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Broadway's Best Tour & VIP Packages
(July 24, 2017) - Everyone knows that a show on Broadway is something worth seeing, and now you can do more than watch. With Broadway Plus VIP Services, you can go behind-the-scenes of some of Broadway’s hit productions to meet cast members, tour exclusive spaces, and learn fascinating facts about what goes into making an unforgettable performance. There are plenty of VIP Packages to choose from—both new and old—and you can’t go wrong with any of them. (read the story...)


Indecent Exposure: Catch This Powerful Broadway Show While You Still Can
(July 21, 2017) - Exquisite. Evocative. Heartwarming and heartbreaking. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel has given Broadway theatregoers the season’s most haunting production: Indecent. (read the story...)


Experience NYC's Immigrant History with Amerike—The Golden Land
(July 18, 2017) - Amerike—The Golden Land, a re-invented musical being brought back to the stage by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene in NYC this summer, is a story of cultural immigration, xenophobia, social struggles, economic difficulties, and the learning of a new language, filled with powerful messages. This Off-Broadway show at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will bring up important questions of what it means to integrate into something new, whether it be a place or a group of people, taking an immersive journey in the process. (read the story...)


The New Season Takes Shape in New York Theatre
(July 11, 2017) - It’s time to turn your attention to the new season of New York theatre, already in progress. (read the story...)


The Elder Price Is Right: Book of Mormon’s Nic Rouleau
(July 11, 2017) - The character played by Nic Rouleau is described in The Book of Mormon script as “a young, dashing Mormon Missionary…with a big smile on his face” and he is the first post-prologue character onstage at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. (read the story...)


Coming Soon: New Cast for A Doll's House, Part 2
(July 07, 2017) - When Broadway contracts expire, it’s not uncommon for actors, particularly those with West Coast roots, to take it on the lam. The most recent – and newsworthy – departures involved the four-character cast from the Tony-nominated Best Play, A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. (read the story...)


Broadway and Off-Broadway Closings: Farewell to The Little Foxes and More
(June 30, 2017) - It’s a phrase, it’s a song, it’s a cliché… and now and again it actually reads factual when it refers to New York theatre: “Only the good die young.” In stage parlance, it translates to: “only the good close young.” Read on for our guide to fond farewells to Broadway and Off-Broadway this summer. (read the story...)


Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic
(June 29, 2017) - The hit off-Broadway show Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, already enjoyed by over 20,000 people, just got a little bit more off-Broadway-er. Puffs transfers to a new production at New World Stages starting July 8th! (read the story...)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Your Golden Ticket to Wonka Mania
(June 28, 2017) - Interesting kid, Charlie Bucket, the young hero of Broadway’s latest family-friendly sensation, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He lives in a single parent home. Sort of. While his mom (Emily Padgett) works numerous jobs, the two share their home with all four of Charlie’s grandparents—who have retired (literally) to one seriously gridlocked bed. Not that they mind. In fact, aside from their diet of deceased vegetables and a lack of heat, they seem to enjoy their tucked-in lives. (read the story...)


Summer Theatre in NYC: Fests and More
(June 23, 2017) - While Broadway shakes off its residual Tony Night stardust, I suggest adding to your wish list of Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, and Miss Saigon some of Off-Broadway’s summer plays, musicals, and festivals—performed indoors and out. Imagine: shows poised to take on Broadway in a year or two...stars keeping it real in the classics…parodies with wild ride guarantees…thought-provoking…unorthodox…and sometimes free! (read the story...)


106.7 LITE FM Brings Free Broadway Back to Bryant Park for Summer
(June 20, 2017) - The best performers and biggest shows from NYC's Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters will be returning for free lunchtime performances at Bryant Park throughout July and August. (read the story...)


Tony Awards: The Aftermath Commences (The Latest Closings and Extended Runs)
(June 14, 2017) - Once the Tonys pass, Broadway tongues will get to wagging on closings, extended runs, and all the other fallout from the awards show. An annual inevitability? State of the Arts tradition? Or maybe, a simply worded cliché: let's get this show on the road. Any way you tweet it, it happens as a direct result of the Tony Awards. (read the story...)


Take It Sleazy: Jon Jon Briones in Miss Saigon’s First Broadway Revival
(June 14, 2017) - The acclaimed Broadway revival of Miss Saigon brings back the tragic love story of Chris (Alistair Brammer), an American soldier, and Kim (Eva Noblezada), a 17-year-old Vietnamese bargirl, shortly before United States troops evacuate Saigon in 1975. As for the third key player in this compelling musical, look to “The Engineer”—the sleazy opportunist who runs the bar-and-brothel where Kim and other young women work. Dressed in shades of purple and red, his long hair looking sweaty, Jon Jon Briones captures The Engineer’s shadiness from his first seconds onstage. (read the story...)


