“Angry Young Man” Opens

Rami Margron, Nazli Sarpkaya, Max Samuels, Christopher Daftsios

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director brings American Premiere of critically acclaimed British comedy to New York.

Angry Young Man, a timely comedy by award winning playwright Ben Woolf about a Middle Eastern surgeon, who’s arrival in London is fraught with witty mishaps, opened at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in New York.  A superb cast meticulously helmed by Stephen Hamilton with comic panache keeps the fast-paced tale moving at a delirious pace for a brisk 75 minutes. The gifted ensemble features Christopher Daftsios, Rami Margron, Max Samuels, and Nazli Sarpkaya.

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Live Out Loud

Bruce T. Sloane, Raphael Miranda, Edie Windsor, Leo Preziosi, Jr.

LIVE OUT LOUD  Kick -Off Reception at the New Amsterdam Theater

LIVE OUT LOUD hosted a lively kick-off reception at the New Amsterdam Theater on West 42 Street for their annual Young Trailblazers Gala that will take place on June 5th at TheTimesCenter in NYC. Catering was provided by David Ellis Events and Spirits were provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. 

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Guild Hall Awards

Hilaria Baldwin, Alec Baldwin, Susan Stroman

Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, held their 32nd Annual Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards at The Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center.

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A Sketch of New York

Sketch comedy is a laugh out loud riot in the hands of Joe DiNozzi and Darien De Maria, the creators, writers and directors of A Sketch of New York, that played 9 performances at The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, this past weekend. The show, eighteen witty sketches of varying lengths lampooning life in the Big Apple poked fun at dating, film producers, cellphones, the transit system, and the perils of acting with entertaining zest. A Sketch of New York is a satirical comedy show in the vein of classic New York sketch theater with an aim at mocking the absurd dichotomies of life in New York City performed by three entirely different casts.

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HIFF Presents “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Artistic Director of HIFF David Nugent, Executive DIrector of Guild Hall Andrea Grover, Executive DIrector of HIFF Anne Chaisson, Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin hosts screening at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

On Saturday February 25, 2017 Andrea Grover, the Executor Director of Guild Hall, introduced the evening’s screening of To Kill A Mockingbird, a 1963 Academy Award-winning film based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as Scout was screened at Guild Hall in East Hampton as part of the long running HIFF Winter Classic series. The film nominated for eight Academy Awards is considered one of the best-ever made and won three Academy Awards including Best Actor for Gregory Peck.

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Sunset Boulevard

Glenn Close

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard celebrates an historic return to Broadway at The Palace Theatre on February 9th

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Westminster Dog Show

The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a prestigious all-breed conformation show that has been held in New York City annually since 1877. Currently, the breed and Junior Showmanship competitions are being held at Piers 92 and 94, while the group and Best in Show competitions are held at Madison Square Garden.

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Georgie Opens at The Davenport

Mike Blank, David Elliot, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jamie deRoy, Ed Dixon, Mary Cossette, Riki Kane Larimer, Eric Schaeffer, Martin Platt. Richard Winkler

Ed Dixon recounts a 20- year friendship in the poignant and captivating tale, Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose.

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Drama Desk Panel Everyone’s A Critic

Charles Wright, Linda Armstrong, Susan L. Schulman, David Lindsay-Abaire, Peter Marks, Chris Jones, Helen Shaw, Elysa Gardner, James Morgon, Mathew Lombardo, Sharr White

The Drama Desk sponsored a panel discussion Everyone’s A Critic at BroadwayCon 2017. Chris Jones, the Chief Critic of the Chicago Tribune served as moderator and speakers included playwrights David Lindsay-Abaire, Matthew Lombardo, and Sharr White along with James Morgan, the Artistic Director of the York Theater, press agent Susan L. Schulman, and critics Linda Armstrong, Elysa Gardner, Peter Marks, and Helen Shaw.

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The Bodyguard @ Paper Mill

The North American premiere of THE BODYGUARD, a hit new musical based on the Warner Bros. film by Lawrence Kasdan, with a book by Alexander Dinelaris opened at The Paper Mill Playhouse, the recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, in
Milburn, New Jersey. 
DSC_7170Deborah Cox, Judson Mills

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David Hyde Pierce Honored

David Hyde Pierce, Jano Herbosch. Peri Gilpern

Tony Award winning actor feted by Drama League
The Drama League presented the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway by honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel on Monda, November 7th, 2016. The black-tie gala closes out The Drama League’s centennial celebration that began last November honoring two time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters.

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The Collector Opens

Gripping adaptation of John Fowles’ The Collector opens at 59E59 Theaters

IMG_1653_3Matt de Rogatis, Director Lisa Milinazzo, Jillian Geurts

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The Wizard of Oz Opens

A new version of The Wizard of Oz opened at the Harlem Repertory Theater for
children from 4 to 104.

The Harlem Repertory Theatre staging of “The Wizard of Oz,” co-produced
by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young and young-at-heart audiences is
running form October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep
Elementary School, 240 
East 123rd Street.DSC03828

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Drama Desk Mingle

The Drama Desk and their President, Charles Wright, hosted a “Members Mingle” Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016  at the Episcopal Actors’ Guild Hall on East 29th Street where Drama Desk members met with new members and members of the Nominating Committee.  
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Photography: Barry Gordin

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