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by Michael Portantiere

    Prepare for ReEntry

    ReEntry, a new play by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez, is billed as an unflinching look at the lives of Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, based on interviews with privates and colonels, combat vets and clerks, and one particularly memorable family. Directed by Sanchez, the show opens at Urban Stages on February 11 and will play through March 7. Featured in the ensemble cast are Joseph Harrell, Sameerah Luqmann-Harris, Bobby Moreno, PJ Sosko, and Sheila Tapia. Here are my photos of the production, taken during the final run-through.












    Monday, February 08, 2010 at 4:25 PM | Item Link

    Michael Portantiere comes to BroadwayStars with more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for such media outlets as TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has also contributed articles and reviews to AfterElton.com, Playbill, and Stagebill, and has written notes for several major cast albums. Additionally, Michael is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several notable websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.)
    He can be reached at [email protected]

    The last five columns written by Michael Portantiere:

    07/13/2010: Presidential Material

    07/04/2010: Hardy Boy

    06/29/2010: High School Stars

    06/21/2010: Falling in Love Again

    06/17/2010: A Meeting of the 'mos (and Their Friends)

    For a listing of all features written by Michael, click here.