Month: December 2016

2016 Critics’ Picks

READ OUR CRTICS’ PICS for 2016 – Look, the theatre is a temple. It is a living breathing entity that grabs you like no other art form. You do not sit idly by and observe. It requires you to breath in concert with the performers. And when it all works, it is little short of a communion.

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Sandra Bernhard’s Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast

After seeing Sandra Bernhard at Joe’s Pub, you can’t help but be reflective. I waled out wondering – what is so appealing about about watching an icon? There is a familiarity of course. But is it who they are or who they know? After all, it is only 2 degrees of separation. Sandra Bernhard knew Sue Mengers, (recently portrayed by Bette Midler in ‘ll East you Last) the infamous Hollywood agent, and Mengers knew everyone. So by watching Bernhard are we actually connected to Barbra Streisand?

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Bright Colors and Bold Patterns

What’s tackier, using the phrase “Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns” on your same-sex wedding invitation, or ignoring the instructions as a guest? You won’t be able to leave the theater after seeing Drew Droege’s one man show Bright Colors and Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theater, without having answered the question for yourself.

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SWEET CHARITY

Foster is so good at everything, one might miss her deft comedic gifts. Her clowning rivals that of Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett, and Allison Janney. There is a sequence where she hangs over a clothing-rack, eating a sandwich, that blows a sexy seduction scene off the stage.

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