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Stephen Tyrone Williams (Boy Willie), Ken Robinson (Avery), Marcea Bond (Maretha), Yaegel T. Welch (Lymon), and Erika LaVonn (Bernice). Photo by Michael Davis.

Theatre Review: ‘The Piano Lesson’ at Syracuse Stage

If the history of theater in ritual and rite justifies it as a mode of spiritual catharsis, then August Wilson should probably be up for sainthood. The Piano Lesson marks Wilson’s second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, and the 1930s contribution to his Pittsburgh Cycle, the collection of plays written … [Read More...]

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‘A Quick 5′ with Bruce Coughlin

Bruce Coughlin is currently the orchestrator for Elmer Gantry at Signature Theatre in Arlington VA. Elmer Gantry is not the first time Bruce has worked at Signature Theatre. He co-orchestrated Giant with Larry Hochman and also scored A Second Chance and Sycamore Trees.Bruce's resume is as varied as … [Read More...]

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News: Patricia Ariza of Colombia Wins the Premiere International Theatre Award for Women

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee are pleased to present the recipient of the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award 2014, Patricia Ariza, legendary producer, director, actress, playwright, and poet from Colombia. Ariza was chosen for the only … [Read More...]

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Ali Ewoldt and Scott Gutherie. Photo by Michael Portantiere.

Off-Broadway Review: ‘Carnival!’ by Musicals Tonight! at the Lion Theatre

Jean Kerr, in a mid-1960s essay of random theatergoing observations: “I have noticed that an entertainment that opens or closes with the setting up or dismantling of a circus tent always gets good notices. I don’t know what to make of this.” Surely she was thinking of Carnival!, the 1961 hit musical based on the 1953 movie Lili, which in turn was based on a Paul Gallico short story, and which is … [Read More...]

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News: Patricia Ariza of Colombia Wins the Premiere International Theatre Award for Women

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee are pleased to present the recipient of the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award 2014, Patricia Ariza, legendary producer, director, actress, playwright, and poet from Colombia. Ariza was chosen for the only theatre award that exists given by a U.S. organization to celebrate the work […]

News: Stages’ Celebrates 20 Years & 100 Productions with Frankenstein Follies: 20th Annual Halloween Bash, & A Special Alumni Show

Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop is throwing the 20th annual Halloween Bash that you and your children won’t want to miss. Frankenstein Follies, a Halloween-themed musical review directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard, features all your favorite monsters and ghouls with a cast of local young performers. Now returning for its 20th year, Frankenstein Follies […]

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News: Barnes & Nobles Hosted a grand ‘Tradition!’

This past Monday, September 22nd marked the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Fiddler on the Roof at the Imperial Theatre. To hail this theatrical milestone, the Barnes & Noble book store on East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue welcomed Barbara Isenberg, author of the recently published “Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood […]

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‘A Quick 5′ with Bruce Coughlin

Bruce Coughlin is currently the orchestrator for Elmer Gantry at Signature Theatre in Arlington VA. Elmer Gantry is not the first time Bruce has worked at Signature Theatre. He co-orchestrated Giant with Larry Hochman and also scored A Second Chance and Sycamore Trees.Bruce’s resume is as varied as anyone’s you’ll ever see. His orchestrations have been […]

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Top 10 Things to Watch for in tonight’s PBS ‘Sweeney Todd’ Telecast

There are many reasons for Sweeney Todd’s enduring popularity: Stephen Sondheim’s rich score, Hugh Wheeler’s grand-est guignol book, the wit, the pathos, the scathing social commentary–all of it combines to create one timeless masterpiece. And while fans will continue to debate the merits of minimalist productions like John Doyle’s or lavish productions like Hal Prince’s […]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

1. South Pacific at Gateway Playhouse, Patchogue Theater. “…this show sucks you in and doesn’t let go until the final curtain. ” -Kristen Weyer READ review. Synopsis: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific tells an unforgettable story about the men & women stationed in the Polynesian Islands during WWII. During this upcoming production, the Gateway would like to offer […]

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