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Pass Over

Pass Over

By Sandi Durell . . .   If you’re seeking the first of Broadway’s openings to be an upbeat, easy slide back into theater, the play Pass Over will not fulfill your fantasies. It will fulfill comfort expectations of showing your vax card and photo ID...

My Mother’s Severed Head

My Mother’s Severed Head

by Carole Di Tosti . . . What better way to return to live theater than to experience Bruce Willis’s and The Burgess Group’s presentation of Charles Cissel’s comedic, dark romp My Mother’s Severed Head. The production, scheduled from 10th of September to 2nd of...

Listening to Bikeman

Listening to Bikeman

by Marcina Zaccaria . . . To commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Irish Repertory Theatre presents the audio event, Bikeman, on You Tube.   Bikeman follows the story of a journalist on the day of September 11th, 2001, past a square...

What Happened? The Michaels Abroad

What Happened? The Michaels Abroad

By JK Clarke . . . Listening in on a family’s conversation has always been fascinating and revealing—especially to the voyeuristically inclined—and Richard Nelson’s series of plays (this being the ninth and final, not counting the Zoom plays) witnessing the everyday...

Hadestown Makes a Jubilant Return to Broadway

Hadestown Makes a Jubilant Return to Broadway

By Melissa Griegel . . . Cheering was heard in the streets of the Walter Kerr Theater the evening of September 2nd as Tony Award Winning Hadestown celebrated its Reopening Night on Broadway with its first curtain call in 18 months. Hadestown and Waitress with opening...

The Book of Moron by Robert Dubac

The Book of Moron by Robert Dubac

“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.” – R.E.M . . . By Bailey Van Schepen . . . Greeted with house music reminiscent of feelings indicative of the world today, the audience is immediately aware of the kind of roller coaster they are about to...

QQ Finale — Dose 2

QQ Finale — Dose 2

by Matt Smith . . . Still hankering for a heartwarming finale? Despite the new mask mandates and the virus variants looming over us, we’re still looking forward — as theaters in New York and across the country announce their grand reopenings — to getting things moving...

Broadway Stars Come Out for BroadwayEvolved’s Bryant Park Show

Broadway Stars Come Out for BroadwayEvolved’s Bryant Park Show

Andrew Rannells, Ali Stroker, Betsy Wolfe by Melissa Griegel . . . BroadwayEvolved, a theatre training program founded by Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos), just finished their first in-person summer intensive with a show in Bryant Park. Aspiring actors, singers, and...

QQ Finale — Dose 1

QQ Finale — Dose 1

by Matt Smith . . . Who doesn’t love a heartwarming finale? As vaccination rates rise and theaters in New York and across the country announce their grand reopenings, we look forward to getting things moving in a new, progressive direction, led with love, light and...

Critical Care or Rehearsals for a Nurse

Critical Care or Rehearsals for a Nurse

Review by Bart Greenberg . . . For four years (1935-1939) the WPA Theatre Project was the largest government sponsored program in history. It created projects as diverse as puppet shows and Shakespeare, shows that toured to the smallest villages and Broadway...

Trial on the Potomac–The Impeachment of Richard Nixon

Trial on the Potomac–The Impeachment of Richard Nixon

Review By Marilyn Lester . . . The great love of the American public for conspiracy theories and trial dramas has produced a trove of books, films and stage plays, now joined by George Bugatti’s Trial on the Potomac––The Impeachment of Richard Nixon. In it, an...

The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Park

The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Park

By JK Clarke . . . William Shakespeare’s play, The Merry Wives of Windsor may be one of the earliest “spin-offs” in history. On the heels of the success of Henry IV, Parts I & 2 in the mid-1590s, it is said that Queen Elizabeth I requested a follow up play...

View From the Bridge – Streaming at National Theatre

View From the Bridge – Streaming at National Theatre

By Carol Rocamora . . . An empty space….The sounds of a mournful Requiem…. The stage is set for a tragedy of classical magnitude – and oh, do we get one. With a stroke of his director’s wand, Ivo van Hove has transformed Arthur Miller’s classic, A View from the...

André De Shields Shines His Light at 54 Below

André De Shields Shines His Light at 54 Below

By Sandi Durell . . . Welcome the Reverend Shields in a world church of L-O-V-E!  This is not your ordinary cabaret show! Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Grammy Award winning actor, director, singer, writer, choreographer, ultimate storyteller and uniquely...

Improv Off Broadway

Improv Off Broadway

by Marcina Zaccaria . . . Returning to Off Broadway takes that tenacious skill that improv theater demands. Vern, produced by Jacki Thrapp, Matt Giroveanu and Stephanie Driscoll, is a combination of impromptu song, and quick shout outs to neighborhood places in...

