Washington Square Art Show

Washington Square’s Free Outdoor Art Exhibit
is Back for 90
th Year Beginning Labor Day Weekend  

By: Ellis Nassour

August 31, 2021: Art’s back everywhere around Washington Square beginning this weekend — Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Labor Day weekend, with the return, after a forced lapse of two years, of the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (WSOAE) Fall show.

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The Tony Awards Return

74th Tony Awards Return Live at The Winter Garden Theatre

August 11, 2021: The American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing, will happen on the evening of Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Winter Garden Theatre. A viewing party, including live entertainment and hosts, will also be held for industry members at the Broadway Theatre.

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BroadwayHD

Alice Fearn, Brenda Edwards, Oliver Tompsett, Simon Lipkin

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change debuts, exclusively, on BroadwayHD to honor the hit show’s 25th Anniversary.

August 5, 2021:  BroadwayHD the premier streaming service for live theater, announced today that it will bring Lambert Jackson Productions’ virtual production of Tony award-winner Joe DiPietro (Diana The MusicalMemphis, Nice Work if You Can Get It) and Jimmy Roberts’ (The Thing About Men) musical comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, filmed at the London Coliseum in late 2020 exclusively to the platform in honor of the hit show’s twenty-fifth anniversary.

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Broadway Update

Tina Satter’s Is This A Room

B’way Update: Room and Dana To Play in Rep, Etc.

By: David Sheward

July 15, 2021: The new post-shutdown Broadway season just got really interesting. In an unexpected and startlingly different move, two highly-praised, but bizarre Off-Broadway plays will transfer to Broadway to be performed in repertory. Tina Satter’s Is This A Room and Lucas Hnath’s Dana H will alternate performances at the Lyceum Theater with the former beginning previews on Sept. 24 and opening Oct. 11 and the latter commencing previews on Oct. 1 and opening Oct. 17. The dual-show engagement will play until Jan. 16, 2022. Both plays were presented at Vineyard Theater as part of the foreshortened 2019-20 season.  

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ACA Galleries

A Black Perspective, Jan 8 – Jul 30, 2021

July 12, 2021: ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its current exhibition A Black Perspective will be extended to July 30, 2021.  Since its inception, ACA has been committed to showing work by black artists; giving Aaron Douglas, Ernie Crichlow, Barkley Hendricks and Charles White their first shows and later representing Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden estate, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson among others.

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Jamie deRoy & friends

The weekly variety show has been airing archival footage from past shows. Next up, Tony Award Winners Part I airs Monday July 12 @ 8pm

July 10, 2001: Show business tour de force and seven-time TONY® Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy’s long standing weekly program, aptly titled, Jamie deRoy & friends, announces the theme for this week’s program, TONY® Award Winners (Part 1). “Throughout the pandemic, in an effort to keep fans and audiences engaged, we’ve been airing archival videos from past shows. It’s been such fun going through the archives and revisiting all these fantastic shows”, said deRoy.

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Broadway Update

Terence Archie, Patti LuPone and Katrina Link in Company

Broadway Update: Company Opens Early, Waitress Returns, Etc.

By: David Sheward

July 10,2021: The Broadway calendar keeps shifting in anticipation of the first full season since the COVID shutdown in March of 2020. The gender-reversed revival of Company, which was in previews when all the theaters closed, has pushed up its opening by one month. The show, directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott, had previously announced a preview start date of Nov. 15 and an opening of Jan. 9, 2022. The show will now begin previews Nov. 15 and open on Dec. 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. The cast will include the legendary Patti LuPone, Tony winner Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit), Matt Doyle (War Horse), Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian’s Rainbow, Waitress), Christopher Sieber (Shrek), Jennifer Simard (Disaster, Hello, Dolly!), Terence Archie (Kiss Me, Kate), Greg Hildreth (Frozen, Cinderella), Claybourne Elder (One Arm, Bonnie and Clyde) and Nikki Renee Daniels (Porgy and Bess).

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Broadway Update: Second Stage Announces Dates

Dame Jasmine Hughes and Reza Salazar in the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Floyd’s” which will open as “Clyde’s” on Broadway

By: David Sheward

July 2, 2021: Second Stage has announced dates for its 2021-22 on and Off-Broadway season, bringing the NYC post-COVID theater schedule into sharper focus. The company will open with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s premiering at the Hayes Theater with previews beginning Nov. 3 and an opening set for Nov. 22.

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Broadway Update: Chicken and Biscuits, Plaza Suite, Harry Potter

Jennifer Fouche, Alana Raquel Bowers, Aigner Mizzelle, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Josh Adam Ramos, and Brendan Ellis in Chicken and Biscuits

By: David Sheward

June 29, 2021: A new show, a revival, and an altered previously-running show have been added to the 2021-22, post-COVID Broadway calendar. Chicken and Biscuits, a new play, will open at the Circle in the Square, the long-delayed Plaza Suite has announced preview and opening dates, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will resume performances at the Lyric as a condensed, one-evening presentation rather in its previous two parts. Only a few announced productions have not yet claimed dates, so the Broadway schedule is nearly complete.  

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

June 27, 2021: Bruce Springsteen re-opened Broadway for a limited run of Springsteen on Broadway at Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre (246 W 44th Street). Performances began, Saturday June 26 and will continue through September 4.

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On This Day In New York Theatre: June 24, 1942

By: Samuel L. Leiter

(No. 27 in the series)

June 24, 2021: Perhaps you know that, soon after the Covid-19 pandemic struck, and live theatre met cryogenics, I took off my reviewing hat and put one on with which I wrote columns on old-time New York theatre.

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BroadwayHD

The inspiring original works of world-renowned choreographer Matthew Bourne, including The Car Man, Cinderella, and Romeo & Juliet, come exclusively to BroadwayHD

June 20, 2021:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, is bringing four contemporary and thrilling productions by award-winning dance-theatre company New Adventures and acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne exclusively to their platform. 

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Broadway Update

Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger in To Kill a Mockingbird

Broadway Update: Mockingbird, Mormon, Love Supreme Return

By: David Sheward

June 17, 2021: The new Broadway calendar is almost complete. Two more shows shuttered during the pandemic have announced their reopenings and another will have a return engagement. This means nearly every 2020 production has definite dates for a comeback. To Kill a Mockingbird and The Book of Mormon, two shows formerly under the aegis of producer Scott Rudin, have posted their return dates. Rudin has withdrawn from producing due to reports of workplace harassment and toxicity. Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the highest-grossing straight play in Broadway history, will resume performances at the Shubert Theater on Oct. 5. Jeff Daniels will return to the role of Atticus Finch and Celia Keenan-Bolger takes up the part of his young daughter Scout through Jan. 2, 2022. 

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Broadway Update

Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway

Broadway Update: Springsteen, Skeleton Crew, Paradise, etc.

By: David Sheward

June 10, 2021: The 2021-22 Broadway and Off-Broadway season continues to take shape with new productions and those postponed from previous seasons announcing dates and theaters. In the latest round of updates, Bruce Springsteen returns to Broadway, Manhattan Theater fills out its roster, a new musical set during the Civil War is slated, and The Lehman Trilogy finally makes the transfer from Off-Broadway to on with one cast change. 

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In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical In the Heights Is Adapted for the Screen

By: Ellis Nassour

June 9, 2021: The creator of the theatrical blockbuster Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the director of the comedy blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M. Chu are debuting one of Summer’s biggest and most anticipated films, In the Heights (Warner Bros.) , down from New York’s Upper Upper West Side Washington Heights, “where the streets are made of salsa music and little dreams become big,” to a cinema near you this weekend.

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