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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Monday, March 9, 2020

SEVEN SINS at Théâtre XIV by Jacquelyn Claire

SEVEN SINS is a delightful descent into our shadow selves and the mischievous curiosity that erupts from self exploration. This bawdy Baroque Burlesque entices us to contemplate our “fall …

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich’ by Patricia Contino

  Ivan Ilyich Golovin died a hard death.  Judgement of the Imperial Court official’s soul is left to his creator – Leo Tolstoy – whose edicts are more dogmatic than any Supreme Being…

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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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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

“The Game of Life” Ushers in Rubin Museum of Art’s Brainwave 2020 on Impermanence by Cindy Sibilsky

The Rubin Museum of Art has a knack for making their exhibitions of both ancient and contemporary art from the Himalayan region — and the philosophies and practices that inspired and infor…

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Radical Adaptations of Dracula & Frankenstein Ignite Classic Stage Company by Cindy Sibilsky

For as many adaptations and interpretations as there are of the classic gothic horror novels Frankenstein and Dracula, it is hard to imagine two more creative, unique, radical and timely wor…

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. presents ‘a photograph/lovers in motion’ by Ntozake Shange, by Patricia Contino

  Neither Michael (Imana Breaux) nor Sean David (Adrain Washington) would recognize their present-day San Francisco hometown.  The aspiring artists’ relationship, told in Ntozake Shang…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Catalina Florina Florescu brings “Moss” to SEX! by Jacquelyn Claire

  Catalina Florina Florescu is a Romanian born academic, playwright, teacher, curator, wordsmith, dreamer, seeker… She holds a PhD in Comparative Theater and Medical Humanities conferred…

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“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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Thursday, February 13, 2020

10 Foot Rat Cabaret At Under St. Marks by Db Frick

Photography by Gregory Levine – Pictured Producer/Dancer Andrea Palesh I truly believe to understand the heart of a production you must understand the theater the production is in first. S…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

BORDER PEOPLE at Gural Theatre at the A.R.T/New York Theaters by Jacquelyn Claire

  Border People is an exquisite ode to the determination of the human being to survive and thrive in spite of curve balls, challenges, deserts and high walls that block the “easy” road.…

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ at New York City Center by Patricia Contino

  “DO NOT FEED THE SWANS” reads the sign posted at the edge of the lake The Prince (James Lovell) staggers towards.  Drunk, unhappy and unloved, he’s ready to end it all when The Swa…

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre