Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review: Significant Other by Jose Solis

Significant Other might have been the most refreshing show of the Broadway season, if the season was 1989. If it had opened one year after Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, to …

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Tilt Kids Festival Roundup by Jose Solis

The second annual Tilt Kids Festival came to a close on Easter Sunday with a performance of Cuisine & Confessions, an energetic spectacle by Montreal-based collective The 7 Fingers (best…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: Groundhog Day by Pj Grisar

  It’s not déjà vu. After a hit run in London, Groundhog Day, based on the 1993 film of the same name, has made its way to Broadway. Its treatment of the source material is duly def…

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Review: Rebel in the Soul by Erin Kahn

Larry Kirwan’s play Rebel in the Soul tells the story of Dr. Noël Browne, a young doctor elected to the Irish Parliament in 1948. Born into poverty, Browne had a rough childhood: his …

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Review: Betrayal by K Krombie

Harold Pinter’s 1978 play Betrayal, currently playing at Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre, was inspired by his seven-year affair with the English journalist and “thinking man’s crumpet…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Daniel’s Husband by Auriane Desombre

In our modern society, what does marriage add to a relationship? Nothing, argues the titular character of Primary Stages’ new play Daniel’s Husband, that can’t be got by filling out th…

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Review: Groundhog Day by Pj Grisar

It’s not déjà vu. After a hit run in London, Groundhog Day, based on the 1993 film of the same name, has made its way to Broadway. Its treatment of the source material is duly deferentia…

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Review: Samara by Erin Kahn

If you go to see the world premiere of Richard Maxwell’s Samara by Soho Rep. (in the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres), you may do a double take when the usher hands…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Interview: Hannah Elless and David T. Patterson on Doing William Inge’s ‘Picnic’ and ‘Come Back, Little Sheba’ in Rep by Jose Solis

The Transport Group’s artistic director Jack Cummings III is revitalizing William Inge classics Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba by having them performed in rep with an ensemble featurin…

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Interview: Valérie Thérèse Bart on Designing the Costumes for “Vanity Fair” by Auriane Desombre

Based on William Thackeray’s novel of the same name, Kate Hamill’s new play Vanity Fair explores the challenges of moving up in the world. Becky Sharp struggles to do so from a disadvan…

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Interview: Valérie Thérèse Bart on Designing the Costumes for “Vanity Fair” by Auriane Desombre

Based on William Thackeray’s novel of the same name, Kate Hamill’s new play Vanity Fair explores the challenges of moving up in the world. Becky Sharp struggles to do so from a disadvant…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Q&A: Karen Ludwig and Katie Looney on Their Upcoming Shows at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival by Hanna Oldsman

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival brings six weeks of multi-disciplinary cultural offerings to lower Manhattan, including theater, film, music and poetry. We caught up with two theater artis…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Interview: Playwright Zayd Dohrn on Faith and Family in ‘The Profane’ by Auriane Desombre

  Meeting the in-laws tends to come with a fair amount of friction, and that’s never more true when religious and political opinions don’t align. That’s the focus of Zayd Dohrn’…

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Interview: Sébastien Soldevila of the Les 7 Doigts de la Main on Combining Circus and Cooking in ‘Cuisine & Confessions’ by Tami Shaloum

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Sébastien Soldevila, Co-Founder and Artistic Co-Director of the exciting Montreal-based circus Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers of the Han…

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Review: Of Mice and Men by Saima Huq

Onomatopoeia Theatre Company’s Of Mice and Men is a great production whether you know Steinbeck’s work by heart or are learning about it for the very first time. It is true to th…

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Interview: Andrea Dantas on Her One Woman Show ‘Fragmented Frida’ by Jose Solis

In Fragmented Frida, actress/writer Andrea Dantas takes on one of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century to tell a story about how someone who was dealt all the wrong cards, manage…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Review: The Profane by Jose Solis

The key to unlocking Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane lies in the seemingly innocuous double casting of Francis Benhamou, the vibrant actor who plays Aisa and Dania, the former is the eldest daugh…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: American Mill No. 2 by Victoria Santos

The threats plaguing the working class in 2017 are, unfortunately, as American as apple pie. For a nation founded on policies of liberty and justice, greed and exploitation run so rampant th…

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Review: Rules by Victoria Santos

On his website, pastiche playwright Charles Mee says describes his characters as “people through whom the culture speaks, often without the speakers knowing it.” The New Stage Theatre Co…

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Review: The Room Sings by Tami Shaloum

Four sets of people live out their lives in the same country house but in different time periods. Talking Band’s The Room Sings, written and directed by Paul Zimet with music composed by E…

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Review: How to Hamlet, or Hamleting Hamlet by Tami Shaloum

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s (TRE) meta-theatrical play How to Hamlet, or Hamleting Hamlet is a mind trip to the inner workings of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Four actors are unexpectedly…

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Interview: Playwright Sara Farrington on Merging Film and Theatre in ‘CasablancaBox’ by Jose Solis

Entering the space at HERE where Sara Farrington and Reid Farrington are putting the finishing touches on their CasablancaBox feels a little bit like going back in time. There are people dre…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

thEATer: “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’s” Gelsey Bell Shares Her Go-To Theater District Eateries by Ariana Starr

The dining scene of New York’s Theater District is quickly becoming one of the best of the city, and few people know it better than the actors who call the neighborhood their second home. …

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical by Auriane Desombre

More than ten years since our favorite modern age demigod won us over, Percy Jackson is back in a deliciously dorky new musical. Playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, The Lighting Thief: Th…

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Interview: Frenchie Davis of ‘The View Upstairs’ on Why Sharing Queer History is So Important by Jose Solis

Every time Henri speaks in The View Upstairs, the world stops to listen. Not only because she is the woman running the bar where the show takes place, but also because she is played by the i…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: Come Back, Little Sheba by Mark Dundas Wood

William Inge’s Come Back, Little Sheba (1950) seems to owe much to the plays of his friend and mentor (and probable sex partner) Tennessee Williams—and in particular to 1944’s The Glas…

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Interview: Betsy Morgan on the Challenges of Playing Two Roles in the Immersive New Production of “Sweeney Todd” by Ariana Starr

Sweeney Todd, arguably one of the most loved shows in the musical theater canon, has returned to New York this season in a completely revamped, immersive production, helmed by UK based Tooti…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Interview: Urban Stages’ Frances Hill and Stephen Hamilton on Immigration and “Angry Young Man” by Matt Smith

There’s no question immigration is a hot-button issue in America today. With protesters crowding the streets of America as our President sends out executive orders left and right, it’s…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Steve of Tomorrow by Jose Solis

Scott and Ralph live together but might as well be continents apart. Even when they’re sitting next to each other, they are glued to their devices: Scott to his phone on which he types fur…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Interview: The Producers Behind ‘Project Broadway’ on the Importance of Collaboration by Jose Solis

The second edition of Project Broadway takes place from March 27 to April 2 at Symphony Space. This year the theme is the art of collaboration and will include performances by the likes of A…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Interview: BroadwayHD Founders On the Importance of ‘The Gabriels’ Trilogy by Stagebuddy News

BroadwayHD founders Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley on why they chose to stream Richard Nelson’s iconic The Gabriels trilogy. What made you want to stream The Gabriels trilogy? Bonni…

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