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Review: The Honest, Touching Emotion of ‘Milk and Honey’ at the York

The York Theatre mounts a spare but moving concert of Jerry Herman’s first Broadway show

Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 6, 2017

Last season, the fine folks at Encores! at New York’s City Center ...


Donald Trump—From Broadway Producer to President

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, February 3, 2017

He was 23 years old, had a degree from the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and had an extremely profitable family business waiting for him.

But Donald Trump thought he ...

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BroadwayCon Creates a Bubble for Theater Fans

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, February 1, 2017

When BroadwayCon, the theatre community’s version of Comic Con, began as an idea to bring theatre fans together for one weekend, no one could have imagined just how big it would ...

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The Lowdown on LOOT 2017 at MAD

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 LOOT 2017 is a six day event at The Museum of Arts and Design showcasing a variety of one-of-a-kind artist jewelry. At this unique exhibition, the public can purchase items from over 50 artists working in a range of materials ...


Review: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Diva Scorned in ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 In revenge-themed plays and movies, the virtuous central character has been unjustly wronged, seeks retaliation against the evildoer, and righteousness prevails. Diva: Live From Hell provides ingenious twists on this classic theme of good versus evil. The central character, ...


Review: Paul Taylor Dance Company Ends Its Run On a ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 The concluding performance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s run at Lincoln Center delivered an energetic and joyful punch to its audience, and celebrated the artistry and choreography of Paul Taylor, one of America's groundbreaking modern dance choreographers. ...


Review: 'Picnic' and 'Come Back, Little Sheba' Bring Inge Back ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, March 27, 2017 Several years back, I went to a screening of Splendor in the Grass, William Inge’s 1961 film for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. I remembered seeing the movie on TV when I was a ...

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Review: Hamburg Ballet Presents 'Old Friends' Using a Mix of ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 The internationally acclaimed Hamburg Ballet made their Joyce Theater debut this past week when they presented the New York premiere of Old Friends (An Evening of Ballets). I always enjoy attending performances at the Joyce where every seat has ...

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Review: 'Come From Away,’ A Celebration of Our Better Selves

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 It’s not often that a Broadway musical transcends mere entertainment and provides an essential salve for the wounds of the country. The year 2016 was without question divisive, wrenching, and damaging to the American psyche. The new Broadway musical ...


Ailey II Debuts With Both Old and New at the ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is nearing a six-decade milestone of presenting, and at the same time, revolutionizing modern dance as we know it today. Over the years the company has grown and in 1974 the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble ...

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Art Break: Women and Art and 'The Movement of Herstory' ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 This week’s Art Break has women artists in focus. From traditional textile techniques to unique expressions of political and emotional states, these masters of their mediums bring new perspectives to the world around them. ZEALnyc recommends our ...

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Music and Cocktails at The Miller Theater—How Can You ...

ZEALnyc, March 24, 2017 Looking for a way to relax after a hard day at the office? Or maybe a way to hear a little music? Or maybe a place to have a drink? How about combining all these needs into 'one-stop shopping'?  The Miller Theater at ...

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Planning a Trip to Cuba? What You Need to Know ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, March 24, 2017 For years, visions of Cuba danced before my eyes like Shangri-La or El Dorado, the colorful, wonderful land that was very close, yet very far away. My partner and I have wanted to visit for ages. He loves Cuban ...

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Broadway Scores at the Oscars

This year’s Academy Awards nominations honor many familiar names from the New York stage

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, January 31, 2017

Since the advent of moving pictures, there’s been a considerable amount of traffic back and ...

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Review: An Old Gem is Unearthed by the Mint Theatre

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 30, 2017

The Mint Theatre Company’s mission is finding vintage scripts and presenting them to new audiences. Their latest gem is the world premiere of Yours Unfaithfully, a stage comedy by Miles ...

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Hits by Herman Highlight the Season—and two are at the York

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, January 26, 2017

One of the most highly anticipated events of the 2017 Broadway season is the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler and featuring a ...

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Review: ‘The Great Comet’ goes better with Groban

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 24, 2017

Back in November, I charted the arrival of a new heavenly body on Broadway. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, making the move from its off-Broadway tent to the Great White Way, lost nothing ...

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Review: ‘Albatross’ Brings New Perspective to a Classic English Poem

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, January 23, 2017

In 1797-8, poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was so inspired by James Cook‘s second voyage of exploration (1772–1775) of the South Seas and the ...

