Thursday, October 17, 2019

Linda Vista by Jk Clarke

        By Samuel L. Leiter   I admit it. I’m guilty. I sat through Linda Vista, by actor-playwright Tracy Letts (August: Osage County), at Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theatre, and e…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Announcing Same Day $10 Rush Tickets for 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention by Sandi Durell

  The Mabel Mercer Foundation celebrates The 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention Monday October 28 thru Thursday October 31 at The Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center. It’s the place…

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Broadway Legends Honor The Humane Society of New York by Sandi Durell

BEST IN SHOWS 2019 – ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS HONORING ORFEH AND ANDY KARL   Watch the video for performances by all the Legends who helped make the evening a huge success.     By Sandi Dur…

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The Moth Mainstage by Sandi Durell

  By Tania Fisher   Powerful live and unscripted storytelling returned to Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center on October 12, bringing with it a slew of devoted fans of the Moth Mainstage Sh…

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Park Avenue Armory Announces Judgment Day by Sandi Durell

  What a treat to see theater in such an elaborate and history-laden setting as the Park Avenue Armory.  And so, here’s information about what’s up and coming at the Wade Thompson Dril…

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Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser Debut at Café Carlyle by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   It doesn’t take but a moment to feel the electricity in The Café Carlyle when Wynonna Judd enters and takes the stage, accompanied by her husband (guitarist, drum…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

The White Chip by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   Is there a specific gene that’s the predisposition to alcoholism? Otherwise it’s difficult to find a good Mormon Boy (or was he a bad one?) who, at a young tende…

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The Ubiquitous Broad in the Baseball Cap by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   “When you’re practicing, don’t go for the sound. Go for the feeling. You know what the feeling is like.” Rosamond Hirschorn We’ve seen the cap, caps really, …

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Eric Michael Gillett’s Glorious Return to Cabaret is Not To Be Missed!! by Sandi Durell

    By Myra Chanin   After a considerable absence, Eric Michael Gillett hopped up on the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theater and once again astounded 100+ sophisticated arts aficionados…

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Terra Firma – Solid Landing for The Coop by Jk Clarke

          By JK Clarke   Fans of both Andrus Nichols and Kate Hamill were recently thrilled by the news that the two had formed a new theater company, The Coop. Nichols’ conspicuous …

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lynda Carter at The Appel Room by Sandi Durell

  by Adam Cohen   Lynda Carter regaled the audience within Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room Saturday night with songs that mattered to her.  Born in Arizona, Lynda Carter is best …

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   If Chita Rivera isn’t a living legend, then who is? At eighty-six, she has been working primarily in the musical theatre for sixty-two years. The recipient of two Best…

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Sara Zahn: Both Sides of Bernstein by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester   As if a CD release isn’t enough to celebrate on its own, the féte for singer-songwriter Sara Zahn’s newly released Both Sides of Bernstein came with a happy-m…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Screen of Consciousness by Sandi Durell

An Amusement Column     by Harry Haun   HEWES-FUSED NEWS: When he reached his 20th year as theater critic for Saturday Review, Henry Hewes II was only 55 but opted for premature retiremen…

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The Glass Menagerie by Jk Clarke

          By JK Clarke   Tennessee Williams’ very accomodating production notes in The Glass Menagerie—a play for which he coined the term “memory play”—encourages a freedom …

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The Lightning Thief Meets the Press Atop The Empire State Building by Sandi Durell

The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical   The Creatives Joe Tracz (book – Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Be More Chill), Rob Rokicki (score – Broadway debut)…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mama’s Boys at Don’t Tell Mama by Sandi Durell

  A 17-Gun Salute for their State-of-the-Art Contemporary Interpretation of the Classic Good Old-Fashioned Barber Shop Quartet     By Myra Chanin   Yuh wanna know how I determine the q…

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Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   The challenges of female adolescence is rather familiar fodder these days in books, television and film, but they’re being explored with a remarkably fresh, …

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Screen of Consciousness by Sandi Durell

  An Amusement Column       by Harry Haun     BYE BYE BETTY: A modern-day theatrical heroine has just passed—Betty Corwin at the gloriously overripe age of 98. Her claim to fame is t…

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Natalie Douglas: Tributes – Miss Nancy Wilson by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   She’s been called a singer of pop, soul, R&B and the blues, but she prefers to be called a “song stylist.” Those cabaret fans who have previously see…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday by Sandi Durell

  by Michael Bracken   There’s plenty of energy, of a decidedly athletic bent, in Lee Sunday Evans’s production of Jack Thorne’s Sunday, at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gro…

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CELEBS WERE OUT FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL GALA by Sandi Durell

    Broadway stars and student thespians came together in support of the Educational Theatre Foundation at the Edison Ballroom on Sept. 22 Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Patti LuPone…

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NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL by Sandi Durell

    By Ron Fassler   Novenas for a Lost Hospital, currently at Off-Broadway’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, beautifully plays itself out at thre…

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The Excitement of The Glass Menagerie Directed by Austin Pendleton & Peter Bloch by Sandi Durell

  Taking on Tennessee Williams’ memory play can be exciting, daunting and challenging. But Ruth Stage’s Matt de Rogatis (producer, actor) makes it sound like a cinch when you have peopl…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

American Moor by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   What does it mean to be black in America? What does it mean to be an actor? What does it mean to play Shakespeare? Huge questions, each worthy of a play itself – nu…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Sheldon Harnick Honored by American Songbook Association by Sandi Durell

        by Adam Cohen   Exuberance, celebration and joy were the key takeaways from The American Songbook Association’s Monday, September 16 honor of the Pulitzer, Tony, and Grammy wi…

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Lear – That Old Man I Used to Know by Jk Clarke

        By JK Clarke   I’ve always contended—as have many others who care about such things—that while editing or abridging Shakespeare’s plays for the purpose of a production i…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fern Hill at 59e59 Theaters by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   If you dread the idea of assisted living, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Join the hip over-sixty crowd hanging out on 59e59 Theater’s A stage these days. The…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

SCREEN OF CONSCIOUSNESS by Sandi Durell

   An Amusement Column     By Harry Haun   THE JOYS OF JERRY: Working with director-choreographer Jerome Robbins wasn’t the easiest job in the world. It may, in fact, have been the wo…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

It’s Will Friedwald’s Birthday – Come Celebrate WILLSTOCK! by Sandi Durell

      Forget about Woodstock . . . it’s WILLSTOCK!  Celebrate with the illustrious jazz expert Will Friedwald at The Triad Theater on Monday, September 16 starting at 9 pm.   It’s …

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A SHOT IN THE ARM: EUREKA DAY by Sandi Durell

    By Samuel L. Leiter   The riveting East Coast premiere of Eureka Day, Jonathan Spector’s bitingly topical dramedy, at Walkerspace, Soho Rep’s usual haunt, reminds me of the immort…

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