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Thumbs Up! Martin Moran Is Riveting In the New Solo Show All the Rage

Thumbs Up! Martin Moran Is Riveting In the New Solo Show All the Rage

Martin Moran looks like the least angry man on the planet. Slender and soft-spoken, he exudes a mild-mannered friendliness that would make him a welcome dinner party guest. But don’t be fooled: This veteran of Broadway musicals such as Titanic and Spamalot has plenty of reasons to write a show called All the Rage. A survival of sexual abuse by ...

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Thumbs Up! Joni Mitchell’s Music Comes to Vivid Life at 54 Below’s Tales of Joni

 Thumbs Up! Joni Mitchell’s Music Comes to Vivid Life at 54 Below’s Tales of Joni

The popular nightclub 54 Below has never felt more like an underground oasis than it does during the new Joni Mitchell catalogue concert Tales of Joni. The show features six versatile singers and a four-piece band performing 20 songs by Mitchell with no added dialogue or set-up. While Mitchell’s music is timeless, the songs are revitalized in this intimate live ...

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The Piano Lesson Is a Soaring, Heart-Stopping Theatrical Event

The Piano Lesson Is a Soaring, Heart-Stopping Theatrical Event

It’s no surprise that an off-Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson would be worth seeing. After all, the play won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and is considered one of the best of Wilson’s masterful “Pittsburgh Cycle” set in each decade of the 20th century. But Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s production at Signature Theatre Company is a revelation in ...

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Thumbs Up! Off-Broadway’s Giant Finds a Priceless Pair of Strong Texas Women in Kate Baldwin and Katie Thompson

Thumbs Up! Off-Broadway’s Giant Finds a Priceless Pair of Strong Texas Women in Kate Baldwin and Katie Thompson

The majestic Texas-set musical Giant is receiving its off-Broadway debut at the Public Theater in a beautifully crafted production by Michael Greif (Rent; Next to Normal). Though each performance in the musical is solid and nuanced, you’d be hard pressed to take your eyes off leading lady Kate Baldwin or featured actress Katie Thompson. In order for Michael John LaChiusa’s ...

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Thumbs Up to the Tremendous Talents of Broadway's Very Busy Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Thumbs Up to the Tremendous Talents of Broadway's Very Busy Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle

We've got a serious talent crush to gush about. It seems we can't see a show these days without marveling at the major skills of director/choreographer Warren Carlyle. The busiest man on Broadway right now, Carlyle wows us from show to show. Sure, we've noticed him before, for shaking the dust off Finian's Rainbow with his 2009 staging and ...

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Thumbs Up! Get Your Kicks While You Can with The Performers' Priceless Performances

Thumbs Up! Get Your Kicks While You Can with The Performers' Priceless Performances

The Broadway sex farce The Performers may be a two-pump-chump, closing just days after it opened, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t leave completely satisfied. The new play about porn performers and their complicated love lives stars Broadway perennial Cheyenne Jackson as the dumb hunk with a heart of gold, Ari Graynor as his wife and fellow “performer,”  ...

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Head to Joe's Pub to Join the PigPen Theatre Co. for a Fantastic Night of First-Rate Folk Music

Head to Joe's Pub to Join the PigPen Theatre Co. for a Fantastic Night of First-Rate Folk Music

The guys of the PigPen Theatre Co. (the recent Carnegie Mellon grads making a splash downtown with their delightful new play The Old Man and the Old Moon) are putting their shadow puppets down and arming themselves with a bevy of banjos, accordians, fiddles and other old-timey instruments at Joe's Pub. While their current Monday night concert series features several ...

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Thumbs Up! Feast on a Full Serving of Sherie Rene Scott’s Star Quality in Piece of Meat at 54 Below

Thumbs Up! Feast on a Full Serving of Sherie Rene Scott’s Star Quality in Piece of Meat at 54 Below

It’s been two long years since New York audiences were last treated to the clear and powerful voice of three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott. Now Scott is back and better than ever in Piece of Meat at 54 Below. As in her Tony-nominated show Everyday Rapture, Scott gives fans a glimpse into her life and, with her effortless humor ...

