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Shubert Theatre

This week in Broadway news is dominated by reports of “splashy debuts” for singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and comedian-actress Amy Schumer

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Tickets to the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play were notoriously difficult to buy when the show opened in London in 2016. Now its debut in New York City

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Kristin Chenoweth

When Kelli O’Hara made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall this past October, she needed to look nothing short of fabulous. Enter designer Matthew Christopher. “Kelli said she wanted to look like a pillar in that space,” says Christopher. “She wanted to look really beautiful and clean.” When he brought out a

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Thespian Blog 4

This is a follow up to the Why The International Thespian Festival Is So Important article I posted on June 17th, 2016. In that article, I detailed my excitement about attending the festival and what the festival means to me. Well…it’s been a week since I returned from Thespians and I have to tell you, I can’t stop thinking about it. Attending the 2016 International Thespian Festival ...

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Why I Fell Asleep During Your Play

By Bob Tooms   Posted 5.17.2016   Front of House, Audience, play, Theatre
Why I Fell Asleep During Your Play

You’re working your @$$ off up there, then you glance over and there’s this big blond doofus in the audience with his eyes closed. And you try not to let it bug you, but it bugs you. How could you have failed so badly? The weeks of rehearsal, the actor homework you struggled over, that moment in the show when everything kicked up a notch like it never had, then you glanced over and saw: me. Sleepy McBlondie, with my head tilting to one side and my eyes shut tight. Now it’s all ruined and you want to give up the acting thing forever because man the show was good that night except for that one damn guy with the ultimate critique of closed eyelids.

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