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Thursday, July 19, 2018

An Interview with Enver Gjokaj, Star of ‘Fire in Dreamland’ by Tami Shaloum

In Rinne Groff’s new play, Fire in Dreamland, a Brooklyn woman (Rebecca Naomi Jones) meets a Dutch filmmaker, played by Enver Gjokaj, and together they attempt to make his dream project ab…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review of Mummenschanz’s “You & Me” by Tami Shaloum

The sounds of silence are beautiful in a spectacular new show by the playful team of Swiss puppeteers known as Mummenschanz. The wordless You & Me was created by Mummenschanz co-founder …

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review of ‘Log Cabin’ by Tami Shaloum

Sparks fly between friends and lovers as gay and trans rights are discussed in Log Cabin, Jordan Harrison’s superb play about LGBTQ politics. Showing at Playwrights Horizons, directed by t…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Review of ‘Randy Writes a Novel’ by Tami Shaloum

It’s time to face your fears and have a good laugh at them because Randy, a purple Australian puppet, is at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row to share his own fears in his one-man show, R…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Review of ‘Mean Girls’ by Tami Shaloum

It’s time to bust out your spike heels and sharpen your claws because Mean Girls — the musical adaptation of Tina Fey’s hit 2004 film about high school cliques, bullying, and the c…

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Review of ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ by Tami Shaloum

Twenty years ago, master puppeteer Basil Twist created and staged a gorgeous underwater dreamscape called Symphonie Fantastique. The concept alone, a puppet show inside an aquarium, is enoug…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: The Gallery Players Take on Neil Simon’s Hilarious ‘Plaza Suite’ by Tami Shaloum

Three separate couples occupy room 719 at the Plaza Hotel on different days in 1966 to hilarious effect in Neil Simon’s classic three-act comedy Plaza Suite. Directed by Alexander Harringt…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Review: Performance Artist John Kelly Recreates His Lively Career in ‘Time No Line’ by Tami Shaloum

The downtown New York City art scene comes alive in performance artist John Kelly’s multimedia solo show, Time No Line, playing at La MaMa. A play on the word timeline, Time No Line incorp…

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Review: The Glamorous Alter-Ego Jomama Jones Returns to the Public in ‘Black Light’ by Tami Shaloum

We are at a crossroads and Jomama Jones is here to guide us. The alter-ego of performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones, Jomama is a creature full of warmth, vitality, and poignant stories. …

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review: Drag Queen Panti Bliss, Street Performers Lords of Strut and More Dazzle in ‘RIOT’ by Tami Shaloum

Theatre doesn’t get any more sparkly than this. Irish company THISISPOPBABY, presents their celebration of queer and pop culture with RIOT, a blend of song, dance, circus, spoken word and …

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review: How do you get over a breakup? The Bats’ hilarious ‘Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill’ has some ideas. by Tami Shaloum

In a society where everyone has a terrible break up story, Joni’s is quite possibly the worst. Her long term boyfriend of five years, Noah–a rock star–does the deed by inviting…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: Fire and Air by Tami Shaloum

Passion and art take center stage in Terrence McNally’s new play, Fire and Air. Directed by John Doyle and playing at Classic Stage Company, Fire and Air looks at two geniuses in the Paris…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: ‘The Hendrix Project’ at the Public’s Under the Radar Festival 2018 by Tami Shaloum

New Year’s Eve, 1969. Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies, an electric psychedelic blues trio, play a legendary show at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Hendrix Project, an experim…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Review: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Tami Shaloum

A portrait of the artist as a grieving mother comes to The Pershing Square Signature Center in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The show, written by Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) Art…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review: Describe the Night by Tami Shaloum

Writers thrive on stories. It doesn’t usually matter whether they are true or not. The consumer of the story is supposed to enjoy it either way. But what if a story, or even the threat of …

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review: Cross That River by Tami Shaloum

The incredible story of a slave turned cowboy comes to life in Cross That River, a musical composed by jazz artist Allan Harris, with a book by Mr. Harris and Pat Harris, and directed by Reg…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit Presents ‘The Winter’s Tale’ by Tami Shaloum

The city’s best purveyor of free theater is back and sharing its abundant wealth with the masses. The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit presents William Shakespeare’s romance The Winter’s…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: ‘Marcel’ and ‘The Art of Laughter’ by Tami Shaloum

Normally, if someone tries to explain a joke, it’s not as funny. But the dissection of a pratfall happens to be even funnier than the actual act in the hands of Jos Houben who, along with …

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Review: Office Hour by Tami Shaloum

Do you think you would know if someone is about to commit a mass atrocity? What exactly is the type of person who would commit such an act? How far would you go to connect to another human b…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: The Big Apple Circus’ 40th Anniversary Season at Lincoln Center by Tami Shaloum

The Big Apple Circus has been thrilling audiences for four decades and this, their 40th anniversary season, is no exception. Under the grand but intimate big top at Lincoln Center, magic unf…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Interview: Steven Christopher Parker on ‘Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical’ by Tami Shaloum

After stepping up the musical parody genre with Lost: The Musical, creators Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon tackle another beloved part of the cultural zeitgeist, Game of Throne…

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Review: This One Time in Nature and other big thoughts over a small fire by Tami Shaloum

It’s not everyday you get to walk through a random Bushwick apartment, step out into a verdant backyard decorated with fairy lights, and be treated to a play by firelight. This rare treat …

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: Sur Les Traces De Dinozard (In Search of Dinozord) by Tami Shaloum

The tortured history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is transmitted through Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula’s Sur Les Traces De Dinozard (In Search of Dinozord) at NYU …

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: A Ribbon About A Bomb by Tami Shaloum

The dualities that exist within women and art are explored in A Ribbon About A Bomb, written by a team of 10 playwrights, created and directed by Tess Howsam, and currently playing in an aba…

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Review: Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers’ ‘Almodóvar Dystopia’ by Tami Shaloum

Get ready for an in-your-face, psychedelic acid trip of a show with Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers’ Almodóvar Dystopia. The interactive, multimedia, dance-theatre performance art piec…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: In the Blood by Tami Shaloum

A chorus stands in judgement of Hester, La Negrita, the protagonist of Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood, directed by Sarah Benson and loosely based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Let…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review: Atlas Circus Company’s ‘Lucky’ by Tami Shaloum

A man, asleep and blindfolded, is standing atop the shoulders of another man. He slowly begins to slump and the awake man cannot hold him any longer. The sleeping man careens toward the grou…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NYMF Review: Camp Wanatachi: In Concert by Tami Shaloum

Lesbian love at a repressed Jesus camp? No one could have seen that one coming! Director Mia Walker stages a concert version of the 2009 electro-musical Camp Wanatachi for the 2017 New York …

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: Kinesis Project’s ‘Secrets and Seawalls’ by Tami Shaloum

What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never have? Would you be willing to share that secret desire in public? During Secrets and Seawalls, a site-specific dance-theatre perform…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: ‘Places’ at the East to Edinburgh Festival by Tami Shaloum

Chances are you haven’t heard the name Alla Nazimova. The Broadway star and Hollywood legend’s story is largely forgotten, but writer/performer Romy Nordlinger is determined to bring it …

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Interview: Playwright Martín Zimmerman on Violence and Redemption in ‘Seven Spots on the Sun’ by Tami Shaloum

Martín Zimmerman lends but one voice to the patchwork of rich Latinx experiences in his new play Seven Spots on the Sun, a gorgeously written exploration of love, miracles, and a country to…

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