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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Femme First by Darryl Reilly

Comedian Kim Kalish and actor Orlagh Cassidy each perform affective self-written solo shows in repertory dealing with death, grief and reflection. The post Femme First appeared first on Thea…

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Not About Me by Darryl Reilly

The pandemic inspired venerable gay actor and playwright Eduardo Machado to create this swirling memory play centered around the 1980’s AIDS crisis in NYC. The post Not About Me appeared …

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Beauty and the Beast by Darryl Reilly

A spirited pantomime presentation of the classic tale by a Bronx-based troupe in a small café theater delighted children and adults with comedy and music. The post Beauty and the Beast app…

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Offal Endings by Darryl Reilly

Michael Crichton meets Paddy Chayefsky in this smart futuristic satire as the disaffected are swayed toward euthanasia to harvest their organs for profit. The post Offal Endings appeared fi…

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Frankenstein’s Monster Is Drunk by Darryl Reilly

A vivacious quartet portray the famous Monster and a multitude of zanies in this amusing continuation that’s been given a snappy small-scale presentation. The post Frankenstein’s Monst…

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Heaven by Darryl Reilly

A long married Irish couple attend a wedding; comic, heartfelt and dramatic revelations abound in this sparklingly performed bittersweet confessional. The post Heaven appeared first on Thea…

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Make Room for Big Daddy! by Darryl Reilly

Veteran performer Frederick Weller will play the wily patriarch in the return engagement of the first ever Off-Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The post Make Room for Big Dad…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

1st Irish Festival 2023 by Darryl Reilly

This 15th annual Irish-themed theatrical event presents over 21 premiere productions, play readings and film screenings across NYC for three weeks. The post 1st Irish Festival 2023 appeare…

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Patti LuPone: Songs from a Hat! by Darryl Reilly

The legendary performer commanded at 54 Below with an exhilarating 80-minute program of standards, offbeat and novel selections, some chosen at random. The post Patti LuPone: Songs from a H…

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Friday, December 30, 2022

Stealing Mona Lisa by Darryl Reilly

Vivacious Tori Jewell portrays the painting, spiritedly interacting with the bubbly cast of this charming and quaint musical which depicts its 1911 theft. The post Stealing Mona Lisa appea…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Oh Mary, It’s Christmas! by Darryl Reilly

Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s marvelous holiday show at Joe’s Pub was livestreamed and is free to watch through December 24. “Misty” is a lovely highlight. The post Oh Mary, It’s Christ…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

A 2022 10 Best List by Darryl Reilly

Brooks Atkinson’s spirit looms over this roundup; eight Off-Off-Broadway shows are cited. Neil Simon, Tennessee Williams and Eric Bogosian are included. The post A 2022 10 Best List appe…

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Ain’t No Mo’ by Darryl Reilly

A series of uneven connected satirical television sketch comedy-style scenes depict a future where Black Americans are coerced to resettle in Africa. The post Ain’t No Mo’ appeared fir…

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Maggie The Cat, Is Back! by Darryl Reilly

“Cobra Kai” star Courtney Henggeler will make her NYC stage debut in the return engagement of the first ever Off-Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The post Maggie The Cat,…

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Where Are You? (New York) by Darryl Reilly

Death and grieving are explored in this moving and entertaining performance piece combining dance and spoken word that’s enacted by a magnetic ensemble. The post Where Are You? (New York…

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Some Like It Hot by Darryl Reilly

This adaptation of the classic film comedy is a smashing Golden Age-style Broadway musical, the three leads do justice to their iconic screen counterparts. The post Some Like It Hot appeare…

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast LIVE! A Tribute to Gilbert by Darryl Reilly

Jason Alexander, Rupert Holmes and Mario Cantone, were among the late comedian’s podcast guests who honored him during this moving video-recorded event. The post Gilbert Gottfried’s Ama…

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Sans Me by Darryl Reilly

A dreamy and intriguing one-act play dealing with illness and political oppression, that is part of Transforma Theatre’s Science in Theatre Festival 2022. The post Sans Me appeared first o…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Far Country by Darryl Reilly

With gorgeous performances and a highly theatrical presentation, this moving play depicts the fate of early 20th century Chinese immigrants in the U.S. The post The Far Country appeared fi…

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Underneath the Skin by Darryl Reilly

Gay icon Samuel Steward’s amazing life from academic, to tattoo artist and to porno author is depicted in performance artist John Kelly’s mesmerizing show. The post Underneath the Skin …

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Dead + Alive by Darryl Reilly

An hour-long exhibition of gorgeous clowning inspired by Jewish texts from acclaimed performer Richard Saudek; Dana Dailey is his formidable partner. The post Dead + Alive appeared first on …

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

A Christmas Carol by Darryl Reilly

Jefferson Mays’ Scrooge and his amazing 50+ Dickensian characters are all dazzling in this high tech theatrical new stage version of the classic tale. The post A Christmas Carol appeared…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish by Darryl Reilly

Steven Skybell is stupendous as Tevye in director Joel Grey’s visually arresting and emotionally stirring revival which embraces the show’s Jewishness. The post Fiddler on the Roof in…

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Sandra by Darryl Reilly

Marjan Neshat is riveting as a Brooklyn café owner searching for her missing gay best friend in Puerto Vallarta in David Cale’s suspenseful solo play. The post Sandra appeared first on Th…

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Friday, November 11, 2022

The Wildly Inappropriate Poetry of Arthur Greenleaf Holmes by Darryl Reilly

An imaginary 16th century English poet’s unabashedly bawdy offbeat recital showcases writer and performer Gordon Boudreau’s comic timing and erudition. The post The Wildly Inappropri…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Catch as Catch Can by Darryl Reilly

A sensational trio of actors portray New England working class mothers and their middle-aged children in this academic new play. The post Catch as Catch Can appeared first on Theaterscene.o…

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance by Darryl Reilly

An exceptional Asian cast, arresting runway staging and the powerful writing, all make this an absorbing revival of the author’s 1966 existential drama. The post Edward Albee’s A Delica…

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You Will Get Sick by Darryl Reilly

Linda Lavin is supreme as an elderly woman striving to be an actress who bonds with an infirm young gay man in this fantastical and uneven new play. The post You Will Get Sick appeared firs…

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Monday, October 31, 2022

What Passes For Comedy by Darryl Reilly

This muddled 1960’s television talk show social justice fantasia is energized by Stan Buturla’s majestic performance as the network’s patrician owner. The post What Passes For Comedy …

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Walking With Ghosts by Darryl Reilly

Gabriel Byrne’s transporting solo show chronicles his journey from Irish poverty with physical and sexual abuse to the salvation of getting into the theater. The post Walking With Ghosts a…

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Chekhov’s First Play by Darryl Reilly

An Irish theatre troupe’s hilarious, poignant and beguiling meta deconstruction; the audience wears headsets to hear the director’s droll commentary. The post Chekhov’s First Play app…

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