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Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Staged in a Queens Warehouse with Skylar Astin and Newcomer Morgan Hernandez, is a Musical Miracle

Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Staged in a Queens Warehouse with Skylar Astin and Newcomer Morgan Hernandez, is a Musical Miracle

There’s nothing like a multi-million dollar slick staging of a classic Broadway musical featuring the best acting talents available and the greatest creative team money can buy. Then again, seeing the same classic on a high school or community theater level can prove just as exhilarating, with raw, wide-eyed talents giving the material a freshness that’s undeniable. The Carnegie Hall ...

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Thumbs Up! Annaleigh Ashford's Lost in the Stars Brings Disco, Whimsy & Sparkle Back to Studio 54

Thumbs Up! Annaleigh Ashford's Lost in the Stars Brings Disco, Whimsy & Sparkle Back to Studio 54

Sylvia star Annaleigh Ashford could blend right in in any decade, but with the recording of last year’s 54 Below act Lost in the Stars, now available through Broadway Records, she’s clearly an honorary child of the ‘70s. Ashford, who was a club kid herself in the ‘90s, seamlessly blends her fantastical aesthetic with an appreciation of the vibrant (and—as she’s ...

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Thumbs Up! Darren Criss and His Electrifying Elsie Fest Are Exactly What Broadway Needs

Thumbs Up! Darren Criss and His Electrifying Elsie Fest Are Exactly What Broadway Needs

Darren Criss is exactly what today’s Broadway needs.

The multimedia wonder kid—who became famous for a YouTube musical spoof of the Harry Potter franchise—is clearly the next generation of stage star. Musically talented, wildly passionate about theater and in touch with the uber-connected younger set of Broadway fans whose energy can fuel the kind of buzz that professional marketers couldn’t ...

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Thumbs Up! Benedict Cumberbatch Conquers Hamlet Despite Slings and Arrows

Thumbs Up! Benedict Cumberbatch Conquers Hamlet Despite Slings and Arrows

Long live the Prince! On August 25, one of the most talked-about productions of Hamlet in the play’s 400 or so years in existence will officially open at London’s Barbican Theatre. That, of course, has everything to do with the Shakespeare classic's headliner, Olivier winner and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, who has chosen, at the height of a dizzying screen ...

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Thumbs Up! Tony Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Are Wonderfully Wacky on Broadway's Biggest Night

Thumbs Up! Tony Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Are Wonderfully Wacky on Broadway's Biggest Night

Now that the 2015 Tony Awards are over, can we take a second to talk about how ridiculously entertaining Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming were? Hosting Broadway's biggest night is no walk in the park (please, you try keeping an entire theater full of show people amused and on schedule) but Cheno and Cumming pulled it off with fabulous flying colors. The ...

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Thumbs Up! Chicago's Carousel, Featuring Career-Defining Star Turns by Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale, Must Come to Broadway

Thumbs Up! Chicago's Carousel, Featuring Career-Defining Star Turns by Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale, Must Come to Broadway

Seventy years old, Carousel remains the rich jewel in the crown of songwriting titans Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, whose collaboration has given birth to 11 Broadway musicals. Although the rich, complex show has been gone from the main stem since Lincoln Center Theater’s ravishing 1994 revival, we keep crossing our fingers that it’ll be back, and the time may have ...

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Thumbs Up! Can-Can Has All the Makings of a Broadway Winner

 Thumbs Up! Can-Can Has All the Makings of a Broadway Winner

Stop waiting around for that Moulin Rouge! musical and check yourself into another bawdy Parisian nightclub currently winning over audiences in the unlikely locale of Millburn, New Jersey. We’re talking about Can-Can, Paper Mill Playhouse’s completely revamped take on the 1953 Cole Porter musical, featuring direction by David Lee and a new script by TV writer Joel Fields and Lee ...

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Thumbs Up! Tim Federle's New Book Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Deserves a Standing Ovation

Thumbs Up! Tim Federle's New Book Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Deserves a Standing Ovation

Katniss Everdeen fought to the death in a televised battle and Harry Potter overcame Lord Voldemort, but Nate Foster has an even bigger challenge ahead of him: Making his Broadway debut as Alien Number Seven in E.T.: The Musical! Broadway alum Tim Federle's newest middle-grade novel Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, the follow-up to last year's outstanding Better Nate Than ...

