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Broadway Review: “Time and the Conways” at the American Airlines Theatre

“No, Time’s only a kind of dream, Kay. If it wasn’t, it would have to destroy everything—the whole universe—and then remake it again every tenth of a second. But Time doesn’t destroy anything. It merely moves us on—in this life—from one peephole to the next.” – Alan to Kay Rebecca Taichman’s staging of “Time and the Conways,” currently running at…

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News: Lifetime® Channel’s Season Four of “Broadway Balances America” Continues with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies”

Broadway Across America’s collaboration with the award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act®,” on the Lifetime® Channel continues Season Four of the six-part series “Broadway Balances America” with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES. This new episode debuts on Monday, September 25th at 7:30 am ET and will re-air on Monday, October 2nd at 7:30 am ET. In episode two, viewers…

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Broadway Review: “1984” Wrinkles Reality at the Hudson Theatre

“Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist/Before they’re allowed to be free/Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head/And pretend that he just doesn’t see/The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind/The answer is blowin’ in the wind.” – Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1962) Did the 1947 Paris Peace Treaties at the…

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News: The Murky Side of America Reflected in Two Broadway Plays: “The Terms of My Surrender” and “1984”

Theatre remains one of the most effective ways to look at the world. Recently, Theatre Reviews Limited critiqued Michael Moore’s “The Terms of My Surrender” playing at the Belasco Theatre. The review stated, “In short, the effect of Michael Moore’s monologue is a significant contribution to the discussion about what Americans can and should do to in the current political upheaval since Donald…

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Broadway Review: Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Prince of Broadway” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Some audience members attending the engaging “Prince of Broadway,” currently running at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, might find themselves caught between the devil and the deep blue sea: either they are unforgiving musical theatre aficionados and find themselves constantly comparing the iconic musical numbers with the original Broadway production of the shows from which they come, or they have…

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Broadway Review: “The Terms of My Surrender” Unshackles Fear at the Belasco Theatre

Michael Moore is without doubt an iconic figure. Mr. Moore’s “The Terms of My Surrender,” currently playing a limited engagement at the Belacso Theatre, dispels any doubt about his archetypal status. Near the end of the lengthy two-hour and twenty-five-minute monologue (with a guest and some needless dancing and questionable – though pleasurable – stripping male “police officers”), Michael Moore…

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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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