Tuesday, July 23, 2019

‘Ghost Quartet’ Hits a Sour Note in Chicago Premiere by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of David Malloy's "Ghost Quartet." The post ‘Ghost Quartet’ Hits a Sour Note in Chicago Premiere appeared first on T…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

“She Used to Be Mine” and Mine and Mine: ‘Waitress’ Sing-Off! by Matthew Wexler

What rendition of "She Used to Be Mine" from "Waitress" do you like best? With the show posting its closing notice, we gathered some of our favorites! The post “She Used to Be Mine” and …

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Reimagining a Steppenwolf Classic: ‘True West’ by Matthew Wexler

Steppenwolf Theater presents a revival of Sam Shepard's "True West," a play that originally brought the company national attention. The post Reimagining a Steppenwolf Classic: ‘True West…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

A New Day Has Begun: ‘CATS’ Releases Movie Trailer by Matthew Wexler

Audiences are getting a first look at Tom Hooper's film version of "CATS" starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and more. The post A New Day Has Begun: ‘CATS’ Releases Mo…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

3 Works From This Year’s New York Musical Festival by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog takes a closer look at three musicals that played the first half of this year's New York Musical Festival. The post 3 Works From This Year’s New York Musical Festival ap…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

When, Where and Why? ‘Now & Then’ Asks More Questions Than Answers by Matthew Wexler

Dennis Manning and Ronnie Larson's musical, "Now & Then," can't seem to find its footing as it traces the decades-long relationship of a gay couple. The post When, Where and Why? ‘Now…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

West Side Insta-Story: The New Broadway Cast Goes Social by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog takes a look at how the new Broadway cast of "West Side Story" broke the news to their social media fans! The post West Side Insta-Story: The New Broadway Cast Goes Social…

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What Happens Behind a Nondescript Door: ‘Bar Dykes’ by Matthew Wexler

The Other Side Of Silence presents "Bar Dykes," Merril Mushroom's seminal play about the hidden subculture of lesbian nightlife in mid-century America. The post What Happens Behind a Nondesc…

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A Rebel With a Cause: Christina Bennington of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ by Matthew Wexler

Jim Steinman's "Bat Out of Hell" finally arrives in New York City. One of its stars, Christina Bennington, talks about singing Meatloaf's iconic music. The post A Rebel With a Cause: Christ…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Goodman Theatre’s ‘The Music Man’ Marches to a Beat of Its Own Drum by Matthew Wexler

Director Mary Zimmerman gives the classic musical "The Music Man" a fresh spin — and audiences are going wild. The post Goodman Theatre’s ‘The Music Man’ Marches to a Beat of Its Ow…

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Sexuality, Race and Religion: How Director Stephen Brackett Brought ‘A Strange Loop’ to Life by Matthew Wexler

Director Stephen Brackett discusses the seven-year process of bringing Michael R. Jackson's musical, "A Strange Loop," to the stage. The post Sexuality, Race and Religion: How Director Step…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Shaky Take-Off: ‘Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise’ at The Shed by Matthew Wexler

(l to r) Jasmine Chiu and PeiJu Chien-Pott in ‘Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise.’ (Photo Stephanie Berger. Courtesy The Shed.) By Matthew Wexler “Maybe if you… The post Shaky Take-Off: ‘…

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Remembering Rip Torn by Matthew Wexler

Rip Torn (Photo: Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com) Rip Torn, one of the leading stage actors of his generation and an Emmy Award-winner for his portrayal of the deliciously devious… The post R…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Kokandy Productions’ ‘Head Over Heels’: A Rough Road to Arcadia But Worth the Journey by Matthew Wexler

The cast of Kokandy Productions’ Chicago premiere of ‘Head Over Heels.’ (Photo: Michael Brosilow) by Lauren Emily Whalen There’s a moment in the first act… The post Kokandy Product…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Broadway Birthdays: Kevin Bacon, Anjelica Huston and More! by Matthew Wexler

Today's Broadway birthdays include Anjelica Huston, Billy Crudup and Kevin Bacon. Find out what Broadway shows they've appeared in, along with a special Broadway backward edition of "Six Deg…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Musical Meltdown: 5 Broadway Shows to See (or Not?) Before They Close by Matthew Wexler

