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•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.


•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


Livin' the Dreamboat featured in TIMEOUT Magazine. Check it out!

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

•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.

•Allen's Folk Wandering premieres Off-Broadway. Click here for the New York Times Review. 

•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. 

Other reviews and writeups:

Longview, a play by Marcus Scott with music by Allen, featured in TIMEOUT Magazine. Check it out!

•Allen/Tran's Livin' the Dreamboat featured on NY1's coverage of THE INSIDERS. Watch the video here. 

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

AEWS Frank Sinatra review (BWW)

AEWS Shriley Bassey review (BWW)

•Allen's AEWS is nomianted for 7 BroadwayWorld Awards, the most of any series.

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

AEWS Peggy Lee Review (Cabaret Hotpsot)

AEWS √Recommended TimeOut

Folk Wandering performs at Playbill Studios

Photo Call Folk Wandering

shards in Playbill

Holiday lineup for 2017

Boston|Nebraska industry reading

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