Monday, May 17, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W20: An Evening with Sheldon Harnick and Friends, Bring Me to Light, The Royale, Trifles, I and You, The Last Match, Story of My Life, Miscast Gala

Streaming Theater-Related Content I Watched

Monday, May 10, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W19: Becca, The Secret Garden, Mary Stuart, Preludes, The Normal Heart

Streaming Theater-Related Content I Watched


Theater Developments
Broadway's coming back September 14th. Individual shows are announcing individual first performances and (in the case of shows like Six) opening nights, all on this date or after.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W18: Romeo & Juliet, Little Gem, Baltimore Waltz, Being Mr. Wickham, The Lucille Lortel Awards

Streaming Theater-Related Content I Watched

Theater Developments
  • De Blasio is aiming for a full* NYC reopening July 1st.


*except Broadway, which probably won't come back until September.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W16: Tell the Story: Celebrating Assassins, The Last Five Years, The Musical of Musicals: The Musical

Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched

Theater Developments
  • Karen Olivo has elected to not return to Broadway when the theaters fully reopen, citing the industry's silence of THR's April 7 article covering producer Scott Rudin's history of violently abusive and vindictive behavior. As of April 17 Rudin has issued an apology and announcement he is stepping back from active participation in theatrical endeavors ... for now. The sincerity of this statement is, at my most generous, fucking dubious. Plus he hasn't stepped back from any of his Hollywood projects, and no one here actually thinks that he limited his abuse of staff to one coast.
  • The long-running Perfect Crime resumed performances on April 18.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W15: Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, John Collum: An Accidental Star, Decision Height

Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched

Theater Developments
Following the Broadway PopsUp invite-only performance by Nathan Lane and Savion Glover on April 3rd at the St. James Theatre, New York's Off-Broadway had its first reopening with The Office: A Musical Parody at The Jerry Orbach Theater on April 9th.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W14: Amplify 2021, Broadway Backwards, Ragtime Reunion, Fully Committed, Amour, War Horse

Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched


Theater Developments
  • The 2021 Drama League nominations are out, with categories specific the socially distanced theatrical work created this past year. Winners will be announced May 21st.
  • Meanwhile, still no word on when the 2020 Tony Awards plan to actually ... be awarded.
  • The Drama Book Shop is getting ready to reopen in its new location.
  • Cabaret venues in New York are beginning to reopen.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W13: Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue, Looking Back at Contact

Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched

Theater Developments
Mayor de Blasio has announced his intention of reopening Broadway by September. Theater workers in New York are expected to be vaccine-eligible in April.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W11: Dear Brutus, Assassins Reunion Show, Stevie Smith: Black March, Daddy Long Legs, Three Days of Rain

Streaming Theater-Related Content I Watched

Blow Out the Candles, Zelda, and Make a Wish (One Year In)

Today is my birthday. One year ago today I had my last social gathering without masks: two friends came over to my apartment for Chinese food and board games. 

Four days before my birthday I had seen my last live theater, the inadvertent closing performance of The Inheritance (Broadway was to shut down completely the next day, March 12th, which marked for me the moment New York began taking this seriously).

Four days after my birthday my office shifted from skeleton crew to full remote and I had my first COVID symptoms (neither of my friends got sick). I recovered. Many did not. New York became a haunted city and I was shut up in my apartment for the transition.


Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W7: All the Devils are Here, Doubt, Molly Sweeney

Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched

Theater Developments

Restauranteur Joe Allen, whose eponymous restaurant is popular among NY theater folk, has passed away.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W6: Code Black Planet, Looking Back at The Light in the Piazza, The Room of Silence, Katie Roche, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

 Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched

Theater Developments

Another acting icon, Christopher Plummer, has passed away.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W5: In & Of Itself

Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched

On Hulu, Derek Delgaudio's In & Of Itself.

Theater Developments

Two longstanding icons of stage and screen, Cloris Leachman and Cicely Tyson, passed away.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Weekly Margin 2021, W4: Patterpalooza Project, Days to Come

Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched

Theater Developments

(I took a couple weeks off, so this is delayed, but) 

  • Broadway's Mean Girls has announced they will not be reopening.