Cyber Monday for Theater Lovers 2017. Broadway on Parade. Week in NY Theater

Cyber Monday deals are not just for gadgetry. They extend to shows, as offered by theaters and ticket services. This week in New York Theater: Broadway stars give Thanksgiving greetings, Broadway on Parade (watch Lea Salonga sing “The Human Heart”  from Once on This Island and the new Evan Hansen Noah Galvin sing “You Will Be Found”);  the theater community takes a stand against harassment, Pretty Woman gets a date, and how smelling helps you act and singing show tunes helps you stay sane. Also: how to ruin a musical with just one letter.


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Also check out: Holiday Gifts for Theater Lovers: My recommendations for shows, theater subscriptions, subscriptions to theater on screen, theater books, cast recordings posters, and show-related doo-dads to get as gifts for the theater lovers in your life, are available online and often at a discount.

Thanksgiving Greetings

Week in New York Theater News

Town hall-style meeting to discuss sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse in New York’s theater community. Public Theater 2 pm Monday, Dec 4

How one harassed theater freelancer is fighting back

59 E 59 Theater lineup

January 11 – February 4
THE UNDERTAKING written and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians)
a playful and idiosyncratic take on the classical trip to the land of the dead.

January 11 – February 4
LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL featuring new one-act plays by Neil LaBute, James Haigney, and Carter W. Lewis

January 16 – February 25
BALLS written by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery
Retelling of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match.

February 8 – March 4 
SOME OLD BLACK MAN written by James Anthony Tyler,

Wendell Pierce stars in a play about a battle between a college professor and the father he just relocated from Greenwald, Mississippi to Harlem.

February 8 – March 3
PETE REX written by Alexander V. Thompson,
oddly smooth-talking Tyrannosaur named Nero figures in this story about depression and the choices a young man makes in a fruitless attempt to remain insulated

March 8 – April 22
OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and
Christian Barry, inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees who arrived in Canada in 1908.

March 8 – April 7
EDUCATION written by Brian Dykstra, A high school senior attempts to burn an American flag for a school art fair project, s

March 10 – March 31
HAL & BEE written by Max Baker, directed by Sarah Norris
John Glover stars this dark comedy about an aging hippie couple trying to hold on to their bohemian roots while dealing with the impending sale of their Upper West Side apartment building.

April 4 – April 22
THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES written by Adam Rapp,  16-year-old Bernadette, an aspiring young short story writer, journeys through New York City and teeters on the verge of adulthood.

Study: Singing show tunes helps fight dementia

How actors use perfumes to get into character 

Actor Michael Ball chooses a signature scent
for each of his roles, from bay rum for
the vengeful barber Sweeney Todd to his mum’s favourite
Madame Rochas for Hairspray’s Edna Turnblad.
Ball’s not alone in deploying scent to to get beneath a character’s skin



Lea Salonga performs “The Human Heart” from Once on this Island


Author: 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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