Sunday, January 2, 2022

Revisiting 2 Icons: A Dance Solo and a Legacy by Patricia Contino

Recipes, coffee franchises, fashion, even outfits worn to museum galas are labeled “iconic.”  The performing arts have no shortage of them either.  Towards the end of 2021, two very di…

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones by Cindy Sibilsky

The transcendent Black Queer Artist Daniel Alexander Jones (aka DAJ) puts his “slashes” to good use. The multi-hyphenated artist is having a very busy 2021. He’s had a book release, a …

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Interview with Buck Gooter’s Billy Brett by Cindy Sibilsky

Buck Gooter was formed in 2005 by multigenerational bandmates Terry Turtle and Billy Brett. The duo met in Harrisonburg, Virginia while working at the Little Grill Collective (known for host…

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Interview with Sarah Brightman for “A Christmas Symphony” 2021 Tour by Cindy Sibilsky

  Though her time in the spotlight began as a member of the UK-based dance group, Hot Gossip, soprano superstar Sarah Brightman’s career launched on the global stage when she originated t…

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

SHEEP #1: Tiny Toys Captivate Hearts at Japan Society by Cindy Sibilsky

There comes the point in life when one embarks on a Hero’s Journey toward self-discovery and finding the meaning of life. In the case of SHEEP #1, now playing at Japan Society through Nove…

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

United Solo Theatre Festival 2021 presents Lynn Needle’s SIX SOLOS – Legend, Myth and Nature by Patricia Contino

  Following this unprecedented time of isolation, the United Solo Theatre Festival 2021 is back at Theatre Row.  On October 28, choreographer, teacher, and gifted visual memoirist Lynn N…

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs Warren’s Profession” Lands At Theater Row by Db Frick

“Mrs Warrens Profession” At Theater Row Through November George Bernard Shaw was a staunch anti-vaxxer. Despite that Shaw’s indelible touch on the modern artistry of comedic writing an…

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Take The Opportunity to “Crave” Alexandra Petrullo by Db Frick

Alexandra Performs Her Show, “Crave” Live. Flyer By: Shane Geraghty Like Sinead O’Conner sings in “Nothing Compares to You”, It’s been 18 months since I’ve seen live theatre”…

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Todd Buonopane: All Washed Up at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jena Tesse Fox

When the theaters shut down and performers could not perform in public anymore, actor and singer Todd Buonopane took to his bathtub and turned his shower curtain into a theater curtain, perf…

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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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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

From War-Torn Childhood to Early Career Success: Actress Anna Cherkezishvili’s Unparalleled Journey by Abbey Glasure

“Back home, I only observed people trying to blend in with their environment. But onscreen, I saw individuals. I saw freedom. I saw expressiveness. Every character in the American movies I…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Under the Radar Festival 2021: Re-envisioned Virtually by Cindy Sibilsky

It’s 2021. We made it. Now what? For those of us fortunate enough to have survived (though not without scars) the year that no one could have imagined, we enter the new year less naive and…

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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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Saturday, December 12, 2020

A Christmas Carol – A virtual take on a classic by Jena Tesse Fox

One-man performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol go back to the Victorian era, when Dickens himself gave readings of his instant hit. A new recorded production, starring Jefferso…

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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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Friday, November 20, 2020

Theater Markers Summit 2020 Offers Investigation & Inspiration Amid Uncertainty by Cindy Sibilsky

Over a weekend and one bonus day, 103 theater professionals from Broadway, the USA, and worldwide assembled virtually for the most well-attended Theater Makers Summit in the event’s histor…

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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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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Bated Breath Theatre Company presents ‘Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec’ in Greenwich Village by Patricia Contino

  Part street theatre, part walking tour and all fun, Bated Breath Theatre Company’s, Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec uses the West Village as its stage.  Extended through Nove…

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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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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Zooming In OnTalia Reeses Virtual Life. by Db Frick

  Photo By: Talia Reese The entertainment community on the whole has been hit very hard by recent events. Not all have been hit quite as hard as the world of stand up comedy. Some think it …

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Megan Lohne’s New Play, “Too Solid Flesh”, Takes On A New Format, Zoom Theatre by Db Frick

    Photo credits: Picture: Haley Franke – Photo editing/graphics: Laura Ryan “If you seek escape, entertainment, raw reality and the wit of Shakespeare himself, this is the moment f…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

“Good Talks” With Robin Eve and Donnie Vapor – Strong Island Television – Sundays 8pm by Db Frick

                                                                              Picture : Robin Eve, Donnie Vapor Photo By:                ...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Technology Brings Theater to the Home by Jena Tesse Fox

The constrictions the theater community has faced in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are unlike anything we have had to face in our lifetime. And while there is no way of knowi…

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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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Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Renaissance Man During The Renaissance Of Comedy: Ferris Butler by Db Frick

Ferris is Pictured with Celeste Jennings at The Comic Strip In NYC                     Ferris Butler hails from the mean streets of Brooklyn and is regarded as the George Washingt…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Last Day Of Broadway: Martin McDonagh’s Riveting Dramedy “Hangmen” by Db Frick

While the world falls apart I sip my highly caffeinated coffee and write that piece about Hangmen the new Broadway play. Cavorting at The John Golden theatre on 47th St. and 8th Avenue Hangm…

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