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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Shanna Sharp by Nicole Itkin

Shanna Sharp told us to prepare to get emotional during her show: "To Manhattan, With Love." She wasn't wrong!

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Friday, July 5, 2024

Odd Man Out: A New York Highlight! by Nicole Itkin

Their voices, the scents that wafted in, the brief moments of song, and the rain that drizzled down at one point---all of it made every moment come to life. 

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

2024 Dumbo Dance Festival OPENING NIGHT by Nicole Itkin

A masterpiece! This festival runs until June 30, and you don't want to miss it!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The Butter and Egg Man by Nicole Itkin

Charming, pressing, and lovely, the show is a fantastic look at how innocence doesn't last, and yet how desperation can end up close to bliss. 

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Rhonda Ross at Chelsea Table and Stage – One Show Left! by Nicole Itkin

Rhonda Ross, in an evening about the power of thought, tells us that mindset can make heaven into hell or hell into heaven. And I believe it. Take a listen.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Simpatico by Nicole Itkin

Throughout Sam Shepard's Simpatico, there’s a fascinating sense of all is not well and it’s right there for the actors to grab onto and play with. Indeed, sometimes they do—which is wh…

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Karen Akers at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

A lovely evening on love and nostalgia.

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Winesday the Wine Musical by Nicole Itkin

A sweet little gem: the most earnest show I've seen this year.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Clown Bar 2 (Yes, the Sequel) by Nicole Itkin

In this one, clowns take over a bar.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Estrogenius 2024 at UNDER St. Marks by Nicole Itkin

5 plays. 10 minutes each. This is the Estrogenius play festival in Under St. Marks: a tiny, but lovely theater. Here’s a look at the five plays

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Burbank at the Wild Project by Nicole Itkin

The story of the 1941 labor strike at Disney; throughout the show, each actor tries to woo us over to their side of the fight, and each is remarkably convincing.

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Hot Club of Cowtown at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

It's remarkable how talented this band is and how much fun they're having (and have had) as they hit 25 years together as a band.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

The Greatest Hits Down Route 66 by Nicole Itkin

A road trip that never quite goes anywhere. A good watch, but underwhelming at its core.

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Sunday, January 21, 2024

Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin: In Our Own Words by Nicole Itkin

Wow. A show for the ages. Silly, fun, vulnerable... and silly. Go see it!

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Monday, January 8, 2024

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio at Birdland -- Give her album a listen when it comes out! It should be a good time: comforting, gentle, warm. Not something that will wake you up, but not something …

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

How to Steal an Election by Nicole Itkin

The 2023 revival of the 1968 musical How to Steal an Election is a romp through history, full of fitting declarations and historical references that feel timely.

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Monday, August 14, 2023

A Eulogy for Roman by Nicole Itkin

A friend asking for help, and an audience willing to give it: go see A Eulogy for Roman.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

As You Will (The Little Shakespeare Festival) at UNDER St. Marks by Nicole Itkin

An improvised night of Shakespeare: an oxymoron, and a great show.

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Lady Capulet at the Little Shakespeare Festival  by Nicole Itkin

The story before Romeo and Juliet's story, Lady Capulet is a powerful, emotional, and precarious struggle.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Gracie McGraw “I Will Probably Cry” at Chelsea Table and Stage by Nicole Itkin

“I Will Probably Cry" is Gracie McGraw's stunning debut; a love trek, the show walks us from despair to resoluteness.

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Monday, July 24, 2023

Carole J. Bufford at Birdland  by Nicole Itkin

"Divine Decadence," is an exploration of ten decades of music, an evening that delves into seeking pleasure and decadence, all the while wrapped in total indulgence. 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Miss Maybell and the Jazz Age Artistes at Birdland by Nicole Itkin

A brilliant evening of jazz, with song choices ranging from "the sublime to the ridiculous"-- but always incredibly fun and uplifting.

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Monday, July 10, 2023

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon X by Nicole Itkin

Amanda Selwyn's curated evening of dance is as peaceful as it is moving, thrumming with energy yet so completely relaxed into its background.

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