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Plaza Suite at the Hudson Theatre. Courtesy Hudson Theatre.
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Plaza Suite at the Hudson Theatre

Neil Simon’s clever use of humor to tell soulful stories about the suburbs of New York City and the friction of ordinary lives is spellbinding. He wrote what he knew, which were primarily autobiographical pieces he termed “urban neuroses.” Barefoot in the Park depicted his marriage to his first love and wife. They lived every detail.

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The Cast of Potus. Photo credit: Paul Kolnik
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

POTUS at the Shubert

The President has blurted out another gaffe, and everyone is scurrying to fix his latest blunder. Sound all too familiar? Well, in this case, it takes more than his wife and favorable news reporters to cover up this mess. It’s so bad that the care of seven women is needed for damage control.

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Elizabeth Ann Foster and Melissa Heche at the Girl of the North Country main. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Girl from the North Country

The women carry the show. Memorable, and the highlight is Mrs. Laine (Mare Winningham). She has dementia and lost her filter years ago. She is rip-roaring hilarious and made the otherwise severe, sad, and depressing depiction of life wake up the audience. Another resident Mrs. Burke (Luba Mason), takes off and starts playing the drums – in heels!

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Mrs. Doubtfire cast photo. Courtesy mrsdoubtfirebroadway.com posted on OpeningNight.Online
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway

The brother Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell created the book and are back at it again to make music and lyrics of pure unadulterated fun. Mrs. Doubtfire at the Stephen Sondheim theater is an update of the 1993 film starring Robin Williams, but funnier and more entertaining.

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Macbeth. Courtesy Polk PR.
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Macbeth at the Longacre Theater

If you’re a Shakespeare fan and a purist, Sam Gold’s direction is not the version for you. The entire company breaks out into song with original music by Gaelynn Lea, and Michael Patrick Thornton narrates the play from his wheelchair, beginning with a brief history of Shakespeare. Yes, this is Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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Broadway By The Year: From Ziegfeld to Moulin Rouge! Photo credit: thetownhall.org
Broadway
Victoria L. Dammer

Broadway by the Year

On Monday May 23rd, The Town Hall presented an amazing line-up of talent for their 21st landmark season of Broadway by the Year. Created, written, directed, and hosted by talented Scott Siegel, the audience settled in for a musical journey that did not disappoint with an array of special performances that spanned from Ziegfeld to the Moulin Rouge.

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Hannah Hakim, Alexander M. Cole, Rhassan Oyasaba Manning in Tom Lavagnino's "I'm Waiting for My Man." Photo credit: Vadim Goldberg. openingnight.online
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

East Side Stories, Actually

The Metropolitan Playhouse transforms into the L station/Venus Records and a block in alphabet city with the help of Lassen Paulk’s scenic painting and the superb cast transporting us to various scenes in the neighborhood.

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Americano! The Musical. Photo by Maria Baranova
Broadway
Victoria L. Dammer

¡Americano! The Musical

¡Americano! The Musical introduces the audience to the actual life story of Tony Valdovinos who came to the United States with his parents when he was two.

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Billy Crystal. Photo: Matthew Murphy
Broadway
Victoria L. Dammer

Mr. Saturday Night

Mr. Saturday Night is the story of Buddy Young, Jr. (Billy Crystal), an aging comedian whose career has long waned. He’s forced to play the retirement homes and is lucky to get a laugh when the audience is breathing. During an Emmy award show broadcast on television, it’s announced that Buddy Young Jr. has passed away, giving rise to his second career chance.

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