Notes From the Tony Trenches: 2017 Award Wrap Up
(June 12, 2017) - As far as the 2017 Tony Awards go, color me saturated. From the schvitzy red carpet prequel to the protracted opening number to mega musical performances to playwright synopses to backstage commercial lead-ins to assorted comedic tidbits to thank-you speeches laced with pokes at the current administration’s disdain for the arts…it was a wild ride. (read the story...)


Church & State: Catch It Pronto, Before It Goes!
(May 26, 2017) - The Off-Broadway play Church & State grew from Jason Odell Williams’s visceral reaction to three gun-related tragedies. Catch it before it closes, June 4th. (read the story...)


"The Band's Visit" Plans a Stay on Broadway
(May 24, 2017) - If, like me (#mortified), you missed The Band’s Visit -- aka a “Best of the Year” pick by multiple media sources, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post -- during its initial mini-run (12/8 /16 to 1/8/17) at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater, get ready for a second chance: it will be punching Broadway’s fall clock starting October 7th with an official opening date of November 9th. (read the story...)


Ali Ewoldt, Phantom’s First Asian-American Leading Lady
(May 19, 2017) - The half-mask, the chandelier, the powerful organ refrain—“Phans” of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stirring classic, The Phantom of the Opera, know these iconic elements well. And as the musical approaches its 30th anniversary next January, it remains as vibrant as ever for Broadway cognoscenti…and those who want to be. (Just listen to the murmurs from the audience at the first strains of “Think of Me” and “Angel of Music.”) (read the story...)


Broadway's Latest Buzz, From Glenda Jackson to King Kong
(May 19, 2017) - It’s reassuring to know a couple of this season’s VIP players have signed on for Three Tall Women, slated to hit Broadway next spring. Joe Mantello, whose run as alongside Sally Field’s Amanda in The Glass Menagerie ends its run this coming Sunday, will be directing Laurie Metcalf, a Tony nominee for her current five-star run as Nora Helmer in A Doll’s House, Part 2. Oh yes, also appearing with Metcalf will be two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson who returns to Broadway after a 30 year absence. [The youngest tall woman – and non-speaking Boy character – remain floating about the murky casting realm of TBA..] (read the story...)


Tony Nominations 2017: Picks & Pronouncements
(May 11, 2017) - Red carpet madness is just around the corner of Manhattan’s 5lst Street and Sixth Avenue, where Radio City Music Hall is buffing up its Deco sizzle and glam in preparation for Broadway’s biggest (televised) event: The 71st Annual Tony Awards. (read the story...)


Broadway Exits and Entrances: Farinelli and the King, Time and the Conways, and More
(May 10, 2017) - Broadway bids farewell to Amélie and The Glass Menagerie, gets ready to welcome Farinelli and the King and Time and the Conways. (read the story...)


Broadway's 'Amelie, A New Musical' to Close This Month
(May 05, 2017) - The musical version of the French film Amélie starring Hamilton alumna Phillipa Soo has achieved the annual – and dubious -- honor of being the first up-and-running-open-ended show of the 2016-2017 season to suffer the slings and arrows of zero Tony nominations. Well-intentioned and sweet, the musical was a hard-sell to tourists who comprise a big and important chunk of ticket buyers. Closing date is set for May 21st. (read the story...)


They're Here! Tony Nominations 2017: The Good, The Great, The Dissed
(May 02, 2017) - The official announcement leading to Broadway’s Annual A-List Face-Off is now out, marking the first rung on the Tony Awards ladder. (read the story...)


Michael Moore Surrenders to Broadway
(May 01, 2017) - He’s an Oscar-winning filmmaker, Emmy-winning television creator, best-selling author and a boon to every talk show with the chutzpah to book him. And now, with his quiver heavy with disgruntled pragmatism, controversy and hard-core humor, Michael Moore is priming his rhetoric for an unrelenting game of political Whack-A-Mole in his theatrical debut in his latest work, The Terms of My Surrender. I, for one, cannot wait. (read the story...)


Broadway's Summer Kicks Off with Red-Hot Star Clout
(April 28, 2017) - June 11ths’s red carpet leading into the 71st Tony Awards may be a month and change away from being unfurled, but New York’s 2017-2018 theatre season has already begun stacking its theatrical Jenga blocks, starting with Scott McPhereson’s Marvin’s Room, making its Broadway debut on June 8th at the American Airlines Theatre. (read the story...)


Theatre NYC: Shaken and Stirring on Broadway
(April 26, 2017) - Basketball fans eyeing the finals have nothing on theatre aficionados—and the stakes are just as high now that Tony season is upon us. And while you might think landing a shiny statuette is the carrot that entices big name players to Broadway each season, this just isn’t the case. (read the story...)



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