broadway series, featuring conversations with authors and theater artists, will be part of the twentieth anniversary of the Bryant Park Reading Room every Tuesday …

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Gregg Mozgala Q and A. On Forward Fest and Broadway by New York Theater

If all goes as planned, Gregg Mozgala will be making his Broadway debut in the Fall,  three decades after the theater first “made me feel like a full human being,” as he explains in th…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

2022 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards: A Case for the Existence of God, Kimberly Akimbo by New York Theater

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has named Samuel D. Hunter’s “A Case for the Existence of God” best play of the 2021-22 season, and David Lindsay-Abaire’s and Jeanine Tesori’…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:44PM

2022 Tony Award Winners — YOUR Pick? by New York Theater

Make your pick in the survey below for 12 of the 26 categories in the 75th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best. The awards ceremony will take place on June 12th at Radio Music Hal…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:16AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Case for the Existence of God Theater Review by New York Theater

There seems at first a large gap between the cosmic title of this play and the mundane situation it dramatizes: A factory worker named Ryan (Will Brill) is meeting with a mortgage broker na…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:40PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Theater Awards Up The Wazoo: 5 Takeaways. #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

The trickiest of theater seasons  has led to an unusual – and instructive — awards season. With both the Tony nominations and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama announced on the same day (has…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:55AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Review: Oh God, A Show About Abortion by New York Theater

At the very beginning of Alison Leiby’s joke-filled solo show, which I saw a few days after the leak of the draft of a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade, she told us that “Oh…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:55PM

“Fat Ham” wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama by New York Theater

“Fat Ham,” James IJames modern take on “Hamlet,” has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Finalists were “Selling Kabul” by Sylvia Khoury, and “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Owner…

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2022 Tony Award Nominations. A Strange Loop, MJ, Lehman Trilogy lead by New York Theater

“A Strange Loop” received 11 nominations and “MJ The Musical” ten, the most for musicals, and “The Lehman Trilogy” received eight, the most for a play, at the 2022 Tony Award nom…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:00AM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wedding Band Review. Alice Childress’ Love/Hate Story in Black and White by New York Theater

The overdue resurrection of Alice Childress continues with this first New York production in half a century of “Wedding Band,”  her richly resonant story of an interracial couple set i…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:04PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Theatre World Awards 2022 by New York Theater

 Below are the dozen honorees bestowed with Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway debut performances during the 2021-2022 theatrical season The 76th annual Theatre W…

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Our Brother’s Son Review. Would you give your kidney to a bossy relative? by New York Theater

Leo has long dominated and even bullied his family, but he’s also looked after them. Now he needs them desperately, but he’s not sure any of them will come through for him as he has for …

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

2022 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations by New York Theater

Below are the nominations for the 11th annual Off Broadway Awards. Winners will be announced May 24th. Don’t know the difference between the Off Broadway Alliance Awards and the Off Broadw…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:43PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known, on HBO Max by New York Theater

Is there a better time to debut a documentary about “Spring Awakening,” a musical that features a lead character who dies after a botched back-alley abortion?  “Spring Awakening: Tho…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Broadway Season Closer Quiz by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to the Broadway shows that opened in April 2022, the last month of the unusual 2021-2022 Broadway season? Take this ten-question quiz to find out. Loading…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:57AM
Monday, May 2, 2022

Broadway Reviews: Macbeth, POTUS, Mr Saturday Night, A Strange Loop, The Skin of Our Teeth. Award Season Begins. #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

The Broadway 2021-2022 season ended last week with five shows opening in a row (two on the same day!), a taxing finish to a both trying and triumphant return to live, in-person theater. And …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:37AM
Sunday, May 1, 2022

2022 Lucille Lortel Award Winners for Off Broadway: English, Kimberly Akimbo, Twilight LA 1992 by New York Theater

“English” won outstanding play, “Kimberly Akimbo” won outstanding musical, as well as outstanding performer and featured performer in a musical, and “Twilight Los Angeles 1992” w…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:50PM

May 2022 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Below is a day-by-day calendar of a selection of shows opening in May, a month that gives Off-Broadway and indie theater their time in the sun after the end of the 2020-2021 Broadway season.…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:28PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Macbeth Review: Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in Sam Gold’s Version by New York Theater

Shakespeare didn’t write the very beginning and the very end of this generally wan and inscrutable production of “Macbeth,” starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga. The aggressively inven…

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

POTUS Broadway Review by New York Theater

In “POTUS,” seven female characters  save the president of the United States from himself during a series of scandals and crises on a single day in the White House – at the same time…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:49AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Mr. Saturday Night Broadway Review. Billy Crystal Recreates His Borscht Belt Comic by New York Theater

In “Mr. Saturday Night,” opening on Broadway tonight, Billy Crystal stars as a very funny comedian who decades ago self-sabotaged, and is now trying to make a comeback.  The show itsel…

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