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NYC Theatre: “Moulin Rouge!”

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By Leonard Feigenblatt The musical “Moulin Rouge!” is based on the 2001 film, directed by Baz Luhrmann that starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. The musical takes place in 1899, at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Satine is a prostitute, who is with the abusive and controlling Duke of Monroth. The bohemian composer Christian falls in love with her. The … Full Story

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NYC Theatre: “Broadway Bounty Hunter”

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By Leonard Feigenblatt ~ Annie Golden is perhaps best known for portraying “Norma Romano” for six seasons on the television series “Orange is the New Black.” She also portrayed “Jeannie” in Milos Foreman’s 1979 film version of “Hair.” On stage, she has appeared in the 1977 revival of “Hair;” played “Squeaky Fromme” in the premiere production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” … Full Story

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Review: “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Rock of Ages”

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By Leonard Feigenblatt “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” “Ain’t Too Proud” tells the story of the five original members of The Temptations, an R&B group whose heyday was the 1960s and 1970s. From their beginnings on the streets of Detroit to their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Temptations had … Full Story

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NYC Theatre: “Tootsie” and “Hadestown”

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By Leonard Feigenblatt “Tootsie” The musical “Tootsie” is based on the wonderfully fun 1982 film that starred Dustin Hoffman and is based on the story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart. Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor who is very difficult to work with. He transforms himself into Dorothy Michaels to try to get a part in the big new … Full Story

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NYC Theatre: Leonard’s Tony Predictions

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By Leonard Feigenblatt The Tony Awards will be presented live on Sunday night, June 9, at Radio City Music Hall. Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards will be presented to iconic actress Rosemary Harris (currently appearing as Mrs. Higgins in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of “My Fair Lady”), the great American playwright Terence McNally (currently represented on Broadway with the … Full Story