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New York

A Chat with Playwright E. Dale Smith on FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS)

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July 23, 2021

E. Dale Smith is a true theatre lover. The New Jerseyan playwright has had works produced around the country and is now back in New York with Fruma-Sarah (Waiting In The Wings), a comedic look at an aging community theater star waiting for her big entrance in Fiddler on the Roof.

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New York
News

MERRY WIVES in The Park Cancels Performances due to Positive COVID Test

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July 21, 2021

According to The Public Theater’s Twitter account and notice online, earlier today a member of the production of Merry Wives from Shakespeare in the Park tested positive for Covid-19.

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New York
Reviews

SPEAKEASY is Sexy Fun in Times Square — Review

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July 18, 2021

As you descend the stairs into Bond 45’s cellar, you are immediately handed a rather delicious craft cocktail (the first of five) and shown to your seats for an unforgettable evening of burlesque and belting at Speakeasy: Times Square

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On Screen
Features

SCHMIGADOON!'s Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ann Harada, and Cinco Paul Talk Musical Comedy and Pie

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July 13, 2021

I recently caught up with members of the Schmigadoon! team including showrunner and co-creator Cinco Paul, Tony Award-nominee Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, and Ann Harada to learn more about the hilarious new series, and what they might include in their own auction picnic basket.

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Industry
News

Exclusive: New Virtual Theatrical Shopping Experience PLACES PLEASE: BROADWAY’S BACK

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July 6, 2021

Places Please: Broadway's Back is a one night only virtual shopping experience to celebrate the art form of theatre and connect with your favorite creators in ways like never before.

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Regional
News

Rema Webb to Lead LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL at Cape Playhouse This July

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July 6, 2021

It was announced today that Broadway’s Rema Webb (Book of Mormon, The Color Purple, Lion King) will step into the spotlight as the unforgettable jazz icon Billie Holiday in The Cape Playhouse’s upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill which runs July 14 through the 24th in Dennis, Massachusetts.

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On Screen
Features

ZOLA Opens With A Gaggle of Stars From The Stage

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Kobi Kassal

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June 30, 2021

The tweet heard around the world on October 27, 2015, was the start of an absolutely wild, stranger than fiction epic of one dancer (A’Ziah-Monae King, aka ZOLA) that has now been turned into a major motion picture thanks to A24 from writer-director Janicza Bravo and playwright Jeremy O. Harris. 

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Berkshires
Reviews

Classic EARNEST At Berkshire Theatre Group — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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June 30, 2021

The Importance of Being Earnest, currently playing at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is pretty marvelous. Oscar Wilde’s witty comedic masterpiece begins BTG’s summer season and marks the company’s and this critic’s first indoor theatrical experience in many, many months. 

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Broadway
News

WATCH: Broadway is BACK! SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Begins Performances

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Kobi Kassal

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June 27, 2021

With Springsteen on Broadway now in performances, the lights of Broadway are officially back on. The Boss and New Jersey native began his intimate solo concert at the St. James Theatre last night to a sold out house which included many familiar faces from Steven Van Zandt to Pete and Chasten Buttigieg to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. 

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Broadway
News

Anti-Vax Protest Outside First Night of St. James Theatre for SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY

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June 26, 2021

A large group of anti-vaxxers showed up outside the St. James Theatre Saturday night before the first performance of the New Jersey native’s Springstreen on Broadway to protest Jujamcyn’s guidelines for entry. 

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Regional
Reviews

Ogunquit Playhouse Opens With SPAMALOT — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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June 26, 2021

Directed by BT McNicholl, the hilarious musical comedy is the perfect production to introduce patrons back to in-person performances with Spamalot at Ogunquit Playhouse.

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On Screen
News

WATCH: A Musical Lover's Dream - The SCHMIGADOON! Official Trailer on Apple TV

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Kobi Kassal

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June 25, 2021

Apple TV+ today released the trailer for its new musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!,” executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key

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Broadway
News

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Announces Digital Lottery

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Kobi Kassal

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June 25, 2021

In advance of the Bruce Springsteen's second bow on Broadway, Jujamcyn Theaters and Lucky Seat have announced a digital lottery for performances beginning June 29 through the final performance on September 4

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Broadway
News

Douglas Lyons’ CHICKEN & BISCUITS Announces Broadway Run

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Kobi Kassal

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June 24, 2021

The Circle in the Square Theatre will have a new resident come this fall, and it’s looking rather tasty. Chicken & Biscuits by Douglas Lyons will begin previews on September 23, 2021 featuring Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Michael Urie.