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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 ...


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 ...


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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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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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 ...

The Present

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 ...


‘Jitney’ on Broadway, ‘Fences’ on film — the August Wilson Legacy Continues

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, January 3, 2017

The year 2017 brings us two exciting mountings of works by August Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, who died in 2005.

Wilson’s play, Jitney, is receiving its first ...


Catch them before they’re gone — shows that are closing soon

ZEALnyc, January 3, 2017

The new year brings with it many anticipated results, among them, broken resolutions and shows that are closing. The end of the holiday season often culminates with the closing of shows (aside from the obvious seasonal variety, which ...

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Commentary: 2016’s Musical Theater Fails

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, January 1, 2017

Today marks the start of a new year. Milestones like New Year’s Day are important. Like dawn, like Monday, like a birthday, New Year’s Day prompts reflection and planning. A Gregorian ...

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Commentary: The Best and Worst Musicals of 2016

The year 2016 brought us a number of indelible musical productions. But it brought us some real doozies as well.

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, December 30, 2016

It’s the end of the year, and we all know what that means: lists. ...

A Christmas Carol

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’—An Inventive Twist on a Classic

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, December 23, 2016

For those who cannot get enough of the many Yuletide delights in New York, the Blessed Unrest theatre group’s take on A Christmas Carol offers something somewhat new and different, while still ...

Dario D'Ambrosi, founder of Teatro Patologico, and Mis Yoo, Artistic Director of La Mama, welcomed the audience December 12, 2016  at "An Italian Miracle," an evening of a performance, panel discussion and film screening, to introduce New York to "The Integrated Theatre of Emotion," a university-level program for mentally disabled people that has been established Mr. D'Ambrosi. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

Truly ‘An Italian Miracle’ at La MaMa

By Annika Andersson, Contributing Writer, December 22, 2016

On December 12th, La MaMa’s second-floor Club at 74A East Fourth Street in New York hosted a one-night event by Italian performance artist, theatre director and former professional soccer player ...

The Band's Visit

Review: The Quiet, Exquisite Intensity of ‘The Band’s Visit’

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, December 21, 2016

There’s been some chatter online and in theatrical circles as to whether The Band’s Visit, the intensely real and intimate new musical currently playing Off Broadway at the Linda Gross ...

For Annie

Review: ‘For Annie’—an Immersive and Cathartic Theater Experience

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, December 21, 2016

Beth Hyland’s sensitive and thought-provoking drama, For Annie, is centered around the story of grief-stricken sorority sisters responding to the murder of one of their own through a terrifying ...

Ride the Cyclone
MCC - Lortel Theater

Book, music and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond
Directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell

Scenic design by Scott Davis
Costume design by Theresa Ham
Lighting design by Greg Hofmann
Sound design by Garth Helm
Projection design by Mike Tutaj

Musical supervision by Doug Peck 
Musical direction by Remy Kurs

Lillian Castillo (Constance) is based out of Chicago and is excited to make her New York debut with MCC.  She is even more thrilled to be here with this crazy beautiful piece. Credits include: Ride the Cyclone, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Sister Act and Man of La Mancha (The Marriott Theater); Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure (Chicago Children’s Theater); Hairspray, Sleeping Beauty and West Side Story (Drury Lane Theater); Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Emerald City); In The Heights (Paramount Theater). Other Regional Credits: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Milwaukee Rep); Hairspray and Glorious! (Arkansas Rep); Hairspray (Phoenix Theater); Macbeth, Fiddler on the Roof, Great Expectations a New Musical, HMS Pinafore, The Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors, Lend Me A Tenor: The Musical, The Matchmaker and School for Wives (The Utah Shakespeare Festival).

Gus Halper (Misha) stars alongside Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer in David Gordon Green’s upcoming film GOAT that premiered at Sundance this year.  He can currently be seen in a recurring role on the Starz hit show POWER, produced by 50 Cent.  Additional TV credits include the lead role in the ABC pilot KINGMAKERS, a recurring role in TNT’s PUBLIC MORALS and an upcoming guest spot on PBS’ MERCY STREET.  Gus is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Karl Hamilton (Karnak) reprises his role from the remarkably successful run at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. His Regional credits include: All the Way and Living on Love (Asolo Rep - Sarasota, FL) and Mamma Mia! (Tropicana - Las Vegas, NV). While his Chicago credits include: The Most Happy Fella (Ravinia Festival), The Jungle Book and By the Music of the Spheres (Goodman), The Three Musketeers, The Merry Wives of Windsor and As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) A Christmas Carol, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Mame (Drury Lane Oakbrook), For the Boys, The Full Monty and Shenandoah (Marriott), The Christmas Schooner and The Addams Family (Mercury) which earned him a Jeff Nomination for his portrayal of Gomez.

