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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

‘Songs about Trains’: a foot-stomping, powerhouse look at the outsiders who built America by Erin Kahn

I was hooked from the title. As someone who loves folk music and was largely raised on “songs about trains,” I was pretty sure I was going to love it before I even stepped into the thea…

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

In ‘Gong Lum’s Legacy,’ love is dangerous by Erin Kahn

Much has been written (and, especially lately, staged) about marginalized people’s troubled relationships with the non-marginalized. But what about the relationships of different marginali…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Becky Baumwoll of Broken Box Mime Theater talks using mime to cross barriers by Erin Kahn

Take Shape, Broken Box Mime Theater’s newest devised show, explores ten stories about emergence and transformation. It’s the company’s first Mainstage show in three years, and to cele…

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Caution: ‘#SoSadSoSexy’ may turn you into even more of a feminist by Erin Kahn

Women have really been getting screwed over from the beginning. That was one of my takeaways from #SoSadSoSexy, presented by Tapestry Collective at The Tank. Written and created by Emily Co…

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Friday, March 11, 2022

‘Jane Anger’ is an irreverent, hilarious new take on the Bard by Erin Kahn

If you’re a Shakespeare aficionado who wants to laugh out loud for two hours straight and doesn’t mind a touch of bawdy humor, then Jane Anger is for you. The Jennifer Campos Production…

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thanks to Steve Earle, ‘Coal Country’ strikes a deep chord by Erin Kahn

In my experience, any production that includes Steve Earle on its creative team is sure to have at least a few good things going for it. In the case of Coal Country, Audible Theater’s new …

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Monday, March 7, 2022

‘Debate: Baldwin vs Buckley’ brings the famous 1965 debate closer than ever by Erin Kahn

In 1965, James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. faced off at the University of Cambridge, on live tv and in front of an overly packed house, on a question that, 57 years later, is no less …

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Review: Prayer for the French Republic by Erin Kahn

In 1927, my great-great grandfather wrote a letter home from Germany. With admirable wit and evident pleasure, Nathan Low writes about visiting his father’s cousins in Ludwigshafen. Though…

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Monday, February 7, 2022

The 2022 FRIGID Festival by Erin Kahn

One of New York’s biggest (and best) theatre festivals is back. The 16th Annual FRIGID Festival brings together artists from across the Indie Theatre Community, with plenty of fun, excitin…

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Actor Erin Cronican on how it feels to star in ‘WIT’ while battling breast cancer by Erin Kahn

Erin Cronican seems to be unstoppable. The actor, producer, and director is currently starring in a new production of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning WIT at The Seeing Place Theat…

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Review of ‘One Christmas Carol’ by Erin Kahn

Sometimes less is more, and in One Christmas Carol at The Chain Theatre, less is much more. Adapted from Charles Dickens’ classic by Douglas H. Baker, and performed by him in multiple stat…

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

‘Feminism for serial killers:’ Sara Fellini on writing and directing the macabre by Erin Kahn

Playwright, director, and actor Sara Fellini’s work has been described by the New York Times as “darkly humorous, deliciously ghoulish.” spit&vigor, of which Fellini is the artisti…

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Harry Hadden-Paton talks returning to Lincoln Center, learning to dance for ‘Flying Over Sunset’, and reuniting with his Downton Abbey costars by Erin Kahn

For Harry Hadden-Paton, the chance to do a new musical (and one written by James Lapine, no less) was a dream come true. The British actor who made his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center’s …

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Friday, December 10, 2021

5 reasons not to miss ’20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir’ by Erin Kahn

When COVID struck, conductor Mack Wilberg knew the Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concert couldn’t go on as usual. But he and his colleagues wanted to keep the tradition alive. So t…

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Review of ‘Candlelight’ by Erin Kahn

John Patrick Shanley’s new play Candlelight is sort of like West Side Story–but with 10-year-olds, Jim Henson-esque demons, and a scantily clad fairy. Directed by Lori Kee, Candlelight, …

