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Broadway Review: “The New One” at the Cort Theatre

When he walks onto stage to applause at the Cort Theatre to begin his show “The New One,” It is evident that Mike Birbiglia has a huge following and some dedicated fans. The one-man show recently transferred to Broadway after a successful off-Broadway run at The Cherry Lane Theater. Mike Birbiglia is casual, an everyman, as he proceeds to mic…

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Broadway Review: “The Prom” at the Longacre Theatre

If anyone is looking for a fun night out, grab your significant other, or for that matter just pick yourself up, get dressed and go to “The Prom” where everyone is welcomed, and you are almost guaranteed to have a good time. The good old fashioned musical has returned to Broadway and just like those legendary shows from an era…

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Broadway News: “Once On This Island” at Circle in the Square Theatre to Close Sunday January 6, 2019

“Once On this Island” was certainly an enchanting and memorable visit twenty-seven years ago and that may in fact cloud the opinions expressed when recently returning to this island and commenting on what had changed. Some audience members may have experienced finding an unknown out of the way place that had a simple and charming ambience, with friendly locals that…

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Broadway News: “Hadestown” to Open on Broadway on April 17, 2019 at the Walter Kerr Theatre

Producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy announced today that “Hadestown,” the new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, developed with visionary director and Tony Award® nominee Rachel Chavkin, will transfer this spring to Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Preview performances for “Hadestown” will begin Friday, March 22 ahead of a Wednesday, April 17…

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Broadway Review: “King Kong” at the Broadway Theatre

It is difficult to imagine that anyone would not know the story of “King Kong” since the first film release was in 1933 and many new versions being released with the most recent in 2017, as well as being broadcast on television for the first time in 1956. In 1998, The American Film Institute ranked it as #43 on the…

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Broadway News: “Moulin Rouge!” Will Open on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on July 25, 2019

Producer Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) is proud to announce that Moulin Rouge!, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann, will open on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Previews will begin June 28, 2019 prior to a July 25 opening night. An exclusive fan-only pre-sale will begin November 21 at 12:00pm for the very first…

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Broadway Preview: “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Shubert Theatre

The dust has finally settled on the lawsuit that almost killed Aaron Sorkin’s theatrical version of the beloved Pulitzer-Prize-winning-novel turned Academy-Award-winning movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Deadline has the scoop on how both the estate of author Harper Lee and Sorkin’s production team agreed to drop the lawsuit. And now, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is currently in previews at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre and scheduled to…

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Broadway Review: “Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song” at Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theater

Loneliness, the quest for authentic and meaningful love, the fear of rejection, the need for respect, and the excruciating separation from situations of abuse are not unique to members of the LGBTQ+ community of any decade or location, and perhaps that is why audiences have responded positively to Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy” since its Broadway production in 1982 at…

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Broadway Review: “The Lifespan of a Fact” Reexamines the Parameters of Truth at Studio 54

Emily Penrose (a guarded and steely Cherry Jones), Editor-in Chief of a high-end publication, hopes to score big on the publication of a “lyrical essay” written by longtime associate John D’Agata (a languid and tenderly resilient Bobby Cannavale). She has shut down the presses and pulled the story about “Congressional Spouses” to publish the essay about the suicide of a…

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Broadway Review: “The Nap” at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

One would think mounting a Broadway show about snooker would be perilous. Richard Bean’s “The Nap,” currently running at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, unfortunately confirms that fear. Think “The Hustler” staged as a farce with poorly developed characters whose conflicts are not believable and drive a less than satisfying plot. Dylan Spokes (an energetic and engaging Ben…

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