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Rotating casts with guest performers have become common in Off-Broadway theater.  Sometimes, actors appear for only few weeks, other times they stay for months and often appear in front of the audience with the script in hand. In a unique variation o …Read more

Some movies are better left on the screen. However, that doesn’t stop producers from trying to make shows out of them.  Based upon her 1995 movie “Clueless”, Amy Heckerling has created a stage version called “Clueless, The Musical” now running at The …Read more

People believe anything they see, in reputable publications and even on Wikipedia. They accept every number, name and fact as truth.  This places a great deal of responsibility on the media and can be taken seriously or merely ignored. Such is the si …Read more

After successful runs at Off Broadway’s Davenport Theatre and St. Luke’s Theatre, the original cinematic musical WICKED …Read more

“Unlimited… my future is unlimited…” So sings burgeoning beltress Jessica Vosk within her first moments onstage in Wicked — the groundbreaking global phenomenon which recently clocked a landmark 15 years on the Main Stem — where she currently sta …Read more

There are few certainties in life. The sun will rise and set. Taxes will be paid. The current president will tweet inanities. And Cirque du Soleil will not fail to deliver the goods. Back under the big top across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park, the …Read more

There are several stages of dealing with someone with Alzheimer’s and the revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s play “The Waverly Gallery” will take us through all of them. There’s humor and tolerance followed by frustration leading to anger and finally endi …Read more

The midterm elections are over and a record-number of women won seats in the House of Representatives.  As of November 11, there were 99 compared to the 12 – 30 years ago when Nancy Pelosi was elected.  In great part, the progress of women is due to …Read more

Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for December —thei …Read more

Whiskey, Women and Boats!

White water boating down the Grand Canyon sounds like a sensational summer trip, not a theatrical outing. However, ACT’s production of Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, stages the wilderness West of the 1860’s. Specifically John Wesley Powell’s 1869 b …Read more

The prologue sets the tone that will quietly pervade the lengthy work “The Ferryman,” the new masterful work by Jez Butterworth, (“Jerusalem”):  When a dead body is discovered in a bog, it is identified as that of Seamus Carney, who disappeared ten y …Read more

THE BOTTOM LINE: Blue Room stretches the boundaries of how human beings interact and how they should interact. As they do this, music helps them express themselves. Blue Room was a bit difficult to watch initially. It took some time to understand the …Read more

Creditors: A Debt of Love

THE BOTTOM LINE: Creditors is a play about a married couple, an ex-lover/a false friend, who toy with one another until one falls down. You will like it if you like psychological thrillers. You will dislike it if you are uncomfortable with relationsh …Read more

Brooklyn Opera Works Presents Its First Ever Opera by a Living Composer

THE BOTTOM LINE: Presented by Brooklyn Opera Works at the Brooklyn School of Music as part of the Summer Vocal Arts series, this modern opera based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus is timeless story about love and death. Written by the 34-year-old P …Read more

Beloved makes its United States debut at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row with the Scandinavian American Theater Company. Written by Lisa Langseth and translated by Charlotte Barslund, Beloved is one woman’s story of obsession: with a man, with classi …Read more

The Waverly Gallery is the new Broadway Show starring Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen, Michael Cera and David Cromer. Playing from January 27th at the Golden Theater. See more info here: Here, our ever in …Read more

Opening night of American Son on Broadway – Our entrepid photographer, Rose Billings, met up with the celebs outside the show! Get tickets here!  

Can Austin Pendleton Redeem Tennessee Williams' 'A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer'?

Like his breakthrough 1944 play The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer (1979) is set in a humble St. Louis apartment in the 1930s. It’s another of the many late-career titles that failed to revive Williams’ faded car …Read more

Our roving photographer, Rose Billings, caught up with the celebs when KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler performed their new show “Almost Like Being In Love” this past weekend! Pictured are KT Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Mark Courey M.D., Donald Billings,  Ka …Read more

Tune-In, Turn-On, Drop-Out, Repeat

You’d think that pretty much everything that could be said about the ‘60s has been already been put in print, on film, or staged. But you would be mistaken. Acid Test, written by Lynne Kaufman, now playing through November 4th at The Marsh at 1062 Va …Read more

This Beautiful Play Explores What Binds People Together

When Francis and Billy Sloane talk about moving into the house up on the hill—once they’ve fixed it up, of course—their words carry a sense of futility. These characters will never move into the house on the hill. They’ll live pathetically in their c …Read more

Directed by Sam Mendes, ‘The Ferryman’ has opened to great reviews. Here, our ever intrepid photographer, Rose Billings, has caught up with the celebs after the show! Photos include Andrew McCarthy, Genevieve O’Reilly, Laura Donnelly, Mozhan Marno, S …Read more

Can This Small Town Save Itself Through the Power of Theater?

Sometimes the charm of Off-Broadway theater is in doing a lot with a little.  Often, the simpler it is, the more charming it is.  There is virtually no scenery in Popcorn Falls, the new two-man show at The Davenport Theatre.  When the ‘setting’ chang …Read more

Edie Falco Transforms into Political Force Polly Noonan

Polly is brash and unstoppable. More significantly, she is totally loyal and true, both to the Democratic Party and to her candidate, long-term mayor Erastus Corning II.  And as portrayed by the incomparable Edie Falco, she becomes a true force to be …Read more

Are you looking for a way to spend a Sunday evening that is guaranteed to entertain you and not break the bank? The Cabaret Showdown is your ticket. Part live karaoke, part Jeopardy, and all musical fun, the Showdown attracts singers from all-over th …Read more

Writer-Director Emily C. A. Snyder is Breaking New Ground in Theater with an Old Premise

THE BOTTOM LINE: Turn To Flesh Productions’ show ‘The Other, Other Woman’ is a form of modern Shakespeare. It’s a fun, modern take on many of the familiar medieval tropes. If you have a love of Shakespeare, then this show is definitely for you! You g …Read more

Our entrepid photographer, Rose Billings, met up with the cast (and more!) of the now extended “Collective Rage” play in Midtown Manhattan. The play is called ‘The Vagina Monologues Times 5’. See the pics and check out the link to the show below! Fea …Read more

Does 'Pretty Woman' Work as a Musical?

The clothes are the same, most of the dialogue is the same and of course, the story arc is the same — so why doesn’t Pretty Woman: The Musical have the same appeal as the 1990 movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere? For one thing: it doesn’t …Read more

The Story of the Jewish Immigrant Who Wrote ‘White Christmas’ and ‘God Bless America’

Isn’t it ironic that a Jewish immigrant from Belarus wrote “White Christmas,” one of the most beloved Christmas songs, as well as one of the most patriotic American songs, “God Bless America?” For these musical contributions and others, Irving Berlin …Read more

A Marriage at the Brink of Disaster

THE BOTTOM LINE: New Ohio Theatre presents Worse Than Tigers, a play by Mark Chrisler about a marriage at the brink of a physical final disaster that is a reality of the disaster that already had occurred. And then a tiger comes to their door and one …Read more

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