Wednesday, May 22, 2024

DECLINING SALES MUTE SEASON’S CURTAIN CALL by Philip Boroff

The frenetic 2023-24 Broadway season officially ended Sunday. Notwithstanding encouraging results this Spring amid back-to-back openings ahead of the Tony Award nominations, industry statist…

SOURCE: Broadway Journal at 08:28PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

CASTING CALL – SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS PLAY by Robert Shuman

Seeking: Non-union male actors, of any race, aged 45-60 for a play about Shakespeare characters. Experience with Shakespeare plays is helpful but not required. Production: Play to be perfor…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 09:30AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

NEED PROOF WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS? SEE THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/20.  Photo Lucy Tregear as Meg Page, Richard Cordery as Sir John Falstaff and Claire Carrie as Alice Ford in The Merry Wives of W…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:06PM

Remembering on our parody-song timeline - Our May 2020 seven-minute short parody-song musical film by Fred Landau

  With a new Covid variant seeming to be on its way four years later,  Remembering on our parody-song timeline  Our May 2020 seven-minute  short parody-song musical film  "When I'm…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:14AM

IMPRESSIONS: “Message in a Bottle” at New York City Center with Songs by Sting, Direction & Choreography by Kate Prince by The Dance Enthusiast

"Sometimes the songs’ repurposing works brilliantly, such as when “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” originally written about an unseemly relationship between a teacher and pupil, is used…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Martha Graham Dance Company, American Legacies at New York City Center (Part 2) by The Dance Enthusiast

"At the age of 96, Graham surprised her fans with the antics of Maple Leaf Rag, but perhaps she found a source of mirth in her own longevity...From her raised vantage-point, she can see the …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Sarah Panayiotou Leñador's "am I real?" at Abron's Art Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"Leñador and her collaborators have created an evening that takes us through the highs and lows of being. Whether or note  we’ve witnessed her mental breakdown or the world breaking her …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Actors by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Playwright and actor Ronnie Larsen, best known for his series of erotic plays with titles like "Making Porn" and "Sleeping with Straight Men," has now switched to a charmingly humorous Neil …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:22PM
Friday, May 17, 2024

NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARD WINNERS: ‘STEREOPHONIC’ AND ‘DEAD OUTLAW’ WIN TOP HONORS by Robert Shuman

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has unveiled its annual awards, and this year’s ceremony promises exciting winners. David Adjmi’s “Stereophonic,” a play that premiered at Playwr…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:41PM

War Horse: The Broadway Play That Is A Favorite Of Equestrian Fans by Admin

For equestrian fans, "War Horse" holds a special allure beyond its theatrical merits. The portrayal of horses as central characters in the narrative resonates deeply with those who appreciat…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:16PM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Wiz by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The eye-filling sets by Hannah Beachler and video and projection design by Daniel Brodie include subtle tributes to Black Culture that not all theatergoers may notice on a first look. When D…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 06:22PM

TAKE ME TO THE CIRCUS: THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S OFFBEAT DOUBLE BILL– “PARTY CLOWN OF THE RICH & FAMOUS AND THE HUNGRY MIND BUFFET” by Robert Shuman

The first act, at Theater for the New City, features Stan Baker, a man with a treasure trove of tales from the fringes of fame. Baker’s one-man show, “Party Clown of the Rich & Famou…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:24PM

IMPRESSIONS: New York City Ballet's 75th Spring 2024 Season “The Future” at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts by The Dance Enthusiast

"One of the many layers that make me love Dances … is its sense of community. The work is as non-hierarchical as ballet was able to get at Lincoln Center in 1969...Brahms-Schoenberg Qu…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Small Acts of Daring Invention by Scotty Bennett

If the play's goal is to pay homage to Wright, it misses the mark for most audiences. If one is unfamiliar with Wright, most of the symbols revealed in the play will not be understood in ter…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 04:41PM

Bettye and the Jockettes Spinning Records at the Holiday Inn by Joel Benjamin

Christie Perfetti Williams’ genial new play "Bettye and the Jockettes Spinning Records at the Holiday Inn" transports the audience back to the moment Elvis Presley became an international …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:26AM

IMPRESSIONS: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, AMERICAN LEGACIES " The Rite of Spring" at New York City Center by The Dance Enthusiast

