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Significant Other might have been the most refreshing show of the Broadway season, if the season was 1989. If it had opened one year after Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, to which it clearly owes so much, Joshua Harmon’s play might have pro …Read more


The second annual Tilt Kids Festival came to a close on Easter Sunday with a performance of Cuisine & Confessions, an energetic spectacle by Montreal-based collective The 7 Fingers (best known in the States for their work in the revival of Pippin …Read more


  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


Larry Kirwan’s play Rebel in the Soul tells the story of Dr. Noël Browne, a young doctor elected to the Irish Parliament in 1948. Born into poverty, Browne had a rough childhood: his father died of tuberculosis when he was very young, forcing Browne’ …Read more


Harold Pinter’s 1978 play Betrayal, currently playing at Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre, was inspired by his seven-year affair with the English journalist and “thinking man’s crumpet” Joan Bakewell. It is a potent cocktail of extra-marital affairs and …Read more


In our modern society, what does marriage add to a relationship? Nothing, argues the titular character of Primary Stages’ new play Daniel’s Husband, that can’t be got by filling out the right paperwork. Nothing, the play argues back, except for perha …Read more


If you go to see the world premiere of Richard Maxwell’s Samara by Soho Rep. (in the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres), you may do a double take when the usher hands you a cushion on your way in. “You’ll understand when you get insid …Read more


Based on William Thackeray’s novel of the same name, Kate Hamill’s new play Vanity Fair explores the challenges of moving up in the world. Becky Sharp struggles to do so from a disadvantaged start – though she finishes her education alongside wealthy …Read more


The Transport Group’s artistic director Jack Cummings III is revitalizing William Inge classics Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba by having them performed in rep with an ensemble featuring beloved pros like Emily Skinner, Heather MacRae and John Car …Read more


The Downtown Urban Arts Festival brings six weeks of multi-disciplinary cultural offerings to lower Manhattan, including theater, film, music and poetry. We caught up with two theater artists whose work will be shown at Joe’s Pub at The Public in Apr …Read more


  Meeting the in-laws tends to come with a fair amount of friction, and that’s never more true when religious and political opinions don’t align. That’s the focus of Zayd Dohrn’s play The Profane, currently at Playwrights Horizons, in which an e …Read more


I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Sébastien Soldevila, Co-Founder and Artistic Co-Director of the exciting Montreal-based circus Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers of the Hand). The company that choreographed Broadway show Pippin, imme …Read more


Onomatopoeia Theatre Company’s Of Mice and Men is a great production whether you know Steinbeck’s work by heart or are learning about it for the very first time. It is true to the text and conveys the complexity of men’s friendships in a way rarely s …Read more


In Fragmented Frida, actress/writer Andrea Dantas takes on one of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century to tell a story about how someone who was dealt all the wrong cards, managed to win the game of life. The play runs from April 11-16 at …Read more


The key to unlocking Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane lies in the seemingly innocuous double casting of Francis Benhamou, the vibrant actor who plays Aisa and Dania, the former is the eldest daughter of Raif (Ali Reza Farahnakian) a first-generation Middle E …Read more


The threats plaguing the working class in 2017 are, unfortunately, as American as apple pie. For a nation founded on policies of liberty and justice, greed and exploitation run so rampant that the achievement of the former feels impossible. American …Read more


On his website, pastiche playwright Charles Mee says describes his characters as “people through whom the culture speaks, often without the speakers knowing it.” The New Stage Theatre Company celebrates their new 106th Street home, the New Stage Perf …Read more


Four sets of people live out their lives in the same country house but in different time periods. Talking Band’s The Room Sings, written and directed by Paul Zimet with music composed by Ellen Maddow, is a patchwork of familiar stories about family, …Read more


Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s (TRE) meta-theatrical play How to Hamlet, or Hamleting Hamlet is a mind trip to the inner workings of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Four actors are unexpectedly tasked with cobbling together a production of one of the most f …Read more


Entering the space at HERE where Sara Farrington and Reid Farrington are putting the finishing touches on their CasablancaBox feels a little bit like going back in time. There are people dressed in 1940s costumes, references to air raids and the war, …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 spoke to Gelsey Bell, who’s …Read more


More than ten years since our favorite modern age demigod won us over, Percy Jackson is back in a deliciously dorky new musical. Playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is sure to win over the books’ young …Read more


Every time Henri speaks in The View UpStairs, the world stops to listen. Not only because she is the woman running the bar where the show takes place, but also because she is played by the incredible Frenchie Davis whose voice has always demanded we …Read more


William Inge’s Come Back, Little Sheba (1950) seems to owe much to the plays of his friend and mentor (and probable sex partner) Tennessee Williams—and in particular to 1944’s The Glass Menagerie. For instance, when Inge’s protagonist, Lola Delaney, …Read more


Sweeney Todd, arguably one of the most loved shows in the musical theater canon, has returned to New York this season in a completely revamped, immersive production, helmed by UK based Tooting Arts Club and directed by Bill Buckhurst. We got the chan …Read more


There’s no question immigration is a hot-button issue in America today. With protesters crowding the streets of America as our President sends out executive orders left and right, it’s a topic on everyone’s mind, which makes Urban Stages’ Angry Young …Read more


Scott and Ralph live together but might as well be continents apart. Even when they’re sitting next to each other, they are glued to their devices: Scott to his phone on which he types furiously at all times, and Ralph to his laptop where he’s updati …Read more


The second edition of Project Broadway takes place from March 27 to April 2 at Symphony Space. This year the theme is the art of collaboration and will include performances by the likes of Adam Kantor, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker, Kyle Scatliffe, …Read more


BroadwayHD founders Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley on why they chose to stream Richard Nelson’s iconic The Gabriels trilogy. What made you want to stream The Gabriels trilogy? Bonnie Comley + Stewart F. Lane: The Gabriels is a fantastic production …Read more


It’s only three days to Election Day and Senator Charles Whitmore’s (Rob Nagle) who is seeking re-election decides it’s time to let his constituents know who he really is when he goes off-script during a speech and talks about his issues with God. Ja …Read more


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