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Theatre Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at the Red House Arts Center

The Red House’s production of the Tony Award-nominated musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is, simply put, a delightful source of entertainment.  The clever, witty, and hilarious musical – featuring music and lyrics by William Finn and a Tony Award-winning book by Rachel Sheinkin – … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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News: Support US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy by Mailing Him Your Playbills and other Theatre Items to Help Decorate Man Cave

US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy gave to our country and now I am calling out to all of our readers to consider giving back by supporting his hobby of collecting Playbills, posters, autographs, and other theatre and music-related items. Robert Levoy says that he "was on active duty as a … [Read More...]

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L to R- Peter Reznikoff as Jock, Matthew Foster as Ted, David Sedgwick as Laurie, Marc LeVasseur as Gerry. Photo by Samir Abady.

Off-Off-Broadway Review: ‘The Club’ at Urban Stages

Glossaries in programs make me nervous. You mean the play’s in something besides ordinary English? Will it make sense? Will the patois get in the way? The glossary for The Club, David Williamson’s Australian football tale, runs nearly a whole page: Did you know a “blind Freddy” is a figurative person with little to no ability for perception, or “the jack” is a social disease? Turns out, however, … [Read More...]

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News: Support US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy by Mailing Him Your Playbills and other Theatre Items to Help Decorate Man Cave

US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy gave to our country and now I am calling out to all of our readers to consider giving back by supporting his hobby of collecting Playbills, posters, autographs, and other theatre and music-related items. Robert Levoy says that he “was on active duty as a hospital corpsman attached to […]

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News: Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Sting and Lily Tomlin To Receive 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of the five individuals who will receive the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 37th annual national celebration of the arts are: singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin. “The Kennedy Center celebrates five […]

News: Tambourines to Glory – Harlem Repertory Theatre 2014 season

The HRT opens its 2014-15 season with Langston Hughes’ TAMBOURINES TO GLORY. TAMBOURINES TO GLORY features Mario Brown (Platanos and Colored Greens, Romeo and Juliet) as Buddy Lomax and Kyria Geneva (The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’) as Laura Wright. Langston Hughes, when asked to describe his play, wrote: “It’s a singing, shouting, wailing drama about […]

News: Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop Presents ‘The Wind in the Willows: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride’ in Sag Harbor

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride: Stages presents “The Wind in the Willows” Take a wild ride with Mr. Toad and his friends along the River Bank, when Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, presents “The Wind in the Willows” at Pierson High School Auditorium in Sag Harbor on Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 23rd at 4:00 […]

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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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Top 10 Unforgettable Moments of Theatre Going

2014 marks my 39th year of attending theatre. As you might imagine some shows stick out in my memory more than others. The word unforgettable can be taken two ways. Some shows are unforgettable because of a standout performance or musical number. Some shows are so bad; they leave you walking out of the theatre stunned. […]

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Top 10 LGBT Broadway Shows

June is LGBT Pride month, which commemorates the 1969 Stonewall uprising regarded by most historians as the beginning of the modern day gay rights movement. To salute LGBT Pride month, I am offering my Top 10 all-time LGBT-oriented Broadway plays and musicals. The criteria chosen for these shows include: 1) a successful run on Broadway […]