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Audrey II Eats New York...on Blu-Ray! Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut Is a Must-Own for Musical Fans

Audrey II Eats New York...on Blu-Ray! Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut Is a Must-Own for Musical Fans

It's the oldest story in the Hollywood book: Movie audiences demanded a happy ending. And so the original bloody finale of the cult musical Little Shop of Horrors was reshot for director Frank Oz's movie version, which became a rare 1980s musical box office draw during the 1986 holiday season. Gone were [SPOILER ALERT!] the tragic deaths of Audrey and ...

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Thumbs Up! Michael Shannon Reveals His Sensitive Side in Grace…and We Love It

Thumbs Up! Michael Shannon Reveals His Sensitive Side in Grace…and We Love It

Michael Shannon isn’t the cuddly type. In fact, after seeing his Oscar-nominated performance as schizophrenic son John Givings in Revolutionary Road and his steely turn as Nelson Van Alden in Boardwalk Empire, we'd give him an award for Most Likely to Scare the Crap Out of Us. He's also known for creeptastic stage performances in off-Broadway's Bug and Killer Joe ...

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Thumbs Up! Let's Hear It for Skylar Astin and Ben Platt, the Aca-mazing Boys of Pitch Perfect

Thumbs Up! Let's Hear It for Skylar Astin and Ben Platt, the Aca-mazing Boys of Pitch Perfect

It’s time to put that silly old saying about nice guys finishing last to rest! The ads for Universal’s Pitch Perfect highlight the lovely and talented ladies who make up The Bellas, an all-girls a cappella group at Barden University, who are trying to outdo the school's reigning male a cappella group, The Treble Makers. It’s established early in the ...

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Thumbs Up! Don’t Miss Jake Gyllenhaal’s Irresistible Off-Broadway Debut in If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet

Thumbs Up! Don’t Miss Jake Gyllenhaal’s Irresistible Off-Broadway Debut in If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet

Since his breakout role in the cult hit Donnie Darko, Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal has been known for his stellar screen work—but the chance to see him deliver a moving, top-notch performance in a small off-Broadway house is a spectacular treat. In If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, Gyllenhaal stars as Uncle Terry, a rolling stone who ...

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Thumbs Up! Laura Osnes Soars on Her First Solo Album Dream A Little Dream

Thumbs Up! Laura Osnes Soars on Her First Solo Album Dream A Little Dream

Laura Osnes, who has risen from the winner of the reality TV competition You’re The One That I Want to one of Broadway’s most sought-after leading ladies. In her first solo album, Dream A Little Dream, the 2011 Tony nominee brings fans on her journey from “small town Sandy” to Broadway’s new Cinderella. Along the way, she invites friends to join ...

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Thumbs Up! Rob McClure Delivers a 'Star Is Born' Performance as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

Thumbs Up! Rob McClure Delivers a 'Star Is Born' Performance as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

In the black and white world of the new Broadway musical Chaplin, newcomer Rob McClure provides a burst of color with his funny and moving star turn as silent screen icon Charlie Chaplin. Besides skillfully and expertly embodying Chaplin’s signature character, the Tramp, McClure proves he has the star power to anchor a brand-new Broadway musical with his sharp comic ...

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Thumbs Up! Don't Miss the Delightful Debauchery of Oliver Chris in One Man, Two Guvnors

Thumbs Up! Don't Miss the Delightful Debauchery of Oliver Chris in One Man, Two Guvnors

As the acclaimed run of One Man, Two Guvnors heads toward its final week, leading man James Corden is walking away showered in awards glory, and Tom Edden has earned bragging rights as a Tony-nominated surprise stand-out. Their co-star Oliver Chris deserves equal praise for his turn as Corden's sensationally smug, slightly sadistic and dim-witted boss, Stanley Stubbers. Playing the ...

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Badly Behaved Bridesmaids Make the Movie Version of Off-B'way's Bachelorette Filthy Fun

Badly Behaved Bridesmaids Make the Movie Version of Off-B'way's Bachelorette Filthy Fun

In her new film adaptation of the 2010 off-Broadway comedy, writer/director Leslye Headland has expanded Bachelorette past the confines of a hotel bridal suite, letting the badly behaved bridesmaids run wild on the streets of New York. Kirsten Dunst stars as Regan, the maid of honor trying to smoothly manage the big day for her friend (Rebel Wilson), while ...