The Cordelia Dream

The Cordelia Dream

Review By Bart Greenberg An intense early middle-aged woman comes to the door of a dreary studio apartment where an elderly man is hiding.. They clearly have a past, but what that is the playwright chooses to obscure to begin with. Are they father and daughter? Past...

JUDGMENT DAY

JUDGMENT DAY

By Carole Di Tosti . . . What happens when a criminal, huckster lawyer dies on the operating table, has an NDE (near death experience) and comes back to life with the validation that the next time he will roast in the fires of hell because, lo and behold, there is a...

Friends!  The Musical Parody

Friends!  The Musical Parody

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . With an energetic cast, the fast-paced Friends!  A Musical Parody is a joy. The original TV show, Friends, had so many memorable moments.  Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Ross were the...

Two Noble Kinsmen-Courtesy of The Drilling Company

Two Noble Kinsmen-Courtesy of The Drilling Company

By: Bailey Van Schepen . . . Simple, clean and serene; three descriptors that encompass the atmosphere at The Clemente’s parking lot and provide the perfect canvas for The Drilling Company's Two Noble Kinsmen. An audience could easily miss this hidden jewel in the LES...

The Wolves

The Wolves

Review by Carol Rocamora Nov. 20, 2017 THIS SHOW IS CURRENTLY BEING SHOWN FREE AT BROADWAY ON DEMAND FROM THE LCT ARCHIVES: THE LINK IS HERE. Whether or not you’re a sports fan, you’ll be mesmerized by the moves of a soccer team called “The Wolves.” They’re warming up...

Romeo and Juliet Reimagined for Today

Romeo and Juliet Reimagined for Today

By Carole Di Tosti . . . The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet, employing renowned choreographer and director Matthew Bourne’s interpretation, is not to be missed. Currently, it is streaming on BroadwayHD. Though initially it may be...

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

By Carol Rocamora . . . Are you longing for a play?  I mean a PLAY -  a big play with big ideas, a two-and-a-half hour play with substantial themes, deep emotions, and far-reaching visions?  A thrilling play that stretches your imagination, challenges...

Theatre World Awards in Photos

Theatre World Awards in Photos

The 75th Theatre World Awards went virtual on July 11th with a Special Gala Award Benefit that included Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Andre De Shields. Patti LuPoneAudra McDonaldAnde De ShieldsNathan LaneJohn Lloyd YoungMarissa WinokurStephanie D'AbruzzoAdam...

TELL ME A STORY

TELL ME A STORY

By Brian Scott Lipton . . . Not only has Manhattan become a more exciting place since the opening earlier this summer of the enchanting Little Island, but the excitement is now building over the Little Island Storytelling Festival, which runs there July 21-25. Curated...

Fruma Sarah is Waiting in the Wings.                                  No, it’s Jackie Hoffman!

Fruma Sarah is Waiting in the Wings. No, it’s Jackie Hoffman!

  Review By Sandi Durell . . . You know her, you’ve seen her in the classic Joel Grey directed Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof . . . it’s Jackie Hoffman taking on a new twist at The Cell on West 23rd Street as Fruma Sarah ready to take off from the wings of a small local...

The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+

The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+

Review By Michael Tingley . . .  While flipping through the program before the show, I stumbled on two quotes that would capture the beauty of this adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest. The first is from Producer/Director/Lighting Designer Maarten Cornelis,...

Lines in the Dust

Lines in the Dust

Review by Carole Di Tosti - - - Lisa Rosetta Strum, Melissa Joyner, Jeffrey Bean . . . The questions that playwright Nikkole Salter raises in Lines in the Dust, directed by Awoye Timpo, are subtly drawn and powerfully developed. One of the key issues raised is...

Off Broadway

Off Broadway

by Carole Di Tosti . . . Institutions, including the institution of American theater, do change. However, the transformation often is at a snail’s pace. The unique digital media presentation, which streamed for four evenings, Off Broadway, written by Torrey Townsend...

Chick Flix

Chick Flix

By Adam Cohen . . . Want your relationship brought to life by a set of improv comedians who will sing and joke about it?  If the answer is “yes”, get yourself to the Players Theater and check out “Chick Flix.”   Each night musical improvisers create a...

My Cyrano Inspired ‘By Baroque’

My Cyrano Inspired ‘By Baroque’

by Melissa Griegel . . . Curtain Call The Center at West Park at the historic West Park Presbyterian Church on 165 West 86th Street was the scene for a multi-cultural and multi-lingual live theatrical event on Friday, June 11th, and Saturday, June 12. For VIP ticket...

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