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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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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Interview with Olga Levina, artistic director of Jersey City Theater Center by Erin Kahn

While this Broadway and Off-Broadway season is perhaps more diverse than ever before, it’s clear that we still have a lot of work to do. To that end, Jersey City Theater Center is hosting …

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Monday, September 27, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: Writer and performer Xandra Nur Clark on her intimate show Polylogues 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 writer and performer Xand…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Review of ‘Give Me Away’ by Erin Kahn

Confession time: I sometimes struggle with audio plays. My mind tends to zone out if the action isn’t riveting, which is why I don’t listen to audiobooks much either. It’s simply hard …

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Review of ‘The Whimsical World of Sherlock Holmes’ by Erin Kahn

Sherlock Holmes may be one of the most popular characters of all time, but Arthur Conan Doyle had a love-hate relationship with the behemoth he created. Tired of his public’s unending dema…

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Review of ‘The Last of the Love Letters’ by Erin Kahn

“Do you remember those things we used to go to? They were in expensive a** buildings? What were they called?” Ngozi Anyanwu’s new play The Last of the Love Letters, directed by Patric…

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Review of ‘Return the Moon’ by Erin Kahn

Picture this: you’re seated before a blazing hearth, in company with friends and acquaintances, swapping tales, drinking something warm, laughing and letting loose, in an old creaky house …

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Interview with Rubén Polendo by Erin Kahn

Is anyone out there? That was the question on Rubén Polendo’s mind when he and his fellow artists at Theater Mitu created their show Utopian Hotline. To gather source material, they cre…

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Review of ‘God of Obsidian’ by Erin Kahn

When Alice first sees the bridge leading to Nathan’s house, she thinks she’s stepped into a Grimm’s fairy tale. Rickety and covered in vines, it looks like an illustration straight out…

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