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Monday, March 23, 2020

Music Preview: Fantasy Non Fiction Releases Self-Titled Debut Digital Album on May 8, 2020 – Pre-Order Available Now by David Roberts

Fantasy Non Fiction is a fierce four-piece rock band featuring the original music of drummer/vocalist, Rose Cangelosi, a queer songwriter navigating the world through the catharsis of musica…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Off-Broadway News: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to Sell Tickets to View-at-Home Recordings of “The Siblings Play” by David Roberts

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions, in association with Rising Phoenix Repertory, are proud to announce that a limited number of tickets to view-at-home recording…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: “Incantata” at Irish Repertory Theatre’s Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage by David Roberts

Mr. Townsend, Mr. Yeats, and the creative team collaborate to transform Muldoon’s elegy to his late partner Mary Farl Powers into one of the most powerful theatrical experiences of the cur…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: “Anatomy of a Suicide” at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater by David Roberts

“The Fact, the very Fact that it is biologically possible is Devastating. I need to know that I am where it ends.” – Bonnie to Diane If a suicide could be dissected, what would be foun…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: Transport Group’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” at Abrons Arts Center by David Roberts

It is such a treat to walk out of a theater feeling refreshed, happy, and relieved that you can still believe that there are good people in the world doing good things. Upon leaving the Abro…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Miss America’s Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me” at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater by David Roberts

The audience seemed to enjoy the production now playing at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater entitled “Miss America’s Ugly Daughter” written and performed by Bess Myerson’s daught…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Broadway News: “The Inheritance” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Announces Final Weeks on Broadway by David Roberts

Brilliantly re-envisioning E.M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End to 21st-century New York, THE INHERITANCE asks how much we owe those who lived and loved before us, questions the role we …

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Broadway Review: “Grand Horizons” at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater by David Roberts

Under Leigh Silverman’s meticulous direction, the ensemble cast could not be better poised to ensure the success of “Grand Horizons.” Bess Wohl develops her characters with precision w…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: The New Group’s “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Sign by David Roberts

The question that remains in my mind is why anyone would attempt to create a musical based on the dated 1969 motion picture “BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE?” Granted the meant to …

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Off-Broadway Preview: “The Bedwetter” at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater by David Roberts

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of “The Bedwetter,” a new musica…

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Off-Broadway Review: “Greater Clements” at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater by David Roberts

“Greater Clements” is a testament to what happens when societal structures and safeguards disintegrate, when mental illness challenges societal and familial norms, and what happens when …

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Pumpgirl” at Irish Repertory Theatre’s W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre by David Roberts

The strength of Abbie Spallen’s “Pumpgirl,” currently running at Irish Rep’s W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, lies in the playwright’s authentic characters and their believable con…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: WP Theater/Second Stage Theater’s “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” at the McGinn/Cazale Theater by David Roberts

“Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” is a stunning and unsettling piece of theatre that will stay with audience members long after the curtain call. The memory will either result in dramatic shifts…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “A Bright Room Called Day” at The Public’s Anspacher Theater by David Roberts

Tony Kushner’s dystopian vision has a firm grounding in the history of the rise of fascism in Germany in the early 1930s and in the methodical and somewhat meteoric rise of Adolf Hitler to…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Broadway Review: “Slava’s Snowshow” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre by David Roberts

There are plenty of holiday shows that enter the New York theatre scene to provide some special seasonal entertainment for tourists, locals and avid theater goers alike fulfilling a wide spe…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: The New Group’s “one in two” in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center by David Roberts

The title of Donja R. Love’s play “one in two,” currently running in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, is reflective of the alarming 2016 stu…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “One November Yankee” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

Veteran actors of screen, stage, and television Harry Hamlin and Stefanie Powers do their best to bring Joshua Ravetch’s “One November Yankee” to the stage at 59E59 Theaters on Manhatt…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Everything Is Super Great” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

Loss looms large over four Texas residents in Stephen Brown’s “Everything Is Super Great” currently running at 59E59 Theaters. Nineteen-year-old Tommy (a sullen and hapless Will Sarrat…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Seared” in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space by David Roberts

Successful entrepreneurs like Harry (an overzealous but hypersensitive Raúl Esparza) typically attempt to guard their “art” from “commerce” for as long as possible. They feel fright…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Bella Bella” at Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York City Center Stage I by David Roberts

Harvey Feinstein wisely chooses to “be” Bella Abzug and not simply “portray” her. There are no gimmicks here, no backups, no filters, no frills – just Bella. Mr. Fierstein draws on…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “The Underlying Chris” at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater by David Roberts

A three-month-old infant named Chris looks up from his stroller at his thirty-something mother (Hannah Cabell) as she makes an appointment with his pediatrician for the next day at 11:15. Ch…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “One Discordant Violin” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

As a whole, “One Discordant Violin” satisfies the theatergoer’s palate with an enchanting story that rings true, is compellingly relatable, and plucks the strings of the heart with cos…

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New Jersey News: Jimmy Webb, Black Violin, Taylor 2 Dance Company, and Voctave Join Kean Stage’s 2020 Season by David Roberts

Kean University continues to offer exciting and eclectic performances to the public, adding four new shows to its lineup for spring 2020 in Wilkins Theatre and the intimate Enlow Recital Hal…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Ars Nova’s “Dr. Ride’s American Beach House” at Greenwich House by David Roberts

Commissioned by Ars Nova in 2016 and currently playing at New York City’s Greenwich House, “Dr. Ride’s American Beach House” claims to be one thing but delivers something markedly di…

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Broadway Review: “The Sound Inside” at Studio 54 by David Roberts

Under David Cromer’s austere and esoteric direction, Ms. Parker and Mr. Hochman skillfully navigate the corners of the audience members’ minds projecting sound and sight on the empty can…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Macbeth” at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at Classic Stage Company by David Roberts

There has always been a curiosity and appreciation for bold attempts at new interpretations or the reimagining of the classics and it seems there have been endless attempts on putting a new …

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Broadway Review: “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by David Roberts

There are two major elements that undeniably contribute to the success of the entrancing new Broadway Show “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” now playing at the Lunt- Fontanne Theatre. T…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Broadway Review: “The Rose Tattoo” at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway by David Roberts

Following in the footsteps of Maureen Stapleton in the original and first revival and Mercedes Ruehl featured in the second revival on Broadway comes Marisa Tomei as Serafina Delle Rose in t…

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Off-Broadway Review: “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” at The Public Theater’s Martinson Hall by David Roberts

Since its premiere at The Public in 1976 and its subsequent transfer to Broadway later that year, much has happened to continue to impact the lives of the women of color celebrated by Ntozak…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Soft Power” at the Public’s Newman Theater by David Roberts

“Soft Power” – the culture-bending, plot-twisting musical within a play currently running at The Public’s Newman Theater – challenges the notion that the only effective parameters …

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Broadway’s Circle in the Square Preview: THE CIRCLE SERIES Announces Conclusion of The Fall Season by David Roberts

Over the past several weeks, The Circle Series has brought the theatre community together on Monday evenings to explore developing works and celebrate the classics in a new way. Concluding t…

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