29 November 2018

Off-Broadway: The Other John Cohen

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Have you ever thought back to some of the most difficult times in your own life, wishing that you could go back in time to reassure yourself that everything would …

28 January 2018

Agnus: A Familiar Dystopia

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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 …

25 October 2017

Magic Off-Broadway: In & Of Itself

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In & Of Itself, currently playing at the Daryl Roth Theatre until the end of 2017, may be the smartest, most surprising, and most personal show that I have ever …

05 October 2017

Sweeney with a Side of Pie

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Tooting Arts Club’s production of Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theatre is the perfect thing to see this fall: part dark theatrical masterpiece, part haunted house. It’s the most creatively staged …

22 November 2016

Dead Poets Society Revitalized

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“That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” Uncle Walt’s verse gets renewed life on stage in the millennial classic Dead Poets Society – an ode …

08 April 2015

Hand to God – A NYC Must See (Again!)

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Last year, I gave a rave review to an off-Broadway play called Hand to God starring a (possibly) satanic puppet named Tyrone McHansley and Jason, the timid, church-going boy who …

25 February 2015

Into the Woods Off-Broadway: After “Ever After”

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 “Into the woods you go again, you have every now and then.” If you have never been Into the Woods, now is the time. Between Hollywood’s adaptation of this beloved …

01 January 2015

The 2014 My Theatre Award Nominees: New York

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2014 ended much the way it began for many Americans – watching Idina Menzel give a cringe-worthy performance of “Let It Go” to a large crowd.* My 2014 ended in …

18 October 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Indian Ink

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I have a bit of a crush on Romola Garai’s professional acting choices. That’s not weird, is it? I mean, she is attracted to playing fantastic, intelligent, driven females. From …

28 September 2014

New York Innovative Theatre Awards 

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I know I said that the Tony Awards ended my 2014 theatre award season, but I lied. Sorry. Forgive my categorically untrue statement. This week, I attended the 2014 New …

11 April 2014

The 2013 My Theatre Award Winners: New York

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The American Theatre Wing may be announcing the Tony Award nominations on April 29 (8:30 am ET if anyone wants to join me before work to watch it live), but …

06 December 2013

Nothing to Hide: Pure Magic

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As the director of the new show “Nothing to Hide” at The Pershing Square Signature Theatre astutely points out in his Playbill note to the audience, there are two types …

20 November 2013

All That Fall, Fall Asleep

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The secret to successful entertainment in any form is conceptually simple: know your audience. I suspect that the producers of Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall at 59E59 Theatre had an …

08 October 2013

Keen Company Pulls The Film Society Out of the Vault

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Politically charged and culturally relevant plays face a significant hurdle on the revival circuit – historical context. Popular social commentary is ever changing and playwrights that take up causes are, …

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