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Friday, March 3, 2023

The Trees by Darryl Reilly

An adult brother and sister discover that their feet have become rooted to the ground in this ravishing theatrical fable; absurdism meshes with poignancy. The post The Trees appeared first o…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Seagull/Woodstock, NY by Darryl Reilly

Parker Posey as Chekov’s aging insecure actress is the chief virtue to this faithful well-mounted updating which panders to its upper crust audience. The post The Seagull/Woodstock, NY app…

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Kissing The Floor by Darryl Reilly

The Antigone myth is reset to the 1930’s Depression era U.S.A. in this challenging play about two troubled sisters and their disturbed twin half-brothers. The post Kissing The Floor appea…

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

She’s Got Harlem on Her Mind by Darryl Reilly

A captivating presentation of a trio of 1920’s-set one-act plays by the neglected Black American writer Eulalie Spence; it’s performed by a sparkling cast. The post She’s Got Harlem o…

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

If You Love Me by Darryl Reilly

Chazz Palminteri is dynamic in this staged reading of Lyle Kessler’s dark comedy presented at the Actors Studio to commemorate its 75th anniversary. The post If You Love Me appeared first…

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Wanderers by Darryl Reilly

Magnetic Katie Holmes portraying a Hollywood actress is a bright spot in this unsatisfying muddled drama which has been given an overblown production. The post The Wanderers appeared firs…

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Friday, February 10, 2023

Life is a One-Act Play by Darryl Reilly

Bina Sharif and her husband Kevin Mitchell Martin uproariously portray locked-down NYC roommates in her thoughtful play about society during the pandemic. The post Life is a One-Act Play ap…

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Endgame by Darryl Reilly

John Douglas Thompson as the blind tyrant and Bill Irwin as his jittery servant are awesome in this mesmerizing revival of Beckett’s existential classic. The post Endgame appeared first…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Try Not to Hold It Against Me by Darryl Reilly

The show business veteran’s charming memoir chronicles his 1940’s Bronx childhood, youthful ascent in the film industry and career as a theater producer. The post Try Not to Hold It Aga…

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Three Readings by Darryl Reilly

Bohdan Boychuk, Honor Molloy and Ronán Noone’s works were performed by sparkling casts as a finale to the Origin Theatre Company’s 1st Irish Festival 2023. The post Three Readings appea…

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

The Smuggler by Darryl Reilly

Actor Michael Mellamphy triumphs in this solo “thriller in rhyme,” as a legal Irish immigrant unemployed bartender who gleefully embraces a life of crime. The post The Smuggler appeared …

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Without You by Darryl Reilly

Backed by a dynamic band, the “Rent” star’s engaging musical solo show chronicles the deaths of his mother and Jonathan Larson, and the show’s journey. The post Without You appeared…

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Femme First by Darryl Reilly

Comedian Kim Kalish and actor Orlagh Cassidy each perform affective self-written solo shows in repertory dealing with death, grief and reflection. The post Femme First appeared first on Thea…

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Not About Me by Darryl Reilly

The pandemic inspired venerable gay actor and playwright Eduardo Machado to create this swirling memory play centered around the 1980’s AIDS crisis in NYC. The post Not About Me appeared …

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Beauty and the Beast by Darryl Reilly

A spirited pantomime presentation of the classic tale by a Bronx-based troupe in a small café theater delighted children and adults with comedy and music. The post Beauty and the Beast app…

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Offal Endings by Darryl Reilly

Michael Crichton meets Paddy Chayefsky in this smart futuristic satire as the disaffected are swayed toward euthanasia to harvest their organs for profit. The post Offal Endings appeared fi…

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Frankenstein’s Monster Is Drunk by Darryl Reilly

A vivacious quartet portray the famous Monster and a multitude of zanies in this amusing continuation that’s been given a snappy small-scale presentation. The post Frankenstein’s Monst…

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Heaven by Darryl Reilly

A long married Irish couple attend a wedding; comic, heartfelt and dramatic revelations abound in this sparklingly performed bittersweet confessional. The post Heaven appeared first on Thea…

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Make Room for Big Daddy! by Darryl Reilly

Veteran performer Frederick Weller will play the wily patriarch in the return engagement of the first ever Off-Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The post Make Room for Big Dad…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

1st Irish Festival 2023 by Darryl Reilly

This 15th annual Irish-themed theatrical event presents over 21 premiere productions, play readings and film screenings across NYC for three weeks. The post 1st Irish Festival 2023 appeare…

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Patti LuPone: Songs from a Hat! by Darryl Reilly

The legendary performer commanded at 54 Below with an exhilarating 80-minute program of standards, offbeat and novel selections, some chosen at random. The post Patti LuPone: Songs from a H…

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Friday, December 30, 2022

Stealing Mona Lisa by Darryl Reilly

Vivacious Tori Jewell portrays the painting, spiritedly interacting with the bubbly cast of this charming and quaint musical which depicts its 1911 theft. The post Stealing Mona Lisa appea…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Oh Mary, It’s Christmas! by Darryl Reilly

Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s marvelous holiday show at Joe’s Pub was livestreamed and is free to watch through December 24. “Misty” is a lovely highlight. The post Oh Mary, It’s Christ…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

A 2022 10 Best List by Darryl Reilly

Brooks Atkinson’s spirit looms over this roundup; eight Off-Off-Broadway shows are cited. Neil Simon, Tennessee Williams and Eric Bogosian are included. The post A 2022 10 Best List appe…

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Ain’t No Mo’ by Darryl Reilly

A series of uneven connected satirical television sketch comedy-style scenes depict a future where Black Americans are coerced to resettle in Africa. The post Ain’t No Mo’ appeared fir…

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Maggie The Cat, Is Back! by Darryl Reilly

“Cobra Kai” star Courtney Henggeler will make her NYC stage debut in the return engagement of the first ever Off-Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The post Maggie The Cat,…

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Where Are You? (New York) by Darryl Reilly

Death and grieving are explored in this moving and entertaining performance piece combining dance and spoken word that’s enacted by a magnetic ensemble. The post Where Are You? (New York…

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Some Like It Hot by Darryl Reilly

This adaptation of the classic film comedy is a smashing Golden Age-style Broadway musical, the three leads do justice to their iconic screen counterparts. The post Some Like It Hot appeare…

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast LIVE! A Tribute to Gilbert by Darryl Reilly

Jason Alexander, Rupert Holmes and Mario Cantone, were among the late comedian’s podcast guests who honored him during this moving video-recorded event. The post Gilbert Gottfried’s Ama…

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Sans Me by Darryl Reilly

A dreamy and intriguing one-act play dealing with illness and political oppression, that is part of Transforma Theatre’s Science in Theatre Festival 2022. The post Sans Me appeared first o…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Far Country by Darryl Reilly

With gorgeous performances and a highly theatrical presentation, this moving play depicts the fate of early 20th century Chinese immigrants in the U.S. The post The Far Country appeared fi…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards