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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...)

Reviewer's Beat: The Ferryman

(January 25, 2019) - Raucous shenanigans aside (and there are plenty), lurking behind every plot twist and poetic monologue are fresh and fermented Irish Republican issues in Jez Butterworth‘s Olivier Award-winning The Ferryman. (read the story...)

BroadwayCon 2019—It's A Wrap!

(January 23, 2019) - It was with great excitement that I looked forward to my fourth BroadwayCon, organized by Anthony Rapp and Melissa Anelli, in New York City. For the 2019 version of this mammoth undertaking, BroadwayCon returned to their original home, the Midtown Hilton, where in 2016 a massive blizzard had nearly shut down the prepubescent conference. (read the story...)

Oh Pretty Woman: Andy Karl Gives New Life to a Classic Role

(January 22, 2019) - Andy Karl is back on the Great White Way, this time channeling Edward Lewis, a character made famous on celluloid by Richard Gere nearly 30 years ago in Pretty Woman. (read the story...)

Eric William Morris Takes on Broadway’s Supersized Superstar in King Kong

(January 18, 2019) - His nickname is Kiko (“kee-ko”), lovingly coined by the people who work—and work with—him in Broadway's latest sensation, King Kong. (read the story...)

Ringing in 2019—Broadway Style

(January 17, 2019) - It’s time to zero in on the classic shows and sweep of stars that mark the New York theatre scene during the month of January.  (read the story...)

Save on The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

(January 04, 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: American Son

(January 03, 2019) - American Son, Christopher Demos-Brown’s provocative new work, is set in the waiting room of a Miami police station where Kendra, an African-American mother, looks for answers about her missing teenage son. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: Elaine May and The Waverly Gallery

(December 21, 2018) - Oscar-winning playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery offers audiences a theatrically enhanced time capsule inspired by his grandmother’s descent into dementia…and her actual Greenwich Village art gallery. (read the story...)

A Loverly Conversation with My Fair Lady’s Harry Hadden-Paton

(December 11, 2018) - In many ways, the brilliant Broadway revival of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater is very much like the smash musical when it premiered on Broadway in 1956, starting with the plot. (read the story...)

Ben Crawford Sets the Right Tone for The Phantom of the Opera

(December 04, 2018) - Forty-six U.S. states are less populous than the 18.5 million people who’ve seen The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. We’re not even talking about other productions worldwide—that number totals almost half the population of the entire continental United States. As the show catapults into its 31st year on the Great White Way, there seems to be no end in sight to its popularity. (read the story...)

Reviewer’s Beat: Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact

(December 03, 2018) - The star power of Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale come together in The Lifespan of a Fact. (read the story...)

Stage, Screen, & Recording Studio Superstars Light up Broadway: It’s On!

(November 26, 2018) - When it comes to the months of November and December, it’s Play Time on Broadway. That is, the season brings with it a swag bag of critically acclaimed non-musicals featuring big names, new names…basically the best of the best. (read the story...)

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

(November 12, 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...)

11 Immersive Theatre Experiences in NYC

(November 02, 2018) - Thanks to the many theater companies staging immersive shows in New York City, if you've ever dreamed of a seat in a Prohibition-era seance, a flight through Neverland, or a dance party with Cleopatra, you can live it here. Read on for the immersive theater happening now in New York City, where audience participation reaches a whole new level. (read the story...)

From King Kong to Cher: A Star-Studded Fall for New York Theatre

(October 15, 2018) - Original, dynamic, and wildly anticipated, fall 2018 is unleashing its arsenal of new NYC theatre productions backed by some of the biggest names in showbiz. In fact, taking into account Broadway and Off-Broadway’s already proven super shows, this is an autumn so theatrically eclectic that no matter what you crave—from pop-saturated musicals to thought-provoking dramas—it’s yours for the taking in New York. (read the story...)

Parallel Universe Buddies Show 'James & Jamesy in the Dark' Is a Must-See

(October 11, 2018) - James & Jamesy in the Dark: a no-intermission, 75 minutes show about two guys from a parallel universe, is a must see, now playing at Soho Playhouse. (read the story...)

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...)

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...)


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