Month: September 2018

I Was Most Alive With You

You may have a hard time remembering the name of Craig Lucas’ new play – “I Was Most Alive With You.”  But once you see it, you’ll never forget the play itself.  While the subject matter is one that has been fascinating for millennia, the production is startlingly original and creative. Lucas’ two inspirations for this play are the biblical story of Job; in the face of unimaginable and undeserving pain and suffering, how do we have faith and believe in a just and loving God? And the deaf actor Russell Harvard, who he saw in Nina Raine’s Tribes, and pledged to write a show for.

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Alexa Ray Joel at Café Carlyle

Ms. Joel is certainly her own woman. But, over the course of a whiplash inducing set of 17 standards and new songs, she also has no qualms about establishing herself as the fortunate daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley.

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The True

Our current President may have gotten elected by promising to “drain the swamp,” but when it comes to corruption, DC has nothing on Albany, NY’s long-standing reputation for misdeeds. But Sharr White’s riveting new play “The True,” set in 1977 during the penultimate mayoral campaign of Erastus Corning II’s (Michael McKean) 40+ years in office, brushes aside the corruption whispers.  Instead, the picture painted by his chief fixer and confidant, Polly Noonan (Edie Falco), is a Democratic Party with heart, that cares. And expects loyalty in the voting booth in return.

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The Age of Innocence

In 1870s New York, the people at the top of society lived by a rigid set of rules. When young lawyer Newland Archer contemplates throwing everything away to satisfy his desire for his wife’s beautiful cousin, the Countess Olenska, they both know there would be a terrible price to pay.

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