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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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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Interview: “Beneath the Gavel’s” Mara Lieberman and Barbara Strongin on the Drama of the Auction House by Erin Kahn

Mara Lieberman’s new play Beneath the Gavel (from Bated Breath Theatre Company) is an immersive theater experience in which the audience members become bidders in an art auction. When…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“The Lightning Thief” Cast Tries Frrrozen Hot BLUE Chocolate by Erin Kahn

In the new musical based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novel, Percy Jackson discovers that he is the son of Poseidon, the Greek god who rules the sea. Now, with a host of monsters…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Erin Kahn

Judas Iscariot is one of history’s greatest ciphers: no one seems to know what to make of him, and the Biblical portrait of the infamous traitor leaves many questions unanswered. In The La…

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Review: C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert by Erin Kahn

C. S. Lewis is arguably the most important Christian writer of the 20th century. His large number of works include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Great Divorce, and The Screwtape Letters, and…

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