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Broadway Review: “Six Degrees of Separation” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre

With dramatic revivals, the question always becomes: is it too soon or is it too dated? Now, John Guare’s 1990 award- winning dark comedy, “Six Degrees of Separation,” has made its first return to Broadway. Fortunately, this proves a perfect time to savor a play about a momentous evening – and its immediate aftermath – when a seemingly desperate but…

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Broadway Review: “Indecent” Shatters the Comfort of Safety at the Cort Theatre

Created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent” could not have opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre at a more auspicious time. During an increasingly frenzied discussion about what is and what is not decent in contemporary American society and culture, this remarkable and stunning play – based on true events surrounding the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s…

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Broadway Review: “The Play That Goes Wrong” at the Lyceum Theatre

During the April 2, 2000 matinee performance of Julie Taymor’s “Green Bird” at the Cort Theatre, a flying wall accidently struck actor Reg. E. Cathey during a set change in the dark. This unexpected interruption resulted in the cancellation of the performance and sent Cathey to the hospital for x-rays. Fortunately, the actor was not seriously hurt and was reported…

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Broadway Review: “Miss Saigon” at the Broadway Theatre

The 2017 Broadway revival of “Miss Saigon” raises rich and deep enduring questions. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” the mammoth musical has enjoyed decades of success – as has Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s “Les Miserables.” Success aside, the questions remain: What is the “ultimate sacrifice” one human being can make for another? What are the moral parameters involved…

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Broadway Review: “The Glass Menagerie” at the Belasco Theatre

“The Glass Menagerie,” Tennessee Williams’ 1944 memory play, seems to have just left our stage … or is that my own memory playing games? In fact, Cherry Jones took on the iconic role of Amanda Wingfield – and was nominated for the Tony – in 2014. Three years prior, Judith Ivey delivered a lovely and highly praised performance in a…

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Broadway Review: “Sweat” Evaporates Quickly at Studio 54

“Sweat,” currently running on Broadway at Studio 54, seems to be a play about not what it is assumed to be about. It is not about post-election politics. It is not about the history of factory closings in America’s rust belt or the pandemic of brokenness in American cities. “Sweat” is about human brokenness, the kind of brokenness that results…

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Broadway Review: Roundabout’s “The Price” at the American Airlines Theater

The cast of four in Arthur Miller’s “The Price” is filled with glitter: Mark Ruffalo, who has shone primarily on film; Tony Shaloub, who has won and been nominated for awards in multiple mediums; Jessica Hecht, a vibrant presence in countless productions; and Danny DeVito, for whom, surprisingly, this is a Broadway debut. Even more surprisingly, it is DeVito who…

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Broadway News: “Hamilton” and the Rockefeller Foundation Welcome 1,300 Students to an Exclusive Student Matinee of “Hamilton” on Wednesday March 15, 2017

It was exhilarating watching thirteen hundred students from New York City public schools gather on Wednesday March 15th at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway for the continuation of an unprecedented partnership between the producers and creator of the musical HAMILTON, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the NYC Department of Education. The partnership was funded through a…

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Original Broadway Cast Album of “A Bronx Tale” Released on March 24, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment are proud to announce the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records beginning March 24, 2017. The album will be available in the following formats: Digital release will begin March 24. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre, 220 West…

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Broadway News: Jevon McFerrin Steps into Title Role in “Hamilton”

February 23, 2017 | Broadway, News > | Tags:

Jevon McFerrin, the young actor who has portrayed Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton” on Broadway as an alternate to the musical’s lead Javier Munoz, will step into the role effective immediately while Mr. Munoz takes a medical leave to recover from a physical injury, it has been announced by “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller.  Mr. Munoz will return to the production following…

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