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Broadway actor, singer, guitarist, and composer: Kyle Riabko would appear to be multi-talented in the extreme. What that means, among other things, is that his new album, Richard Rodgers Reimagined, is a purely delightful musical experience from one …Read more

The conscious effort to mainstream the alt-right movement in the Trump era has, of course, troubled many Americans deeply. So it’s understandable that New Yiddish Rep would want to stage Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (at the Castill …Read more


I’m a fan of Christina Bianco, ever since I first saw her perform on our very own StageBuddy live show we used to do at the Players Theater on MacDougal Street (Hmmm, maybe we should start that up again?). This is before she ‘hit it big’ with viral v …Read more

Roberto Bolaño’s Distant Star takes place in the aftermath of the Chilean coup that saw Augusto Pinochet oust and murder President Salvador Allende, in order to impose a reign of terror that would alter the political landscape in Latin America for ge …Read more

Award-winning playwright Dan McCormick provides a riveting and thoughtful story that intertwines themes of hope, luck, choices, and unrequited love in The Violin. In this new play at 59E59 Theaters, a priceless 1710 Stradivarius violin is found in th …Read more

Maria Friedman calls me from a landline in Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston (where she is directing Merrily We Roll Along), where a saleswoman (thank you, Paige!) has kindly let her use the phone so we can talk about her upcoming shows at Feinstein’s/54 B …Read more

Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:30pm

Ariel Rivka Dance celebrated their 10th Anniversary Season at New York Live Arts this past week. The four-night run consisted of five dances choreographed by Ariel Grossman, Artistic Director of Ariel Rivka Dance, and two guest artists, Chanel DaSilv …Read more

This is Real is a scary, heart-pounding experience that starts as soon as you approach the warehouse where it begins deep in Red Hook.  When you arrive, you’re given a waiver to sign followed by a one-page description of what will happen to you once …Read more

Moshe Yassur is a longtime collaborator with the New Yiddish Rep, having directed their acclaimed productions of Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman, and he is at the helm of their latest work, a true-to-the-original production of Ionesco’s Rhi …Read more

Welcome to Sam’s Tea Shack, a bazaar to house Sam Soghor’s comedy routine/heart break — and a theatrical experience straight out of 1980s New York City. The work is a rumbling therapy session that covers religion and culture and Sam’s young son and …Read more

Composer Joe Kelly and Musical Director Jonathan Evans discuss the influences and creative process behind their hilarious sci-fi musical Aliens Coming! What were the challenges in coming up with the sound of aliens? Joe: Each song came about in a dif …Read more

Missing the New York International Fringe Festival this year? Hungry for great off-off Broadway theatre? No worries, The Arctic Group at the IRT Theatre has plenty of food for thought at NY Fridge Fest, with ten playwrights, five different programs o …Read more

The dualities that exist within women and art are explored in A Ribbon About A Bomb, written by a team of 10 playwrights, created and directed by Tess Howsam, and currently playing in an abandoned Colonels Row house on Governors Island. Exquisite Cor …Read more

Those summer days may be drifting away, but theatre fans needn’t worry, because this fall on Broadway simply couldn’t be hotter. While the rest of the world obsesses over the imminent arrival of their peacoats and pumpkin spice, Broadway junkies are …Read more

Florence Foster Jenkins, speaking of her struggle to be an accomplished artist, once observed that although some people said she couldn’t sing, they could never say she didn’t sing. It’s a moment of dignity and tragedy and accomplishment all in a mom …Read more

It’s a guarantee you will learn something new when talking with actor Mark Shanahan, currently playing Walt Disney in Frederick Stroppel’s play Small World: a fantasia at 59E59 Theaters.  A scintillating conversationalist, Mr. Shanahan’s fertile mind …Read more

Take a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, add a cast of seasoned New York actors including the great Kathleen Chalfant, let innovative theater director and Obie Award winner Les Waters mix it all up, and y …Read more

Guilty, by Icelandic playwright Hrafnhildur Hagalín, featuring as part of Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival and directed by August Strindberg Rep founder Robert Greer, is a one hour courtroom memory play written in non-rhyming verse (trans …Read more

No need to fear checking out this new musical. THML Theatre’s production of Kit Goldstein Grant’s Where Angels Fear to Tread presents E.M. Forster’s novel in an entertaining emotional extravaganza. Directed by Kayla Friend, the musical begins with th …Read more

Founded in 1976, Spiderwoman Theater is the longest-running Native theatre company, with the mission to present exceptional theatre performance and to offer theater training and education rooted in an urban Indigenous performance practice. The compan …Read more

Get ready for an in-your-face, psychedelic acid trip of a show with Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers’ Almodóvar Dystopia. The interactive, multimedia, dance-theatre performance art piece, choreographed by the colorful, queer and hirsute Ramos, is c …Read more

A chorus stands in judgement of Hester, La Negrita, the protagonist of Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood, directed by Sarah Benson and loosely based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (playing, along with its sister play, Fucking A, at the Sign …Read more

Midtown isn’t New York’s only neighborhood for great theater. In this installment of thEATer, we interviewed John-Michael Lyles, who is currently starring as Tobias in Sweeney Todd. Check out John-Michael’s favorite eats in and around the West Villag …Read more

Though director and educator Les Waters hails from across the pond, he’s made quite a splash in the American theatre scene in the past several decades, bouncing from the west coast — where he served as head of the M.F.A. directing program at UC San D …Read more

As family dramas go, On the Shore of the Wide World, now playing at the Atlantic Theater Company, tends to steer clear of the high intensity that is typical of its genre, instead opting for subtle and intricately crafted moments, delivered by a stell …Read more

Everyone knows the story of the boy wizard with the electric scar on his forehead, but few know the tale of some of his less popular classmates, who also left their mark in the world. Leave it to the ingenious folks behind Puffs to share their achiev …Read more

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