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Sondheim Progressing. Babs Panned. Jennifer Holliday Purpled. Melissa Errico Purified. Week in New York Theater

Yes, the summer is winding down, but the theater season is gearing up. Witness the news below of new casts on Broadway, new shows Off-Broadway, and some tantalizing maybes.

It’s not too early to check out how the 2016-17 Broadway season is shaping up.

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Week in New York Theater Reviews

Chase Burnett) as a cop and Ty Gailloux as a Black Lives Matter participant whose cousin was shot by a police officer. In background, Emma Tracy Moore and Mildred Victoria as their respective wives.

Chase Burnett) as a cop and Ty Gailloux as a Black Lives Matter participant whose cousin was shot by a police officer. In background, Emma Tracy Moore and Mildred Victoria as their respective wives.

Black and Blue

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Mother Emanuel

Mother Emanuel

Week in New York Theater News

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Jennifer Holliday (“Dreamgirls” on Broadway) joining The Color Purple as Shug Avery starting October 4.

Sweeney Todd in pie shop

A  production of Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” that opened in Harringtons Pie Shop (an actual pie shop in UK.) is now set to open at Barrow Street Theatre March 1, 2017.

TheatreFestNYC

Meet 20 of the best non-profit theaters in NYC at Signature Theater,  Tuesday, August 30th, from noon-4. FREE. The event is designed for students new to New York to become acquainted with the rich theatrical offerings in the city. But it’d surely be fun for anyone interested in theater to meet representatives (and get goodies) from:

Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company / Atlantic Acting School,
BAM, The Barrow Group Theatre Company & School,
Classic Stage Company, Lincoln Center Theater,
MCC Theater, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop,
The Pearl Theatre Company, Performance Space 122, Playbill
Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Second Stage Theatre, Signature, Soho Rep, St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Vineyard Theatre.

Life According To Saki

Winner of Best of Edinburgh Fringe, “Life According to Saki” by Katherine Rundell, will be produced at the New York Theatre Workshop February 9-March 5 2017. The play imagines Saki, born Hector Hugh Munro, entertaining his fellow troops during World War I with his stories. He died in the trenches in 1916.

Indecent 2 The cast of Indecent photo by Carol Rosegg

Producers Daryl Roth and Elizabeth McCann are trying to bring Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” to Broadway.

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“Small Mouth Sounds” has been extended to October 9

MissedConnections a Craigslist musical

“Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical,” a hit in Canada based on actual ads on Craigslist, opens at New Ohio Theatre September 15.

CBS Sunday Morning interview with her:

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About New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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