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31 October 2018

The War Party at Fringe NYC

By // Theatre (New York)

The current political climate has stirred many a playwright to tackle political themes and motifs in indie theater productions, and Vincent Delaney’s The War Party seems sprung from the brutal politics playing …

26 August 2018

Red Emma and the Mad Monk

By // Theatre (New York)

Despite growing connectivity and the ever-expanding access to information, activism has arguably become a largely symbolic, lazy activity devoid of lasting impact. Occupy Wall Street caused a ruckus for a …

12 August 2018

Straight White Men on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

Over the course of the past year, numerous playwrights have attempted to explore the difficult issue of white privilege to varying degrees of success on New York City stages. For …

05 June 2018

Royal Drama: The Diana Tapes

By // Theatre (New York)

Attention on the British royals escalated to mania for the second time this year when, following the birth of the third royal baby, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the …

20 May 2018

Old Names for Wildflowers

By // Theatre (New York)

Despite featuring several intriguing characters and relationships, Corbin Went’s new play Old Names for Wildflowers suffers from a lack of focus and originality – resulting in a two and a half hour …

11 May 2018

Once on this Island: Inspired Storytelling

By // Theatre (New York)

The intimate Circle in the Square theatre has never felt so atmospheric. A lush revival of  the Lynn Ahrens’ and Stephen Flaherty’s Once on this Island fills the theatre in the round with …

24 April 2018

Angels in America Back on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

Transferring after an exceptionally well-received run at the National Theatre in London, Tony Kushner’s epic drama exploring the intersection of AIDS, politics, religion, faith and social commentary in New York …

30 March 2018

No, Really, Let It Go: Frozen on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

I realize that The Lion King musical is a terribly high creative bar to reach twice, but Disney fails again and again to reinterpret its cartoon source material into worthwhile theatrical productions. …

13 February 2018

Rosemary and Time

By // Theatre (New York)

Jennifer Fell Hayes’ hauntingly beautiful new play Rosemary and Time explores the painful and joyous revelations that a middle-aged woman, Rosemary, makes about her past after a serendipitous meeting with a sister …

28 January 2018

Agnus: A Familiar Dystopia

By // Theatre (New York)

In Ise Lyfe and Matt Werner’s new play Agnus, everything about 2047 feels unnervingly familiar. A soothing artificial intelligence called “Sequoyah” relays information upon command, screen-obsessed citizens are stirred into fervors …

21 January 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

He lives in a pineapple under the sea and now that pineapple has come to Broadway. The new Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants is perhaps the best musical that it could be given …

10 December 2017

Greencard Wedding – Music from a Distance

By // Theatre (New York)

Traversing the complexities of long-distance relationships, the United States immigration system…

07 November 2017

Dark Comedy in The House on Poe Street

By // Theatre (New York)

New Yorkers have a strong affinity for Halloween festivities, with the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade drawing spectators from around the world annually. Come the end of October, New York City …

25 October 2017

Glassheart: A Modern Tale as Old as Time

By // Theatre (New York)

Fractured fairy tales. Re-imagined classics. Call them what you will but traditional fairy tales have been reincarnated again and again through various mediums. They have been parodied, merchandised by the …

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