Betty Corwin

Betty Corwin to Be Honored for Creating Archive to Preserve Live Theater

By: Ellis Nassour

Betty Corwin, one of the most respected and beloved professionals on the sidelines of theater for years, is being honored by the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) not only for championing gender parity in theater for 35 years, but also for her efforts in preserving live theater beginning in 1969 as founder and former director of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.  

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Happy Halloween

Boo! Halloween and “Thriller” Entertainment Will Continue Tricking and Treating

By: Ellis Nassour

New York’s Grand Greenwich Village Halloween Extravaganza

Nothing comes close to beating the annual Halloween night tradition of the gigantic people’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. The 44th edition of the four-hour “Nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event” kicks off at 7 P.M. from Spring Street, and marches up Sixth Avenue to 16th Street. This year there’ll be a bit of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras spirit with the Grand Marshal’s float, where recording artist Anjelica will reign.

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Marvelous Marilyn ‘Medley’ Maye

By: Sandi Durell

Yes, this is what Marilyn Maye says is her middle name! And why not!  It’s a special treat to hear how Ms. M orchestrates in and through the string of songs that make up an individual sub theme. Not something to take lightly as it takes a well-seasoned, extraordinary entertainer like Marvelous Marilyn to create these iconic medleys and make them work.

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Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus Schedules Performances for Children with Special Needs and Autism in November

By: Ellis Nassour

The Big Apple Circus, beloved by thousands since its 1977debut, returns to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park October 27 – January 7. Also returning are their community outreach programs, Circus of the Senses and a performance for children with autism.

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Cabaret Convention

3rd night of the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret Convention at Rose Hall celebrated the ‘The Golden Age of Cabaret’ hosted by author James Gavin and dedicated to the memory of the late Barbara Carroll.

By: Linda Amiel Burns

In 2006 James Gavin wrote the book “Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of NY Cabaret,” a loving tribute to what has been called a “fragile and endangered” art form. On October 18, 2017, James hosted the 3rd evening of the Cabaret Convention, celebrating the history of cabaret and paying tribute to the great performers and clubs of the past.

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Hamptons International Film Festival 2017

Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin

Hamptons International Film Festival honored Julie Andrews and Patrick Stewart.

By: Patrick Christiano

October 9, 2017:  The Hamptons International Film Festival, now in its 25th season, was a smashing success over a four-day period from October 5-9 in East Hampton and Sag Harbor, where a diverse range of over 115 films from countries all over the world were screened. Provocative discussions with well-respected film artists, Rob Riener, Patrick Stewart, and Annette Bening, were amongst the festivals highlights, along with the awards.

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The African Mean Girls Play

It was press day October 10 for MCC Theater’s World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play. Tony Award winning director Rebecca Taichman and 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bloh and the cast were on hand to speak with the press and give some insight into what the play is about as well as their roles.

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Wurlitzer

Mark Herman

Better Days Ahead for the Wurlitzer and the Brooklyn Paramount

By: Paulanne Simmons

If you’re a fan of organ music, there are only two places in New York City you can enjoy the sounds of the magnificent Wurlitzer theater organ. One is in Radio City Music Hall. The other is in the Schwartz Athletic Center at Long Island University, formerly the Brooklyn Paramount Theater. And in the latter, the sound of a dribbled basketball and running feet most often replaces the swelling music of the mighty organ. But not for long.

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Frances Ruffelle

Frances Rufelle

Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle is back in town with her stunning solo performance: “Frances Ruffelle Live(S) in New York!” an intimate evening of song that whispers seductive secrets, lays bare the naked truth and explodes with the one of a kind bottle rocket charisma that’s kept “Frankie’s” ardent fans coming back for more since she created the iconic role of “Eponine” in “Les Miserables” and turned “On My Own” into one of Broadway’s most beloved standards.

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Showstopper Divas/Divos

Randie Levine-Miller hosted a megawatt “Showstopper Divas/Divos” concert at The Triad Monday night.  The show starred Beth Fowler; Lee Roy Reams; Adam Grupper; Barbara Minkus; Richard Skipper; Susan Vardy, and Kathleen Waters, and benefited The Actors Fund.

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Peace: Love, Rock and Revolution @ ACA Galleries

Jimi Hendrix Filming Janis Joplin Backstage, 1968, 2017, archival pigment print edition of 25, 30 x 40 in.

Photographs of Jim Marshall (1936-2010)

September 14, 2017: ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, in the Gallery Districted hosted an opening reception for Peace: Love, Rock and Revolution, an exhibition of photographs by Jim Marshall, who captured many of the most important cultural and social events of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Chita Rivera Awards

First Annual Chita Rivera Awards Honoring Dance and Dancers

 By: Ellis Nassour 

The first annual Chita Rivera Awards, named in honor of  10-time Tony nominee and two-time winner Chita Rivera, who rose from the gypsy ensemble to stardom and one of theater’s most loved personalties, celebrated dance and choreographic excellence. They were hosted by Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, Monday at the Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Broadway Announcements

Nathan Lane and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett in Angels in America at London’s National Theatre Photo: Helen Maybanks

By: David Sheward

There’s been a flock of new Broadway announcements lately. The smash hit National Theater revival of Tony Kushner’s two-part epic Angels in America will be winging its way from London to New York and the long-gestating stage adaptation of the beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird has confirmed an opening date.

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Chita Rivera Awards

Bebe Neuwirth Hosts First Annual Chita Rivera Awards, Honoring Dance/Dancers, September 11

By: Ellis Nassour

The first Chita Rivera Awards, which will annually honor dance and dancers, named, of course, in honor of the beloved Broadway gypsy who segued to Tony-winning star, will be presented Monday, September 11 at 7:30 P.M. at the Hirschfeld Theatre with an all-star line-up of performers and presenters.

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Bernadette Peters IN “Hello Dolly!”

Bernadette Peters Photo: Barry Gordin

 WOW, WOW, WOW, FELLAS! STARTING JANUARY 20, 2018

Producer Scott Rudin announced  that the legendary two-time Tony Award®-winning Bernadette Peters, capping a 60-years-long career of triumph after triumph as “the most accomplished musical comedy star of her generation”

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