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After the phenomenal success of The Lightning Thief cast recording, Rob Rokicki has blessed us yet again with a delightfully clever, fun, catchy album. Only this time, it’s not about demigods: it’s about monsters. Monstersongs is a “graphic novel roc …Read more


On October 27th, Matt Doyle will join guest star Ali Ewoldt to open the new season of The New York Pops. In 2017, Doyle has already delivered outstanding work as a swoon-worthy Anthony in Sweeney Todd and as the vicious Georgie, one of the “droogs” i …Read more


The chasm between our varied lives and theater’s capacity to reflect it is nothing to get down on; in fact, it’s a beautiful opportunity, and in many ways, is what this art form does do best. Red Light Winter, an excellent play by Adam Rapp, getting …Read more


For their first foray into Shakespeare, Elevator Repair Service, New York’s stalwarts of experimental theatre, tackle Measure for Measure at the Public Theatre. ERS delivers a screwball, slapstick rendering of the Bard’s problem play that is in turns …Read more


It isn’t until the final scene of Debra Whitfield’s new play FIRE that the drama’s various threads intertwine and the playwright’s ultimate purpose becomes clear. However, that doesn’t mean the rest of the play leading up to that point is inferior. I …Read more


“I think it is beautiful, what he did. I think he is brave.” That was Maria Alyokhina’s response during the interview section of the new performance piece by Belarus Free Theatre’s Burning Doors. It was a question posed to her by an audience member r …Read more


Set in Donegal, Ireland in 1878, Brian Friel’s The Home Place (at Irish Repertory Theatre) dramatizes the racial tension between the native Irish and the ruling English. It also depicts the tension between Christopher Gore and his son David, who are …Read more


As Carol, Todd Haynes’ period drama from 2015, proved heartbreakingly tender and adult, so Wonderstruck is a film so thoroughly lobbed at the juvenile. To call it a children’s picture though would be unfair and to overlook its immediate and cinematic …Read more


Sometimes, a play really surprises me. Tomorrow in the Battle, a high stakes drama on love and morality by Kieron Barry, directed by Tana Sirois, is an effective and fun piece of theater storytelling. Despite the fact that the play had little product …Read more


Dickie Beau’s work is as personally spiritual as it is rigorous and inventive, as intimate as it is interesting, and his limited run at Abrons — part of the Crossing the Line Festival — was a must-see for those enveloped in the performance matrix as …Read more


Whiskey Pants: The Mayor Williamsburg, a new musical directed and composed by Christian De Gre, is a remarkably silly new work, now up at the HERE Arts Center. And while some of the silliness leaves something to be desired, a lot of it is at the beat …Read more


Emmy Award-winning Letterman writer Ted Greenberg takes us back to December 18, 1987 in his taxi cab — a pivotal moment in the young Harvard student’s life. It’s the nine-year anniversary of his overdue paper on Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene. I …Read more


Roy Assaf Dance made its New York debut this week with two works, Six Years Later and The Hill, both choreographed and performed by Assaf and his dancers. The Israeli company premiered on October 12 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, after performing at …Read more


For those who were weaned on Jackie Gleason’s sitcom The Honeymooners, there’s cause to rejoice. There’s a new musical based upon the 1950s classic characters, directed by award-winning John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town) premiering at The Paper Mill …Read more


Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal on Tuesday, October 17, 2 …Read more


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will hold its 29th annual Festival of New Musicals on October 19 and 20 at New World Stages. Sam’s Room, by Trey Coates-Mitchell (book), Dale Sampson (book/music/lyrics), Caitlin Marie Bell (music/lyrics), an …Read more


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will hold its 29th annual Festival of New Musicals on October 19 and 20 at New World Stages. Prom Queen, by Kent Staines (book), Akiva Romer-Segal (lyrics), and Colleen Dauncey (music), is one of eight new mu …Read more


We probably don’t need another reminder right now that a compact brain, the miracle of fire, and a few lines of iambic pentameter are pretty much all that separate us from our prehistoric ancestors. But here comes one anyway: Boundless Theatre Compan …Read more


To emerge from a movie and compliment its cinematography is either an admission that in lieu of any meaningful insight, the speaker is vain enough to attempt a weak assertion of technical knowledge, or, it can serve as a dig in the Aretha Franklin sc …Read more


Why is it so hard to create a successful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? That was the question I pondered as I watched Eric B. Sirota’s new Frankenstein musical, directed by Clint Hromsco at St. Luke’s Theatre. And as far as Frankenstein a …Read more


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will hold its 29th annual Festival of New Musicals on October 19 and 20 at New World Stages. The Passage, by David Darrow, is one of eight new musicals this year. Tell us about your show! Albert, a sixth grad …Read more


Despite being one of the first plays ever written in America, Robert Hunter’s Androboros: Villain of the State has never been performed on a stage. That is, not until just last year, when director Ralph Lewis brought an adapted version of Hunter’s 17 …Read more


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will hold its 29th annual Festival of New Musicals on October 19 and 20 at New World Stages. Persephone, by Marcus Stevens (book/lyrics) and Oran Eldor (music), is one of eight new musicals this year. Tell us …Read more


Perhaps one mark of a great play is that it transforms not only the audience, but its actors as well. Only a few months after its world premiere at Yale Rep, Mary Jane, a collaboration between playwright Amy Herzog and director Anne Kauffman, settles …Read more


“I have played some of the strongest and brassiest women on Broadway, but that is never, ever how I perceived myself.” Such is the bold and honest statement made by two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, midway through the first act of her retrospective  …Read more


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will hold its 29th annual Festival of New Musicals on October 19 and 20 at New World Stages. Klook’s Last Stand, by Ché Walker (book/lyrics), Omar Lyefook (music), and Anoushka Lucas (music/lyrics), is one of …Read more


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU October Panel – Women Producers: What They Un …Read more


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will hold its 29th annual Festival of New Musicals on October 19 and 20 at New World Stages. GIRL Shakes Loose, by Imani Uzuri (music/lyrics), Zakiyyah Alexander (book/lyrics), and Sonia Sanchez (poetry), is …Read more


Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents a Musical Haunted House on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3-6pm.  Tickets are just $ …Read more


Brooklyn Music School (BMS), located at 126 Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY, announces a new Advisory Board, created to play …Read more


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