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BWW Review: Urban Stages Imports ANGRY YOUNG MAN From London BWW Review: Urban Stages Imports ANGRY YOUNG MAN From London
by Melanie Votaw - March 24, 2017

ANGRY YOUNG MAN, a British play by Ben Woolf, is both entertaining and puzzling. Yuri, a surgeon from a country that isn't disclosed, arrives in London a day ahead of an interview. Since he doesn't realize how far central London is from Stansted Airport, the taxi ride takes almost all of his money, ... (more...)
BWW Review: Be Prepared for the Ride of Your Life with Solnik's THE FARE BWW Review: Be Prepared for the Ride of Your Life with Solnik's THE FARE
by Kristen Morale - March 20, 2017

When a man gets into a taxi, inebriated and tired, and is convinced that the driver kidnapped him because he refused to pay an exorbitant fare, is his truth greater than the driver's testimony of racial slurs and attempted murder? When there is no other witness accept one's memory, these two men mus... (more...)
BWW Review: OMEGA KIDS at Access Theater is Appealing and Poignant BWW Review: OMEGA KIDS at Access Theater is Appealing and Poignant
by Marina Kennedy - March 07, 2017

Omega Kids is now being performed at Access Theater through Sunday, March 25th. Written by Obie Award-winner Noah Mease and directed by Jay Stull, it is an insightful view into the feelings of two young men.... (more...)
BWW Review: TURNING PAGE at Dixon Place is a Tour de Force BWW Review: TURNING PAGE at Dixon Place is a Tour de Force
by Melanie Votaw - February 28, 2017

In the one-woman show TURNING PAGE, Angelica Page takes on perhaps the role of her career - that of her real-life mother, Geraldine Page, who was theater, Hollywood and Actors Studio royalty. A daunting role, to be sure. Angelica says at the top of the piece that her mother asked her to see that her... (more...)
BWW Review: Biting through the Dam with THE PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES BWW Review: Biting through the Dam with THE PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES
by Kristen Morale - February 25, 2017

Written by Jean Ann Douglass and directed by Jess Chayes, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies comes to Theater 511 (in association with Ars Nova) for its World Premiere in New York. Featuring a powerhouse cast of only three and a truly thought-provoking plot that gets more intricate the more I thi... (more...)
BWW Review: Siobhan O'Loughlin Plunges Into Politics and Psychology in BROKEN BONE BATHTUB BWW Review: Siobhan O'Loughlin Plunges Into Politics and Psychology in BROKEN BONE BATHTUB
by Victoria Ordin - February 20, 2017

When it comes to theater, there's immersive and there's immersive. Siobhan O'Loughlin's BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is immersive in a literal sense: the Brooklyn-based playwright sits in a bathtub full of bubbles as she tells the story of her most severe bicycle accident, though the play is really about the... (more...)
BWW Review: Good Things Come In Three's with American Bard's VISIONARY VOICES BWW Review: Good Things Come In Three's with American Bard's VISIONARY VOICES
by Kristen Morale - February 19, 2017

Directed by Aimee Todoroff and Tonya Pinkins and now in performances at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, Visionary Voices begins with Susan Glaspell's Trifles, followed by Marita Bonner's Exit: An Illusion and ending with Glaspell's The People - three wonderful plays that are more engaging and poignant in... (more...)
BWW Review: It's Norman Mailer Vs. Feminism in Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR BWW Review: It's Norman Mailer Vs. Feminism in Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR
by Michael Dale - February 18, 2017

It would be nice to be able take in The Wooster Group's intriguing docu-theatre piece, THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR, as a look at the grotesquely blatant brand sexism of nearly 50 years ago that we have since outgrown. Sadly, this glimpse at a carnival-like event disguised as a serious debate on the subject... (more...)
BWW Review: La MaMa Explores Robert Patrick's Past, Present and Future in HI-FI | WI-FI | SCI-FI BWW Review: La MaMa Explores Robert Patrick's Past, Present and Future in HI-FI | WI-FI | SCI-FI
by Michael Dale - February 11, 2017

After establishing himself as resident doorman, stage manager and sex slave at the Caffe Cino, the historic Cornelia Street birthplace of Off-Off Broadway and America's gay theatre movement, Robert Patrick summoned up the courage to join the ranks of the venue's resident staff of playwrights (Lanfor... (more...)
BWW Review: Nine Brilliant Voices Tell Stories of Hearing Lost And Dreams Found in SILENT NO MORE BWW Review: Nine Brilliant Voices Tell Stories of Hearing Lost And Dreams Found in SILENT NO MORE
by Victoria Ordin - January 06, 2017

