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Sunday, June 4, 2023

This Land Was Made by Darryl Reilly

Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton appears in this ambitious and thoughtful fantasia dealing with the 1967 Oakland police shooting he was convicted of. The post This Land Was Made appeared…

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Primary Trust by Darryl Reilly

A beautifully written picaresque character study of a traumatized lost soul’s redemption in Upstate New York; it is majestically performed and presented. The post Primary Trust appeared f…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Darryl Reilly

Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan star in this stirring revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1964 play of ideas depicting crusading Greenwich Village idealists. The post The Sign in Sidney Brus…

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Troy Too by Darryl Reilly

Euripides is mixed with the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and climate change, during this entrancing performance piece; George Bartenieff appears via audio. The post Troy Too appeared first …

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Khan!!! The Musical! by Darryl Reilly

A game cast portray the iconic “Star Trek” characters in this affectionate and well executed spoof of the 1982 movie with shades of “The Next Generation.” The post Khan!!! The Musica…

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Hong Kong Mississippi by Darryl Reilly

Chinese American writer-performer Wesley Du’s exhilarating and heartbreaking solo show chronicles his journey from poverty to being a blues guitarist. The post Hong Kong Mississippi appea…

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

God of Carnage by Darryl Reilly

Yasmina Reza’s modern classic absurdist comedy of manners is given an uproarious revival by a NYC theater company dedicated to those with disabilities. The post God of Carnage appeared fi…

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Saturday, April 8, 2023

Bringer of Doom by Darryl Reilly

An embittered woman contrives to have a disaffected standup comedian roast her imperious mother and her boyfriend in this intriguing black comedy. The post Bringer of Doom appeared first o…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

When Your Soulmate Dies by Darryl Reilly

The white Steve Krantz pays tribute to his deceased Black wife Naimah Hassan in his searing and humorous solo show; they were a notable NYC comedy team. The post When Your Soulmate Dies appe…

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

This G*d Damn House by Darryl Reilly

Sachi Parker is comic, fierce and chilling as an about to be evicted mother who manipulates her two adult sons in this searing dysfunctional family drama. The post This G*d Damn House appear…

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

Puppetopia by Darryl Reilly

A shipwrecked man, a couple’s epic journey and giant grotesque figures, are featured in this festival curated by Barbara Busackino and Basil Twist. The post Puppetopia appeared first on …

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

A Doll’s House by Darryl Reilly

Jessica Chastain is glorious as Nora in this modern, stripped-down and concise adaptation which is magnificently performed and has a stunning effect ending. The post A Doll’s House appear…

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Monday, March 6, 2023

The Rewards of Being Frank by Darryl Reilly

Triumphant Christine Pedi as Lady Bracknell and an exquisite cast enact this frothy and faithful sequel to Oscar Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Earnest." The post The Rewards of Being Fr…

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Darryl Reilly

Matt de Rogatis’ Brick, Courtney Henggeler’s Maggie, Alison Fraser’s Big Mama and Frederick Weller’s Big Daddy, are all entrancing in this spirited revival. The post Cat on a Hot Ti…

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Friday, March 3, 2023

The Trees by Darryl Reilly

An adult brother and sister discover that their feet have become rooted to the ground in this ravishing theatrical fable; absurdism meshes with poignancy. The post The Trees appeared first o…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Seagull/Woodstock, NY by Darryl Reilly

Parker Posey as Chekov’s aging insecure actress is the chief virtue to this faithful well-mounted updating which panders to its upper crust audience. The post The Seagull/Woodstock, NY app…

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Kissing The Floor by Darryl Reilly

The Antigone myth is reset to the 1930’s Depression era U.S.A. in this challenging play about two troubled sisters and their disturbed twin half-brothers. The post Kissing The Floor appea…

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

She’s Got Harlem on Her Mind by Darryl Reilly

A captivating presentation of a trio of 1920’s-set one-act plays by the neglected Black American writer Eulalie Spence; it’s performed by a sparkling cast. The post She’s Got Harlem o…

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

If You Love Me by Darryl Reilly

Chazz Palminteri is dynamic in this staged reading of Lyle Kessler’s dark comedy presented at the Actors Studio to commemorate its 75th anniversary. The post If You Love Me appeared first…

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Wanderers by Darryl Reilly

Magnetic Katie Holmes portraying a Hollywood actress is a bright spot in this unsatisfying muddled drama which has been given an overblown production. The post The Wanderers appeared firs…

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Friday, February 10, 2023

Life is a One-Act Play by Darryl Reilly

Bina Sharif and her husband Kevin Mitchell Martin uproariously portray locked-down NYC roommates in her thoughtful play about society during the pandemic. The post Life is a One-Act Play ap…

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Endgame by Darryl Reilly

John Douglas Thompson as the blind tyrant and Bill Irwin as his jittery servant are awesome in this mesmerizing revival of Beckett’s existential classic. The post Endgame appeared first…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Try Not to Hold It Against Me by Darryl Reilly

The show business veteran’s charming memoir chronicles his 1940’s Bronx childhood, youthful ascent in the film industry and career as a theater producer. The post Try Not to Hold It Aga…

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Three Readings by Darryl Reilly

Bohdan Boychuk, Honor Molloy and Ronán Noone’s works were performed by sparkling casts as a finale to the Origin Theatre Company’s 1st Irish Festival 2023. The post Three Readings appea…

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

The Smuggler by Darryl Reilly

Actor Michael Mellamphy triumphs in this solo “thriller in rhyme,” as a legal Irish immigrant unemployed bartender who gleefully embraces a life of crime. The post The Smuggler appeared …

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Without You by Darryl Reilly

Backed by a dynamic band, the “Rent” star’s engaging musical solo show chronicles the deaths of his mother and Jonathan Larson, and the show’s journey. The post Without You appeared…

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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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