Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Theater J examines world history, good and bad, in ‘Sheltered’ by Barbara Mackay

Alix Sobler’s play Sheltered, based on real-life characters, is a rarity. It is a history play that doesn’t fall into the trap of portraying a period in history in such detail that it fo…

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Oh How We Love You: Watch Tina's Adrienne Warren Perform 'River Deep, Mountain High' on The Late Show by Michael Appler

Simply the best! Adrienne Warren shimmied her way up to the Ed Sullivan Theater on January 13 to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Warren, who plays Tina Turner in the smash…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

What a Trip: See the First Photos of Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack & Tony Yazbeck in Flying Over Sunset by Michael Appler

These must have been taken before the acid trip began. The first cast photos for the new musical Flying Over Sunset has been released. With music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Michael Korie, and …

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Tony Winner Santino Fontana on How Tootsie Changed His Heart and Hamstrings by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

How Meghan Picerno Went From Opera to The Phantom of the Opera by Michael Appler

Meghan Picerno in "Phantom of the Opera" (Photo by Matthew Murphy) Like Kelli O’Hara or Sarah Brightman, Meghan Picerno has that rare voice that can tackle both operas and musicals. And…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Spotlight On...Maria Ciampi by Michael Block

Name: Maria CiampiHometown:  Hartsdale, New YorkEducation:   Fordham University, B.A. 1981 (summa cum laude, in cursu honorum); St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. 1986.Select Cre…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

“Key Largo” at the Geffen Playhouse by Pauline Adamek

A flash of lightning and a loud crash of thunder makes the entrance of Andy Garcia extra dramatic part way through Act One. L-R Joely Fisher, Andy Garcia, Danny Pino, Louis Mustillo, and…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

#TBT: The "New" Broadway Cast Recording of Kiss of the Spider Woman by JK

When I really love a show, I tend to go all in. I see it many times, with as many casts as possible. On Broadway, off-Broadway, on tour, regional and local. Kiss of the Spider Woman is one o…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

The Inheritance writer Matthew Lopez on crafting his supersized Broadway play by Tim Stack

One of the most talked about (and Instagrammed) shows on Broadway this season is Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance. The epic, two-part play is a modern-day adaptation of E.M. Forster’s cla…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Matthew Saldivar to Join Off-Broadway Comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veteran Matthew Saldivar has signed on to appear in the recently announced extended run of Alexis Scheer's new comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord. Saldivar will begin in the production on…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

#TBT: OBCR: Finding Neverland by JK

The Peter Pan story resonates with me much like Harry Potter resonates with the generations after mine (for the record, I love Harry Potter). And the Peter Pan story has come in many forms, …

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Disney+'s “Encore!” Recreates High School Show Where Your Parents Told You They're Getting Divorced by Broadway Beat

by Edward Precht. @pertoltprecht. BRANSON, Mo. - The new Disney+ series Encore! - in which host Kristen Bell reunites cast members of high school musicals to recreate their performance years…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Playing the Stage Manager by Angela Tricarico

by Alessia Salimbene James Moye (second from left) as Carl …

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Shubert Organization Announces Revival of The Man Having a Heart Attack in Row H at “Chicago” by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - The Shubert Organization announced today their revival of Ted Garfield, the 63-year old man currently having a heart attack during act one of “C…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Inside The Theater District Applebee’s Secret Menu That I Definitely Didn’t Make Up by Broadway Beat

by Ryan Kristopik. @ryankristopik. Everyone’s favorite cheat (out) meal takes place at the Applebee’s on 42nd Street. What Broadway Babies don’t know is that there is a hidden menu for…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Where Love Triumphs by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Love and passion collide with loyalty and responsibility in Moulin Rouge! A stirring powerhouse of a Broadway musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. It's 1899 a…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Oklahoma! Standout Will Brill, Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason and More Set for This Week's Broadway.com #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan

Broadway.com's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

6 standout moments from the Hollywood Bowl's starry Into the Woods by Lacey Vorrasi-Banis

Magic was cast over the weekend in Los Angeles when the Hollywood Bowl went Into the Woods with Sutton Foster, Patina Miller, Skylar Astin, Gaten Matarazzo, Chris Carmack, Cheyenne Jackson, …

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REVIEW: Beetlejuice by JK

Review of the Saturday, July 20, 2019 evening performance at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Starring Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Leslie Kritze…

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Making magic by Mo Brady

by Craig Donnelly Craig Donnelly “Kim needs to see you right…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

#TBT: CD Review: OBCR The Full Monty by JK

From the zippy, jazzy and unrelated overture to the catchy "Let It Go" finale, David Yazbek's freshman Broadway score for The Full Monty is fun and funny from start to finish. The show itse…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Tootsie Star Santino Fontana Wins First Tony Award by Lindsey Sullivan

Hats off to Santino Fontana, who has won his first Tony Award! The Broadway favorite triumphed in the Leading Actor in a Musical category for his incredible performance as Michael Dorsey in …

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Ready, Set, Tony! Meet the Heartbreakers and Laugh Makers in the Featured Actor in a Musical 2019 Tony Award Race by Broadway.com

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tootsie Star Santino Fontana on How Backstage Is Like a War Movie, His Costume Is Like Shawshank & More on Show People by Broadway.com

Santino Fontana is known and loved for performances in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Cinderella, Act One, Hello, Dolly! and many more. Now the 2019 Tony nominee is wowing audiences as Michael Dors…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Broadway's Hadestown takes an epic musical journey to the underworld: EW review by Jessica Derschowitz

As far as tales as old as time go, the stories of Greek mythology are pretty high up there, those epic stories of gods and men that have been told for thousands of years and inspired countle…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

REVIEW: King Lear by JK

Review of the Saturday, March 30, 2019 matinee at the Cort Theatre in New York City. Starring Glenda Jackson, Ruth Wilson, Jane Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O'Sullivan, Pedro Pascal…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Review: ‘Dead Dog’s Bone: A Birthday Play’ by Nu Sass Productions by John Stoltenberg

There is indeed a dog in this play, aptly named Dog, wryly performed by Karen Lange wearing a plaid shirt, jeans, and neck bandana. At the top of Act One, Dog sings a country-westernish song…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Northern Ballet: Victoria review – royal story is a feast of brilliance by Sanjoy Roy

Grand theatre, LeedsCathy Marston’s new ballet about Queen Victoria and her daughter Beatrice is outstandingly choreographed, cinematically scored and danced with nuance Reading is a profo…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Bio-Musicals We'd Actually Like to See by JK

With last week's announcement that the Michael Jackson bio-musical Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough is Broadway-bound, (not to mention the forthcoming Tina Turner show Tina) I've bee…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Winter Theater Festival Fever-Redux by Broadwayandme

The weather has been unseasonably warm here in the city but the winter theater festivals, including a few new ones, are plowing ahead as usual and so I thought I’d do a redux of the guide …

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

VIDEO: Watch the Final Act One Finale of BAT OUT OF HELL in London! by BroadwayWorld

Bat Out Of Hell played its final performance in London today, January 5, at the Dominion Theatre. To celebrate the run, the show's official Twitter account shared a video of the final act on…

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