Monday, January 27, 2020

‘The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker’ at La MaMa by Patricia Contino

  Imagine being  a primarily self-taught scientist who wrote several almanacs, built a clock that ran 50 years, corresponded with Thomas Jefferson and was so brilliant performing measureme…

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Alexandra Silber heads Back to The West End, BroadwayCon 2020 and a love of theatre by Db Frick

Alexandra Silber Brings It To BroadwayCon Audrey and Audrey II Hand Puppet Ursula, Ariel and Eric   Jesus and D.B. Frick (Left to Right) My hearts attachment to the process of theater start…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Under the Radar Festival: THE UNKNOWN DANCER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Cindy Sibilsky

When the lights come up, one immediately observes what could only be a silverback gorilla. The gait, the strut, the way he pounds his chest and paces the stage — anyone who has seen a natu…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) Presents ‘Timon of Athens’ by Patricia Contino

  The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) approximates that the Bard wrote Timon of Athens and King Lear between 1604-1606.  Lear is a masterpiece about dysfunctional families, abuse of p…

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

New Ohio Theatre for Young Minds presents UP CLOSE FESTIVAL by Patricia Contino

  Being the reviewer is fun stuff but can be awkward – particularly when covering children’s theatre, when the only reactions that matter most are from those wearing glittery unicorn ho…

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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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Monday, December 16, 2019

The Rat Pack Is Back and Rudy Fusco Leads The Charge As Joey Bishop by Db Frick

One of my favorite subjects has always been the Rat Pack. Ever since I was a child and visited my grandparents up the block from my parents home on May Street. My very Italian grandmother al…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The New Stage Theatre Company’s ‘Near to the Wild Heart’ by Patricia Contino

    2020 marks the centennial of Clarice Lispector’s birth.  The Ukrainian-Jewish refugee who settled in Brazil has long been acclaimed as a feminist trailblazer in male dominated South…

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Matt Nagin’s Do Not Feed The Clown Hits on All Cylinders by Db Frick

Comedy is a very subjective concept. What one person finds funny another might not. Any person who says any particular thing isn’t funny, is wrong. This is because someone will find it fun…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

NUTCRACKER ROUGE at Théâtre XIV by Jacquelyn Claire

NUTCRACKER ROUGE is a scopophiliac’s nirvana. The deep pleasure of “looking” is sated by being able to gaze unbidden into the erotic, sensual and sexy crack in the universe opened by t…

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Chase Brock Experience’s ‘The Four Seasons’ by Patricia Contino

  The November 26, 2019 publication of The UN environment programme Emissions Gap Report 2019  confirms yet again that Earth is in serious trouble.  Findings directed specifically at th…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

HOOKED ON HAPPINESS at Theater for the New City by Jacquelyn Claire

HOOKED ON HAPPINESS is an original climate change musical tackling the crisis through the perspective of a high school drama class. Two students Kim and Eric are inspired to create their own…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Virgo Star at La Mama’s Downstairs Lounge by Jacquelyn Claire

VIRGO STAR heroically encapsulates the convergence of queer and cowboy in a homoerotic, fictionalized “Wild West”. The Pioneers Go East Collective interrogates the notion of “masculini…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

BAM Next Wave 2019: ‘The End of Eddy’ by Patricia Contino

  “From my childhood I have no happy memories. I don’t mean to say that I never, in all those years, felt any happiness or joy. But suffering is all-consuming: it somehow gets rid of an…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

DruidShakespeare: Richard III at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival by Patricia Contino

  DruidShaekespeare’s Richard III  is a bruising experience, which is as it should be.  The Irish troupe’s contribution to the tenth anniversary season of Lincoln Center’s White L…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kendall Cornell – Clowns Ex Machina (women in dangerously, dangerously bad moods) by Jacquelyn Claire

Kendall Cornell is the creator and director of THE BAD’UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION currently running at La Mama downstairs Theater. She leads the all female clown troupe – Clowns Ex Mac…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Bad’uns: Clown Acts of Contagion at La MaMa’s Downstairs Theatre by Jacquelyn Claire

  On Saturday I found the wellspring of funny -Kendall Cornell’s all-women clown troupe: Clowns Ex Machina. I am still suffering from acute bouts of sudden, uncontrollable laughing at …

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Ars Nova presents ‘Dr. Ride’s American Beach House’ by Liza Birkenmeier by Patricia Contino

  Historic events impact lives.  There are the famous examples of Walt Whitman’s Civil War poetry, Abraham Zapruder’s home movie of the events in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 and…

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture by Jacquelyn Claire

  THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS is a super slick production – a place for everything and everything in it’s place. It is a neat freaks nirvana. The whole show feels perfectly conceived and execut…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Monsoon Season at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater by Jacquelyn Claire

You get two riveting solo shows performed by two exceptional performers for the price of one! Monsoon Season is a great gift to give yourself in November – a pre-thanksgiving/festive seas…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ at The Triad by Patricia Contino

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation is review-proof.  Creator/Writer/Director Gerard Alessandrini started parodying The Great White Way in 1982, and The Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd St…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Next Wave 2019: ‘The Second Woman’ at BAM Fisher by Patricia Contino

The happiest and worst memories are those that last, re-playing over and over in one’s head.  Movies have the same effect, like smiling when thinking about Han Solo winking at Princess Le…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

William Forsythe: A Quiet Evening of Dance at The Shed by Patricia Contino

  Walking to The Shed, NYC’s newest cultural center on West 30th Street and 11th Avenue, is a visual lesson in urban planning.  After exiting the A train on 34th Street at the eyesore …

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Emma Van Heyn at The Bitter End by Jacquelyn Claire

Emma Van Heyn is a quirky millennial memoirist using music as flypaper for her unique perspective. She is one of those actor/pianist/storyteller/composer artists that create instant fans on …

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

11 Questions With Carie Karavas: Because This One Goes Up To Eleven by Db Frick

Photo: Courtesy of Google Long Island is a never ending bevy of comedic genius. There is no denying the incredible talent that has poured forth from the mouth of the comedy circuit on this t…

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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, September 13, 2019

Only Yesterday at 59E59 Theater by Db Frick

Photo by Carol Rosegg “Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it just to reach you, Julia”. -Julia- by John Lennon   I was first introduced to The Beatles by my mother, Georgiana …

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Co•Lab Dance at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center by Patricia Contino

“What did you do on your summer vacation?” is a big conversation starter this time of year  Dancers dance, whether on tour, as featured guests at festivals, or for members of American…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ma-Yi Theater Company Presents the World Premiere of “Felix Starro” at Theatre Row by Patricia Contino

  Like many musicals, Felix Starro, opening Ma-Yi Theatre Company’s 30th anniversary season at Theatre Row, is about the tenuous connection between family and faith.  What makes Feli…

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“Bat Out of Hell”, Finishes Up A Stellar Run At The New York City Center Theatre This Sept 8th by Db Frick

Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington ride into hellfire in Bat Out of Hell from August 1st to Sept 8th at The New York City Center. Photo By: Playbill.com The 1970’s were a profoundly prolif…

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