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Category: ATW News

Hershey Felder Talks 'Maestro Bernstein'

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'Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging' - A Broadway Lampoon, Fresh and Funny as Ever

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'The Heir Apparent' - Grasping for a Fortune (and Laughs)

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National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Starry Agenda

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Il Divo Prepares to Take Broadway

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Introducing Show Music Direct at BroadwayDirect.com

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A Return....

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Of Note to ATW Fans

Clipping Process has begun on TheaterMania. For your convenience, here's some diret links: Boston Metro Chicago DC Metro Florida London Los Angeles Minneapolis/St. Paul New York Philadelphia San Francisco/Bay Area Seattle Hope all is well!… more »

Goodbye and Thanks

Old habits die hard. Without setting an alarm, I was up at 5:20 this morning, ready to do the news. As you probably know though (see this post), yesterday's news post at 8pm EST was the last for me an AmericanTheaterWeb. I'm taking a few days off bef… more »

ATW Announces Last Weeks

It's weird. When I started AmericanTheaterWeb back in 1998, I really couldn't have imagined the journey that it and I have been on over the past 11 years. It's really remarkable not only how time flies, but also how much the 'net has changed since I s… more »

ATW News Miscellany - Chess in Concert Video; Designer Panel @ Morgan Library

I'm using today to clean, go through email and prep things for changes that will be happening in my world over the next month or so As I've done the inbox, I've come across two things I'd like to share: * Chess in Concert - the recording (a two-disc se… more »

Excerpts of Musical 'Paradise' Heard in Ovation TV Documentary Mr. Prince

Finally got to watch Ovation TV's Mr. Prince documentary which debuted on the cable channel last weekend just before the Tony Awards were handed out. The documentary, which has been produced and directed by Sara Feldmann Sheehan and Bobby Sheehan, cove… more »

An openingmedley - not bad

Okay, I could have done without Poison, but the combination of Stockard Channing Aaron Tveit was pretty grand. Liza's looking pretty good... And what a great way to bring it all together .... SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title… more »

Before a 50th Anniversary 'Sound of Music' Release, Other Rodgers & Hammerstein From Masterworks Online

Masterworks Broadway once again re-examines three Rodgers and Hammerstein classics with a new release of special digital-only editions - the original cast recording of Flower Drum Song and the 1964 revival cast recording of The King and I. The third rel… more »

Mr. Prince - Documentary About Broadway's Legendary Director/Producer - Debuts June 6 on Ovation TV

If the weekend of June 6 and 7 isn't filled with enough theater excitement for people around the country because of the Tony Awards, Ovation TV has a solution – a hot of of programs celebrating and showcasing the Broadway musical. At the center of th… more »

ATW Review - Vieux Carré - Well Acted, Rarely Staged Tennesee Williams

If Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré, which opened in solid, but unexciting, revival last night at the Pearl Theatre, were a movie, it might be marketed at "Glass Menagerie 2: The Writer Moves On." Or, to retain the cinema metaphor for a moment, it might… more »

ATW Review - 42nd Street - Come and See This Dancing Feat

Goodspeed Opera House amazes again with a grand production featuring a large cast tapping, shuffling and dancing their way around on a relatively small stage as 42nd Street opens the 2009 season. The dancers expertly “go into their dance” with the help… more »

ATW - Living on a Wing and a Prayer

Got in last night and booted machine up - got lots of weird error messages about the hard-drive. The computer's acting a bit funny - am hoping to get through news to full 'top news' - am nervous though. I guess the powers that be want me to remember t… more »

Some Overnight Levity

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5/9/09 Clipping Process [updated

Am back - 7:52AM EST East Coast clips posted. Driving a friend to the airport...will return to the clippings project around 7:30 or 8:00AM EST. Andy SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title : '5/9/09 Clipping Process [updated',… more »

Nominations for 2009 Tony Awards - Billy Elliot & Next to Normal Lead

Nominations in 27 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by Tony Award Winners Cynthia Nixon and Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by… more »

ATW Over the Next Couple of Days

Over the next couple of days things will be a little sporadic on the site as I take care of some personal things. I've gotten the Tony noms up. More will be posted mid-afternoon. Thanks for understanding. Andy SHARETHIS.addEntry(… more »

ATW Digest - Scott's 'Rapture' opens off-Bway - read the reviews [updated]

ADDITIONS LATE DAY May 4, 2009 BackStage Everyday Rapture reviewed by Adam R. Perlman The world was created for Sherie Rene Scott. This is one of the options presented by "Everyday Rapture," her one-woman autobiographical show—which is neither strict… more »

