Around The Town

Bistro Awards

Elaine Stritch
Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor and Elaine Stritch was  honored at The 25th annual Bistro Awards Gala at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St., NYC on  April 13, 2010

 

 

 

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The Addams Family Opening

Nathan Lane
Bebe Neuwirth


The Addams Family
opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre starring two time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia.

       Photography: Barry Gordin

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Stage Door

Bebe Neuwirth

Photography: Barry Gordin
Outside Stage Door of The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre of The Addams Family

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Constantine Maroulis’ Portrait

Constantine Maroulis

A portrait created by Dan May of Constantine Maroulis, star of Broadway’s hit musical ROCK OF AGES, become the latest addition to Tony’s d Napoli’s  illustrious wall of fame. Maroulis was at the restaurant on 43rd Street when Valerie Smaldone unveiled his image and stayed to party with the guests at the evening hosted by Bruce Dimpflmaier. Poster copies signed by Maroulis will be auctioned off at a future event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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Reviews

Love Is My Sin ****

Photo: Pascal Victor

By: Patrick Christiano
Love Is My Sin
presented by Theatre for a new Audience in the intimate Duke Theater on 42nd Street is a truly haunting experience. The great English director Peter Brooks (probably best known to American audiences for his films “Lord of the Flies,” Marat/Sade,” and ‘King Lear’) has conceived and adapted 31 of Shakespeare’s sonnets into a magnificently potent brew of romantic exchanges performed by his wife Natasha Parry and Michael Pennington.

 

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Yank

Yank! A WWII Love Story to Soldier On
By Ellis Nassour

It’s your last chance to catch one of the standout gay-themed productions in this season of numerous gay-themed shows, Joseph and David Zellnik’s Yank! A WWII Love Story, Lortel nom’d for Outstanding Musical – at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s [Lexington and East 54th Street]. It’s been one of the company’s biggest box office bonanzas, but finally must close on Sunday. The good news is that the dedicated work of a number of producers has resulted in the news that this show with great heart – and it’s right-on 40’s era score and 12-member cast – will have a second life on Broadway.

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The Glass Menagerie

Photo: Gary Mamay

Artistic Director Josh Gladstone has inaugurated the beautifully restored John Drew Theater at Guild Hall with a handsome production of Tennessee Williams’ haunting memory play "The Glass Menagerie" helmed by the acclaimed director Harris Yulin. Amy Irving a well respected stage and screen star for decades heads the wonderful cast as the bewildered Amanda, a fading Southern belle, who within her dull existence longs for nothing more than her children’s welfare.

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Mary Stuart

Schiller’s revisionist history about the rivalry between the Queen of England and her cousin Mary Queen of Scots frames this historical drama. And what a complex web of political scandal it is!

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The Gayest Christmas

Joe Marshall

At The Actors’’ Playhouse on 7th Avenue South in the West Village 24 actors play over 40 different characters in Joe Marshall’s The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever!, a silly spoof that sends up the traditional holiday spectacular. Directed by Mr. Marshall, as well, the evening’s bold style is decidedly camp with a touch of lunacy served by actors doing their thing with bravado and heart. What more could you ask?  

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All About Me

                  Dame Edna’s Back and Michael Feinstein’s Got Her

Michael Feinstein, Dame Edna

         

          By Ellis Nassour
There is nothing like a dame, goes that familiar refrain from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, and there’s nothing like Dame Edna Everage. And there’s nothing like an evening of soothing Michael Feinstein. So, put them together and what do you have? All About Me, the new revue which opened last night at the Henry’s Miller’s.

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In The Heights ****

Photos: Joan Marcus

A Washington Heights neighborhood dominated by a towering backdrop of the George Washington Bridge and pulsating with the heat from a 4th of July weekend is the setting for the bright new musical In the Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who conceived the story, wrote the music and lyrics as well. He also appears in the pivotal central role as Usnavi, a likeable guy, who owns the local bodega.

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God Of Carnage ****

James Gandolfini
Marcia Gay Harden

Television heavyweight James Gandolfini, who plays Tony Soprano on the HBO series “The Sopranos,” heads a dazzling cast in Yasmina Reza’s lasted dissection of contemporary social hypocrisy, God of Carnage. The 90 minute biting satire directed with the bold stylized force of a blunt instrument by the gifted Matthew Warchus is a welcome audience pleaser. Reza, the Tony Award winning playwright of Art, took on similar territory over a decade ago in Art, but here she steps up the ante with a lethal dose of hostility that lies just beneath the surface in her portrait of two married couples.

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Boys in the Band ***

By: Eilis Nassour

For a long time, Jack Cummings and his Transport Group have been known for innovative, award-winning revivals. The tradition continues with the current revival of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band.

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Mr. & Mrs. Fitch *1/2

Review By Jason Clark *1/2

Douglas Carter Beane, of late, seems to be literally writing off the top of his head, not attuned to his characters. In his tedious new comedy Mr. & Mrs Fitch, two married gossip columnists, constantly spew floral witticisms thought up by the clever playwright, which are usually pretty funny, but the barrage of sharp banter feels throw in leaving the audience confused. The effect is like being held prisoner by a relentless stand-up comic in an ascot. Early on in Beane’s self-immolating Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, Mrs. Fitch (Jennifer Ehle) herself recalls asking Anna Deavere Smith and Moises Kaufman how they come up with ideas for their shows.

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Billy Haines Opening Night

Will Mcabe, Jason T. Gaffney, Suzanne Brockmann

A new comedy Looking For Billy Haines about a gay movie star from the 1920’s and 1930’s, who sacrificed his career to live openly with his partner, opened March 25th at Theatre Row’s Lion Theatre. The clever story written by NY Times best- selling author Suzanne Brockmann (All Through the Night) and Will McCabe is directed by Brockmann as well. The show features music by Barry Singer and cool tap choreography by Joseph Cullinane, which the cast perform with commited zest. The limited run engagement will play until May 22. Purchase tickets from TicketCentral.com or call 212-279-4200.
Barry Gordin

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