Ken Davenport Names Howard & Janet Kagan Producers of the Year

The Porducer’s Perspective
December 30, 2014
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We had a record breaking number of votes for this year’s Broadway Producer of the Year, and with this year’s crop of nominees, I’m not surprised.  We had big corporations and single dudes and even a two time nominee.

But the winner, by a decent margin, mind you, is the good ol’ Mom and Pop producing team of Howard and Janet Kagan!….

Ben Brantley’s Best Theater of 2014

New York Times
December 10, 2014
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Broadway got lost in the stars this year. It seemed that everywhere you looked — at least in that consortium of temples, er, theaters around Times Square dedicated to the adoration of the boldface — there was yet another celebrity, using his or her magnetism to draw gullible audiences and, as often as not, upset the balance of a perfectly good drama.

Taking a Ride With ‘On the Town’ Actress

The Wall Street Journal
November 25, 2014
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In the current Broadway revival of “On the Town,” Alysha Umphress stars as the brassy Hildy, who falls head-over-heels for a young buck of a sailor named Chip as soon as she picks him up in her yellow cab. Ms. Umphress’s big first-act number, “I Can Cook Too,” is a showstopper….

ON THE TOWN’S Vanity Fair Feature

Vanity Fair
November 2014
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When On the Town received its rapturous welcome on Broadway seven decades ago, it brought the phrase “New York, New York, a helluva town” into the lexicon, heralded a sea change in American musical theater, and launched a bunch of young upstarts: Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

In ON THE TOWN, The City Is Candy-Colored Heaven

New York Times
October 17, 2014
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And now, a show about sex that you can take the whole family to: the kids, the grandparents, even your sister the nun. That idea may sound kind of creepy, or (worse) dreary. But I assure you that the jubilant revival of “On the Town,” which opened Thursday night at the Lyric Theater, is anything but.

Time Out New York on Megan Fairchild

TimeOut
September 24, 2014
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Question: Are you committed for a year?
I’m committed nine months—until after the Tony Awards in May. I have an option if I need to be with the ballet. But I kind of want to ride it out and go the full year. If there’s a special tour maybe. I don’t need to do every week of Saratoga. Maybe I could do one week. I think it would mean a lot to Peter if I did, so I’m going to do whatever he needs me to do.

Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Lead Lortel Award Nominations

Playbill
By Adam Hetrick
April 1, 2014
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The Off-Broadway musicals Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as new plays by Joshua Harmon, Will Eno and Bruce Norris are among the nominees for the 29th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which were announced April 1 by the Off-Broadway League….

The ex-Talking Heads frontman’s Imelda Marcos musical dominates this year’s off-Broadway honors alongside “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” with 11 nods apiece.

Hollywoodreporter.com
By David Rooney
April 1, 2014
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Two unconventional immersive musicals, David Byrne‘sHere Lies Love and Dave Malloy‘s Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, lead the field with 11 nominations each for the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards, the top honors for off-Broadway theater…..