All stories by Cindy Sibilsky on BroadwayStars

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Alicia Keys’ HELL’S KITCHEN Musical at The Public Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

HELL’S KITCHEN, a new musical at The Public Theater set in New York’s iconic, eclectic Midtown West neighborhood, is a coming-of-age story about a typical teenager dealing with quintesse…

SOURCE: at 02:21PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

DRACULA: A COMEDY OF TERRORS at New World Stages by Cindy Sibilsky

Combine elements of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Beetlejuice with The 39 Steps and Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein, add a quick-witted, fast-paced, farcical script, mix in five phenomenal…

SOURCE: at 02:07AM
Monday, October 30, 2023

CHASING HAPPY by Michel Wallerstein Debuts at Theatre Row by Cindy Sibilsky

Ideals like those proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, including “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” may be considered “self-evident” to the Founding Fathers of …

SOURCE: at 01:27AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Public Works THE TEMPEST at The Delacorte Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

  Though hurricanes, the stormy skies and the trail of destruction they bring raged across America at the tail end of summer, all was calm and serene as professional artists and community p…

SOURCE: at 02:34PM
Monday, July 10, 2023

Free Shakespeare in the Park’s HAMLET at The Delacorte Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

If last year was “The Summer of Richard III,” with numerous productions worldwide and varying portrayals of the “poisonous bunch-backed toad,” including The Public Theater’s Free S…

SOURCE: at 02:12PM
Friday, May 12, 2023

shadow/land at The Public Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

Americans are bombarded by tragedies every day; mass shootings, police brutality, and natural disasters like fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. People become numbers, and their stories…

SOURCE: at 02:52PM
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Under the Radar Festival: 2023 Highlights by Cindy Sibilsky

Lovers of avant-garde, cutting-edge performing arts in tune with the current pulse rejoice! The Public Theater’s annual theater festival, Under the Radar, is back after a hiatus since its …

SOURCE: at 02:00AM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Madeline Sayet’s WHERE WE BELONG at the Public Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

Theatre-maker Madeline Sayet straddles many identities that often contrast and sometimes conflict. She’s half Mohegan (on her mother’s side) and half Jewish (on her father’s side). Say…

SOURCE: at 01:59PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

FC Bergman’s 300 el x 50 el x 30 el at BAM Next Wave by Cindy Sibilsky

How does one describe the foreboding feeling of the calm before the storm? What might you witness if you peeked into the homes of a small community before a raging tempest transpired? In the…

SOURCE: at 12:51PM
Friday, September 2, 2022

Public Works’ Musical Adaptation of “As You Like It”: Free Shakespeare in the Park by Cindy Sibilsky

The 60th anniversary of The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park series was memorable. It opened with risk and ended with a reward. The first of the two productions for summer 202…

SOURCE: at 12:22PM
Saturday, August 6, 2022

The Butcher Boy: A New Musical at Irish Reperatory Theatre by Cindy Sibilsky

Adaptations are tricky. The best ones manage to cover the key points and honor the tone of the source material without getting bogged down by too many narrative details. These elements must …

SOURCE: at 02:07PM
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III by Cindy Sibilsky

It’s important, if not essential, for theatre makers to be ambitious and take risks. Equally crucial, especially in today’s climate, is considering diversity and inclusion when casting. …

SOURCE: at 01:57PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Chita Rivera Awards 2022 by Cindy Sibilsky

(For the Full List of 2022 CHITA RIVERA AWARD WINNERS and Red Carpet Photos, see below) The stars with the highest kicks, swishiest hips, dynamite tap skills, and the slickest moves were out…

SOURCE: at 02:12PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

QUINCE: An Unforgettable Immersive Experience Blossoms at The Bushwick Starr by Cindy Sibilsky

Anyone who has tended a garden (even on a rooftop or fire escape) or owned a houseplant knows that a living thing needs proper care, time, nourishment, and nurturing to grow, flourish and re…

SOURCE: at 05:15PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Fat Ham at The Public Theater: Succulent Joy Triumphs Over Tragedy by Cindy Sibilsky

  For a play premiering on Memorial Day weekend, what could feel more festive than a family gathering at a backyard barbecue served with a side of Shakespeare, a heaping portion of pop cult…

SOURCE: at 04:53PM
Monday, March 21, 2022

The Accidental Futurist Ensemble: SITI Company’s “The Medium” at BAM by Cindy Sibilsky

The year is 1993: Bill Clinton becomes president of the US; the World Trade Center is bombed by Islamic Fundamentalists; the FBI raids Branch Davidians, a religious cult in Waco, TX; Russia …

