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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…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 03:57PM
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…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 01:50PM
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…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 08:15PM
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 …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 03:07PM
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…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 01:58PM
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 …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:00AM
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 …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 02:53PM
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…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 07:38PM
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…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:00AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: STOMP’s Alan Asuncion on the return of live theatre and his surprising quarantine hobby 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 Alan Asuncion: performer …

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:00AM
Friday, August 20, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: Aaron Dalla Villa talks acting, his musician alter ego, and Camelot 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 Aaron Dalla Villa, who’…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 03:26PM

Review of ‘Randy’s Dandy Coaster Castle’ by Erin Kahn

A struggling amusement park, a tight-fisted boss, and four beaten-down employees. That’s where Alexander Perez’s dark comedy Randy’s Dandy Coaster Castle begins, and while the premise…

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Review of John Patrick Shanley’s ‘I Am Your Masseuse’ by Erin Kahn

John Patrick Shanley is legendary, so it’s no surprise that his new one-act plays (billed as “five short digressions”), premiering at the Brooklyn Navy Yards by the Bridge Production G…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 05:40PM
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: Katie Brook and Liza Birkenmeier discuss their new show ‘ISLANDER’ 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 Katie Brook and Liza Birk…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 04:08PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Review of ‘title of show’ at the Brooklyn Navy Yards by Erin Kahn

At this point, countless musicals (some good, some not so good) have been written on just about every topic under the sun. But a musical about two people writing a musical? Now playwrights a…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Review of ‘Alma Baya’ at A.R.T./New York Theatres by Erin Kahn

Absurdism is a tricky genre: tricky to write and tricky to perform. That’s what makes Edward Einhorn’s absurdist science fiction drama Alma Baya so impressive: it’s nearly perfect. Two…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 04:25PM

Review of ‘Chance’ on the Open-Door Playhouse Podcast by Erin Kahn

In Jeff Mustard’s Chance, the latest offering from the Open-Door Playhouse Podcast, two hospital patients form an unlikely friendship. Directed by Dennis Gersten, the audio play follows a …

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Review of ‘The Karens’ by Peter Gray by Erin Kahn

We all know a Karen. That entitled, bossy person who thinks the rules don’t apply to them, always asking to talk to the manager. “Karen,” a slang term for any woman who fits the above …

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Friday, August 13, 2021

In engrossing audio play ‘The Earth Moves,’ the apocalypse unfolds in real-time by Erin Kahn

Brent Ziff is a popular radio personality whose job is simply to make fun of anyone and everyone who calls in. But he may have met his match in Leo Short: an awkward loner who calls in to an…

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ON WITH THE SHOW: Max Hunter talks live theatre and his new residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yards 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 Max Hunter, Artistic Dir…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:00AM
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: Celebrating the return of live theatre with playwright and director Edward Einhorn 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 Edward Einhorn, Artistic…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 09:58PM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Gregg Daniel is revelatory in Roger Q. Mason’s profound afterlife drama ‘The Duat’ by Erin Kahn

When a former FBI informant wakes up in the Egyptian afterlife, he faces a dire choice: unburden his heart by confessing his childhood traumas and guilty acts, or get devoured by a pack of h…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 05:38PM
Friday, July 16, 2021

Multi-season science fiction epic ‘Give Me Away’ is an addictive listening experience by Erin Kahn

Having an alien inside your body is not a new concept in the world of sci-fi (see The Host, The Thing, and, of course, Alien). But Give Me Away, a multi-season science fiction audio drama b…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:00AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

East to Edinburgh’s #CHARLOTTESVILLE is riveting, change-making theatre at its best by Erin Kahn

Like many people, I remember hearing about the events of August 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA. I remember being slightly disturbed. But, again like many people, I didn’t realize from …

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East of Edinburgh’s JOAN/JEHANNE humanizes Joan of Arc by Erin Kahn

Did Joan of Arc know she was going to die? If she had known, would she still have done what she did? That’s the question Katherine Teed-Arthur asks in her show Joan/Jehanne. Directed by M…

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre