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The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade had performances by Honeymoon in Vegas, The Last Ship, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, On The Town, and Side Show.

The Broadway spectacle will also feature a special sneak preview performance from NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” which premiered December 4th. The national NBC broadcast will also feature a return performance from the Radio City Rockettes®.

William Blake, Sabrina Carpenter,Cirque du Soleil, Rene?e Fleming, Becky G., Lucy Hale, Nick Jonas, KISS, Sandra Lee, The Madden Brothers, Idina Menzel, MISS USA 2014- Nia Sanchez, MKTO, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street,  John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine, Pentatonix, Romeo Santos, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, The Vamps, and Quvenzhane Wallis with the cast of Annie.

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Pentatonix

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Quvenzhane Wallis and members of the cast of Annie

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Quvenzhane Wallis and members of the cast of Annie

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Quvenzhane Wallis watching The Rockettes rehearse

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
The Rockettes

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
The Rockettes

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Those dancing feet-The Rockettes

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
The Rockettes

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Benji Madden and Joel Madden

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Benji Madden and Joel Madden

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New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies

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New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies

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Becky G

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Becky G

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Red Hot Mamas

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Red Hot Mamas

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Red Hot Mamas

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Friendwood High School Wranglerettes

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Cole Swindell

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Cole Swindell

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The Vamps-James McVey, Conor Ball, Bradley Simpson and Tristan Evans

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
The Vamps-James McVey, Conor Ball, Bradley Simpson and Tristan Evans

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The Harlem Globetrotters

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The Harlem Globetrotters

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Before You Exit-Riley McDonough, Connor McDonough and Toby McDonough

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Before You Exit-Riley McDonough, Connor McDonough and Toby McDonough

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Need To Breathe

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Need To Breathe

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The Cast of Sprout

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Dan & Shay

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Dan & Shay

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Christian Borle and The Pirates from Peter Pan Live

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Christian Borle

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The Darling Children from Peter Pan Live-Taylor Louderman, Jake Lucas and John Allyn

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Taylor Louderman, Jake Lucas, John Allyn and The Lost Boys from Peter Pan Live

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The cast of Peter Pan Live

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Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale

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From Side Show-Emily Padgett and Erin Davie

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Emily Padgett and Erin Davie

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Emily Padgett and Erin Davie and cast members of Side Show

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Sarah Hunt and Sting

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Sting, Bradley Dean and the ladies-Shawna M. Hamic, Leah Hocking Rachel Tucker, Sarah Hunt and Dawn Cantwell

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Sting

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Sting

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Sting

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Sting, Jimmy Nail and members of the cast of The Last Ship

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Sting

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Sting, Rachel Tucker, Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Eric Anderson

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Rachel Tucker

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
Shawna M. Hamic

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Jimmy Nail, Sting and Eric Anderson

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Bradley Dean

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Sting and Rachel Tucker

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with Quvenzhane Wallis, the Cast of NBC's PETER PAN & More
The Cast of The Last Ship

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Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Megan Fairchild, Elizabeth Stanley, Alysha Umphress, Phillip Boykin, Allison Guinn, Stephen DeRosa and the Cast of On The Town

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Allison Guinn and Philip Boykin

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Michael Winslow

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Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress, Tony Yazbeck, Megan Fairchild and Clyde Alves

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress, Tony Yazbeck, Megan Fairchild, Clyde Alvesand Elizabeth Stanley

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Philip Boykin

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Stephen DeRosa and Philip Boykin

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves and the cast of On The Town

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves and the cast of On The Town

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Sesame Street-Roscoe Orman, Loretta Long, and Alan Muraoka

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Sesame Street-Roscoe Orman, Loretta Long, and Alan Muraoka

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Sesame Street-Roscoe Orman, Loretta Long, and Alan Muraoka

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The Sino American Friendship Association

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The Sino American Friendship Association

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The Sino American Friendship Association

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Varsity Spirit of America Cheerleaders

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Varsity Spirit of American Cheerleaders

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Spirit of America Dance

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Spirit of America Dance

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Rob McClure

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Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Brynn O’Malley

