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•Read the Front Row Center's glittering review of Insomnia here

•Look at Playbill's photo coverage of Insomnia here

•Allen was interviewed with Broadway's Jeanna de Waal in Hollywood SoapBox for Insomnia at Carnegie Hall. Read it here

Conversion, of which Allen wrote the 2-hour long score, wins the Trailblazer Award at the Portland Film Festival. 

•Allen was interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune about shards and growing up homosexual in the LDS faith. Read it here.

•Allen was interviewed by Out Front Magazine. Read it here.

•Allen's Shards hits 2 Million streams on Spotify. Read about it here on Theatre Pizzazz or Broadway World

• called Allen an authentic LGBTTQIA+ voice. Read about it here. 

•Allen sat down with I'm From Driftwood- The LGBTQ Story Archive to speak about his life story and how "being vulnerable allows people in". Listen here.

•Allen spoke with talking about working with drag queens, shards, and more. Read the interview here

•Allen was on the podcast Green Room on Air. Listen to the episode here.

•Allen sat down with Showtime Shenanigans to talk about shards. Listen to the interview here.

•Allen's album shards is featured under New Music from LGBTQIA+ Artist in Tampa Bay Gay. Read here.

•Allen sat down with Being LGBTQ and discussed shards as well as his life experiences of coming out, losing a friend to suicide, and facing sexual assault. Listen to the interview here.

•Allen sat down with QueerQueque and discussed shards, reconciling his youth, and learning to accept love from others and himself. Read the interview here.

•Allen was interviewed at the top of the opening night coverage of Diana the musical. Watch the interview here. 

•Allen was named Man Crush Monday for MeansHappy Magazine. Read the interview here

•Allen sat down with SecondStreet Dreams and discussed shards, being gay, and the development of the album. Listen to the interview here

•shards debuts at #12 on the Billboard Cast Album Chart, the #1 new musical on the chart, read here

shards debuts at #1 on Amazon Classical & #2 on iTunes Classical! 

shards is featured in Opera Wire, read here

•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.
•Allen and spouse Marti Gould Cummings appeared on My Broadway Memory podcast on February 4! Read about it here. Watch it here
•Allen wins BEST ARRANGEMENT at the 2020 BroadwayWorld Awards for "Mack the Knife." Watch the arrangement here and read the press release here
•Allen announces his new, classical-crossover album of the shards of an honor code junkie with No Reverse Records. Read here.
•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
•Allen 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!

•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.


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