Author: Austin Yang

Me And My Girl

Going to a show resurrected for a week at Encores! is like visiting a museum with a special exhibit held for a limited time. It’s often an adequately diverting but distanced glimpse into the past, at best invoking nostalgia for the material and refurbishing its memory. Encores! has that mission: To bring about the older, more obscure of American musicals and present them to today’s audiences with “concert productions that remain true to each show’s era and style.”

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By Auston Yang New works of theatre inspired by or in direct response to an issue or conflict are no stranger to the New York stage. Just last year, Mark and Marichka Marczyk’s Counting Sheep shared with audiences the Maidan Revolution in Ukraine, and immersed them directly in the experience. Joyce Van Dyke has continued this trend of imaginative twists with Daybreak, a play about the repercussions of the Armenian Genocide. Often called the first genocide of the 20th century, this systematic murder and deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire passed its 100th anniversary in 2015. Facing continued...

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Harry Clarke

David Cale’s one-man show returns at the Westside Theatre starring Billy Crudup. The crowning achievement, if not the sole merit of this show by some accounts, is Crudup’s acting.

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