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'The Great Comet' goes better with Groban

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.01.2017 | Arts
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By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, February 1, 2017 Back in November, I charted the arrival of a new heavenly body on Broadway. Natasha, Pier...

BroadwayCon Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.26.2017 | Arts
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By Megan Wrappe, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 26, 2017 Last year, over 5,000 Broadway fans crowded into the Hilton Midtown Hotel for Broadway...

Commentary: The Best and Worst Musicals of 2016

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts
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By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 5, 2017 We're now into the new year, so like many other critics, I like to use this as ...

'In Transit' on Broadway Takes You Away

ZEALnyc | Posted 12.21.2016 | Arts
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By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, December 21, 2016 The subway system is now 112 years old (which is about how long we've been waiting for t...

A Familiar Tale From a 'Bronx' Perspective

ZEALnyc | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
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By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, December 13, 2016 There are some stories that are so specific and yet also so universal that we want to...

'The Great Comet' swirls, swoops, and almost reaches perfection

ZEALnyc | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts
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By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, December 1, 2016 Something is going on at the Imperial Theatre that requires a whole new vocabulary to des...

Watch The ‘Hamilton’ Cast Deliver A Powerful Message To Mike Pence

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics

The cast of “Hamilton” didn’t throw away their shot to speak directly to a very important member of their audience Friday night: Vice President-...

Pregnancy and "Illness"

Alexander Sanger | Posted 11.18.2016 | Arts
Alexander Sanger

Audra McDonald, the star of Shuffle Along on Broadway, found herself pregnant last May, and, a month later, the show's producers cancelled the remaind...

Chita Rivera Promises 'Strength,' Style And Surprises At Carnegie Hall

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Chita Rivera may be more than six decades into an award-winning stage and screen career, but she has neither time nor reason for nostalgia. The singer...

'Quantico' Star's Musical Tribute To 'Hocus Pocus' Is Everything

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.31.2016 | Queer Voices

Jay Armstrong Johnson fulfilled a lifelong dream Sunday with an epic musical tribute to “Hocus Pocus.” To celebrate the release of his debut albu...

Spend a Little Time With Mimi and Bob and Gwen

Kevin Winkler | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Kevin Winkler

One of the highlights of New York's ongoing United Solo 2016 festival of one-person shows is Mimi Quillin's funny, dishy, and unexpectedly moving Call Fosse at the Minskoff, which just completed three sold-out performances.

Betty Buckley Promises Stories, Songs And Inspiration In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2016 | Queer Voices

From “Cats” to “Sunset Boulevard” and everything in between, Betty Buckley boasts one of the most storied careers in modern musical theater. W...

Andy Mientus Says He Wants To 'End Stigma' Around Bisexuality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway and TV actor Andy Mientus marked Bisexuality Awareness Week, which is from Sept. 19-26, with a heartfelt Instagram post in an effort to clari...

Five New Musicals Find Their Way to Broadway This Season

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts
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By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, September 19, 2016 The upcoming New York theater season is shaping up to be a very busy one, at...

'Quantico' Star's Ode To Fried Chicken Will Brighten Your Day

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.12.2016 | Queer Voices

“Quantico” and Broadway star Jay Armstrong Johnson joined forces with YouTube sensation Todrick Hall for a sizzling cut on his debut album, and Th...

New Season Brings New Challenges For This Up-And-Coming Composer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2016 | Queer Voices

In a homecoming of sorts, New York composer Will Van Dyke will take to the stage of an iconic New York gay nightspot next week for an intimate perform...

Chicago - Broadway Review

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.27.2016 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Amra-Faye Wright (front left) as Velma Kelly and company in Chicago on Broadway (photo credits: Jeremy Daniel) Few Broadway shows can claim the miles...

'Bloodline' Star Norbert Leo Butz Is Ready To Go 'Girl' Crazy

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.05.2016 | New York

Thanks to his latest act, Norbert Leo Butz can add a new title to his ever-expanding resume: “song anthropologist.” The two-time Tony-winning acto...

The Full Monty Comes To Provincetown, And It's About Time

Michael Levin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

If you haven't seen 'The Full Monty' in Provincetown, Massachusetts, then you really haven't seen 'The Full Monty.'

'Hamilton' Actor Will 'Terrorize' With Love In Honor Of Orlando

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices

“Hamilton” actor Daniel J. Watts will pay tribute to the victims of the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida with a heartfelt performance pie...

Watch The ‘Hamilton’ Cast Deliver A Powerful Message To Mike Pence

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

Javier Muñoz knew he had big shoes to fill when he replaced creator-star Lin-Manuel Miranda on July 11 in the title role of Broadway’s unprecedente...

Sequins And Skin Made 'Broadway Bares: On Demand' A Must-See (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

The chiseled stars of "Broadway Bares" brought a sizzling, burlesque-style spin on must-see TV to the stage of New York's Hammerstein Ballroom Sunday ...

'Monopoly: The Musical' To Hit Broadway, Hasbro Announces

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts

Mr. Monopoly has his eyes set on some new property: Broadway. Plans are underway to lay down the classic board game’s first-ever Broadway production...

For 'Hedwig' Star Lena Hall, A New Show Brings New Revelations

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices

In recent years, Lena Hall has established herself as one of the New York theater scene’s consummate rule breakers. True to form, the Tony Award-win...

Review: "Waitress" Brings Sweet Feminism to Broadway

Christian Lewis | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
Christian Lewis

There has been quite a lot of talk about the new musical "Waitress" (located at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre) and its all female production team. Howev...