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Bloodlust on Off-Broadway: Wicked Clone the Cinema Musical

(March 29, 2018) - As vampire historians visiting the Davenport Theatre would disclose (under a full-fanged-blood-red moon), Wicked Clone the Cinema Musical is a long overdue theatrical moment – especially since it began in 15th –century Transylvania with the birth of identical twin sisters Mihaela and Gabriela. (read the story...)

All Systems Go: NYC’s Theatre Season Lifts Off

(March 26, 2018) - Pedal-to-metal doesn’t begin to describe the annual frenzy surrounding Broadway’s busiest time of year--spring. (read the story...)

Stomp: Off-Broadway's Finest Spectacle

(March 22, 2018) - If you’ve never bothered to see an Off-Broadway show during your time in New York City, then we think it’s fair to say that you’re missing out…big time. STOMP, a spectacular theatrical performance is one of Manhattan’s most beloved resident performances with its musical presence, and as you’re about to learn, it’s a show that everybody must see at least once in their lives (if not many, many more times). (read the story...)

Life of Pie: Katharine McPhee to Join the Cast of Broadway’s Waitress

(March 14, 2018) - A handful of years before the #MeToo movement turned the spotlight onto female empowerment, Broadway shattered the glass ceiling when Waitress announced an all-female creative team. It was a Broadway first. (read the story...)

Scar's Face: The Lion King’s Villainous Stephen Carlile

(February 23, 2018) - Scar: Simba’s uncle; Mufasa’s younger brother; and the most complex character in Disney’s The Lion King. Especially in the hands—or claw-like paws—of Stephen Carlile, an ultra-charming Brit who has endowed Scar with a delicious three-dimensional malevolence. (read the story...)

Torch Song on the Move to Broadway

(February 21, 2018) - After raves, extensions, and a sold-out run at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage, Torch Song with that production’s stars—Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl—is headed to Broadway. Directing is Tony nominee Moisés Kaufman (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; I Am My Own Wife). (read the story...)

Stage Stoked: Big Stars on Broadway and Beyond

(February 16, 2018) - At this very almost-March moment, the megalopolis known as New York, New York is the most theatrically exciting city on the planet thanks to electrifying new productions, record-breaking musicals, long-awaited revivals, and high-profile celebs who make Broadway and Off-Broadway their home for a limited—or ongoing—run. (read the story...)

Confessions of a Theatre Geek: BroadwayCon 2018

(February 07, 2018) - Over the last weekend this January, the third BroadwayCon conference convened at The Jacob Javits Center. Three days of panels, performances, workshops, meetups, singalongs, autographs, selfies, cosplay, star and show reunions, plus an expansive marketplace comprise the already iconic event. (read the story...)

Kristin Maldonado and Kandi Burruss: A Starry Season Skyrockets Onto Broadway

(January 24, 2018) - Long-awaited Broadway blockbusters; adored stage and screen performers; the world’s best theatre companies stretching from one end of the island to the other…welcome to February, Manhattan-style. Here, even frigid pre- and post-Valentine’s Day temperatures don’t stand a chance against the sizzling love fest sweeping New York’s stages this February. (read the story...)

January Comings and Goings Launch Broadway Into 2018

(January 19, 2018) - Thanks to a scorecard of white-hot shows laced with a jolt of celebrity voltage, Broadway is positioned to become a mega theatre mecca for January, 2018. (read the story...)

Avenue Q: NYC’s Part-Puppet, Part-Human, Off-Broadway Sensation

(December 19, 2017) - Thought puppets were for kids? Think again. Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the ageless story of a bright-eyed college graduate arriving in New York City with big dreams and a near-empty bank account — and it’s not necessarily the type of show you want to take your children to see (the storyline touches on issues like sex, drinking, and porn-surfing). Part-puppet, part-person, next time you’re looking for a show that will have your sides aching from so much laughter, Avenue Q is your stop. (read the story...)

Broadway Breaking Buzz: The Holiday Season + the Go-Go's and Pretty Woman

(December 13, 2017) - The holiday season spilling into the New Year is a balancing act for theatre lovers. On one hand you have a buoyant collection of shows celebrating seasonal magic: concerts laced with carols, The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, a gaggle of Off-Broadway A Christmas Carols, and Santa hopping back and forth from sharing the stage with the Rockettes during Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular to mentoring Buddy in Elf the Musical at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. (read the story...)

