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Friday, October 22, 2021

Fall Forward Festival: New free short works by Kirsten Childs and Ngozi Anyanwu by New York Theater

The Vineyard Theater has launched its Fall Forward Festival with the first two of the five planned  “new works of alternative theater,” according to its website, works that promise to …

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Lackawanna Blues On Screen and On Stage by New York Theater

After my tickets to “Lackawanna Blues” were canceled twice because Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the author, director and star of this autobiographical solo show, had injured his back, I search…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:02PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Paradise Review. The Science of Love by New York Theater

Do chimpanzees fall in love? Can human couples really stay madly in love after many years, and can a brain scan prove it?  Will theatergoers still love digital theater now that in-person t…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:45PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Book Review: Unprotected a Memoir by Billy Porter by New York Theater

“”You’re a singular talent, Billy. Nobody knows what to do with you.’“And there it is again—the smoke up my ass…Singular talent without a gig don’t pay the rent, and a bitch …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:40PM
Monday, October 18, 2021

Thoughts of A Colored Man, Lehman Trilogy, Dana H. 51 Shows on Broadway! Sanctuary City Goes Hybrid! #Stageworthy This Week by New York Theater

There were five Broadway openings (and reopenings) this week, in what promises to be the oddest and busiest Broadway season in memory. There are now 51 shows on the Broadway 2021-2022 season…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:36AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Dana H. Broadway Review. Deirdre O’Connell lip-syncs an incredible trauma by New York Theater

“Dana H.” is unlike any play you’ve ever seen on Broadway. It’s 75 minutes of an actress sitting on a chair, lip-syncing to a tape of a woman recounting the horrific story of a deran…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:48PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway Review. Changing with the times, but enough? by New York Theater

The country has changed in the two and a half years since The Lehman Trilogy came to America, wowing audiences at the Park Avenue Armory with a theatrical epic, inventively staged and extra…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:24PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man Review: Ntozake Shange meets The Wire by New York Theater

“Thoughts of a Colored Man,”  Keenan Scott II’s often powerful, often entertaining debut Broadway play about a day in the life of seven Black men in Brooklyn,  is performed by a te…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:52PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Letters of Suresh Review. Unfolding the mysteries of the heart by New York Theater

Rajiv Joseph’s epistolary play begins with some meager clues to the mysteries at its heart – a stack of letters from a man named Suresh, and an origami sculpture of a bird – before it …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:02PM

Six, Chicken & Biscuits, Is This A Room. Theater Boosters. Darren Criss, Pal Joey to hustle on Broadway at last. #Stageworthy This Week by New York Theater

“Booster” has taken on a new meaning in the age of COVID, which Broadway has embraced in its own way. Some 250 people have been hired (so far) to serve as safety team members in Broadway…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:59AM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Broadway Review: Is This A Room. Reality Winner’s FBI Interrogation Verbatim by New York Theater

Much is improbable about “Is This A Room,” starting with the name of the real-life whistleblower who’s the subject of the play (Reality Winner), and the fact that she received a stupef…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:47PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits on Broadway Review. Funny Funeral with Happy Ending by New York Theater

Beverly Jenkins doesn’t wear black to her father’s funeral. “We already Black! We should be honoring my Daddy in style, COLOR! Hell, canary yellow was his favorite, and he wore it l…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:04PM
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Hit Your Mark, Die Beautiful Review. What’s so bad about Off Off Broadway. by New York Theater

 “Hit Your Mark, Die Beautiful” lured me in because it was being promoted as a “Waiting for Guffman” for Off Off Broadway, which I took to mean a comic but affectionate look at how …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:26AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Six Review. Wronged Queens in a Broadway Musical of Sonic Wave Feminism by New York Theater

“Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived.” The first six words of “Six” sum up the fate of each of King Henry VIII’s six wives. The first six minutes of “Six” (t…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:40AM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Saving New York Independent Theater: An Update by New York Theater

If you think that reopening has solved the problems of New York’s theaters and theater artists, listen up: “We’re talking about life and death: The life and death of our neighborhoods;…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:23PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Reopening…and Reclosing? Daniel Craig, Thornton Wilder Back on Broadway. #Stageworthy This Week by New York Theater

