Saturday, April 20, 2024

Hell’s Kitchen Opens on Broadway by New York Theater

Alicia Keys’ lively, tuneful musical “Hell’s Kitchen” opens tonight at Broadway’s Shubert Theater, with the same principal cast and creative team as its brief sold-out run Off-Broa…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:16PM
Friday, April 19, 2024

Stereophonic Opens on Broadway by New York Theater

“Stereophonic,” which opens at Broadway’s John Golden Theater tonight,  chronicles a year of recording studio sessions by the members of a popular 1970s rock band (never named, fictio…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:36PM
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Suffs Broadway Review by New York Theater

 Inez Milholland, glamorous bohemian and radical lawyer, rode atop a white steed to lead the unprecedented 1913 March on Washington for women’s suffrage down Pennsylvania Avenue the day b…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:15PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Wiz Broadway Review by New York Theater

In “The Wiz,” the all-Black version of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” that debuted on Broadway in the 1970s,  Dorothy never sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” nor wore ruby red s…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:38PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sally & Tom Review by New York Theater

Thomas Jefferson was in his forties when he began having sex with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, who was 14.  Had they fallen in love? The question is absurd. But did they eventually fal…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:16PM
Monday, April 15, 2024

Broadway: Lempicka, The Outsiders, A Taxing Time! Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

With twelve shows opening on Broadway in the next ten days– and several Off Broadway – it’s a taxing time (yes, a pun) for theater award voters and critics, and a busy one for theater …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:48AM
Sunday, April 14, 2024

Lempicka Broadway Review by New York Theater

A woman is pictured as a machine several times in “Lempicka,” a musical about Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), an artist whose heyday was in the 1930s, painting Art Deco-style portraits o…

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Taxes in Broadway musicals by New York Theater

With Tax Day approaching, here are seven times that characters have sung or talked about taxes in Broadway musicals, from “I’ll Put a Tax on That” in Casino Girl 1910 to “My Shot” …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:26PM
Friday, April 12, 2024

Playco Theater’s Month of Rest. In April?! by New York Theater

In the middle of the busiest theater month in memory, the theater company Playco held a group nap today. It was the first of its slate of free events during its  “Month of Rest”   �…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:00PM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Outsiders Broadway Review by New York Theater

In “The Outsiders,” opening on Broadway tonight, an exciting cast of gifted young performers, a lovely if little-varied folk and country score, and some thrillingly muscular, almost cine…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:40PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Great Gatsby: The 1926 Broadway Script by New York Theater

Since the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the Jazz Age – on April 10, 1925, 99 years ago today —  “The Great Gatsby” has been turned into an opera, a ballet,  seve…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:29PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Oh, Mary! Review. Cole Escola as Mrs. Lincoln by New York Theater

By the end of “Oh, Mary!,” we have learned that First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln was a homicidally bitter alcoholic and frustrated cabaret singer married to a vicious closet homosexual whose…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:47PM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Broadway Eclipsed. Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Nature’s getting dramatic, taking center stage, with the earthquake last week and the eclipse today. (New York City is expected to see a partial solar eclipse, with the moon covering about…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:15AM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

The Four Lives Review. Puppet Insects, Humans, Plants and Minerals. by New York Theater

Zombie fungi – the same parasites that wipe out civilization in the sci-fi thriller “The Last of Us” —  are real; fruit flies grieve; a group of five towns in 17th century Italy f…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:27PM
Saturday, April 6, 2024

The Absolute Future. Contemplating The Great American Eclipse of 2024 by New York Theater

The Great American Eclipse of 2024 is happening in North America on Monday, with the moon completely blocking the light of the sun in cities from Mazatlan, Mexico to Montreal, Canada,  inc…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:01PM
Friday, April 5, 2024

Broadway Melody by New York Theater

There is an arresting tidbit about Leonard Bernstein and “West Side Story” near the beginning of “Broadway Melody” (Benzinger and Frank, 492 pages), written by Jack Viertel, whose il…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:56PM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Lucille Lortel Award Nominations 2024: Off Broadway’s Best by New York Theater

