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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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Broadway Review: “Jitney” at the Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

August Wilson is having a banner year—especially for someone who has been dead since 2005. The good news is that the playwright had great success while he was living (two Pulitzers among numerous other awards). He is best known for what is called the American Century cycle, one drama a decade that chronicles African American lives in the Hill district…

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Broadway Review: “In Transit” at Circle in the Square Theatre

January 26, 2017 | Broadway > | Tags:

“How do you get to where you are going if you don’t know where you are?” – Boxman “In Transit,” currently running at Circle in the Square Theatre, is a charming and uncomplicated new musical with a simple message delivered convincingly by a splendid cast. Set primarily in a New York City subway station, the musical is narrated by Boxman…

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BroadwayCon 2017 Announces “In Trousers” Reunion January 27 – 29, 2017

BroadwayCon announced today that a special “In Trousers” Reunion will take place at BroadwayCon 2017, January 27-29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Moderated by musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the Reunion will include original cast members Chip Zien (Marvin), Alison Fraser (His Wife), and Mary Testa (Miss Goldberg), William Finn (Book, Music, Lyrics, Director), André Bishop, and…

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