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Sgt. Stubby **1/2

Sgt. Stubby, The Great American War Dog Musical

By: Patrick Christiano

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The Bodyguard @ Paper Mill ***

Paper Mill Playhouse Debuts U.S. Premiere of The Bodyguard Starring Deborah Cox 

By: Ellis Nassour

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The Bodyguard @ Paper Mill

The North American premiere of THE BODYGUARD, a hit new musical based on the Warner Bros. film by Lawrence Kasdan, with a book by Alexander Dinelaris opened at The Paper Mill Playhouse, the recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, in
Milburn, New Jersey. 
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Boychiks of Broadway ****

By Paulanne Simmons

 Although “White Christmas” is certainly appropriate for the season, as Alexis Fishman
said at the beginning of her show, Boychiks of Broadway, “It was not the
first song you were expecting to hear.” However, the truth is “White Christmas”
was written by that most Jewish of Broadway composers, Israel Isidore Baline,
a.k.a Irving Berlin. 

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Alexis Fishman 

And, as Fishman pointed out, many of the best Christmas songs were written by Jews:
“Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and so many, many more.

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Notes From The Field *****

By Isa Goldberg

Cultural anthropologist, sociologist, and performance artist, Anna Deavere Smith returns to the New York stage, with yet another jolting theater documentary. This time the subject is “the school to prison pipeline”. 

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Steps on Broadway Benefit

Call Fosse at the Minskoff  December 3 Performance to Benefit Steps on Broadway

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Kids' Night on Broadway

The Broadway League announced the shows participating int he 21st Kids' Night on Broadway, which will take place Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Tickets to participating shows will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30 am.
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The Death of the Last Black Man in America *** 1/2

By:  Isa Goldberg

It's not entirely clear what Suzan-Lori Parks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is
up to in her phantasmagoria at The Signature Theatre, Off Broadway. Written in
1990, it still makes for a captivating 70-minutes of theater.

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This Day Forward **

By: Isa Goldberg

The horrors of family life have been fueling Nicky Silver’s dramadies for some time
now.  In his early play, Pterodactyls (1993), he wished the nuclear
family into extinction. And when he made his Broadway debut just four years
ago, with The Lyons, it was with an equally acrimonious family. In fact,
Linda Lavin couldn’t have been bitchier or funnier in her role as the wife of a
dying man.

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Classics @ Center Stage

Two Magical Christmas Celebrations on Center Stage @ Southampton Cultural Center

A heartwarming radio play of the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” by Joe Landry is back and now playing in Southampton Village at the Center Stage, the
Southampton Cultural Center at 25 Pond Lane. The bittersweet tale adds new life
to the poignant tale of George Bailey and is lovingly directed and designed with impeccable detail by Artistic Director Michael Disher. The classic’s message hope, desire with positive action is clear for everyone and as relevant as ever. 
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A Life ****

By: Patrick Christiano
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Notes From the Field **** Women of a Certain Age **** Sweet Charity ****

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James Monroe Iglehart *****

James Monroe Iglehart at Feinstein’s/54 Below
How the Heck Did I Get Here?

By: Iris Wiener
Not surprising that James Monroe Iglehart's show at 54 Below has some punch and flair, he won a Tony award in 2015 for his show-stopping performance of "A Friend Like Me" in Aladdin's. What might be surprising is the number of layers beneath his comical veneer. Feinstein’s/54 Below audiences lucky enough to experience his solo cabaret show, “How the Heck Did I Get Here?,” saw firsthand that this Genie holds more magic within his big heart than he's ever displayed in Broadway's Aladdin.
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Thanksgiving Day Parade

Let the Magic Begin: Ring in the
Holiday Season with Macy’s Spectacular High-flying Thanksgiving Day Parade

By: Ellis Nassour

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Untold Stories of Broadway

Hot Off the Presses: Volume 3 of Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters

By: Ellis Nassour

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform White Rabbit Red Rabbit
November 28

By Beau Jared

Two-time Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will join the legends of A-List names to perform in young Iranian playwright  Nassium Soleimanpour’s internationally-acclaimed black comedy White Rabbit Red Rabbit -one-night-only, Monday, November 28, at West Side Stages at 8 P.M.

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Man in Snow ***1/2

By: Paulanne Simmons

The icy white set and eerie music that plays intermittently throughout Israel
Horowitz’s Man in Snow might give this play a Twilight Zone
quality. But, in fact, Horowitz’s play (which he also directs) is very much
about real people in a real world. At least for the most part.A_3

 Will Lyman plays David, a 65-year-old who has just retired from a career in finance. He is leading a group of Japanese newlyweds on Mount McKinley (a.k.a. Denali).
They are on the mountain because they believe sons conceived under the northern
lights will have a special potency. We never learn about the daughters.

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Chita Rivera ****

Chita: A Legendary Celebration    
By: Paulanne Simmons

At an age when many people enjoy sitting by the pool sipping a Diet Coke, Chita
Rivera is still doing what she knows and loves best: singing, dancing and
inspiring audiences of all ages. On Nov. 19, that audience was at Kingsborough
Com
munity College, where her show was the first in On Stage at Kingsborough's 2016-2017 Cabaret Series. 
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The Scarlet Letter ***1/2

By T. E. McMorrow

With  a talented cast, a powerful theme and deft direction, one hour and forty minutes without an intermission flies by during Bay Street Theater’s production of “The Scarlet Letter,” playing through Nov. 26.
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Falsettos *****

By: Isa Goldberg
Watching this revival of Falsettos on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, one
feels as though its time is now - more so even, than when it premiered in 1992.
Then, William Finn and James Lapine’s musical brought the AIDS epidemic into
focus. 
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