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Light of the Hamptons @ Janet Lehr

Haim Mizrahi: Music Sheet #58 Acrylic on canvas 67 x 135 inches

Light of the Hamptons: Paintings by David Demers and Haim Mizrahi

June 17,2018:  Uniting David Demers and Haim Mizrahi together, in their Two Man Exhibition, LIGHT OF THE HAMPTONS, at Janet Lehr Fine Arts, has clearly had a very positive effect for both artists. Their creative works are explored with brush-in-hand as they transfer their vivid impulses onto canvas, the great strength of their impulses are the inspiration of the extraordinary Hampton’s light.

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Reviews

The Most Painted Woman: All I Want Is One Night **1/2

Rachel Austin, Jessica Walker

By: Samuel L. Leiter

June 15, 2018:  I have a hunch that most knowledgeable New York theatregoers of a certain age, if asked to name the top French cabaret singers (i.e., chanteuses) of the 1930s and 1940s, would come up with such stars as Edith Piaf, Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Arletty, and perhaps, among others, Lucienne Boyer, Rina Ketty, and Fréhel. One name that might not often be dropped, despite her once considerable fame, is that of Suzy Solidor (1900-1983), the subject of All I Want Is One Night, a humdrum musical biodrama, performed at 59E59 Theaters with most of the audience at tiny cabaret tables equipped with battery-operated candles.

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Deperate Measures @ New World Stages

Gary Marachek, Conor Ryan, Nick Wyman, Peter Saide, Laura Molino, Sarah Parnicky

Desperate Measures, Off- Broadway’s Award- Winning Hit from last season, is a bawdy delight at New World Stages’ opening.

June 14, 2018:  David Friedman and Peter Kellogg’s Desperate Measure, a riotous new musical that was a favorite of fans and critics, alike, when it debuted at the York Theatre last June is back for an open- ended run at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, where the musical opened last night.

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Reviews

Fruit Trilogy ****

Liz Mikel, Eve Ensler, Kiersey Clemons, Mark Rosenblatt

By: Isa Goldberg

June 15, 2018:  Watching Eve Ensler’s, Fruit Trilogy, currently at the Lucille Lortel Theater, one feels as if they were entering an existential hell, as in Waiting for Godot. Only here the quest to be rescued from a terrible fate is massaged for a happy ending. And we all know about happy endings, in the corporeal sense.

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Reviews

Dan Cody’s Yacht ***

Rick Holmes, Jordan Lage, Meredith Forlenza, Kristen Bush, Laura Kai Chen

By: Isa Goldberg

June 15, 2018:  Anthony Giardina’s new drama, Dan Cody’s Yacht at The Manhattan Theater Club, City Center Stage I, plays with the simplicity of boulevard comedy, while addressing complex issues of education and class, in America today. But it’s not just the divide between the wealthy and the poor that is being addressed here. More importantly, it’s about the divide between being real and genuine, versus getting away with easy answers.

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Half Time @ Paper Mill Playhouse

Lillias White

A new musical, Half Time directed by Broadway legend Jerry Herman, opened at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

June 13, 2018:  Half Time, new musical inspired by Dori Berinstein’s 2008 documentary “Gotta Dance,” about a basketball halftime dance team made up of performers over 60, opened at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, New Jersey.

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Reviews

Half Time ***1/2

Georgia Engel, André De Shields, Lillias White, and Donna McKechnie in Half Time East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse

By: Ellis Nassour

June 14, 2018 – There’re enough Tony winners among the creative team in the East Coast premiere of Jerry Mitchell’s production of the musical Half Time for you to expect a championship game.

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Around The Town

Tony Awards

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and the Tony Awards

By: David Sheward

June 14, 2018:  It had been one of the better Tony Awards in recent memory. The hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles were funny and charming, and not the disastrous Kevin Spacey of the year before or the over used Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman. The pop duo even wrote their own original musical material. The numbers from the nominated musicals showcased their respective shows with wit and precision.

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Reviews

The Boys in the Band ***

Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons

By: David Sheward

June  13, 2018:  When The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking play focusing on the gay experience, opened Off-Broadway in 1968, critics praised it as a sympathetic portrait of a persecuted sexual minority. But many reviewers tellingly revealed their bias. One expressed disgust at having to watch men dance together while another described the work as an accurate depiction of those suffering from a disease. The current revival at the Booth of this devastating artifact—the first one for Broadway after two major Off-Broadway stagings—shows how far we have come as far as gay acceptance goes. The director Joe Mantello, all of the producers,  and the entire nine-man cast are all openly gay and have not suffered any career damage.

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Around The Town

Richard Hambleton at ACA

Richard Hambleton: Eternity on view June 14 through July 27, 2018

June 13, 20018:  ACA Galleries, 529 West 29th Street in the Gallery district hosted an opening reception for Richard Hambleton: Eternity , on view at ACA  June 14 through July 27, 2018. The exhibition showcases major paintings and works on paper from Hambleton’s two signature series – Shadowmen and Horse & Rider.  Widely considered the “Godfather of Street Art”, his contemporaries included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.

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Around The Town

Live Out Loud

Leo Preziosi, Jr. (Founder /Executive Director Live Out Loud), Hailie Sahar, Nick Adams

17th Annual Young Trailblazers Gala honors Brent Miller of Proctor Gamble.

June 11, 2018:  Live Out Loud held the 17 Annual Trailblazers Gala hosted by Ariana DeBose, Tony nominated for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, on Monday at The Times Center in New York, where Broadway star, Nick Adams, was a special performer and Hailie Sahar, from FX’s Pose, was a special guest presenter.

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Gordin's View

72nd Annual Tony Awards

Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles

The Band’s Visit was named Broadway’s Best Musical taking home Ten Awards at 2018 Tony Awards, while Harry Potter and the Cursed Child nabbed Six.

June 11, 2018:  The Band’s Visit was the big winner at the annual Tony Awards winning awards in 10, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best, Director, and Best Book of a Musical.  The popular London import, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was honored with six awards, including Best Play. The 72nd Annual tribute was televised Sunday evening, live on CBS, from Radio City Music Hall. The lavish celebrity-studded ceremony, hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, was an unforgettable evening featuring performances from many of the nominated shows.
Here are the complete list of winners:
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Features

2018 Tony Award Predictions

Katrina Lenk “The Band’s Visit” Photo: Barry Gordin

The Band’s Visit and SpongeBob will square off at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, televised live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall Sunday at 8pm.

By: Patrick Christiano

June 9, 2018:  The Awards season is upon us, and tomorrow night Broadway’s biggest event, the Tony Awards will be televised on CBS at 8pm in a live ceremony hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban from Radio City Music Hall in New York. The nominations were announced back on May 1st and all the votes have been tallied. Here are my choices for Broadway’s most coveted awards from the 2017-2018 season.

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Features

Tony Awards

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards Will Showcase Broadway’s
Biggest and Best  Live from Radio City on CBS;  Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban Host

By: Ellis Nassour

The 72nd annual Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will have enough star power to light not only 50th Street and Avenue of the Americas but also all of Times Square. The list of mega talent guests could light the world! The Awards will telecast live Sunday from 8 – 11 P.M. from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, proudly entering its 60th year as Tony’s network.

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