ATW Review - The Year of Magical Thinking - Unsympathetic Author Played Marvelously

Annalee Jeffries is superb as the theatrical incarnation of Doan Didion in a play based on the author’s memoirs following the deaths of her husband and daughter playing at TheaterWorks in Hartford, but the character is so in control, that the audience h… more »

Eustis on ny1 Sunday, May 3, 10AM

Just noticed this in the New York Times 'City' section online: The Times Close Up "An inside look at the stories that affect New Yorkers. Saturdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. on NY1 News. This weekend, host Sam Roberts talks with Public Theate… more »

ATW Review - The Singing Forest - Scars of the Holocaust

With plays like Reckless and Prelude to a Kiss, Craig Lucas has proven time and again that he can be one of America's most darkly whimsical playwrights. This quality to his writing combines with an historical sweep in The Singing Forest, which opened l… more »

4/27/09 - An Update

Well, that took a heck of a lot longer than I expected. I'm literally just getting in now and after nearly 10 hours of meeting, I'm dead. I hate doing this, but I'm going to keep ATW on 'pause' until the AM Back at ya tomorrow with a full set of 3-4x… more »

4/27/09 - Mid-Morning Clips

In a meeting all day - had hoped to get Drama Desk nominations onto the site before it begins. Alas, they haven't gotten the release out yet. So, they'll have to go on here sometime late day. My apologies. Until then, a couple of clips from UK paper… more »

ATW Review - The Philanthropist - When Finding Good Backfires

Early on in Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist, a 197X comedy that spin's Moliere's The Misanthrope 180 degrees, Philip (Matthew Broderick), an affable and unflappable professor of philology at Oxford, admits that he generally can find some good i… more »

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced - Complete List

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, announced today (April 20, 2009) its nominees for the 2008-09 season in 23 ca… more »

ATW Update for 4/13/09

Hope everyone had a good weekend. The transition to the new, faster server seems to have worked fine, and so, I've reinstalled the search option over on the right side for 'Clips' and 'Originals' - hopefully there will be no more 'time out'/'suspended'… more »

ATW Weekend Update

Morning, Well, I figured that this holiday weekend would be the ideal time to migrate the site to a faster server. More expense, but it means bringing back the serach feature. What does this mean to you, the user? Glad you asked. Basically, it mean… more »

Sony & ArkivMusic Partner to Bring Julia's 'Threepenny', 'disinHAIRited' and More to Disc [updated]

Warner's DVD-on demand service has been getting a lot of attention this week. I'd like to bring folks' eyes to Sony and ArkivMusic, which are not doing exactly the same thing, but something that I think is equally exciting. Making back titles in the So… more »

West Side Story Feels...like Tweeting During Their Recording Session Apr. 6

On Monday, April 6, the new Broadway cast of West Side Story will be live-tweeting from their Recording session of the cast album for Arthur Laurents' revival of the show. Starting at 9:00am , the cast will keep its followers posted throughout the day… more »

ATW Review - reasons to be pretty - LaBute's Biting Comic Drama About Looks, More

A couple's fragile relationship is destroyed by a single word – "regular" – in Neil LaBute's invigorating dramedy reasons to be pretty, which opened last night at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway after an acclaimed run off-Broadway last summer. Given tha… more »

West Side Story Revival Cast Recording Set for June 2 Release

Sony Masterworks (http://www.sonymasterworks.com/) has announced the upcoming release of the New Broadway Cast Recording of West Side Story. The recording will be available nationwide on June 2, 2009. The official opening of West Side Story, which took… more »

ATW Digest - Camargo Opens TFANA Hamlet - read the reviews

New York Times Surrounded by So Many, One Soul Remains Alone Christian Camargo’s virtually perfect portrayal of Hamlet is the second Shakespearean astonishment in a row from Theater for a New Audience. Associated Press Christian Camargo Stars in a S… more »

3/19/09 - Natasha Richardson 1963 - 2009 - Obituaries, Features, Remembrances [revised]

New York Times Natasha Richardson, 45, Stage and Film Star, Dies Ms. Richardson, a Tony Award-winner, melded glamorous celebrity with the bloodline of theater royalty. * Slide Show New York Daily News Richardson dead after brain injury Tony-Award… more »

3/15/09 - Late Night News - Ron Silver Passes Away

After a five show weekend, I'd intend on hitting the sack, of course, I check the AP and find this: Actor Ron Silver Dies in NYC at Age 62 of Cancer Actor Ron Silver, who won a Tony Award as a take-no-prisoners Hollywood producer in David Mamet's ''Sp… more »

ATW Review - Tales of an Urban Indian - A Difficult Journey, Told with Humor

There's a lot of humor in Darrell Dennis' Tales of an Urban Indian, his semi-autobiographical solo show that's kicked off the Public Theater's "PublicLab" program this year. Given some of the stories that Dennis, a Canadian Native American shares, his… more »

What's that you hear in the background?

