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Chances are you haven’t heard the name Alla Nazimova. The Broadway star and Hollywood legend’s story is largely forgotten, but writer/performer Romy Nordlinger is determined to bring it back to life in her multimedia, one-woman show Places. Nordlinge …Read more


We spoke to Liz Callaway about The Beat Goes On her series of concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below celebrating the music of the 1960s. Before anything else I want to ask you when’s The Nanny musical happening? (Laughs) You know what I’ll have to ask my s …Read more


We spoke to Lauren Patten about her work in The Goree All-Girl String Band playing at NYMF. Can you talk about your character in the show and what the rehearsal process has been like? I play Reable Childs who is kind of the leader of The Goree Girls, …Read more


Watch out Alexander Hamilton! There’s another Founding Father in town and he’s full of witticisms and songs. Yes, Benjamin Franklin is currently appearing in an Off-Broadway musical called Money Talks that seeks to enlighten us with quotes gleaned fr …Read more


Every summer, the Midtown theater scene grows exponentially with the return of the New York Musical Festival, commonly known as NYMF. During this exciting time of year, the theater district is flooded with up-and-coming composers and playwrights, and …Read more


Fans of jazz and the First Lady of Song should start making their way to the York Theatre, where Me & Ella provides the perfect blast of nostalgia to revive your love for Ella Fitzgerald. Written and performed by Andrea Frierson, Me & Ella ca …Read more


I never thought math would win me over, but the day has finally come with Numbers Nerds. This addition to the New York Musical Festival hit all the right numbers with its charming story of friendship, budding romance, and working together in the face …Read more


Written and performed by Sohaila Mahjour, directed and developed by Patti Amoroso, Raghs is a tour-de-force that captures the time in a girl’s life when she most defines herself by her relationships. Mahjour has a fantastic chameleon-like ability to …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 The Anthropologists’ Artistic Director Melissa Moschitto about The Anthropologists Save the World! Tell us about your play …Read more


David Grossman’s novel To the End of the Land deals with the aftermath of parents having their children sent off to war. The book was a critical success in Israel and received a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination upon being translated to E …Read more


A visit to Sidley Park is never for naught. In Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC)’s light-on-its feet production of Tom Stoppard’s 1993 masterpiece, Arcadia, the play proves as timeless as ever; there’s perhaps no greater testament to the work’s theme …Read more


In Pity in History, Howard Barker posits that history is a continual work-in-progress. A political satire with the feel of a parable, the play documents the travails of Gaukroger, an English mason in a time of Civil War. Under normal circumstances, t …Read more


Complete with youthful sensitivity, fading southern belles, and reminiscing on days past, “Hello to Rose: One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams” gives the perfect overview of Williams’ timeless style. Through this brief but immersive exploration of som …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 Andrea Dotto, …Read more


One of the great plays is being produced at the Access Theater: Cloud 9, the first of Caryl Churchill’s many magnum opuses. Yes, Caryl Churchill, without question a top ten English language playwright (don’t question me I’ll fight you), may have many …Read more


The 30th season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival, founded by Riant Theatre Artistic Director Van Dirk Fisher in 1995, will feature 31 short one-acts in competition, as well as three full-length plays. We caught up with the playwrights of this year’ …Read more


Indecent, written by Paula Vogel, directed by Rebecca Taichman, and currently playing at Broadway’s Cort Theatre, is inspired by the true story of the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s play God of Vengeance. Although originally set to close on Jun …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 Johnny Walsh (music/lyrics), Qais Essar (music), and Marina McClure (director) about their show Tear a Root from the Earth …Read more


Jennifer Jewell’s solo show Goblin Market is headed to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe later this summer. But first, Jewell performed her solo show at 59E59 Theatres in NYC. And if the Edinburgh audience is as captivated by Jewell’s performance as …Read more


The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Taran Gray and Richard Allen about their musical Freedom Riders: T …Read more


The story of The Three Musketeers has been adapted innumerable times for both the stage and screen, with varying degrees of success. Some productions veer so far from Alexandre Dumas’ original novel that it seems doubtful the production’s writers act …Read more


The desire for requited, passionate and lifelong love is the subject of countless dramas, but few explore the longing so achingly as Victoria Benedictsson’s The Enchantment. Ducdame Ensemble Theater Company brings the forgotten Scandinavian text to l …Read more


The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Michael Musial (music/lyrics) who wrote Backbeard: The Musical wit …Read more


“There are no set endings,” says Thomas, the hero of David Mauk’s and Brenda Mandabach’s musical The Time Machine (directed by Justin Baldridge at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row). Based on the novel by H. G. Wells (who coined the term “time machine …Read more


The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Barbara Carole Sickmen (music/lyrics) about Ben, Virginia, and Me  …Read more


My Dear Watson (at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater for NYMF) is not exactly a new take on the story of Sherlock Holmes. In fact, it doesn’t take a consulting detective to predict most of the musical’s events just before they occur – simply because most o …Read more


“I think if you love something, start with that!” Sage advice from young Eloise Kropp who is currently wowing audiences on Broadway, redefining the role of Jennyanydots in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenally successful musical CATS. Each night Eloise …Read more


The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with West Hyler (book) about his musical Georama, written with Matt Sch …Read more


The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts about their musical MotherFreakingHoo …Read more


The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Carrie Berk (book) about her musical Peace, Love, and Cupcakes: Th …Read more


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