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Discount Theatre in NYC: Off-Broadway Week 2017
(September 20, 2017) - Though Broadway typically gets the spotlight, New York City’s theatre scene goes far beyond the Great White Way. Explore some of the city’s smaller stages this February and March by taking advantage of Off-Broadway Week. Sponsored by NYC & Company, Off-Broadway Week gives theatergoers the chance to purchase 2-for-1 tickets to select Off-Broadway shows. The promotion will run from September 25 – October 8. (read the story...)


Manhattan Stages Become Celebrity Central
(September 08, 2017) - Millennials, Gen-Xers, Boomers—whatever generational mindset you embrace, rest assured you can indulge your inner fan during this star-spangled new season. Not only is Broadway seeing seismic numbers of A-listers from TV and film, but Off-Broadway’s growing roster of big names is probably breaking some kind of theatrical record as well. (read the story...)


Breaking News on the Broadway Front
(September 06, 2017) - Who knew the balance of post-Labor Day week would come bearing Broadway buzz of the “yikes!” persuasion? Some of us are still reeling or—as the Brits would say—we’re a bit gob-smacked. Cutting to the chase, it was just announced that Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (originally slated to end its run on January 7th) has posted a closing date of Sunday, September 24th. (read the story...)


Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic
(September 05, 2017) - The hit off-Broadway show Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, already enjoyed by over 20,000 people, just got a little bit more off-Broadway-er. Puffs transfers to a new production at New World Stages starting July 8th! (read the story...)


Save on NYC's Best Theater During 2 for 1 Broadway Week!
(August 28, 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 September, for instance, can take advantage of Broadway Week, which will offer 2-for-1 tickets to top Broadway shows. (read the story...)


Broadway Buzz for Kids: Frozen, Charlie, and Wicked News
(August 14, 2017) - It has been floating around the “arriving on Broadway in 2018” stratosphere for awhile now, but happily, Frozen -- Disney’s highly anticipated stage musical based on the 2013 jumbo animated hit film of the same name -- has a theatre, an official preview date and, most importantly, “first dibs at tickets” info. (read the story...)


Star Gazing on Broadway This Fall
(August 11, 2017) - Sure, summer’s winding down and the new theatre season’s a month or two away from full-throttle, but trust me: star power and new faces are making 2017’s transition from August to September a white-hot time of year. Classics like The Phantom of the Opera and newcomers like Prince of Broadway are only part of New York’s expansive theatrical picture. I invite you to indulge in some serious celeb sighting! (read the story...)


Guess Who's Coming to Broadway...(Spoiler Alert: The Boss)
(August 09, 2017) - Oh, the bizarre cross pollination of Broadway of the 2017-2018 season: from SpongeBob SquarePants and his under-the-sea cohorts to two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson’s return to Broadway after a 30 year hiatus in Three Tall Women (alongside 2017 Tony winner Laurie Metcalf); to the spanking new Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical Escape to Margaritaville to Downton Abbey’s Cora Crowley (Oscar nominee Elizabeth McGovern) in J.B. Priestly’s vintage Time and the Conways. (read the story...)


Broadway's Best Tour & VIP Packages
(July 24, 2017) - Everyone knows that a show on Broadway is something worth seeing, and now you can do more than watch. With Broadway Plus VIP Services, you can go behind-the-scenes of some of Broadway’s hit productions to meet cast members, tour exclusive spaces, and learn fascinating facts about what goes into making an unforgettable performance. There are plenty of VIP Packages to choose from—both new and old—and you can’t go wrong with any of them. (read the story...)


Indecent Exposure: Catch This Powerful Broadway Show While You Still Can
(July 21, 2017) - Exquisite. Evocative. Heartwarming and heartbreaking. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel has given Broadway theatregoers the season’s most haunting production: Indecent. (read the story...)


Experience NYC's Immigrant History with Amerike—The Golden Land
(July 18, 2017) - Amerike—The Golden Land, a re-invented musical being brought back to the stage by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene in NYC this summer, is a story of cultural immigration, xenophobia, social struggles, economic difficulties, and the learning of a new language, filled with powerful messages. This Off-Broadway show at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will bring up important questions of what it means to integrate into something new, whether it be a place or a group of people, taking an immersive journey in the process. (read the story...)


The New Season Takes Shape in New York Theatre
(July 11, 2017) - It’s time to turn your attention to the new season of New York theatre, already in progress. (read the story...)


The Elder Price Is Right: Book of Mormon’s Nic Rouleau
(July 11, 2017) - The character played by Nic Rouleau is described in The Book of Mormon script as “a young, dashing Mormon Missionary…with a big smile on his face” and he is the first post-prologue character onstage at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. (read the story...)


Coming Soon: New Cast for A Doll's House, Part 2
(July 07, 2017) - When Broadway contracts expire, it’s not uncommon for actors, particularly those with West Coast roots, to take it on the lam. The most recent – and newsworthy – departures involved the four-character cast from the Tony-nominated Best Play, A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. (read the story...)


