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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mother of the Maid *** King Kong **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 13, 2018:  A new play about the mother of an iconic figure (Mother of the Maid) and a musical remake of a Hollywood classic (King Kong) deliver modern feminist p…

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Drama Desk Panel by Barry Gordin

Working actors with disabilities enumerates their challenges and successes. By: Patrick Christiano November 12, 2018:  The Drama Desk hosted an informal discussion with professional a…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 11, 2018:  If serving dinner is an art, never was this more true than in Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost, in which the actors are both characters…

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The Great Gatsby by Barry Gordin

Literature Live! Presents THE GREAT GATSBY @ BAY STREET THEATER NOVEMBER 8- NOVEMBER 25th, 2018 For Tickets Call 631 725-9500

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Eve’s Song *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 11, 2018:  Plays not specifically about significant social or political issues are getting increasingly rare, even when their ultimate aim is entertainment in…

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Lured ** by Barry Gordin

By: Sam Affoumado November 10, 2018: Lured, written by Frank J. Avella and co-directed by Carlotta Brentan, is a drama that outlines the brutalization and dehumanization of gays perpetra…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Jamie deRoy by Barry Gordin

Jamie DeRoy celebrated with friends at Bonds 45 November 11, 2018: Show business impresario, Jamie deRoy, an award-winning producer, cabaret, stage, film and TV performer celebrated her b…

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Christiani Pitts … King Kong Opens on Broadway by Barry Gordin

Christiani Pitts: She’s Not in King Kong Just to Do a Blood-Curdling Scream By: Ellis Nassour The 20-foot, 2,000 pound silverback King Kong is no match for Christiani Pitts, the beauti…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 8, 1018:  Seeing David Arrow’s Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade on election eve 2018 was a bit discomfiting. The play is an informative but less-than-enthral…

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Williston **** by Barry Gordin

By: Lauren Yarger November 8, 2018:  Something's not quite right in the small town of Williston, North Dakota. That much is obvious just from the fact that oil company deal closers B…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

35th Annual Drama League Gala by Barry Gordin

Benefit Gala Honoring Nathan Lane hosted by Matthew Broderick at The Plaza Hotel. November 5, 2018: The Drama League presented the 35th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring film,…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 Drama League Benefit Gala by Barry Gordin

A Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Nathan Lane By: Patrick Christiano November 5, 2018:  Some of Broadway and Hollywood’s brightest stars turned out to honor the incomparable …

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Drama Desk Panel by Barry Gordin

Expanding the Discourse: Is the Landscape of Theater Changing for Artists with Disabilities?” on Monday, November 12 from 6:30 to 8pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eight Ave, Studio 17E No…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Gloria: A Life at DR2 by Barry Gordin

Powerful and uplifting, Gloria: A Life by Emily Mann with Christine Lahti, is a ‘must see’ play for the moment. November 4, 2018:  Christiane Amanpour, the Chief International Anchor o…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018

The Waverly Gallery ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 2, 2018:  At one point in Kenneth Lonergan’s “The Waverly Gallery,” Howard Fine tells his mother-in-law, Gladys, “It’s no fun growing old,” to whi…

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Wars Of The Roses: Henry VI & Richard III by Barry Gordin

November 3. 2018:  Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) announced that due to popular demand they will be presenting Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton…

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The Ferryman *****, India Pale Ale **, Girl From The North Country *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 2. 2018:  Families reacting to crises are the fodder for three current productions, one on Broadway and two Off, two of them are originally from London and one a…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Paul Mercurio’s Permission to Speak **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 1, 2018:  According to Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian Paul Mercurio, “Everybody has a story, and if you don’t have anybody to talk to, you end u…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Good Grief **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter  October 30, 2018:  Grief over the death of a dearly loved one has inspired many great works of auto- and semiautobiographical literature. To name a few, these inc…

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Bette Midler’s Hulaween 2018 by Barry Gordin

Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project Hosted the 22nd Annual Hulaween Celebration at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Harlem  October 29, 2018:  Bette Midler, the Divine …

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Faith Ringgold @ ACA Galleries by Barry Gordin

The 70s on view October 25 through December 22 October 25, 2018: ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, in the gallery district hosted an opening reception for Faith Ringgold: The 70s, a so…

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Apologia by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Not to Apologize for Enjoying Apologia By: Iris Wiener At first glance it might seem difficult to get behind Apologia. At times the show is a slow burn, but one that is argua…

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Apologia *** by Barry Gordin

By Isa Goldberg October 27, 2018:  Just the name of the actor, Stockard Channing, evokes images of a socialite, an elitist, in various forms. It’s an image she has created in numerous …

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Friday, October 26, 2018

My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually by Barry Gordin

All For One Theater (AFO) is pleased to announce the return of Gideon Irving’s  My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually, which is being brought back due to popular dema…

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Ordinary Days **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg October 26, 2018:  Viewing the macrocosm from the microcosm is the raison d’etre of Off Broadway, because seeing the big picture in a small space causes us to see things…

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The Waverly Gallery ****, Apologia ***, My Parsifal Conductor **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward October 26, 2018:  Mature women involved in the arts and coping with their life decisions are the common thread between three new productions. Kenneth Lonergan’s The …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons October 24, 2018:  David Bowie was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, South London, in 1947, and never legally changed his name. According to Raquel Cion, that may ha…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Black Light *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter October 23, 2018:  Daniel Alexander Jones is unquestionably a multidimensional talent of powerhouse proportions.  Head of the playwriting program at Fordham Universit…

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