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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...)


Free Drink at Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway!
(May 15, 2018) - Escape to Margaritaville offers a Broadway smorgasbord of beachy vibes, romance, dancing, classic Jimmy Buffet hits, and Mr. Buffet’s own tequila-laced drinks at the colorful lobby bar. City Guide makes it even easier to kick back at the show with a coupon code good for a drink on the house. (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...)


The 2018 Tony Nominations Are…In!
(May 01, 2018) - The day we’ve been waiting for—although not nearly so much as potential nominees have been—has arrived! So go ahead, be psyched as you zero in on this year’s Tony Awards contenders, and by all means prepare your wish list/predictions for the big night (June 10th at 8pm ET, PT time delay)! (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...)


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...)


Critic's Pick: High Noon
(March 16, 2018) - You can drop kick any cinematic nostalgia of Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly and assorted bad guys back to 1952. Axis Theatre’s adaptation of Hollywood’s quintessential Old West showdown has been given a new, lushly surreal life with a company that paints the material and their characters with strokes of conflict -- both internal and verbal. (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...)



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