Broadway and Off-Broadway Closings: Farewell to The Little Foxes and More
(June 30, 2017) - It’s a phrase, it’s a song, it’s a cliché… and now and again it actually reads factual when it refers to New York theatre: “Only the good die young.” In stage parlance, it translates to: “only the good close young.” Read on for our guide to fond farewells to Broadway and Off-Broadway this summer. (read the story...)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Your Golden Ticket to Wonka Mania
(June 28, 2017) - Interesting kid, Charlie Bucket, the young hero of Broadway’s latest family-friendly sensation, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He lives in a single parent home. Sort of. While his mom (Emily Padgett) works numerous jobs, the two share their home with all four of Charlie’s grandparents—who have retired (literally) to one seriously gridlocked bed. Not that they mind. In fact, aside from their diet of deceased vegetables and a lack of heat, they seem to enjoy their tucked-in lives. (read the story...)


Summer Theatre in NYC: Fests and More
(June 23, 2017) - While Broadway shakes off its residual Tony Night stardust, I suggest adding to your wish list of Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, and Miss Saigon some of Off-Broadway’s summer plays, musicals, and festivals—performed indoors and out. Imagine: shows poised to take on Broadway in a year or two...stars keeping it real in the classics…parodies with wild ride guarantees…thought-provoking…unorthodox…and sometimes free! (read the story...)


106.7 LITE FM Brings Free Broadway Back to Bryant Park for Summer
(June 20, 2017) - The best performers and biggest shows from NYC's Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters will be returning for free lunchtime performances at Bryant Park throughout July and August. (read the story...)


Tony Awards: The Aftermath Commences (The Latest Closings and Extended Runs)
(June 14, 2017) - Once the Tonys pass, Broadway tongues will get to wagging on closings, extended runs, and all the other fallout from the awards show. An annual inevitability? State of the Arts tradition? Or maybe, a simply worded cliché: let's get this show on the road. Any way you tweet it, it happens as a direct result of the Tony Awards. (read the story...)


Take It Sleazy: Jon Jon Briones in Miss Saigon’s First Broadway Revival
(June 14, 2017) - The acclaimed Broadway revival of Miss Saigon brings back the tragic love story of Chris (Alistair Brammer), an American soldier, and Kim (Eva Noblezada), a 17-year-old Vietnamese bargirl, shortly before United States troops evacuate Saigon in 1975. As for the third key player in this compelling musical, look to “The Engineer”—the sleazy opportunist who runs the bar-and-brothel where Kim and other young women work. Dressed in shades of purple and red, his long hair looking sweaty, Jon Jon Briones captures The Engineer’s shadiness from his first seconds onstage. (read the story...)


Notes From the Tony Trenches: 2017 Award Wrap Up
(June 12, 2017) - As far as the 2017 Tony Awards go, color me saturated. From the schvitzy red carpet prequel to the protracted opening number to mega musical performances to playwright synopses to backstage commercial lead-ins to assorted comedic tidbits to thank-you speeches laced with pokes at the current administration’s disdain for the arts…it was a wild ride. (read the story...)


Church & State: Catch It Pronto, Before It Goes!
(May 26, 2017) - The Off-Broadway play Church & State grew from Jason Odell Williams’s visceral reaction to three gun-related tragedies. Catch it before it closes, June 4th. (read the story...)


"The Band's Visit" Plans a Stay on Broadway
(May 24, 2017) - If, like me (#mortified), you missed The Band’s Visit -- aka a “Best of the Year” pick by multiple media sources, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post -- during its initial mini-run (12/8 /16 to 1/8/17) at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater, get ready for a second chance: it will be punching Broadway’s fall clock starting October 7th with an official opening date of November 9th. (read the story...)


Ali Ewoldt, Phantom’s First Asian-American Leading Lady
(May 19, 2017) - The half-mask, the chandelier, the powerful organ refrain—“Phans” of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stirring classic, The Phantom of the Opera, know these iconic elements well. And as the musical approaches its 30th anniversary next January, it remains as vibrant as ever for Broadway cognoscenti…and those who want to be. (Just listen to the murmurs from the audience at the first strains of “Think of Me” and “Angel of Music.”) (read the story...)


Broadway's Latest Buzz, From Glenda Jackson to King Kong
(May 19, 2017) - It’s reassuring to know a couple of this season’s VIP players have signed on for Three Tall Women, slated to hit Broadway next spring. Joe Mantello, whose run as alongside Sally Field’s Amanda in The Glass Menagerie ends its run this coming Sunday, will be directing Laurie Metcalf, a Tony nominee for her current five-star run as Nora Helmer in A Doll’s House, Part 2. Oh yes, also appearing with Metcalf will be two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson who returns to Broadway after a 30 year absence. [The youngest tall woman – and non-speaking Boy character – remain floating about the murky casting realm of TBA..] (read the story...)



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