It's me hacking away at code to make the server run better. Also, it's my tweets - which I'm using to indicate on the TopNews page when new clips have been posted. Go on look over on the left side of the screen, you'll see 'em. Hope they come in hand… more »

Video Promo Released for Busch, Lypsinka Legends! Benefit

A special promotional video has been released for the upcoming One Night Only staged reading benefit of the infamous Broadway-play-that-wasn’t, Legends!. Charles Busch, Whoopi Goldberg and Lypsinka will star in the first-ever New York presentation of t… more »

Kritzerland Brings Cast Recording of Anya to CD in Limited Edition

Excerpted from an email that I just received: Kritzerland is proud to present the first ever CD release of the Original Cast Recording of Anya, with a score by Robert Wright and George Forrest (based on themes by Sergei Rachmaninoff). Anya, the musica… more »

Where's Andy? - A question with multiple answers

Morning, Feel like there's not been much more than the clips for two days, so, here's a bit of what I've been up to. You'll find my review of Blood Type: RAGU on TheaterMania this morning My review of Distracted is in Backstage as of yesterday. As… more »

Economic Woes Threatens Theaters' Futures

Coming on the heels of the news from Chicago regarding About Face Theatre, where a "save the theater" appeal is posted on the company's homepage (see above link), this press release from Massacusetts is particularly depressing. ----------------------… more »

ATW 'Suspended' Messages

Morning, If you've experienced a gray screen when coming to the site that has announced the site's been suspended, let me explain. It would seem that there are a lot of searches going on these days. Folks looking for articles, clips and the like, and… more »

Robin Williams Returns to B'way in Weapons of Self-Destruction

For the first time in seven years, Robin Williams is set to return to the New York stage. Broadway will welcome Williams, who will perform his one man show, Weapons of Self-Destruction. After a successful, sold-out 80-city US tour, Williams will appear… more »

CDs: Upcoming Reviews and Releases

Later this week, I'll be running a few CD review round-up columns. One will focus on discs featuring female vocalists (Jill O'Hara, Sutton Foster, Spider Saloff and Nancy Stearns, among others). Another will focus on guys (Kevin Dozier, Steven Cagan,… more »

ATW Digest - Shipwrecked! opens off-Broadway - read the reviews [updated 2/17/09]

February 17,2009 updates: Edge New York Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) A mildly captivating yarn about a journey that is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. February 12, 2… more »

A New Approach to ATWTopNews

Decided to try something different today....instead of lumping feature stories, profiles and general news in with articles about the business of theater - funding cuts, what the arts mean for the economy, etc. etc., I did two top news stories. I can co… more »

Footlight Records Rises from the Ashes

This is simply too important to not share verbatim. I'm delighted at the news and I'm sure that fans of musicals throughout the country will be happy about this update: For a few months it looked like Footlight Records, the long cherished New York base… more »

Randy Harrison, Stephen DeRosa, David Garrison Slated for Berkshire Theatre Festival's Season

BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SOME 2009 CASTING Randy Harrison, David Adkins among favorites to return to the Festival this summer Berkshire Theatre Festival Artistic Director Kate Maguire is pleased to welcome back several of BTF’s favorite ac… more »

A New Category on ATW

Go over to ATWClips, and you'll see a new category: "Show, Theater, Press Blogs" If you know of a theater company or show blog that should be included - please leave a comment or drop a line with the URL and I'll add it into the daily mix --- Andy P… more »

Four New Play Anthologies from NoPassport Press Launched at "Dreaming the Americas" Conference

In conjunction with a two-day February 13-14 conference, “Dreaming the Americas: Legacy & R/Evolution in Performance” — and in collaboration with Frank Hentschker and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Graduate Center CUNY — the unincorporated thea… more »

Grammy Winners Include 'Mahagonny', 'In the Heights'

The announcement, before the awards show, included these Grammy announcements: Grammy Twitter Best Musical Show Album In The Heights (Original Broadway Cast With Lin-Manuel Miranda And Others). Best Classical Album: Weill: Rise And Fall Of The City O… more »

