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Monday, June 13, 2016

Shop MAXAMOO by Lindsay Barenz

Our Maxamoo contributors and friends are a witty, loquacious bunch. They say the darndest things! By popular demand, we’ve committed some of our favorite Maxamooisms on the joys and c…

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Getting to Know Maxamoo, Getting to Know All About Maxamoo’s Theater & Performance Podcast by Lindsay Barenz

The Maxamoo Theater & Performance Podcast is the premier podcast covering the diverse world of theater and performance beyond Broadway. Weekly an alternating cast of contributors host in…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February Preview: Rom-Coms, Family Dramas, and Immersive Beach Bacchanals by Lindsay Barenz

Download fileA preview of what we’re looking forward to at the theater in New York City this month: Straight, Washer/Dryer from Ma-Yi Theater Company, The Grand Paradise from Third …

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Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 January Theater Festivals NYC by Lindsay Barenz

All the theater festivals we know about that are happening in New York City in January 2016. American Dance Platform *American Realness Circus Now *COIL *The Exponential Festival Festival of…

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Broken Bone Bathtub, theater in a bathtub by Lindsay Barenz

In the December preview episode, I highlighted Broken Bone Bathtub, a show performed in a private home in the bathroom in the bathtub. David and Shavanna, the co-hosts of the episode, had a …

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Village Voice 59th Annual Obie Awards by Lindsay Barenz

The glitterati of New York’s Off and Off-Off-Broadway theater worlds gathered Monday night to celebrate The Village Voice 59th Annual Obie Awards. In a traditionally styled awards cere…

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Good, bad & recommended: Irma La Douce, An Octoroon, Heathers, NY Neo-Futurists by Lindsay Barenz

The latest in New York City theater with Lindsay and David, we chat about audience outrage at Irma La Douce at Encores! at City Center, the brilliance of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An …

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Playwrights & Performers: Samuel D. Hunter by Lindsay Barenz

Samuel D. Hunter is a New York City-based playwright. He is best know for his award winning plays The Whale (2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Best Play, 2013 Drama Desk Special Award for Signific…

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards by Lindsay Barenz

Nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Best Play Act One Author:  James LapineProducers:  Lincoln …

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Clean and A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity by Lindsay Barenz

The double bill at Brits Off Broadway of Clean and A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity comes from the celebrated Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Orla O’Loughlin, the artist…

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Monday, April 14, 2014

This week beyond Broadway – April 14-20, 2014 by Lindsay Barenz

Official openings, first performances, closings, and other news this week beyond Broadway in New York City theater.The post This week beyond Broadway – April 14-20, 2014 appeared first…

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Week Beyond Broadway 4/14-4/20 by Lindsay Barenz

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

This week beyond Broadway – April 6-13, 2014 by Lindsay Barenz

Official openings, first performances, closings, and other news this week beyond Broadway in New York City theater.The post This week beyond Broadway – April 6-13, 2014 appeared first …

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Week Beyond Broadway 4/7-4/13 by Lindsay Barenz

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Wild – Location, Tickets, Reviews by Lindsay Barenz

Wild by Crystal Skillman (Geek!) is a searing look at relationships in the contemporary world, where sex, love, family, marriage, and infidelity come in many shapes, sizes, and varieties. It…

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Red Velvet with Adrian Lester, superb at St. Ann’s Warehouse by Lindsay Barenz

Red Velvet is based on the true story of Ira Aldridge, a young, black, American, actor who stepped into the role of Othello at London’s Theatre Royal in 1833 after the lead actor collapsed…

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

This Week Beyond Broadway – March 31-April 6, 2014 by Lindsay Barenz

Official openings, first performances, closings, and other news this week beyond Broadway in New York City theater.The post This Week Beyond Broadway – March 31-April 6, 2014 appeared …

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Week Beyond Broadway 3/31-4/6 by Lindsay Barenz

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Fast Company – Location, Tickets, Reviews by Lindsay Barenz

Fast Company by Carla Ching is a comedic play about a group of con artists and a heist gone awry. Rather than rely on their usual “bag of tricks” they employ game theory to engag…

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

This Week Beyond Broadway – March 24-30, 2014 by Lindsay Barenz

News of official openings, first performances, closings, and other news this week beyond Broadway in New York City theater.The post This Week Beyond Broadway – March 24-30, 2014 appear…

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Week Beyond Broadway 3/24-3/30 by Lindsay Barenz

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Early Buzz: The Box by Marcus Gardley by Lindsay Barenz

Playwright Marcus Gardley is having a moment, four plays by Gardley will celebrate world premieres in early 2014 at four different prestigious institutions, including the Berkeley Rep and Vi…

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

This Week Beyond Broadway – March 17-23, 2014 by Lindsay Barenz

News of official openings, first performances, closings, and other news this week beyond Broadway in New York City theater.The post This Week Beyond Broadway – March 17-23, 2014 appear…

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Week Beyond Broadway 3/17-3/23 by Lindsay Barenz

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Pig or Václav Havel’s Hunt for the Pig – Location, Tickets, Reviews by Lindsay Barenz

The Pig or Václav Havel’s Hunt for the Pig is a joint production of 3-Legged Dog (3LD) Art & Technology Center and Untitled Theater Company #61. It is billed as a “theatrica…

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Week Beyond Broadway, March 10 – 16, 2014 by Lindsay Barenz

News of official openings, first performances, closings, and other news this week beyond Broadway in New York City theater.The post Week Beyond Broadway, March 10 – 16, 2014 appeared f…

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Week Beyond Broadway 3/10-3/16 by Lindsay Barenz

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Take Me Back – Location, Tickets, Reviews by Lindsay Barenz

We were so angry when we left this play. The frustrating characters and their poor decision-making drove us crazy. Now with a couple of days’ distance from the performance, we realize,…

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Maxamoo’s March Hot List by Lindsay Barenz

Maxamoo’s Hot List, a preview of what’s hot beyond Broadway in New York City theater this March. Appropriate, an explosive play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is set to have its New…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kill Shakespeare – Location, Tickets, Reviews by Lindsay Barenz

Gideon Productions is performing a stage adaption of the graphic novel Kill Shakespeare by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery at HERE Arts Center through Wednesday, March 5th. This productio…

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons’ 2014-15 Season Announcement by Lindsay Barenz

Playwrights Horizons announced the lineup for its 2014-15 season today and we are excited. For starters, playwright Melissa James Gibson (author of This, one of our all-time favorite product…

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