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Broadway’s On Your Feet! | The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
(February 17, 2017) - If you plan to be backstage at the Marquis Theatre between shows on any given Saturday, it’s a good idea to brush up on your Spanish. The bilingual cast of On Your Feet!—the high-octane musical bio about Emilio and Gloria Estefan—has reserved the day to converse exclusively “en Español,” or, as leading lady Ana Villafañe explains, “It’s a game we play every week to honor our cultures and the two people [who] brought these cultures together through their music.” (read the story...)


Preview Season for New York Theatre: 1984 & More!
(February 07, 2017) - Football season? Over. Theatre season? Just revving up. In the now, previews: the new offerings of On-, Off-, and Off-Off-Broadway are entering the theatrical arena at an exhilarating rate. (read the story...)


The Big BroadwayCon 2017 Wrap Up!
(February 02, 2017) - BroadwayCon—the theatre-addict’s pipeline to merchandise, networking, cavorting, hobnobbing—with each other and the celebs who make the Great White Way great—may be over but, like reliving a favorite show in your mind’s eye, the takeaway is indelible. (read the story...)


Happy Bubble Birthday (A Gazillion Times Over!)
(January 30, 2017) - On Saturday, February 15th the family-friendly, ultra-popular, über-delightful, mega-awesome Gazillion Bubble Show will celebrate its tenth anniversary at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages. (read the story...)


The Devil Wears Prada Heads to Broadway
(January 30, 2017) - Books–to-movies-to-mega-stage-musicals may be business as usual by now, but sometimes the stakes are high enough to celebrate—like when Sir Elton John (music) and Paul Rudnick (book and lyrics) team up to write a musical version of The Devil Wears Prada for Broadway. (read the story...)


New York Theatre's February Celebrity Scene
(January 25, 2017) - The crush of powerhouse players steamrolling their way onto Broadway this February says it all: 2017’s superstar muscle has arrived. (read the story...)


A Bronx Tale's Nick Cordero and Bigger-Than-Life Life
(January 20, 2017) - Few Broadway shows have the professional pedigree brought to life in the memory musical A Bronx Tale. Born of actor-writer Chazz Palminteri’s hit one-man stage/childhood-through-young-adulthood 1960s flashback, this indelible production shines brightly thanks in part to the performance by Nick Cordero as complicated gangster/mentor to Calogero (Chazz) that strikes the loudest and most poignant chord with theatergoers. (read the story...)


Broadway Behind the Scenes: BroadwayCon Update, Aladdin Changes, and More
(January 18, 2017) - For the next couple of weeks leading up to BroadwayCon’s three days kicking off on January 27th, I expect there will be one, two, or several more updates to my original story. This is the first. (read the story...)


New York's Concert for America on Inauguration Day
(January 18, 2017) - Described as a “star-studded benefit concert highlighting the diversity and hope that is America at its best,” Concert for America will take place at Town Hall on Friday, January 20 at 3pm. (read the story...)


Unprecedented Broadway: Cirque de Soleil PARAMOUR
(January 10, 2017) - It may be teeming with virtuoso acrobats, tumblers, aerialists, unicyclists, and an irresistible clown (Nate Cooper), but Cirque de Soleil PARAMOUR is a world apart from conventional circus creations. Here these acts serve as a Cirque celebration and as a backdrop to one of Broadway’s most creative productions to date. (read the story...)


BroadwayCon 2017: Broadway's Biggest Names Come Out to Play
(January 10, 2017) - BroadwayCon, Broadway’s seismic annual event, has outgrown last year’s New York Hilton Midtown venue. For 2017, from Friday, January 27th through Sunday the 29th, BroadwayCon will “play” NYC’s Jacob Javits Center with a star-spangled “cast” of celebs, both onstage & behind the scenes. Carpe BroadwayCon! (read the story...)


Save on NYC's Best Theater During Winter Broadway Week!
(January 06, 2017) - Broadway is home to some of the highest quality productions in the world—and, unfortunately, also some of the highest ticket prices. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to save money on tickets to the Great White Way. Theatergoers heading to Broadway this January and February, for instance, can take advantage of Broadway Week, which will offer 2-for-1 tickets to top Broadway shows. (read the story...)


