Amy Oestreicher

Amy Oestreicher


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BWW Review: Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim Like Never Before at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Errico Sings Sondheim Like Never Before at Feinstein's/54 Below
Posted: Jun. 13, 2017


BWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio TheatreBWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
Posted: Jun. 15, 2017


BWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at  777 TheaterBWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at 777 Theater
Posted: Jun. 2, 2017


Exclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street YExclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street Y
Posted: Jun. 14, 2017


BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson ChurchBWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
Posted: Jun. 6, 2017


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BWW Review: CABARET IN CAPTIVITY Pays Tribute to Victims of the Holocaust Through a Profound Night of Musical Escapism and ReflectionCABARET IN CAPTIVITY Pays Tribute to Victims of the Holocaust at Pangea
Posted: May. 2, 2017


BWW Review: Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim Like Never Before at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Errico Sings Sondheim Like Never Before at Feinstein's/54 Below
Posted: Jun. 13, 2017


BWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio TheatreBWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
Posted: Jun. 15, 2017


BWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at  777 TheaterBWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at 777 Theater
Posted: Jun. 2, 2017


Exclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street YExclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street Y
Posted: Jun. 14, 2017


BWW Review: Brian Stokes Mitchell Plays With Music in a Captivating Night of Hope and JoyBWW Review: Brian Stokes Mitchell Plays With Music in a Captivating Night of Hope and Joy
June 27, 2017

Brian Stokes Mitchell is a man of many talents. He's a stage and film veteran with the most glorious baritone voice. The gifted actor took the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below on his own for the first time this month with a concert of songs, mainly from his forthcoming album PLAYING WITH MUSIC.

BWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio TheatreBWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
June 15, 2017

'soot and spit' has already received rave reviews from the New York Times, and Kim Weild, the director behind this ambitious new work, shared her "insider" perspective of the outsider art piece.

Exclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street YExclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street Y
June 14, 2017

'Why is this night different from all other nights?' TheJewish Plays Projectis known for putting bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages. It made this Jewish playwright's dreams come true to do some 'kibbitzing' with the creative team of JPP's newest work.

BWW Review: Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim Like Never Before at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim Like Never Before at Feinstein's/54 Below
June 13, 2017

In Melissa Errico's latest show, MELISSA ERRICO SINGS SONDHEIM, at the famed Feinstein's/54 Below, she may have performed some of the composer's must oversung showstoppers, but it felt as though the audience was hearing them for the first time.

BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson ChurchBWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
June 6, 2017

Completing the Circle: 360Rep Co, Raises Awareness for Gays Against Guns with The Pulse Project Premiere By Amy Oestreicher

BWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at  777 TheaterBWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at 777 Theater
June 2, 2017

The Neo-Futurists talk Art, Suspense, Mystery, and their exciting new true-crime documentary, A Simple Art.

BWW Review: 'Daring to Be Happy' THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrude Stein is a Thrilling Exploration of IdentityBWW Review: 'Daring to Be Happy' THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrude Stein is a Thrilling Exploration of Identity
May 20, 2017

'There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.' -Gertrude Stein

BWW Review: CABARET IN CAPTIVITY Pays Tribute to Victims of the Holocaust Through a Profound Night of Musical Escapism and ReflectionBWW Review: CABARET IN CAPTIVITY Pays Tribute to Victims of the Holocaust Through a Profound Night of Musical Escapism and Reflection
May 2, 2017

Alice Sommer Herz, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor and a prolific concert pianist, once said, 'Music saved my life, and Music saves me still.' On Yom Hashoah, a day devoted to honoring the lives lost in the Holocaust, a group of artists visited Pangea to pay tribute to souls saved through music, the strong men and women of the concentration camps, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Artemis Theatrical Aims to Give a Voice to Women-Identifying Storytellers Through Collaboration and CabaretArtemis Theatrical Aims to Give a Voice to Women-Identifying Storytellers Through Collaboration and Cabaret
January 31, 2017

Last year, Manda Leigh Blunt graduated from New York University with a dream many musical theatre writers share: to get their work seen and heard. All it took were inspiring words from another female artist to launch something truly ground breaking, just a few months later. "My friends and I attended a session with Judith Light, which was incredible," Blunt recounted. "A lot of what I was hearing, especially from the other women who attended, echoed what I had felt and had been hearing in the conversations all around me at NYU. Once you graduate, there seemed to be so few opportunities as a musical theatre writer still in the development process. You can have these big 29-hour readings or productions---if you get that---but there are fewer in-between moments where you can get yourself heard in a supportive environment, where a women-identified writer can say, 'This is where we are in this draft, and we're using this opportunity to move forward.'" So Blunt decided to do something about it. By that August, she founded Artemis Theatricals, a non-profit company with the mission to empower women storytellers in musical theatre through curated cabarets and additional styles of performance.

BWW Review: Theresa Kloos' REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at The Metropolitan Room Succeeds with Quirky Comedy and CharmBWW Review: Theresa Kloos' REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at The Metropolitan Room Succeeds with Quirky Comedy and Charm
September 14, 2016

In her tour de force, one-woman show REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at the Metropolitan Room on September 2, comedian Theresa Kloos used her endearingly quirky sense of humor to bring the audience closer than we ever could have hoped for, in a night of comic showtunes, sassy pop songs, and spunky rock beats. UNSUCCESSFUL debuted in June as a follow-up to her first show, REASONS TO BE UNPRETTY, which was her first 'exploration of the trials and tribulations of a funny, albeit awkward girl growing up in Cleveland.' This time around, Kloos is back with lessons learned and a powerful message to share--- infused with her humor, of course.

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye Give a Master Class in 'Summertime Swing' at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye Give a Master Class in 'Summertime Swing' at Feinstein's/54 Below
September 6, 2016

Summertime brings to mind nighttime fireflies, lemonade that makes your lips pucker, rocking chairs creaking on the front porch, and, like the famous Porgy and Bess tune of the same name, melodies that trickle into the night. Summertime Swing is the latest masterpiece and collaboration at its finest by the legendary Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye, evoking a sultry, steamy love letter to the fleeting season and a prime example of craft, art, and passion. The moment I walked into the dining room at Feinstein's/54 Below, where Summertime Swing played through September 1 a fashionably dressed gentleman greeted me with, 'It's a fantastic show.' The packed house was already alive with thrilling enthusiasm as they eagerly waited for the show to start. When you attend a show headlined by a golden age cabaret great and a prolific 'music revivalist' who happens to have the venue named for him, you come expecting to be no less than entertained. Summertime Swing elevated the art of summer entertainment tenfold--- a tribute to anything we could hope for in the last days of summer.