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Broadway
News

THE MINUTES Announces Broadway Reopening and New Home

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Kobi Kassal

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June 22, 2021

Tracy Letts’ latest play The Minutes will resume performances in New York now at Broadway’s Studio 54 with previews set to begin in March of 2022.

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Broadway
News

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Broadway Reopening

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Kobi Kassal

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June 16, 2021

The Book of Mormon has announced it will return to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Friday, November 5, 2021.

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Industry
News

New Musical ALICE IN NEVERLAND Lands All-Star Broadway Cast For Developmental Reading

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June 15, 2021

Broadway favorite Christy Altomare will lead a June 16th developmental reading of a new musical, Alice in Neverland, billed as a sequel to one of the most beloved stories of all time, and a prequel to anothe

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Off-Broadway
News

Jackie Hoffman To Lead New Comedy FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS) Off-Broadway This July

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Kobi Kassal

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June 15, 2021

Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman and Kelly Kinsella are set to star in FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS), which will being performances July 1 Off Broadway at the cell theatre.

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On Screen
News

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Limited Musical Series Set at Disney+ with Josh Gad, Luke Evans, and Briana Middleton

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Kobi Kassal

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June 15, 2021

An eight-episode prequel to the 2017 live-action film, Beauty and the Beast will star Luke Evans and Josh Gad, reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou (Louie), and introduce Briana Middleton as Louie's stepsister, Tilly.

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Off-Broadway
News

BLUE MAN is Back! Announced Off-Broadway Return This September

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Kobi Kassal

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June 15, 2021

The award-winning phenomenon Blue Man Group will return to New York City’s Astor Place Theatre on Friday, September 3.

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On Screen
News

WATCH: Andrew Garfield in New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Teaser From Netflix

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Kobi Kassal

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June 10, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson

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Broadway
News

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Announces Broadway Reopening Date

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Kobi Kassal

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June 10, 2021

Scout is headed back to the Shubert! It was announced today that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the most successful American play in Broadway history, will return October 5, 2021 to the Shubert Theatre

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On Screen

WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, and More Celebrate Broadway’s Return on The Tonight Show

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Kobi Kassal

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June 8, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon earlier tonight to help promote his upcoming film In the Heights which hits theaters and HBO Max this Thursday, June 10

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New York
News

PHOTOS: Get An Inside Peak At THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP

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Kobi Kassal

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June 8, 2021

Get an inside look at the new Drama Book Shop which opens to the public June 10 in New York City.

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Broadway
News

The Boss Is Back! SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Returns This June To The St. James Theatre

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Kobi Kassal

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June 7, 2021

It was announced today that the Grammy and Tony Award-winning rock legend will return to New York later this month on June 26 with his intimate solo concert.

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Boston
News

American Repertory Theater’s 2021-2022 In-Person Season to Include 1776 Revival and New Works From Idina Menzel and More

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Kobi Kassal

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June 5, 2021

In-person performances will soon return to the Loeb Drama Center in the American Repertory Theater’s upcoming season which includes some performances from their previously announced 2019-2020 season. 

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Off-Broadway
News

MCC Theater Announces In-Person 21/22 Season With Works by Jocelyn Bioh, New Musical by Van Huhes & Nick Blaemire

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Kobi Kassal

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June 3, 2021

MCC Theater has announced their 2021-2022 season with a return to in-person theatre beginning this October with Jocelyn Bioh’s Nollywood Dreams directed by Saheem Ali.

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Interview
Features

A Chat with DEAR MULTI-HYPHENATE’s Michael Kushner

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Kobi Kassal

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June 2, 2021

In Michael Kushner’s Dear Multi-Hyphanate, he chats with artists and explores the many facets of show business. From Alex Wyse to Brad Oscar to Rachel Brosnahan, he runs the gambit with his guests and they explore all that is multi-hyphenation.