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley, Tony Danza and David Josefsberg

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Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley and Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Nancy Opel, Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley, Tony Danza and the cast of Honeymoon in Vegas

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Rob McClure and Brynn O’Malley

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Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Rob McClure and Brynn O’Malley

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel and the cast of Honeymoon in Vegas

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Jason Robert Brown

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Tony Danza, David Josefsberg, Rob McClure and Brynn O’Malley

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William Blake

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William Blake, Thomas Murray and The Peaches

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William Blake

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Matthew Sklar, William Schermerhorn, Thomas Murray, William Blake, Brittney Griffen, Stephany Mora, Michael Thomas Murray and Ashley Betton

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Matthew Sklar, William Blake and William Schermerhorn

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Bryce Pinkham

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Bryce Pinkham and Lisa O’Hare

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Catherine Walker

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Lisa O’Hare

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Bryce Pinkam and Catherine Walker

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Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

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Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

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Lisa O’Hare, Catherine Walker and Bryce Pinkham

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Catherine Walker and Bryce Pinkham

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Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

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Bryce Pinkham

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade with HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ON THE TOWN & More
Lisa O’Hare, Bryce Pinkham and Catherine Walker

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Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O’Hare and Catherine Walker

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Ossie Davis’s Purlie Victorious Is A Satire On Fire

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The cast of Ossie Davis’s 961 satire Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, is helmed by Leslie Odom Jr. as a conniving preacher with a conscience and made into comic genius by Kara Young. This revival brings humor against a prejudice South whose injustices were a crime against humanity. They say that all good comedy is bore out of pain and this show aims to fight historic injustice with laughter.

Leslie Odom, Jr Photo by Marc J. Franklin

The play tells the fictional story of Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson (Leslie Odom, Jr.), a dynamic traveling preacher who has returned to his hometown in rural Georgia, to save his small hometown church Big Bethel. He left due to a brutal whipping by the land owner Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee (Jay O. Sanders) twenty years, but has come back to save his church, and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on oppressive Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee’s plantation. He has brought with him Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins (the adorable Kara Young), to impersonate his long-lost cousin, Bee, and trick Ol’ Cap’n into handing over a five-hundred-dollar inheritance that he owes the family.

Kara Young Photo by Marc J. Franklin

To pull off this scheme he needs the help of his sister-in-law Missy (Heather Alicia Simms) and his brother, Gitlow (Billy Eugene Jones) who is the Cap’n’s main singing and shuffling work hand.

Kara Young and Heather Alicia Simms Photo by Marc J. Franklin

However thanks to another Black member of Ol’ Cap’n’s household Idella (Vanessa Bell Calloway), who raised Ol’ Cap’n’s son, Charlie (Noah Robbins), as if he were her own, does the church and Purlie get saved with a brave act of defiance.

Noah Robbins and Vanessa Bell Calloway Photo by Marc J. Franklin

Davis wrote and performed this play at the height of the Civil Rights Era, when Martin Luther King, Jr. words were having an impact. He even attended the show.

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young Photo by Marc J. Franklin

Kenny Leon keeps this show at a fast pace, with wit and sarcastic humor abounding. He brings his exceptional cast to peak performances. Odom, Jr. (Hamilton’s original Aaron Burr), inhabits this preacher with conviction, fighting for justice and the rights of his people. Jones (Fat Ham and On Sugarland), brings a charm to Gitlow as he embodies those who had to bow low just to survive. Simms and Calloway ground the show with warmth and maternal longing. O. Sanders plays the Cap’n looking like a Tall Colonel Sanders, but sounding like Foghorn Leghorn. He is as amusing, as frightening as it is to look at the past. Playing his son, Robbins offers the hope of seeing and righting the wrongs. But it is Young (Cost of Living, Clyde’s) who walks away with her remarkable performance. Completely and utterly in love with Purlie, Young is a whirlwind of emotions and physical comedy. She is big and broad, all in one petite compact body. When she comes to tell of the misjustice done to her by the Cap’n she has us in the palms of her hands.

