Throughout this memoir, Kaz collapses the various layers of her life – thwarted actress, budding writer, latent activist, undiscovered feminist – to step out from behind the mask of her personal history. She declares: I’m still here and I like it. And I’m not going away.
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.
The aura ran madcap through the hallways at The Pit Loft Sunday night where Solocom was in full swing for the fourth straight day. Tell me another time when the words “Make sure your cell phones are turned on” began a show.
Sometimes you see something you wish everyone could see. I’m thinking not only of playwright Donald Steele’s writing, which is always engaging, but also of how it was staged tonight, in an elegant apartment in the west village, where actors Shauna Bloom and John Lampe plied their trade in the most noteworthy fashion.
By Tulis McCall The other night I was at the theatre (surprise), and as I gave my name to the woman at the Box Office, I overheard someone say, “Are you with Front Row Center?” Yes, Yes I am. “I read it every day,” she said. “I love it.” Do you subscribe? “Nope,” she said. “I get too many emails. I’d rather just go there.” Whatever works, says I. There are a lot of...
Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, has issued the following statement regarding the premature closing – effective immediately – of Israel Horovitz’s comedy OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES
BRANDON VICTOR DIXON, LEXI LAWSON, and MICHAEL LUWOYE JOIN BROADWAY CAST OF“HAMILTON” With Javier Munoz on July 11, 2016
Javier Muñoz – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s alternate in the Tony Award-winning musical HAMILTON on Broadway and the actor who portrayed Alexander Hamilton when President Barack Obama saw HAMILTON last July – will step into the title role starting July 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.), it has been announced by HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller. Mr. Miranda’s final performance in the Broadway production is set for July 9.
“… a lesbian story of love and courage . . . there’s not your typical lesbian opera character who is a psycho killer.
I had the complete and total pleasure of seeing “Cagney” the other night. Robert Creighton is beyond brilliant in the title role. Do yourself a favor and hoof on over to the West Side Theatre and see this show.
Colman Domingo To Host Vineyard Theatre’s Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon Thursday, June 30 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award will be presented to Lee Sunday Evans Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre’s Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans...
“‘Call me H!’ is a show about blending borders between genders and celebrating the men who inspire me,” says Ms. Blumfield. Her repertoire is a mix of pop, rock and theatrical material, from Dar Williams’ “When I Was a Boy” to “Moondance” by Van Morrison and “A Piece of Sky,” the Legrand/Bergman/Bergman composition made famous by a gender-blending Yentl.
May 11 – New York – Gay Marshall brings her acclaimed concert, Gay Marshall Sings PIAF, back to the Metropolitan Room on Friday, May 20th at 7pm, featuring music from her Billboard Top World Album, Gay Marshall sings PIAF la vie l’amour. Her vivacious and wholly original take on Édith Piaf presents the iconic star as a versatile powerhouse of heartwarming and heartbreaking emotion. Full of personality and humor, Marshall...
An entire cabaret made up on the spot. Who does that? Actor-writer-musical improviser Jason Kravits – perhaps you’ve seen him on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Madam Secretary – pulls off this neat trick time after time in his hilarious and unpredictable cabaret improv, OFF the TOP, scheduled to return to The Duplex in NYC on May 13th at 7pm.
Opening on April 7th at The PIT Loft… where its 3/4 stage will make it an even more immersive experience… is a show that’s not to be missed. I had the pleasure of seeing the funny, smart and wholly engrossing Moby Alpha in the Hollywood Fringe. Since that time, it’s wowed audiences from L.A. to Edmonton to Edinburgh. And I know why.
SHOPTALK is a casual, intimate Q&A between Vertigo community members and invited guests. Each meetup features a select producer, director, writer, actor, designer, or other artistic professional. Shoptalk invites guests to share both their professional expertise and their personal stories in order to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of emerging artists. Typically held around a dining table, this presentation will be the first time these intimate conversations are opened up to a broader public
“Hughie,” a Eugene O’Neill one-act play starring Forest Whitaker in his Broadway debut, is closing unexpectedly early because of weak ticket sales.
The 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Lynn Nottage for her play Sweat, a searing drama about the ravages of America’s industrial decline. The announcement was made at the National Theatre in London on February 22, as the transatlantic theatre community gathered to honor Ms. Nottage and nine finalists for the annually awarded prize which celebrates women playwrights.
It’s odd to think of your own city as a Mecca for others, even when the city is as big as New York. That’s exactly what it turns out to be for actor/writer Francesco Foti who documents his own personal pilgrimage to the Big Apple in a diary given life as a heartfelt one-man show.