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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Helping Theatre Survive the Current Unpleasantness by Jeff Myhre 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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Friday, March 27, 2015

Off-Broadway Review: ‘Churchill’ at New World Stages by Jeff Myhre

The one-actor show about a world historic person has proved itself a healthy genre over the years. Through this form of theatre, we have recently met the likes of Vince Lombardi and Lyndon J…

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Monday, May 19, 2014

The 10 Best Stories Actors Tell About Each Other by Jeff Myhre

If you spend enough time around theatre and film people, they eventually start talking about their past glories, the failures of others, and shameful acts in general (in my experience, about…

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