Taylor Louderman (Ocean) is thrilled to be making her MCC Theater debut! Taylor recently starred opposite Christopher Walken and Allison Williams on NBC’s Peter Pan Live as Wendy Darling. She originated the role of Campbell Davis (Fred Astaire Award nomination) in the Tony®- nominated Broadway production and national tour of Bring It On: The Musical. TV Credits: Sunny Days (Nick Jr.), High Maintenance (HBO), Night Cap (PopTv). Off-Broadway: GIGANTIC (Ashley Penrod). Regional: The Muny’s AIDA (Amneris), GREASE (Sandy), HAIRSPRAY (Amber); Grease (Sandy) at Paper Mill Playhouse; Footloose (Ariel) at Kansas City Starlight. Special thanks Brantley & CGF. Go Blue! @taylizlou

Johnny Newcomb (Male Understudy) made his Broadway debut in The Last Ship (Music by Sting, Dir. by Joe Mantello) with which he also performed on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. He appeared in the Broadway National Tour of Green Day's American Idiot, The Public Theater's production of Into The Woods, and recently starred as Roger in RENT at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe under Creative Guidance of Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp. Regional favorites include Spring Awakening (Melchior) and Next to Normal (Henry) at ZACH Theatre in Austin, TX, and RENT (Roger) at Ivoryton Playhouse in CT. All my love and thanks to Mom & Dad, my beautiful sisters, Telsey + Company, MCC Theater and Gotham Talent Agency. Instagram: johnnynewcomb

Emily Rohm (Jane Doe) is based in Chicago, where her recent credits include Jane Doe in the US premiere of Ride the Cyclone (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Arminy in Carousel (Lyric Opera), and the title role in Mary Poppins (Paramount Theatre).  Other favorite roles include Marian Paroo in The Music Man (Paramount Theatre), Jane Ashton in Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre), Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Cosette in Les Miserables, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Drury Lane Oakbrook). Emily appeared in the off-Broadway production of Creature, the Rock Opera and as Baby Blue in the world premiere and cast album of the opera Dreaming Blue. She earned her B.A. in Music Theatre from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. Emily is also the owner of Röhm, a clothing design label that specializes in handmade bridal garments. 

Emily Walton (Female Understudy) is very happy to be making her MCC debut with Ride the Cyclone. Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage County. Off-Broadway: Drama Desk-nominated revival of Women Without Men (Mint Theater Company), Eager to Lose: A Burlesque Farce in Rhyming Verse (Ars Nova), The Shaggs and Saved (both at Playwrights Horizons), Cactus Flower (West Side Theatre), and The Deepest Play Ever (New Ohio Theatre). Favorite regional credits include A Little More Alive (Barrington Stage Co.), The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep), Third (Two River Theater), and The Wizard of Oz (Sacramento Music Circus). Film/TV: 5 Doctors, Blue Angel (starring Stanley Tucci), and TBS' Search Party. Emily is also a singer-songwriter and will be recording her first full-length album of original music this fall! Check her out at Thanks to everyone involved in this show, WTG, family, friends, and Drew!

Kholby Wardell (Noel) makes his New York debut at MCC Theater. Kholby has played the role of Noel in every production of Ride the Cyclone including last year in Chicago. Notable credits include Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Freddie in My Fair Lady, Hal in Loot, (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Lance in 500 Words (Green Thumb Theatre for Young Adults); Ensemble in Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nicola Tesla (Electric Company Theatre and The Belfry Theatre); and the Musical Works in Concert festival. Kholby hails from small-town British Columbia, Canada, and he now splits his time between Victoria and Toronto. He would like to send love and light to Rielle & Jamie and a special thanks to Bob Milne.

Alex Wyse (Ricky) Broadway: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, Lysistrata Jones. Tour: Wicked. Off-Broadway: Bare, Triassic Parq, Lysistrata Jones, NYMF. Regional: For the Record: Dear John Hughes, Williamstown, Wallis Annenberg, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Daegu International Musical Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Barnstormers, Cleveland Lyric Opera. TV: “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” “Agent X,” “Modern Family,” “Switched at Birth,” “A to Z,” “Bad Judge,” “Masters of Sex,” “Bored to Death,” "Nikki & Sara Live!" Film: Dating My Mother, X/Y. BFA: Boston University.

