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Author: PJ Grisar


 PJ has 30 articles

  It’s not déjà vu. After a hit run in London, Groundhog Day, based on the 1993 film of the same name, has made its way to Broadway. Its treatment of the source material is duly deferential and just different enough. For those who’ve missed the …Read more

The biggest slog in any Theater History course has got to be Everyman, a fifteenth-century morality play of obscure authorship whose importance rests entirely on its surviving in parchment form up to the modern age while its contemporaries faded to d …Read more

“Maybe given my brains and disposition, I’ll immigrate and be a politician.” So says Dorante, the titular fabulist at the center of David Ives’ adaptation of Corneille’s The Liar now playing at Classic Stage Company. I saw it on a drizzly Inauguratio …Read more

The compilers of Shakespeare’s First Folio wrote in their introduction that the Bard hardly ever blotted a line. The claim received a famous rejoinder from Ben Johnson: “Would that he had blotted a thousand.” Nu-Ance Theatre’s production of Hamlet, r …Read more

Patrick Burns is a raconteur to be reckoned with. His autobiographical cabaret, From Foster Care to Fabulous, playing at the New York International Fringe Festival’s lounge-y Venue #5 (a basement bar and concert space called Drom), details his travai …Read more

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