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Friday, December 14, 2018

Network ****, The Hard Problem **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 14, 2018:  When the film Network was released in 1976, legendary screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky’s wild portrait of an America saturated by media was seen as an…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Christine Lahti by Barry Gordin

Gloria: A Life: Feminist Activist Christine Lahti Channels Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem  By: Ellis Nassour In a superb, don’t miss performance,  stage, TV veteran, and …

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Cher Show ***, American Son **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward  December 8, 2018:  “Have you heard our writers? This dress is the best material in the show.” That’s a typical gag from The Cher Show, the new jukebox musical c…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

American Son **1/2 by Barry Gordin

TEACHABLE MOMENTS: AMERICAN SON By: Samuel L. Leiter December 6, 2018:  “I don’t get it,” my plus one said as several rows of spectators rose before us in a standing ovation for Ame…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons  December 3, 2018:  On December 7, 1914, Pope Benedict XV suggested a temporary hiatus of the war for the celebration of Christmas. The Germans agreed, but the Briti…

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#realjoy **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 4, 2018:  Meg Flather and Lisa Viggiano first conceived of their show, #realjoy (at Don’t Tell Mama Dec. 2 and 30) as a way of getting rid of those pre-Chri…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hype Man at The Flea **** by Barry Gordin

Captivating take on race and friendship in the world of hip-hop extended thru December 18. By:  Patrick Christiano December 1, 2018:  Idris Goodwin’s HYPE MAN: a break beat play conti…

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Big Apple Circus by Barry Gordin

Award winning acts at Lincoln Center thru January 17. December 1, 2018: The renowned Big Apple Circus is back in town under a big top at Lindon Center’s Damrosch Park for the Holiday Seas…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Steve Tyrell by Barry Gordin

Steve Tyrell in Holiday Style at the Carlyle By: Sandi Durell December 1, 2018:  It wouldn’t be the season to be jolly without Grammy Award winning Steve Tyrell taking his honored place…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Big Apple Circus by Barry Gordin

Big Apple Circus Rings In the Holiday Season at Lincoln Center with Tradition, Thrills, and Wonder By: Ellis Nassour November 29, 2018:  What better to ring in the holidays than with New Yo…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 27, 2018:  As audiences enter the Laura F. Angelson Theatre for Classic Stage Company’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s rarely produced The Resistible Rise of Ar…

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King Kong by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why You Will Go Ape for King Kong By: Iris Wiener November 27, 2018:  As a whole, King Kong is a musical disaster at its finest. Groan-worthy moments are endless with a score th…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

LongHouse Holiday Party by Barry Gordin

Guests toasted the season and rediscovered the gardens at this special time of the year. November 25, 2018:  LONGHOUSE, 133 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton, hosted a festive gathering wit…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Janet Lehr Fine Arts by Barry Gordin

Sweet Things @ Janet Lehr An exhibition of new works by Adam Handler and Adam Umbach. November 25, 2018:  Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place in East Hampton, hosted a reception on the …

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Hype Man Opens at The Flea by Barry Gordin

HYPE MAN: a break beat play by Idris Goodwin continues The Flea’s Color Brave season with a compelling look at race and friendship against the backdrop of hip hop. November 21, 20018:  I…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Comics @ Don’t Tell Mama by Barry Gordin

Stand up comedy returns to Don’t Tell Mama November 23, 2018: Don’t Tell Mama, a world famous destination in the theater district, will once again feature outstanding comics on Fridays…

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The Prom ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 23, 2018:  Arriving at a weekend matinee of The Prom, I eagerly anticipated seeing one of my favorite musical comedy stars, Beth Leavel in the lead role. The buzz…

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The Waverly Gallery ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 23, 2018:  What? Elaine May on Broadway? You bet - in the Broadway debut of Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery, which premiered Off Broadway in 2000. As …

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bernie and Mikey’s Trip To The Moon by Barry Gordin

The world premiere of BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON written by Scott Aiello,directed Claire Karpen and produced by Strangemen Theatre Company (The Woodsman) @ 59E 59 Theaters is not t…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Prom ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 21, 2018:  The old-fashioned musical has finally met a contemporary theme. Throw in a bit of theater satire and you have The Prom, which has landed on Broad…

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The Prom ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 19, 2018:  “We’re liberal Democrats from Broadway,” defiantly proclaims the amazing Brooks Ashmanskas as Barry Glickman, an egotistical musical-comedy star…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mother of the Maid *** King Kong **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 13, 2018:  A new play about the mother of an iconic figure (Mother of the Maid) and a musical remake of a Hollywood classic (King Kong) deliver modern feminist p…

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Drama Desk Panel by Barry Gordin

Working actors with disabilities enumerates their challenges and successes. By: Patrick Christiano November 12, 2018:  The Drama Desk hosted an informal discussion with professional a…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Galaxy of Stars Celebration by Barry Gordin

Randie Levine-Miller Hosts and Co- Produces Galaxy of Stars Celebration. Tony Lo Bianco, Lee Roy Reams and Steven Maglio headlined a special Veterans Day concert celebrating members of t…

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Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 11, 2018:  If serving dinner is an art, never was this more true than in Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost, in which the actors are both characters…

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The Great Gatsby by Barry Gordin

Literature Live! Presents THE GREAT GATSBY @ BAY STREET THEATER NOVEMBER 8- NOVEMBER 25th, 2018 For Tickets Call 631 725-9500

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Eve’s Song *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 11, 2018:  Plays not specifically about significant social or political issues are getting increasingly rare, even when their ultimate aim is entertainment in…

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