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Nick Blaemire and Van Hughes in “Space Dogs” ​​

Space Dogs: The Musical to stream exclusively on BroadwayHD beginning October  13th 

October 3, 2022:  BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for live theatre, announced today that they will be bringing Space Dogs to their platform for its exclusive worldwide debut on October 13, 2022.

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Features

Paul Jabara

Paul Jabara, Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning Songwriter/Actor Celebrated with Digital LP Debuts and Tribute

By: Ellis Nassour

September 28, 2022 – Two of Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriter/actor Paul Jabara’s most in demand vinyl albums, Keeping Time and Shut Out are being released for the first time in a digital format in a 30th Ann

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The York Theatre

Danny Gardner, Darrell T.Joe, Darien Crago, Kaitlyn Davidson, Jeremy Benton, Corinne Munisch, Sean Quinn, Melinda Porto


Opening night photos of Cheek to Cheek! Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a return engagement of the York Theatre’s productionat The Theatre at St Jeans on 76th Street.

September 23, 2022: The York Theatre in association with Riki Kane Larimer are presenting an encore performance of Cheek to Cheek! Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort. 

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Broadway Babe

Frank Sinatra

By: Randie Levine Miller

September 24, 2022. Broadway Babe, Randie Levine Miller, has unearthed some rare nostalgic gems including the Gypsy Rose Lee TV program, (yes, that Gypsy!) with Eartha Kitt and Lainie Kazan; Jerry Herman in London; Frank Sinatra’s 75th birthday celebration produced by Dean Martin’s company; and a long gone cabaret/piano bar with some cabaret greats!  

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Reviews

Cheek to Cheek, Irving Berlin in Hollywood ****

Danny Gardner, Melinda Porto, Darrell T. Joe, Darien Crago, Jeremy Benton, and Kaitlyn Davidson.

By: Paulanne Simmons

September 22, 2022: “Cheek to Cheek” was certainly a big hit for Irving Berlin. But it was only one of his dance songs. The “Piccolino,” the “Yam” and dancing “Back to Back” were all popular, although “Back to Back” was probably never as much fun as “Cheek to Cheek.” All this and more is revealed in The York Theatre Company’s revival of Cheek to Cheek, Irving Berlin in Hollywood, which first opened Dec. 2, 2021.

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ACA Galleries

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (1940-2015)

September 17, 2022: ACA Galleries, 520 West 29th Street in the Gallery District,  announced a solo exhibition of work by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson on view through October 29, 2022. Aminah Robinson, born in Columbus, Ohio, was an African American artist, activist and cultural historian of epic Black migrations. She was an instrument of memory;  gathering stories, totems and fragments of the past.

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World Premieres of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore and Broken Wings: The Musical will stream exclusively on BroadwayHD beginning September 22nd.

September 17, 2022: BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for live theatre, announced they will debut the exclusive worldwide release of Broken Wings: The Musical  and Sasha Regan’s All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore to their platform on September 22nd. 

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Reviews

Jasper **1/2

Abigail Hawk and Dominic Fumusa

By: Samuel L. Leiter

September 14, 2022: As my plus-one and I walked down Forty-Second Street after seeing Jasper,Grant MacDermott’s wannabe tearjerker at the Pershing Square Signature Center, I was sharing my opinion (meh) when a stranger, overhearing, interrupted to object because she had been so absorbed and moved by the play. For each of my objections she had a defense. I say this because I’m aware that the potential poignancy of the play’s premise might equally have affected others who will disagree with me. 

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Machine Dazzle

Queer Maximalism X Machine Dazzle – Fabulous!

By: Alix Cohen

September 16, 2022: “I’m more interested in what a costume is about, rather than how it’s made. I don’t need precise lines. I want the story…I’m an audience-oriented designer.” Machine Dazzle

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Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway with Jane Krakowski

By: Paulanne Simmons

September 14, 2022: The Covid-delayed “Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway with Jane Krakowski” was finally presented at Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 12. Only that happened to be the very same night as the Emmy Awards. 

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Reviews

Strings Attached ***

By: Isa Goldberg

Twice in Carole Bugge’s immodestly intellectual comedy, “Strings Attached,” one of a trio of actors opines that “the penis of a humpback whale is twelve feet long.” In a play fixed on philosophical ideas, that is a real grabber.

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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night: A New Musical Comedy is heading to BroadwayHD fresh off its critically acclaimed Broadway run. “Musical comedy heaven!” NY Daily News and “The funniest show on Broadway in years.” Variety.

September 13, 2022: BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for live theatre, announced today that they will debut the exclusive worldwide streaming release of Billy Crystal’s five-time Tony-Award nominated musical, Mr. Saturday Night: A New Musical Comedy, on their platform after the production concluded its Broadway run on September 4. The exact airing dates will be forthcoming.

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Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of Her Smile

By: Paulanne Simmons

September 13, 2022: Ann Talman first met Elizabeth Taylor when she played Taylor’s daughter in the 1981 Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. The show toured for 18 months, but their friendship lasted until Taylor’s death. What’s more, the glamorous star remained a profound influence on Talman – a mentor, a confident and a warm-hearted surrogate mother.

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