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J.T. Rogers’s OSLO justly earns Best Play from NY critics - THE BANDS VISIT was named best musical. Paula Vogel is heralded for career achievement as a playwright and mentor.
Stunt Casting? | Ellen Burstyn as Elizabeth Warren, Telly Leung as Alladdin + Angela Lansbury - Broadway has recast ALADDIN, the Public Theater takes on the Trump Administration, and Angela Lansbury helps out The Acting Company. Its a bounty of casting riches, folks.
Actress Meryl Streep (R) is shown with co-star Diane Keaton in a scene from "Marvin's Room." Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor Join Broadway’s MARVIN’S ROOM revival - More popular film stars will cross the footlights to join an anticipated Broadway revival
Ruffalo, DeVito, Shalhoub, Hecht star in Arthur Miller's THE PRICE, photo by Richard Phibbs 2017 Is Arthur Millers aging THE PRICE still worth re-staging today? - That's the question faced by Roundabout Theatre Company, which is presently running a new Broadway production starring Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito.
Laura Benanti YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR | Meet Sally Fields, Danny DeVito + Laura Benanti at 6 Broadway parties - Your Party Guide to 6 upcoming Broadway parties and awards ceremonies between now and June. Practically all of them are open to the general public.
Hello, Dolly! Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes Oh, Hello, Miss M | First look at the great Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! - Oh, hello Bette, well, hello Bette. It's so nice to have you back where you belong.
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World-music and arts-presenter hives start buzzing at #APAPNYC - What do we have to do differently to survive and prosper as presenters, artists and agents in the new economic realities we face?
Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson toplines a bevy of performing industry awardees at #APAPNYC coven - By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY |  There will be a surprise winner. We don’t yet know who. The one clue we’ve been handed is that its an industry award for exemplary service to the field of professional presenting. Can you guess? No matter. #APAPNYC has booked its 2017 award winners, whose identities were announced. Based on nominations… Read More
#APAPNYC touts “7 Things Not to Miss at its January New York convening - Art is intrinsically feeding us and generating hope for us. @marthartivista #apapnyc
A NAKED TOUR DE FORCE | Bruno Isaković’s twisting elegance in DENUDED at LaMaMa ETC - Run. Go see it. Go to LaMaMa ETC now or before this coming Sunday. It is a success. Take in Bruno Isaković's next version of DENUDED, a promising ensemble variation of this Croatian-born choreographer soloist turn, which had a U.S. premiere last night. He disrobes and lets us view his chest, his abs, his penis and his eyes.
CAUSES | Gloria Estefan gets on her feet for Hispanic heritage, Sept. 14 - Wouldn't you now? There's a new Broadway musical attached to this benefit concert.
ONE NIGHT ONLY | Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Songs Sung in an Asian Key - Broadway Barkada is a collective of professional artists whose mission is to provide a community for the Filipino artist, that cultivates our talents, educates our audiences, and elevates our global impact.
A RARE GEM | Christian Campbell grapples with a “New Morality” - Christian Campbell is a superb actor and a gorgeous spirit.
ANTHONY CHISHOLM | One of America’s Greatest Stage Actors - NEW YORK CITY |  Anthony Chisholm is a quintessential August Wilson actor.  I sat with with Chisholm to talk about Wilson; in our conversation Chisholm was quick to get “in character,” instinctually inhabiting everyone he referenced, from characters in Wilson’s plays to August Wilson himself. Interviewed at the Cort Theater on Broadway, Chisholm has acted in six of… Read More
JOSE LLANA | Rising from Broadway’s “King and I” to Reach a New “Altitude” - By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY | Did you know? Jose Llana — the alluring dynamo who recently wowed Broadway audiences as the King of Siam in Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award–winning best-musical revival of The King and I — turns 40 years old this month. So far, it looks like a royal turning point of… Read More
‘TWAS A PRIVATE PARTY | Yet NY critics didn’t close their circle to The Public - Access Broadway | It was a private affair. Closed to the general public. Click here to see private pics and an insider's view of this year's New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards party.
AMERICAN THEATER IS RACIST | A coalition of U.S. actors files a persuasive report - Numbers turned out to be the smoking gun. MCC Theater hired “no minorities at all” during the 2014–15 theater season in New York. ow many Asian American actors got to work at MCC? Nada. “0%” of those 21 roles were cast with Asian Americans.