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The Cher Show: We’ve Got You, Babe!

(July 16, 2019) - “Sonny is the complicated partner that launches Cher on her upward and sometimes downward track,” says Jarrod Spector, who plays Sonny—Cher’s husband, manager, and comedic foil—as she overcomes her early insecurities and transforms into a superstar. (read the story...)

King Kong on Broadway: Catch Him While You Can

(July 12, 2019) - The 2,000-pound gorilla may be about to exit the room, but not before he leaves a legacy of the loudest audience oohs, ahhs, and OMGs in Broadway history—and a Tony Award tribute to his headline-grabbing stage presence! (read the story...)

Off-Broadway’s Best: Sizzling Summertime Picks

(July 11, 2019) - When it comes to theatre in the Big Apple, some like it hot—even in July and August. So I suggest heading to Off-Broadway, home to some of the hottest shows in town, including my personal roster of 14 do-not-miss productions, hand-picked for every member of the family! (read the story...)

Summer Savings on The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

(June 28, 2019) - The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking, sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and live musical performances! Save $15 off ticket price with City Guide. (read the story...)

Reviewer’s Beat: The Imbible and Day Drinking

(June 26, 2019) - Entering the intimate Green Room bar at New World Stages—setting for both The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking and Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical—means shedding the world outside and giving yourself over to a sparkling young cast who know their way around mixology, comedy, history, and a fast costume change. (read the story...)

Buzzalicious Theatre Here (NYC) & Now (WorldPride)

(June 25, 2019) - Après the Tonys…Thrill? Relief? Letdown? Opportunity? The latter, of course, has much to do with taking on uncharted Broadway by scoring tickets to the 2019-2020 season’s first wave of shows. (read the story...)

Best of the Best NYC Theatre Fests: Summer, 2019

(June 25, 2019) - June, July, and August in the Big Apple are known for Theatre Festivals—arguably the most innovative and inspiring in the world—and some of these events include shows from around the globe. And taking advantage of these fests is a right of theatrical passage for up and coming artists, and the audiences who ride the cutting edge to meet them for the first time during summer in the city. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: Last Man Club

(June 21, 2019) - In Last Man Club, Axis Theater Company, the bold standard of boundary-breaking Off-Broadway theatre, once again serves up a powder keg banquet of characters, this time relegated to the Lost & Found Department of Dust Bowl Americana. (read the story...)

Life Sucks.: Who Knew Angst Could Be So Much Fun?

(June 10, 2019) - Thankfully, for those of us unable to navigate the production’s initial run, playwright Aaron Posner’s ingenious riff on Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya—Life Sucks.— has returned to take up residence at 42nd Street’s Theatre Row. (read the story...)

Mean Girls, Mean Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do? | Taylor Louderman on Broadway

(May 23, 2019) - When Taylor Louderman makes her entrance as “apex predator” Regina George in Tina Fey’s acclaimed new musical Mean Girls, she arrives in a spectacularly gauzy burst of pink attitude. (read the story...)

'Tis the Season to Be Tony: 2019 Tony Predictions

(May 17, 2019) - The game’s on, my friends, but the question remains: will it end with a sweep or a variety pack of shows taking a sliver of the 73rd Annual Tony Awards pie? (read the story...)

A Julie Nichols for a New Era: Lilli Cooper Shines in Tootsie

(April 23, 2019) - I last saw Lilli Cooper in SpongeBob SquarePants playing Sandy Cheeks and she was the most adorable thing on Broadway. Now she’s bringing a different sort of adorableness to the role of Julie Nichols, the leading lady caught up in a convoluted romance in Tootsie. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: To Kill a Mockingbird

(April 16, 2019) - Unlike Harper Lee’s novel and the 1962 film, Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird begins in the courtroom—a tableau of characters that unfolds in flashbacks, the effect being a memory play (semi-autobiographical from Lee’s perspective), and a haunting one at that. (read the story...)

On Broadway: Breakout Hits & Big Name Buzz

(April 15, 2019) - As we turn the corner to the Tony Awards’ home stretch, major star wattage fills the theatres of Broadway. (read the story...)

Jonathan Freeman and Aladdin's 'Whole New World' on Broadway

(April 04, 2019) - In Aladdin, there is no doubt about the source of all infamy: Jafar, the sultan’s manipulative vizier scheming for control of the fictional Arabian city of Agrabah. And without question, Jonathan Freeman—who has played Jafar for a quarter century, in Disney’s animated film version and its sequel, television series, and video games—personifies Jafar’s fiendishness. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: Alice by Heart and Marys Seacole

(March 29, 2019) - Theater reviews of both Alice By Heart, and Marys Seacole. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: My Fair Lady's New Cast Members

(March 26, 2019) - Gorgeous and wonderfully cast when it opened in April, 2018, My Fair Lady’s longevity has opened it up to a handful of distinguished replacements, starting with Laura Benanti who stepped into the role of Eliza Doolittle.  (read the story...)

10 Magic Shows to See Now in NYC

(March 26, 2019) - New York has a robust magic community (fittingly) hiding in plain sight. Some of the world’s top magicians stage mind-blowing shows in the city every week, assisted with state-of-the-art production and one-of-a-kind settings like the oldest magic shop in the city. Be astounded and amazed at these 10 shows currently running in New York. Abracadabra! (read the story...)

NYC's Immersive Theater for Kids: Pip’s Island

(March 22, 2019) - Welcome to Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue, the groundbreaking take on interactive theatre that hits all the right notes for parents and little ones—from cool concept and live actors to fun music and creative problem solving, all set against a propulsive storyline. (read the story...)

Broadway News: Hugh Jackman Is The Music Man, James Corden Hosts the Tonys

(March 19, 2019) - Jeremy Jordan to join the cast of Broadway's Waitress; Hugh Jackman to return to Broadway in 2020 starring in The Music Man, and James Corden will helm the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. (read the story...)

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

(March 14, 2019) - 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...)

NYC's Extreme Street Beat—Stomp Day Is Now

(February 27, 2019) - Today’s the day: the mayor’s declaration that February 27th, 2019 is officially “STOMP Day” in New York—an honor reflecting Stomp’s 25th anniversary in the City That Never Sleeps. And clearly, the show’s formidable rhythms and percussive pulse are doing their part to keep it that way. (read the story...)

Star Power Ignited: March On and Off Broadway

(February 26, 2019) - Broadway’s version of March Madness is clocking in with an intoxicating influx of comedies, dramas, and musicals—bringing with them a wave of award-winning celebrities. (read the story...)

Spark Your Child's Imagination at Pip's Island, An Immersive Experience Coming to NYC

(February 26, 2019) - Imagine your child could enter the world of her favorite cartoon, interact with the characters, and save the day. Pip’s Island brings your child’s dream to life with its immersive entertainment center, coming to New York’s Times Square area in 2019. (read the story...)

Funny, Fearless, Fabulous: It’s Showtime for Celebs on Broadway

(January 30, 2019) - Don’t count on finding them weaving through Times Square or chowing down on 99-cent storefront pizza slices, but if seeing celebrities in their natural habitat is on your NYC bucket list, you probably won’t be disappointed just walking (or dining) in the Theater District. (read the story...)


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