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Below is a two minute video from Papermill Playhouse’s world premiere production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical, with music by Alan Menken (Newsies, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors,) which marks movie actor Robert DeNiro’s debut as a musical director. He’s…
Below is a two minute video from Papermill Playhouse's world premiere production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical, with music by Alan Menken (Newsies, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors,) which marks movi...
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A stage adaptation of Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, will arrive on Broadway in 2018, Disney Theatrical announced. The stage musical, featuring the songs of the husband-and-wife team Bobby Lopez and Kristin Anderson Lopez (as did…
A stage adaptation of Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, will arrive on Broadway in 2018, Disney Theatrical announced. The stage musical, featuring the songs of the husband-and...
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If you were to donate your brain to science, science would return it. So stop it.” So says Dame Helen Mirren, before taking a sip from a bottle of Budweiser.
If you were to donate your brain to science, science would return it. So stop it." So says Dame Helen Mirren, before taking a sip from a bottle of Budweiser.
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The Alving Estate, an intriguing and instructive if ultimately unsatisfying experiment, promises an immersive staging of Ibsen’s Ghosts. The two companies that conceived the show, Journey Lab and Deaths Head Theatrical, made the inspiring choice of…
The Alving Estate, an intriguing and instructive if ultimately unsatisfying experiment, promises an immersive staging of Ibsen’s Ghosts. The two companies that conceived the show, Journey Lab and D...
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“The Grand Paradise” can be a fun, hip and sensuous two-hour holiday with a cast of 20, all attractive, some barely clad, in a cleverly designed beach resort from the hedonist 1970s. It can also be a confusing and uncomfortable trip to a Bushwick…
“The Grand Paradise” can be a fun, hip and sensuous two-hour holiday with a cast of 20, all attractive, some barely clad, in a cleverly designed beach resort from the hedonist 1970s. It can also be...
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Actor Forest Whitaker and playwright Stephen Karam make their separate Broadway debuts this month in the only two Broadway shows opening in February — a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie,” and “The Humans.” Playwrights Sam Shepard and Lydia Diamond will…
Actor Forest Whitaker and playwright Stephen Karam make their separate Broadway debuts this month in the only two Broadway shows opening in February -- a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie," and "...
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Five years after the Gershwin brothers debuted Porgy and Bess, a Gershwin protégée born Vladimir Aleksandrovich Dukelsky (aka Vernon Duke) composed the all-black musical Cabin in the Sky, which lasted longer on Broadway. Its restoration by the Encores…
Five years after the Gershwin brothers debuted Porgy and Bess, a Gershwin protégée born Vladimir Aleksandrovich Dukelsky (aka Vernon Duke) composed the all-black musical Cabin in the Sky, which las...
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The Woodsman, a nearly wordless play with puppets that tells the story of how the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz lost both his human body and his heart, arrives at New World Stages after several previous runs that were praised as charming and magical. So…
The Woodsman, a nearly wordless play with puppets that tells the story of how the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz lost both his human body and his heart, arrives at New World Stages after several pre...
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Those looking to unlock the secret to the success of “Then She Fell,” the Third Rail Projects’ immersive take on Lewis Carroll and his writings now entering its fourth year, might start with the old-fashioned set of keys each member of the audience is…
Those looking to unlock the secret to the success of “Then She Fell,” the Third Rail Projects’ immersive take on Lewis Carroll and his writings now entering its fourth year, might start with the ol...
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“Sleep No More” is Punchdrunk Theater’s staging of Macbeth, as if retold by Alfred Hitchcock and Isadora Duncan. It has been running since 2011 in a formerly abandoned club in Chelsea renamed the McKittrick Hotel. It is the show that started the trend of…
"Sleep No More" is Punchdrunk Theater’s staging of Macbeth, as if retold by Alfred Hitchcock and Isadora Duncan. It has been running since 2011 in a formerly abandoned club in Chelsea renamed the M...
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  Late Late Show host and Tony winner James Corden will be the host of the 70th Tony Awards June 12th. He won his Tony for One Man, Two Guvnors. Grease Live, the fourth live television broadcast of a musical since NBC began this renewed trend in 2013 with…
Late Late Show host and Tony winner James Corden will be the host of the 70th Tony Awards June 12th. He won his Tony for One Man, Two Guvnors. Grease Live, the fourth live television broadca...
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Below is the tracklist for Grease live broadcast on Fox today January 31, 2016, 7 to 10 p.m. The song titles are linked to lyrics as performed either in the original 1972 Broadway production or in the 1978 film. There is also a new song. Some of the…
Below is the tracklist for Grease live broadcast on Fox today January 31, 2016, 7 to 10 p.m. The song titles are linked to lyrics as performed either in the original 1972 Broadway production or in ...
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I'm a third-generation journalist whose smart phone is smarter than I am; I aim to catch up.  I work as a theater critic, editor and teacher.  I Tweet way too much. I am a freelance writer.
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