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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Underneath the Skin by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Famed performance artist John Kelly has brought his latest show, "Underneath the Skin" to La MaMa, subtitled “A Penetrative Portrayal of a Queer Giant Based on the life and work of Samuel …

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

& Juliet by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The cast is a combination of New York stage favorites (Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots," and Betsy Wolfe, "Waitress," "Falsettos" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), new faces (Lorna Courtney, Ben …

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

A Christmas Carol (Jefferson Mays) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Visually the show pulls out all of the stops continually making stage magic. Every scene offers new scenic effects and things that appear impossible but are right there on stage before you, …

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Sandra by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Cale’s story uses many film noir devices from the 1940’s: exotic locale, strange encounters, searching down unknown streets, disappearing characters, a sexy stranger, danger signals avoi…

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Will Arbery’s Evanston "Salt Costs Climbing" (set in the city in which the author received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2015) is a perplexing experience as it shifts from realism to a…

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Camp Siegfried by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Camp Siegfried" is a new departure for the author of "Small Mouth Sounds," "Continuity," "Make Believe" and "Grand Horizons." Depicting an important piece of history in an age when hate spe…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Rat Trap by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Noel Coward’s "The Rat Trap" is not only entertaining but seems to have been ahead of its time. Discounted by critics and the author alike when it had its only production until now in 1926…

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Where We Belong by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Writer/ director/actress Madeline Sayet is an engaging performer. Directed by Mei Ann Teo, her one-woman show “Where We Belong” is an autobiographical tale of her Mohegan roots and her s…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Almost Famous by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

What Crowe has done in writing his own book for the new show is recreate almost exactly every scene in the movie starting from the time when 15-year-old hero William Miller meets rock critic…

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Monday, November 14, 2022

My Broken Language by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Hudes has directed her own play in a delightful vaudeville/musical comedy style with dancing between the scenes to choreography by Ebony Williams to live music played by pianist Ariacne Truj…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

A Delicate Balance by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The first Off Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s " A elicate Balance," his first Pulitzer Prize-winning play (of three), is also the first to feature an all Asian American cast as well as …

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Topdog/Underdog by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The 20th anniversary revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Topdog/Underdog," is just as powerful and absorbing as before with its story of two African American brother…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Straight Line Crazy by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ralph Fiennes’ towering performance as a megalomaniac who changes the face of New York as we know it is worth the price of admission. With his puffed out chest and nose in the air remaking…

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Monday, October 31, 2022

What Passes for Comedy by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

G.D. Kimble’s "What Passes for Comedy" depicts the fascinating era of early live television talk shows and the racism and anti-Semitism which was acceptable in those days. However, it also…

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

A Raisin in the Sun by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Mandi Masden, Tonya Pinkins and Toussaint Battiste in a scene from Robert O’Hara’s production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” at The Public Theater (Photo credit: Joa…

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Montag by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While director Dustin Wills has given 'Montag" a superb production, the meaning and message of Kate Tarker’s play remains obscure. Demonstrating female empowerment alone is not enough if t…

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Friday, October 21, 2022

The Winter’s Tale (Bedlam) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Many of Bedlam’s productions have used small casts with most of the actors playing more than one role. In the case of "The Winter’s Tale," not one of Shakespeare’s more often produced …

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Leopoldstadt by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Tom Stoppard’s "Leopoldstadt" is a powerful achievement, a history of our time as well as a cautionary tale. In depicting Jewish life in Vienna from 1899 - 1955, It also reveals a way of l…

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Everything’s Fine by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Actor/writer/director Douglas McGrath is a charming storyteller and his one-man show "Everything’s Fine" is a total delight. He tells the entertaining and poignant story of his eventful 14…

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Baldwin & Buckley At Cambridge by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Baldwin & Buckley at Cambridge" should stir up controversy as their 1965 topic is still relevant. Such a debate today would have a great deal more ammunition than either of these men ha…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Sea Lady by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Neith Boyce’s "The Sea Lady," a Broadway-bound play in 1935, only now having its world premiere at Metropolitan Playhouse is an attempt at a Shavian play of ideas. Based on a 1901 novel by…

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Washington Square by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

On what is either a shoestring budget or a conscious effort to strip Henry James’ novel down to its essentials, Randy Sharp’s new adaptation of "Washington Square" is both exciting theat…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

I’m Revolting by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

There are two truisms in life in addition to the one about death and taxes: it takes all kinds of people to make a world and something will get everyone in the end. The world premiere of Gra…

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Weightless by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Weightless" is an engaging little indie rock musical, little in the sense that it has only three characters plus a narrator and runs only 75 minutes of playing time. The show features the B…

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

This Beautiful Future by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If you like your W.W. II history unadulterated, you may object to a love story between a French teenage girl and a Nazi soldier even if they are inexperienced and innocent and unaware of wha…

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Fauna by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Is it possible to be completely truthful in attempting to tell the life of a famous author in a biofilm? That is the premise of Argentinian novelist and playwright Romina Paula’s "Fauna" n…

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Burn by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although Alan Cumming is a charismatic performer, the distracting video design, the often overpowering music, and the often flashing lighting by Tim Lutkin, gets in the way of viewing the sh…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sacco and Vanzetti: A New American Opera by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The finished score by Lehrman is 50% music he created based on themes by Blitzstein: pieces of his unproduced 1932 opera "The Condemned" (an earlier work about Sacco and Vanzetti), a march, …

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Our Man in Santiago by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Mark Wilding’s "Our Man in Santiago" is billed as a “raucous political farce” but it is neither loud and noisy nor hilariously funny. Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 1974 articl…

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Aside from his ability to create multiple characters with his voice and body language, Strathairn’s physicality is remarkable in aging from a young man to a senior citizen before our eyes …

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

My Onliness by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"My Onliness," Robert Lyons’ latest stage work, is a musical homage to Polish avant-garde playwright Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (active 1918-1934) but who resurfaced during the 1960’s w…

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