Avenue Q @ Feinstein’s 54 Below

(Rod) John Tartaglia

Feinstein’s 54 Below celebrated the 15th Anniversary of Tony Award winning AVENUE Q. 

August 2, 2018:  The original cast and creators of Avenue Q, 15 years after their Broadway opening night, revisited the songs, stories, and memories that the show has provided over the last decade and a half. They were joined by friends – both human and felt – from throughout the show’s incredible run.

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Broadway Barks

July 15, 2018:  The 20th Annual Broadway Barks, star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, featured celebrities from the hottest shows currently on Broadway and was produced by  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS which took take place in Shubert Alley.

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Lucie Arnaz @ Birdland

Lucie Arnaz Headlines Birdland Theater July 17 – 21

By: Ellis Nassour

Emmy Award-winner Lucie Arnaz, in her much anticipated return to New York, will headline Birdland Theater, the cozy new concert site within New York’s iconic Birdland Jazz Club, headlines her new show, I Got The Job: Songs from My Musical Past, at 7 P.M.  July 17, her birthday, through July 21. Ron Abel is music directing.

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Tomatoes Got Talent

Randie Levine-Miller, Jimmy Horan and Merrill Stone

RANDIE LEVINE-MILLER HOSTS TOMATO SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS TO BENEFIT THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY AT THE TRIAD ON JUNE 21 

June 26, 2018:  They’re her top tomatoes!  Prolific producer and host Randie Levine-Miller presented a special edition of her “Showstopper Divas” series at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, on Thursday June 21 at 7pm.

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2018-19 Broadway/Off-Broadway Season

2018-19 Broadway/Off-Broadway Season Forecast

By: David Sheward

June 22, 2018:  The Tony Awards have been handed out and the 2017-18 New York theater season has drawn to a close. The big winners were The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Band swept the evening with a near-record ten wins including Best Musical (only two shows The Producers and Hamilton have won more). Harry Potter took six accolades including Best Play and most of the design categories. Because Band played Off-Broadway last season it was ineligible for all the other theater awards this season. The Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle went for SpongeBob SquarePants while the New York Drama Critics Circle opted to give no award for Best Musical. The NYDCC and Drama Desk skipped over Harry Potter to name Off-Broadway plays, Mary Jane and Admissions respectively, the best of the season.

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OBA Award Winners

Ceremony at Sardi’s honors 8th Annual Broadway Alliance award winners

June 20, 2018:  The Off-Broadway Alliance President, Peter Berger hosted a ceremony at Sardi’s where the winners of the 8th Annual OBA Awards were presented with their awards. Peter was joined by Jo Bonney, Andre de Shields, David Rabe, Carol Rosegg, and stars from winning productions including Harry Clarke’s Billy Crudup, The Government Inspector’s Michael Urie, Desperate Measures’ Lauren Molina, Peter Kellogg, David Friedman, Transfer’s Lucy Thurber and more to celebrate the 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season.

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War Of The Roses

Matt de Rogatis as Richard 111

AUSTIN PENDLETON DIRECTS AND ADAPTS WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III 

June 21, 2018:  Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare’s greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre.  The play combines texts from William Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before.

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Tony Awards

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and the Tony Awards

By: David Sheward

June 14, 2018:  It had been one of the better Tony Awards in recent memory. The hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles were funny and charming, and not the disastrous Kevin Spacey of the year before or the over used Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman. The pop duo even wrote their own original musical material. The numbers from the nominated musicals showcased their respective shows with wit and precision.

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Richard Hambleton at ACA

Richard Hambleton: Eternity on view June 14 through July 27, 2018

June 13, 20018:  ACA Galleries, 529 West 29th Street in the Gallery district hosted an opening reception for Richard Hambleton: Eternity , on view at ACA  June 14 through July 27, 2018. The exhibition showcases major paintings and works on paper from Hambleton’s two signature series – Shadowmen and Horse & Rider.  Widely considered the “Godfather of Street Art”, his contemporaries included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.

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Live Out Loud

Leo Preziosi, Jr. (Founder /Executive Director Live Out Loud), Hailie Sahar, Nick Adams

17th Annual Young Trailblazers Gala honors Brent Miller of Proctor Gamble.

June 11, 2018:  Live Out Loud held the 17 Annual Trailblazers Gala hosted by Ariana DeBose, Tony nominated for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, on Monday at The Times Center in New York, where Broadway star, Nick Adams, was a special performer and Hailie Sahar, from FX’s Pose, was a special guest presenter.

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Bruce Springsteen @ Tony Awards

Bruce Springsteen will make a rare television appearance at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, when he takes the stage to perform live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS on Sunday, June 10th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay).

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Cirque du Soleil ‘s Volta 

Cirque du Soleil ‘s Volta Pitches Tent in Long Island
May 17 – July 1

By: Ellis Nassour

May 16, 2018:  The new big top show from international entertainment behemoth Cirque du Soleil, Volta, with an energy-jolting focus on space-age extreme sports, plays Long Island May 17 – July 1. Its new eco-friendly white and grey “grand chapiteau” has risen adjacent to NYCB Live/Nassau Veterans Coliseum in Uniondale. The show is so colossal it took 16 creators to assemble it.

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Me and My Girl

Laura Michelle Kelly, Christian Borle

Five Reasons Encores!’ Me and My Girl Is Ripe for Broadway

By: Iris Wiener

May 13, 2018:   A throwback to old musicals with extraordinary humor and wit (albeit slightly anti-feminist), the New York City Center Encores! production of Me and My Girl is delightful at all turns. Here are just a few of the reasons the criminally short-lived show is so very much deserving of an extravagant, lengthy run on Broadway.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Five Reasons Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Transcends Traditional Theatre

By Iris Wiener

May 12, 2018:  According to Harry Potter’s one-time foil and adversary, Draco Malfoy, “People say parenting is the hardest job in the world. It isn’t. Growing up is.” With the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, New York audiences are at the very least reminded that they don’t ever have to grow up (entirely, at least), and that the magic of theatre can help to keep the imagination youthful and alive. Because the production is so phenomenal in part due to its well-kept secrets, here we recognize only a few of many reasons the show is a profound experience. (Warning: Wizarding jargon ahead!)

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