In Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined, Kyle Riabko takes the catalogue of one of the world’s most beloved composers, and turns it into something that’s both new and classic. His stripped down takes on numbers like “The Look of Love”, “Alfie” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” highlight Bacharach’s unique sense of melody, and in expertly crafted mashups Riabko draws unexpected connections between …Read more


On June 30th, 2016, Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of She Loves Me will become the very first Broadway musical to be streamed live on BroadwayHD. To celebrate the special occasion we spoke to BroadwayHD co-founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, about the groundbreaking livestream. Congratulations on streaming the first Broadway show ever, why She Loves Me? Bonnie Comley + Stewart F. …Read more

Cady Huffman in Sheer Madness. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg.

Tony Award-winning actress Cady Huffman is excited to lend her immense talent, infectious sense of humor, and unwavering passion for her craft to the longest running play in American theatre history – Shear Madness! The ultimate in mystery and intrigue, the play invites audiences to use their imagination and detective skills and play along in this interactive game to solve the classic crime of who …Read more


Languorous warm bodies, sweat dripping down necks, the glistening cold water of pools…the elements that make the summer sensuous and appealing, can easily flip and turn into something horrifying, and they do in Leslie Stevens’ Private Property. The rarely seen film (which received a glorious 4K restoration for its 2016 theatrical release) came out in 1960, the year of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, …Read more


Early on in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, a makeup artist (Jena Malone) jokes to the ingénue, Jesse (Elle Fanning), that makeup shades are either named after food or sex, and that every girl must choose to be one or the other. She makes this claim after noting her lipstick shade is called “red rum,” which every good moviegoer should immediately know spells “murder” backwards. Thus Refn la …Read more


Zach Clark’s Little Sister is at once wise, fun, and down to earth. It understands that in the process of finding peace in the world, people draw from strands as diverse as Catholicism, politics (the film is set on the cusp of Obama’s first election), and goth culture, which is hat-tipped at the very onset with a title card quoting Marilyn Manson: “Fail to see the tragic? Turn it into magic!” The …Read more

Photo: Lloyd Mulvey

Recent Cutbacks have certainly not cut back on the fun and hilarity in their latest endeavor, Fly, You Fools!, a scene-by-scene reenactment of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Performed by Kyle Schaefer, Nick Abeel, Matt Zambrano and foley artist Blair Busbee, Fly, You Fools! has t …Read more

Photo credit: Carol Rosegg

The Healing, presented by Theater Breaking Through Barriers, is a play about the aftermath of a life devoted to faith. Zoe, a woman who spent her life in the Christian Science Church mentoring children with disabilities, has suddenly died alone in her suburban Idaho home. Four of her “kids”, all of …Read more

THE PAPER HAT GAME, created and directed by Torry Bend, with video design by

Raquel Salvatella de Prada, at 3LD Art and Technology Center, produced by The Tank’s

Flint & Tinder and 3­Legged Dog. Photo by Craig Bares

The multi-media puppet show The Paper Hat Game, now playing at the 3LD Art and Technology Center, is an unexpected delight. Created and directed by Torry Bend, this beguiling theatrical experience portrays the semi-true story of Scotty Iseri, a subway rider who one day decided to make paper hats fro …Read more


Shakespeare’s Othello gets the Jewish treatment in an adaptation by actor-director David Serero, featuring both traditional Judeo-Arabic music and some of Verdi’s operatic score. The production — presented by the American Sephardi Federation, an organization that preserves and celebrates the varied …Read more