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Christmas Week Schedule. Lost in 2017. Week in New York Theater

This seems the right day to feature Ann Harada, in the original cast of Avenue Q, as a character named Christmas Eve.

Today, we look back at 2017, with the top New York theater stories of 2017, including details on 25 of the people the theater community lost this year.
We look ahead with the Broadway Spring 2018 Preview Guide: A Season of Strong Women
And we look at the present too — Christmas week Broadway schedule, including 11 Broadway shows with matinees on Christmas Eve.

Week in New York Theater Reviews

What the British critics thought of Hamilton – and specifically King George III

Favorite New York Stage Performers of 2017

 

Week In New York Theater News

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical — @DonnaSummerBway — will open at the Lunt Fontanne on April 23, 2018 – with the songs she made famous, such as “Hot Stuff,” and book by Colman Domingo,   Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, who’s also directing (pic from La Jolla Playhouse production.)

The New Tax Law and The Theater

The new tax bill includes one provision that helps Broadway, and others that hurt


Marin Ireland, who’s been working for 3 years (way pre-Weinstein) to help the theater community respond effectively to sexual harassment, will launch in January the “Theatrical Community Sexual Harassment Education and Mediation Pilot Project

Abrons Arts Center, Spring 2018 season:

In Pollock, written by Fabrice Melquiot and directed by Paul Desveaux, the beautifully tragic relationship of infamous artists Jackson Pollock (Jim Fletcher) and Lee Krasner (Birgit Huppuch) is rendered on stage. (February 15–25)

Writer and actor Modesto Flako Jimenez conjures his beloved borough in ¡Oye! For My Dear Brooklyn, a bilingual elegy, told through poems, projections, and music. (March 15–31)

In The Wholeheartedfrom co-creators Deborah Stein and Suli Holum, spectators have a ringside seat for a blood pumping revenge tragedy and intimate tribute to lost love. (March 16-April 1)

In Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen, playwright and performer Eliza Bent uses the creation of a childhood home movie to lead audiences on a journey that grapples with personal history, legacy, and cultural appropriation. (April 4-21)

Written by Kate Scelsa for Elevator Repair Service and directed by John CollinsEveryone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf features veterans of the ensemble. In this parody of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, no one is left unscathed by Martha’s feminist ambitions. (June 1–24)

Just minutes from Downtown Manhattan, Awesome Grotto from the Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble endeavors to serve all New Yorkers as a site for reflection on the spiritual potential of digital connectivity. (June 7-30)

RIP 2017

 

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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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