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Playwright Teresa Deevy is quite the enigmatic rediscovery. A native of Waterford, Ireland, Deevy achieved a rapid run of success, writing six plays for The Abbey Theatre (Ireland’s National Theatre) between 1930 and 1936. Aside from this being a rar …Read more


Five stars for False Stars! Fast-paced, heartfelt and precise, the writing, acting and direction of this piece by Nora Sørena Casey, presented at the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, come together to form a riveting production. Set in a universi …Read more


If you run quickly through a list of Shakespeare’s tragedies you may notice something: Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear – the title characters are all men. Of course, there’s also Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra – but no woman stands alone …Read more


The dining scene of New York’s Theater District is quickly becoming one of the best of the city, and few people know it better than the actors who call the neighborhood their second home. In this installment of thEATer, we chatted with Juliet Brett, …Read more


  The Corkscrew Theater Festival’s supernatural play All of My Blood, written by the talented Robert Zander Norman, is a fast-paced black comedy with fine dialogue and quirky upbeat comic vignettes. Taylor, a loquacious and lovely young woman, i …Read more


In a FringeNYC-less summer, other theater festivals promoting the work of up-and-coming artists are taking the lead, including the Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, and the Corkscrew T …Read more


In a FringeNYC-less summer, other theater festivals promoting the work of up-and-coming artists are taking the lead, including the Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, and the Corkscrew T …Read more


The quality of our relationships as adults are closely linked to those we experienced in childhood, as every psychologist can attest. Our caretakers’ power to shape – or destroy – our world and self-view is what Arnold L. Cohen explores with his new …Read more


With a swoon-worthy voice, and the comedic chops to go with it, Bryce Pinkham has become the ultimate Broadway leading man. In A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder he played lovable social climber Monty Navarro, who realizes murder might help him a …Read more


In a FringeNYC-less summer, other theater festivals promoting the work of up-and-coming artists are taking the lead, including the Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, and the UNFringed F …Read more


The dining scene of New York’s Theater District is quickly becoming one of the best of the city, and few people know it better than the actors who call the neighborhood their second home. In this installment of thEATer, we chatted with Constantine Ge …Read more


As I digest the play The Anthropologists Save the World! by the theater collaborative The Anthropologists and directed by company founder Melissa Moschitto, the challenge of art making is crystallized. A piece of theater needs more than just the beli …Read more


Fernando Arrabal’s love for artists is only matched by the scale of his imagination — and his is one of the most colorful minds to ever write words for the theater. But it’s an Old Testament love — unconditional, but remarkably violent — and his t …Read more


“The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements,” Lady Macbeth exclaims, gesturing triumphantly at the sky. A particularly loud helicopter has just flown by overhead, causing Lady Macbeth (Jenny Strassburg) …Read more


Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s Adam and Brian is stunning, a prescient choice for theatregoers looking for complex, intelligent drama.  At the play’s opening we find that Adam and Brian, a young gay couple, have endured a vicious and unprovoked ga …Read more


We spoke to Carole Demas, the original Sandy on Grease, about The Broadhurst at 100! an epic celebration of a century of shows taking place August 16th at Feinstein’s/54 Below. What are the challenges of putting together a cabaret song when you’ve do …Read more


In a FringeNYC-less summer, other theater festivals promoting the work of up-and-coming artists are taking the lead, including the Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, and the UNFringed F …Read more


Homosexuals, women with children, and short insomniacs everywhere…. rejoice!! The long-awaited release of Falsettos, a taped broadcast of the 2016 revival, which played Broadway last September-January and was previously screened in cinemas across the …Read more


In a FringeNYC-less summer, other theater festivals promoting the work of up-and-coming artists are taking the lead, including the Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, and the UNFringed F …Read more


A man, asleep and blindfolded, is standing atop the shoulders of another man. He slowly begins to slump and the awake man cannot hold him any longer. The sleeping man careens toward the ground and miraculously stays asleep. Atlas Circus Company, a co …Read more


The Obie-winning Ice Factory festival presents seven new works from June 28 to August 12 at the New Ohio Theatre. We spoke with Nina Segal about her play Danger Signals. Tell us about your play! Danger Signals is a collaboration with Built for Collap …Read more


What’s not to love with a musical about cupcakes? Tempering the sourness of mean girl cliques with the sweetness of its titular baking, Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical of the New York Musical Festival brings a unique twist to the classic story …Read more


This isn’t your mother’s musical. MotherFreakingHood! a manic matriarchal romp presented by the New York Musical Festival, sets the stresses of modern mothering to pop and doo-wop while adding humor that keeps audiences howling. Full of femme power a …Read more


Between Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why and Broadway smash Dear Evan Hansen, discussion surrounding the tragedy of teen suicide has become mainstream this year. Joining discussion is the New York Musical Festival’s Generation Me, an emotionally tense and …Read more


In a FringeNYC-less summer, other theater festivals promoting the work of up-and-coming artists are taking the lead, including the Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, and the UNFringed F …Read more


Tony Award winner Alice Ripley stars in Small Town Confessions a new play by Phil Geoffrey Bond, part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (July 30 – August 20). In the play, comprised of various monologues delivered by an assortment of eclectic ch …Read more


The Summer Shorts 2017 festival of new American short plays brings to 59E59 Theaters the work of some of the best American writers around today.  Award-winning writers of film, TV, and stage provide a bevy of goodies to delight, inspire, and downrigh …Read more


The first thing I thought about when I heard that Barbara Cook had died was her appearance at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors. To be fair, I think about (and listen to) that Barbara Cook tribute fairly often. It might seem ridiculous that my mind turn …Read more


The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) proudly announces THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL 2017 – THE SERI …Read more


Broadway’s famed comedienne Nancy Opel has a long history of playing brassy broads, and her latest, Bobby Goldman, is as brash and bawdy as they come. As the titular character in the newly opened Curvy Widow, now playing at the Westside Theatre, Gold …Read more


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