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    Everyone may love “She Works Hard For the Money,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Last Dance” but liking Donna Summer’s music is no guarantee you will enjoy “Summer,” the new biopic jukebox musical that opened on Monday at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. In fact, if you are a real Donna Summer fan you would have a much better […]

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    There is something distinctly American about the ironic songs and musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Todd S. Purdum in “Something Wonderful” gives a well-researching, sweeping biography of the writing duo that created such legendary pieces like “Oklahoma!”, “Carousel,” “South Pacific”, “The King and I”, “Cinderella”, and “The Sounds of Music.” These great works sparked what […]

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    No one ever said that a Tom Stoppard play is for the faint of heart; you must pay attention, understand the references, and keep track of endless moving parts and plot lines. That being said, Roundabout’s production (from the Menier Chocolate Factory) of “Travesties,” which opened at the American Airlines Theatre on Tuesday, is surprisingly […]

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    The nominations for the 72nd Tony Awards were announced this morning by Katharine McPhee and Leslie Odom, Jr. at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 10th. Mean Girls and SpongeBob Squarepants tied for the most nominations, with The Band’s Visit, Angels in America, […]

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    Perhaps the most anticipated theatrical event of the season was last week’s opening of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.” This spell-binding new work is the product of three geniuses: the iconic J. K. Rowling (author of the original books), John Tiffany (the play’s profound director), and Jack Thorne (the playwright). […]

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    Caryl Churchill is not known for being an easy playwright. Like her contemporary Tom Stoppard, her plays are often difficult, didactic, and heavily based in historical texts. But Churchill takes this a step further, often eschewing realism and embracing the theories of Bertolt Brecht, the German theatermaker famous for his ideas about education theater and […]

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    Joe Mantello’s 50th anniversary production of “The Boys in Band,” which opened at the Booth Theatre on Thursday, could be described as a lengthy kiki, an extended reading challenge, a special 110-minute episode of UnTucked. If you are confused by those terms you are likely to be equally lost during the play, which is deeply […]

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    Joshua Harmon, the current playwright du jour of Broadway (“Bad Jews,” “Significant Other,” “Admissions”) has a new play, “Skintight” commissioned by Roundabout, playing at the Larua Pels Theatre, and staring Idina Menzel. Yes, you read that correctly: the same Tony-winning musical theater actress famous for “Take Me or Leave Me” and “Defying Gravity” is currently […]

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    Down the street, straight white men may have an entire show, but here in Arcadia, it’s no straights allowed. Imagine it: Sir Philip Sidney’s 16th century tale The Arcadia combined with the rock music of the 80s girl group, The Go-Go’s. Admittedly, it’s not a likely combination, but somehow Jeff Whitty thought of it and […]

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    It is rare that a show that premieres in a New Jersey theater gains a massive online following; it is even rarer for this to lead to a sold-out off Broadway run. But for “Be More Chill” this is exactly how it happened, all thanks to a devoted teenage fanbase that fell in love with […]

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  • 09/03/18--14:40: wigstock is back!
  • Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris teamed up to bring back the iconic drag festival Wigstock, this time located at Pier 17 at the South Seaport in New York City. Wigstock began in 1984 and was made famous in the 1995 movie of the same name, although it has not existed for several years. The […]

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    The last time we heard from Theresa Redbeck she was writing for “Smash,” letting two major actresses embody and tell the story of an even more famous actress from the past, Marilyn Monroe. In a similar vein, Redbeck, in her new play commissioned by the Roundabout Theatre Company, gives Janet McTeer the opportunity to become […]

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    It may be early, but I am confident when I say that “The Nap” is the low point of the Broadway season. This new play by Richard Bean, directed by Daniel Sullivan, is a Manhattan Theatre Club transfer from London, where it should have stayed. “The Nap” is supposed to be a classic British farce, […]

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    As a global cultural hub, one of the sexiest cities in the world, and a place Pride can easily call home, New York is truly the mecca for the LGBT community, and a city every gay person should add to their bucket list ASAP. Now that I have you looking for the best flight tickets […]

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    Broadway plays of the current generation seem to all have small casts, muse on ethical dilemmas, and run 90 minutes with no intermission. Jez Butterworth’s “The Ferryman” has cast of 22 (including a baby, a goose, and a bunny), is three acts and runs over three hours. The play is also unique in that its […]

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  • 11/01/18--19:00: a “torch song” for today
  • On the one hand, Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” can seem quite dated: it takes place from 1971 to 1982 — they use landline phones! However, what is more 2018 than a story about a gay Jewish drag queen in New York City trying to find love, hooking up with guys, struggling with a bisexual boyfriend, […]

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    Broadway musicals are finally starting to have more representation of lesbians, from “Head Over Heels” to“The Prom,” and it is certainly something to be thankful for. Based on the title alone, “The Prom” may seem like yet another high school show, joining the likes of “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Mean Girls,” and the upcoming “Be More […]

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