Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Einstein’s Dreams ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 20, 2019: Alan Lightman is an American physicist who has served on the faculties of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has foc…

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Big Apple Circus by Barry Gordin

Big Apple Circus: Explodes with WOW! Acts and a Latino Beat By: Ellis Nassour November 20, 2019: The Big Apple Circus is back with its blue and white Big Top planted in Damrosch Park at…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Everything’s Coming Up Rosie **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 18, 2019: Singer and musical theater veteran Rosemary Loar says she was “raised in musical theater.” Her mother would escape New Jersey (and her seven …

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Literature Live @ Bay Street by Barry Gordin

A Raisin in the Sun, a classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through December 1, 2019. November 17, 2019: Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is presenting…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

DruidShakespeare: Richard III ****, Macbeth **, Cyrano ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 17, 2019: A trio of the most iconic and sought-after male title roles in world theater are currently being tackled Off-Broadway in a variety of productions ra…

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Taiten: Noh & Kyogen **** by Barry Gordin

“Beautiful Harmony at the Japan Society” By Samuel L. Leiter By the time this is posted, it will be too late to see the Japan Society’s interesting program, Taiten: Noh and Kyoge…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Jennie Garth by Barry Gordin

Jennie Garth Previews New Tour and Chats All Things 90210 By: Iris Wiener November 14, 2019: Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling Live: A Night to Remember promises to live up to its tit…

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The Great Society ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 14, 2019: Given the state of political gridlock, and partisan politics we’re in, Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society – Part II of The LBJ Plays, is a ti…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Michaels ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 13, 2019: Much as I’ve enjoyed many a repast with The Apple Family, and The Gabriels, mealtime at The Michaels is among the most gratifying experiences I’v…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth Live on Broadway ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

Broadway dynamo brings For The Girls to Nederlander for 8 performances. By: Patrick Christiano November 12, 2019:  The curtain rises on Tony and Emmy Awarding winning dynamo, Kristi…

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YORK GALA 2019 by Barry Gordin

André De Shields honored with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award and Riki Kane Larimer given the Founders’ Award at the Edison Ballroom. November 12, 2019:  The York Gala was directed b…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical ****, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 11, 2019: Nowhere is the contrast between today’s Broadway and Off-Broadway more sharply defined than in the productions of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Truffles at the Secret Room by Barry Gordin

Dinner and mayhem at the Secret Room with the new musical, Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder performed with a talented robust cast.  November 10, 2019: Would you like to add a little e…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

An Enchanted April **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 8, 2019: The Enchanted April, British writer Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera, was a best seller in 19…

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

The Big Lesson from The Great Society November 7, 2019: Robert Schenkkan’s newest play, The Great Society, chronicles the presidency of Lyndon Johnson from 1964 until Richard Nixon too…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Soft Power ****, Is This A Room ***, Bella Bella **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 6, 2019: Soft Power, the gloriously messy but idea-packed new musical from two of our most vital and prolific theater artists, David Henry Hwang and Jeanine T…

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2019 Only Make Believe Gala by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener November 6, 2019: Children’s theater company Only Make Believe celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 4th with a gala featuring appearances by Sir Ian McKellen, A…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dr. Ride’s American Beach House **1/2 by Barry Gordin

“When Harriet Met Sally” By: Samuel L. Leiter November 5, 2019: Ars Nova, one of New York’s premiere homes for innovative works (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Und…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

A Night with Janis Joplin by Barry Gordin

Acclaimed Broadway Musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, Rocks Cinemas Nationwide November 5-11. November 4, 2019: The dynamic Broadway musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, starring the Tony…

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Kimberly Goff @ Ezra Gallery by Barry Gordin

Inspired, curated by Kimberly Goff, for the Ezra Gallery, The Hamptons @ at Center for the Jewish Life in Sag Harbor featured numerous artists including some from the Elaine Benson Legacy co…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Stella November Line-Up on BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

20TH Anniversary Celebration of Putting It Together starring Carol Burnett, plus Donmarwarehouse’s all-female production of Julius Caesar, the hit musical, Nunsense and The Nunsense Sequel…

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Seared ****, The Michaels **** by Barry Gordin

 By: David Sheward November 2, 2019: “People suck. Only food is real,” rails Harry, the temperamental genius chef, in Theresa Rebeck’s riotous comedy Seared atMCC Theater. Harry …

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ARF Halloween Pawty by Barry Gordin

November 2, 2019: The tricks and treats continued with ARF's Halloween Pawty on Saturday, November 2, from 12 to 3 PM. All were welcome, kids and pets, too, at the ARF Adoption Center in Ea…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

The Panic Defense by Barry Gordin

November 1, 2019: How to Get Away with Murder! The Panic Defense, a new play by Sam Affoumado, will be presented as a stage reading at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th St. (8th floor), NY…

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Kristin Chenoweth by Barry Gordin

Kristin Chenoweth Talks About and Sings From New Album ‘For the Girls’ By: Sandi Durell November 1, 2019: Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth met with the press to talk about he…

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Macbeth *** by Barry Gordin

By: Bernard Carragher November 1, 2019: The Classic Stage Company’s Artistic Director, John Doyle, is taking a different look at Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Using a minimal ensemb…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Rose Tattoo ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg October 31, 2019: Do you remember the final scene of La Dolce Vita, after the monster fish appears, with the men gathering the fishnet, kids playing on the beach, and M…

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Tiffany Mills by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons October 31, 2019: Being an anchor partner at The Flea Theater has many advantages, says Tiffany Mills, choreographer and artistic director of the New York City-base…

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The Sound Inside ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg October 31, 2019: There is something ineffable about our favorite actors, something present and pervasive, yet untouchable. Such an actor is Mary Louise Parker, whose po…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Woman of the World Opens at 59E59 by Barry Gordin

Kathleen Chalfant stars as Mabel Loomis in the World Premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s A Woman of the World” October 30, 2019: Kathleen Chalfant stars as Mabel Loomis Todd, Emily Dickenso…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Drama League Honors Sutton Foster by Barry Gordin

Broadway Stars Celebrated Sutton Foster at the Drama League Annual Benefit Gala October 28, 2019: The Drama League honored Sutton Foster, a two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics…

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