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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The True **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 22, 2018:  The opening moments of Sharr White’s new play The True, presented by The New Group at the Signature Center, are not particularly riveting and while…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The True *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg September 20, 2018:  The first time I saw Edie Falco on the screen, in the 1999 black and white indie, Judy Berlin, it was an arresting experience.  Beyond the eerily d…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018

Fiddler on the Roof ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg September 20, 2018:  Translated into numerous languages for performances the world over, Fiddler is a popular tale, about tradition. That is why this Yiddish language pr…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Agnes Opens @ 59E59 by Barry Gordin

NYC premiere of Catya McMullen witty and touching drama impressively staged by Jenna Worsham September 13, 2018:  The actors shine in Catya McMullen’s witty drama that opened at 59E59 Th…

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Stephen WIlkes @ Tulla Booth by Barry Gordin

Tulla Booth Gallery Presents  photographer Stephen Wilkes Extended thru October 15th 2018 September 20, 2018:  Stephen Wilkes’s wildly popular "Day to Night” Series are exciting im…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Broadway to Dim Lights Marin Mazzie RIP by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY THEATRES TO DIM LIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER  19, 2018 AT 6:45 PM IN MEMORY OF STAGE AND SCREEN STAR MARIN MAZZIE September 14, 2018 -- The Broadway community mourns the los…

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You and I *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter September 14, 2018:  New York enjoys two Off-Broadway companies devoted to the resurrection of lost, forgotten, or neglected plays. One is the Mint Theatre, led by Jon…

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Collective Rage : A Play in 5 Betties **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 14, 2018:  The description in the press release for Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties sounded more than a tad pretentious. First there was …

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 12, 2018:  The weirdest press release of the year just came into my mailbox. At first I thought it was a joke. Tony winners Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin will b…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018

Hurricane Party **1/2 by Barry Gordin

STORM AND STRESS: HURRICANE PARTY By: Samuel L. Leiter September 11, 2018:  If a play opens with a climax where does it go from there? That’s a question unintentionally raised by Hurr…

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Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Orchard (After Chekhov) *** Of Marriage and Men *** Long Day’s Journey Into Night **** To Kill a Mockingbird *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 6, 2018:  Transposing classic works to modern settings can often produce brilliant stagings and provide insights into contemporary issues. And sometimes such ve…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

American Songbook Association by Barry Gordin

Marilyn Maye Will Receive an ASA Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Bob Mackie! By: Sandi Durell Cabaret keeps growing because there are enough people and organizations to keep su…

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Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin ***** by Barry Gordin

COUNTING HIS BLESSINGS: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN***** By: Samuel L. Leiter September 1, 2018:  Summer may just be ending but, as you’re reminded by the snowflakes that keep drift…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Mark Stuart by Barry Gordin

When Change Comes: A Movement Forward Mark Stuart discusses the evolution of the dance phenomenon as it sets to premiere on Long Island. By: Iris Wiener When Change Comes: A Movement For…

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Hampton Classic Horse Show by Barry Gordin

McLain Ward Wins the $300,000 Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman on the final day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton. September 2, 2018:  The 43rd edition of the Hamp…

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Scraps Opens @ The Flea by Barry Gordin

World Premiere of provocative new play by Geraldine Inoa impressively staged by Flea Artistic Director Niegel Smith. August 30, 2018:  Scraps, a provocative new play by the gifted Geraldin…

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Gettin’ the Band Back Together **1/2 Pretty Woman ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward August 31, 2018:  The public expects much less of summer movies than the Oscar-bait released during the fall and winter. Now it’s hot out and, to paraphrase Cyndi Laupe…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Broadway Mourns Neil Simon by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 AT 6:45 PM IN MEMORY OF LEGENDARY PLAYWRIGHT NEIL SIMON August 29, 2018:  The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award®…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Henry V *** Oh What a Lovely War ** Grand Hotel *** O’Flaherty V.C. **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward August 28, 2018:  The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a variety of moving productions exam…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

The Hampton Classic by Barry Gordin

The 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show opened in Bridgehampton under blue skies on Sunday. August 26, 2018:  The 43rd Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning to a pristine blu…

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“Outside The Box” @ the White Room by Barry Gordin

Billy Joel attends opening reception @ The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton. August 26, 2018:  Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill, Co-Directors of The White Room Gallery, 2415 Main Str…

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Ille Arts @ Elizabeth Dow Home by Barry Gordin

Sara De Luca curates a two-photographer exhibition. August 26, 2018:  On Saturday August 25th Elizabeth Dow Home, 14 Gingerbread Lane, in East Hampton hosted the opening reception for a tw…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Straight White Men *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg September 1, 2018:  Playwright, Young Jean Lee makes her Broadway debut with, Straight White Men, a comedy that has all the ingredients of a domestic sitcom. The setup, …

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Neurosis **** by Barry Gordin

HIGH ANXIETY: NEUROSIS: A MUSICAL THAT GETS IN YOUR HEAD By: Samuel L. Leiter August 26, 2018:  The Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives this meaning for “neurosis”: A mental and …

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Hound of the Baskervilles **** The Magician’s Nephew **** Stage Kiss **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward August 24, 2018:  The magic of storytelling and theater is celebrated in various forms at the Shaw Festival in picturesque Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The captivating sp…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

The Music Man **** The Rocky Horror Show **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward August 24, 2018:  The Stratford Festival in Ontario includes musicals along with Shakespeare,classic and contemporary plays. Their current tuner offerings ran the gamut…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Stephen WIlkes @ Tulla Booth Gallery by Barry Gordin

Tulla Booth Gallery  Presents: Meet the Artist : Renowned Stephen Wilkes Reception: Friday , August 31, 2018 6– 8PM Exhibit continues thru September 27th August 23, 2018:  Stephen…

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