“Wet Brain,” “Buena Vista Social Club” and “Stereophonic” received the most nominations for the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.  …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:16PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

New York Theater Awards 2024: Calendar and Guide by New York Theater

Below is a calendar of dates in 2024 when nominations and awards are announced, and ceremonies take place, for the major New York theater awards (and a few others), followed by an opinionate…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:47PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Jonathan Larson’s Rent by Deaf Broadway. More than one singular sensation by New York Theater

Once again, the voices of the original Broadway cast of “Rent” rang out from a New York stage — this time at Lincoln Center. But as Idina Menzel sang “Over the Moon,” Sandra Mae Fr…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:35PM
Monday, April 1, 2024

The Who of Broadway. Theater’s April Showers. Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

Ariana DeBose will once again be the face of Broadway, when she returns for the third time as host of the Tony Awards. The Oscar-winning actress of “West Side Story” and six-time Broadwa…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:42AM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

April 2024 New York Theater Openings by New York Theater

Below is a selection of theater opening* in April. It’s an overwhelming number of shows — fourteen just on Broadway, twelve of them in the week leading up to the April 25th cut-off date…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:38AM
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Dead Outlaw Review by New York Theater

Elmer J. McCurdy was killed in a shoot-out with sheriff’s deputies in Oklahoma in 1911, but took 66 years to be buried, his mummified remains having been exhibited all that time by a seri…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:29PM
Friday, March 29, 2024

New York Theater Quiz March 2024 by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to the theater news and reviews in March? Answer these ten questions — plus a bonus question — to find out. Loading…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:01PM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Who’s Tommy Broadway Review by New York Theater

There is a core of irresistibly tuneful songs in “The Who’s Tommy” that have drawn in fans for more than half a century, first with the rock band’s pioneering 1969 double album, th…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:45PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

World Theater Day 2024: 10 great world theaters. 10 great New York theater books by New York Theater

In honor of World Theater Day, celebrated internationally every March 27th since 1962, here are 10 beautiful theaters from around the world, and 10 great books about New York theater. But …

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Brooklyn Laundry Review by New York Theater

John Patrick Shanley’s latest play begins with a tentative connection between two lonely middle-aged people, Fran (Cecily Strong), who brings her latest bag of dirty laundry to the neighbo…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:28PM
Monday, March 25, 2024

Broadway Openings: Enemy, Elephants. Elsewhere: Bathhouse, Teeth, Rot, Fishburne, Delivered. Stageworthy Week in Reviews. by New York Theater

I reviewed seven shows this past week – two on Broadway, two Off-Broadway, two Off-Off Broadway, and one in Kentucky. A mad busy theatergoing week, prelude to an even more insane month, wi…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:07AM
Sunday, March 24, 2024

I Am Delivered’T. Gay Life in a Black Church. by New York Theater

  We’re in the parking lot of the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church on a hot Good Friday afternoon in Dallas, Texas. We’re also on stage in the Pamela Brown Auditorium of the Acto…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:03PM
Saturday, March 23, 2024

Bathhouse.pptx Review by New York Theater

Bathhouse.pptx,  “a mess” of a play about gay bathhouses that is “a symptom of loneliness and longing” (in the words of its playwright Jesús I. Valles), won the 2023 Yale Drama Se…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:10PM
Friday, March 22, 2024

Like They Do in the Movies Review: Laurence Fishburne’s Solo Show by New York Theater

Laurence Fishburne is an award-winning actor who’s been in the business for more than half a century, debuting on TV at age 10, in the movies at age 12, and in a major motion picture,  �…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:53AM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Water for Elephants Broadway Review by New York Theater

When at the start of “Water for Elephants,” Jacob jumps a train during the Depression, he lucks out – and so do we.“You didn’t jump just any old train, son,” a character named Ca…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:47PM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards