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Monday, September 11, 2017

Review: Loveless Texas by Erin Kahn

As West Side Story and The Lion King demonstrate, Shakespeare-inspired musicals can work wonderfully — but only when done right. Happily, Boomerang Theatre Company’s Loveless …

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: The Constitution by Erin Kahn

How do you write the perfect constitution for a new government? That’s merely one of the questions Mickaël de Oliveira’s play The Constitution asks. Perhaps even more central th…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Review: If Only… by Erin Kahn

Thomas Klingenstein’s play If Only…, directed by Christopher McElroen at the Cherry Lane Theatre, is a moving depiction of the relationship between a white woman and a black ma…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Review: The Life and Death of Queen Margaret by Erin Kahn

If you run quickly through a list of Shakespeare’s tragedies you may notice something: Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear – the title characters are all men. Of course, there̵…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: New York Classical Theatre’s ‘Macbeth’ by Erin Kahn

“The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements,” Lady Macbeth exclaims, gesturing triumphantly at the sky. A particularly loud helicop…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Review: Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Swashbuckling Comedy! by Erin Kahn

Shakespeare’s comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona lends itself well to piracy, and director Ariel Leigh picks up on the hint in her swashbuckling production at The Brick. For my tastes,…

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Review: The Drilling Company’s ‘Henry VI Part 3’ by Erin Kahn

It’s a happy chance that for their second Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production this year, The Drilling Company chose not to stage Julius Caesar – though they considered it &…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: The Public Theater’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Erin Kahn

After its controversial, deeply serious production of Julius Caesar, The Public Theater’s second Shakespeare in the Park production aims for light-hearted fun and fantasy. A Midsummer…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Review: Goblin Market by Erin Kahn

Jennifer Jewell’s solo show Goblin Market is headed to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe later this summer. But first, Jewell performed her solo show at 59E59 Theatres in NYC. And if…

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Review: Classical Theatre of Harlem’s ‘The Three Musketeers’ by Erin Kahn

The story of The Three Musketeers has been adapted innumerable times for both the stage and screen, with varying degrees of success. Some productions veer so far from Alexandre Dumas’…

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NYMF Review: The Time Machine by Erin Kahn

“There are no set endings,” says Thomas, the hero of David Mauk’s and Brenda Mandabach’s musical The Time Machine (directed by Justin Baldridge at The Acorn Theatre a…

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NYMF Review: My Dear Watson by Erin Kahn

My Dear Watson (at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater for NYMF) is not exactly a new take on the story of Sherlock Holmes. In fact, it doesn’t take a consulting detective to predict most of t…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Interview: Mariaca Semprún, Venezuela’s ‘Queen of Musicals,’ Brings ‘Piaf’ To the U.S. by Erin Kahn

Mariaca Semprún is no stranger to musical theatre: in Venezuela, she’s known as “the Queen of Musicals.” An artist as popular as she is versatile, Semprún has acted in pr…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Review: Access Theater’s ‘Julius Caesar’ by Erin Kahn

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar seems to be a popular (or should we say unpopular?) play lately. Multiple NYC companies have included it in their summer repertoire, including the Public. B…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review: Robin Hood by Erin Kahn

The story of Robin Hood is one that will always be relevant, which may be why it has endured so long and inspired so many adaptations: from more serious films like the Russell Crowe version,…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Interview: David M. Lutken on Playing Woody Guthrie All Over the World by Erin Kahn

Woody Sez (at the Irish Repertory Theatre through July 23) tells the story of American folk-protest singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie in his own words. The show features over 30 of Woody̵…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Review: Bella: An American Tall Tale by Erin Kahn

“History is just a tall tale,” sings the chorus in Bella: An American Tall Tale – a new musical from Kirsten Childs (directed by Robert O’Hara at Playwrights Horizons…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: Woody Sez by Erin Kahn

If you haven’t yet made plans to see Woody Sez at the Irish Repertory Theatre, do. The show is two hours of pure string-plucking, chord-strumming, foot-stomping, storytelling delight.…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: The Seagull by Erin Kahn

With the recent popularity of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Russian drama has been making a comeback. But long before The Great Comet hit the Broadway stage, there was Anton …

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Review: Sweetee by Erin Kahn

“Dream big,” could be the tagline for Sweetee: a new musical by Gail Kriegel set for a limited premiere engagement at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Tony nom…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Interview: Jolie Curtsinger on Project W, Producing Theatre, and Shifting the Gender Paradigm by Erin Kahn

NYC theater production company InProximity recently announced the line up for Project W, a theatre festival featuring five days of play readings written, directed, and produced by women. Th…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: Antigone by Erin Kahn

Jean Anouilh’s Antigone is less widely known than Sophocles’ Antigone. But Anouilh’s “adaptation” of the classic Greek tragedy is an important work in itself. W…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: Radiotheatre’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival by Erin Kahn

Last year, RADIOTHEATRE sold out its Edgar Allan Poe Festival, and this year, their celebration of the master of horror is back. Inspired by old-time radio shows and the Pulp Fiction Era, RA…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Review: The Downtown Experience by Erin Kahn

Part historical tour, part virtual reality, and part street performance, The Downtown Experience (powered by The Ride) is an imaginative ride through the history of Downtown Manhattan, begin…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong by Erin Kahn

Every director and stage manager knows only too well how many things can go wrong with any given performance. Hopefully, though, no stage manager has ever experienced a production as utterly…

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Review: Our Trojan War by Erin Kahn

“What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wis…

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Review: Hamlet. A Version by Erin Kahn

It takes some guts to rewrite what is possibly the most revered play of all time: Hamlet. Even when Tom Stoppard played around with Shakespeare’s masterpiece in Rosencrantz and Guildenster…

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Review: The Gallery Players’ ‘Ragtime’ by Erin Kahn

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s “Premier Off-Off Broadway” Theater. And I have to say, if all The Gallery Players’ productions are as dynamic …

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: Rebel in the Soul by Erin Kahn

Larry Kirwan’s play Rebel in the Soul tells the story of Dr. Noël Browne, a young doctor elected to the Irish Parliament in 1948. Born into poverty, Browne had a rough childhood: his …

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Samara by Erin Kahn

If you go to see the world premiere of Richard Maxwell’s Samara by Soho Rep. (in the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres), you may do a double take when the usher hands y…

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Review: Samara by Erin Kahn

If you go to see the world premiere of Richard Maxwell’s Samara by Soho Rep. (in the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres), you may do a double take when the usher hands…

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