Monday, April 15, 2024

Las Borinqueñas by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Nelson Diaz-Marcano’s "Las Borinqueñas," the latest play in the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Science and Technology Project, has a fascinating, little known stor…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:59PM

THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, ON STAGE VOICES: SUNDAY TO MONDAY, 4/7/2024 – 4/15/2024 by Robert Shuman

The past week on the international stage, innovative productions and captivating performances continue to grab the spotlight. Here are 6 highlights for the theatre aficionado: GLOBAL VOICES …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:54PM

‘SUNSET BOULEVARD’ WINS BIG AT OLIVIERS AS CELEBRITY TALENT LARGELY OVERLOOKED (COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS FROM THE GUARDIAN—LINK) by Robert Shuman

(Lanre Bakare’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/14; Photo of Nicole Scherzinger, from True Story.) Jamie Lloyd’s revival takes home seven awards including for Nicole Scherzinger but …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 10:01AM

IMPRESSIONS from Boston: Vertigo Dance Company in “MAKOM” Presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston by The Dance Enthusiast

" 'So complex the time we are in,' sighs Wertheim whose tours to China and Brazil had been cancelled because of anti-Israeli sentiment. . “But we can always connect,” she adds hopefully.…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory’s “The Absolute Future” at NYU Skirball by The Dance Enthusiast

"Through these events Kelly probes questions on two sides of the same coin: what brings us together and what tears us apart. Beauty, terror, and vulnerability vibrate from every atom of this…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Clymene Aldinger's CLYMOVE Dance at The Ailey Citigroup Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

"CLYMOVE Dance’s 2024 Spring Gala and Season celebrated the fourth year of Clymene Aldinger’s company, and left the viewers at The Ailey Citigroup Theater feeling empowered. " Kristen He…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Megan Williams and Eve Beglarian's "Smile though your heart is aching" at Mark Morris Dance Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"This entrance set the deliberate, thoughtful tone of Williams’ evening length work set to Beglarian’s anthology, Machaut in the Machine Age. Filled with gentle trios, duets, solos, and …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sperm Donor Wanted (or, The Unnamed Baby Play) by Scotty Bennett

In a funny recounting of what happened when they placed an ad on Craig's List, they finally found a couple they thought would work. Charles and Aaron are a biracial gay couple. Charles is wh…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:00PM

HENRY IV, PART 2 (LISTEN NOW ON BBC DRAMA ON 3–LINK BELOW) by Robert Shuman

Henry IV, Part 2 Listen Drama on 3 by William Shakespeare Introduced by Toby Jones Cast: KING HENRY IV ….. James Purefoy PRINCE HARRY …..Luke Thompson SIR JOHN FALSTAFF …..Toby Jones L…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:38PM

People You Should Know . . . Emily Walsh by Zack Calhoon

Emily Walsh is a comedian who performs nightly in bars and comedy clubs across New York City. Originally from Boston, MA, Emily moved to New York City after college to pursue her dream of…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 05:42PM

OFF-oFF THE (4th) WALL:  NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED, 4/8–4/14, 2024 by Robert Shuman

Discovering the vibrant landscape of Off and Off-Off Broadway reveals a tapestry of diverse narratives and artistic innovations that defy conventional norms. Here’s a glimpse into the upco…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 11:34AM
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Teeth by Tony Marinelli

Sarah Benson’s direction is spot-on, but we find ourselves wishing the closing scene was more than just a plethora of bloody penises. This is where the creatives needed to say, “Okay, th…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:54PM

The Reef (opera workshop) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

On April 10, 2024, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center presented a tantalizing teaser of a musical evening with the world premiere workshop of only the first act of 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winni…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:09PM

Dali’s Dream by Joel Benjamin

The four patients’ stories occupy the bulk of "Dali’s Dream" in an uneven stream of oddball activities which divert the plot from the more important consideration of the Freud/Dali inter…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 09:03PM

NOW ON BROADWAY: NEW SHOWS ROUNDUP (APRIL 6th – APRIL 14TH, 2024) by Robert Shuman

Something’s coming, something good . . . On Broadway: Lempicka (Play): Opens Sunday, April 14th at the Golden Theatre. This captivating play by Elaine May explores the life and art of Tama…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 05:12PM

Feature: MND Explores ‘Dangerous Days’ & Aftermath Of Arthur McDuffie’s Death by Bill Hirschman