Photos: Norman Conquests to Storm Broadway Starting April 7

The Old Vic's acclaimed production of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests is scheduled to begin previews at Circle in the Square (235 West 50th Street) on April 7. "Conquests" is three full length plays – Table Manners, Living Together and Round an… more »

ATW Digest - Uggams opens Stormy Weather in CA - read the reviews [updated 2/5/09]

Updates for February 5, 2009 Los Angeles CityBeat 'Leading the Way' into 'Stormy Weather' L.A. Weekly Theater Reviews: Jane Austen Unscripted, A Skull in Connemara, Model Behavior Also, The Todd and Molly Show, Dai, Stormy Weather and more Back St… more »

ATW Digest - White People opens - read the reviews [updated 2/5/09]

Update for February 5, 2009: AmericanTheaterWeb Review - White People - A Trio of Monologues, Examining, Exposing Racism New York Daily News 'White People' observant, but heavy-handed "White People" is an observant but heavy-handed play that expo… more »

ATW Review - The Third Story - B-Movie Mayhem

It's amusing that following his play Die Mommie Die!, Charles Busch is offering New York theatergoers, The Third Story, which examines a sentiment that's the converse of his earlier play. "Story," which opened last night in an MCC Theater production at… more »

ATW Review - Flyovers - Revisiting a Past, Uneasily

There are the hints of two or maybe even three fine plays in Jeffrey Sweet's Flyovers, which opened last night at the Upper West Side's 78th Street Theatre Lab. Taking its title from the pejorative used by West and East Coast bigshots to describe the… more »

CDs: Tony DeSare's Radio Show

Tony DeSare –Radio Show (www.Telarc.com) "Dreamy." It's not a word that's used much these days. Still it is probably one of the most evocative words I know for describing this sumptuous new disc from DeSare. The singer's smooth vocals on both stand… more »

ATW Review - Speed-the-Plow - A New Player Vibrantly Recharges Successful Revival

When people look back on the 2008-2009 Broadway season and chronicle its highs and lows, playwright David Mamet and the fortunes of the revivals of his plays Speed-the-Plow and American Buffalo will undoubtedly figure prominently. Last fall "Plow" open… more »

ATW Review - Dying City - War Takes its Toll in Iraq and on the Homefront

War is hell, whether it’s waged on the battlefields of Iraq or in a married couple’s home as theatergoers learn in the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Dying City, playing its regional theater debut at Hartford Stage. When Peter (Ryan King) pays an unexpected… more »

Some New Features on ATW.. (part 2)

Although the new feautres I described earlier this morning were working when I announced them, the feeds seem to have gone strangely dead. I'm trying to figure out why. Thanks for your patience while I work through this. Sorry for a premature annou… more »

Some New Features on ATW...

The site's now linked into Feedburner – which gives you a host of options for subscribing, including the ability to flow it into places like a Google homepage, MyYahoo and NewsGator. Just look over to your right and down a bit, and you'll see the subsc… more »

A Truly Digital Opening Night for Apollo in Portland

How's this for innovative? Portland Center Stage is just about to open Apollo and for this multimedia experience, they are inviting critics to cover the opening night in realtime online. Here's some of what the invite says: "Normally, Portland Cente… more »

Feb. 3 – A Day When Broadway's Recent Past Comes To Your Home

It's interesting that two shows – both not long gone from Broadway – will enter theater fans' homes on February 3. That's the day that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release RENT: Filmed Live on Broadway on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and Hybrid Recordi… more »

2008 in Review - Some Highlights ("Bests") Month by Month

As 2008 draws to a close, I look back over my schedule and realize that I saw nearly 300 shows during the course of the year (this includes Fringe and other Festival going). There have been some good moments, a few sublime ones, and well, some that…. w… more »

Musical Miscellany - Original Cast Records, Menzel Single

Doing some random surfing over the weekend and dropped by the Original Cast Records site (www.originalcastrecords.com). They (meaning Bruce Yeko) are taking up where Footlight Records left off with regard to the U.K. label Stage Door Records. OCR is now… more »

ATW Review - The Cripple of Inishmaan - Dark Irish Comedy Assails Heart

Few contemporary playwrights portray violence as well as Martin McDonagh. In recent Broadway outings, the brutality has been overt – torture and dismemberments in The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman. This prolific Irish writer can once again… more »

ATW Digest - Gurney's 'Light Lunch' Premieres - read the reviews

New York Times President’s on the Menu: Let the Deal-Making Begin A. R. Gurney casually tosses his own metaphorical shoe in the direction of our departing president in his latest play, “A Light Lunch,” which opened on Friday at the Flea Theater Varie… more »

