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And So It Begins...Celebrities Hit New York Stages for Fall

(September 07, 2018) - As fall valiantly tries to amp up its orange and gold profile, Broadway is busy welcoming an intriguing influx of new shows and stars. Many, many shows and more than many stars. Off-Broadway is no slouch, either…lots of celebrity voltage there as well. So. Shoulders back; deep breath; diving in…! (read the story...)

A New Tradition: Two Takes on Fiddler in Yiddish

(September 06, 2018) - See the Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof (with English and Russian supertitles), currently playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and you will know right off: there’s something about the Yiddish language. (read the story...)

Learn the Stories Behind the Playhouses of New York's Theater District

(August 17, 2018) - Beyond Broadway plays and their endless lore, there's a rich history to New York City's theatres. Read on to learn more about the back story behind the legendary Theater District of midtown Manhattan. (read the story...)

The 1st Annual Trump Family Special: Gina Gershon Takes on Melania

(August 15, 2018) - Triumphant from her Melania Trump appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Gina Gershon will soon be channeling her dead-on FLOTUS in a new musical lampoon-a-thon, The 1st Annual Trump Family Special, at Off-Broadway’s Triad Theatre. (read the story...)

Caissie Levy Sparkles as Frozen’s Elsa

(August 13, 2018) - When you step into Broadway’s St. James Theatre for Frozen, Disney’s latest stage adaptation of an animated feature, don’t think for a moment its appeal is limited to kids. (read the story...)

September Shenanigans on New York City Stages

(August 07, 2018) - As I survey the September stages—what's upcoming on Broadway and beyond in New York theater—I am moved to a confession. I am addicted to slapstick. So when I learned The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway’s longest running non-musical—once slated to close in September—had been tossed a lifeline through January 6th, I slipped on a banana peel and walked into a wall in celebration. (read the story...)

How to Score Discount Broadway Tickets

(July 24, 2018) - If you’re looking to see a show in New York City, you might be shocked by ticket prices listed online. Stalwart shows like The Lion King and Wicked can run you over $100—and don’t even get us started on Hamilton. Your options for discounted tickets require a bit of patience, but you could score big if you’re willing to wait for it! Here’s a guide to winning cheap tickets in New York: the land of lines. (read the story...)

Come From Away: A Once and Future Kindness

(July 24, 2018) - On the night of September 11, 2001, after the World Trade Center landscape had been desecrated into Ground Zero, Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein and a handful of their fellow NYC students sat around a piano letting music mitigate their emotions. (read the story...)

Wicked: 15 Years of Defying Gravity

(July 16, 2018) - With a loving wink to the 1939 MGM film, Broadway's Wicked takes flight with Glinda the Good, floating above the citizens of Oz in a bubble extravaganza wearing a fairy tale ball gown and radiant smile... (read the story...)

The Summer Stage Advantage: Superstar Power on Broadway

(July 12, 2018) - When heat waves sizzle their way into the Big Apple, take note: with enticing productions, noted actors, and generous blasts of A/C, Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres are NYC’s optimum chill-out havens. (read the story...)

New York Theater: Summer Stage Buzz

(June 19, 2018) - When the subject turns to New York’s summer performance scene, there’s a nifty element of surprise lurking behind countless curtains (symbolic or real), from Broadway to the hidden-treasure reaches of Off-Off the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Summer in the City: Ariana DeBose in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

(June 13, 2018) - Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, with its winning parade of Summer’s songs, is lighting up the stage of Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with its savvy portrait of the Queen of Disco. (read the story...)

Celebrating 75 Years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical with the NY Public Library

(June 13, 2018) - Musical theatre lovers who want to celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein's innovative partnership can now make their way to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, where a new exhibition is putting a spotlight on the songwriters’ career and legacy (read the story...)

2018 Tony Awards Wrap Up: A (Well?) Done Deal

(June 12, 2018) - Time to wrap up the 2018 Tony Awards: winners, losers, and more…so I didn’t totally tank on my predictions but I did underestimate the Tony voters' love for The Band’s Visit. And I am extremely pleased that love was reflected in the overall outcome…kudos to an amazing show. (read the story...)

Predictions for the 2018 Tony Awards

(June 07, 2018) - With the 72nd Annual Tony Awards only days away, I am once more honored to regale readers with predictions. Of winners. In key categories. Chosen by me. A masochistic venture at best because, should you be at all familiar with my success ratio over the years, I am embarrassingly iffy at this! (read the story...)

How to Score Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park in NYC

(May 25, 2018) - Shakespeare in the Park is a quintessential New York activity, with famous actors performing some of the finest dialogue written in English—and it all happens at an outdoor theater on beautiful summer evenings. Every day of the performances, you have a chance to win free tickets to the show. Read on to find out how! (read the story...)

Tony Season on Broadway: Beyond the Buzz

(May 18, 2018) - In a Tony nomination season dominated by pop culture and iconic revivals, it's easy to ignore simple question facing every theatregoer: what do you like? (read the story...)

License to Chill: Broadway Escapes to Margaritaville

(May 11, 2018) - Heaven for Parrot Heads (usually wherever Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are playing) has a new home in New York. At Broadway’s Marquis Theatre you’ll find Buffet’s rom-com musical Escape to Margaritaville, which uses his familiar songs about island getaways, grapefruit, pirates, and lost shakers of salt to breathe joyous, relaxed life into a rather enchanting love story with no shortage of comedy on the side. (read the story...)

The Play That Goes Wrong Gets It Exactly Right

(May 09, 2018) - I suspect the writers of The Play That Goes Wrong had a bit of trouble coming up with a name for their fabulously frenetic show. I mean, it could’ve easily been called “The Script That Goes Wrong,” “The Set That Runs Amok,” or “The Cast That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” Still, in terms of comic genius, everything about the production is very, very right. (read the story...)

SpongeBob on Broadway: An Exhilarating Postcard From Bikini Bottom

(May 01, 2018) - SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical quickly and emphatically answers the question on the minds of audiences at the Palace Theatre: can a tender-hearted animated yellow sponge (who lives in a pineapple) and the other creatures of the undersea world of Bikini Bottom survive—and thrive—onstage? (read the story...)

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

(April 25, 2018) - 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...)

Stage Style as You Like It: Spring 2018 On and Off Broadway

(April 24, 2018) - Primed to check out New York theatre’s spring collection? Then prepare for a mind-blowing convergence of musicals, plays, and big-name players onto that formidable theatrical runway known as Broadway. (read the story...)

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

(April 16, 2018) - 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...)

Experience Exhilarating Family Fun at STOMP in NYC

(April 06, 2018) - Tap your feet, snap, clap, and move with STOMP, a signature New York City show. STOMP is a show made almost entirely with movement and everyday props, and it will have you bobbing your head along with the performers as they make rhythms in fascinating ways, from drumming on inner tubes to tearing newspaper to riding grocery carts to snapping lighters. (read the story...)

Mondo Hufflepuffian News: 'Puffs' Goes From Off-Broadway to the Big Screen!

(April 06, 2018) - For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. (read the story...)


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