"Martha Graham’s The Rite of Spring is not about exotic people separated from us by time and distance. It’s about the here and now. Unlike Errand into the Maze, where we remain passive s…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

CATHERINE FILLOUX AT LA MAMA: ‘HOW TO EAT AN ORANGE’–5/30-6/16, 2024 by Robert Shuman

FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES FRENCH ALGERIAN AMERICAN AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT, LIBRETTIST AND ACTIVIST CATHERINE FILLOUX HAS BEEN TRAVELING TO CONFLICT AREAS WRITING PLAYS THAT ADDRESS HUMA…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 08:25PM

IMPRESSIONS: "THAT SHOW," a Celebratory Evening Showcasing Emerging New York Performance Artists by The Dance Enthusiast

"I found myself in a loft in Chinatown delightedly surrounded by a slew of familiar faces. A certain sector of the New York dance scene—young, determined, earnest— mingled about, doused …

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

IMPRESSIONS: Rachel Gill's "The Eight Positions or Could This Go On Forever?" at Arts On Site by The Dance Enthusiast

"In Gill's  Eight Positions or Could This Go On Forever? seemingly unrelated elements speak to Rachel and Chelsea's shared curiosity of each other.  Deliberateness and care are constants o…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Monday, May 13, 2024

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The lead of the show is film star Eddie Redmayne, who won the Olivier Award for his performance as the Emcee in the London production and is also Tony nominated for this show. Director Rebec…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:56PM

October 7 by Brett Singer

The play, taken by Phelim McAleer from witness accounts in interviews performed by Ann McElhinney and McAleer in Israel in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, is incredibly powerful, if …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 09:57PM

OUT OF THE DARK: REVISITING COMPOSERS SUPPRESSED BY THE NAZIS by Robert Shuman

(Alex Ross’s article appeared in the New Yorker, 5/13; Zemlinsky, once regarded as a weak-willed eclecticist, is attracting modern admirers. Illustration by Romy Blümel.) The Musica Non G…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:40PM

The Heart of Rock and Roll by Joel Benjamin

"The Heart of Rock and Roll" at the James Earl Jones Theatre is one of the more pleasant entries in the jukebox musical derby.  Using the musical catalog of Huey Lewis and the News, Tyler M…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 12:44PM

2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced by Lauren Yarger

  Jenn Colella, center, Carrie-Chapman-Catt and the Suffs Company. Photo: Joan Marcus The Cast of Stereophonic. Photo: Julieta Cervantes Outer Critics Circle Awards 2024 Winners noted …

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 10:11AM
Sunday, May 12, 2024

Jordans by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In fact, the play which ought to be hilarious is almost devoid of jokes as the premise which is politically incorrect will make many white playgoers uncomfortable – unless this is the poin…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:05PM
Saturday, May 11, 2024

Staff Meal by Tony Marinelli

Koogler began writing "Staff Meal" in January 2020 and completed the first draft in April 2020…well, he certainly had time on his hands, but so did a lot of people. It’s a wonder we didn…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:47PM

‘The Actors,’ a Plays of Wilton production, makes its Off-Broadway debut by Bill Hirschman

By Oline H. Cogdill NEW YORK CITY—Families start in myriad ways—biological origins, adoptions or forged among friends. Ronnie takes a different route—he hires a family in the witty, po…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:32PM

Redemption Story by Scotty Bennett

"Redemption Story," written by Peregrine Teng Heard, is an exploration into the psyche of Connie Lee, an actor with 20 years of experience acting in noir films of the 1940’s and 1950’s, …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:19AM

IMPRESSIONS: “THE MOMENT” with More Fish Dance Company at The Joyce’s New York Center for Creativity and Dance by The Dance Enthusiast

"By the end of the exhilarating afternoon, we’ve come to realize (if we didn’t know already) that dance improvisations are far from random noodlings of the body. Creating a score, playin…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Friday, May 10, 2024

JEREMY O. HARRIS LANDS STARRING ROLE AT WILLIAMSTOWN (EXCLUSIVE) by Philip Boroff

In an out-of-the-box hire to revive one of the nation’s preeminent summer theaters, the playwright, producer and actor Jeremy O. Harris has been tapped to program the Williamstown Theatre …

SOURCE: Broadway Journal at 06:18PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards