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Friday, March 6, 2015

FRIGID New York Interview - John Patrick Bray of "Erik" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: ErikPhoto credit: Kisha PeartJohn Patrick Bray (Ph.D., Theatre, LSU; MFA, Playwriting, Actors Studio Drama School at New School University) has written plays under gra…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 02:56PM

FRIGID New York Interview - Samantha DeSimone of "Erik" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: ErikPhoto credit: Kisha PeartSamantha DeSimone is a New Jersey native who graduated from Wagner College with a B.A in Theatre in 2012.  Samantha has been working …

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 02:54PM

FRIGID New York Interview - Keenan M. Scott II of "Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow:  Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too earlyWebsite: www.toacm.comPhoto credit: Headshot by Lauren E. BanksKeenan M. Scott II, a native of Queen…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 01:57PM

FRIGID New York Interview - Antonia Lassar of "Post Traumatic Super Delightful" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: Post Traumatic Super DelightfulWebsite: PTSDtheplay.comPhoto credit: Angela DumlaoAntonia Lassar is first and foremost a Beyoncé enthusiast. She is also an actor, poe…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 01:15PM

FRIGID New York Interview - Jeremy Cone of "The Field: A Musical Myth" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: The Field: A Musical MythWebsite: credit: Jane ClausenJeremy Cone mixes words, music, stories, and photography to create a …

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 11:42AM

FRIGID New York - "Cootie Catcher" - Circle, circle, dot, dot, now I've got my cootie shot by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonWhile it is one of my favorite NYC festivals, the fates conspired to keep me away from much of this year's FRIGID New York Festival.  I did, however, carve out time to …

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 12:19AM
Thursday, March 5, 2015

FRIGID New York Interview - Mark Bentley Cohen of "Bi, Hung, Fit… and Married" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: Bi, Hung, Fit… and MarriedWebsite: www.bihungfit.caProduction stills: Sean CummingsStanding in the Alley: Rita IvanauskisMark Bentley Cohen is a writer, performer, c…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 11:39PM

FRIGID New York Interview - Dandy Darkly of "Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!Website: www.dandydarkly.comPhoto credit: Laura Pardo 2014Dandy Darkly is an internationally acclaimed cabaret showman and ribald rac…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 11:10PM

FRIGID New York Interview - Cristina M. Ramos of "Heart of Oak" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: Heart of OakWebsite: credit: Anais KoivistoCristina M. Ramos, alumna of Columbia University and The Lee Strasberg…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 10:55PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Signature’s Serves up an Original Hit: You’ll Want Seconds at This "Diner" by Byrne Harrison

By Mark A. NewmanPhoto by Christopher MuellerAdmittedly, the number of rock stars who have made the jump from the iPod to the stage has been a mixed bag. For every Kinky Boots by Cyndi Laupe…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 10:01PM

"Lives of the Saints" - A Mixed Bag of Tricks by Byrne Harrison

By Judd HollanderPlaywright David Ives looks beyond the surface of what seems normal in Lives of the Saints, his latest batch of one act works. Presented by Primary Stages, this collection o…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 09:39PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review - "The Temple, or, Lebensraum" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonOverall, I have been very disappointed in adaptations I've seen of H.P. Lovecraft's work.  Other than some very successful radio-theatre performances, the adaptations I…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 02:41PM
Friday, February 27, 2015

FRIGID New York Interview - Taryn Parrish of "Hey '90s Kids, You're Old" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: Hey ‘90s Kids, You’re OldWebsite: www.hey90skids.comPhoto credit: Photo of Taryn Parrish by David FranczakTaryn Parrish is a film graduate from Wilfrid Laurier Uni…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 03:00PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FRIGID New York Interview - Robin Rice Lichtig of "Everyday Edna Mae" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: Everyday Edna MaeWebsite: - on Facebook: Everyday Edna MaePhoto credit: Audrey WeatherstoneRobin Rice Lichtig is the author of over 50 plays (includi…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 07:33PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015

"The Artist & The Scientist" - Inventive and deeply moving by Byrne Harrison

By Rob HartmannPhotos by Jenny AndersonThe Artist & The Scientist is an inventive and deeply moving new musical currently running at CAP21. Bookwriter/lyricist Jenny Stafford and compose…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 06:21PM
Friday, February 13, 2015