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Broadway
News

Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre, and Michael Wartella Join Broadway-Bound THE WANDERER at Paper Mill

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Kobi Kassal

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May 18, 2021

Wartella will star as Dion DiMucci, with Altomare as Dion’s wife Susan and McIntyre as Dion’s right hand man, Johnny. The show will begin performances March 24, 2022 and play through April 24, 2022. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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On Screen
News

WATCH: Ben Platt In First Trailer For DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie

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Kobi Kassal

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May 18, 2021

The film version of the Tony and Grammy-winning musical is expected to hit theaters September 24.

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Broadway
News

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s PASS OVER to Play Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre

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Kobi Kassal

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May 4, 2021

It was announced on Tuesday that Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s critically acclaimed "Pass Over" will open at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. 

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Los Angeles
Features

Jared Mezzocchi Is Ready To Bring The Scares in SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE at Geffen Playhouse

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Kobi Kassal

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April 30, 2021

You might not know the name Jared Mezzocchi, but oh boy are you about to. He’s an award winning multi-hyphenated director, designer, playwright, and actor taking the digital theatrical realm by storm. His newest work, the world premiere of Someone Else’s House, is now in performances at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles

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New York
Features

PHOTOS: Hundreds Advocate Change at The MARCH ON BROADWAY

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Kobi Kassal

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April 22, 2021

Earlier today, hundreds took to the streets of New York to demand accountability within the theatre industry. Organized by Courtney Daniels and Nattalyee Randall, the march advocated for change and greater protection from Actor’s Equity as well as to protest producer Scott Rudin’s actions and call for his removal from the Broadway League.

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On Screen
News

Alice Ripley to Star in Film Version of THE PINK UNICORN

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April 22, 2021

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will star in a new film based off of Elise Forier Edie’s play The Pink Unicorn, directed by Amy E. Jones.

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New York
News

Producer Scott Rudin Apologizes for Pain He Has Caused, Will Step Back From Theatrical Productions

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Kobi Kassal

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April 17, 2021

“Much has been written about my history of troubling interactions with colleagues, and I am profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior caused to individuals, directly and indirectly,” wrote Scott Rudin in a statement.

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UK
News

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Set To Transfer to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre

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Kobi Kassal

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April 12, 2021

Following a critically acclaimed run at London’s Southwark Playhouse last year and a successful digital stream with stream.theatre and Broadway On Demand, The Last Five Years will transfer to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre this Fall.

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Broadway
News

WATCH: Amber Iman Perform at the Broadway Theatre with NY PopsUp

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Kobi Kassal

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April 12, 2021

NY PopsUp presented their second performance inside a Broadway theater this past Saturday as Amber Iman performed to a socially-distanced house comprised of Broadway performers at the Broadway Theatre.

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On Screen
News

WATCH: Your Favorites Are Back In HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Season 2 Trailer

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Kobi Kassal

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April 8, 2021

School is back in session! The second season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” will land on Disney+ on May 14.

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New York
News

Billy Porter, Kelli O’Hara, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and More Announced For MCC’s MISCAST21

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Kobi Kassal

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April 5, 2021

MCC Theater has announced part of the lineup for their upcoming Miscast 21, which will premiere on Saturday, May 16, 2021 on the theater’s YouTube channel.

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Broadway
News

PHOTOS: See Broadway Open Its Doors For The First Time Since The Shutdown

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Kobi Kassal

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April 4, 2021

As part of NY PopsUp, the very first performance inside a Broadway theater occurred this past Saturday at the St. James Theatre. In front of a socially-distanced audience made up primarily of front line workers, Tony Award Winner Savion Glover and three-time-Tony Award Winner Nathan Lane took the stage for the first time since March of 2020. 

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Virtual
Reviews

George Street Playhouse’s FULLY COMMITTED Cooks Up The Laughs — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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March 23, 2021

Becky Mode’s hilarious "Fully Committed" now steaming through April 11 from George Street Playhouse starring Maulik Pancholy.

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Los Angeles
News

Geffen Playhouse Dives Into Horror Genre with Virtual and Interactive Experience SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE

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Kobi Kassal

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March 22, 2021

Obie award winning director, playwright, and actor Jared Mezzocchi will head to the Geffen Playhouse for the world premiere of Someone Else’s House a new live, virtual, and interactive theatrical experience based on Mezzocchi’s own terrifying experiences in New England. Margot Bordelon is set to direct. 

