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Glenn Close and Andrew Lloyd Webber in an interview at Town Hall in New York

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Close sat down  at New York City's Town Hall for a wide-ranging chat pegged to the launch of the composer’s memoir Unmasked. While the two Broadway titans commanded rapturous applause, Close’s dog Pip, who followed her out onstage and sat next to her through the evening, stole the show. "I'm working with a dog act!" [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

Lincoln Center TKTS Booth to be open seven days a week

Beginning February 5 Theatre Development Fund's indoor TKTS Lincoln Center discount booth—located at the Zucker Box Office in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 West 62nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus Avenue—will be open seven days a week, no longer closed on Mondays. Theatre fans will also have more opportunities to purchase tickets to matinees: Matinee performance tickets will now [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

Theater in Paris helps non-locals with productions of Grease and now Cyrano de Bergerac

As the noble cavalier with the noticeable nose expounds upon his proboscis’ many uses in the play’s original French language, high above this production of Cyrano de Bergerac flash surtitles in English, offering Anglophones a chance to enjoy theater in Paris without signing up for a class at Berlitz. The English translation is provided by the appropriately named Theater in [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

Othello and a Return of Twelfth Night Tapped for Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park season will be back this summer with a production of Othello, directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, as well as a re-imagined staging of the acclaimed 2016 Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The production will mark the first time the Public has presented a full-length run of a Public Works [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

A list of Live Opera and Ballet productions in 2018

ROMEO AND JULIET • U.S. Broadcast Date: January 21, 2018 • Genre: Ballet • Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow • Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky • Composer: Sergei Prokofiev • Cast: TBA • The Bolshoi Ballet performs a ballet based on Shakespeare's play about star-crossed lovers. TOSCA • U.S. Broadcast Date: January 27, 2018 (Encore broadcast: January 31) • Genre: Opera • Theatre: [...]

By |January 11th, 2018|Special Events|0 Comments

Opry City Stage puts a little Nashville in Midtown New York City

The Grand Ole Opry is making New York City its “home away from home” with a new destination for country music fans. For the first time in its more than 90 years of showcasing country music artists, the Grand Ole Opry is expanding beyond its Nashville roots into the heart of New York with Opry City Stage. Opening Dec. 1 [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Special Events|0 Comments

Watch the touching onstage proposal at Broadway’s Play That Goes Wrong

Frank Alliegro and Maura Spillane met four years ago as castmates in a production of Sweeney Todd; she was fixing set pieces and he had to know her. On October 21, Alliegro and Spillane took in the evening performance of the now longest-running play on Broadway, The Play That Goes Wrong. The comedy is, true to title, a show in [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

Billy Joel dons Star Of David jacket during MSG Encore

Billy Joel wore a bright yellow Star of David on his black suit during an encore at Madison Square Garden. Monday’s performance by “The Piano Man” came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazis and other groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, ended in deadly violence against counterprotesters. When asked about Joel’s attire, his spokeswoman on Tuesday quoted Edmund Burke: [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Concerts, Special Events|0 Comments

FYI: Volunteer Ushering in Broadway Theaters

Volunteer Ushering A handful of Broadway theaters and most Off Broadway theaters rely on volunteer ushers to work during performances and it's easy to lend a hand in exchange for a chance to see the show. Make a reservation in advance and then arrive about an hour and a half before the performance for a debriefing from the house manager. [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Special Events|0 Comments

Flashback: The Grateful Dead and Neil Young cover Bob Dylan

On October 25th, 1991, legendary San Francisco concert promoter Bill Graham was flying on a helicopter back from a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, California, when the chopper crashed into a high-voltage tower, killing him and everyone else on board immediately. He travelled to the Lewis concert to see if the singer would perform at a show he was organizing [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Music, Special Events|0 Comments