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BroadwayCon Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, January 20, 2017

Last year, over 5,000 Broadway fans crowded into the Hilton Midtown Hotel for Broadway’s answer to Comic Con. There were autograph signings, sing-along’s, and talks given by seasoned Broadway ...

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BroadwayCon Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, January 20, 2017 Last year, over 5,000 Broadway fans crowded into the Hilton Midtown Hotel for Broadway’s answer to Comic Con. There were autograph signings, sing-along’s, and talks given by seasoned Broadway veterans. And on January 27-29, 2017 it’s happening again. ...

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Review: ‘The Tempest’—O brave new world, that has such ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 20, 2017 I can finally take “go to prison” off my bucket list. I can also delete “see a brilliant take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.” Because in a single stroke of good fortune, I did both in one evening, at ...

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Winter Blues? Restaurant Week to the Rescue!

ZEALnyc, January 19, 2017 It's hard to believe, but this coming summer the institution that we all know and love as 'Restaurant Week' will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Starting out as a 'lunch-only' event for one week in the summer of 1992, it has grown and expanded ...

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Review: Mirror Visions Ensemble presents 'A Visit With Emily' and ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, January 18, 2017 The singer-founded, singer-run Mirror Visions Ensemble threw itself a twenty-fifth birthday party on January 16 at the Sheen Center, showing off the fruits of its commissioning program and celebrating this year’s winners of its Young Composers Competition, while offering ...

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A new concert series 'Voices on the Hudson' premieres next ...

ZEALnyc, January 17, 2017 Do you ever think 'where can I get a great glass of wine, good food AND hear great music?' Well, City Winery has got you covered. In 2008, Michael Dorf (founder of the Knitting Factory) opened City Winery (155 Varick Street) as a way ...

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Art Break: Where to go this week on your lunch ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 17, 2017 Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents various options for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab that salad or sandwich on your ...

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Start Your Day with a 'classic' experience—The Met's 'Museum ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017 Who wouldn’t want to start their day frolicking around the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening hours to such lively standards as “Staying Alive” and “Dance to the Music,” all the while taking in the Met’s beautiful ...

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The Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory January 20–29

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017 The Winter Antiques Show is one of the highlights of the social and art season in New York City and for good reason. First of all, this show is an annual benefit for East Side Settlement, a New ...

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Review: 'Hundred Days' soars at the Public's Under the Radar ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 13, 2017. Don’t you just hate it when people tell you about this “weird dream” they had? Doesn’t it make you want to jump out a window? How about when someone simply has to tell you about how they ...

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Outsider Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion January 19–22

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2017 The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-fifth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as art brut, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined art.’ This was not meant to ...

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Review: ‘The Tempest’—O brave new world, that has such theater in’t

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 20, 2017

I can finally take “go to prison” off my bucket list.

I can also delete “see a brilliant take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Because in a single stroke of good fortune, I did ...

russian-tea-room-courtesy-002__x_large

Winter Blues? Restaurant Week to the Rescue!

ZEALnyc, January 19, 2017

It’s hard to believe, but this coming summer the institution that we all know and love as ‘Restaurant Week’ will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Starting out as a ‘lunch-only’ event for one week in ...

Mirror Ensemble

Review: Mirror Visions Ensemble presents ‘A Visit With Emily’ and various premieres at the Sheen Center

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, January 18, 2017

The singer-founded, singer-run Mirror Visions Ensemble threw itself a twenty-fifth birthday party on January 16 at the Sheen Center, showing off the fruits of ...

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A new concert series ‘Voices on the Hudson’ premieres next week at City Vineyard

ZEALnyc, January 17, 2017

Do you ever think ‘where can I get a great glass of wine, good food AND hear great music?’ Well, City Winery has got you covered. In 2008, Michael Dorf (founder of the Knitting ...

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Art Break: Where to go this week on your lunch break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 17, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents various options for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab ...

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Start Your Day with a ‘classic’ experience—The Met’s ‘Museum Workout’

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

Who wouldn’t want to start their day frolicking around the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening hours to such lively standards as “Staying Alive” and “Dance to the Music,” all the while taking ...

anitque-show

The Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory January 20–29

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is one of the highlights of the social and art season in New York City and for good reason.