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Get On This Ride: Carousel at Goodspeed Starring James Snyder and Teal Wicks Is a Must-See Summer Treat

Get On This Ride: Carousel at Goodspeed Starring James Snyder and Teal Wicks Is a Must-See Summer Treat

The grand musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein are always welcome on Broadway and it's fine time for perhaps their grandest, Carousel, to ride back to town. Keen, budget-conscious producers should look no further than director Rob Ruggiero's current revival at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, which is scaled down in size from past stagings (especially in comparison to the stellar ...

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Thumbs Up! Jenifer Lewis Reigns as the Queen of Cabaret in Black Don’t Crack at 54 Below

Thumbs Up! Jenifer Lewis Reigns as the Queen of Cabaret in Black Don’t Crack at 54 Below

After a 20-year absence from the cabaret scene, powerhouse performer Jenifer Lewis has returned to the stage with a captivating and brazen new show, Black Don’t Crack at 54 Below. To judge from her no-holds-barred performance on July 25, not only does Lewis not crack, but she gets better with age. The diva transports her audience back to a ...

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Thumbs Up! Feel the ‘Heat of the Moment’ with Justin Matthew Sargent & the Awesome New Cast of Rock of Ages

Thumbs Up! Feel the ‘Heat of the Moment’ with Justin Matthew Sargent & the Awesome New Cast of Rock of Ages

Thanks to a big screen adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough, '80s music fans can get their Rock of Ages fix in an air-conditioned movie theater this summer. But the heat is still on at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, thanks to Rock standout Justin Matthew Sargent as Drew Boley, the Bourbon Room busboy with rock star dreams. While the ...

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Thumbs Up! No Understudy Blues Here: Evita Shines with Max von Essen and Alternate Christina DeCicco

Thumbs Up! No Understudy Blues Here: Evita Shines with Max von Essen and Alternate Christina DeCicco

At most shows, the program insert alerting audience members that the marquee star is not performing is rightfully greeted with groans and sighs. But if this happens to you at the Marquis Theatre, sit tight: Evita is in very capable hands with Ricky Martin understudy Max von Essen as Che and Eva alternate Christina DeCicco in the title role ...

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Thumbs Up! Megan Hilty & Co. Dazzle in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Encores!

Thumbs Up! Megan Hilty & Co. Dazzle in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Encores!

Diamonds come in all shapes, colors and sizes, but none sparkle quite as bright as Megan Hilty as gold-digging blonde Lorelei Lee in the Encores! charming revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. From her over-the-top “entree” to her subtle winks and nudges to the audience, Hilty's Lorelei is utterly delightful. She finds the perfect blend between her own bubbly personality, the ...

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Thumbs Up! One Man, Two Guvnors' Wacky Waiter Tom Edden Deserves a Big Tip

Thumbs Up! One Man, Two Guvnors' Wacky Waiter Tom Edden Deserves a Big Tip

In this new feature, Broadway.com staffers send personal shout-outs to applause-worthy stars, shows and more.

By the time Tom Edden makes his entrance as elderly pub waiter Alfie, the zany comedy of One Man, Two Guvnors is already in full swing. With a single physical sight gag, however, Edden elevates the fun to a whole new level. The scene-stealing ...

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4000 Miles Stars Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert Offer a Crash Course in Comic Timing

4000 Miles Stars Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert Offer a Crash Course in Comic Timing

In this new feature, Broadway.com staffers send personal shout-outs to applause-worthy stars, shows and more.

“Are you high?” With those three words aimed at Gabriel Ebert, Mary Louise Wilson sets in motion the comic chemistry that makes 4000 Miles [now at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater] one of the season’s most delicious treats. It’s no surprise ...

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Thumbs Up! Cheers to the Quirky Supporting Cast of Once

Thumbs Up! Cheers to the Quirky Supporting Cast of Once

In this new feature, Broadway.com staffers send personal shout-outs to applause-worthy stars, shows and more.

Cristin Milioti and Steve Kazee are receiving richly deserved praise for their acting, musicianship and chemistry in Once, but there’s more to this charming new Broadway musical than Girl and Guy’s star-crossed romance. Surrounding the two leads are 10 adult cast members who create ...

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