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Virtual
Reviews

OOTB’s Virtual THE LAST FIVE YEARS Is Pandemic Theatre At Its Best — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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March 21, 2021

Out of the Box Theatrics is known for taking theatre and scaling it down to its core of the story, and their latest production of Jason Robert Brown’s "The Last Five Years" is more evidence that even throughout a global pandemic, the young Off-Broadway company continues to produce riveting and gorgeous content — now for the digital audience. 

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Boston
Reviews

THE CONJURORS’ CLUB at A.R.T. Brings Magic To Your Homes — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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March 18, 2021

The Conjurors' Club is a new interactive experience from the American Repertory Theater which brings magicians right into your living room.

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Virtual
Reviews

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Is Now Digital for the Modern World — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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March 16, 2021

Turned on its head for our digitally obsessed brains by writer Henry Filloux-Bennett, The Picture of Dorian Gray lives on in an imaginative new adaptation that brings the musings of Wilde right into modern day.

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UK
News

BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical Sets New West End Dates

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Kobi Kassal

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March 14, 2021

BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will now begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on August 20, 2021.

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Virtual
Reviews

BAD DATES is Good Fun at George Street Playhouse — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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March 8, 2021

Theresa Rebeck’s landmark one-woman show Bad Dates has been deliciously translated to the virtual screen as part of George Street Playhouse digital season.

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Virtual
Reviews

HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? Shines at Woolly Mammoth — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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February 1, 2021

Hi, Are You Single?, from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company, is the perfect vehicle for Haddad to take us along his romantic journey in what is one of the most touching and poignant pieces of theatre this critic has seen throughout quarantine. 

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Virtual
Reviews

BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN at the Geffen Playhouse is a Delicious Treat — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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January 31, 2021

Notable filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao's "Bollywood Kitchen" is now playing, via Zoom, at The Geffen Playhouse produced in association with Hypokrit Theatre Company. Read what we thought of the immersive cooking experience.

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On Screen
Reviews

DEREK DELGAUDIO'S IN & OF ITSELF Captivates on Hulu — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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January 20, 2021

Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself, a Hulu Special Event, arrives on the streaming platform Friday, January 22.

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Social Media
Features

EXIT INTERVIEW: Theatre Critic Trump

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Kobi Kassal

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January 18, 2021

As President Donald J. Trump prepares to leave the White House, Theatrely chatted with the Critic in Chief one last time.

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Virtual
Reviews

New Ohio Theatre's JOURNEY AROUND MY BEDROOM Delights — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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January 8, 2021

If anything can be said, it’s that this pandemic has fostered creativity like never before, and nowhere is that more apparent than in New Ohio Theatre for the Young Mind’s Journey Around My Bedroom. The downtown venue’s family oriented programming team came together, albeit physically distanced online, and produced a beautiful jewel box of a play.

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Virtual
Features

Andrew Barth Feldman is Ready To Get Cooking In RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL

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Kobi Kassal

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December 29, 2020

As Chef Gusteau always says, Anyone Can Cook! Andrew Barth Feldman prepares to take on the iconic Linguini in "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" as a one-performance-only benefit for the Actors Fund.

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On Screen
Features

Alana Bright Talks The Power of Art in HOMESCHOOL MUSICAL: CLASS OF 2020 on HBO Max

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Kobi Kassal

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December 21, 2020

“This is for our generation. This is for the kids that feel unheard. That grew up thinking their story wasn’t enough or felt unseen. This is for you.”

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Los Angeles
Reviews

THE FUTURE Astounds at The Geffen Playhouse — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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December 16, 2020

After the wildly successful conclusion to "The Present", which closed in October after a six month run, Guimarães has once again teamed up with Hollywood director Frank Marshall to bring what this critic finds to be the most exciting piece of virtual theatre born in this era of COVID-19. 

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Virtual
Features

Lesli Margherita Chats WHO'S HOLIDAY! Benefit Stream and Her Endearing Love of BC/EFA

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Kobi Kassal

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December 10, 2020

The "Who’s Holiday!" stream will benefit BC/EFA, an organization very dear to Margherita. “I’m a huge supporter and always try to do as many events as I can for them.”