First of all, this show is an annual benefit for East Side Settlement, a New York ...

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Review: ‘Hundred Days’ soars at the Public’s Under the Radar Festival

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 13, 2017.

Don’t you just hate it when people tell you about this “weird dream” they had? Doesn’t it make you want to jump out a window?

How about when someone simply has to tell you about how they ...

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Outsider Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion January 19–22

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2017

The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-fifth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as art brut, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined ...

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Art Break: A New Art and Museum Series for Your Lunch Break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents our new series entitled ‘Art Break’ as a way for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan ...

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Review: A Political Scandal Fuels ‘Mark Felt, Superstar’ at the York Theatre

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017

Theatre can be an excellent vehicle for audiences to enjoy and learn from the entertaining depiction of historical events. Mark Felt, Superstar, a new musical at the York Theatre Company, as part of ...

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Jazz Notes: Maestro Composer/Arranger Miho Hazama Leads Her Superb m_unit Ensemble in a Wonderland of Energetic Jazz

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, January 10, 2017

When Miho Hazama headlined Jazz Standard on September 30, 2015 in celebration of her spirited second album, Time River, her authentic music and graceful poise as the conductor of her 13-piece ...

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Review: ‘Candide’ Raises the Roof at the Rose

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 9, 2017

I’m what you might call a Candide virgin. Or close, whatever that means (we’ve gone to third base but not all the way? I know what it’s about but don’t own the cast album?).

I’ve never ...

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Review: Dance as Social Commentary at the Joyce

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, January 9, 2017

When is dance more than dancing? Performances that lead to contemplation in addition to entertainment are crucial to the art of dance. Friday night’s performances at the Joyce Theater underscored the power ...

The Present

Cast
Cate Blanchett 
Broadway debut	Anna 
Richard Roxburgh 
Broadway debut	Mikhail 
Anna Bamford 
Broadway debut	Maria 
Andrew Buchanan 
Broadway debut	Osip 
David Downer 
Broadway debut	Yegor 
Eamon Farren 
Broadway debut	Kirrill 
Martin Jacobs 
Broadway debut	Alexei 
Brandon McClelland 
Broadway debut	Dimitri 
Jacqueline McKenzie 
Broadway debut	Sophia 
Marshall Napier 
Broadway debut	Ivan 
Susan Prior 
Broadway debut	Sasha 
Chris Ryan 
Broadway debut	Sergei 
Toby Schmitz 
Broadway debut	Nikolai 

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Stuart Thompson and Sydney Theater Company
Originally Produced by Sydney Theater Company
Written by Andrew Upton; Based on the play Platonov by Anton Chekhov; Music by Stefan Gregory
Directed by John Crowley
Scenic Design by Alice Babidge; Costume Design by Alice Babidge; Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper; Sound Design by Stefan Gregory
General Manager: Thompson Turner Productions; Company Manager: Susan Brumley
Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown

Review: ‘The Present’ is a Gift to New York Theatergoers

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, January 9, 2017

The Present is exploding, both literally and metaphorically, on the stage of the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Exported from The Sydney Theater Company with its wonderful cast intact, it is based on ...

Chip Zien, Gregg Edelman, Brooks Ashmanskas

Review: ‘Candide’ Continues to Confound

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, January 9, 2017

Every decade or so, Harold Prince serves up a dog’s breakfast and calls it Candide. New York City Opera presented the latest such repast last Friday at the Rose Theatre.

Just so you ...

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An opera about Alan Turing of ‘The Imitation Game’ fame

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 7, 2017

Theater can be entertaining, but it can also educate us about unfamiliar history. Two recent critically-acclaimed theatrical releases tell the exquisite and absorbing stories of three brilliant African ...

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Calling all filmmakers — there’s a new Festival coming to town!

ZEALnyc, January 6, 2017

The popularity of independent films has increased dramatically over the past decade, and the trend doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. There are approximately 3,000 active film festivals throughout the world, and there have ...

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PROTOTYPE —a ‘Visionary’ Festival Begins Today

ZEALnyc, January 5, 2017

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, PROTOTYPE – OPERA/THEATRE/NOW begins its annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works today by presenting a mélange of works by pioneering contemporary artists from New York ...

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