I knew nothing about the play when I sat down in my seat, however I was glued by moment one. For the first time this season, I was grabbing my date’s leg in anxiety for the characters. The entire audience was strapped in, and taken on a roller-coaster that, regardless of the ending, the journey was the beauty of it. Run to see this play that is enormously brave and masterfully produced.
Brave, courageous, and full of heart. There’s no play like The Woodsman. There’s no play like The Woodsman. There’s no play like “The Woodsman”. See this once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience.
This production’s fearlessness to be exactly what it is and not to try to be anything that it is not is what led it to its pure, simple two-and-a-half hours of nostalgic theatre. It’s got laughs, dances, drag-queens, facial contortion, sex jokes, and the heart of a child.
As I sat there last night watching these great names talk of his influence on their work, I knew that great thinkers of the theatre were all indebted to 100 years of Bentley’s work.
This show is delightfully entertaining, but it ironically lacks sustenance or the meat and potatoes of the theatre. It the kind of theatre that lacks a thesis, and if you’ll pardon the pun, with such a heavy topic as the socially-relevant childhood obesity in America, how can you fail to take a stance on it.
Despite the distractions of the chorus of circus-folk, flipping and dancing, the show is two acts of pure, theatrical, jaw-dropping, hair-raising, old-fashion, entertainment.
The Public Theater is famous for its consistent deliverance of sterling materials to the theatre cannon. BARBECUE, The new play by Robert O’Hara (BootyCandy), which just opened at The Newman Theatre at The Public is sure to be a member of this list, for it is the new touchstone of the American Theater.
Hie thee to the Brooks Atkinson theatre to witness Tyne Daly surrounded by a slew of delightful performances in what is Broadway’s best cast comedy. It Shoulda Been You is the wedding from hell, but still heavenly theatre.
The sum of its parts is stunning; The whole is even better. Go see the new musical play “iOW@” at Playwrights Horizons as it is to surely prompt thinking that no piece of theatre has ever done before. As nonsensical as it may seem, it has audiences talking about it for days after the curtain fell.
This 90-minute comedic musical captures the life of Bill and Hillary amidst the president’s two terms in office, complete with WhiteWater, HealthCare Reform, and Monica. No situation is off limits, and no joke is too cheap. It balances the line of stupidity and pure hilarity (Hillarity.) But is worth the trip to New World Stages.
Josephine and I at the public is the greatest take on a one-person biography since “I Am My Own Wife”. It is a sure-fire hit of the 2015 season and captivates every audience member with one of the most realized performances in years. Run. See it. You won’t regret it.
One Day: The Musical shines through a new age of modern musical theatre and showcases the greatest piece of cohesive art that NYC has seen in a long time.
Snow Orchid, a play about every familial problem possible, takes you on a unwelcomed emotional roller coaster.
Swamp Juice at the Barrow Street Theatre in the West Village is an optic wonder for the theatre-goer. Using shadow puppets made out of scraps, shards, junk, and waste, sole cast member doing the casting, Jeff Achtem illustrates the story of and old man harvesting creatures out of swamp, but these creatures all have a minds of their own.
This sterling production of Our Lady of Kibeho “makes you wonder!” You don’t want to miss this, as it is one of the finest pieces of theatre New York has seen in years!