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On Screen
Reviews

Laura Benanti’s HOMESCHOOL MUSICAL on HBO Max Brings Pure Joy To A Dismal Year — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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December 9, 2020

In Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, streaming on HBO Max starting December 17, World of Wonder, Benanti, and their team introduce seven talented graduated high school seniors in what is one of the most feel good hours of entertainment I have experienced this year.

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On Screen
News

Tina Fey Set to Host ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY Airing December 10 on NBC

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Kobi Kassal

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December 9, 2020

The night will include appearances from many Broadway greats such as, Barbara Streisand, Antonio Banderas and the Spanish cast of A Chorus Line, Sutton Foster, Kristen Bell, Josh Groban, Leslie Odom Jr. and Billy Porter to name a few. 

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On Screen
News

RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL To Stream January 1 to Benefit The Actors Fund

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Kobi Kassal

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December 8, 2020

Presented in association with TikTok and TodayTix Presents, the Tony Award-winning theatrical production company Seaview (Slave Play; Sea Wall/A Life) produces this online event, which will stream Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7:00pm ET and be available for streaming for 72 hours. 

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On Screen
News

DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH MUSICAL! to Air on NBC December 9

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Kobi Kassal

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December 8, 2020

Dr. Seuss’ timeless classic will be brought to life this holiday season with a fun-filled two-hour production of The Grinch Musical! set to air December 9 at 8pm ET from the Troubadour Theatre in London on NBC.

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On Screen
Features

Kevin Chamberlin Talks THE PROM on Netflix, SEUSSICAL’s 20th Anniversary, Going Viral on TikTok and More!

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Kobi Kassal

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December 7, 2020

From Horton The Elephant in "Seussical" to Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family" to Bertram on Disney Channel’s "Jessie", Chamberlin has established himself as a well rounded performer. In "The Prom", Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway comedy premiering December 11 on Netflix, the 57 year-old actor assumes the role of publicist extraordinaire Sheldon Saperstein as he joins a starry cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and James Corden.

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On Screen
News

Jefferson Mays’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announces Global Digital Lottery

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Kobi Kassal

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December 7, 2020

Tony winner Jefferson Mays stars in a solo version of the beloved holiday classic directed by acclaimed Tony nominee Michael Arden. The whimsical Charles Dickens’ tale is streaming now through January 3, 2021.

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On Screen
Features

Tony Winner Denis O’Hare on Bringing THE GRINCH MUSICAL! To Life on NBC

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Kobi Kassal

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December 5, 2020

For his latest role, the 58-year-old actor will assume the part of Old Max in Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! airing on NBC December 9 at 8pm ET. I caught up with the Tony winning entertainer over Zoom from his home in Paris to discuss bringing a musical to life in the times of COVID-19 and what’s next for him.

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New York
Features

The Flea Theater Made An Announcement...and Twitter Exploded

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Kobi Kassal

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December 3, 2020

After announcing the theater would be suspending programs, users took to Twitter to announce their displeasure.

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New York
News

Jeremy O. Harris and New York Theatre Workshop Announce Two $50,000 Commissions For New Theatrical Work

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Kobi Kassal

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December 3, 2020

Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris and New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) have announced the inaugural Golden & Ruth Harris Commission, which offers two $50,000 commissions for a new theatrical work, allowing the recipients to “dream expansively and extensively about a theatrical creation while working to relieve them in part from the need to seek other income over the course of the commissioning year.”

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Boston
News

First Look: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE from American Repertory Theater

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Kobi Kassal

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December 3, 2020

Get your first look at production photos and a new music video from "Jack and the Beanstalk: A Musical Adventure" which is streaming on demand through January 4, 2021 from the A.R.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

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Theatre
News

American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco's A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ON AIR Begins December 4

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Kobi Kassal

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December 3, 2020

A.C.T. is set to stream the holiday classic December 4-31, 2020 featuring an outstanding cast of Bay Area actors.

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On Screen
News

Alysha Umphress, Alan H. Green, and Joel Waggoner To Lead Virtual Concert BSC’s HOLIDAY GETAWAY at Barrington Stage Company

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Kobi Kassal

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December 3, 2020

The three Barrington favorites will star in this virtual concert that will be filmed in advanced and will stream from Friday, December 18 at 7:30 pm ET through Wednesday, December 23 at 7:30 pm ET.

