Saturday, January 22, 2022

I Just Want To Tell Somebody **** by Barry Gordin

I Just Want To Tell Somebody -- Noteworthy Theater By: Alix Cohen January 22, 2022: Ronald “Smokey” Stevens’ one man tell-all is worth the trip downtown. The Washington, D.C. bo…

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B’way Update: Kite Runner, Strange Loop Set Dates; WSJ Critic Terry Teachout Dies By: David Sheward January 19,2022: Amid news of many shows closing or going into hibernation for the w…

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Broadway Update: Mockingbird and Girl to Go on Hiatus by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 13, 2022: Two more Broadway shows are going on hiatus, joining Mrs. Doubtful as productions temporarily closing during these volatile COVID-tinged times in hopes…

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June Kelly Gallery by Barry Gordin

Painting the Printing Word, a solo exhibition by Joan Giordano, on view through February 15, 2022, at June Kelly Gallery in Soho.  January 12, 2022:  June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer Stree…

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B'way Update: Skeleton and Paradise Shift Dates, Joan Copeland Dies By: David Sheward January 5, 2022: COVID and Omicron are still necessitating changes on Broadway. Skeleton Crew, Do…

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B’way Update: Doubtfire Pauses, Proud Closes, Jackman Sidelined By: David Sheward January 3, 2022: The omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc on the New York th…

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Kick-Off the New Year with star-studded new additions on BroadwayHD, including the Les Miserables 25 Anniversary Concert with Nick Jonas. January 1, 2022: BroadwayHD, the premiere streamin…

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Friday, December 24, 2021

BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Dance into the Holidays with COPPELIA coming to BroadwayHD on December 25. The cutting-edge ballet combines animation & live action dance for a unique cinematic experience that deliver…

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Flying Over Sunset **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 23, 2021: “What am I doing here?,” asks the magnificent dancer Tony Yazbeck portraying legendary movie star Cary Grant as he is about to experiment with LSD…

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Becoming Dr. Ruth **** by Barry Gordin

By: Patrick Christiano December 20, 2021:  Becoming Dr. Ruth re-unites four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh with Scott Schwartz, who directed her Tony nominated performance as Go…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B’way Update: Little Prince, Cancellations, MacBeth and Strange Loop By: David Sheward December 20, 2021: While Broadway is in turmoil over multiple performance cancellations and uncer…

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook comes to BroadwayHD on December 22. December 20, 2021:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, announced last we…

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Company *****, Kimberly Akimbo ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 18, 2021: The leading women of two new musical productions are facing momentous birthdays. Bobbi, the protagonist of a gender-reversed revival of Company, Step…

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BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

World Premiere of John and Jen, staring Rachel Tucker, to stream exclusively on BroadwayHD. December 18, 2021:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, brought a brand…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Ari’s Arias: Ari Axelrod at Birdland Theater by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen December 16, 2021: Ari Axelrod wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s also a showman. That these two qualities don’t contradict one another is a testament to the power of…

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Mrs. Doubtfire ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 11, 2021: The musical version of Mrs. Doubtfire had several strikes against it before the show even got to bat. First, there is the iconic performance of Robin …

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story by Barry Gordin

Steven Spielberg’s Long-awaited Film Adaptation of West Side Story Finally Arrives. By: Ellis Nassour December 9, 2021: As we waited for the COVID-19-delayed adaptation of Steven Spiel…

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Mrs. Doubtfire *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 13, 2021: Mrs. Doubtfire, the New Musical that opened Dec. 5 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, has something for everyone. There’s rap for the younger set, …

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ARF by Barry Gordin

"Merry Madoo and ARF, Too!" December 9 2021: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) and Madoo Conservancy will be hosting their joint community-wide holiday celebration, “Mer…

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Jamie deRoy & Friends by Barry Gordin

Jamie deRoy & Friends returns to Birdland with Donna McKechnie, Stephen Flaherty and more. December 7, 2021:  Jamie deRoy & Friends is back at Birdland, 344 West 44th Street, with…

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Visitor ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 6, 2021: The Visitor, The Public Theater’s new musical by Kwame Kwei-Armah (book), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics) and Tom Kitt (music), based on Thomas McC…

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Clydes ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 4, 2021: Though it’s called Clyde’s and a photo of a devilishly grinning Uzo Aduba (Emmy winner for Orange Is the New Black) in the title role is on the Pl…

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Friday, December 3, 2021

The York Theatre by Barry Gordin

Cheek To Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood opens at The York at Theatre at St. Jean’s on 76th Street. December 3, 2021:  Cheek To Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, an insightful son…

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BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Classic movie musicals including The Phantom of the Opera & The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and more come to BroadwayHD in December. December 4, 2021:  Tis the seaso…

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Cullud Wattah ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 28, 2021: Though it takes place five years ago on the brink of the incoming Trump administration, few plays are as of the present moment as Erika Dickerson-Desp…

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Thoughts and Memories of Stephen Sondheim, 1930-2021 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 27, 2021: On the Friday after Thanksgiving, my husband and I were driving back from Philadelphia  after a visit to my mother. For some unknown reason, I got th…

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ACA Galleries by Barry Gordin

GRACE HARITGAN & LARRY RIVERS: The Poetry of Painting on view through January 29, 2022. November 27, 2021: ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, in the Gallery District announced a tw…

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Friday, November 26, 2021

The Alchemist ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen November 25, 2021: Ben Jonson wrote The Alchemist in 1610 when London theaters were closed for two years during the plague. Sound familiar? Samuel Coleridge called it “…

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Trouble In Mind *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 24, 2021: When Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind was produced at Off Broadway’s Greenwich Mews Theatre in November 1955, it received a brief but positi…

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Man Of La Mancha ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 22, 2021: Before I say another word, let me spill out my gut reaction to the revival of Man of La Mancha that just opened at Plaza Broadway Long Island’s t…

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Morning’s At Seven ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By:  Isa Goldberg  November 21, 2021: Reviving “Morning's at Seven”, Paul Osborn’s old chestnut of a comedy, is the stuff we reserve for Olympians, such as this impressive cast fro…

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre