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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Frances Ruffelle

Frances Ruffelle

May 10, 2018: Frances Ruffelle is once again bringing her one-woman show FRANCES RUFFELLE LIVE(S) IN NY to the Greenroom 42 on May 20,  2018 at 7pm.  Ms. Ruffelle originated the role of Eponine in Les Miserables. Frances sat down at the famed Lambs Club and talked about her show and  stage  roles she had created.
Video: Magda Katz

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2018 Lucille Lortel Awards

May 7, 2018: The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement of Off-Broadway were awarded in 19 categories at NYU Skirball Center. Hosted by Laura Benanti and Jason Jones, the Off-Broadway League event served as a benefit for The Actors Fund. Eve Ensler was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Michael Freidman will be posthumously inducted onto the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel  Theatre on Christopher Street. WP Theater will be awarded as an institution for their Outstanding Body of Work.

The 2018 Lucille Lortel Winners Are……..

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Outer Critics Circle Winners

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2017-18 season in 27 categories.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Tops Win List with 6 Awards! Followed by “My Fair Lady” with 5 Awards, “SpongeBob SquarePants” with 4 Awards, “Angels in America” & “Carousel” with 3 Awards Each! 

May 7, 2018:  Broadway stars Jenn Colella, Jim Dale, Christine Ebersole and Martha Plimpton will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 68th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 24th (3PM) at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant.

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Moniker Art Fair

By:Janet Lehr

May 4, 2018: Art is Forever…and Moniker Art Fair is just two Ferries from Frieze, at 73 West Street, in the historic “Greenpoint” neighborhood of Brooklyn. For ‘landlubbers’, connect between Fairs using VIA, the most flexible option.

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Indivisible: Liberty and Justice for Who?


May 5, 2018:  Indivisible, written and performed by the cast, examines the political state of our nation and its epidemic of xenophobia, sexism, and racism. Indivisible asks the question: What can we do to create a nation that provides liberty and justice for us all?

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Meet The Tony Nominees Press Junket

LaChanze, Hailey Kilgore, Michael Arden

By: Patrick Christiano

May 2, 2018:  The 2018 Tony Award nominees were announced in 26 competitive categories on Tuesday May 1, and the following morning they attended a press junket at the InterContinental Hotel New York in Times Square on 44th Street. National and local members of the press attended the informal “meet and greet,” where they could photograph the ecstatic nominees. The event, a fun filled morning, is also a chance for press to chat with the season’s celebrated stars and producers, and for the nominees to catch up with one another. Many performed the previous night and had matinee and/or evening performances later that same day, however, that did not dull their spirits. Everyone was thrilled to be honored with a coveted Tony Award Nomination.

Here is what some of the nominees had to say about the honor, what inspires them, and where they were when they learned the news:

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Tony Nominees Gathering

Denzel Washington

May 2, 2018 The 2018 Class of Tony Nominees gathered yesterday in midtown to celebrate their Tony Nominations!  

Marking 72 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award Nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will be broadcast live from the Radio City Music Hall on CBS, on Sunday, June 10th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay).

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2018 TonyAward® Nominations

May 1, 2018 – The 72nd Annual Tony Award Nominations

May 1, 2018 – Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by Tony and Grammy Award-winner, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPhee, who is currently starring in the Tony nominated musical Waitress, at the Tony Award Nominations ceremony, sponsored by IBM, held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 43 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2018 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.  (The list of nominations follows.)

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John Mellencamp @ ACA Galleries

On view April 26 through June 2 John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love, Freedom.

April 26, 2018: ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District hosted an opening reception for contemporary artist John Mellencamp’s new exhibition, Life, Death, Love, Freedom, which will be on view through June 2. This is Mellencamp’s second  solo exhibition with ACA, and will showcase two bodies of work: Mellencamp’s sculptural assemblages and series of portraits.

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2018 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski Photo: Barry Gordin

Awards will be presented Sunday, June 3rd at The Town Hall

 April 26, 2018:  Nominations for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jane Krakowski (She Loves Me, Nine, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“) and Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”).
Photography: Barry Gordin

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