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Stunning New Musical Hits All the Right Notes, Sings a Song For the Immigrant

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On This Side of the World
Credit: Michael Kushner

Hey, people!  Put down the video games, log off Tinder for a minute and pay some attention to what I’m about to tell you.  I’m here to publicly declare that something truly remarkable was recently gifted to the canon of the modern musical, and I need to talk to you about it.  It took place over the course of two sold-out weekends in the nondescript downtown home of Access Theater, boasted a top-notch ensemble of musical theatre’s best talent and introduced what I am blatantly calling the finest new theatrical score since the last Leap Year.

‘Enter Laughing: The Musical’ is Side-Splitting Soft-Corn Musical Theater at its Finest

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Enter Laughing
Credit: Carol Rosegg

So there was this 1958 semi-autobiographical book called “Enter Laughing”, written by funny man Carl Reiner. The book got turned into a 1963 play written by Joseph Stein, then turned into a 1967 movie, with both Reiner and Stein on screenplay. Later, the play inspired a 1976 Broadway musical entitled So Long, 174th Street, which played a dismal 16 performances. It seems incredible that a recording of the show was made in 1981.

Donatella Arpaia Deliciously Opens Prova Pizzabar Inside Moxy Times Square

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Prova PIzzabar
Credit: Prova PIzzabar

I’ve made no secret about my love of culinary icon Donatella Arpaia. It’s at the point where I’m almost girl crushing on how awesome she is, both as a person and chef. So I was delighted to find out that she was opening another Prova Pizzabar location, this time inside the swank Moxy Times Square.

Summer Jam Is The Biggest Concert Of The Year

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Summer Jam
Credit: Summer Jam

We get so many signs and clues that inaugurate the start of something. When we see certain commercials we know fall is upon us and when we start to see the leaves grow we know spring is here. For the Hip Hop community when the 1st Sunday in June rolls around we know Summer is right around the corner, cause Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert says so!!

Oliver Butler: The Anti-Patriarch of Broadway’s ‘Constitution’

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Oliver Butler
What the Conststution Means to Me. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Game of Thrones fans might be disappointed when they meet  Oliver Butler. Recently, he was asked about working on the HBO series but he had to confess that he was not, in fact, linked to the popular show. Instead, he shares the same name as one of its associate producers. 

East Coast to West Coast: 3 Fabulous Cities to Visit ASAP

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Credit: National Harbor

There’s nothing wrong with getting out of the concrete jungle of Manhattan every once in a while. Yes, we live in a fantastic city, but there are so many others worth visiting especially with the warmer weather finally arriving.

‘Mary, Mary’ Tries Hard but Misses The Mark

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Mary, Mary
Credit: Kyle Connolly

Mary, Mary, written in 1961 by Jean Kerr (husband of renowned theater critic Walter Kerr) has enjoys periodic restaging over the years, including this most recent run at the intimate lower Manhattan Gene Frankel Theatre.

Serve It Up: 4 Fabulous Places to Dine At This Spring

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Dine
Credit: Roof at Park South

Manhattan is the best city in the world for food. There I said it. Any type of cuisine you want is available at all hours of the day in several parts of our humble abode. My recent culinary journeys have taken my taste buds all over the Big Apple and have left me feeling satisfied and happy at each place I’ve been to.

Cantina Rooftop is The Place to be For Cinco de Mayo

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Credit: Cantina Rooftop

One of the most colorful celebrations in the world, Cinco de Mayo, is fast approaching for many of our Manhattanites. One place that you should definitely go to for the major holiday that will leave you feeling happy you went is Cantina Rooftop, one of the most fabulous Mexican eateries in the city.

‘safeword.’ Explores Physical and Emotional Boundaries

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safeword
Credit: Mati Gelman

Midnight Theatricals presents safeword., the newest work by playwright/director S. Asher Gelman (Afterglow).