All stories by Jk Clarke on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Ally by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Carol Rocamora . . . . Since when can theater of ideas be as exciting and as powerful as, let’s say, a Beethoven symphony? When you emerge from a performance with the the…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:00PM

Grand Hotel – Original Cast Reunion Concert at 54 Below by Jk Clarke

Cabaret Review by Ron Fassler . . . . While living in Los Angeles thirty-five years ago, I came to New York City for a wedding weekend and had the chance to see only one Broadway show. With …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:58PM

Stephanie J. Block Soars at the 92nd Street Y by Jk Clarke

Cabaret Review by Ron Fassler . . . . On February 22nd, last week, some three months prior to the next Mother’s Day, Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block performed a solo show titled The M…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:53AM

The Hunt by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Carol Rocamora . . . . Brace yourselves. Rupert Goold’s riveting production of The Hunt, now playing at St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, will have you hanging onto your …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:38AM
Monday, February 26, 2024

The Seven Year Disappear by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Samuel L. Leiter . . . . I met Jordan Seavey, playwright of The Seven Year Disappear, the New Group’s current production at the Pershing Square Signature Center, only onc…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:30PM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

André De Shields Celebrates The 40th Anniversary of Haarlem Nocturne  by Jk Clarke

Cabaret Review by Marilyn Lester . . . . No matter the vehicle, actor-singer-producer André De Shields can be depended upon for ultra-high energy entertainment coupled with intelligence, re…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:55PM

Deadly Stages by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Samuel L. Leiter . . . . For cheesy New York cheesecake, few can top Junior’s. For cheesy New York theater, I recommend Deadly Stages—which opened today at Theatre Row�…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:00PM

The Cancellation of Lauren Fein – Palm Beach Dramaworks by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Myra Chanin . . . . Bribe Whomever You Can for a Last Minute Ticket to The Cancellation of Lauren Fein’s final extension at the Palm Beach Dramaworks!!! If anyone wants t…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:32AM
Saturday, February 24, 2024

Russian Troll Farm – Satiric, Mind-Bending, Disturbing by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Carole Di Tosti . . . . In the sardonic, brilliant Russian Troll Farm, Sarah Gancher takes an imagined deep dive into the operations of one of the Russian Internet Research…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:11PM
Friday, February 23, 2024

Hotel Happy  by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Michael Dale . . . . “This is not a brothel! This is an erotic resort!” demands the proprietor of the business that gives Colombian-American playwright Camilo Almonacid…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:00AM

Between Two Knees by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Carol Rocamora . . . . It takes a lot of nerve to turn one of the most horrific genocides in American history Into a satirical romp. And that’s what the intrepid theater …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:53AM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Jelly’s Last Jam – City Center Encores!  by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Brian Scott Lipton . . . .  For decades, musical theater has asked us to sympathize or identify with—and perhaps even forgive—some very deeply flawed men, from Gaylord…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:44PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Opening Night Photos – Five the Parody Musical by Jk Clarke

With the launch of the Presidential election year, Five Musical LLC is thrilled to announce the world premiere of FIVE: The Parody Musical. Look out SIX, here comes FIVE: The Parody Musical.…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:22AM

Onstage Atlanta – The Piano Lesson  by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Jeffrey Bruce . . . . One of our most esteemed twentieth-century playwrights, August Wilson, won a Pulitzer Prize and many other accolades for his play The Piano Lesson, an…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:30AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Parliament of Poets at The Actor’s Temple by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Marcina Zaccaria . . . . A memorable invocation began the show and, like a rocket, The Poet of the Moon is propelled into the Cosmos in a production by Apollo’s Troupe ca…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 04:22AM
Friday, February 16, 2024

Spiritus/Virgil’s Dance by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Stuart Miller . . . . When I first interviewed Dael Orlandersmith about Yellowman, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, more than twenty years ago, we went to a record store together…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:00AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Atlanta Theater – Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Jeffrey Bruce . . .   “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski has been brought to…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:50PM

Waterwell Celebrates 20 Years of Theater For the Greater Good by Jk Clarke

By Ron Fassler . . . . Waterwell, a charity whose mission statement is “using storytelling to create a more just and humane society,” held a party in Brooklyn Monday night in celebration…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:25PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Sci-Fi Meets Comedy-Drama in The Apiary by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Ron Fassler . . . .  Second Stage has taken a leap into the unknown in presenting Kate Douglas’s new play The Apiary at the Tony Kiser Theater, where it will be running …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:00PM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

The Connector by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Brian Scott Lipton . . . . “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear,” we were told over 50 years ago in the Motown classic “I Heard It Through the Grap…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:46PM

Eddie Izzard – Hamlet by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Marilyn Lester . . . . Over the course of Shakespearean theater, Hamlet has been a plum part for an actor, a test of thespian skill and ability. Sir Laurence Olivier, Mark …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:53PM

Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre’s Return Engagement of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Jeffrey Bruce . . . . After a sold-out run, Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre has, wisely, returned the Dave Molloy musical for an extended run through March 3rd. While the Broad…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:22PM
Saturday, February 10, 2024

King Lear – Frog and Peach  by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Elise Nussbaum . . . . Pre-show house music of Guns n’ Roses, the Ramones, and Nirvana promised a “rock and roll” King Lear, but Frog & Peach Theatre Company’s …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:30PM

Audra McDonald in Story and Song by Jk Clarke

Music Review by Ron Fassler . . . . When someone is referred to as an icon or a legend during their lifetime it can often be a burden. Who can live up to that? It was Nathan Lane who once sa…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 05:55PM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Good Soldier Švejk and His Fortunes in the First World War by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Michael Dale . . . . It was around this time last year when I first took in a performance by The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, a New York-based company that has…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:21PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Make Me Gorgeous! – Exceptional Theater  by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Alix Cohen . . . . I reviewed this terrific play with its original star, Wade McCollum, and have returned to see the burgeoning interpretation by Darius Rose (drag alter-eg…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:38PM

After Midnight at the Paper Mill Playhouse by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Marilyn Lester . . . . Props to the Paper Mill Playhouse for bringing back After Midnight. It’s a theatrical revue that sings, swings, taps and lets loose with a whole lo…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:41AM

Tracing the Undercurrent in The Following Evening by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Marcina Zaccaria . . . . For almost 15 years, I lived on Greenwich Street, a long road that extends north from downtown Manhattan, past the World Trade Center site, all the…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:02AM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Gabby Beans Excels in Jonah by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Ron Fassler . . . . I can’t recall the last time I attended something when, as the lights came up at its conclusion, most of the audience were in twos and threes huddled …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:30PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Days of Wine and Roses – Love, Danger, Abandon by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Carole Di Tosti . . . . In its iconic exploration of alcohol’s seductive toxicity, Days of Wine and Roses (the Musical), directed by Michael Greif, is even more searing a…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:20PM
Friday, January 26, 2024

Only Explosions of Laughter Accompany Boca Stage’s Current Boeing Fights at DBP by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Myra Chanin . . . . In the recent past, going off into the wild blue yonder on Boeing’s iron birds has been a flight against fear . . . and rightly so. What a history! Th…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:59AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards