Off-Broadway Review: “Maestro” at 59E59 Theaters

September 22, 2016 | Best Bet, Off-Broadway | Tags:

“A composer who avoids melody is like a person avoiding breathing just to make life a little more interesting. But the things is, the melody must always be memorable.” Hershey Felder’s stunning tribute to the life and work of Leonard Bernstein is a work brimming with affection and respect for the “Maestro” currently running at 59E59 Theaters. Mr. Felder bristles…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical” Connects at the New Ohio Theatre

September 16, 2016 | LGBT, Off-Broadway | Tags: ,

“Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical” is being presented at the New Ohio Theatre after successful runs throughout Canada. It is a musical cantata with lyrics taken or derived from actual ads placed on Craigslist. That indeed ensures a variety of interesting and bizarre subject matter that is approached throughout the ninety-minute production. It is sung through as a rapid succession…

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News: Jason Sudeikis Will Star in Classic Stage Company’s “Dead Poets Society”

September 15, 2016 | Off-Broadway | Tags:

Classic Stage Company (Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin) announced that Jason Sudeikis will star as John Keating in the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film.  Written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by John Doyle, Dead Poets Society is set at a…

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Review: “A Muslim in the midst” Crackles Stereotypes at the Thespis Theater Festival at the Hudson Guild Theatre

September 14, 2016 | Off-Broadway | Tags:

In Anand Rao’s new play “A Muslim in the midst,” an affluent Hindu couple, both executives of American companies in Bangalore – the Silicon Valley of India, come across a poor Muslim couple seeking a ride three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks bring down the Twin Towers in New York City. After sorting out their concerns about inviting strangers into their…

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Off-Broadway Review: “The Joint” is Jumping at the Theater for a New City’s Dream Up Festival

September 9, 2016 | Off-Broadway | Tags:

Queen (played with a powerful exterior that belies a deep yearning for redemption by Sheila K. Davis) has a secret that has been tormenting her for many years. To betray that secret would require a spoiler alert of epic proportions. But then everyone in the splendid cast of “The Joint” is harboring a secret. It is the collision of these…

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News: “The Glass Menagerie” Will Begin Performances at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on Tuesday February 7, 2017

September 6, 2016 | Broadway, News, Previews | Tags:

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that Lincoln Center Theater has joined the upcoming Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s most cherished play, The Glass Menagerie, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. As previously announced, Tony Award® winner Sam Gold will direct the production, which will also star Finn Wittrock and newcomer Madison Ferris,…

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News: Fringe Encore Series 2016 at SoHo Playhouse Begins September 8, 2016

September 6, 2016 (New York, NY) – Amidst the hundreds of shows that can be seen each year at the New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, it’s hard to know which of the brand-new shows will become the hits of the festival until after the final curtain is drawn. Critics’ responses roll out during the festival, and trying to catch…

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Preview: “Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812” Opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Monday November 14, 2016

September 1, 2016 | Broadway, News, Previews | Tags:

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban* as ‘Pierre’ and Denée Benton* as ‘Natasha.’ Created by Dave Malloy* (Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin* (Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM) – also making their Broadway debuts – THE GREAT COMET will blaze into Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning October…

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