Thursday, October 22, 2020

Track By Track: The Full Monty OBCR by JK

There is a distinct thrill for a musical theater fan when a new, exciting composer arrives. Such was the thrill of hearing the joyous and often thoughtful score of David Yazbek's debut Broad…

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Review: The Hive (Covid Cut), The Cockpit by Ryan Van Champion

Review: The Hive (Covid Cut), The Cockpit4.0Overall ScoreThe Hive was originally performed back in 2016 as a workshop of songs from Act One, and again in 2017 in the form of a complete Act O…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Broadway Games: Six More Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Saltwater Farm, Act One’ streaming by the Pipeline Playwrights and Metro Stage by Mary Ann Johnson

Families are never easy. Add in generations of “heritage,” familial roles, declining wealth, and seething rage, and a family business meeting becomes incendiary. . . . there was enough t…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Act One Finales: 15 Powerful "I Am What I Am"'s from Jerry Herman's Breathtaking La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles tap danced on to the Palace Theatre stage with beautiful feathers and spangles 37 years ago on August 21st. Let's have a look at 15 incredible covers of the Jerry Herman a…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Creative Team by JK

As with most shows, Floyd Collins was brought to the stage by a team with varying levels of experience. Whether it was their first show or one of many, all of them have continued to have su…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Carousel, Starring Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, and Jessie Mueller, Streams July 10 by Andrew Gans

Lincoln Center's Broadway Fridays series, featuring past theatrical broadcasts, launched June 19 with Act One.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

#Stageworthy News. Hamilton Hype and Headlines. Watch Act One, Pride Plays, Kernel of Sanity before they expire by New York Theater

#Stageworthy News of the Week With several Broadway producers last week announcing specific rescheduled opening dates in Spring 2021 for their shows — American Buffalo, The Minutes, Music …

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Book Review: Lot Six: A Memoir Of Gay, Yeshiva-Tortured Syrian Jewish Playwright David Adjmi by New York Theater

Playwright David Adjmi’s delightful new book Lot Six: A Memoir (Harper Collins, 388 pages) is the most entertaining theater memoir I’ve read since  Act One, the gold standard of theatri…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Act One’ streaming, Lincoln Center Theater by Carolyn Kelemen

Tony Shalhoub is a man of many talents. He sings, dances, and portrays unparalleled characters. Think Monk on TV who brought awareness to OCD; the sensitive Egyptian Captain in the award-win…

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Lincoln Center's Full Production of ACT ONE, Starring Tony Shaloub, Andrea Martin, and Santino Fontana

Lincoln Center is currently streaming its 2014 production of Act One, as part of #LincolnCenterAtHome.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Checking In With… Tony Winner Tony Shalhoub, Star of The Band's Visit, Monk, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, More by Andrew Gans

The Tony and Emmy winner can be seen in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' stream of James Lapine's Act One.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Tony Shalhoub on Why He's Excited for Audiences to Revisit Act One, the Future of Mrs. Maisel & More by Caitlin Moynihan

It's been six years since Tony Shalhoub starred in James Lapine's Act One at Lincoln Center Theater and earned his third Tony nomination. Now, fans will get another chance to experience the …

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Act One, Starring Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, and Andrea Martin, Streams Beginning June 19 by Andrew Gans

The James Lapine play launches the new Broadway Fridays series, featuring past Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts.

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You gotta have Hart by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I review a webcast version of Lincoln Center Theater’s 2014 production of James Lapine’s Act One. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * James Lap…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Stream of The Nance, Starring Tony Winners Nathan Lane and Cady Huffman, Postponed by Andrew Gans

The new Broadway Fridays series featuring past Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts now aims to launch with Act One.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown: #30-21 by JK

Last week, we began The Broadway Top 40 Countdown of the best new Broadway songs of the last decade. If you missed it, you can check it out HERE. This week, we get up to the middle of our l…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz on Sister Act & Postponing Her Charity Concert: 'Open Your Heart And Listen' by Lindsey Sullivan

The divine Nicole Vanessa Ortiz was in rehearsal for the previously scheduled production of Sister Act at the Paper Mill Playhouse when COVID-19 put theater on pause. She was preparing to t…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lincoln Center at Home Announces Upcoming Calendar of Events Featuring ACT ONE Starring Santino Fontana & More

Lincoln Center at Home is maintaining connections to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. A free, one-stop portal to all digital offerings from across the iconic campus, offerings include …

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Act One Finales: What About 9 Covers of This COLOR PURPLE Love Song

Fans of The Color Purple know that "What About Love" isn't the song technically that the curtain comes down on the second act with but, you know, it sure is close! Close enough to highlight …

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lincoln Center Will Stream Kelli O'Hara and Jessie Mueller in Carousel, Nathan Lane in The Nance, Santino Fontana in Act One by Andrew Gans

The free streams are part of the new Broadway Fridays series, featuring past Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Act One Finales: "Morning Glow" is Here with 9 Amazing Covers

We're having a look at the Act One Finale from the magical Pippin , Stephen Schwartz's outstanding "Morning Glow."

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Act One Finales: 7 Incredible "You're Nothing Without Me"'s from CITY OF ANGELS

We've made it no secret that we love an Act One Finale so in that spirit the Act One Finales series was born. We're kicking it off with delightful renditions of one of our favorites: City Of…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Jeremy Jordan on His Rent Dream and Long Little Shop Intermission by Caitlin Moynihan

Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan was set to make his debut as Seymour Krelborn in off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors on March 17. That first day on Skid Row never came for Jordan, who was halfw…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Broadway Songs that are Epic Act One Finales by Broadway Direct

One of the staples of a great Broadway musical is a fantastic act one finale. Finishing act one with a strong and captivating musical cliffhanger is key to drawing the audience back in to th…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

“West Side Story” is reborn by Richard Seff

Full disclosure: I still vividly remember the night the original company of this masterful musical opened on Broadway. It was September 26, 1957; and I was there because I, as a young agent,…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Cast Recording by JK

Today, we wind up this month's Musical of the Month series with a look at the wonderful Original Broadway Cast Recording for Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Musical of the Month: Disney's Be…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

"There Were No Otho Covers Left in the Building." by Mo Brady

by Anna Altheide Eric Anthony Johnson in Beetlejuice …

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“Moulin Rouge!” Forced to Evacuate After Elephant Statue Shows Signs of Sentient Life by Broadway Beat

by Daniel Tepper. @tanieldepper. NEW YORK, NY - Moulin Rouge! The Musical faced a Broadway first this week as they were forced to evacuate the Al Hirschfield Theater in the middle of the Act…

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