Stacy Sullivan – A Night At The Troubadour
May26

Stacy Sullivan – A Night At The Troubadour

These songs, as delivered to perfection by Sullivan, are jewels. She closes her evening with Your Face, Your Smiles, which Sullivan heard first at David Ackles memorial service and was was the first song she recorded. It is s song that bypasses the head and dives directly into your heart. You are defenseless. Which is kind of the idea.

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – London Calling
May25

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – London Calling

Wow, wow, double wow, in fact, wow times 6.

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62nd Annual Obie Awards Winners
May23

62nd Annual Obie Awards Winners

See the full list here.

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Sojourners & Her Portmanteau
May23

Sojourners & Her Portmanteau

The most compelling element of this double header is the concept. Mfoniso Udofia is telling the story of a slice of the Nigerian Diaspora as it unfolded, beginning with the late 1970’s. This is a rich territory to mine because it is pretty much untouched.

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The Whirligig
May22

The Whirligig

Hamish Linklater knows from relationships. In The New Group’s The Whirligig now at Pershing Square Signature Center, he lays them out like a card shark fanning a deck. You can take your pick. Father/Daughter. Mother/Daughter. Father/Mother. Daughter/Friend. Friend/Husband. Husband/Bar Customer. That is enough to get you started.

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Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton “Beautiful Mistake”
May19

Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton “Beautiful Mistake”

Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton are together again at Pangea with a new show Beautiful Mistake.  And are we not the better for it? I don’t know if audiences come to these two for the music (which is out of this world) or just to see these two bask in each other’s company. Who cares?

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Derren Brown: Secret
May18

Derren Brown: Secret

If you like your brains scrambled, or over easy, or poached or any way other than the way you usually carry them around, Derren Brown is the fella for you. This one is a Jeeze Louise of the Highest Order.

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Venus
May18

Venus

For those of you looking for a fluffy night out at the theatre, where all you have to do is sit back and bask in the good work bestowed upon you by others – you are directed to swan right past the entrance to Venus at Signature Theatre and go directly to the bar. Suzan-Lori Parks does not write for the passive observer. Venus, her most recent production (written 20 years ago) makes you sit up and pay attention – even if you don’t want to.

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Chita Rivera at Cafe Carlyle
May10

Chita Rivera at Cafe Carlyle

Chita Rivera doesn’t just take the stage at Cafe Carlyle. She hoists it over her shoulder and walks off with it. Rivera is a performer so in love with being on a stage that you wonder what pitiful amount of energy she might have left to devote to other matters.

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He’s BAAAAAACK!!! Mark Rylance will star in Farinelli and the King on B’way
May09

He’s BAAAAAACK!!! Mark Rylance will star in Farinelli and the King on B’way

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare’s Globe and Paula Marie Black have announced that three-time Tony Award winner and Oscar winner Mark Rylance will return to Broadway in a transfer of the West End hit Farinelli and the King. The Shakespeare’s Globe production will begin previews at the Belasco Theatre on December 5, 2017, before an official opening on December 17 and a strictly limited engagement through to March 25, 2018.

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A Dolls House Part 2
May02

A Dolls House Part 2

Sam Gold’s direction pulls these extraordinary cast together into an ensemble that summons the Spirits of the Small Moments to the table to create a banquet. This is a feast all around. A Doll’s House Part 2 is a reminder of why theatre – or art itself – is, at its best, a life altering experience. It reminds us that Walt Whitman wasn’t kidding when he wrote:

“you are here—that life exists and identity,
… the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

This is the sort of play that makes us remember we are alive.

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Bandstand
May02

Bandstand

This is a musical that treads the razor’s edge – is it a romance or is it a veterans’ salute? It is both, and makes no apologies. At times it also makes no sense, but the underpinning, which is the cost of war, carries the day.

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2017 DRAMA DESK AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
Apr27

2017 DRAMA DESK AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

2017 DRAMA DESK AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED  Awards will be presented Sunday, June 4th at The Town Hall  www.DramaDeskAwards.com (Thursday, April 27, 2017) – Nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz(Hamilton, In the Heights). The nominations announcement was streamed live on www.TheaterMania.com. The full...

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Public Theatre Upcoming Shows and Shakespeare In The Park 2107
Apr25

Public Theatre Upcoming Shows and Shakespeare In The Park 2107

Lions and Tigers and – oh, I mean SHAKESPEARE. Oh my. If this is summer a comin’, it must be Shakespeare.

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Antipodes
Apr24

Antipodes

Annie Baker picks apart silence like a molecular scientist. One atom at a time. She is fearless in her ability to let a thought hang in the air like a cloud. Even a cloud, however, needs to move on or transform eventually. In Antipodes there is no such movement.

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