Rob McClure of Chaplin Awarded the Clive Barnes Foundation Award

Photo by Joan Marcus

Rob McClure, star of Chaplin, received the Clive Barnes Foundation Award in Theater for his performance as Charlie Chaplin. Hosted by Michael Riedel, the third annual Clive Barnes Awards too place yesterday at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. The Clive Barnes Awards is a distinguished annual honor recognizing the work of young […]

Review Round-Up: Cyrano de Bergerac


It’s a mixed bag for the most recent revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. While Ben Brantley of The New York Times falls head over heals for Douglas Hodge’s performance, AMNY is nearly nasty in their critique. The much revived play is not so much seen as a great piece a drama as it […]

Lonely I’m Not, Starring Topher Grace, Extends Off-Broadway

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Second Stage’s production of Lonely, I’m Not, which opened May 7, has extended its run at off-Broadway’s Second Stage by one week. The production will now conclude its limited engagement on June 3. The production was originally scheduled to close May 27. Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby co-star in the premiere production of […]

World Premiere of Paul Weitz’s ‘Lonely, I’m Not’

Loney, I'm Not

Preview performances for Second Stage’s production of Lonely, I’m Not begin today, April 10. The production is scheduled to open on Monday, May 7. This is a limited engagement to May 27. Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby co-star in the premiere production of the Paul Weitz comedy, directed by Trip Cullman. Both Grace […]

Christie Brinkley rejoins the cast of ‘Chicago’


Supermodel Christie Brinkley returns to Broadway musical Chicago today, April 6. Brinkley will play a limited run as Roxie Hart through April 27 at the Ambassador Theatre. Brinkley is also set to join the musicals natioanl tour during its Los Angeles engagement at the Panatages Theatre from May 15-27. Brinkley made her Broadway […]

Black Angels Over Tuskegee Celebrates Two Years Off-Broadway


Layon Gray’s Black Angels Over Tuskegee is celebrating its two-year anniversary on Saturday, February 18th in a special 4pm performance at the Actors Temple Theater. The acclaimed play transferred to the Actors Temple after its sold-out engagement at St. Luke’s Theatre. The play is based on the true events of six men as […]

Tweet Seats: Live Tweeting for Live Theatre


We’re in the age of social media and, in an effort to keep current, many theatres are turning toward trend. Live tweeting, which, as described by Twitter is “to engage on Twitter for a continuous period of time—anywhere from twenty minutes to a few hours—with a sequence of focused tweets” is being implemented […]

For the Love of Originality


By Samantha Dupler If you were to do a Google search on “best musicals,” the following would come up: These, statistically, are the musicals most written about on the internet; the ones generally most beloved by the world, or at least the ones that have generated the most hype and overall fame. Let’s […]

Top 5 Movies That Should Be Musicals


By Samantha Dupler While it’s certainly not a new phenomenon, there is a trend in recent years on Broadway of movies becoming musicals. Some, like Disney’s The Little Mermaid, had music to begin with, while others, such as the West End’s Ghost The Musical or the upcoming Big Fish, required an entirely new […]

Godspell’s Open-Call Audition Answers the Prays of Broadway Hopefuls


By Samantha Dupler Written in 1971 by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz and first performed at Carnegie Mellon University, Godspell tells the story of the Gospel According to St. Matthew with a hippie-like vibe. With its lack of a fixed setting, the show encourages creativity from directors, resulting in productions that have taken […]