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The Broadway cast of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” — minus Josh Groban — sang three songs at the Broadway in Bryant Park lunch-time concert on Thursday.  Dave Malloy’s musical, which is set to open in Broadway’s Imperial Theater on…
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Some 40 Broadway performers (and multi platform celebrities) such as Audra McDonald sang “What The World Needs Now” at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Participants include Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lena…
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Theater stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, and Billy Porter join in this video of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” inspired by the Pitch Perfect films, which was presented at the end of the second…
Theater stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, and Billy Porter join in this video of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” inspired b…
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  This shirt (and song) from “Waitress” may sum up for many the week’s news outside New York theater. (See the Laura Benanti video below.) This week in New York theater saw openings (Privacy with Daniel Radcliffe ), and closings (Shuffle Along)  – and, in…
This shirt (and song) from “Waitress” may sum up for many the week’s news outside New York theater. (See the Laura Benanti video below.) This week in New York theater saw o…
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“iLuminate,” which is running at Theatre 80 through September 4, is a light show in which the lights are portrayed by 11 acrobatic dancers resembling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who fell into a vat of radioactive day-glo paint. They glow in the dark. The…
“iLuminate,” which is running at Theatre 80 through September 4, is a light show in which the lights are portrayed by 11 acrobatic dancers resembling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who fell into a va…
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When “Motown the Musical” opened on Broadway in 2013, I fell for the show, because of the exciting performances by a cast impersonating many of the stars of Motown Records – Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie…
When “Motown the Musical” opened on Broadway in 2013, I fell for the show, because of the exciting performances by a cast impersonating many of the stars of Motown Records – Diana Ross and the Supr…
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The most Broadway-heavy political convention in memory — with “Our Fight Song” video full of Broadway talent, and a performance of “What the World Needs Now” by 40 performers from #BroadwayforOrlando – concluded with Hillary Clinton quoting the musical…
The most Broadway-heavy political convention in memory — with “Our Fight Song” video full of Broadway talent, and a performance of “What the World Needs Now” by 40 per…
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So here we are, on our hands and knees in a public square as if we’re religious penitents, but most of the people crawling up the steps of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn are poets and performance artists, or at least secular theatergoers, in this latest 0f…
So here we are, on our hands and knees in a public square as if we’re religious penitents, but most of the people crawling up the steps of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn are poets and performance art…
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See any and EVERY SHOW at the 20th anniversary New York International Fringe Festival for FREE. Win one of two “Fringe VIP” Passes, each a $500 value —  but priceless. The Fringe Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in North America, which this years…
See any and EVERY SHOW at the 20th anniversary New York International Fringe Festival for FREE. Win one of two “Fringe VIP” Passes, each a $500 value — but priceless. The Fringe …
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Below, cast members from the Broadway shows Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, as well as the Marvelous Wonderettes Off-Broadway, sing and dance during the July 21, 2016 Broadway at Bryant Park concert. From Les…
Below, cast members from the Broadway shows Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, as well as the Marvelous Wonderettes Off-Broadway, sing and dance during the …
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The all-female Japanese theater company that is putting on Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago” as part of the Lincoln Center Festival through Sunday, was founded in 1913 in Takarazuka, Japan by the president of a Japanese railroad to increase tourism to the city.…
The all-female Japanese theater company that is putting on Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago” as part of the Lincoln Center Festival through Sunday, was founded in 1913 in Takarazuka, Japan by the presiden…
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“Privacy,” a play exploring the death of privacy, is inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance; Snowden even appears on stage (via video.) But, for all its alarming info, the show is more playful interactive lecture than cautionary…
“Privacy,” a play exploring the death of privacy, is inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance; Snowden even appears on stage (via video.) But, for all its alarming info, the show…
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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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