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2021
•Full cast announced for shards album release, read here

•Allen orchestrated and arranged for San Diego Symphony's Broadway by the Bay, featuring Bryonha Marie and Rob Fisher and members of the San Diego Symphony. Streaming begins May 28. For tickets and more info, click here.

•Allen wins the Silver Telly Award for his work on Doris Dear's Gurl Talk on Broadway on Demand. Read the press release here

•Allen appears on Doris Dear's Gurl Talk on Broadway on Demand, Season 2, Episode 2. Check it out here.

•Allen's soundtrack to Doris Dear's Gurl Talk is available now to stream and purchase, featuring the hit Opening Titles! 

•Little Orchestra Society's Dvorak & Mussorgsky concerts begin streaming March 13! Allen is the associate principal viola. Stream here!
 
•One Thing is Certain: A Dance Film wins Best Dance Film at the Toronto Alternative Film Festival. Read the release here
 
•Allen, in collaboration with RPDR's Tina Burner, releases 2 new cover singles of "What I Did for Love" and "Proud of Your Boy". Read the BWW release here
 
•Allen sat down with Thotyssey to discuss 'shards', being a music director in NY nightlife, and much more. Read the interview here
 
•Allen and spouse are featured in BroadwayWorld's Cabaret Couples article. Read it here
 
•Allen's score to One Thing is Certain is called a "dream...marriage with the dancing..." and "rather light-hearted and driving", "tying into the dream motif". 
 
One Thing is Certain wins 2 awards including BEST FILM at the L'age D'or Film Festival, of which Allen wrote the score!

One Thing is Certain premieres! Listen to the soundtrack here.
 
•Blake and spouse Marti Gould Cummings appeared on My Broadway Memory podcast on February 4! Read about it here. Watch it here
 
•Blake wins BEST ARRANGEMENT at the 2020 BroadwayWorld Awards for "Mack the Knife." Watch the arrangement here and read the press release here
 
•Blake announces his new, classical-crossover album of the shards of an honor code junkie with No Reverse Records. Read here.
 
2020
•Doris Dear's Christmas Special, which Blake is music directing and is premiering a brand new song, receives 5 Stars from NYC.Com! Read here
 
•Blake has been nominated for 5 BroadwayWorld Awards: Best Arrangement for "Mack the Knife"; Best Arrangement for "My Funny Valentine"; Best Musical Director; Best Recurring Series - An Evening With...; Best Special Event - Over Here!

Sonatas debuts at #4 on the Billboard Classical Charts for Week Ending September 19, 2020, where it stays in the top 6 for 2 weeks !! 

Sonatas reaches #1 on the iTunes Classical Charts September 8, 2020 where it stayed for 4 days, ultimately reaching the Top 40 on the Top 100 Albums !!

Reviews are in for Gurl Talk, and they love it, calling Blake the "magnificent maestro". 
 
At KC's has developmental reading. Click here to read

•Allen/Tran's Livin' the Dreamboat featured on NY1's coverage of THE INSIDERS. Watch the video here. 
 
Livin' the Dreamboat featured in TIMEOUT Magazine. Check it out!

• Allen a part of Astoria Performing Arts' Center's THE INSIDERS premiering May 22. Click here for more information.

•Allen and spouse in New York Magazine discussing protests, police brutality, and arrests. Click here to read. 

•Allen's album, SONATAS, is mentioned in the Kimmel Harding Nelson center newsletter. Click here​ for more information. 

•Allen's album, SONATAS, with L'abîme, which premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has dropped. Click here to take a listen.

•Allen and spouse appear on the Broadway Husbands podcast. Listen here

•Allen "stuns" and "wows" at Birdland with Kuhoo Verma. Click here to read. 

•Allen's off to the Kimmel Nelson Harding Centre in Nebraska City for a residency! Have fun, Blake!

2019
•Allen smashes the box office record of the Triad Theatre with the the first ever revival of the Tony-Winning Over Here!

•Allen's 'An Evening With...' wins BEST SERIES at the 2019 BroadwayWorld Awards and Allen wins BEST SPECIAL EVENT (SOLO) with Marti Gould Cummings for 'Marti at Lincoln Center'. Click here for more info. 

•Witch Perfect wins BEST CABARET at the 2019 GLAM Awards.

Over Here! in Playbill

Over Here! CallMeAdam

Over Here! Review, Theatre Pizzazz

AEWS Eartha Kitt Review (Ensemblist)

Witch Perfect Review (BWW)

An Evening With... Vol. 1 album review (BWW)

Kelly [1955] interview on BroadwayBagels (starts at 15:00)

AEWS Interview for Cabaret Hotspot

Before 2019
•Allen's Folk Wandering premieres Off-Broadway. Click here for the New York Times Review. 
•Allen and spouse Marti Gould Cummings perform at 54 Below. Read the Out Magazine here. 
•Allen's the shards of an honor code junkie premieres Off-Broadway to benefit The Trevor Project. Click here for the NewNowNext writeup.
•The release of A Very Marti Holiday with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Cady Huffman, etc. and arrangements/music direction by Blake Allen. 
AEWS Peggy Lee Review (Cabaret Hotpsot)
AEWS TimeOut Critic's Pick
Folk Wandering performs at Playbill Studios
Photo Call Folk Wandering
shards in Playbill
Holiday lineup for 2017
Boston|Nebraska industry reading
Longview, a play by Marcus Scott with music by Allen, featured in TIMEOUT Magazine. Check it out!
AEWS Frank Sinatra review (BWW)
AEWS Shriley Bassey review (BWW)
•Allen's AEWS is nomianted for 7 BroadwayWorld Awards, the most of any series.