FRIGID New York Interview - Shirley Gnome of "Shirley Gnome: Real Mature" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: Shirley Gnome: Real MatureWebsite: http://www.shirleygnome.comPhoto credit: Shimona Henry, Pinup Perfection PhotographyShirley Gnome is a self-styled musical comedian …

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 06:57PM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Reasons to See "Molly's North Korea Armageddon Family Hour" Tonight by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison10. The host, Molly "Equality" Dykeman, is a mess.  You'll feel so much better about your own life choices.9. The show is at The C.O.W. (Celebration of Whimsy) on the L…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 12:32PM
Friday, January 30, 2015

Interview with Andrea Alton (and Molly "Equality" Dykeman) by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonAndrea Alton's crazy, Cheetos- and lady-loving creation, Molly "Equality" Dykeman, is back with a new apocalyptic variety show, "Molly's North Korea Armageddon Family Hour."…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 05:43PM

Interview with Nelson Lugo of "Gathering the Magic" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonLast fall I interviewed magician Nelson Lugo about a new show he was working on, "Gathering the Magic."  Since then, the show has been given an extended run at The Tank…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 05:10PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

“Port Authority” - A Sometimes Poignant, Sometimes Amusing Look Backwards by Byrne Harrison

By Judd HollanderPhoto by Carol RoseggUsing extended and interspersed monologues, playwright Conor McPherson does a good job in tapping into three lives filled with emptiness and regret in h…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 06:00PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Blood Brothers present... Bedlam Nightmares - Execution Day" - For the ghoul in all of us by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonPhotos by Kent MeisterI've seen some horrific things at the Blood Brothers' shows -- eyelids ripped off, skin peeled, human flesh consumed, rape and incest, and more forms o…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 11:56PM
Monday, October 27, 2014

Interview with Rob Hartmann and Farah Alvin of "Vanishing Point" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonOn November 4th, 54 Below will present a concert version of Rob Hartmann's musical "Vanishing Point," featuring Farah Alvin, Katie Thompson and Kate Shindle as Agatha Christ…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 10:24PM
Friday, October 24, 2014

The 6th H.P. Lovecraft Festival - Creepy fun by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonIt's become an annual tradition for me to attend the Radiotheatre H.P. Lovecraft Festival.  I really enjoy Lovecraft's work, and it is so perfectly suited for Radiothea…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 07:35PM

"The Killing of Sister George" - A Serious Misunderstanding of Tone by Byrne Harrison

By Judd HollanderThere's a fine line between serious drama, parody and outright camp, a fact director Drew Barr sadly doesn't seem to grasp in The Actors Company Theatre's revival of Frank M…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 06:35PM

Review - A Walk in the Woods by Byrne Harrison

By Judd HollanderPlaywright Lee Blessing offers up some harsh political truth in his powerful drama A Walk in the Woods, the show being given a very strong revival by Keen Company.It's the m…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 06:26PM
Monday, October 20, 2014

Canadian Burlesque Star, Rosie Bitts, Makes New York City Debut by Byrne Harrison

Canadian Burlesque Star, Rosie Bitts, makes her New York City debut in her new solo-show, Stories of Love and Passion which is being presented by the Untied Solo Theatre Festival.&…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 12:16PM
Friday, September 26, 2014

"Urban Momfare" - FringeNYC Encore Series by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonI get a lot of invitations to see shows, so many that I would basically have to quit my day job to be able to see them all.Which is why I love getting photos from shows. &nb…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 05:24PM
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What you should be doing tonight by Byrne Harrison

Sadly, I will have to miss tonight's Hotsy Totsy Burlesque tribute to Doctor Who.  But I went last year and had a grand time.This show is highly recommended for the Whovians and burlesq…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 10:53AM
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

10th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Award Winners Announced by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonLast night, the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation celebrated the best of Off-Off Broadway theatre with its 10th Annual NYIT Awards Ceremony.Over the past ten years, the…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 06:09PM
Friday, September 19, 2014

Interview with Nelson Lugo of "Gathering the Magic" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonAfter a couple of years of seeing him perform, I finally had a chance to chat with award-winning actor and magician Nelson Lugo.  The 11-year-old kid inside me was thri…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 06:16PM
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Blue Man Group by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonTomorrow, young creatives (13+ and, with parental guidance, even younger) will get backstage and behind-the-scenes access to the famous Las Vegas stage production of the Blu…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 10:18PM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
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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