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Icon, Newton's Cradle and More of NYMF 2016

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

This companion piece to my piece on how New York Musical Festival (NYMF) shows are selected will deal more specifically with the shows I saw during th...

'Dames At Sea' Harkens Back to 1930s Film

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 11.19.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Basically, bad Broadway can still be good Broadway, because it makes for memories. That is the most disastrous part of Dames at Sea: It is without memorable moments.

Dames at Sea: All Aboard

Danny Groner | Posted 11.02.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

Is there anything Broadway shows love more than to make a show within a show? Before you roll your eyes at yet another in this genre, know that Dames at Sea was ahead of its time in identifying this culture phenomenon. This is the refreshing reminder that not every show has to grapple with extreme circumstances and everything on the line.

Aisle View: 'Dames' on Broadway

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Broadway audiences clamoring for dance-happy musical comedy, with an emphasis on tap-tap-tap, need look no further than the Helen Hayes where Dames at Sea provides two hours-worth of shuffles and buck-and-wings.

Gender Parity in Musical Theater Starts at the Concert Level

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

It sounds like a typical night on the New York City musical theater scene but for one notable difference: The writers are all women, the performers are all women, the music director is a woman and the producers are both women.

First Nighter: Matilda Teaches Broadway a Thing or Two

David Finkle | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Matilda is now at the Shubert, as produced by original commissioning outfit. And guess what. This time I'm over the moon -- even higher and on trajectory to Pluto and beyond. The reason is that the terrific show is even better here than it was/is there.

Man of La Mancha at Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

And if Hallmark and 1-800-FLOWERS aren't your cup of tea, then Musical Theatre West's fantastic production of La Mancha, directed by Nick Degruccio, certainly is.