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For the Brady Kids it’s a beautiful morning and it’s gonna be a beautiful day.  And why not?  It’s 1974, they’re movin’ and groovin’ all through the night, and The Partridge Family is getting hot under the collar as the Bradys tread on their turf — a sure sign that they’re worthy competitors.  But in ... Read The Full Article...

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No matter your age or where you are in life, chances are you can identify with sixteen year old Jasper.  Seems his world is a cacophony of tweets and gossip and shout outs and “don’t forget to”s that ring hollow from people who barely have their own lives together.   There’s so much over stimulation ... Read The Full Article...

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  There’s not too much that’s quiet about Pat Kinevane’s performance in his self-authored, one man play, Silent, now playing at the Donaghy Theatre in the Irish Arts Center. This is a piece that has shown some legs since it’s development through 2010 and performances in 2011, when it won prizes at the Edinburgh Fringe ... Read The Full Article...

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Broadway Week, September 4 – 16, with 99% of plays and musicals offered in a 2-4-1 bonanza, is always eagerly anticipated. The Fall discounts include nearly 20 shows, including some hard-to-get-tickets-to blockbusters.  In addition, 25 Theatre District restaurants are offering a free dessert when a ticket stub from participating shows is presented. “The only thing ... Read The Full Article...

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It’s that time of year loyal lovers of theater dread. Shows that have been struggling to make it, will be closing. The light at the end of the tunnel, as is always the case with Broadway, is that new, and some are quite exciting, shows will be taking their place. The musical Ghost, based on the 1990 ... Read The Full Article...

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Gone much too soon! Shockwaves permeated throughout the industry on news of the death of one of the business’ most beloved people: Pulitzer Prize, Oscar [nine nominations; two wins], Tony, Drama Desk, Emmy [six nominations; two wins], Grammy [four nominations; one win], and Golden Globe-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, 68. He was one of a handful ... Read The Full Article...

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The key to Josephine Baker’s success was simple: she was unique, magnetic, and unlike anything that audiences had ever experienced before.  While her talents were really rather standard it was her personality that was incomparable  and that’s what made her a star – one whose light is still felt almost 40 years after her death. The ... Read The Full Article...

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There’s no shortage of star power on Broadway, but there are several shows/stars this season that really stand out: the amazing Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis in the Porgy and Bess revival, which also features stunning portrayals by David Alan Grier as Sporting Life and Phillip Boykin as Crown — all Tony-nominated; young English comic James Corden, giving a Tony-nominated performance that will have you ... Read The Full Article...

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New York City is host to two concurrently running productions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth this Spring: Aquila Theatre‘s presentation at the Gym at Judson (April 18th – May 6th), and Epic Theatre Ensemble‘s interpretation at the 47th Street Theatre (April 20 – May 26th). A stable of many a theatrical company’s portfolio, apart from its matchless, ... Read The Full Article...

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Actress and Comedian Livia Scott hosts this monthly variety show, where dead celebrities are brought back to life and stellar guest performances contribute to the experience of Livia’s Castle of Enchantment at the UCB Theater East. I attended Livia’s Castle of Enchantment on Tuesday, April 24, and was pleasantly taken on a whirlwind as Livia ... Read The Full Article...

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John Sowle in Horripilation!
 / Photo by Steven Patterson The writer and performer of Horripilation!, John Sowle, is unquestionably a shining light in the fields of research and preservation of obscure global theatrical traditions, as well as being an imposing performative figure in the relating and embodiment of these same traditions. In 1973, with a ... Read The Full Article...

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Deploying a short and narrow raised, wooden platform, with a total area surface of 21 square feet, seven actors in blue spandex outfits (that’s 3 square feet each they have to work with; you do the math!), no scenery or lighting effects, and just 35 minutes, Theater Un-Speak-Able set out to tell that well-worn saga ... Read The Full Article...

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