In what may be the busiest October for theater in generations, there are fifteen shows scheduled to open on Broadway, more than half of which are new, as well as much Off and Off Off Broadwa…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:56AM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Chasing Jack Review. Theatrical Malpractice That Might Set Records. by New York Theater

In “Chasing Jack,” nothing is as it seems. That’s true of Dr. Jack Chase, the heart surgeon who is being sued for malpractice after his patient died on the operating table. And it’s …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:38PM
Saturday, October 2, 2021

The Nosebleed Review: A Long-Dead Father, Vulnerability, Failure and Healing by New York Theater

“The Nosebleed,” Aya Ogawa’s sly, strange and ultimately rewarding autobiographical play that’s at the Japan Society through October 10, focuses on Ogawa’s long-dead father and the…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:01PM
Friday, October 1, 2021

October 2021 New York Theater Openings and Reopenings by New York Theater

Below is a day-by-day selection of the theater that is scheduled to open in October, organized by opening date*, including fifteen shows on Broadway, more than half of which are new, as wel…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:24PM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Theater Quiz for September 2021: Reopening and Awarding. by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to a very busy theater month? Answer these ten question to find out. Loading…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:42PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

La MaMa Puppet Festival 2021: Lunch with Sonia by New York Theater

Aunt Sonia, who is gathering the whole clan for one last meal before she ends her life, looks different from when I last saw her. She once was just a huge head, with a mouth that seemed per…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:08PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Persuasion Review. Bedlam’s staging of Jane Austen’s last, romantic novel by New York Theater

Bedlam’s return to live in-person theater with its new adaptation of Jane Austen’s romantic final novel — about a woman who meets once again the man whose proposal of marriage she reje…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 07:19PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet Review by New York Theater

In this slight musical comedy with an on-the-nose title, Broadway veteran Bryonha Marie Parham portrays a fading diva named Regina Comet who hires two aspiring jingle writers (Alex Wyse and …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:30PM

Tony Night 2021: Memorable Moments and Contradictions. #Stageworthy This Week by New York Theater

Four hours full of spectacular musical numbers, ending with three famous musical duets from the past  — Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel performing “For Good” from Wicked, Anthony…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:07AM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

2020 Tony Award Winners (in 2021) by New York Theater

Below are the winners of the much-delayed 74th annual Tony Awards, honoring the much-truncated 2019-2020 Broadway season, selected from 18 eligible shows, which opened between April of 2019…

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I Squeezed Really Hard: The Healing Power of Theater, Whether on Broadway or Off Off Avenue B by New York Theater

The day of the Tony Awards might seem a strange time to write about an Off-Off Broadway solo play, playing in a theater off Avenue B, with the downbeat title “I Squeezed Really Hard” (a …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:48PM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Watch 5 New Broadway Musicals Previewed in Bryant Park by New York Theater

Watch musical numbers performed by cast members from the new Broadway musicals “Six,” “Diana,” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” as well as the new revivals of “Company” and “Caroline …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:22PM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Sanctuary City Review. Ironic, heartbreaking tale of two young immigrants by New York Theater

“Sanctuary City” is full of surprises, rarely happy ones for the boy and girl who have grown up together — or for the audience. Martyna Majok’s challenging, intelligent play focuses …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:34PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Phantom Pain Review. 5 Women Living Through Trauma, In One Body by New York Theater

Why are these five women in the same play? A prostitute in Amsterdam; a mother from Guatemala; a sister from the Midwest;  a food vendor in the Central African Republic; an international c…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:38PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Medievalists Review. A monstrous family, thanks to history by New York Theater

“I loathe that word ‘nice,’” Hallie says, and so apparently do both her parents; all three could not be more unlikeable in the first 100 minutes of the 110-minute play “The Medieva…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 02:29PM
Monday, September 20, 2021

Watch Broadway videos, from Sondheim to Six #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Over the past week, there has been so much hoopla bout Broadway — reopening nights, festival concerts, TV spots, heartfelt speeches about Broadway being back (Kristin Chenoweth: “There…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:19AM

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