Saturday, March 2, 2024

Jelly’s Last Jam – Hopefully Not Truly The Last by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander  The trick when presenting a biographical vehicle is to make sure the audience is able to relate to the subject in question. Especially if that subjects happen t…

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

David Bedella, Original Star of & Juliet in the West End, to Step in for Paulo Szot on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

David Bedella will join the Broadway cast of & Juliet as Lance, the Olivier Award-winning role he originiated in the West End. He begins performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on…

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Torch Song

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Torch Song to premiere at 2024 Midsumma Festival

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Michael Urie to Host Out of the Box Theatrics 2024-2025 Season Launch Event

Michael Urie (Broadway’s Spamalot, Torch Song, How to Succeed…) will host Out of the Box Theatrics' 2024-2025 season launch event on Monday, January 29, 2024.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

ReDISCoveries: Assassins (Original Cast Recording) by JK

ReDISCoveries: Assassins (Original Cast Recording) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week or so, I’ll write a…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

ReDISCoveries: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1994 Broadway Cast Recording): Part One by JK

ReDISCoveries: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1994 Broadway Cast Recording): Part One Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every ot…

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Monday, September 4, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1983 vs 2023 - The Good Stuff II by JK

 40 Years of Broadway: 1983 vs 2023 - The Good Stuff II In the first part of "The Good Stuff," we talked about administrative/economic aspects of the Broadway experience (HERE). Today,…

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Friday, August 11, 2023

Broadway Jeopardy! - Game 7 by JK

 Broadway Jeopardy! Game 7 OK, Broadway trivia fans! Time for another round of America's favorite game show a la JK's TheatreScene, and as you'll see we are going for the gold this week.…

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Ron Fassler

June 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Between 41st and 66th streets there are forty-two legit Broadway theatres (this includes the Palace, currently under renovation an…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

1983 Tony Awards flashback: When ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ made history by Susan King

The 76th annual Tony Awards have already made history. For the first time, two of the acting nominees identify as non-binary: Harrison Ghee who is contending for lead actor in musical for �…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Take Me Out Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Welcome Second Child by Lindsey Sullivan

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita have welcomed their second child. The Take Me Out Tony winner took to Instagram on November 15 to announce the latest member of the Empires, the fictio…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

TORCH SONG TRILOGY w/ Mom! by Automatic Episode Import

"I care a great deal. But not enough..." The 4 hour epic that launched Harvey Fierstein and finally made gay men palatable to many's Torch Song Trilogy. Matt's mom, the iconi…

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Monday, August 1, 2022

McEntee Named First Recipient Of New LGBTQ+ Theatre Writer Fellowship by Frank Rizzo

NEW YORK—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) and Foundation ATCA have announced the first recipient of the ATCA Helbing fellowship for LGBTQ+ theater writers. Members of the He…

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Theater Books for Summer Reading 2022 by Jan Simpson

Now that Covid has been around for more than two years and vaccines have made contracting the virus a little less scary, a new kind of normal is settling in. The Tony award ceremonies return…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

IT’S TONY SEASON by Ron Fassler

Harold Prince, victorious with Tony #20 for “Showboat,” with Gregory Hines (1995).Now that the 2022 Tony Awards nominations have been announced and campaigning is in full swing, as usua…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Design Workshop with Clint Ramos & David Zinn by American Theatre Wing

Join us for a special design workshop with Tony Award-winning Designers, Clint Ramos and David Zinn! Clint and David will speak with four MFA Scenic and Costume Design students as they parti…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Oliver! (1962 OBCR) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Two-Time Olivier Award Winner Antony Sher Dies at 72 by Lindsey Sullivan

Stage and screen star Antony Sher has died at the age of 72. In September, his husband, collaborator and Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran announced he would take a …

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 8 - 14 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: June 8 - 14 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   June 10, 1982: Transferring from off-Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy  opened at The Little Theatre (renamed The Hele…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 1 - 7 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: June 1 - 7 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   June 1, 1971: Good grief! You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a smash hit off-Broadway, opened at the Golden Theatre, w…

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Monday, April 26, 2021

#259 DAVID GARRISON, Actor by Elizabeth Wheless

One of Broadway's most reliable character men, David Garrison, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his time in such shows as A History of the American Film, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the…

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Michael Urie to Star in Michael Mayer's Single All the Way on Netflix by Caitlin Moynihan

Holiday plans are in full swing thanks to this news! According to Variety, stage favorite Michael Urie is set to star in a new gay holiday rom-com directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer. Sing…

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Michael Urie to Lead Gay Netflix Rom Com From Tony Winner Michael Mayer

Urie's Broadway credits include 'Celebrity Autobiography,' 'Torch Song,' 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' and the 2020 production of 'Grand Horizons.' 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Ep128 – Michael Urie: Ugly Betty, Torch Song, Grand Horizons by Bpn Admin Cs

Maybe best known for his starring role as Mark St. James on Ugly Betty (opposite Vanessa Williams), Michael Urie is not only a star of the stage and screen, but also a director and executive…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Martin Markinson Dies at 89 by Dan Meyer

The theatre maker worked on Torch Song Trilogy, The Gathering, and Honeymoon in Vegas.

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Martin Markinson Dies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ Producer, Broadway Theater Rescuer Was 89 by Greg Evans

Martin Markinson, a producer and theater owner who took Torch Song Trilogy to Broadway and returned the venue now known as the Hayes Theatre to theatrical use, died Thursday, January 7 at hi…

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Monday, December 14, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Cast by JK

We started off this month's Musical of the Month, Hairspray with a look back at the origins and facts behind the original Broadway production. This week, we take a closer look at that cas…

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Broadway Games: Word Search: The 2019-2020 Season by JK

Who doesn't love a word search? How about one that is all about Broadway? It's the best of both worlds this week, readers! True, it covers this crazy past season, but still... Standard rules…

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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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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards