Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Drama Desk 2023 Award Winners by Barry Gordin

May 31,2023: Winners for the 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. The 2023 Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant (234 W 44th Street) on June 6th f…

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

New York, New York ***, White Girl in Danger ***, Shucked ****, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 28, 2023: Several musicals have opened at the tail-end of the 2022-23 Broadway/Off-Broadway theater season. Some are ambitious and have bitten off more than they cou…

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Friday, May 26, 2023

OCC Awards 2023 by Barry Gordin

The 72nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for the 2022-2023 season were presented to the winners in a intimate ceremony. May 26, 2023: The 72nd Outer Critics Awards (OCC) were presented t…

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BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

May 26, 2023: Celebrate pride month with captures from BroadwayHD – the best source for LGTBQ+ theater & entertainment content across both stage and screen. BroadwayHD is delivering a …

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Primary Trust **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 25, 2023: Primary Trust, a touching and amusing new dramedy by Eboni Booth ( Paris) at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre, is about a man in his late 30s who has…

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Monday, May 22, 2023

The Road Forward by Barry Gordin

Local Icon, Inda Eaton, will perform at The Road Forward Scholarship Fundraiser on June 10, 2023. May 22, 2023:  Linda Eaton, a local icon and social justice activist, known for her beauti…

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Drama League Awards by Barry Gordin

Some Like It Hot, Leopoldstadt, and Annaleigh Ashford were winners at the Annual Drama League Awards Luncheon honoring the 2022-2023 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season. May 20, 2023: Winners …

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

OCC AWARDS by Barry Gordin

The Outer Critics Circle announced winners of the 72nd Annual OCC Awards honoring the 2022-23 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season. May 17, 2023: The Outer Critics Circle(OCC) announced the wi…

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Monday, May 15, 2023

The Fears **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 14, 2023: Emma Sheanshang's new play, The Fears, is about a group of people who attend weekly sessions at a Buddhist center in New York City. They have difficult pa…

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Romeo and Juliet ** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 14, 2023: Celebrated actress Mia Katigbak, cofounder of Off Broadway's National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) in 1989, writes in her exuberant program n…

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Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

You Tube Treasures from Broadway Babe feature Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Bernadette Peters, Sammy Davis Jr, Jerry Lewis and more. May 13, 2023: Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller, has…

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: No Tony Broadcast, Enemy, Nancy Drew By: David Sheward May 13, 2023: News flash: First COVID and now the writers' strike. The 2023 Tony Awards will not be broadcast on Pl…

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Sorry For Your Loss **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 12, 2023: Tragedy and comedy are generally considered the flip sides of the dramatic experience: with one the pain is great enough to make you cry; with the other…

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I Just Want To Tell Somebody by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen A Return Engagement of Noteworthy Theater May 12, 2023: Ronald "Smokey" Stevens' one man tell-all is worth the trip downtown. The Washington, D.C. born artist, who began p…

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Chashama by Barry Gordin

Art Soiree kick-off party celebrates BroadwayHD May 10, 2023: ChaShaMa's founder Anita Durst hosted an Art Soiree kick-off party to celebrate BroadwayHD, the world’s premiere theater str…

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Friday, May 5, 2023

Meet The 2023 Tony Nominees by Barry Gordin

Tony Nominees for the 2023 Broadway Season met with the press at Sofitel New York on Thursday morning. May 4, 2023:  When the 2023 Tony Award nominations were announced on Tuesday Some Li…

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Magical Nights by Barry Gordin

Monday Night Magic: Close Up and In Person Monte’s Trattoria By: Alix Cohen May 6, 2023: New York’s longest running magic variety show is now offering a dinner close-up magic combo…

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why Peter Pan Goes Wrong is the Right Choice By: Iris Wiener May 5, 2023: Peter Pan Goes Wrong so well that it is only right to expect extraordinary hijinks in this riotous fol…

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The Knight Of The Burning Pestle **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 5, 2023: Swimming in the flood of recent openings, I somehow overlooked an invitation to see The Knight of the Burning Pestle (TKOTBP). However, when several coll…

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong by Barry Gordin

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Takes Flight on BroadwayHD  May 9, 2023:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theatre, is thrilled to announce that the popular Goes Wrong series is…

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Tin Pan Alley Project by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen May 5, 2023: Tin Pan Alley - West 28th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway - was arguably the birthplace of American Popular Music and its industry in the late 19th an…

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

New York, New York ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 4, 2023: Although the Playbill for Broadway's new musical, New York, New York, says the show is based on the 1977 Metro-Goldywn-Mayer film, it is really far more …

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Senior Living **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 8, 2023: Alicia Littman's show, Senior Living, at Pangea on May 4, is both a celebration and a proclamation. The proclamation comes first, with Stephen Sondheim'…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

2023 Tony Award Nominations by Barry Gordin

May 2, 2023: Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s  76th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by star of Funny Girl Lea…

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Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

In memory of Harry Belafonte and more nostalgic finds from Broadway Babe. May 1, 2023:  Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller, has some wonderful nostalgic videos she found on YouTube.  In …

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Good Night, Oscar *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 1, 2023: From 1957 to 1962, Jack Parr reigned over late night television from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Plaza. The show was known for the wide range of Paar’s gu…

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Good Night, Oscar ***1/2, Prima Facie *****, Summer, 1976 **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 1, 2023: The 2022-23 Broadway season ends with a trio of productions featuring dazzling star-level performances. Sean Hayes delivers one of the most powerful and ver…

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

New York, New York *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter April 30, 2023: Nineteen forty-six may seem like a long, long time ago, but there are still enough of us New Yorkers out there to feel a strong pull of nostalgia in t…

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Good Night, Oscar ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg April 30, 2023: Sean Hayes, in a ghost-like form of himself, unrecognizable even, has arrived, turning on the lights of Broadway. It’s a shocking star turn for th…

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Thanksgiving Play ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter Note: The following is revised and updated from my October 2018 “Theatre’s Leiter Side” review of Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play at Playwrights …

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B'way Update: Harmony and King Lear By: David Sheward April 29, 2023: Harmony, the musical based on the real-life careers of a German singing group destroyed by the Nazis, will make the…

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