Reviewer's Beat: The Ferryman
Raucous shenanigans aside (and there are plenty), lurking behind every plot twist and poetic monologue are fresh and fermented Irish Republican issues in Jez Butterworth‘s Olivier Award-winning The Ferryman.
BroadwayCon 2019—It's A Wrap!
It was with great excitement that I looked forward to my fourth BroadwayCon, organized by Anthony Rapp and Melissa Anelli, in New York City. For the 2019 version of this mammoth undertaking, BroadwayCon returned to their original home, the Midtown Hilton, where in 2016 a massive blizzard had nearly shut down the prepubescent conference.
Oh Pretty Woman: Andy Karl Gives New Life to a Classic Role
Andy Karl is back on the Great White Way, this time channeling Edward Lewis, a character made famous on celluloid by Richard Gere nearly 30 years ago in Pretty Woman.
Eric William Morris Takes on Broadway’s Supersized Superstar in King Kong
His nickname is Kiko (“kee-ko”), lovingly coined by the people who work—and work with—him in Broadway's latest sensation, King Kong.
Ringing in 2019—Broadway Style
It’s time to zero in on the classic shows and sweep of stars that mark the New York theatre scene during the month of January.
Reviewer's Beat: American Son
American Son, Christopher Demos-Brown’s provocative new work, is set in the waiting room of a Miami police station where Kendra, an African-American mother, looks for answers about her missing teenage son.
Reviewer's Beat: Elaine May and The Waverly Gallery
Oscar-winning playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery offers audiences a theatrically enhanced time capsule inspired by his grandmother’s descent into dementia…and her actual Greenwich Village art gallery.
A Loverly Conversation with My Fair Lady’s Harry Hadden-Paton
In many ways, the brilliant Broadway revival of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater is very much like the smash musical when it premiered on Broadway in 1956, starting with the plot.
Ben Crawford Sets the Right Tone for The Phantom of the Opera
Forty-six U.S. states are less populous than the 18.5 million people who’ve seen The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. We’re not even talking about other productions worldwide—that number totals almost half the population of the entire continental United States. As the show catapults into its 31st year on the Great White Way, there seems to be no end in sight to its popularity.
Reviewer’s Beat: Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact
The star power of Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale come together in The Lifespan of a Fact.
Stage, Screen, & Recording Studio Superstars Light up Broadway: It’s On!
When it comes to the months of November and December, it’s Play Time on Broadway. That is, the season brings with it a swag bag of critically acclaimed non-musicals featuring big names, new names…basically the best of the best.
From King Kong to Cher: A Star-Studded Fall for New York Theatre
Original, dynamic, and wildly anticipated, fall 2018 is unleashing its arsenal of new NYC theatre productions backed by some of the biggest names in showbiz. In fact, taking into account Broadway and Off-Broadway’s already proven super shows, this is an autumn so theatrically eclectic that no matter what you crave—from pop-saturated musicals to thought-provoking dramas—it’s yours for the taking in New York.
Parallel Universe Buddies Show 'James & Jamesy in the Dark' Is a Must-See
James & Jamesy in the Dark: a no-intermission, 75 minutes show about two guys from a parallel universe, is a must see, now playing at Soho Playhouse.
And So It Begins...Celebrities Hit New York Stages for Fall
As fall valiantly tries to amp up its orange and gold profile, Broadway is busy welcoming an intriguing influx of new shows and stars. Many, many shows and more than many stars. Off-Broadway is no slouch, either…lots of celebrity voltage there as well. So. Shoulders back; deep breath; diving in…!
Learn the Stories Behind the Playhouses of New York's Theater District
Beyond Broadway plays and their endless lore, there's a rich history to New York City's theatres. Read on to learn more about the back story behind the legendary Theater District of midtown Manhattan.
The 1st Annual Trump Family Special: Gina Gershon Takes on Melania
Triumphant from her Melania Trump appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Gina Gershon will soon be channeling her dead-on FLOTUS in a new musical lampoon-a-thon, The 1st Annual Trump Family Special, at Off-Broadway’s Triad Theatre.
September Shenanigans on New York City Stages
As I survey the September stages—what's upcoming on Broadway and beyond in New York theater—I am moved to a confession. I am addicted to slapstick. So when I learned The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway’s longest running non-musical—once slated to close in September—had been tossed a lifeline through January 6th, I slipped on a banana peel and walked into a wall in celebration.
How to Score Discount Broadway Tickets with TKTS
If you’re looking to see a show in New York City, you might be shocked by ticket prices listed online. Stalwart shows like The Lion King and Wicked can run you over $100—and don’t even get us started on Hamilton. Your options for discounted tickets require a bit of patience, but you could score big if you’re willing to wait for it! Here’s a guide to winning cheap tickets in New York: the land of lines with TKTS.
Come From Away: A Once and Future Kindness
On the night of September 11, 2001, after the World Trade Center landscape had been desecrated into Ground Zero, Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein and a handful of their fellow NYC students sat around a piano letting music mitigate their emotions.
Wicked: 15 Years of Defying Gravity
With a loving wink to the 1939 MGM film, Broadway's Wicked takes flight with Glinda the Good, floating above the citizens of Oz in a bubble extravaganza wearing a fairy tale ball gown and radiant smile...
The Summer Stage Advantage: Superstar Power on Broadway
When heat waves sizzle their way into the Big Apple, take note: with enticing productions, noted actors, and generous blasts of A/C, Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres are NYC’s optimum chill-out havens.
New York Theater: Summer Stage Buzz
When the subject turns to New York’s summer performance scene, there’s a nifty element of surprise lurking behind countless curtains (symbolic or real), from Broadway to the hidden-treasure reaches of Off-Off the Great White Way.
Summer in the City: Ariana DeBose in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, with its winning parade of Summer’s songs, is lighting up the stage of Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with its savvy portrait of the Queen of Disco.
Celebrating 75 Years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical with the NY Public Library
Musical theatre lovers who want to celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein's innovative partnership can now make their way to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, where a new exhibition is putting a spotlight on the songwriters’ career and legacy
2018 Tony Awards Wrap Up: A (Well?) Done Deal
Time to wrap up the 2018 Tony Awards: winners, losers, and more…so I didn’t totally tank on my predictions but I did underestimate the Tony voters' love for The Band’s Visit. And I am extremely pleased that love was reflected in the overall outcome…kudos to an amazing show.