Jason Kravits Brings His Improvised Cabaret “OFF the TOP” back to the Duplex 5/13
May13

Jason Kravits Brings His Improvised Cabaret “OFF the TOP” back to the Duplex 5/13

An entire cabaret made up on the spot. Who does that? Actor-writer-musical improviser Jason Kravits – perhaps you’ve seen him on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Madam Secretary – pulls off this neat trick time after time in his hilarious and unpredictable cabaret improv, OFF the TOP, scheduled to return to The Duplex in NYC on May 13th at 7pm.

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Hollywood and Edinburgh Fringe Hit “Moby Alpha” Touches Down in NYC
Mar31

Hollywood and Edinburgh Fringe Hit “Moby Alpha” Touches Down in NYC

Opening on April 7th at The PIT Loft… where its 3/4 stage will make it an even more immersive experience… is a show that’s not to be missed. I had the pleasure of seeing the funny, smart and wholly engrossing Moby Alpha in the Hollywood Fringe. Since that time, it’s wowed audiences from L.A. to Edmonton to Edinburgh. And I know why.

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SHOP TALK
Mar29

SHOP TALK

SHOPTALK is a casual, intimate Q&A between Vertigo community members and invited guests. Each meetup features a select producer, director, writer, actor, designer, or other artistic professional. Shoptalk invites guests to share both their professional expertise and their personal stories in order to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of emerging artists. Typically held around a dining table, this presentation will be the first time these intimate conversations are opened up to a broader public

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Hughie to Close March 27
Mar10

Hughie to Close March 27

“Hughie,” a Eugene O’Neill one-act play starring Forest Whitaker in his Broadway debut, is closing unexpectedly early because of weak ticket sales.

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SWEAT BY LYNN NOTTAGE WINS 2016 SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE

The 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Lynn Nottage for her play Sweat, a searing drama about the ravages of America’s industrial decline. The announcement was made at the National Theatre in London on February 22, as the transatlantic theatre community gathered to honor Ms. Nottage and nine finalists for the annually awarded prize which celebrates women playwrights.

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Niuiorc Niuiorc
Feb16

Niuiorc Niuiorc

It’s odd to think of your own city as a Mecca for others, even when the city is as big as New York. That’s exactly what it turns out to be for actor/writer Francesco Foti who documents his own personal pilgrimage to the Big Apple in a diary given life as a heartfelt one-man show.

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Robert Creighton and CAGNEY to open at Westside Theatre March 16
Feb11

Robert Creighton and CAGNEY to open at Westside Theatre March 16

  ROBERT CREIGHTON AND THE ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY CAST OF THE ACCLAIMED YORK THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION OF THE HIT NEW MUSICAL “C A G N E Y” WILL TRANSFER TO THE WESTSIDE THEATRE   PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 FOR AN OPEN-ENDED ENGAGEMENT   OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016   New York, NY – (February 11, 2016) – Producer Riki Kane Larimer (Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin’ Thru Life, On The Town,...

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China Doll Recoups 3.7 Million Dollar Investment
Jan29

China Doll Recoups 3.7 Million Dollar Investment

There are no words….

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BroadwayCon — Potluck
Jan24

BroadwayCon — Potluck

When faced with the question of what to do with a ballroom full of blizzard-stranded theater fanatics on a Saturday night, BroadwayCon decided to phone a friend.

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BroadwayCon — Dressing the Table
Jan23

BroadwayCon — Dressing the Table

An impressively large turnout for the Saturday morning sessions, and those who made it through the blizzard were treated to some excellent programming.

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BroadwayCon — Appetizers on A Snow Bound Weekend
Jan23

BroadwayCon — Appetizers on A Snow Bound Weekend

If Broadway is a banquet, then bring one and all together, fill a New York ballroom with teens and millennials who will tweet and Instagram even as they group-sing their favorite show tunes, add some serious panel talks, some silly presentations, a vendor area and lots and lots of all things Hamilton.

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Broadwaycon.com is HERE
Jan22

Broadwaycon.com is HERE

THE intense global and commercial nature of contemporary pop culture fandom is catching up with Broadway, and with it comes people like the 19-year-old Helen Fredstam, who arrived from Sweden this week to meet face to face with those who share her passion.

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Bette Midler, Glowin’, Crowin’, Goin’ Strong and Ready for ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Jan22

Bette Midler, Glowin’, Crowin’, Goin’ Strong and Ready for ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Bette Midler has never seen “Hello, Dolly!” onstage.

Sure, she’d seen the movie, and she was generally familiar with the story, but when the producer Scott Rudin started calling her some months ago, asking her to consider starring in a revival of the musical on Broadway, she realized she needed to do some homework.

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“Boy” at Keen Company to Star Bobby Steggert
Jan14

“Boy” at Keen Company to Star Bobby Steggert

Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the cast for Boy, their spring production: Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,“Blood & Oil”).

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Larger Than Life
Dec15

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life: The Supersized Plays is a celebration of new plays, produced by The 52nd Street Project, written by kids and performed by adults. Hmnnn – whatever COULD those kids have to write about? How’s about death, destruction, pain and corruption??? And that is just the First Act.

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A “Critical” Centennial Celebration of Eric Bentley
Dec08

A “Critical” Centennial Celebration of Eric Bentley

As I sat there last night watching these great names talk of his influence on their work, I knew that great thinkers of the theatre were all indebted to 100 years of Bentley’s work.

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Leslie Uggams to play the title role in Colman Domingo’s DOT at Vineyard
Nov09

Leslie Uggams to play the title role in Colman Domingo’s DOT at Vineyard

Leslie Uggams – the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress who has been opening doors for African-American actors for five decades – will perform the title role in the NY debut of Colman Domingo’s newest play, DOT, at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) beginning February 4, 2016 and opening February 23. Susan Stroman will direct.

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A Band of Angels Special Engagement Joe’s Pub
Oct13

A Band of Angels Special Engagement Joe’s Pub

A BAND OF ANGELS (Click here for our May 2015 review) Written by Myla Churchill Directed by Colman Domingo Winner of the 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, A BAND OF ANGELS returns for a special engagement at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. The show celebrates the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, the Reconstruction-era choir still in operation today that’s credited with bringing African-American spirituals to mass...

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Duncan Sheik, Kyle Jarrow, Andrea Daly, more headline THE 46th MINUTE, launching NAMT’s FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

National Alliance for Musical Theatre to present   The 46th Minute A Musical Concert Hosted by Julia Mattison Directed by Amy Corcoran   Featuring Performances Duncan Sheik, Kyle Jarrow, Andrea Daly, Jackson Doran, Postell Pringle, Home by Hovercraft, Lilli Cooper Raymond Lee, Kelvin Moon Loh, Emily Padgett, Taylor Trensch, and Lauren Worsham   October 14, 2015 at New World Stages New York – October 5, 2015 – National Alliance...

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Tulis McCall in ALL ABOARD at UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL – 9/25 and 10/2
Sep22

Tulis McCall in ALL ABOARD at UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL – 9/25 and 10/2

Tulis McCall invites the audience into the world of a “Woman Of A Certain Age.” From her personal vantage point McCall assesses the markers and milestones on a journey that is universal. Alternately hilarious, thoughful, and out-of-the box intelligent, this is a show that pulls apart the minutiae of life’s machinery and reassembles the pieces in a new configuration.

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