Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Award-winning Improvisers Star in Unscripted Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

By: Ellis Nassour

May 29,2019: Right Angle Entertainment (currently, The Office: A Musical Parody) is presenting the troupe of award-winning and celebrated improvisers and their revival of the Off Off Broadway hit Broadway’s Next Hit Musical at the Jerry Orbach Theatre (1627 Broadway at 50th Street, elevator entrance) four Thursdays through June 27 at 7:30.

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Lone Star

May 23, 2019: Back by popular demand, the acclaimed revival of James McLure’s comedy LONE STAR begins performances Thursday, June 6th at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 W 13th St- between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) for eight performances only: June 6th, June 7th, June 8th, June 13th, June 14th and June 15th at 7:30 pm with matinees on June 9th and June 16th at 3:00 pm.

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64th Annual Obie Awards

David Henry Wang, Heather Hitchens

(May 20, 2019: The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 64th Annual Obie Awards®. Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, produced by New York Theatre Workshop, received the Obie Award for Best New American Play, which was accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop, James C. Nicola, and Artistic Director and founder of Theatre For A New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz received a special Obie Awards for Lifetime Achievement. Golden Globe® winning “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” creator and star Rachel Bloom hosted this year’s ceremony, which was held at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street). A complete list of the awards is listed below.

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The York Theatre Company

Entertaining Revival of Enter Laughing: The Musical opens 50th Anniversary Season at The York.

May 17, 2019: A loving revival of Enter Laughing: The Musical, The York Theatre Company’s 2009 hit Off-Broadway show with music and lyrics by Stan Daniels, opened Thursday evening. The pitch-perfect staging by York veteran, Stuart Ross features top-notch musical direction and choreography by Phil Reno and  Jennifer Paulson-Lee, respectively.

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2019 OCC Winners

Hadestown wins 6 Awards including Outstanding Musical and The Ferryman named Outstanding Play.

May 13, 2019: Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre, announced today its award winners for the 2018-19 season in 27 categories.

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Lorna Luft

Lorna Luft

By: Magda Katz

May 13, 2019: Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft made her performing debut singing on “The Judy Garland Show.”

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Gay Pride & The 21st Century

Suzanne Poli’s Iconic Photographs 1969-2019
Only One Woman in the World Has Documented 50 Years of the LGBT Civil Rights movement … and it all started from her window on Christopher Street

May 12, 2019: Norwood is honored to present member Suzanne Poli’s iconic photographs as a special Pride exhibit as we celebrate 50 years of Stonewall, Gay Pride and this remarkable body of work from 1969-2019. Please join us for the grand opening reception.

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Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia Predicts Breathtaking Color, Characters, Acrobats, and Lots of Rain – All Under the Big Top

By: Ellis Nassour

May 8, 2019: Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia: A Walking Dream of Mexico, under the white and gold big top adjacent to Citi Field in Queens through at least June 9, is the company’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the tent. Luzia is a bold, lively, and stunningly visual escape to an imaginary Mexico – a surrealistic journey through a world suspended between dreams and reality. Luz is Spanish for light.

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Lorna Luft

Lorna Luft Takes Fans Down Memory Lane May 10th at Brooklyn’s On Stage at Kingsborough

By: Ellis Nassour

May 7, 2019: Lorna Luft, singer, actress, and recording artist, will share her unique perspective born from a lifetime in entertainment in an intimate concert, An Evening with Lorna Luft, on Friday, May 10 at 7 P.M. at Brooklyn’s On Stage at Kingsborough (Community College) [2001 Oriental Boulevard at Oxford Street].The one-night-only event will not only feature classics from Broadway and the Great American Songbook, but also Luft’s memories of the extraordinary film, concert, TV, and recording career of her indefatigable mother, Judy Garland. This June will mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary star’s death at 47. 

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Tony Award Nominations 2019

James Corden will host the 73 Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9th.

April 30, 2019:  The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced today. Hadestown, with 14 nominations, was the big winner of the day and Ain’t Too Proud—The Life of the Temptations was second with 12 nominations. The two will compete for the coveted Best Musical with the other nominees, Beetlejuice, The Prom, and Tootsie.

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BroadwayHD

BroadwayHD/Fathom Events Presents Lavish West End 42nd Street Revival in Theatres May 1

By: Ellis Nassour

April 29, 2019: One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the beloved musical, presented by BroadwayHD and Fathom Events. The stunning digital shoot of the lavish and spectacular 2017 West End production will play on the big screen in cinemas May 1 before joining the Broadway HD online archive. Area theatres showing the musical are Regal’s Union Square 14 and Battery Park 11 and AMC’s Kips Bay 15. Tickets are $18.

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The New York Pops 36th Birthday Gala

By: Magda Katz

April 30, 2019: Lena Hall and Ingrid Michaelson joined  guest artists from across the recording industry and the Broadway community on the stage of Carnegie Hall  to pay tribute to their friend and inspiration Cyndi Lauper . Performing Lauper’s hits were: Boy George, Estelle, Bridget Everett, Nona Hendryx, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Newell, Stark Sands and Elaine Caswell.

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Max Vernon @ Joe’s Pub

Ellie Heyman, Max Vernon, Leah Lane

Max Vernon’s Existential Life Crisis Lullaby at Joe’s Pub

April 27, 2019: Max Vernon returned to Joe’s Pub on April 23 with Existential Life Crisis Lullaby, a concert, featuring special guests Andy Mientus, Michael Longoria, Jo Lampert, Fancy Feast, Sophia Ramos, Helen Park, Gianna Masi, Avery Leigh Draut, Michelle Geo and Leah Lane. Ellie Heyman directed Vernon’s six-month residency and series of shows at Joe’s Pub.

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Drama Desk Nominations

April 25, 2019: The nominees for the 2018-2019 Drama Desk Awards were announced today during the broadcast of Live at Noon on NY1. Anchor Roma Torre and Frank DiLella, host of On Stage, rolled out a partial list of those nominated during Live at Noon on NY1. Michael Urie, who will host the Drama Desk Awards on June 2nd at the The Town Hall, joined Torre and DiLella for a brief chat on some of the nominations for outstanding achievement in theater this season.

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Tony Awards Lifetime Achievement

April 25, 2019: The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that Tony Award winning actress Rosemary Harris,Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally and Tony nominated composer and musician Harold Wheeler will be the 2019 recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

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