Reviews

Carousel ***1/2

Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry

By: Paulanne Simmons

April 23, 2018 As Carousel is my second favorite musical of the 20th century (Showboat comes first), there’s pretty much nothing anyone could do to make me dislike a Carousel revival. And the current one, directed by Jack O’Brien, certainly has much to be commended.

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Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban to Host Tony’s

Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles

BROADWAY STARS SARA BAREILLES AND JOSH GROBAN TO HOST THE 72ND ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®

Tony Awards to Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10th 

 April 18, 2018 – The Tony Awards announced today that singer, songwriter and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles and Tony Award nominated actor, singer and songwriter Josh Groban will host together the 72nd Annual Tony Awards® live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 10th (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be both Bareilles and Groban’s first time hosting the show. Both starred in Broadway shows last year – Bareilles in the hit show “Waitress,” which she also composed the music and lyrics for, earning her first Tony Award nomination.  Groban starred in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.   Click Here for Our Tony Awards Hosts’ Video Announcement

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted

By: Paulanne Simmons

Let’s Talk About Intermissions

April 22, 2018 – Most of the time when the intermission is over, the house lights go off and the play resumes. But a while ago something unusual happened. Although the orchestra began playing, the lights stayed on as people filed back and found their seats.

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Benjamin Scheuer

Benjamin Scheuer

April 19, 2018 – Acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and playwright Benjamin Scheuer will release a limited edition 7-inch single featuring two new songs, “Hello Jemima” and “Silent Giants,” on April 20.

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Drama League Announces Nominees

THE DRAMA LEAGUE ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR  THE 84TH ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS  CEREMONY SET FOR FRIDAY, MAY 18th  AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

 April 18, 2018 – The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

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Reviews

Children of a Lesser God ****

Lauren Ridloff, Joshua Jackson

By: Paulanne Simmons

April 17, 2018 – When Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God first landed on Broadway in 1980, the main questions it elicited were about who should speak for the deaf and if American Sign Language should be considered as legitimate a form of communication as spoken language. 

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Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye

April 17, 2108- Marilyn Maye returned to  Feinsteins 54 Below  to celebrate her (latest) milestone birthday with her favorite audiences. Every performance featured a special 90th birthday celebration for this very beloved lady of cabaret. As always, Marilyn carries the torch from her peers who originated tunes of the Great American Songbook to the singers who perform these songs today and will carry them on to future generations.

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Tomatoes Got Talent

CorinnaSowersAdler, Randie Levine-Miller, CherylBenton, LailaRobins, GretchenCryer, JanaRobbins, JimmyHoran

5th ANNUAL “TOMATOES GOT TALENT” ANNOUNCES WINNERS!

Sheree Sano Wins! Runners Up Are Maggie Determann, Lee Ann Brill, Barbara Malley, and Janice McCune

April 13, 2108 – The 5th Annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” Contest celebrating the talents of women-over-40 who are currently not working pros took place on Monday, April 9th at The Triad Theater on West 72nd Street in NYC.  The contest was hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, who co-produced with Cheryl Benton, the founder and publisher of Thethreetomatoes.com, which sponsored the event. 

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Tribute to Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy

Friars Club honors Jamie deRoy

April 12, 2018:  The New York Friars Club, 57 West 55th Street, honored show business impresario Jamie DeRoy at a celebration marking her 30th anniversary as one of the Club’s first  female members. Jamie was one of eight women that included Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, and Brooke Shields.

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Reviews

Nanette ****

Hannah Gadsby Photo: Carol Rosegg

By: Isa Goldberg

April 12, 2018- Making her American debut with, “Nanette,” Hannah Gadsby’s one-woman show the Soho Playhouse crosses the line from stand-up comedienne to feminist satirist, and social critic. Anger, indeed, is the stuff of some of our greatest comedians from Lenny Bruce to Joan Rivers.

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Adam Rapp @ 59E59 Theaters

Director Jacqueline Stone, Carolyn Malloy, Playwright Adam Rapp

TUTA Theatre is presenting the NYC premiere of The Edge of Our Bodies with a memorable Off-Broadway staging at 59E59 Theaters. 

April 10, 2018: Carolyn Molloy is Bernadette, in Adam Rapp’s compelling The Edge of Our Bodies, a coming of age tale, which opened last night at 59E59 Theaters. The story is vividly brought to life by the gifted actress in a memorable staging directed by Jacqueline Stone.

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Reviews

The Winter’s Tale ***1/2

Kelley Curran, Nicole Rodenburgin

By: Iris Wiener

April 10, 2018 – Forget winter; when a Shakespearean tale is produced this intelligently, it is ripe for every season. Though the writing itself is long and frustrating at times, it is made fantastically accessible in Polonsky Theatre Center’s intimate setting. Shakespeare’s lesser-known tragicomedy is a tale of jealousy, loss and redemption, while infused with bold notes of humor. Unfortunately, it takes a while to get to the funny, and those are the scenes that make this production unique and memorable.

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Features

The Sting @ Paper Mill Playhouse

Broadway-Bound The Sting, Starring Harry Connick Jr.,
Receives Rousing Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse

By: Ellis Nassour

April 10, 2018 – Is Broadway ready for a high stakes street con? No, not the three-card monte of days gone by, but a rousing singing and dancing one in the era where smoke-filled  gin and jazz joints and sleazy bawdy houses reigned, the house always won, and the crap game dice were loaded. 

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Reviews

Three Tall Women **** Lobby Hero *** Frozen ** Admissions ****

Glenda Jackson in “Three Tall Women”

By: David Sheward

April 8, 2018 – Recycling continues to be the main mode of operating on Broadway. Two American plays (Three Tall Women, Lobby Hero) are making their belated Main Stem debuts after successful Off-Broadway engagements roughly two decades ago and yet another Disney cartoon (Frozen) is transitioning to the live stage. Meanwhile Off-Broadway, a brand-new work (Admissions) is challenging conventions and rigidly-held beliefs in a production that induces both laughs and squirms of discomfort. The Broadway revivals do the same, but it’s indicative of our large-scale commercial theater that fresh innovation is confined to our smaller stages.

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