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Thumbs Up! Sleep No More’s Elegant Masquerade Ball Dazzled on New Year’s Eve

Thumbs Up! Sleep No More’s Elegant Masquerade Ball Dazzled on New Year’s Eve

While Applebee’s in Times Square charged partiers $375 to eat boneless buffalo wings and see the ball drop this New Year’s Eve, downtown revelers donned tuxes and gowns to attend a very different (and oddly, less expensive) kind of glittering ball: The King’s Winter Masquerade at the McKittrick Hotel, home of the interactive off-Broadway spectacle Sleep No More. After the ...

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Nobody Does It Better! Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Sheds Light on a Legend

Nobody Does It Better! Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Sheds Light on a Legend

We already knew that the late Tony, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-conductor Marvin Hamlisch was a singular sensation. But the documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, which airs on PBS on December 27, reveals the kind-hearted, complex and dessert-loving man behind the legend. A musical prodigy accepted to Juilliard at age six, the A Chorus Line ...

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Big-Voiced Mandy Gonzalez Shakes, Sizzles, Rocks and Rolls in Electrifying 54 Below Debut

Big-Voiced Mandy Gonzalez Shakes, Sizzles, Rocks and Rolls in Electrifying 54 Below Debut

If you only knew Mandy Gonzalez from her turns as sweet Nina in In the Heights or vengeful Elphaba in Wicked, you probably wouldn’t be ready for the fun, sexy party girl who took (and owned) the stage at 54 Below on December 4 for this Broadway vet’s cabaret debut. Decked out in tight black leather leggings, a sequin top ...

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Thumbs Up! Betty Buckley & the Spirited Cast of The Old Friends Ignite Horton Foote’s Drama

Thumbs Up! Betty Buckley & the Spirited Cast of The Old Friends Ignite Horton Foote’s Drama

The drinks are flowing at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center, and The Old Friends is one party you’ll definitely want to be invited to. Horton Foote's never-before-seen family drama, which opens on September 12, adds a darker dimension to the late playwright’s vast body of work. And what a fabulous bunch of alcoholics he has assembled! The magnetic Betty Buckley ...

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Thumbs Up! Don’t Miss/Can’t Miss Ramin Karimloo’s Ultimate ‘Broadgrass’ Concert Broadway to Bluegrass

Thumbs Up! Don’t Miss/Can’t Miss Ramin Karimloo’s Ultimate ‘Broadgrass’ Concert Broadway to Bluegrass
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Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo has yet to make his Broadway debut, but that’s not stopping New York audiences from falling in love with the actor/singer/songwriter. Karimloo and his band are taking the stage for three nights only at New York’s new music venue SubCulture performing Karimloo's fantastic show Broadway to Bluegrass. The concert is sensational; the sound ...

Thumbs Up to Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s Eye-Opening & Entertaining Solo Play Handbook for an American Revolutionary

Thumbs Up to Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s Eye-Opening & Entertaining Solo Play Handbook for an American Revolutionary

Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s new solo play Handbook for an American Revolutionary is a staggering inside look at the United States as seen through the stories of a dozen citizens. Written and performed by Erlbach, the show is based on his travels around the country and the result is extraordinary—part Anna Deavere Smith, part Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the ...

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Thumbs Up to Colin Quinn’s Timely and Hilarious Solo Show Unconstitutional

Thumbs Up to Colin Quinn’s Timely and Hilarious Solo Show Unconstitutional

With Congress gridlocked on immigration reform, gun control, health care and practically every other issue, it’s a perfect time to look back at what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they convened in Philadelphia back in 1787. Luckily, comedian and satirist Colin Quinn is offering a fast and funny history lesson in Colin Quinn Unconstitutional, which has been extended ...

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The Name on Everybody’s Lips Is Amy Spanger: Thumbs Up! to Chicago’s Sensational Leading Lady

The Name on Everybody’s Lips Is Amy Spanger: Thumbs Up! to Chicago’s Sensational Leading Lady

Leading lady Amy Spanger is putting the spark back into the long-running musical Chicago. Spanger has been delighting Broadway audiences for years, with memorable star turns in Kiss Me Kate, The Wedding Singer and Rock of Ages, but as Jazz Age murderess Roxie Hart, she is nothing short of incredible. In addition to her powerful voice and 1920s-style kewpie doll ...