Review: Defending their lives in ‘Ride the Cyclone’

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, December 18, 2016

If you took the movies Defending Your Life and Final Destination (the third one, to be specific) and mixed them in a blender with Glee and then put the result on a stage, you might ...

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Review: ‘Homos’—Stellar Performances in a Questionable Play

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, December 14, 2016

Homos, or Everyone in America is the newest off-Broadway gay-themed play by Jordan Seavey. Focusing on the conflicts of an on-again/off-again relationship, the couple in question is played by two ...

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Review: ‘The First Noel’ Brings the Message of Christmas Home

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, December 14, 2016

The Christmas season is supposed to be a happy time. It’s the time of year to be with loved ones making memories that will last a lifetime. But for Noel and her family, Christmas isn’t allowed to ...


Review: ‘Hanna and the Moonlit Dress’ Provides an Alternative Holiday Experience

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, December 13, 2016

In these days of political turmoil, mistrust, and angst, who could resist taking their kids to a show billed as an “interactive musical” about “the magic of a good deed”? I, for one, could not resist ...


Review: ‘Sweat’ is as timely and powerful as a freight train

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, December 12, 2016

From the beginning, we know a tragedy has occurred that has thwarted the dreams and broken the lives of every one of the characters in Sweat. But despite the forewarning, when the incident finally ...

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Circle in the Square

Produced by Janet B. Rosen and Six Train Productions
Book by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth; Music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth; Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth; Vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon
Directed by Kathleen Marshall; Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Associate Director: David Eggers; Associate Choreographer: David Eggers
Scenic Design by Donyale Werle; Costume Design by Clint Ramos; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Ken Travis; Hair and Wig Design by Cookie Jordan; Production Design by Caite Hevner
Executive Producer: Scott Landis; General Manager: Alchemy Production Group
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Kim Vernace; Stage Manager: Megan Schneid
Musical Supervisor: Rick Hip-Flores
Casting: Binder Casting; Press Representative: Polk & Co.; Advertising: AKA
David Abeles 
Moya Angela 
Mrs. Williams 
Steven "HeaveN" Cantor 
Broadway debut	Boxman 
Justin Guarini 
Telly Leung 
Erin Mackey 
Gerianne Pérez 
Broadway debut	Kathy 
Margo Seibert 
Chesney Snow 
Broadway debut	Boxman 
James Snyder 
Mariand Torres 
Broadway debut	Nina 
Nicholas Ward 
Standby: Adam Bashian (Chris, Dave), Laurel Harris (Ali, Jane, Kathy), Arbender Robinson (Steven, Trent) and Aurelia Williams (Althea, Momma, Mrs. Williams)

Review: ‘In Transit’ takes you away

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, December 12, 2016

The subway system is now 112 years old (which is about how long we’ve been waiting for the Second Avenue line to open). So are the stories that intertwine through the book of the new a cappella musical ...

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Review: A Sequel to ‘A Christmas Carol’ Through Tiny Tim’s Eyes

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, December 9, 2016

One of the best things about New York is the easy and inexpensive access to high quality Off-Off Broadway productions. One good example is a delightful musical, The Astonishing Times of Timothy ...

Finian's Rainbow

Review: Scaled-Down ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ Charms at Irish Rep

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, December 9, 2016

For years, talk among the theaterati held that Finian’s Rainbow was an un-revivable musical. Not because of the score, to be sure, as it consists of what might be the single greatest ...

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Review: ‘Sing!’ Melds Christmas Traditions and Lifts Our Spirits

By Monsurat Adebanjo, Contributing Writer, December 7, 2016

Eric Krebs has brought us Sing! A South African and American Musical Holiday Celebration which celebrates the season from many threads of global culture. Sing!’s narrator ...

