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Welcome Back, William Inge

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.15.2017 | Arts

By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, February 15, 2017 Although he won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama along with many other awards, had five ...

Broadway Scores at the Oscars

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts

This year's Academy Awards nominations honor many familiar names from the New York stage By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, Februa...

Hits by Herman Highlight the Season--and two are at the York

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts

By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, February 2, 2017 One of the most highly anticipated events of the 2017 Broadway season is the upcomi...

Stage Door: Elephant & Piggie, Paramour

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Cat in the Hat was to adults, the beloved Elephant & Piggie series, is to kids. After 25 books, author Mo Willems ended the line in 2016. To salut...

Stage Door: Made in China, The Liar

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.27.2017 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Made in China, the company's first musical, takes audiences on a roller-coaster ride of sassy commentary. A kooky exchange kick-starts a satire about...

Stage Door: 'Jitney, The Dork Knight'

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Jitney, set in 1977 in Pittsburgh's Hill District, is among his best -- and it's making an impressive Broadway debut. Now at the Samuel J. Friedman T...

Review: Erin Markey, Boner Killer

Guy Fletcher | Posted 01.20.2017 | Arts
Guy Fletcher

Joan Osborne performed at Joe's Pub Friday night, right before Erin Markey, who finally proved her 90's hit accurate: God is one of us and it's her. I...

'Hundred Days' soars at the Public's Under the Radar Festival

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts

By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, January 19, 2017. Don't you just hate it when people tell you about this "weird dream" they had? Doesn't i...

The Quiet, Exquisite Intensity of 'The Band's Visit'

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.02.2017 | Arts

By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 2, 2016 There's been some chatter online and in theatrical circles as to whether The Ba...

Defending their lives in 'Ride the Cyclone'

ZEALnyc | Posted 12.26.2016 | Arts

By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, December 26, 2016 If you took the movies Defending Your Life and Final Destination (the third one, to be s...

Stage Door: Finian's Rainbow

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.24.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Finian's Rainbow at the Irish Rep is charming and magical. Director Charlotte Moore's scaled-down production offers an intimacy and meaning somewhat l...

'Sweet Charity' provides triple-threat Sutton Foster 'room to show'

ZEALnyc | Posted 12.02.2016 | Arts

By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, December 2, 2016 When they build the musical theater equivalent of Mount Rushmore, I know who one of the f...

Stage Door: Dead Poets Society

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Dead Poets Society, now off-Broadway at CSC, is a beautifully rendered production, deftly directed with elegance -- and without sentimentality -- by J...

Stage Door: The Cherry Orchard, Mr. Popper's Penguins

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Cherry Orchard, the Broadway revival now at the American Airlines Theater, the key is to retain sympathy for Chekhov's characters -- decadent aris...

Career Suicide: The Healing Power of Humor

Danny Groner | Posted 10.13.2016 | New York
Danny Groner

You can tell that Chris Gethard's new one-man show Career Suicide is a long time coming. Those who have seen Gethard perform at the Upright Citizens B...

'Fit For a Queen' Lifts a Female Pharaoh From Obscurity at The Classical Theatre of Harlem

ZEALnyc | Posted 10.13.2016 | Arts

Cover: April Yvette Thompson as Hatshepsut and Sheria Irving as Senenmut in 'Fit for a Queen'; photo Lelund Durond Thompson. By Megan Wrappe, ZEALnyc ...

Stage Door: Holiday Inn, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.10.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Holiday Inn, billed as "the new Irving Berlin musical, now at Studio 54. Roundabout Theater's Broadway tuner has revamped the 1942 Astaire/Crosby fil...

Stage Door: Maestro, The Trial of an American President

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

West Side Story and On the Town, lauded TV teacher of the Young People's Concerts, Bernstein was a phenomenon. And Hershey Felder brings his remarka...

Verso: Magic Strikes Twice

Danny Groner | Posted 09.28.2016 | New York
Danny Groner

I got to see Helder Guimaraes perform a few years ago when he was a part of a two-man show, Nothing to Hide. Guimaraes is back in the Big Apple for a ...

A Fresh-Faced 'Fiorello!' by the Berkshire Theatre Group

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts

By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, September 28, 2016 You'd think that a musical that won the Pulitzer Prize and tied for the Tony...

'90210! The Musical!' Is Heavy On Drama And Tori Spelling Disses

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.27.2016 | Entertainment

How much drama can a group of 20-something high schoolers take? That’s a rhetorical question that the cast of “90210! The Musical!” has a lot of...

Lisa Lampanelli Opens Up About Learning To Feel Confident In Her 50s

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.26.2016 | Entertainment

Comedian-turned-playwright Lisa Lampanelli is out with a new off-Broadway play that explores the plights women face when it comes to body image. It’...

Stage Door: A Taste Of Honey, Fiorello!

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney's 1958 play about a teen who gets pregnant by a black sailor and lodges with a gay man was an immediate hit, loved by critics and audiences alike for its kitchen-sink realism.

Experimental Science: A Short Interview With That Physics Show's Dave Maiullo

Danny Groner | Posted 09.19.2016 | New York
Danny Groner

Science isn't exactly the first association most people have with an Off-Broadway show. But that's part of the appeal of That Physics Show. The classr...

Drew Droege Satirizes The Gay Single Life In His New One-Man Show

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.19.2016 | Queer Voices

Actor-comedian Drew Droege turned New York’s Barrow Street Theatre into a booze-fueled bacchanal this weekend, exploring the challenges many gay men...