Saturday, May 8, 2021

 At Home with Nigeria’s Breakthrough Star AcebergTM and his Debut EP “Far From Home” by Admin

Now ready to take on a global circuit, we started working on promoting AcebergTM’s brand new debut EP "Far From Home" which was just released on April 16th, 2021 along with his music video…

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Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag! by Darryl Reilly

The captivating cast of actors who are here drag artistes is comprised of Philip McLeod, Ryan Stutz, Cammerron Baits, Jacob P.S. Lemmenes, and Sam Brackley. While striding around and danc…

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Sutton Foster: “Bring Me to Light”  by Joel Benjamin

Sutton Foster, one of the shining lights of New York City’s currently dimmed theater scene, glowed in Sutton Foster/Bring Me to Light.  Her voice and interpretations were the richest they…

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Two Sisters and a Piano by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Directed by the author, "Two Sisters and a Piano" reveals its roots as a radio play from its reliance on poetry and language: this is a cat-and-mouse game in which the participants use words…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Ephrat Asherie Dance: “Odeon” by Joel Benjamin

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, the artistic director of the effervescent Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) has absorbed the disciplines of a number of dance forms:  hip-hop, breaking, Latin-American…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

John Cullum: An Accidental Star by Darryl Reilly

This glorious career retrospective solo show by the 91-year-old two-time Tony Award-winner has been crisply filmed for streaming. The post John Cullum: An Accidental Star appeared first on …

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Ruth Stage’s 50/50 Raffle by Darryl Reilly

A distinguished local theater company’s pandemic-delayed revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens in January 2022, and there’s a novel raffle to fund it. The post Ruth Stage’s 50/5…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/Special Guest by Joel Benjamin

Aguirre manages to have written a play that doesn’t feel like a play thanks to his interpretation of the main character.  He doesn’t overdo the emotions, letting the songs carry that we…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

X the Experience by Christopher Caz

The music by Manuel Pelayo, Giancarlo Bonfanti and Katz sets an eerie, futuristic tone that, combined with numerous dance and visual elements, presents X the Experience like a long MTV video…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

The Bloomingdale Theater Company by Darryl Reilly

NYC-based actor Connor Chase Stewart has founded a troupe which performs scenes from classic plays via Zoom as an artistic outlet during the pandemic. The post The Bloomingdale Theater Comp…

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Jericho by Joel Benjamin

"Jericho" has a great deal going for it.  It is directed by Marsha Mason and features Jill Eikenberry.  These two formidable theater artists’ participation promises quality which is evid…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

John Heilpern (1942-2021) by Darryl Reilly

Darryl Reilly, Critic English journalist John Heilpern died of cancer at the age of 78 on January 7, 2021, in New York City. Mr. Heilpern’s sparkling reportage of the London theater scene …

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Remembering Jason Robards by Darryl Reilly

The great American actor died 20 years ago today at the age of 78. I became fascinated with him during his 1970’s consecutive Oscar-winning renaissance. The post Remembering Jason Robards …

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Listening Pleasures by Darryl Reilly

Sam Fragoso, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Santopadre and Studs Terkel’s broadcasts have provided me with entertainment and enlightenment during this pandemic. The post Listening Pleasures ap…

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Friday, December 4, 2020

The 1970 Tony Awards by Darryl Reilly

Darryl Reilly, Critic “This is my first award, so please be kind” cooed Noël Coward after he sauntered down a spiral staircase to accept his 1970 honorary Tony Award from Cary Grant, wh…

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Stand-up on Allen Street by Darryl Reilly

The atmosphere of a comedy club was replicated outside a NYC café at this Filipino-centric event held during the pandemic where polished comics entertained a masked audience. The post St…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A Day by Christopher Caz

Chapdelaine’s writing is funny and sincere, thought-provoking and smart. There is a suggestion in the script that these four individuals could all be different facets of the same person, a…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Stephanie Lynn Wilson (1953-2020) by Darryl Reilly

This Bronx-born Off-Off-Broadway dynamo strove to put people of color on the stage in her substantive and empowering material. Appearing in one of her plays was so memorable. The post Steph…

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

EDITH O’HARA—A PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

There were few women in positions of authority when she started in theater.  But as she once told me, “If I wanted to do something, I just went ahead and did it.”  She blazed a trail f…

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Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company: “Solo Suites” by Joel Benjamin

Now directed by the energetic and warm Enrique Cruz DeJesus, Alpha Omega provided welcome relief from months of quarantine and angst with “Solo Suites,” a breezy—in every sense of the …

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble: “Rooms2020” by Joel Benjamin

“Rooms2020” was to have been presented in a live season which was aborted by the current Covid crisis. Instead, the troupe has presented the work artfully streamed in a version that is m…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

A 2020 Four Best List by Darryl Reilly

With New York City theater in limbo for the foreseeable future, now seems the time to acknowledge the outstanding presentations of this COVID-19 era. The post A 2020 Four Best List appear…

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Neuro-diverse EPIC Players Inclusion Company Releases Another Video from their Virtual Performance Series, EPIC Sings for Autism by Admin

Their newest virtual performance video includes the duet A Whole New World from the Broadway Musical Aladdin and features EPIC company member Jordan Boyatt and Telly Leung who played the tit…

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BAM and Greenlight Bookstore present theater luminary David Lan in conversation with director/producer Stephen Daldry—premieres May 7 by Admin

Theater producer and playwright David Lan joined with his longtime artistic collaborator Stephen Daldry for a digital conversation celebrating Lan’s new memoir, As If By Chance: Journeys, …

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Gem Spa, a 100 year old East Village institution, is closing for good. by Admin

To illustrate the vital importance of its illustrious history, Gem Spa is featured on the back cover of the first album by the New York Dolls. Poets Allen Ginsberg and Ted Berrigan both ment…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Secret Theatre permanently closed its doors on May 5th 2020. by Admin

Broadway playwright’s like Jim Rado, Neil LaBute, Jeremey Kareken and Greg Kotis have all graced our seats. We have had Broadway performers step on to our relatively tiny stage to give the…

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The Best Music Documentaries To Watch Now by Admin

We dove into the archives to find six of the best globe-trotting music documentaries to keep readers occupied and maybe even teach them something new. Whether you’re a fan of Japanese vid…

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My Circle in the Square by Darryl Reilly

“Romeo and Juliet” at this unique theater was the first Broadway show I saw. Rex Harrison, George C. Scott and Brian Bedford were also memorable there. The post My Circle in the Squar…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

BROADWAY’S JAKE RYAN FLYNN releases “GOOD MORNING QUARANTINE” by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

Rather than sit around and mope, Flynn wrote “Good Morning, Quarantine”—setting his own new lyrics to the familiar melody of “Good Morning, Baltimore,” composed by Marc Shaiman (wi…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

ON THE TOWN WTH CHIP DEFFAA: THE CORONAVIRUS VERSUS THE THEATER.… by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

Will people--especially people who are older or have pre-existing health issues (and many theatergoers are older and have such heath issues)--be willing to gather in packed theaters or conce…

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups by Darryl Reilly

This 1980’s obscure and brief-running dark work is my favorite play. I later met the author’s wife, which inspired Rupert Pupkin-style delusions. The post Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups ap…

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