A Bronx Tale The Musical   

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Tommy Mottola, The Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Neighborhood Films, Jeffrey Sine, Cohen Private Ventures and Grant Johnson; Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Todd Schmidt, Managing Director); Associate Producer: Lauren Mitchell
World Premiere in Millburn, New Jersey on February 14, 2016 at Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Todd Schmidt, Managing Director)
Book by Chazz Palminteri; Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Glenn Slater; Based on the play by Chazz Palminteri; Music arranged by Ron Melrose; Music orchestrated by Doug Besterman; Musical Director: Jonathan Smith
Directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks; Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo; Associate Director: Stephen Edlund; Associate Choreographer: Marc Kimelman
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Gareth Owen; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Makeup Design by Anne Ford-Coates; Associate Scenic Design: Jared Rutherford; Associate Costume Design: Mariah Hale; Associate Lighting Design: Ryan O'Gara; Associate Sound Design: Josh Liebert; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Giovanna Calabretta
Executive Producer: Sally Campbell Morse; General Manager: Dodger Management Group; Company Manager: Miguel A. Ortiz; Associate Co. Mgr: Reeve Pierson
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins; Stage Manager: Michael Rico Cohen
Musical Supervisor: Ron Melrose; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Jonathan 'Smitti' Smith; Associate Conductor: John Samorian; Woodwinds: Kristy Norter and John De Simini; Trumpet/Flugel: Jami Dauber; Trombone/Tuba: Clint Sharman; Guitars: Kenny Brescia and Bernd Schoenhart; Drums: Perry Cavari; Percussion: Bill Hayes; Acoustic and Electric Bass: Francisco Centeno; Keys: Jonathan 'Smitti' Smith, John Samorian and Logan Medland
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting and Merri Sugarman, CSA; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising/Marketing: AKA; Promotions: Red Rising Marketing; Fight Coordinator: Robert Westley; Period Music Consultant: Johnny Gale; Fight Captain: Wonu Ogunfowora; Dance Captain: Brittany Conigatti; Assistant Dance Captain: Michelle Aravena; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Richard H. Blake 
Nick Cordero 
Ariana DeBose 
Lucia Giannetta 
Bradley Gibson 
Bobby Conte Thornton 
Broadway debut	Calogero 
Hudson Loverro 
Broadway debut	Young Calogero 
Athan Sporek 
Young Calogero 
Gilbert L. Bailey II 
Joe Barbara 
Police Officer 
Gang Leader 
Michael Barra 
Broadway debut	JoJo the Whale 
Jonathan Brody 
Eddie Mush 
Ted Brunetti 
Frankie Coffeecake 
Brittany Conigatti 
Kaleigh Cronin 
Trista Dollison 
David Michael Garry 
Rory Max Kaplan 
Nicky the Mook 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Dominic Nolfi 
Crazy Mario 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Christiani Pitts 
Broadway debut	Denise 
Paul Salvatoriello 
Broadway debut	Tony-Ten-To-Two 
Joey Sorge 
Rudy the Voice 
Cary Tedder 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Kirstin Tucker 
Keith White 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Swings: Michelle Aravena, Gerald Caesar, Charlie Marcus, Wonu Ogunfowora and Joseph J. Simeone
Understudies: Michelle Aravena (Rosina), Gilbert L. Bailey II (Tyrone), Joe Barbara (Sonny), Gerald Caesar (Tyrone), Kaleigh Cronin (Rosina), Rory Max Kaplan (Calogero), Charlie Marcus (Lorenzo, Sonny), Wonu Ogunfowora (Jane), Christiani Pitts (Jane), Joseph J. Simeone (Calogero) and Joey Sorge (Lorenzo)

Review: A Familiar Tale From a ‘Bronx’ Perspective

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, December 2, 2016

There are some stories that are so specific and yet also so universal that we want to hear them told over and over. Such a story is A Bronx Tale. Based on a true incident in the life of Chazz ...


Review: ‘iLuminate’ Lights Up New World Stages

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, December 2, 2016

iLuminate is back at New World Stages this holiday season. Although, there’s nothing Christmas-y about this show — it’s back with a reincarnation of new music and choreography. This ...

Candide onstage

TODAY: 60th Anniversary of original Broadway production of ‘Candide’

Max Adrian, Louis Edmonds, Barbara Cook and Robert Rounseville in original 1956 production

ZEALnyc, December 1, 2016

It’s 1956: Dwight Eisenhower has been re-elected, The Ten Commandments opened in ...

Terms of Endearment

Get Out the Kleenex — ‘Terms of Endearment’ is Now a Play

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, December 1, 2016

Get out the Kleenex—not a pocket-sized pack, but the largest box you can find. You’ll need them because there’s still time to catch the American premiere of Terms of Endearment ...