Why You Should Boo Amar Ramasar in the "West Side Story" Revival

Why You Should Boo Amar Ramasar in the "West Side Story" Revival

When Amar Ramasar takes his first bows as Bernardo, it will have been just a year and a half since he was fired from the New York City Ballet for sharing nude photos of female company members without their knowledge or consent. Yet, in typical professional theatre industry fashion, the powers-that-be decided to overlook egregious behavior and declare that talent trumps unethical behavior, no matter how vile.

So when Ramasar takes his first bows, I encourage you to give him the reception he deserves - boo him.

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Heidi Schreck and Laurence Tribe Challenge the Constitution at 92Y Talkback

Heidi Schreck and Laurence Tribe Challenge the Constitution at 92Y Talkback

Upon entering the Helen Hayes Theatre to see “What the Constitution Means to Me”, I was met with a wall of white cis male faces symbolically relegating anyone falling outside of these parameters as an inherent outlier. Fortunately, this was not my experience walking into the 92Y to hear Heidi Schreck and Harvard professor Laurence Tribe discuss Schreck’s play as well as our nation’s complicated relationship with the titular document.

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From Kids In The Hall to Off-Broadway: An Interview with Kevin McDonald

From Kids In The Hall to Off-Broadway: An Interview with Kevin McDonald

With performers on a press tour, it often feels like answers are rehearsed or over-thought, yet Kevin McDonald's were both exuberant and winding, his words spilling out in an over-caffeinated cascade of ideas and jokes. It turns out, McDonald has a lot to say, which is why it's perfect time for his new one-man show "Kevin McDonald ALIVE on 42nd Street" to premiere Off-Broadway.

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Literal “Rolling Stones” on Broadway

Literal “Rolling Stones” on Broadway

Being able to keep a classic theater alive and intact in this manner shows the significance of theatre in this quickly evolving society that often put more value on new tech than on the classic arts.

The Empire Theater on 42nd Street, the most notable of these moves in recent history, now functions as an AMC movie theater a mere 170ft from where it once stood as a Broadway performance theater.

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No Matter How Vile, the Theatre Fraternity Will Protect Its Members

No Matter How Vile, the Theatre Fraternity Will Protect Its Members

Last week, BroadwayRadio critic, Peter Filichia body-shamed performers in his review of Camp Morning Wood on his weekly podcast segment. His comments included repeatedly calling a performer “substantially overweight” and mocking the genitalia of performers who appeared nude in the show. Obviously, there was swift backlash with many calling out Filichia for his comments. But something I found equally surprising and disappointing was not how much support Filichia was receiving, but from where the support was coming from.

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Critic Under Fire Has History of Problematic Comments in His Reviews

Critic Under Fire Has History of Problematic Comments in His Reviews

BroadwayRadio critic, Peter Filichia recently body shamed performers on their weekly podcast. Many have called out the longtime critic while others have defended him by stating this isn’t indicative of him as a writer. However, when looking at some of his previous reviews, Filichia appears to have a history with making these types of comments. They range from racist to describing people with fat phobic terminology.

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BroadwayRadio Critic Body Shames Performers in Review

BroadwayRadio Critic Body Shames Performers in Review

On this past week’s episode of BroadwayRadio’s “This Week on Broadway”, critic Peter Filichia, decided to including body shaming in his review of Camp Morning Wood: A Very Naked Musical, going as far as to comment on the size of the performers’ genitals and repeatedly calling one of them, “substantially overweight.”

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The Jimmy Awards is Just the Beginning

The Jimmy Awards is Just the Beginning

Monday could very well be the most important night of their lives.

After bopping around through an exuberant, five-minute mash of songs from currently running Broadway shows – “Tootsie,” “The Cher Show” and “Be More Chill,” to name a few – the 86 nominees stood grinning and red-faced.

“That was an adrenaline run,” said choreographer Keisha Lalama.

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