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Photos! Grammy Winner Jessye Norman Feels the Beat of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart

Photos! Grammy Winner Jessye Norman Feels the Beat of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart
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Grammy-winning opera singer Jessye Norman took a field trip to see Piece of My Heart at the Pershing Square Signature Center on September 2, 2014. Click to see photos of her visit!

Piece of My Heart, Starring Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & Teal Wicks, Extends Off-Broadway

Piece of My Heart, Starring Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & Teal Wicks, Extends Off-Broadway

Come on and take it...for a little bit longer! Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story has extended its off-Broadway run at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The bio-musical, which was originally scheduled to play its final performance on August 31, will now run through September 14. Denis Jones directs a cast that ...

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Photos! Bette Midler Visits Her Former Harlette Linda Hart & the Cast of Piece of My Heart

Photos! Bette Midler Visits Her Former Harlette Linda Hart & the Cast of Piece of My Heart
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Bette Midler took a field trip to the Pershing Square Signature Center to catch Piece of My Heart and visit a dear friend—Linda Hart, who appeared in Midler’s trio of backup singers, the Harlettes, in the ‘70s and ’80s. Composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were also on hand to catch the new musical and reunite with Hairspray alum Leslie ...

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, Starring Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & Teal Wicks, Opens Off-Broadway

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, Starring Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & Teal Wicks, Opens Off-Broadway

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story celebrates its official opening night on July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The off-Broadway bio-musical, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, stars Zak Resnick as the titular songwriter. He is joined by Broadway vets Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Teal Wicks as Ilene and de’Adre Aziza ...

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Photos! Rock Out with Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks & the Cast of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart

Photos! Rock Out with Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks & the Cast of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart
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Click for production photos of Piece of My Heart, a new off-Broadway musical that explores the untold story of Bert Berns, one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s. The production opens July 21 at the Pershing Square Signature Center!

Piece of My Heart Brings the Bert Berns Story to the Stage, Now in Previews Off-Broadway

Piece of My Heart Brings the Bert Berns Story to the Stage, Now in Previews Off-Broadway

Come on and take it! Tickets are now available for Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, which begins performances on June 25. The bio-musical, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, stars Zak Resnick as the titular legendary songwriter, as well as Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Teal Wicks as Ilene and de’Adre Aziza as Candace. Opening night is set ...

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Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks, Zak Resnick & More Set For Piece of My Heart Off-Broadway

Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks, Zak Resnick & More Set For Piece of My Heart Off-Broadway

Stage favorites Leslie Kritzer (Legally blonde, Hairspray), Teal Wicks (Wicked) and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!) will appear in the previously announced Piece of My Heart, a new biographic musical about the life and songs of songwriter Bert Berns. The tuner, with a book by Daniel Goldfarb and directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, will play The Irene ...

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Christmas Comes Early! Tina Fey, Michael Shannon & More Headline Benefit Reading of Reckless

Christmas Comes Early! Tina Fey, Michael Shannon & More Headline Benefit Reading of Reckless

Emmy winner Tina Fey, along with stage favorites (from left above) Jenni Barber, Leslie KritzerMichael Esper, Daniel Breaker, Michael Shannon, Quincy Tyler Bernstine and playwright-turned-stage-directions-reader Amy Herzog, joined forces to bring Craig Lucas' hallucinatory Christmas fable Reckless to New York audiences on October 28. The dark comedy (which debuted at off-Broadway's Circle Repertory Theatre in 1989 and ...

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What the What?! Tina Fey and Leslie Kritzer Complete the Starry Cast of Benefit Reading of Craig Lucas’ Reckless

What the What?! Tina Fey and Leslie Kritzer Complete the Starry Cast of Benefit Reading of Craig Lucas’ Reckless

You can go right ahead and just add this to your must-see list ASAP: Emmy winner Tina Fey and Broadway fave Leslie Kritzer are set to join the one-night-only benefit reading of Craig Lucas’ acclaimed 1983 dark comedy Reckless. Fey replaces the previously announced Lauren Ambrose and Kritzer is stepping in for Miriam Shor. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the reading ...

