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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...

Love Stevie Loving Linda

Love Stevie Loving Linda

By Myra Chanin . . . Stevie Holland, a gifted, elegant, acclaimed jazz singer, playwright, songwriter and lyricist has, for the last two decades, been happily married to Gary William Friedman, the gifted, generous, handsome and heterosexual theater, symphonic, film...

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . Is trying on a new dress like trying on a new identity?  In Metamorphosis, a dancer brilliantly moves fabric, wrapping herself like a goddess, like a silks-trained acrobat, and like a woman warrior. Refreshed and inspired by the work of...

chekhovOS/an experimental game/

chekhovOS/an experimental game/

The Best of Virtual By Marcina Zaccaria . . . Embracing the virtual format, chekhovOS/an experimental game/ offers live, interactive performance, reimagining The Cherry Orchard. Jessica Hecht, Anna Baryshnikov, Anna Bortnick, Darya Denisova, Jeffrey Hayenga,...

Success at Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages

Success at Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . On May 10, Restart Stages began at Lincoln Center.  Entering and exiting the Plaza, I got the unwavering sense that we can finally tell everyone to show up again to witness great dance. On June 1, after about a half hour in the...

The Niceties

The Niceties

(From the Live 2018 Production) By Carol Rocamora... So what have we learned? That’s the question I ask myself, after watching The Niceties, Eleanor Burgess’s riveting, lacerating 2016 drama about racism and elitism in America. Set in the spring of 2016, the play...

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

“Filmed in an empty theatre, over seventeen days, during a global pandemic…”  by Carol Rocamora This brief message flashes by, momentarily, on PBS’s screen at the conclusion of Simon Godwin’s breathtaking Romeo & Juliet.  Yet that phrase’s simplicity and...

Lilies in Spring

Lilies in Spring

By Ron Fassler . . . Hartley Parker, J.P. Ross . . . It was a pleasure to return to the theatre this week and see a play again after fourteen months. Like many, the great joy of discovering new writing, actors, directors and craftspeople behind the scenes ended...

Two Sisters and a Piano

Two Sisters and a Piano

Reviewed by Yani Perez . . . Gary Perez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Florencia Lozano, Jimmy Smits New Normal Rep digitally streams Two Sisters and a Piano written and directed by Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright, Nilo Cruz. The play features an all-star cast, with Emmy...

The Producers

The Producers

12 Fun Facts We Learned about The Producers on Stars in the House by Matt Smith . . . It was certainly “Springtime” for Mel Brooks and alumni of The Producers on April 19th when the 12-time Tony-winning smash hit celebrated its monumental 20-year anniversary. To mark...

Collision Shop

Collision Shop

A Multimedia Exhibit By Marcina Zaccaria . . . A mash-up of movement to questions posed by a computer form, this presentation is not for Instagram wannabees. It’s a built-for-movement display for people of all ethnicities and body types.  A team of artists,...

Vancouver- Where IS Home?

Vancouver- Where IS Home?

A contemporary Asian American story with puppetry by Alix Cohen . . . Japanese immigrant Hiro and his Caucasian wife Amy have settled near Portland, Oregon with 19 year-old daughter Ashley (her face looks too old.) who’s on the spectrum and Lucky, a white poodle...

Broadway’s Masked Singer Night III

Broadway’s Masked Singer Night III

by Matt Smith . . . Who doesn’t love a big and brassy, razzle-dazzle finale? Well, that’s exactly what we got when Broadway’s Masked Singer wrapped up on its final night, tallying the total donation numbers and revealing each of the remaining costumed competitors…...

More at BroadwayCon

More at BroadwayCon

by Adam Cohen . . . Making Theater During the Pandemic was a featured session at the 2021 BroadwayCon. Hosted graciously by Melissa Errico (Meet Me in St. Louis) the panel included Drew Gehling (Waitress, Amour), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), Jason Michael Webb (The Last...

Broadway’s Masked Singer Night II

Broadway’s Masked Singer Night II

by Matt Smith . . . It’s Night II of the theatre world’s favorite new who-sung-it guessing game, and performers, votes, and guesses are all comin’ in hot! Dynamic hosts Michael Hull and Dylan Bustamante present four brand-new contenders vying for that winning title,...

Broadway’s Masked Singer

Broadway’s Masked Singer

by Matt Smith . . . Recap of Night 1  It’s the smash hit guessing game that always keeps you guessing… and it’s finally been Broadway-fied!! The  first episode in three-part Broadway’s Masked Singer — a highly-anticipated, fresh and funky, pandemic-friendly...

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