Saturday, February 17, 2018

Review: Family Tea Time by Michael Block

By Michael BlockSome stories seem just too good to be true. When you hear them you might just be blown away to the point you need to put it to paper and share it with a grander audience. Suc…

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Flight - Putting A Human Face On A Hot Button Issue by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe McKittrick Hotel, home to such artistic triumphs as Sleep No More and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, has another winner with their latest offering, Flig…

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‘’Little Shop of Horrors’’ at Videology Bar & Cinema, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Videology Bar & Cinema in New York will be hosting the screening of the 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film "Little Shop of Horrors."The film is directed by the English-born Am…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Review: ‘George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic’ at the Howard Theatre by William Powell

George Clinton, legendary songwriter, bandleader, and record producer, at 76 years young, put on a rapturous, stunning, extraterrestrial funk fest at the Howard Theatre on a warm February ni…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue Unmasked, Directed by John Doyle, Sets World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the world premiere of Unmasked, a revue featuring stories behind the creation of some of the best works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, as the ope…

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A Very Broadway Valentine’s Day at 54 Below by Jk Clarke

    by Steve Nardoni   This past Wednesday at Feinstein’s/54 Below saw a Valentine-themed celebration of Broadway, romance, and relationships, delightfully represented by co…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Kendrick Lamar, Edinburgh Transfers by Mark Beech

London has a lot of bold plays opening that are transfers from Edinburgh. After “The Divide” with a short run at the Old Vic, we have “The B*easts” at the Bush Theatre and “Dust”…

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‘Has the audience eating out of her hand’: LA REVUE EN ROSE – Vault Festival ★★★★ by Michael Davis

With other classic karaoke hymns such as ‘I Will Survive’ punctuating the show, Tempest Rose’s La Revue en Rose sends its audience out not with a heavy heart, but with a reminder that …

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People You Should Know . . . THE SKIVVIES (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) by Zack Calhoon

THE SKIVVIES are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, singer/actor/musicians performing stripped down arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not on…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Review: The One Where They Parody Friends by Michael Block

By Michael Block So no one told you that this show was going to be this way. From the team that brought you all those other ridiculous parody musical here in the city comes their latest…

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Review: ‘No Word in Guyanese For Me’ by the Rainbow Theatre Project (Women’s Voices Theater Festival) by Sherrita Wilkins

No Word In Guyanese For Me challenges our social conditioning around gender norms, identity, immigration, religion, and sexuality. Rainbow Theatre Project remounts this award-winning play by…

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Review: ‘Death by Design’ at The Potomac Playmakers by Guest Author

By Karen Lane Walking into the elegant, bright theater hall of The Woman’s Club, the audience happily chatters away anticipating a fun-filled evening. Before them on the stage, a cozy Engl…

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Pivot: The Audience Club by Maddy Costa

In the last of three articles, Maddy Costa explores how The Place involved dance fans in developing new work, and their conflicting expectations of the process. The post Pivot: The Audience …

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‘Keeps the audience gripped from beginning to end’: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN – Touring ❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

For those who like their thrillers with a massive twist, you won’t want to miss Strangers on a Train – despite the slightly clunkiness of the adaptation it has plenty to keep the audienc…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hey, Look Me Over! - It's What's Not There That's The Problem by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderFor the last quarter of a century, the appeal of the Encores! series at New York City Center has been the opportunity for audiences to see little known, or long for…

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Drag365: Show #39- Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 4 at The West End by Michael Block

Nicole Onoscopi // photo by Michael BlockDay: Thursday, February 8th       Show: Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 4 Location: The West EndQueens Seen: Marti Gould Cumming…

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‘Moments of real beauty’: MEDEA ELECTRONICA – Ovalhouse by Laura Kressly

Like many recent Medea revivals, Pecho Mama has tried to make the audience understand Medea’s actions, but here, like with others, they fail in articulating this huge moment in the play. T…

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No Word in Guyanese For Me from Rainbow Theatre Project (review) by Kate Colwell

Much like the photo album that plays a pivotal role in numerous scenes of the play,  No Word in Guyanese For Me leaves the audience with poignant images: a pair of Guyanese feet gratefully…

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Fly On, Dutchman! by Leah Richards

{Flying} Dutchman Written by Amiri Baraka Directed by Christopher-Rashee Stevenson Presented by Theatre of War at The Tank, NYC February 9-25, 2018 The 1964 play Dutchman was born fr…

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When "The Best" Isn't Your "Favorite" by JK

POSE!Over 35 years (gulp!) of theater-going, I've developed my own tastes and set of standards when it comes to what I like, love and hate in shows. I've learned that my tastes sometimes jib…

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‘A hell of a trick to pull off’: THE MOOR – Old Red Lion Theatre by Shanine Salmon

Catherine Lucie’s’s new play – The Moor at the Red Lion Theatre – pulls off the excellent trick, of giving the audience a denouement that resolves the mystery, while still maintainin…

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The Cast of Come From Away on Welcoming Kindness Onstage and Off by Elysa Gardner

Like most of his castmates in the hit musical Come From Away, Caesar Samayoa has appeared in a number of productions, on and off Broadway and in regional theater. “But I have never seen a …

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very-Bad Day’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Kristin Franco

Did you ever just have one of those days? Alexander certainly has- a terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad day, to be precise. The audience gets to experience that day with him in Adventure …

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‘Gripping to watch unravel’: THE MOOR – Old Red Lion Theatre ❤❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Catherine Lucie’s gripping psychological thriller The Moor at the Old Red Lion Theatre leaves the audience on the edge of its seat from beginning to end.

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IMPRESSIONS: Compagnie Hervé Koubi's “What the Day Owes to the Night” at The Joyce by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Compagnie Hervé Koubi's What the Day Owes to the Night at The Joyce, "The audience gasps as he leans backwards, appearing to linger in the air for seconds before tumbling …

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: ‘Peepshow’ at dog & pony dc by John Stoltenberg

“Who here is a feminist?” asked the Ring Announcer (Amelia Hensley). As she signed, wearing a bright red pantsuit and standing on a thick padded mat as used for a contact-sport m…

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Drag365: Day 35- WTF Wednesdays at Hardware by Michael Block

Paige Turner // photo by Michael BlockDay: Wednesday, February 7th       Show: WTF WednesdaysLocation: HardwareQueens Seen: Paige Turner (@paigeturnernyc), Gloria Swanson…

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Review: ‘Cabaret Rising’ by TBD Immersive at Dupont Underground by Elizabeth Ballou

“Let your joy be an act of resistance!” proclaims the woman who has seized the stage underneath Dupont Circle. She’s wearing a top hat, winged liner, and a stylish frock coat. A li…

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Windrush: Movement of the People review – fresh moves off the boat by Luke Jennings

West Yorkshire Playhouse, LeedsStories of the Windrush generation of Caribbean immigrants to Britain are movingly told by Phoenix Dance TheatreA great pyramid of packing cases and trunks aga…

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The week in theatre: Long Day’s Journey Into Night; The Captive Queen; Dry Powder – review by Kate Kellaway

Wyndham’s; Shakespeare’s Globe; Hampstead, LondonLesley Manville glitters as desperate mother Mary in O’Neill’s grim family portrait. Plus, Barrie Rutter’s valedictory Captive Quee…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hey, Look Me Over! New York City Center Encores! at 25 by Darryl Reilly

Writer-performer Bob Martin recycles his sweater-clad disaffected “Man in the Chair” character from his 2006 Broadway musical "The Drowsy Chaperone." The conceit is that he’s a disgrun…

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