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New York
News

Telly Leung and Storm Lever to Star in Resounding’s Live Audio Adaptation of “The Nutcracker” This December

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Kobi Kassal

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December 1, 2020

The cast is set for Resounding’s immersive audio production of The Fantastical Tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King performed live for four performances only December 17th-19th. 

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On Screen
News

NBC to Air “Christmas Spectacular” Starring Radio City Rockettes December 2

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Kobi Kassal

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December 1, 2020

Following NBC’s annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast, the network will air a special "Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes–At Home Holiday Special" tonight, December 2, at 10 PM ET.

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On Screen
Reviews

Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom” Dazzles on Netflix — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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November 30, 2020

"The Prom" is Ryan Murphy’s love letter to Broadway and musical theatre lovers everywhere. He delivers a wonderful, and at times heart wrenching, tale of acceptance and love. Premieres on Netflix December 11.

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News

Resounding’s "Treasure Island" Streams November 27–28

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Kobi Kassal

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November 26, 2020

Broadway’s Rob McClure leads a talented cast of seven in Resounding’s latest audio production, Treasure Island.

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UK
News

Watch: London’s West End Musicians Team Up Virtually for “Overtures of Overtures”!

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Kobi Kassal

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November 25, 2020

London based music director and supervisor Alan Williams has teamed up with over 50 musicians from the West End to create an incredible medley from some of our favorite musicals.

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Los Angeles
Reviews

There’s a Mystery Afoot in “Citizen Detective” - Geffen Playhouse

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Kobi Kassal

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November 22, 2020

The LA-based playhouse has seemed to find the perfect formula for pandemic theatre after their recent productions of "The Present" and "Inside The Box".

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Features

Michael John Ciszewski's New Project "The Sun is Sleeping" Radiates Joy

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Kobi Kassal

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October 28, 2020

Throughout quarantine, he has kept busy with his latest solo project The Sun is Sleeping, a new film that is “a cross between a pop star's visual album and a theatrical solo show” as he puts it–more on that later.

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Los Angeles
Reviews

Puzzle Master David Kwong Invites You "Inside The Box" - Geffen Playhouse

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Kobi Kassal

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October 25, 2020

Game night has officially begun! It’s puzzles galore in The Geffen Playhouse’s latest virtual offering Inside The Box, by magician and puzzler extraordinaire David Kwong.

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Boston
Features

TikTok Star Jim Hogan and Wicked's Emily Koch Team Up for New Concert

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Kobi Kassal

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September 24, 2020

As much of the world abruptly came to a halt in March due to the ongoing pandemic, so did Franklin Performing Arts Company’s production of Legally Blonde the Musical.

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Theatre
Reviews

A New GODSPELL For The Times at Berkshire Theatre Group — Review

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Kobi Kassal

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August 11, 2020

Oh bless the Lord, live theatre is certainly back. Sitting through quarantine over the past few months and often dreaming of what my first show back would be, I did not think Godspell in an open-air tent ever crossed my mind.

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Boston
Features

Gloucester Stage Faces Social Media Backlash After Gala Announcement

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Kobi Kassal

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July 29, 2020

After announcing an online virtual gala, Gloucester Stage Company received backlash on Facebook regarding their casting.

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Boston
Features

Comfortable In The Shadows, Not Anymore - Live Events Rally at State House

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Kobi Kassal

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July 20, 2020

Early outside the State House this morning, here in Boston, a rally was held in support of the live events industry.

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Broadway
Features

How Twitter Postponed an Upcoming Broadway Benefit for Joe Kennedy III’s Senate Race

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Kobi Kassal

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July 18, 2020

Mere hours after Playbill had tweeted out the article, many Twitter users started calling out the participants for their frustration in supporting Mr. Kennedy’s campaign.

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Broadway
Features

Quarantine Check In with Nikki Blonsky from "Hairspray"

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Kobi Kassal

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May 19, 2020

We recently caught up with Nikki Blonsky, who is, of course, most well known as Tracy Turnblad from the hit 2007 film Hairspray.