Five Broadway musicals are closing this August. Should you see them or skip them? Here's a recap of how critics responded! The post Musical Meltdown: 5 Broadway Shows to See (or Not?) Before…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Neil Diamond Musical in Development for Broadway by Matthew Wexler

A new biographical musical telling the incredible life story of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is currently in development for Broadway. The post Neil Diamond Musical in Development for Br…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

BroadwayHD Presents Exclusive Streaming of ‘Kinky Boots’ by Matthew Wexler

The hit musical "Kinky Boots" struts onto the digital platform BroadwayHD on the heels of its record-breaking Broadway and West End runs. The post BroadwayHD Presents Exclusive Streaming of …

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Talent From 20 Broadway Shows to Gather for World Pride Finale by Matthew Wexler

Broadways stars including Shoshana Bean, Wilson Cruz, and George Salazar will join the World Pride finale, singing "Seasons of Love" from "Rent." The post Talent From 20 Broadway Shows to Ga…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Don’t Miss: jackbenny’s ‘It’s National See-a-Show Day!’ by Matthew Wexler

Twins Jack and Benny Lipson (aka jackbenny) showcase their new work at New York city's legendary Birdland for one night only on July 16. The post Don’t Miss: jackbenny’s ‘It’s Nation…

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Don’t Miss: ‘The Rolling Stone’ at Lincoln Center Theater by Matthew Wexler

Set in Uganda, Chris Urch's new play, "The Rolling Stone," follows the explosive path of two brothers at odds. The post Don’t Miss: ‘The Rolling Stone’ at Lincoln Center Theater appear…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

These Are My Memories: ‘A Strange Loop’ by Matthew Wexler

Michael R. Jackson's new musical, "A Strange Loop," follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head. The post These Are My …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Broadway’s Next Stars: 2019 Jimmy Award Winners by Matthew Wexler

The coveted Jimmy Awards were held last night, crowning two high schoolers with Best Performance Awards and potential scholarships to the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The post B…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

‘Stonewall’ Opera Gives Voice to LGBTQ History’s Unsung Heroes by Matthew Wexler

A world premiere opera commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. The post ‘Stonewall’ Opera Gives Voice to …

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Friday, June 21, 2019

When Dating Becomes an Upstream Battle: ‘The River’ by Matthew Wexler

BoHo Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's "The River." Part thriller, part ghost story, the play tells a tale of love, loss, and patterns of pain. The post When …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Punk Prayers and YouTube: ‘We Are Pussy Riot (or) Everything is P.R.’ by Matthew Wexler

A viral YouTube video sparks a global spectacle in Barbara Hammond’s "We Are Pussy Riot (or) Everything is P.R," now playing at Chicago's Red Tape Theatre. The post Punk Prayers and YouTu…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Review: Rob Ackerman's "Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson" A thought-provoking tale that truly pops! by Ryan Leeds

Theresa Rebeck beautifully directs a pitch perfect cast (including GEORGE HAMPE, ANN HARADA & DAVID WOHL) that is one to admire!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Stormy Weather: Jinkx Monsoon in ‘The Ginger Snapped’ by Matthew Wexler

"RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Jinkx Monsoon brought her latest show to Joe's Pub to celebrate the release of her recent album, "The Ginger Snapped." The post Stormy Weather: Jinkx Monsoon in …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Another Day at the Office: ‘Human Resource(s)’ by Matthew Wexler

Theatre EVOLVE presents the world premiere of "Human Resource(s)," Sara Means' new play about the rabid world of office politics. The post Another Day at the Office: ‘Human Resource(s)’…

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Her Favorite Things: ‘Julie Madly Deeply’ by Matthew Wexler

Julie Andrews-obsessed Sarah-Louise Young shares stories, anecdotes and songs about Andrews’s life. The post Her Favorite Things: ‘Julie Madly Deeply’ appeared first on The BroadwayBlo…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Don’t Miss: Stephanie’s Child at Sony Hall by Matthew Wexler

Drag vocal trio Stephanie's Child makes a rare appearance at New York City's Sony Hall. The post Don’t Miss: Stephanie’s Child at Sony Hall appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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