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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: It's War, and It's Also Love by Michael Block

By Ed MalinBasement, by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity award-winning playwright Michael Hagins, is the maiden voyage of Roly Poly Productions. Janet Bentley directs, and co-producer An…

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Review: We're All Mad Here by Michael Block

by Kelly KohlmanItalian chanteuse Monica Salvi brings an evening of delightful musical madness to Theatre Row as part of the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival. Her one-woman show, Mad Women …

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Review: Paige Turner's Gay Adventures by Michael Block

By Michael BlockIf the fabulous drag queens and colorful rainbow outfits didn’t sell it, the title certainly will. Paige Turner’s This Show is Gay does not falsely advertise what you’r…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Review: Leslie Carrara-Rudolph's World of Whimsey by Michael Block

By Michael BlockLeslie Carrara-Rudolph’s “day job” is bringing life to kooky characters and crazy creatures through the art of puppetry. But what happens when the puppets go to bed and…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Spotlight On...Monica Salvi by Michael Block

Name: Monica SalviEducation: I trained for three years at the Bernstein School of Musical Theatre in Italy, then moved to London to take a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music.…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: The Great Lengths a Mother Takes by Michael Block

By Michael BlockFrom the jump, Amy Herzog sets you up for heartbreak, no matter the result when the final blackout is called. It’s a testament to just how exceptionally real her latest pla…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: Sutton's Fabulous Drag Camp by Michael Block

By Michael BlockOh the memories of summer camp. I actually never went so I'm going off of other people's memories. Anyway. As the season comes to a close, Sutton Lee Seymour celebrates the h…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: Trixie Mattel Does It Again by Michael Block

By Michael BlockTrixie Mattel is back and better than ever. And you'd think that would be hard to do. Returning to the Laurie Beechman, Trixie brings her giant bag of tricks in Now With Movi…

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Spotlight On...Walker Vreeland by Michael Block

Name: Walker VreelandHometown: Baltimore, MDEducation: BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Walnut Hill School for the Arts.Select Credits: As a radio personality, best known for having…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: She's Got the Power by Michael Block

By Michael BlockIn 1995, the world was introduced to a woman who would forever change history. Known for her intimate affair with the President, Monica Lewinsky was, and still is, a househol…

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Spotlight On...Robin Bady by Michael Block

Name: Robin BadyHometown: Oakhurst, NJEducation: Antioch College, New York University Professional Actor Training Program – BFA, New York University, Educational Theater, credits towards M…

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Spotlight On...Henry Aronson by Michael Block

Name: Henry AronsonHometown: Brooklyn NYEducation: Midwood HS (Brooklyn), Columbia UniversityFavorite Credits: MD (Broadway): Rock of Ages, Rocky Horror Show, RentWhy theater?: As a performe…

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Spotlight On...Megan Reilly by Michael Block

Name: Megan ReillyHometown: Princeton, NJEducation: I studied musical theater at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and received my BFA.Select Credits: I spent this past August at the Edinb…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Boom, Pow, Slay by Michael Block

By Michael BlockIt's pretty safe to say that every child at one point dreamed of being a superhero. Whether your allegiance was to the D.C. or Marvel universe, the characters from the page a…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spotlight On...James Godwin by Michael Block

Name: James GodwinHometown: Dallas, PAEducation: BFA fine arts Columbus College of Art and Design.Favorite Credits: I sell the dead, stake land, Big Big World Chappell's show. David Bowie's …

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Spotlight On...Cailin Heffernan by Michael Block

Names: Cailín HeffernanHometowns: Galveston, Texas; NYCEducation: O’Connell College Preparatory School, Texas Christian University (Ballet Performance B.A., minors in Theatre and Literatu…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: A Rant of One's Own by Michael Block

By Kelly Kohlman A Haiku:Growing up is hard.Relationships can hurt us.It gets better, though.Angsty haiku, silly songs, and cheating boyfriends abound in I Kissed Your Boyfriend: Anothe…

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Meet the Queens: The Ultimate Drag Pageant Season 4 Finale by Michael Block

The Ultimate Drag Pageant is about to conclude an incredible season with a grand finale on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00pm at The West End. Showcasing some of New York's newest batch of …

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Review: A Total Toot by Michael Block

By Michael Block Raja has a solo show? What is it going to be! That may have been the collective question when the RuPaul's Drag Race season 3 winner announced her solo debut. She even …

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: A Relationship on Shuffle by Michael Block

By Michael BlockWriting is a cathartic way to let go of heartbreak. Believe me, this writer is no stranger to the practice. In Brad Baron's Last Ditch Playlist, the memories that rattle in t…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Review: Three Wishes for Jackie by Michael Block

By Michael Block Barbara Eden is best known for her iconic role as Jeannie, the 2,000-year-old genie, on the hit 60s sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie.” It was a simpler time of punny titl…

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Spotlight On...Brad Baron by Michael Block

Name: Brad BaronHometown: Glen Rock, NJEducation: Princeton University, AB in English with Certificates in Music and Theater. Louisiana State University, MM in Music (Vocal Performance)Selec…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: A Super Fan Takes on Babs by Michael Block

By Michael BlockRufus did Judy at Carnegie Hall now Blake is doing Barbra at the Laurie Beechman. In a return engagement, Blake McIver pays homage to Barbra Streisand in Blake Sings Barbra. …

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Review: Paige's Fabulous Confessions by Michael Block

By Michael BlockAt first glance, you might think Paige Turner is going to give you a sugary sweet night of entertainment. But don't judge this book by its cover. Her sweet facade quickly giv…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Spotlight On...Sanaz Ghajar by Michael Block

Name: Sanaz GhajarHometown: Burlingame, CaliforniaEducation: New York University, TischFavorite Credits:  I have developed works nationally and internationally with New York Theatre Wor…

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Review: Thank You for Being Our Queen by Michael Block

By Michael BlockWhen you think she couldn't top herself, she does. Current reigning Drag Race All-Stars champion triumphantly Alaska returns to the Laurie Beechman in her newest homage to Am…

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Review: Are We Ready for the Storm? by Michael Block

By Ed MalinTheatre 167 presents Tina Howe’s new play Singing Beach at HERE.  Ari Laura Kreith directs.  You still have a few more summer days to catch this beach play. The r…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Spotlight On...Melisa Tien by Michael Block

Name:  Melisa Tien Hometown:  Woodland Hills, CAEducation:  BA in English, UCLA.   MFA in Playwriting, Columbia.Favorite Credits:  Yellow Card Red Card, Control, Fam…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Spotlight On...Julie Dunlap by Michael Block

Name: Julie DunlapHometown: Lawrence, KansasEducation: B.A. in Human Biology from the University of Kansas (I’ve used it to make four humans)Favorite Credits: MotherFreakingHood! --- prior…

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Titus Tompkins by Michael Block

Name: Titus TompkinsHometown: Leesburg, GeorgiaEducation: MFA acting, American Conservatory TheatreWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: TerranceDescribe your character in thre…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Lauren Patten by Michael Block

Name: Lauren PattenHometown: Chicago ILEducation: NYU & The New SchoolWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: ReableDescribe your character in three words: fierce, loving lea…

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