A preview look at Dangerous Days, a play at Miami New Drama about the 1980s tumult following the acquittal of four officers by an all-white male jury for the beating of Arthur McDuffie. The …

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 05:06PM

An Uplifting Visit to "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Jan Simpson

It’s being an unusually busy theater season this spring with a baker’s dozen of Broadway shows still scheduled to open between now and the end of the month. So it’s no surprise that sm…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 10:24AM

ABSOLUTELY EVERY SHOW IN THE NEW YORK CITY 2024 IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL, 4/29-5/13! by Robert Shuman

(via Emily Owens) The 11th annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival, NYC’s premiere festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC, April 29-May 13. Performanc…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 09:22AM
Friday, April 12, 2024

THE RUB: THEATRE CONFRONTED, April 5-April 12 by Robert Shuman

A look at current issues, challenges, and controversies spilling beyond the proscenium. The following stories, discussed by prominent stage journalists, provided tension and debate within th…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:48PM

IMPRESSIONS: August Henderson/ August & Co. in "Transverberation" at Triskelion Arts by The Dance Enthusiast

"Transverberation sweeps viewers into an experience of intimacy, reflection, and acceptance...with raw, authoritative performances by August Henderson, Jack Blackmon and Ragin Smith. " Krist…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 03:42PM

‘SHAKESPEARE’S SISTERS’ BY RAMIE TARGOFF REVIEW – FOUR WOMEN WHO WROTE THE RENAISSANCE by Robert Shuman

(Stephanie Merritt’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/8;Photo: Child prodigy Elizabeth Cary, the author of the first published play by a woman in English. Photograph: Magite Historic/A…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 12:44PM

Fish by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Aside from its attempt to cover too much at one time (drug addiction, pregnancy, incarceration, high school dropouts, gun violence, lack of health care, underfunded ghetto schools), "Fish" d…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 12:17AM

IMPRESSIONS: Stacy Grossfield's metamorphosis 2 at The Chocolate Factory Theater by The Dance Enthusiast

  Addressing issues that affect the lives of contemporary women, Grossfield in metamorphosis 2 examines the far-right, wellness culture, Millennials, Boomers, feminism, Blackness, Whitenes…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

‘LYSISTRATA’ (LISTEN NOW ON BBC RADIO 4–IN OUR TIME–DISCUSSION PROGRAM) by Robert Shuman

‘LYSISTRATA’ Listen In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristophanes’ comedy in which the women of Athens and Sparta, led by Lysistrata, secure peace in the long-running war be…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:11PM

Bringing Proust Back To Life Amid The Pandemic by Db Frick

  I had the chance to revisit my Alma Mater this week, descending from the 1999 graduating class and reuniting with the captivating world of theater amidst the ongoing pandemic. Walking int…

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CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (165) by Robert Shuman

The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski: (For a role) add a whole series of contingencies (using the idea of if ), based on your own experience in life, and you will see how easy it …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 08:25AM

IMPRESSIONS: Lacina Coulibaly | Compagnie Artistique Hakili Sigi “Until the Lion Tells the Story…” at New York Live Arts by The Dance Enthusiast

"Through the challenges and rewards of progress, Coulibaly asserts a continual need for transformative awakening that draws on ancestral power to activate self-driven futures." Sarah Cecilia…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Trisha Brown Dance Company at The Joyce by The Dance Enthusiast

"Toward the end, the holdouts perform a series of flamboyant solos, sinking and swiveling, jogging and dodging, and we remember why we come to these parties at Trisha’s---for the sheer ple…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Dolly Levi Struts Before The Parade Passes By At LPAC by Bill Hirschman

Mention Dolly Levi and most people visualize Broadway legend Carol Channing who originated the icon or Barbra Streisand who brought the role to life in the film. Avid theatergoers may recall…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 11:32PM

PHYLLIS WHEELER: ‘SECRET OF THE LOST DRAGONS’–SELAH AWARD FINALIST! by Robert Shuman

(from Phyllis Wheeler, friend of Marit Literary and Stage Voices) In the news! Secret of the Lost Dragons, Book 2 of my Guardians of Time series, has been named a finalist in the prestigiou…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:33PM

Witchland by Scotty Bennett

David Silberger, Mars Holscher and Geoffrey Grady in a scene from Tim Mulligan’s “Witchland” at Chain Theatre (Photo credit: Jordan Schreiber) Scotty Bennett, Critic If you think livin…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:32PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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