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The Art of Al Hirschfeld at the New-York Historical Society

Al Hirschfeld drew the stars of Hollywood and Broadway for more than eight decades. He drew Hollywood mogul David O Selznick in 1922, when Hirschfeld was 19 years old, and Broadway performer Tommy Tune in 2002, when Hirschfeld was 99. He drew Long Day’s…
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Win Two Tickets to On The Town

Ticket giveaway: See On The Town on June 4th, 2015 for free. The revival, which I love, does justice to a show that made history on Broadway — marking the Broadway debuts of Leonard Bernstein and the songwriting/book writing team of Betty Comden and…
Ticket giveaway: See On The Town on June 4th, 2015 for free. The revival, which I love, does justice to a show that made history on Broadway -- marking the Broadway debuts of Leonard Bernstein and ...
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Hamilton won the best new American play Obie at the 60th annual Obie Award for achievement Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. List of winners so far: Performance Brooke Bloom, You Got Older (Page 73 & HERE Arts Center) Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between…
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Week in New York Theater

“Even though success is a reality, its effects are temporary,” Don Draper tells Dow Chemical in season 5 of Mad Men, the TV series that is ending tonight in its seventh season. It’s a lesson the theater knows well (with the exception of Phantom of the…
"Even though success is a reality, its effects are temporary," Don Draper tells Dow Chemical in season 5 of Mad Men, the TV series that is ending tonight in its seventh season. It's a lesson the th...
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2015 Drama League Awards: Chita Rivera, An American in Paris, Curious Incident

Winners of the 81st Annual Drama League Awards, chosen by its members: Distinguished Musical: An American in Paris Distinguished Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Distinguished Revival of a Musical: The King and I Distinguished…
Winners of the 81st Annual Drama League Awards, chosen by its members: Distinguished Musical: An American in Paris Distinguished Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Distinguishe...
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Jim Parsons in An Act of God: First Photographs

Jim Parsons returns to Broadway in An Act of God, written by David Javerbaum based on is popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod and directed by Joe Mantello, The comedy co-stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Michael and Tim Kazurinsky as Gabriel. The show…
Jim Parsons returns to Broadway in An Act of God, written by David Javerbaum based on is popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod and directed by Joe Mantello, The comedy co-stars Christopher Fitzger...
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Permission Review: Christians Spanking, by Hand to God Playwright

“Permission,” a play about “Christian Domestic Discipline” (i.e. spanking your wife) is written by Robert Askins, who is also the author of “Hand to God,” the Tony-nominated play about a Christian puppet ministry. On the surface, they have much in common…
“Permission,” a play about “Christian Domestic Discipline” (i.e. spanking your wife) is written by Robert Askins, who is also the author of “Hand to God,” the Tony-nominated play about a Christian ...
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Hamilton won the best new American play Obie at the 60th annual Obie Award for achievement Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. List of winners so far: Performance Firdous Bamji, Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre Company) Brooke Bloom, You Got Older (Page 73 &…
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What I Did Last Summer Review: A.R. Gurney’s Coming-of-Age as an Artist

When 14-year-old Charlie (Noah Galvin) starts doing odd jobs for the town’s scandalous art teacher Anna Trumbull (Kristine Nielsen), in “What I Did Last Summer,” she agrees to pay him 25 cents an hour, plus something far more valuable: “I will root out…
When 14-year-old Charlie (Noah Galvin) starts doing odd jobs for the town’s scandalous art teacher Anna Trumbull (Kristine Nielsen), in “What I Did Last Summer,” she agrees to pay him 25 cents an h...
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The Way They Live: The Civilians Discover America At The Met

What does it mean to be an American? The Civilians, the first-ever theater-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, finished their year-long residency with a flourish by addressing that question with their last show at the Met, “The Way They Live.”…
What does it mean to be an American? The Civilians, the first-ever theater-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, finished their year-long residency with a flourish by addressing that ques...
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Queen of the Night: High-Priced Circus, Dinner and Faux Porn in Paramount’s Basement

About two hours into “Queen of the Night” — the high-priced combination faux-S&M show, circus and dinner that has been nominated improbably for a 2015 Drama Desk Award as Unique Theatrical Experience — the sexy young performers in eye-liner and skimpy…
About two hours into “Queen of the Night” -- the high-priced combination faux-S&M show, circus and dinner that has been nominated improbably for a 2015 Drama Desk Award as Unique Theatrical Exp...
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15 Summer Festivals in New York City

Even New Yorkers who abandon the city for the summer know of the three most celebrated summer theater festivals: Free Shakespeare in the Park, begun by Joseph Papp in 1962 in the  Theater which was built for that purpose. This usually has two plays by…
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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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