A Message/Request From Andy Propst

Happy holidays! Wow, what a year 2008 has been. As any regular readers of the site know, this has been a wonky one through and through – starting with the hack of the site back in May that virtually destroyed everything I'd worked 10 years on. Had so… more »

CDs of 2008: A Retrospective - Part 6 (A Miscellany)

Throughout the year, I get a bunch of discs that are from labels that aren't necessarily dedicated to recording musical theater-related work, or that come from individual artists' own companies. There have been a bunch of notable releases like this, an… more »

Guerrero's 'Gaytino' Comes to Zipper in January

¡Gaytino!, written and performed by Dan Guerrero, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at the Zipper Factory Theater for two nights only: Saturday, January 10th (8pm) and Sunday, January 11th (7pm). Diane Rodriguez directs what the Washington Post called… more »

ATW Review - Legally Blonde - It’s, Like, a Non-Stop Energy Bombshell!

Non-stop pink and an explosion of other colors, pop music with a catchy beat, energetic dance and some standout performances from minor players and pooches propel Legally Blonde at the Bushnell into an entertaining bombshell that seems anything but dumb… more »

ATW Review - A Civil War Christmas - The Celebration Gets Lost in the Crowd

Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas strives to live up to its billing as an “American Musical Celebration,” using a 14-member cast to portraying more than 35 characters in a myriad of stories amidst countless songs. Unfortunately, the Pulitzer-prize wi… more »

CDs of 2008: A Retrospective - Part 5 (Sony/BMG Masterworks, ArkivMusic)

Nearly finishing the end of this series... Sony BMG Masterworks Broadway Probably the one of the most visible, and notable, releases of 2008 has been Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far…, the deluxe four-disc set that is a compendium of the composer-l… more »

Dixon Place Accepting Applications for Project Footlight Musical Theater Fest.

This just hit my mail box The Project Footlight musical theater festival is happening - we will be pairing together 18 musical theater writers - 9 composers and 9 librettists - to brainstorm, create, cast, rehearse, and produce a single full-length mus… more »

ATW Digest - Slava's Snowshow opens on B'way - read the reviews [updated 12/9/08]

ADDITIONS - 12/9/08 - 8:23AM EST Associated Press 'Slava's Snowshow' Brightens Broadway The Great White Way just got a fresh dusting of snow -- all the way from Russia and just in time for the holidays. AmericanTheaterWeb Review - Slava's Snowsho… more »

CDs of 2008: A Retrospective - Part 4 (PS Classics, Ghostlight Records Parts 2)

Today, more thoughts on discs from PS Classics and Ghostlight Records, in addition to one release from Ghostlight's sister label, Sh-K-Boom Records. First off, PS Classics and a correction. Yesterday, I mistakenly attributed the cast recording of the… more »

ATW Review - Liza's at the Palace...! - A Most Welcome Return

Fans of legendary singer and performer Liza Minnelli got an early holiday present with the opening last night of Liza's at the Palace…!, a limited one month engagement that brings Minnelli, in almost all of her glory, back to Broadway. Directed and cho… more »

Gwon's Ebb Award Follows Inclusion at NAMT

Today, Adam Gwon will receive the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award, the honor that's named for the late award-winning lyricist. It's been a big year for Gwon, whose musical Ordinary Days, recently bowed in London. Before its U.K. premiere, "Days" was one… more »

Young Frankenstein's Ragusa Debuts Hat Collection in NJ Dec. 8

Broadway regular Michele Ragusa, currently starring as Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein, will debut her collection of handmade felted wool hats at The Farmhouse Store in Westfield NJ on Monday, December 8th during a 6:00 to 8:00 PM wine & cheese rece… more »

Green Ogre Makes Greenbacks - Shrek Sets Box Office Records

I guess it's easier making green than being green? Over the weekend, the producers of Shrek the Musical announced that the show, still in previews at the Broadway Theatre, has set a couple of box office records on the Great White Way. Even though 'Shr… more »

Happy Thanksgiving and Some Musical Options for the Season

Well, Happy Thanksgiving. I figured that I'd use this beginning of "The Holiday Season" to talk about some holiday-time CD releases. I'll start with the holiday music that I have enjoyed for ten years now - Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cu… more »

ATW Digest - Irving Berlin's White Christmas Comes to B'way - read the reviews

AmericanTheaterWeb Review - White Christmas - Charm That's a Little Chilly New York Times Just Like the Ones You Used to Know: Song, Dance and Fluffy White Endings You’d have to be in a desperately, even pathologically nostalgic mood to derive much… more »

ATW Review - Continuous City - Is There True Connection in an Age of Hyperconnectivity?