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young Photo by Marc J. Franklin

Purlie in a word is victorious.

Kara Young, Heather Alicia Simms, Leslie Odom, Jr., Vanessa Bell Calloway, Billy Eugene Jones, and Noah Robbins Photo by Marc J. Franklin

Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street, until January 7th.

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Barry Manilow’s and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony Meets The Press Part 3

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We told you how the cast and creative’s met the press. Then we played you some of the songs from the show. Today we’ll introduce you to the cast.

Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman

First up The Harmonists; Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman and Steven Telsey

The vocally winning Sierra Boggess was next on our list.

Chip Zien and director/choreographer Warren Carlyle shared insights.

Finally Julie Benko, Allison Semmes and Andrew O’Shanick.

Harmony begins previews at the Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night.

 

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Melissa Etheridge My Window A Rock Goddess Spiritual Journey

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Oscar and Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge’s autobiographical musical My Window is an informative, riveting, raw, intimate and musically thrilling alsmost 3 hours of entertainment. With 22 albums to her name, Etheridge is a female rock goddess and is on par with Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Ann Wilson, Grace Slick, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry and the incomparable Janis Joplin.

I originally saw this show when it opened at New World Stages almost a year ago and Etheridge’s theatrical solo show has only gotten better and tighter. She invites theatergoers into an exhilarating evening of storytelling and music. Starting with her birth, we learn about her childhood in Kansas, groundbreaking career highlights, coming out, her lovers, the drugs she has taken, her spiritual journey, her wives, her kids, cancer and what makes Melissa who she is. She is charming, revealing, illuminating as she bares her heart & soul to all who attend.

Photo by Jenny Anderson

In between learning about this bluesy warrior are her confessional lyrics, the raspy, smoky vocals and classics numbers  like “Like The Way I Do,” “Twisted Off To Paradise,”“I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” “I Want to Come Over”.

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Winning a tiny trophy gave way to winning a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocalist in 1998 and again in 1995. Before that in 1993 Etheridge came out publicly, early on in her career. In 2005 Etheridge took the Grammy stage after having cancer to join in a tribute to Janis Joplin. She appeared hairless. Etheridge also won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2007 for “I Need To Wake Up” for the film “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Photo by Jenny Anderson

It turns out Etheridge has always loved musical theatre, as she treated us to a wonderful rendition of “On Broadway.” She did make her Broadway debut in a weeklong stint as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s American Idiot in 2011, but she doesn’t talk about that.

Melissa Etheridge My Window, is wonderfully is written by Etheridge with additional material by Linda Wallem-Etheridge (“Nurse Jackie” showrunner, “That ’70s Show”). The direction by Amy Tinkham is succent and well done.

Everything about this production is well done from the scenic design by Bruce Rodgers, lighting design by Abigail Rosen Holmes, fabulous projection design by Olivia Sebesky and the sound design by Shannon Salmon, which keeps this show clear and clean.

Kate Owens is hysterical as the Roadie/ Stage Manager. This little girl is a star in the making with her rubber face and facial expressions galore. She adds to this show immensely and I definitely want to see more of what she can do.


This is a must see show for anyone LGBTQIA. The message is positive and life affirming. This is a women who owns her talent, charisma and choices, which makes this a joy to watch.

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Melissa Etheridge My Window: Circle In The Square, 235 West 50th Street. Closes November 19th.

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Barry Manilow’s and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony Meets The Press Part 2

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Yesterday we told you how the cast and creative’s met the press.

The cast and creatives

In today’s edition hear director Warren Carlyle, Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman describe their show.

Then it was a treat as the cast sang 5 songs from the show. Including “Harmony,” Hungarian Rhapsody,” “Where You Go’ and “Stars in the Night.”


Hear The Harmonists Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman and Steven Telsey, along with Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess and Julie Benko.

The hit song of the show will be the gorgeous ballad “Every Single Day” sung by Danny Kornfeld.

Harmony begins previews at the Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night.

Photo’s by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

 

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JESSE L MARTIN — We caught the debut of Jesse L. Martin’s The Irrational Monday night and really enjoyed it. I’ve been aware of Jesse since his role in Broadway’s Rent and he’s really tremendous. He was great on Law & Order as Ed Green (10 years and 9 seasons); and his role on the CW’s The Flash (as Joe West) was simply terrific.

The show, based on the book by Dan Ariely and created by Arika Mittman, certainly reminds one of The Mentalist or Instinct. This first case isn’t wondrous by any means, but Martin’s charisma carries it all through.

Lauren Holly (NCIS) is in it too, thought her one-scene was over and out in a flash.

I hear the third episode of the show is magnificent, so stay tuned. Don Johnson said many years ago that Don Johnson was made for TV … so is Martin!

Will Swenson and Neil Diamond

SWENSON OUT — (per Deadline) Will Swenson will play his final performance as Neil Diamond in Broadway’s A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical on Sunday, Oct. 29, producers announced today.

A replacement for the starring role will be announced at a future date.

“It’s been the thrill of a lifetime to get to stand in Neil’s shoes,” Swenson said in a statement. “It’s been such an incredible honor to get to know Neil, to tell his powerful story, and bring his amazing songs to Broadway audiences every night. I’m immensely proud of the moving, beautiful show we made. I will miss it very much.”

A reason for Swenson’s departure was not disclosed, but his planned departure date suggests a year-long contract coming to a close: He and the bio-musical began previews at the Broadhurst Theatre last Nov. 2 (official opening was Dec. 4).

“Making A Beautiful Noise with Will Swenson was a deep and wonderful experience,” said director Michael Mayer. “The true affection he has for Neil’s work and life is palpable in every aspect of his tremendous performance. I will miss him terribly, of course, but will always treasure our time together, and very much look forward to the next show we do.”

Swenson has been one of Broadway’s go-to leading men since his breakthrough performance in 2009’s Hair, and he has since starred on the New York stage in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Little Miss Sunshine, Waitress and Assassins, among many other shows.

In addition to Swenson, the cast of A Beautiful Noise features a principal cast of Mark Jacoby as the aged Neil Diamond, Robyn Hurder and Shirine Babb.

The musical includes a score of Diamond’s hits, a book by Anthony McCarten, direction by Mayer, and choreography by Steven Hoggett.

He’s pretty tremendous as Diamond. I didn’t see the show straight away, but absolutely loved it when I did. His exit of kind of short notice … but let’s see what happens.

SHORT TAKES — How about those snappy new graphics for NBC’s Today Show. Introduced a week ago, they certainly look more relevant and certainly more fun. They did the same for Nightly News a week ago. Per TVNewser:The network said the decision to unveil a new logo and graphics for Nightly was made as a way of appealing to younger viewers who primarily consume news using digital media. It’s safe to assume is true for Today, the youngest-skewing of the linear morning shows that boasts a robust digital presence. Here’s their whole story:

https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/nbcs-today-unveils-new-graphics-package/535209/#:~:text=The%20new%20design%20highlights%20the,effects%20as%20the%20previous%20design%20%E2%80%A6

The Rolling Stones

The next Rolling Stones single, “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” is tremendous. Mick hasn’t sounded this good in years and Lady Gaga is an added treat. Magnificent! Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEJd5xtbEPY

Donnie Kehr

Donnie Kehr and Cori Gardner’s Rockers On Broadway (their 30th edition) is coming up on Monday, October 16 at SONY Hall. 

Debbie Gibson

Joining honoree Melissa Etheridge will be KT Tunstall and Debbie Gibson, Simon Kirke, Dan Finnerty and Ty Taylor … Happy Bday Chuck Taylor!

NAMES IN THE NEWS –— Anthony Noto; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Paul Lester; Ian Harrison; Magda Katz; Pete Townshend; Miko Blanco; Brad LeBeau; Mal Evans; Derek Taylor; Andrew Sandoval; Rick Rubin; Bill Adler; Cory Robbins; Manny Bella; Race Taylor; Scott Shannon; Buddy Blanch; Steve Walter; Benny Harrison; and BELLA!

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