SOURCE: at 02:32AM
Monday, March 7, 2022

NAATCO’s OUT OF TIME at The Public Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

OUT OF TIME, a collection of five brand-new monologues by five award-winning Asian American playwrights could have been titled “Long Overdue.” Now playing at the Public Theater through S…

SOURCE: at 12:46AM
Monday, February 28, 2022

Mdou Moctar & Bartees Strange launch Music at BAM Curated by Hanif Abdurraqib by Cindy Sibilsky

There are moments when music can break down all borders and boundaries to touch something deep within the soul. Those rare experiences make an individual recognize their place in their colle…

SOURCE: at 03:50PM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones by Cindy Sibilsky

The transcendent Black Queer Artist Daniel Alexander Jones (aka DAJ) puts his “slashes” to good use. The multi-hyphenated artist is having a very busy 2021. He’s had a book release, a …

SOURCE: at 01:10PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Interview with Buck Gooter’s Billy Brett by Cindy Sibilsky

Buck Gooter was formed in 2005 by multigenerational bandmates Terry Turtle and Billy Brett. The duo met in Harrisonburg, Virginia while working at the Little Grill Collective (known for host…

SOURCE: at 03:45PM
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Interview with Sarah Brightman for “A Christmas Symphony” 2021 Tour by Cindy Sibilsky

  Though her time in the spotlight began as a member of the UK-based dance group, Hot Gossip, soprano superstar Sarah Brightman’s career launched on the global stage when she originated t…

SOURCE: at 05:21PM
Saturday, November 6, 2021

SHEEP #1: Tiny Toys Captivate Hearts at Japan Society by Cindy Sibilsky

There comes the point in life when one embarks on a Hero’s Journey toward self-discovery and finding the meaning of life. In the case of SHEEP #1, now playing at Japan Society through Nove…

SOURCE: at 12:43AM
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Under the Radar Festival 2021: Re-envisioned Virtually by Cindy Sibilsky

It’s 2021. We made it. Now what? For those of us fortunate enough to have survived (though not without scars) the year that no one could have imagined, we enter the new year less naive and…

SOURCE: at 03:46PM
Friday, November 20, 2020

Theater Markers Summit 2020 Offers Investigation & Inspiration Amid Uncertainty by Cindy Sibilsky

Over a weekend and one bonus day, 103 theater professionals from Broadway, the USA, and worldwide assembled virtually for the most well-attended Theater Makers Summit in the event’s histor…

SOURCE: at 10:53PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

“The Game of Life” Ushers in Rubin Museum of Art’s Brainwave 2020 on Impermanence by Cindy Sibilsky

The Rubin Museum of Art has a knack for making their exhibitions of both ancient and contemporary art from the Himalayan region — and the philosophies and practices that inspired and infor…

SOURCE: at 03:13PM

Radical Adaptations of Dracula & Frankenstein Ignite Classic Stage Company by Cindy Sibilsky

For as many adaptations and interpretations as there are of the classic gothic horror novels Frankenstein and Dracula, it is hard to imagine two more creative, unique, radical and timely wor…

SOURCE: at 01:38PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Under the Radar Festival: THE UNKNOWN DANCER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Cindy Sibilsky

When the lights come up, one immediately observes what could only be a silverback gorilla. The gait, the strut, the way he pounds his chest and paces the stage — anyone who has seen a natu…

SOURCE: at 05:14PM
Friday, August 2, 2019

THE BLACK CLOWN Theatricalizes the Experience of Black Americans at the Mostly Mozart Festival by Cindy Sibilsky

The triumphant, masterful production of The Black Clown—that performed its New York City premiere from July 24-27th as part of the 2019 annual Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival—o…

SOURCE: at 02:27AM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at The Shed is a 21st Century Kung Fu Spectacle by Cindy Sibilsky

Swords whizzed past heads close enough to cut their opponents’ hair; dancers dropped from or rose to the sky like celestial beings dangling on a mere thread; acrobatic action scenes shifte…

SOURCE: at 07:09PM
Sunday, July 21, 2019

A STRANGE LOOP Raises the Bar for Queer Black Representation and Sets a New Standard for Musicals Today by Cindy Sibilsky

I first encountered A Strange Loop in 2015 at the Musical Theatre Factory when it was still located in a gay porn video warehouse above (the original) Drama Bookstore just around the corner …

SOURCE: at 06:30PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mobile Unit’s THE TEMPEST at The Public Theater by Cindy Sibilsky

The stormy start to May has served as a fitting setting for the debut of The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, that washed up on its home shores near …

SOURCE: at 03:58PM

All that Chat