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Party Like a Reality TV Star on Opening Night of Nobody Loves You with Bryan Fenkart, Leslie Kritzer and More

Party Like a Reality TV Star on Opening Night of Nobody Loves You with Bryan Fenkart, Leslie Kritzer and More
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Second Stage Theatre got a big dose of reality (TV, that is) on July 18, when the new musical comedy Nobody Loves You opened at off-Broadway’s Tony Kiser Theatre. Featuring music by Gaby Alter, a book by Itamar Moses and lyrics by Alter and Moses, Nobody Loves You tells the story of Jeff (played by Bryan Fenkart), a philosophy grad ...

Tune In and Take a First Look at Rory O'Malley, Leslie Kritzer and Bryan Fenkart in Nobody Loves You

Tune In and Take a First Look at Rory O'Malley, Leslie Kritzer and Bryan Fenkart in Nobody Loves You
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Contestants are fighting for true love (on national TV!) in Nobody Loves You, a new musical comedy starring Bryan Fenkart, Leslie Kritzer, Rory O'Malley and more at Second Stage Theatre. With music by Gaby Alter and lyrics by Alter and Itamar Moses, this musical brings reality television to the stage when a philosophy grad student lands the opportunity to win ...

Nobody Loves You Star Leslie Kritzer on Finding the Funny, Being Haunted by Fanny Brice & Getting 'Hyper' With Liza

Nobody Loves You Star Leslie Kritzer on Finding the Funny, Being Haunted by Fanny Brice & Getting 'Hyper' With Liza

Leslie Kritzer chats about her “kick-ass career,” including her SNL audition, trying to be smart in front of Sondheim, not being Puerto Rican enough to play Maria and avoiding the hot tub in the reality show musical Nobody Loves You.

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Tickets Now on Sale For Nobody Loves You, Starring Leslie Kritzer, Rory O’Malley & Lauren Molina

Tickets Now on Sale For Nobody Loves You, Starring Leslie Kritzer, Rory O’Malley & Lauren Molina

Tickets are now on sale for the Second Stage Theatre production of Nobody Loves You, starring Rory O’Malley, Leslie Kritzer, Lauren Molina, Heath Calvert and more. The new musical about reality TV dating shows features music by Gaby Alter, a book by Itmar Moses and lyrics by Alter and Moses. Performances begin June 20, with opening night set for July ...

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Leslie Kritzer, Rory O’Malley & Lauren Molina to Star in Reality Dating Show Musical Nobody Loves You

Leslie Kritzer, Rory O’Malley & Lauren Molina to Star in Reality Dating Show Musical Nobody Loves You

Broadway alums Rory O’Malley, Leslie Kritzer, Lauren Molina and more will star in the Second Stage Theatre production of Nobody Loves You, a new musical about reality TV dating shows. Featuring music by Gaby Alter, a book by Itamar Moses and lyrics by Alter and Moses, the previously announced musical begins performances June 20, with opening night set for July ...

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Pippin Troupers Stay Up Late, Jane Lynch Joins Annie & a High Fidelity Concert in This Week's Datebook

Pippin Troupers Stay Up Late, Jane Lynch Joins Annie & a High Fidelity Concert in This Week's Datebook

Broadway.com is spreading the news all season long, spotlighting tons of must-see events! From welcoming Jane Lynch to Broadway's Annie to bidding adieu to The Last Five Years and The Memory Show to more awards season celebrations—what more could your calendar hold? Read on for this week’s top picks.


MONDAY, MAY 13
THE PHILHALLMONICS GET LUSTY AT LINCOLN CENTER ...

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Thumbs Up to Leslie Kritzer’s Haunting, Heartbreaking Ballad ‘Apple and Tree’ in The Memory Show

Thumbs Up to Leslie Kritzer’s Haunting, Heartbreaking Ballad ‘Apple and Tree’ in The Memory Show

Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox don their emotional armor and prepare for battle in The Memory Show, a discordant new musical about a mother and daughter at war. In Zach Redler and Sara Cooper’s unconventional new tuner, the face-off begins when Kritzer (known only as “Daughter”) begrudingly moves home to take care of her mother with early-onset Alzheimer’s—or as Cox ...