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

9 reasons to snag a ticket to ‘Tinsel’ at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by Erin Kahn

The holiday season is upon us, and that means a slew of holiday theatre is headed your way. At the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Tinsel: A Global Holiday Celebration will feature a lineup of joyf…

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Review of ‘Approval Junkie’ by Erin Kahn

Anyone who’s a fan of the Oxford comma has my approval, but even if Faith Salie hadn’t mentioned this in her delightful show Approval Junkie, based on her memoir of the same name, her wh…

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Interview with José Rodriguez by Erin Kahn

José Rodriguez fell in love with horror stories at a young age. Now, he’s presenting Metanoia, a collection of short horror-themed plays, at Jersey City Theater Center on November 14. Met…

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Review: ‘Trevor: The Musical’ by Erin Kahn

For 13-year-old Trevor (Holden William Hagelberger), the annual Lakeview Junior High talent show isn’t just a talent show: it’s a launch pad for his showbiz career. When his one-man prod…

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Review of ‘You Are Here: An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer’ by Erin Kahn

If you haven’t heard of Solea Pfeiffer, you will soon. With powerhouse vocals, a virtuosic range, and a natural stage rapport, she has all the ingredients for stardom. And did I mention sh…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Review of ‘SHEEP #1’ by Erin Kahn

It’s true the return of live theatre has got me feeling a little emotional, but if you’d told me I’d spend Thursday evening crying over a plastic sheep, I probably wouldn’t have beli…

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: Zoë Geltman on her new show ‘Puffy Hair’ and the acting/writing connection by Erin Kahn

As live, in-person theatre returns to the greatest city in the world, we’re spotlighting the NYC theatre artists who make it all happen. Today’s spotlight is on Zoë Geltman, whose new o…

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: Meet the Three Playwrights Helming Their Own Productions as Part of The Pool by Erin Kahn

As live, in-person theatre returns to the greatest city in the world, we’re spotlighting the NYC theatre artists who make it all happen. Today’s spotlight is on Kate Cortesi, Brenda Wit…

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Review of The Woman in Black by Erin Kahn

He did warn us. When his family asks him for a ghost story, Arthur Kipps declines, on the grounds that the story he has to tell is not the type of entertaining thriller they want to hear. It…

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Review of The Fever by Erin Kahn

“This play is hard to watch as a socialist.” Said the young man sitting next to me at Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band: a play about the Khmer Rouge regime. That performance seems a…

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Interview with Melisa Tien by Erin Kahn

As live, in-person theatre returns to the greatest city in the world, we’re spotlighting the NYC theatre artists who make it all happen. Today’s spotlight is on playwright Melisa Tien, w…

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

10 Halloween Theatre Shows You Won’t Want To Miss by Erin Kahn

Spooky season is here, and with it, a bunch of spooky shows destined to keep you on the edge of your seat. Whether you’re looking for laughs or scares this Halloween, we’ve rounded up th…

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Review of Body Concert by Erin Kahn

It may sound like a grisly horror fest, but Kevin Augustine’s dance/puppet show Body Concert, performed as part of La MaMa’s Puppet Festival, is actually a gentle meditation on the human…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Review of Worlds Fair Inn by Erin Kahn

For whatever reason, there seems to be an upsurge in absurdist theatre lately. Maybe it’s because the last two years felt like a badly scripted Beckett play. At any rate, the newest is Ran…

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Review of Matriarch by Erin Kahn

In a convertible car, speakers blaring, a woman is breastfeeding her baby when she hears someone make a derogatory comment. Enraged, she gets up and launches into an impassioned speech about…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Interview with Helen Banner and Grace Oberhofer by Erin Kahn

Byzantine Choral Project’s ICONS/IDOLS: IRENE tells the story of a child bride from provincial Athens who ascends to the Byzantine throne. Hiding a treasonous secret, the young Empress mus…

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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
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