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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Henry Nalyor Talks About “Afghanistan is Not Funny” by Jeff Myhre

Henry Naylor brought is award winning one-man show “Afghanistan is Not Funny” at the Soho Playhouse as part of its International Fringe Encore festival. In between performing to packed h…

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Monday, December 5, 2022

“Afghanistan is Not Funny” — Soho Playhouse by Jeff Myhre

The Soho Playhouse is an artistic institution in New York that punches well-above its weight in the theatre world. Much of this rests on the Fringe Encore Series, which brings some of the be…

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Monday, October 24, 2022

What Kind of Woman — the cell theatre by Jeff Myhre

Every actor, writer or musician starts out with a side hustle to make ends meet. In the case of actor and playwright Abbe Tanenbaum, it was organizing people’s apartments. While working wi…

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Monday, July 11, 2022

“Richard III” – Shakespeare in the Park by Jeff Myhre

This summer, the Public Theater is celebrating the 60th season of Shakespeare in the Park, and it is one of the events that makes living in New York City a privilege. The first of the plays …

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

“Gratitude” — Urban Stages by Jeff Myhre

Montreal’s Mainline Theatre has brought “Gratitude” by Oren Safdie to New York’s Urban Stages, and it is quite a strong premier for the show. Set in a private school in Canada in a d…

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Monday, June 6, 2022

BroadwayCon Reveals Star-Studded Line-Up by Jeff Myhre

BROADWAYCON REVEALS STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP OF TOP BROADWAY SHOWS AND PERFORMERS FOR ITS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED IN-PERSON RETURN TO NEW YORK CITY  Performers from A Strange Loop, POTUS, CHICAGO, D…

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

How I Learned to Drive – Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Jeff Myhre

The Manhattan Theatre Club has revived Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive,” using the same two main actors who performed it back in 1997, David Morse (Uncle Peck) and Mary-Louise Pa…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

To My Girls – Second Stage Theater by Jeff Myhre

In mid-2020 with the theaters closed and the pandemic raging, Second State Theater;s President and Artistic Director Carole Rothman checked in with playwright JC Lee to see how he was doing …

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Karl Mansfield: A Broadway Piano Man, and More by Jeff Myhre

David Byrne’s American Utopia has had an interesting, pandemic-interrupted run on Broadway, and it will be closing at the St. James Theatre April 3. This seemed an appropriate time to refl…

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

American Utopia at St. James Theatre by Jeff Myhre

David Byrne is far from your typical rock star. The fast car, fast women, drug-addled stereotype just doesn’t fit him. It should not be a surprise, therefore, that his show on Broadway is …

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Recent and Upcoming Openings in New York by Jeff Myhre

Here are some of the new shows opening this fall in New York (not an exhaustive list): Pass Over Open now and running through October 10 at the August Wilson Theatre. Lackawanna Blues Previe…

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New York Theatre is Back! by Jeff Myhre

New York Theatre is reopening! Here are the shows that were running when the pandemic shut us down that are returning: Hadestown From September 2 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Waitress From Se…

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Adapting a Theater to the New Normal by Jeff Myhre

This letter arrived in my email inbox late last week, and I think it bears sharing with the readers of Stagebiz.com. Erez Ziv is in charge of both the Kraine Theater and Under St. Mark’s a…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

“The Motherf**ker with the Hat” — Denizens Theater Company by Jeff Myhre

The premise of the play is simple enough. Jackie (David Feliz) is a former drug dealer freshly out of prison and determined to go straight. His girlfriend Veronica (Jillian K. Waters) is thr…

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Journey Around My Bedroom – New Ohio Theatre for Young Minds by Jeff Myhre

This little puppet show concerns Xavi, a little girl who has been sentenced like the rest of us to spending the pandemic in our homes. Her mom orders her off the video games and tells her to…

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Now Playing — A “Playhouse 90” for the 21st Century by Jeff Myhre

The Pandemic has shuttered New York Theatre, and London is operating with limited capacity. Live entertainment is on hold. Yet the desire for story-telling, the urge to see something new is …

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Dracula — Resounding Live Immersive Audio by Jeff Myhre

There is something deliciously lovely about turning off all the lights in the house and listening to a horror tale on a rainy autumn night. So with the mood set, I accessed Resounding Live I…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Casey York is New Off-Broadway League President by Jeff Myhre

The Off Broadway League today announced the election of Casey York as its new President. The organization also announced two new officers, Evan O’Brient as 2nd VP, and Steven Chaikelson as…

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Monday, August 31, 2020

“Democracy Sucks” – Online Free Fringe Fest by Jeff Myhre

Churchill said, among a great many other things, that democracy is the worst for of government except for all the others. Playwright and doctor of political science Monica Bauer appears larg…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Snowdrops and Chlorine – Theatre and Breast Cancer by Jeff Myhre

Although the pandemic has shuttered our theaters, the work of theatre goes on. Thanks to Zoom, YouTube and other platforms, digital delivery of theatrical works has blossomed. The National T…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Helping Theatre Survive the Current Unpleasantness by Jeff Myhre

Stagebiz.com has been the beneficiary of a lot of support and plain affection from the NY theatre industry in the last few years. From the big Broadway shows to the black-box theatres to the…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

“The Perplexed” at New York City Center Stage I by Jeff Myhre

“The Perplexed” should be one of the events of the theatre this spring. A Richard Greenberg script directed by Lynne Meadow and presented by the Manhattan Theatre Club – what could pos…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

“Blues for an Alabama Sky” at Theatre Row by Jeff Myhre

Pearl Cleage wrote “Blues for an Alabama Sky” in the mid-1990s, and it is astonishing that it has taken so long for a play set at the cusp of the Harlem Renaissance and the Great Depress…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Metamorphosis” at Soho Playhouse, Fringe Encore Series by Jeff Myhre

One of the highlights of this year’s edition of the Annual Fringe Encore Series is Sam Chittenden’s take on Kafka’s novella, “Metamorphosis.” While the script is intriguing, the pe…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dorrance Dance Brings Tap “Nutcracker” to Joyce Theater by Jeff Myhre

I know what you are thinking. Great, yet another version of the Nutcracker at Christmas. Just what we need. Well, this one IS just the one we need. While the more traditional versions are ta…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Height of the Storm – Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Jeff Myhre

Back in elementary school, we all learned that a story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Apparently, playwright Florian Zeller was absent that day, or perhaps, he merely couldn’t be bo…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

“Freddie Falls in Love” at the Joyce Theater by Jeff Myhre

Choreographers have a default line in interviews that is some variant of “I tell stories through dance.” Much of the time, though, I watch their work and wonder what the story might have…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

“Dog Man the Musical” at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by Jeff Myhre

Dog Man the Musical comes from the pen of one of the most banned authors in America today. Dav Pilkey is the man who gave us the “Captain Underpants” series. And as you might expect, the…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pilobolus –The Joyce Theatre by Jeff Myhre

Pilobolus is performing two programs during its three-weeks at the Joyce Theater this summer, and each piece is unique while being ineffably consistent with the style of the company. It is d…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

“Death of a Driver” at Urban Stages by Jeff Myhre

The two hardest types of theatrical production to pull off are polar opposites in complexity. On the one hand, there is the classic Broadway musical that requires a range of talents and has …

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Even If It Gets Us Nowhere at Access Theater by Jeff Myhre

This production from The Social Club Theatre is Brechtian in its approach. We truly don’t ever get to know the characters, what their jobs are, why they are sharing an apartment – and we…

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