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Among the producers of Kinky Boots, the Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein show that took home the Best Musical Tony Award June 9 is the IPN (Independent Presenters Network), co-founded by Albert Nocciolino, president of the Broadway Theatre League. The show also received Tony’s for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater (Lauper and Fierstein), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Billy Porter),Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (John...
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Reviewed by Nancy McKenzie Oliveri What was a girl to wear to a Broadway-caliber show, on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) no less, that promised to rock her and the rest of the audience right back to the wonderfully raunchy, tasteless decade of the ’80s? For this girl, in her mid 50s, it meant faking it in black leggings, knee boots, a stretchy, black, not-too-mini skirt, red jacket with too many snaps, and an animal print scarf. Fetching, right? But this review isn’t about me, although the highest praise I can...
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Reviewed by Sarah Kuras The  Broadway Theater League presented another award-winning show this past Sunday(March 11) at The Forum in Binghamton: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. This was my first time seeing this iconic show, which sets a collection of T.S. Eliot poems set to music with flawless choreography and a rocking score. This musical is a great family experience, with fun dance numbers, whimsical cat costumes and memorable characters. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Sarah Kuras In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, made its way to The Forum last Sunday (Nov. 6) for two performances in Binghamton after three award-winning years on Broadway. The musical, presented by the Broadway Theatre League, traces the trials and tribulations one summer  of people living in Manhattan's Washington Heights and reflects all the characters' hope for a chance to start a better life. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Barb Van Atta Poor Peter Pan, his name much maligned now by women describing immature partners and mates. There’s really something gentle and bittersweet about the original Peter. Disappointed early in life by the callousness of adults, he clings to the black-and-white, all right-or-all wrong simplicity of childhood. And, don’t we all sometimes wish our lives were as simple as they seemed to be when we were young? It’s that timelessness of theme that makes the musical Peter Pan appeal to generation after generation,...
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Reviewed by Sarah Roche I attended the opening night performance of Disney’s "Beauty & the Beast" at The Forum in Binghamton. What a fun show! Although I had been a little nervous about seeing a musical that I had assumed would be geared towards children, I found the show to be an excellent professional production that kept both the children and adults in the audience spellbound. During the opening sequence, the musical matched the animated Disney movie so precisely that I wondered if the actors were lip-synching to the...
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Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan I must admit that I was skeptical about seeing The Color Purple last night (April 6) at The Forum in Binghamton. How could you possibly improve on Alice Walker's timeless tale of redemption, love and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity (not to mention the classic movie portrayal with Oprah and Whoopi Goldberg)? Well, much to my surprise, they did the impossible. They found a way to convey the power of Walker's characters in unbelievable ways....
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