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Jonathan Mandell
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Third-generation New York journalist
Third-generation New York journalist

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The first Broadway revival of Miss Saigon is being marketed as the return of a classic. But, if the show has become an undeniable fan favorite, the production’s impressive visual spectacle, lively staging and crowd-pleasing vocal calisthenics cannot…

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  Today Stephen Sondheim turns 87 and Andrew Lloyd Webber turns 69. Each has more than one show currently running on New York stages — Sondheim: Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd; Lloyd Webber: Cats, Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock,…

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The 50 best plays and 10 greatest musicals of the last century are all available as books to read, but what are the best books about the theater? That’s the question I asked in giveaway contests for two books:     The Great Comet: The Journey of a New…

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Below are scenes from the original productions of the 11 Broadway plays and musicals that are being revived, for the second, fifth, or 16th time, this season on Broadway. Click on any photograph below to learn details of each show, organized more or less…

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a reposting of my 2010 review; Eleven U.S. presidents have been descendants of the Irish, including Barack Obama. An Irishman was the first to make a piano in America; take out an American appendix; start a fistfight on the…

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Danny DeVito, making his Broadway debut, gets the best deal out of The Price. Arthur Miller is not a playwright known for comically colorful characters, yet here’s DeVito as Gregory Solomon, a Jewish acrobat turned 89-year-old used furniture dealer who…

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked New York for making Canadians at home by supplying “snow banks,” during an address to the audience at Come From Away, after he and some 500 other Canadians and their guests saw a performance of this musical…

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.@JustinTrudeau has picked the perfect time for a Canadian head of state (& ex ski instructor) to visit Bway.@wecomefromaway pic.twitter.com/n2wkMPfWgI — New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) March 14, 2017 It’s never a great day for Julius Caesar, thanks to…

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The first production photograph of Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi  in “Hello, Dolly,” which begins preview performances  Wednesday, March 15, and will officially open on Thursday, April 20, 2017.    

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As of noon, all Broadway shows are going on tonight as scheduled, but several Off-Broadway theaters are canceling their performances because of the blizzard theatrically named Stella. For answers to basic questions, such as what if I can’t make it? —…
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