BroadwayCon 2017 – Day 1
Jan28

BroadwayCon 2017 – Day 1

Flocks of theater kids heading west, dressed as Matilda or The Little Mermaid or a Newsie can mean only one thing: BroadwayCon 2017 has arrived. After launching the convention last year, during a blizzard, in the comparatively intimate Hilton Midtown, this year the organizers have gone full throttle, relocating to the Javits Center and offering more than 200 hours of programming with nearly 500 “special guests” spread across three days.

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2016 Critics’ Picks
Dec30

2016 Critics’ Picks

READ OUR CRTICS’ PICS for 2016 – Look, the theatre is a temple. It is a living breathing entity that grabs you like no other art form. You do not sit idly by and observe. It requires you to breath in concert with the performers. And when it all works, it is little short of a communion.

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In Transit
Dec16

In Transit

A happy go lucky Big Apple romp where folks manage to run into each other a lot, the guy gets the girl, another guy gets the guy, and Pizza Rat gets the pizza.

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A Bronx Tale
Dec08

A Bronx Tale

It is the rare Broadway show that leaves its audience disturbed by gun violence and racial slurs even as they go happily humming doo-wop on their way out of the theater.

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Ride the Cyclone
Dec02

Ride the Cyclone

Six quirky kids, and one guy dressed as a fortune teller machine, compete for redemption and resurrection in a purgatory where a human-size rat plays bass guitar. With me so far?

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A Taste of Things to Come
Nov18

A Taste of Things to Come

Can four powerhouse actors with Broadway caliber voices rise above their one dimensional characters and just mildly funny book to bring home a satisfying production? Yes, they manage to deliver the goods, but the goods are less than great.

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Love Love Love
Oct29

Love Love Love

In this harsh comedy, Love Love Love is code for Lust Anger Regret.

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Holiday Inn
Oct18

Holiday Inn

There is a storyline to follow, but it is clear from the start that it exists only to serve as a launching pad for the beautiful songs of Irving Berlin, and to pause when a big dance number is ready to stop the show.

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Stuffed
Oct11

Stuffed

Ms. Lampanelli presents a sisterhood of women who have persevered through it all: physical abuse, fat shaming, love gone wrong and family dysfunction. Think The Vagina Monologues, but with cupcakes.

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Laura Benanti at Café Carlyle
Sep28

Laura Benanti at Café Carlyle

Ms. Benanti demonstrates a casual and natural sense of humor and a soprano that is as earthy as it is heavenly. Her 13 song set flies by in an instant.

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Blossom
Sep21

Blossom

In a world without Edward Albee, where do we turn to witness the effects of family angst and lost youth? To a puppet theater performance in the basement of Dixon Place, obviously.

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A Day by the Sea
Aug26

A Day by the Sea

Under the taut direction of Austin Pendleton, a uniformly strong ensemble reveals the devastatingly calm results of wrong choices and world war, without physically suffering more than a bruise.

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Cabtivist
Aug18

Cabtivist

Did you hear the one about the Irish taxi driver who created his own one-man show? It was more than fare.

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Growing Up Fundie
Aug16

Growing Up Fundie

I’ve never encountered anyone, on stage or off, who hates her God as much as Arnold does, though one can hardly blame her.

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The Cleaning Guy
Aug16

The Cleaning Guy

Perverted men attempting to seduce him? Naturally. Excrement? Exactly. A dishwasher full of dildos? But of course.

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