In The Builders Association fascinating new piece Continuous City, J.V. (Rizwan Mirza), the entrepreneur behind Xubu, a new online video-based networking application has a favorite saying: "Family comes first." His belief in the primacy of families, h… more »

Best of Times, Worst of Times? - A posting at Footlight.com

Just went by Footlight Records' site. This is what's splayed across the top of their page: "We gave it our best try. Unfortunately with downloading, the economy, and other factors, staying open is no longer an option for us. Footlight Records will be… more »

LA's Ovation Awards Announced - Cabrillo Music Theatre Leads With Six Wins; Metcalf, Paz, Glover Also Win

On Monday, November 17th, LA Stage Alliance announced the recipients of the 2008 Ovation Awards. Below is a complete list of the recipients: Playwriting for an Original Play Jane Anderson The Quality of Life Geffen Playhouse Book/Lyrics/Music for… more »

ATW Review - American Buffalo - Small-Time Theft Played Small

What's David Mamet without some edge and menace? Not surprisingly, it's an interesting, but never an entirely engrossing affair, and for proof of this answer, theatergoers can turn to Robert Falls' revival of American Buffalo that opened last night at… more »

ATW Digest - Farragut North, with Noth, Gallagher, Whitlock, opens - read the reviews

AmericanTheaterWeb Review - Farragut North - Dive Back into Presidential Politics, With Some Sharks New York Times Those Who Traffic in Spin Can Get Caught in the Cycle The creators of “Farragut North” are wagering that there are people still in the… more »

A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular Benefits The Ali Forney Center Dec. 20

MAC and Bistro Award-winner Steven Brinberg brings his acclaimed show Simply Barbra to the New York stage for A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular along with Tituss Burgess, The Broadway Boys, and other special guests in a concert benefitting The Ali For… more »

A Hectic Schedule, but Time for the Delights of The Body Beautiful on Disc

I feel as though I've been weirdly silent in terms of reviews over the past week or so. I guess I've been catching up on stuff just as it's closing (for instance Adam Rapp's Kindness at Playwrights Horizons, which I really, really liked) or have been w… more »

Call For Submissions: Fifth Annual Berkshire Fringe

Bazaar Productions announces its open artist application to the 2009 Berkshire Fringe. Over the last four years, The Berkshire Fringe has hosted more than 100 performers and presented three dozen new works that have blended genres, represented new style… more »

ATW CD/Book Review - Celebrating Wicked's Fifth Anniversary on Disc and in Print

With the election behind us, and properly concluded, we now speed into the holidays. I've got a pile of CDs from throughout the year, and a bunch of recently released ones that I've been listening to, and will be listening to, just in time for a holida… more »

ATW Review - Glimpses of the Moon - Musical Take on Wharton Fails to Soar

The richly paneled interior of the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel is the perfect setting for the musical Glimpses of the Moon. The hotel's lobby and the cabaret venue seem to whisk audience members back to the period of the piece, which is based on an… more »

Creators of In The Heights Offer Freestyle Love Supreme at Joe's Pub on Election Day Eve

On Monday night, November 3rd, creators and stars of the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical In The Heights will join together for a stage show like no other, Freestyle Love Surpreme. As part of Ghostlight Records' Monday night concert series at Joe's Pub… more »

ATW Digest - Love Child opens off-B'way - read the reviews

AmericanTheaterWeb Review - Love Child - The Theater as a Family Affair Variety Review: Love Child There are no slamming doors -- no doors at all, in fact, on a set that's nothing but six chairs -- but "Love Child" has the two most important elemen… more »

ATW Digest - To Be or Not to Be opens on B'way - read the reviews [updated 10/27/08]

Updates for October 27, 2008 - 9:33AM EST ny1 Time Out Theater Review: "To Be Or Not To Be" Village Voice All My Sons Gets Gimmicky, To Be or Not to Be Goes Flat, and Kindness Rides the Downbeat by Michael Feingold Updates for October 19, 2008 N… more »

Call for Original Scripts for 'The Smart Woman Project'

This came in over the weekend.... KRASS, The Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (Madison, WI), seeks short original plays by female playwrights around the theme "Smart Women" for our inaugural production, Fall 2009. This project introduces the Kathie Ra… more »