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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Interview: Emily Su, Roni Shelley Perez, Matthew Thomas Burda of ‘Comfort Women’ by Saima Huq

Comfort Women: A Musical is in its second run in New York after premiering in 2015. The musical tells the true story of women enslaved during World War II as sex slaves for the Japanese Impe…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Review of ‘Alexandria’ by Saima Huq

Directed by Jordana Williams, Vince Gatton’s play Alexandria, set in a public library in the deep South, shows basically good people who will not listen to each other, even as life as …

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Review of ‘Forbidden’ by Saima Huq

Written by Rick Charles Mueller and directed by Alex Wei Xin, Forbidden explores the many facets of relationships, both personal and professional, sexual and platonic, as an older man with c…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Review of ‘Comfort Women’ by Saima Huq

Comfort Women: A Musical is poised to take its place in musical theatre history besides iconic shows like Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. All these shows tell the story of people who have fa…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Review of ‘Less Than 50%’ by Saima Huq

Stand-up comic Gianmarco Soresi’s original unromantic comedy Less Than 50%, directed by Jen Wineman, is a play within a play (and perhaps within another play) about rehearsing a play with …

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Review of ‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Saima Huq

For a fresh look at Chekov, go see The Cherry Orchard, playing at the American Theatre of Actors as part if its Classic Summer Series. Set in 1965, this production of Chekov’s final pl…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review of ‘Laura Bush Killed a Guy’ by Saima Huq

“Tell the truth, if you could have us back — well, wouldn’t you?” So asks Laura Bush (winningly played by Lisa Hodsoll) to the audience as she takes them through a se…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

An Interview with Ellen Maddow and Ikechukwu Ufomadu on ‘Dance Nation’ by Saima Huq

Dance Nation is an incisive, hilarious play about the world of pre-teen dancers aiming to take home the top spot at Nationals in Tampa. Adding to the fun is genius casting of adult actors of…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Review of ‘Nailed’ by Saima Huq

Directed by Tony White, Nailed, the latest work by Chuck Orsland, takes audiences back to the New York of the 1990s, exploring how things went down in the club world in the days before the I…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Interview: Director Aedín Moloney and ‘Little House on the Prairie’s’ Melissa Gilbert on the Olivier-nominated ‘My Brilliant Divorce’ by Saima Huq

This spring, New Yorkers get the chance to see the iconic actress Melissa Gilbert star in the solo show My Brilliant Divorce. The limited engagement, directed by Fallen Angel Theatre Produci…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Interview: ‘The Cover of Life’ Is a Family Affair, Onstage and Off by Saima Huq

The newly-revived The Cover of Life is a family affair both on-stage and off-stage. Director Stephen S. Miller shares with us his exuberance and anticipation in bringing to life a work writt…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: Great Performances Anchor the Female-Centered ‘The Cover of Life’ by Saima Huq

In its first revival, appropriately debuting on International Women’s Day, R.T. Robinson’s work The Cover of Life depicts all the hopes and regrets women face, no matter how happ…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Review: NYTW’s ‘An Ordinary Muslim’ is Extraordinary Theater by Saima Huq

“I don’t want to be tolerated. I want to be respected.” So states Azeem Bhatti (the outstanding Sanjit de Silva) to his friend and coworker David (Andrew Hovelson) in Hamma…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Review: Sarah Shah is Incandescent as a Troubled Teen in ‘Subway Story (A Shooting)’ by Saima Huq

Written and directed by Ian Ellis James (aka William Electric Black), Subway Story (A Shooting) shows all the living poetry among all the frustration of what seems like any other subway ride…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review: The Gallery Players’ Production of Finn/Lapine’s ‘A New Brain’ Makes Smart Choices by Saima Huq

Based on the true story of William Finn, the autobiographical musical A New Brain (by Finn and James Lapine) tells the tale of a composer, Gordon Michael Schwin, who, in the midst of writing…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Interview: How Barrie Gelles Got into the Headspace of Composer William Finn in Directing His Autobiographical Musical ‘A New Brain’ by Saima Huq

A New Brain, the latest production from The Gallery Players, is helmed by director Barrie Gelles. Centered around a young artist who suddenly finds out he has a potentially life-threatening …

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: The Recruiting Officer by Saima Huq

Seamlessly directed by Catherine Andre, the Center at West Park and Pickle Dog Productions’ presentation of George Farquhar’s 1706 play The Recruiting Officer is entertaining, re…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Review: One Nation, One Mission, One Promise by Saima Huq

Written and directed by Victoria Medina, One Nation, One Mission, One Promise has great potential to fill in the gaps of what we are taught about our history in the school system, and for th…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Review: Party Face by Saima Huq

Ladies, time to put on your party face! Smile so people you don’t like will like you! Or so women have always been told. Party Face, a clever, astute new play written by Isobel Mahon a…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Trial by Saima Huq

Directed by Lori Petty in her New York debut, Trial opens with a young woman in a stark white room, who is overly enthusiastic when another woman briefly joins her before being whisked away …

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: Undesirable Elements: Generation NYZ by Saima Huq

There is the idealized New York the world sees on film, and then there is the real New York the people live out every day. And no one lives it more fully than a young person whose greatest, …

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Review: Kragtar: An American Monster Musical by Saima Huq

Watching Kragtar: An American Monster Musical gives you the feeling that you are watching a show that is about to enjoy all of the success of Rent. Witty, sharp, and relevant, with a Broadwa…

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Review: AMP by Saima Huq

AMP is an hour-long multimedia show that jumps through time as writer and actor Jody Christopherson tells the story of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, and how she came to write such a …

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: Latin History for Morons by Saima Huq

Playing at the historic Studio 54 Theatre, John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons is a high-energy, well-researched one-man show in which Leguizamo strives to show his young son (vo…

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Review: The Trial of Typhoid Mary 1915 by Saima Huq

Created and written by Carlo D’Amore and directed by Collin Blackard, The Trial of Typhoid Mary 1915 is a fascinating, educational and emotionally moving experience. Set in the lower l…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: A Piece of My Heart by Saima Huq

Produced by the Onomatopoeia Theatre Company and directed by Thomas R. Gordon, Shirley Lauro’s award-winning play A Piece of My Heart about six women serving in the Vietnam War, i…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: Blood Boundary by Saima Huq

Blood Boundary, a play set in 1920s Oklahoma right before the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, depicts a family with Cherokee roots but different skin tones, and what that means to themselves and each …

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: Where Angels Fear to Tread by Saima Huq

No need to fear checking out this new musical. THML Theatre’s production of Kit Goldstein Grant’s Where Angels Fear to Tread presents E.M. Forster’s novel in an entertain…

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Interview: Longest–Running Native Theater Company is Celebrated with Performances at LaMaMa by Saima Huq

Founded in 1976, Spiderwoman Theater is the longest-running Native theatre company, with the mission to present exceptional theatre performance and to offer theater training and education ro…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Review: ‘False Stars’ at the Corkscrew Theater Festival by Saima Huq

Five stars for False Stars! Fast-paced, heartfelt and precise, the writing, acting and direction of this piece by Nora Sørena Casey, presented at the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, c…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

What to Watch on BroadwayHD This August by Saima Huq

Every month we highlight the best programming available on BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater around the world.     Long Day’s Journey into Night Widely considered …

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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