A Confident and Compelling 'Othello: The Remix'
(January 04, 2017) - I first read Othello in high school; I directed a scene from it in college; I’ve sat through countless stage productions and I’ve caught a few film versions here and there (thank you, TCM). But I have never been as swept up in the emotional trajectory of the characters as I was in the Q Brother’s hip-hop take, Othello: The Remix. (read the story...)


New to Broadway: Debuts from Cate Blanchett, Mel B & More!
(January 03, 2017) - When it comes to New York in the throes of winter, the thrill of the chill is a plus only for those who get a kick out of all things arctic. For the rest of us, it’s not as alluring to be hopping giant puddles at street corners and scaling grungy piles—January’s slush fund concept isn’t so much an illicit nest egg as it is an investment in waterproof boots. (read the story...)


Broadway's Latest: Closings and Openings for January 2017
(January 03, 2017) - As it is most Januarys, Broadway is up to its eyeballs in New York theatre bloodletting. Still, this year the adieus are coming so thick and fast it’s hard to believe the Great White Way will ever reach capacity again. (read the story...)


Catch 'Em Before They're Gone! Finishing the Year on Broadway
(December 27, 2016) - The New Year will soon be upon us, and while it brings about a new slew of theatrical attractions (hello, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! How you doin’, Groundhog Day?!), it also signals its fair share of closings…The early days of 2017, unfortunately, mark the final hours for some of Broadway’s greatest recent hits. (read the story...)


Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™
(December 12, 2016) - The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is back for 2016, with high-kicking Rockettes welcoming in the season as they have since 1933. (read the story...)


The Best Alternative Holiday Shows in NYC
(December 09, 2016) - Face it—we all love The Nutcracker and The Rockettes, but sometimes during the holidays, it’s nice to branch out. With that in mind, we’ve come up with some alternative holiday entertainment in New York City. We’re not suggesting you forego the classics, just add on to them with these special holiday shows. (read the story...)


Eric Petersen Takes the Lead in School of Rock
(December 08, 2016) - The talented children at the exclusive Horace Green prep school in School of Rock: The Musical are taught to strive (but conform); to achieve (but stick to old traditions). Their parents don’t listen to them. Clearly, these kids are ripe for change, and they get it from an unlikely source: schlubby Dewey Finn (Eric Petersen), who has scammed his way into a job as a substitute teacher after being ousted from his hard-rock band. (read the story...)


Cats on Broadway: One for the “Memory” Book
(December 07, 2016) - The musical Cats is back and all kinds of iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber mastery has once again pounced onto Broadway. This time it’s at the Neil Simon Theatre, where a vibrant revival has introduced a new generation (or two) to T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” (read the story...)


In Transit: Broadway’s New “Underground” Musical
(November 29, 2016) - On first glance, Donyale Werle’s subway station set for Broadway’s new a cappella musical In Transit reads eerily familiar—especially for New Yorkers who do most of their traveling beneath the city. After staring at it a while, however, you realize that it’s an “everystation”: the signage is non-specific, allowing characters to navigate multiple stops—and encounters. (read the story...)


Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy: The Best of NYC's Holiday Theatre + Gifts
(November 29, 2016) - In New York, the holiday theatre season means a feast of heavenly holiday goodies that sing, dance, jingle, and light up stages across the Great White Way and beyond. Here’s a list designed to entertain everyone from tiny tots to the young at heart. Read on for the best of NYC's holiday theatre season. (read the story...)


Holiday Shows NYC: The Nutcracker, Radio City, and More
(November 15, 2016) - New York City will be celebrating the holiday season like nowhere else. In addition to the classic decorations and holiday events, New York adds some holiday cheer to the performing arts, with theatre and dance productions around the city taking on a seasonal theme. Here are our picks for the top holiday shows in NYC to check out this winter. (read the story...)


Interactive Entertainment for Kids: Pip's Island Thrills in NYC
(November 14, 2016) - Looking for fun with kids in New York? Pip's Island is new in town, offering up a unique take on interactive theatre. (read the story...)


Chicago at 20 and All That Jazz
(November 09, 2016) - NaTasha Yvette Williams dazzles as the duplicitous Mama in Chicago on Broadway. (read the story...)



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