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Review: ‘Grease’ at the John W. Engeman Theater

Grab your leather jacket and go back in time to Rydell High, 1959 in Grease. The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport has opened its 2017-2018 season with this much loved classic, and it’s fabulous. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, this production is directed by Paul Stancato. The well-known […]

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Review: ‘Annie’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Westchester Broadway Theatre is currently presenting Annie, and this production, directed and choreographed by Mary Jane Houda, is enjoyment and smiles from start to finish. In 1970 Martin Charnin was inspired by the Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” and bought the rights to turn it into a musical which opened on Broadway in […]

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Review: ‘On the Town’ at Gateway Playhouse

Smash hit On the Town has sailed into the Gateway Playhouse. Originally opening on Broadway in 1944, this popular musical is also quite well known for its 1949 film version starring Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. With music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, On the Town is […]

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Review: ‘RENT’ at Gateway Playhouse

The Gateway Playhouse opened its 68th Season with the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical, RENT. With book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, this artistic musical is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. Directed by Matt Karis and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, RENT is a fantastic production. It’s the East Village of New York […]

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Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ at John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is closing its 10th season with the rousing classic, Oklahoma! With book and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, this beloved musical has been a family favorite for generations, and the Engeman’s production is no exception. Directed here by Igor Goldin, with fun and energetic choreography by Drew Humphrey, […]

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News Release: DCMetroTheaterArts Is Here to Stay!

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  DCMetroTheaterArts Squelches Rumors of Closing, Announces Plan for Future Leadership and Growth Staff Rallies in Response to Founding Editor’s Diagnosis, Thanks Local Theater Community for Its Continuing Support, and Vows to Keep Covering More Local Performing Arts Than Any Other Media Outlet Metro DC (April 11, 2017)—Joel Markowitz, publisher and founding editor of […]

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Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Westchester Broadway Theatre is currently delighting audiences with a dazzling performance of Mamma Mia! This is their 200th production and is well worthy of the honor. From the beautiful peaceful opening to the rousing finale this musical is a must see! Starring in this musical, along with the exceptional cast, are the songs of ABBA, music […]

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Review: ‘Christmas Inn’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Christmas time, as it says in the famous song, “is the most wonderful time of the year.” So during the month of December, Westchester Broadway Theatre is taking a break from its scheduled lineup and is providing their audience with a heartwarming and a toe-tapping Christmas show. Christmas Inn, with book and original lyrics by Kathy […]

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Review: ‘Saturday Night Fever’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Saturday Night Fever: The Musical, directed by Richard Stafford, is currently playing at Westchester Broadway Theatre. The musical is based on the well-known 1977 Paramount/RSO film starring John Travolta, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks for the London theater and then adapted by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti for the American […]

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