2017 Good Riddance. 2018 Finding Our Hot Tea? Week in New York Theater

Is Mariah Carey our modern Cassandra, prophesizing the future?
At the beginning of 2017, Carey, having blamed technical glitches for her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square, Tweeted:

There were indeed many headlines, few of them good.

A year later, Carey redeemed herself with her performance, but invited ridicule by complaining: “I was told there would be tea. Oh, it’s a disaster!…Okay well we’ll just have to rough it. I’m going to be like everybody else with no hot tea.”

But then she Tweeted:

Here’s hoping we all find our hot tea in 2018.


Broadway Spring 2018 Preview Guide: A Season of Strong Women


Theater books of 2017 to read in 2018


Top New York Theater Stories of 2017: Reeling, Resisting and Persisting

Year end New York theater quiz

Memorable Moments on Stage in 2017

Watch: Top 12 New York Theater Videos of 2017

Ring IN the Old: Saluting Broadway stars age 91 – 105

In Memoriam




Time’s Up, a group of 300 women in the entertainment industry designed to address what’s described as “the systemic power imbalances that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential,” has started a legal defense fund for sexual harassment claims.




Aaron Tveit (top) singing Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway tunes at the Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert Bernstein on Broadway, along with (bottom) Laura Osnes, Annaleigh Ashford, and Christopher Jackson. Live at Lincoln Center, with Audra McDonald as host. If you missed the broadcast, you can watch it in full at this link.

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

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