Friday, February 23, 2024

I Love You So Much I Could Die by Wendy Caster

The title I Love You So Much I Could Die hints at a deeply emotional, even fervid, show.  Nope. For reasons that remain obscure to me, I Love You So Much I Could Die extends a great…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 04:02PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Nice People at NYCITFF by Kendra Jones

Nice People, directed by Jeff Griecci and written by Ian Carlsen, is essentially five shorts taped together to shape a feature. Shot over five years, over only a few weekends in Maine, a lar…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Tiger’s Bride by Christopher "caz" Caswell

Director/writer Suzanne Karpinski has made a valiant effort to corral the chaos by encouraging the audience to get a card stamped by the actors in the various spaces, presumably in the hopes…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Sunset Baby by Joseph Pisano

"Ain't nothin' sentimental about a dead revolution." Wearing a too-short, too-tight dress, shiny thigh-high boots, and a long fuchsia wig, the twentysomething Nina (Moses Ingram) attempts to…

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An Enemy of the People review – Matt Smith’s groovy firebrand swings from rebel to conspiracist by Arifa Akbar

Duke of York’s theatre, LondonRock’n’roll reimagining of Ibsen’s timeless corruption drama brings the audience into direct Question Time-style dialogue with Smith’s idealist revolu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

Between Two Knees by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

At the performance under review, part of the audience found the show hilariously funny, while others proverbially sat on their hands. The show makes use of history, parody, satire, burlesque…

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Two Sisters review – a wry look at the perils of nostalgia by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghDavid Greig’s entertaining and immaculately performed new play is about adults seduced by memories of their own emotionally heightened teenage pasts Two Sisters smel…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:06AM
Sunday, February 18, 2024

Meet the modern-day censors, wielding their purse-strings over artists and their work | Sonia Sodha by Sonia Sodha

The ominous warning from Arts Council England over controversial statements reveals the dangers bureaucrats pose to free expression Who determines whether a play can get staged? In the unnam…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:42AM
Saturday, February 17, 2024

"I Love You So Much I Could Die" is Too Intimate for Its Own Good—Or Anyone's by Jan Simpson

Valentine’s Day was celebrated this past week and the new show I Love You So Much I Could Die, which opened at New York Theatre Workshop on Feb. 14, struck me as an ultimate gesture of lov…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 01:36PM
Friday, February 16, 2024

Samuel Takes a Break review – a stomach-churning tourist trip around an old slave castle by Anya Ryan

Yard theatre, LondonA Ghanaian tour guide struggles to maintain his composure in the face of historical ignorance and requests for selfies, in Rhianna Ilube’s poignant critique of colonial…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Review: ‘I Love You So Much I Could Die,’ an Experiment in Distance by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Mona Pirnot’s crisis-centered play uses all its resources to keep the audience at a physical and emotional remove from her sorrow.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 11:02AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Self Raising - what audiences are saying! by Graeae Theatre

‘It starts with a secret, but this one’s different, this one’s mine.’ Award winning Artistic Director of Graeae, Jenny Sealey has spent a lifetime championing stories by Deaf and di…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:44AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Notebook 1st preview bows on Broadway (2/10/2024) by bwaySHO

Can’t stop thinking about The Notebook’s 1st preview on Broadway. The audience lept to their feet during the final number and we all cried togwther. There was somethint so beautiful and …

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:05PM

At This Theatre: The Music Box by JK

Despite having over 1000 seats, when I think of The Music Box, I remember it as feeling both intimate and grand at the same time. Over the years, I've had seats all over the theater, and I t…

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Musical theatre star Marisha Wallace: ‘It’s a powerful number when my booty comes out’ by Miriam Gillinson

Her career was almost ended by a vocal cyst, but – after a laying on of hands – it disappeared. Now this former church singer is upending musical stereotypes with a showstopping performa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM
Friday, February 9, 2024

I Love You So Much I Could Die Theater Review by New York Theater

In this experiment in storytelling, Mona Pirnot spends just over an hour with her back to the audience, intermittently picking up an acoustic guitar and singing a song (she does this five …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:06AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Dark With Excessive Bright: the Royal Ballet’s giant leap into immersive dance – in pictures by Photography By Tristram Kenton

The Royal Opera House’s Linbury theatre will be transformed for Canadian choreographer Robert Binet’s new show, where the audience can roam freely. Take a first look Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:06PM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Split Lip by David Walters

Taking audio bits from over 40 film and television DID references that have been spliced together for a storyline, in Split Lip Ginava meticulously lip-syncs the words, going in and out of t…

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Theatre Review: ‘Abdication! A Cautionary Fairy Tale’ at Silver Spring Stage by John Bozeman

“Abdication! A Cautionary Fairy Tale” is an unusual production—part variety show, part dystopian science fiction, and part multi-media experiment. Underlying it all is an invitation fo…

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

People You Should Know . . . Marieann Meringolo by Zack Calhoon

Marieann Meringolo is a MAC Award-winning recording artist as well as a Back Stage Bistro Award winner for “Outstanding Vocalist.” BroadwayWorld nominated Marieann’s Bergman show fo…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 03:24PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Jonah ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter February 2, 2024: An enthusiastic response greeted the end of Jonah, Rachel Bonds’s intriguing, if determinedly ambiguous dramedy - receiving its world premiere at t…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 04:05PM

In this Boulder theater series, the actors feed the audience — literally by Lisa Kennedy

But you've got to keep eating during the short and evocative performances in the elegant dinner theater that is “FEED: Dry.”

SOURCE: Denver Post at 03:12PM

Andrew Scott: sex scenes less ‘embarrassing’ for audience if one actor plays both characters by Chris Wiegand

The Fleabag star, who took all eight roles in the solo show Vanya, says intimate scenes on stage can be discomfiting for viewers During rehearsals for Andrew Scott’s solo version of Chekho…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Gabby Beans Excels in Jonah by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Ron Fassler . . . . I can’t recall the last time I attended something when, as the lights came up at its conclusion, most of the audience were in twos and threes huddled …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:30PM

Meet the Three Women Sowing Doubt on Broadway by Talaura Harms

Tyne Daly, Zoe Kazan, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine will challenge the audience in the Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A Matter of Faith - Where Just Having Conviction Is Not Enough by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The question of faith and what it represents can be found at the core of Ian Richard Barnes' very intense and sometimes talky drama, A Matter of Faith. Presented b…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 02:18PM

Broadway Bares Is Back for NYC Pride Month 2024 by Darryn King

Broadway Bares, the industry’s one-night-only striptease event, will take place on June 23 at Hammerstein Ballroom. The NYC Pride Month spectacular, created by director and choreographer J…

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Monday, January 29, 2024

‘That’s impossible!’ Why theatre’s gone mad for magic and wild special effects by Kate Wyver

Need to make an elephant vanish, an aeroplane take off or a wizard fly? As magic grips the stage, illusionist supremos reveal how they turn the likes of Stranger Things into eye-popping spec…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024

67th Obie Awards: Zuleyma Guevara Acceptance Speech by American Theatre Wing

From the very first moment of SANCOCHO, a hush falls over the audience as if we are afraid we'll be discovered spying on Caridad in her kitchen as she waits for her sister. Caridad prepares …

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:03AM

67th Obie Awards: Ensemble of The Comeuppance Acceptance Speech by American Theatre Wing

A playwright is lucky to have actors embody their words, freeing them from the page to the stage and, in the process, adding new meaning to the work. When it’s not just one actor but a gro…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:03AM

All that Chat

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