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Los Angeles
Features

Helder Guimarães in "The Present" Brings the Magic to You - Geffen Playhouse

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Kobi Kassal

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May 13, 2020

With all that is going on in the world, it may be hard to take a step back and focus on today, but that is exactly what illusionist Helder Guimarães is honing in on in his new show, The Present, which opened Thursday at the Geffen Playhouse.

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Boston
News

Elliot Norton Awards Spreads the Love in Virtual Ceremony - Winners Announced

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Kobi Kassal

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May 10, 2020

While this year’s Boston theatre season might have been cut short, the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards soldiered on with its entertaining virtual ceremony on May 11.

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Boston
News

'The Inheritance', 'Slave Play', More Set for SpeakEasy’s 30th Anniversary Season

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Kobi Kassal

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May 6, 2020

The 2020-2021 SpeakEasy Stage Company season will feature Matthew Lopez’s Olivier-winning The Inheritance.

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News

The Cape Playhouse Cancels 94th Season

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Kobi Kassal

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May 5, 2020

The Cape Playhouse has cancelled its 2020 season which was set to kick-off this June with Noël Coward’s Private Lives.

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Broadway
Features

Broadway On Demand is Changing The Game...Big Time

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Kobi Kassal

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April 29, 2020

While the curtain is still down on Broadway, and at theatres around the country, there is a light at the end of the tunnel–that light is Broadway On Demand.

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On Screen
Features

School of Fish: The Musical - What on Earth?!

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Kobi Kassal

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April 16, 2020

How one wild thought sparked a comedic web series for two undergraduates.

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Boston
News

38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards - Nominations Announced: Full List

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Kobi Kassal

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April 15, 2020

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Thursday morning.

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Interview
Features

A Chat with Director Rebecca Bradshaw on The Treasurer - Lyric Stage Company

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Kobi Kassal

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March 29, 2020

A chat with Rebecca Bradshaw, whose has recently directed The Treasuerer at the Lyric Stage Company in Boston.

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Boston
Reviews

Vanity Fair Review - Central Square Theater

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Kobi Kassal

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January 29, 2020

“Never be too good, nor too bad. The world will punish you for both. Try to pace right with the rest of us in the unnoticeable hypocritical middle.”

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Boston
Reviews

Pass Over Review - SpeakEasy Stage Company

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Kobi Kassal

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January 19, 2020

It has been three days since I attended Pass Over at SpeakEasy Stage Company, and the powerful images of this new drama are still stirring inside my head.

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Boston
Features

Best of Boston Theatre 2019

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Kobi Kassal

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December 22, 2019

2019 has been a whirlwind of Boston theatre offerings from Pre-Broadway engagements to smaller fringe companies taking the spotlight.

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Features

A Chat with Laurie Davidson from the upcoming "Cats" Film

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Kobi Kassal

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December 19, 2019

A chat with Laurie Davidson, who plays Mr. Mistoffelees, about his experience bringing this epic feline flick to life.

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Boston
Reviews

Moby-Dick Review at American Repertory Theater

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Kobi Kassal

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December 18, 2019

We are all in the belly of the whale, er should I say the Loeb Drama Center here in Cambridge.

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Features

Cliff Bemis talks Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour

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Kobi Kassal

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December 17, 2019

Learn about Cliff's experience traveling the country performing in this holiday classic.

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Boston
Reviews

Tuck Everlasting Review at Umbrella Stage Company

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Kobi Kassal

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December 9, 2019

What would you do for immortality? Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 children’s novel is vividly brought to life in Umbrella Stage Company’s production of Tuck Everlasting, playing now through December 22.

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Boston
Reviews

Dolly Parton's Smokey Mountain Christmas Carol Review - Emerson Colonial Theatre

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Kobi Kassal

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December 7, 2019

It is not everyday that Dolly Parton premieres a new musical here in Boston, so the buzz around Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, now playing at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, has been the talk of the town.

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Boston
Reviews

Shrek The Musical @ Boston Conservatory at Berklee

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Kobi Kassal

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November 25, 2019

I have said it time and time again, college theatre in Boston is continuing to create some of the most experimental and thought-provoking productions we have in the city.

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UK
Reviews

War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience - Not To Be Missed!

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Kobi Kassal

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November 23, 2019

When looking into Theatre Talk Boston’s bi-annual London trip we always search for what immersive theatre the city has to offer and dotdotdot never disappoints.

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