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Monday, March 20, 2023

Review: ‘Cabaret in Captivity’ by Erin Kahn

What kind of person can laugh amid the jaws of hell? One who knows his survival depends on it. In Cabaret in Captivity, we become those imprisoned in the Terezin Camp as, in commemoration—…

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Review: ‘The Black That I Am’ by Erin Kahn

Identity is a tricky, complicated thing. That was the main idea I pondered as I left the theatre after Karl O’Brian Williams’ The Black That I Am: a pastiche of monologues, scenes, and m…

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Review: She’s Got Harlem on Her Mind by Erin Kahn

Though it seemed a little counterintuitive to leave my Harlem apartment and trek down to the Lower East Side to watch a play about Harlem, I’m glad I did. In She’s Got Harlem on Her Mind…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Review: Untitled Calamity Jane Play by Erin Kahn

“You have no control who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” If Calamity Jane was a character in Hamilton, I have to think she’d agree with General Washington—probably very vocal…

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Review: Eddie Izzard in ‘Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations’ by Erin Kahn

‘Tis the season for one-person Dickens shows. While Jefferson Mays performs a one-man version of A Christmas Carol on Broadway, Eddie Izzard is performing her solo version of Great Expecta…

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Interview: Michael Urie by Erin Kahn

Michael Urie is always a delight to watch, so it should come as no surprise that he’s also a delight to talk to. While his most recent Broadway credit was the uproarious comedy Chicken &a…

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Friday, December 9, 2022

A Christmas Miracle: Megan Hilty and Neal McDonough share holiday traditions and the joy of performing with The Tabernacle Choir by Erin Kahn

It was the second week of October, and Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, had just been given the green light to proceed with the annual Ch…

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Review: ‘The Far Country’ by Erin Kahn

  Between 1910 and 1940, San Francisco’s Angel Island processed somewhere around 250,000 Chinese immigrants. Often detained in a prison-like environment for weeks, months, or even years, …

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Review: A BKBX Frankenstein by Erin Kahn

It’s probably safe to say that mime theatre is an underappreciated art form. But if you want to see modern miming at its best, look no further than Broken Box Mime Theater. The company’s…

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Review: The Haunting of 85 East 4th Street by Erin Kahn

Halloween may be over, but as long as Radiotheatre’s The Haunting of 85 East 4th Street is playing at The Kraine Theater, spooky season is emphatically not. Written by Dan Bianchi, this su…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Interview with Ray Mercer by Erin Kahn

On Sunday, The Lion King celebrates its 25th Broadway anniversary. That will also be a milestone for Ray Mercer, who’s been with the show for 20 years, making him one of the longest-runnin…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Review: Where the Mountain Meets the Sea by Erin Kahn

Every now and then, between revivals, jukebox musicals, movie-based musicals, and productions hellbent on making a statement, you come across that increasingly rare thing in theatre: an orig…

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Review: Monstress by Erin Kahn

What–or should we say who–makes a monstress monstrous? This is the question raised by Hunger & Thirst Theatre’s bluegrass musical Monstress, written by Emily Kitchens with origina…

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Review: FEARfest 2022 by Erin Kahn

Sometimes horror works best in short, self-contained stories. Such is the case with the New Ambassadors’ short horror-themed play festival, FEARfest 2022, at Tada! Theater. Seven short p…

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Review: HOUND DOG by Erin Kahn

When a young musician returns to Turkey to care for her troublesome father, she gets a lot more than she bargained for–and so does the audience. Produced by Ars Nova and PlayCo at Greenwic…

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Review: ‘Artemisia’s Intent’ by Erin Kahn

In The Anthropologists’ Artemisia’s Intent, written and directed by Melissa Moschitto, 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia, played by Mariah Freda, returns to share her insights and…

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Interview: Martha Preve by Erin Kahn

In honor of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, FRIGID New York and Something From Abroad present the first-ever Days of the Dead Festival. Running October 20 through November 1 at The Kraine …

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Review: ‘Bethune, Our Black Velvet Rose’ by Erin Kahn

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune is one of those often overlooked women from America’s past whose story not only deserves, but needs to be told. At TheaterLab, a cast directed by Kathleen Brant tak…

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Interview: Rob Rokicki by Erin Kahn

Rob Rokicki’s Monstersongs is possibly the greatest (and definitely the funnest) Halloween album of all time. Released by Broadway Records back in 2017, the graphic novel rock album recent…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Review: Complicity by Erin Kahn

When aspiring young actress Tig Kennedy is raped by her would-be producer, she faces a wrenching choice: expose the wrongdoing and turn her back on a promising career in Hollywood? Or brush …

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Review: ‘Let Me Cook For You’ by Erin Kahn

Storytelling, on perhaps its most basic level, is a means of transmitting memories and messages from one generation to the next. As such, it becomes a sort of ritual. By sharing our stories …

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Review: David Greenspan performs ‘Four Saints in Three Acts’ by Erin Kahn

Gertrude Stein’s Four Saints in Three Acts is, to put it bluntly, nonsensical. An avant-garde opera with a libretto by Stein and a score by Virgil Thomson, it’s more word-driven than pl…

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Review: ‘Our Man in Santiago’ by Erin Kahn

A CIA newbie with orders to remove the Chilean President walks into a bombed out palace. What could go wrong? In Mark Wilding’s delightful comedy Our Man in Santiago, loosely inspired by …

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Review: ‘My Onliness’ by Erin Kahn

Gertrude Stein once said of her own writing: “if you enjoy it, you understand it.” If that’s true, then I suppose I understood My Onliness: a world premiere musical about a mad king an…

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Review: ‘Randy’s Dandy Coaster Castle’ by Erin Kahn

What’s it like to work at a job that’s slowly sucking the life and soul out of you–and is it worth it? That seems to be one of the questions asked by Alexander Perez in his dark comedy…

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Review: Blurring Boundaries by Erin Kahn

“There’s no reality in which I don’t fall in love with you.” So says a nervous but excited bride on her wedding day, as she and her husband-to-be wait for their civil ceremony. A 10-…

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Review: ‘Macbitches’ by Erin Kahn

From time to time, a play can take you by surprise. That was the case with Chain Theater’s macbitches, written by Sophie McIntosh and directed by Ella Jane New. While intrigued by the prem…

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Review of ‘Down to Eartha’ by Erin Kahn

Eartha Kitt was described by Orson Welles as “the most exciting woman in the world.” Yet for 10 years, she was blacklisted from work in the United States. Why? Because she spoke her mind…

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Review of Sister Shakes Productions’ ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Erin Kahn

What makes a play queer? Is it simply a queer cast? A queer aesthetic? Or something more? Billed as a queer and gender-blind, abridged and I quote “hilarious version of this beloved classi…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Interview with playwright Alexander Perez by Erin Kahn

A year ago, I had the opportunity to review Alexander Perez’s dark comedy Randy’s Dandy Coaster Castle, which follows a team of overworked, underpaid employees at a rundown amusement par…

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Review of ‘Mammelephant’ by Erin Kahn

Scene: the Sakha Republic, Siberia. Some time in the future, a genetically engineered mammelephant (half mammoth, half elephant) has an existential crisis in a man-made park created to solve…

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