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Friday, August 18, 2023

Review: What Else Is True? by Erin Kahn

In hindsight, a show about a group of friends in NYC slowly breaking up may not have been the best thing for me to watch just a couple weeks before moving away from the city. I left David Ro…

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Review: here i fall up by Erin Kahn

I’m a sucker for a good ghost story. When that ghost story happens to include gorgeous folk harmonies, graceful black box intimacy, and an elusive yet inescapable meaning, consider me sold…

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

Review: The Grandmothers Grimm by Erin Kahn

It’s no secret that many of the fairytales we know and love today are pretty sexist. Take Sleeping Beauty or Little Red Riding Hood: helpless heroines who need men to save them. In other s…

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Review: In Corpo by Erin Kahn

A world devastated by pollution and climate change. A soulless corporation with mindless employees. A girl from the outside with dangerous ideas. Welcome to In Corpo: a new musical by Ben Be…

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Review: The Trouble with Dead Boyfriends by Erin Kahn

How far would you go to secure a date for high school prom? For Madison, Stella, and Grace—three high school seniors who have dreamed of this moment their entire lives—the answer is a re…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Review: Rock & Roll Man by Erin Kahn

Alan Freed didn’t invent Rock & Roll—in fact, he wasn’t even the first to call it that. What he did, which was arguably more challenging and more important, was to make it mainstre…

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Review: Blurring Boundaries 2023 by Erin Kahn

From its inception four years ago at The Kraine Theater, New Ambassadors Theatre Company’s Blurring Boundaries—comprising a lineup of short one-act plays written, performed, and directed…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Review: A Simulacrum by Erin Kahn

Magician Steve Cuiffo has a problem: his wife hates magic. He doesn’t know it’s a problem until his friend Lucas Hnath (the playwright behind Broadway’s radical Dana H.) asks him to c…

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Review: The Shylock and the Shakespeareans by Erin Kahn

Having seen (read “been positively blown away by”) several of Edward Einhorn’s previous shows produced through Untitled Theater Company No. 61, and being a long-time lover of Shakespe…

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Review: Days of Wine and Roses by Erin Kahn

Kelli O’Hara, as everyone knows, is a gift to the world of theatre. Her voice is otherworldly, her acting immaculate. Now, she can add to her resume the triumph of largely carrying Days of…

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Review: storytime with What Will the Neighbors Say? by Erin Kahn

Ironically, though New York City is home to more than 8 million people, it’s been called “the lonely city,” and it’s easy to see why. You could easily pass hundreds of people on your…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Review: College Fun by Erin Kahn

Shakespeare is canceled. Don’t ask why—he just is. It might have something to do with the tremors that keep jarring the college diversity office, or then again, it might not. We’ll nev…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Review: We, Puppets by Erin Kahn

I’ve seen my fair share of plays about racism, but I’ve never seen the struggle between a facist government and its oppressed citizens dramatized as a puppet show. In We, Puppets, presen…

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Review: One More Seat at the Round Table by Erin Kahn

In the 1967 film version of Camelot (a movie I adore), there comes a moment when Arthur senses that the presence of his illegitimate son, Mordred, together with the forbidden passion share…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Review: Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Erin Kahn

Émilie du Châtelet was playing around with physics more than a century before Einstein entered the scene. Her analysis of force and velocity, which she articulated as F = mv², would pave …

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Review: A Passion by Erin Kahn

Most people today (myself included) have an absence of ritual in their lives, and never is this more apparent than at this time of year–when Catholics worship in specifically orchestrated …

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Friday, March 31, 2023

Review: AAPI Heroes: Myths and Legends by Erin Kahn

Dance can be a powerful vehicle for storytelling, for expressing emotion, and for conveying truths that are sometimes difficult to articulate in words. If you need proof, go see J. Chen Proj…

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Review: ‘Cabaret in Captivity’ by Erin Kahn

What kind of person can laugh amid the jaws of hell? One who knows his survival depends on it. In Cabaret in Captivity, we become those imprisoned in the Terezin Camp as, in commemoration—…

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Review: ‘The Black That I Am’ by Erin Kahn

Identity is a tricky, complicated thing. That was the main idea I pondered as I left the theatre after Karl O’Brian Williams’ The Black That I Am: a pastiche of monologues, scenes, and m…

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Review: She’s Got Harlem on Her Mind by Erin Kahn

Though it seemed a little counterintuitive to leave my Harlem apartment and trek down to the Lower East Side to watch a play about Harlem, I’m glad I did. In She’s Got Harlem on Her Mind…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Review: Untitled Calamity Jane Play by Erin Kahn

“You have no control who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” If Calamity Jane was a character in Hamilton, I have to think she’d agree with General Washington—probably very vocal…

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Review: Eddie Izzard in ‘Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations’ by Erin Kahn

‘Tis the season for one-person Dickens shows. While Jefferson Mays performs a one-man version of A Christmas Carol on Broadway, Eddie Izzard is performing her solo version of Great Expecta…

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Interview: Michael Urie by Erin Kahn

Michael Urie is always a delight to watch, so it should come as no surprise that he’s also a delight to talk to. While his most recent Broadway credit was the uproarious comedy Chicken &a…

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Friday, December 9, 2022

A Christmas Miracle: Megan Hilty and Neal McDonough share holiday traditions and the joy of performing with The Tabernacle Choir by Erin Kahn

It was the second week of October, and Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, had just been given the green light to proceed with the annual Ch…

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Review: ‘The Far Country’ by Erin Kahn

  Between 1910 and 1940, San Francisco’s Angel Island processed somewhere around 250,000 Chinese immigrants. Often detained in a prison-like environment for weeks, months, or even years, …

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Review: A BKBX Frankenstein by Erin Kahn

It’s probably safe to say that mime theatre is an underappreciated art form. But if you want to see modern miming at its best, look no further than Broken Box Mime Theater. The company’s…

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Review: The Haunting of 85 East 4th Street by Erin Kahn

Halloween may be over, but as long as Radiotheatre’s The Haunting of 85 East 4th Street is playing at The Kraine Theater, spooky season is emphatically not. Written by Dan Bianchi, this su…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Interview with Ray Mercer by Erin Kahn

On Sunday, The Lion King celebrates its 25th Broadway anniversary. That will also be a milestone for Ray Mercer, who’s been with the show for 20 years, making him one of the longest-runnin…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Review: Where the Mountain Meets the Sea by Erin Kahn

Every now and then, between revivals, jukebox musicals, movie-based musicals, and productions hellbent on making a statement, you come across that increasingly rare thing in theatre: an orig…

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Review: Monstress by Erin Kahn

What–or should we say who–makes a monstress monstrous? This is the question raised by Hunger & Thirst Theatre’s bluegrass musical Monstress, written by Emily Kitchens with origina…

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Review: FEARfest 2022 by Erin Kahn

Sometimes horror works best in short, self-contained stories. Such is the case with the New Ambassadors’ short horror-themed play festival, FEARfest 2022, at Tada! Theater. Seven short p…

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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