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Josh Hamilton Turns Male Angst Into Theatrical Magic in Reasons to Be Happy

Josh Hamilton Turns Male Angst Into Theatrical Magic in Reasons to Be Happy

Josh Hamilton has been so good for so long in so many off-Broadway shows, it’s old news to say that he elevates any play he’s in. From the original production of Eric Bogosian’s Suburbia to his amazing give-and-take with Mark Ruffalo in Kenneth Longeran’s This Is Our Youth to his great work with the New Group (Hurlyburly, Things We Want ...

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Thumbs Up! Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots Cast Recording Is the Perfect Summer Jam

Thumbs Up! Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots Cast Recording Is the Perfect Summer Jam

Heading on a road trip? Sweating it out at the gym? Long day at work? Well, we have the perfect aid for all three and more: the newly released Kinky Boots original cast recording. Comprised of Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper’s catchy, Tony-nominated original score, this album is a must-have this summer. Not only does Lauper’s music sound fresh and relevant ...

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Thumbs Up! Nikolai and the Others Is a Fascinating Look at Artists at Work

Thumbs Up! Nikolai and the Others Is a Fascinating Look at Artists at Work

Sometimes you need to ignore the New York critics and dive in to a play centering on a subject you know nothing about. That’s the joy of Nikolai and the Others, Richard Nelson’s fascinating new drama about a group of Russian emigrees led by choreographer George Balanchine (Michael Cerveris) and composer Igor Stravinsky (John Glover), set in 1948 as they ...

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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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LaChanze Sings the Blues and the Grooves of Diana Ross in Joyful 54 Below Show

LaChanze Sings the Blues and the Grooves of Diana Ross in Joyful 54 Below Show

LaChanze not only has one of the best names on Broadway, she also has one of the most infectious talents, put to good use in shows like Ragtime, Once On This Island, Company and her Tony-winning turn as Celie in The Color Purple. For her debut show at 54 Below, Love Hangover, the joyful performer is taking on one of ...

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Thumbs Up! Fly to Encores! for a Hilarious and Heroic Revival of Superman

Thumbs Up! Fly to Encores! for a Hilarious and Heroic Revival of Superman

The Encores! series at City Center is at its best when a production can not only seamlessly present the original material, but also provide a platform for familiar actors to shine in a new light. Such is the case with John Rando’s expertly directed take on the 1966 tuner It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman. Rando guides a team of ...

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Thumbs Up! Cirque du Soleil: Totem Raises the (Trapeze) Bar to Astounding New Heights

Thumbs Up! Cirque du Soleil: Totem Raises the (Trapeze) Bar to Astounding New Heights

After nearly 30 years, Cirque du Soleil is still finding new ways to delight and surprise us. But let’s face it—after witnessing the magic of Alegria, Dralion, Varekai, Ka, Wintuk, Zarkana and dozens of other awe-inspiring Cirque productions throughout the years, it's hard to distiguish one amazing show from another. This isn't the case with Cirque du Soleil: Totem ...

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Strike Up the Band! Singer-Songwriter Nellie McKay Shines in the Off-Broadway Clown Comedy Old Hats

Strike Up the Band! Singer-Songwriter Nellie McKay Shines in the Off-Broadway Clown Comedy Old Hats

Old Hats co-creator David Shiner promised us Nellie McKay would be “adorable” in Signature Theatre Company's premiere of his newest clowning collaboration with Bill Irwin, and boy was he right! Dressed in her trademark vintage attire, the quirky singer-songwriter serves as bandleader, piano-ukulele-and-cello accompanist, sound effects department (wait until you hear her spot-on imitation of a baby crying ...

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Thumbs Up! Acting Legend Vanessa Redgrave Is Awe-Inspiring in The Revisionist

Thumbs Up! Acting Legend Vanessa Redgrave Is Awe-Inspiring in The Revisionist

At the beginning of Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist, Maria (Vanessa Redgrave) slouches in her shabby apartment in Szczecin, Poland, waiting the arrival of her distant American cousin David (Eisenberg). But once Maria wakes up, she exudes an exuberance and gentle kindness. The play, written for Redgrave, shows off her spot-on talent for locating the emotional heart of her character ...

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