A Glorious Sound: The Songwriting Team of Once on This Island

(December 05, 2017) - When the subject turns to the songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty there tends to be a respectful pause and a smile. Not only are they musical theatre superstars (legendary...prolific...award-winning), they’re the good guys—people you want to have brunch with. And be inspired by. (read the story...)

Born to Extended Run: Springsteen on Broadway Now Through June 30th, 2018

(November 28, 2017) - They don’t call him The Boss for nothing. Bruce Springsteen, who is effectively proving he’s “born to run” at the intimate (i.e., under 1,000 seats) Walter Kerr Theatre in his sellout solo show, Springsteen on Broadway, is giving his legions of fans who were unable to score tickets to see him up-close-and-personal, a second chance. (read the story...)

New York Theatre Holiday Buzz and Gifts: 2017 Edition!

(November 28, 2017) - With giant-sized Christmas trees, snowflakes, and menorahs lighting up the month of December all over the Big Apple, it’s good to know that Broadway and Off-Broadway are keeping up Great Festive Expectations, from music to intimate interactive holiday gatherings to family-fabulous fun stuff. (read the story...)

NYC Holiday Shows: Beyond the Obvious

(November 27, 2017) - Just when you thought you aced holiday and other theatrical offerings this December, here are a few more to add to your wish list – choose wisely, plan accordingly, and enjoy big-time! (read the story...)

Big News for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Christmas Spectacular

(November 16, 2017) - It was announced this week that the family-friendly musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony winner Christian Borle will play its final Broadway performance on January 14th. Having opened on April 23rd, the show will have played 27 reviews and 305 regular performances. (read the story...)

Back Where She Belongs: Hello, Bernadette!

(November 09, 2017) - Iconic, captivating, and Broadway’s ultimate 24-carat gem, two-time Tony-winner Bernadette Peters is heading "back where she belongs": stopping traffic from one end of the Great White Way to the other in the megahit revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Hello, Dolly! (read the story...)

November Stages New York: It’s Show Time!

(November 01, 2017) - From edgy to quirky to who-knows-what, the new theatre season is riding New York’s Broadway and Off-Broadway fast track in full pedal-to-metal velocity, fueled equally by celebrity muscle and the infusion of talented up-and-comers. (read the story...)

Derek Klena and Anastasia—Broadway’s Mysterious 'Journey to the Past'

(October 27, 2017) - In the early scenes of the musical Anastasia, the setting morphs from the extravagant Imperial Palace ballroom in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1917, to a drab street scene in what has become Leningrad, 1927, filled with desperate and struggling locals. Yet even with political banners touting the success of the Russian Revolution looming in the background, a rumor is rapidly spreading: the Grand Duchess Anastasia survived the Bolsheviks’ killings of her family—Czar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, and her four siblings—nine years earlier. (read the story...)

Review: Shakespeare in Love at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

(October 20, 2017) - The words of William Shakespeare have graced millions of theatres throughout history, but this fall, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is putting the Bard himself on stage. Based on the 1998 film by the same name, Shakespeare in Love is a high-spirited adaptation that puts an entertaining spin on the playwright’s life and one of his most iconic works. (read the story...)

October Stages: Celebrity Pull on Broadway

(October 16, 2017) - Don’t even bother checking your rearview mirror: New York’s new theatre season is in the moment, shattering the fall status quo with superstars Bruce Springsteen (in his Broadway debut, Springsteen on Broadway) and John Leguizamo (re-emerging after a five-year hiatus from Broadway) in his latest solo comedy, Latin History for Morons. (read the story...)

Broadway Latest: Meteor Shower Cast Change and War Paint Closing

(October 13, 2017) - Preemptive Broadway closings always strike a melancholy chord, especially when they impact two of the world’s most luminous musical theatre stars: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (read the story...)

Jackie Burns, Defying Gravity in Wicked on Broadway

(October 13, 2017) - Jackie Burns and her family attended a preview of Wicked in 2003 at the Gershwin Theatre, starring Idina Menzel, defying gravity as Elphaba, the green-skinned Ozian who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Witnessing Menzel embody this fierce female character—who could really belt a ballad—moved Burns to make a vow. “I turned to my mom and I said, ‘I have to play Elphaba,’ ” she said. ‘She’s my dream role.’ It was mind blowing.” (read the story...)

To the Moon, Alice! The Honeymooners at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse

(October 13, 2017) - A classic TV hit is making its way off the silver screen and onto the stage this fall with The Honeymooners at Paper Mill Playhouse, a brand-new musical making its world premiere with a bevy of Broadway talent. (read the story...)


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