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Monday, June 17, 2019

Celebrations Two Legends Remembered During PRIDE Month by Patricia Contino

It’s been 30 years since photographer  Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) died from AIDS.  The June-long celebration of civil rights and respect …

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

NY Philharmonic Ends Its Season with David Lang’s ‘prisoner of the state’ by Patricia Contino

    The New York Philharmonic  began the 2018-2019 season in light and ended in darkness with the world premiere of David Lang’s opera prisoner of the state. The NYP commission, con…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

A Positive Russian Influence: Ballet by Patricia Contino

As the Romanovs’s bewilderingly indifference to the political and socioeconomic upheavals leading to the Russian Revolution worsened, ballet at home and abroad flourished.  French-born Ma…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Remembrance: New York City Opera and The Museum of Jewish Heritage by Patricia Contino

Apologies for the delayed review of New York City Opera’s world premiere of Ted Rosenthal’s Dear Erich. The sold-out performances were January 9-13, 2019 at the National Yiddish Theatr…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

New York Opera Fest: LOTNY’s ‘Owen Wingrave’ by Benjamin Britten by Patricia Contino

The Metropolitan Opera season is over and summer festivals featuring opera (Bard, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, not to mention Saratoga Springs and Tanglewood for long weekends) are months away, …

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

‘Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie’ at Ars Nova Greenwich House by Patricia Contino

  A show that’s sold old since previews is pretty much reviewer-proof, but, if possible, try to catch Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie  at Ars Nova at Greenwich House  (27 Barrow Street, NYC…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration by Patricia Contino

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) April 16 marked the centennial of choreographer Merce Cunningham’s birth.  His artistic legacy is that his modern dances, many set to music by his creative a…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

‘The Cradle Will Rock’ at Classic Stage Company by Patricia Contino

And some of the best people in town. Now I know what the dirty foreigners feel like. What is this, Russia? We don’t have to listen to talk like that. You’ve only got to hint whatever’s…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ballet Hispánico at the Joyce by Patricia Contino

“We did it!” was heard behind the curtain following Ballet Hispánico’s world premiere of Edwaard Liang’s El Viaje (The Journey).  And yes, they sure did in a creatively diverse …

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Monday, March 11, 2019

‘Chimpanzee’ at HERE by Patricia Contino

  Our primate friends and relatives have been taking it on their pronounced chins lately.  The orange orangutan resemblance to the president was raucously noted in Adam McKay’s brillian…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

BalletNext at New York Live Arts by Patricia Contino

If New York City is considered “The Dance Capital of the World,” than Utah is “The United State of Dance”.  For 50+ years it’s been home to Ballet West, who made a very strong imp…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Samieva Theater’s ‘Medusa Volution’ at happylucky no.1 by Patricia Contino

  To borrow an Amazonian sales tactic, If you liked Madeline Miller’s bestseller Circe, you should really catch the last four performances February 21-24 of Sophie Amieva and Suzanne Ba…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Yaël Farber’s ‘Mies Julie’ at Classic Stage Company by Patricia Contino

Not that loyal Classic Stage Company attendees need convincing, but updates are one way of attracting an audience.  Through March 10,  CSC is running two new adaptations of August Strindbe…

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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