Come Together *****

By: Paulanne Simmons

British cabaret dynamo Barb Jungr grew up in Rochdale, Lancashire, just a few miles from Liverpool. So it’s not surprising she has a special attraction to the Beatles. In fact, she told the audience at Don’t Tell Mama on Jan. 9 that growing up in the 1960s, she was convinced her country had produced no modern popular icon. Then the Beatles came along and Great Britain was back on the map.

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Piaf! The Show *****

By: Paulanne Simmons

In1957 Edith Piaf gave her second and last concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert included “La vie en rose,” “Padam Padam,” and “L’Accordéoniste.” Sixty years later, on Jan. 6, Anne Carrere dazzled the audience at Carnegie Hall with her brilliant performance in Piaf! The Show. She sang many of those songs the audience longed to hear again.

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Remembering Debbie Reynolds

Remembering Almost Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

By: Ellis Nassour

In 2009, legendary film star Debbie Reynolds returned to New York for her first professional appearance in over 25 years — performing her celebrated nightclub act that June at the Café Carlyle.

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A Bronx Tale **1/2 – The Death of the Last Black Man in Whole Entire World ***1/2 The Band’s Visit ****

By: David Sheward
If the recent presidential election has taught us anything, it’s that racism and stereotyping are still prevalent despite polite wrist-slapping by the media elite. A spate of new productions address prejudice in various forms with varying degrees of creativity and imagination. It should come as no surprise that the Broadway entry in this round-up is the softest and least dangerous of the three while the Off-Broadway shows are edgier and more honest.

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Broadway Exodus

A Bleak January 2017 Ahead with the Closing of 12 Shows

By: Ellis Nassour

January is always a dark time for Broadway. Many shows survive by having pre-season sales to fill seats during cold, drab January and February. A dozen shows are biting the dust. In most cases, no sooner than they’re gone, new ones will come roaring into town.

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PIAF! THE SHOW

For one night only on January 6, 2017 @ Carnegie Hall


With over a half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and worldwide acclaim, PIAF! THE SHOW  a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse – returns to the US as part of the extended world tour.  
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Othello *****

The moment you enter New York Theatre Workshop for Sam Gold’s searing production of Othello, you know it will be a startlingly different interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy of the noble Moor. Set designer Andrew Lieberman has reconfigured the normally spacious playing area into a tight, claustrophobic army barracks.

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Edward Albee Memorial

By: Isa Goldberg

Edward Albee, 1928 – 2016, the three time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and author of the groundbreaking plays Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Zoo Story, passed away at his home in Montauk on September 16th. His life and work were remembered on Tuesday, December 6th at The August Wilson Theatre on Broadway, where he was eulogized by colleagues and friends. Among them, Jack Lenor Larsen of Long House Reserve, the actors Brian Murray, Mercedes Ruehl, and Bill Irwin, as well as playwrights, Terrence McNally, Will Eno, John Guare and directors Emily Mann and David Esbjornson, to mention a few. 
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The Babylon Line ***

By: Isa Goldberg
“Smash everything.” “Be ruthless,” opines the central character in Richard Greenberg’s new play, set in an adult creative writing class. Indeed, It’s of no great surprise to find that Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line, currently at The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, is all about writing. Metatheater being Greenberg’s forte, his works thrive on esoteric wordplay, windy narratives, and literary metaphor

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Kristin Chenoweth *****

 A captivating solo concert, “My Love Letter to Broadway,” at the Lunt
Fontanne Theatre through Nov. 13 is an
eclectic selection of songs and personal reminiscences.

By: Patrick Christiano

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Sgt. Stubby **1/2

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Sgt. Stubby, The Great American War Dog Musical

By: Patrick Christiano
The best thing about Sgt. Stubby, The Great American War Dog Musical is that the show sheds light on a remarkable canine and his heroic efforts during World War I. Stubby, the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry, was a stray that served in the military for 18 months participating in 17 battles on the Western Front, while ultimately becoming a decorated war hero and being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the process. At home his feats were front-page news documenting how he saved his regiment from a surprise mustard gas attack, rescued the wounded, and once even caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants holding him prisoner until American soldiers found him.

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The Front Page ***

By Isa Goldberg

The giddy revival of Ben Hecht and Charles Macarthur’s The Front Page on
Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre is sheer entertainment, especially when
Nathan Lane, the tabloid publisher Walter Burns, arrives.  A sheer force
of nature, Lane drives each scene with relentless energy and vigor, with the
cast of actors tightly on his heels. And what a cast it is!
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