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Leslie Kritzer Talks Paying Tribute to Her ‘Ballsy, Kleptomaniac’ High-School Self in Beautiful Disaster

Leslie Kritzer Talks Paying Tribute to Her ‘Ballsy, Kleptomaniac’ High-School Self in Beautiful Disaster

Ever wonder what Leslie Kritzer was like in high school? Head downtown, where the Broadway alum is revisiting her teenage years as a self-described “Jersey girl whose life is basically a downward spiral of rebellion.” Incorporating an eclectic selection of songs from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kritzer’s cabaret show Beautiful Disaster is ...

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The Memory Show Stars Catherine Cox & Leslie Kritzer Celebrate an Unforgettable Opening Night

The Memory Show Stars Catherine Cox & Leslie Kritzer Celebrate an Unforgettable Opening Night
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It’s all in the family for Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox, who star as a feuding daughter and mother in The Memory Show, a touching new musical by Sara Cooper and Zach Redler. Directed by Joe Calarco, The Memory Show tells the story of a daughter (Kritzer) who returns home to take care of her aging mother (Cox). But as ...

Leslie Kritzer Sounds Off on the ‘Hauntingly Beautiful’ Two-Person Musical The Memory Show

Leslie Kritzer Sounds Off on the ‘Hauntingly Beautiful’ Two-Person Musical The Memory Show

Leslie Kritzer, star of The Memory Show at off-Broadway's Duke at 42nd Street, chats about working alongside her onstage mother Catherine Cox in a musical two-hander by Sara Cooper and Zach Redler.

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Mother/Daughter Drama Abounds in a First Look at The Memory Show, Starring Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Cox

Mother/Daughter Drama Abounds in a First Look at The Memory Show, Starring Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Cox
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The eternal bond of mother and daughter is explored in The Memory Show, a new musical now in previews at The Duke at 42nd Street, starring Tony nominee Catherine Cox and stage favorite Leslie Kritzer. When Kritzer's character returns home to care for Cox as her aging mother, past and present collide as the two women's memories of their relationship ...

Forget Me Not! Performances Begin For The Memory Show, Starring Catherine Cox & Leslie Kritzer

Forget Me Not! Performances Begin For The Memory Show, Starring Catherine Cox & Leslie Kritzer

Remember to mark this new musical on your calendar! The Memory Show, starring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox, begins performances on April 16. Directed by Joe Calarco, featuring music by Zach Redler and a book and lyrics by Sara Cooper, the Transport Group production opens officially on April 30 at off-Broadway’s Duke at 42nd Street.

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Leslie Kritzer Returns to Joe's Pub with Cabaret Show Beautiful Disaster

Leslie Kritzer Returns to Joe's Pub with Cabaret Show Beautiful Disaster

Leslie Kritzer is taking her acclaimed show Beautiful Disaster back to Joe’s Pub. The comic cabaret, co-created by Randy Blair and music directed by Vadim Feichtner, features music from Madonna, Katy Perry, Stephen Sondheim and more. The show runs at Joe’s Pub for four nights beginning April 22 and continuing on April 29, May 4 and May 13.

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Tickets Now on Sale for The Memory Show, Starring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox

Tickets Now on Sale for The Memory Show, Starring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox

Tickets are now on sale for Transport Group's The Memory Show, a new musical starring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox. The off-Broadway two-hander will begin preview performances on April 16 at The Duke at 42nd Street. Opening night is scheduled for April 30.

The Memory Show follows a daughter (Kritzer) who comes home to care for her aging mother (Cox ...

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Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Cox Preview Their New Off-Broadway Musical The Memory Show

Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Cox Preview Their New Off-Broadway Musical The Memory Show
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Stage favorite Leslie Kritzer and Tony-nominated Broadway vet Catherine Cox are headed off-Broadway on April 16 in The Memory Show, a new musical being produced by the Transport Group at The Duke on 42nd Street. This two-handed tuner centers on an adult daughter (Kritzer) who comes home to care for her aging mother (Cox), and the women’s conflicting memories of ...

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Have a Merry Little Time with Broadway's Favorite Elf?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Have a Merry Little Time with Broadway's Favorite Elf?

Holiday cheer is on full display this year at Elf, the Broadway musical based on the favorite 2003 movie. Were Word of Mouth reviewers Anna, Travis and Brad happy to follow Buddy the Elf on his trip from Santa's workshop to the Big Apple?

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