In a world with so many peddling-and profiting from--faux inspiration, SILENT NO MORE: A THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY offers the real thing. Directed by Michele Christie, Ed.D., Executive Director and Founder of No Limits, SILENT NO MORE is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious as it traces the struggles a... (more...)
11 Superb New Theatrical Experiences from 2016 11 Superb New Theatrical Experiences from 2016
by Charles Quittner - December 31, 2016

New York theatre stuck it to the patriarchy this year with healthy-for-the-soul offerings like A 24 Decade History of Popular Music, O, Earth, The Wolves, and more!... (more...)
BWW Review: The Re-Imagined Beauty of New Ohio Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL BWW Review: The Re-Imagined Beauty of New Ohio Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Kristen Morale - December 23, 2016

Adapted by Matt Opatrny and directed/choreographed by Jessica Burr, the eleven-member troupe Blessed Unrest recently opened A Christmas Carol at the New Ohio Theatre. This "theatre for the adventurous" comprised of a diverse ensemble that brings new and bold productions to NY audiences, brings a uni... (more...)
BWW Review: John Kevin Jones Delightfully Re-creates Charles Dickens' Readings of A CHRISTMAS CAROL BWW Review: John Kevin Jones Delightfully Re-creates Charles Dickens' Readings of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Michael Dale - December 14, 2016

Since its first publication in 1843, Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has been adapted countless times for various stages, screens and pages, but undoubtedly the most authentic presentations of the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts who assist in his transformat... (more...)
BWW Review: HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS Delves Into Psychic Darkness At Christmas In Cold War America BWW Review: HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS Delves Into Psychic Darkness At Christmas In Cold War America
by Victoria Ordin - December 08, 2016

HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS, the latest from Tracy Weller's experimental theater company, Mason Holdings, bills itself as a 'darkly comedic... psychological study of how we experience childhood as outsiders.' A brief perusal of Weller's fascinating website, Tracy Weller Land-a rabbit hole in the ... (more...)
BWW Review: WHAT THEY'LL REMEMBER at The Nuyorican Poet's Cafe BWW Review: WHAT THEY'LL REMEMBER at The Nuyorican Poet's Cafe
by Marina Kamen - November 28, 2016

Dramatic explosion with 'What They'll Remember" explores this question: Why would average women commit murder?... (more...)
BWW Review: A DOG STORY Captures Hearts and Laughs at The Davenport Theater Loft BWW Review: A DOG STORY Captures Hearts and Laughs at The Davenport Theater Loft
by Victoria Ordin - November 23, 2016

A DOG STORY is that rare musical comedy that manages to be sweet but not cloying, accessible but not banal, and light but not unsubstantial. With most of the city still in deep mourning over the election (and facing a logistical nightmare in Midtown for the next four years), this new musical--with a... (more...)
BWW Review: The Bond of Friendship Remains Unearthed in Panettieri's A BURAL PLACE BWW Review: The Bond of Friendship Remains Unearthed in Panettieri's A BURAL PLACE
by Kristen Morale - November 08, 2016

Presented by New Light Theater Project, in association with 5000 Broadway Productions, A Burial Place recently opened at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre and marks Director Joey Brenneman's third collaboration with its playwright. This play, representing what true camaraderie is among three childhood fr... (more...)
BWW Review: In BLACKTOP HIGHWAY, Performance Artist John Fleck Muses on Simulacra, Animals (Live and Dead), and Trump BWW Review: In BLACKTOP HIGHWAY, Performance Artist John Fleck Muses on Simulacra, Animals (Live and Dead), and Trump
by Victoria Ordin - November 08, 2016

In BLACKTOP HIGHWAY, Performance Artist John Fleck Muses on Simulacra, Animals (Live and Dead), and Trump. Taking on ten characters and mimicking as many animal sounds, the NEA 4 artist weaves a multi-media tale of horror that manages, incredibly, to make us laugh.... (more...)
BWW Review: ONE FLEA SPARE at Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company BWW Review: ONE FLEA SPARE at Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - November 04, 2016

ONE FLEA SPARE is a play with a deceptively simple premise, but one that becomes almost overwhelmingly complex as secrets are revealed, motivations get murky and time takes its toll on people. Mr. and Mrs. Snelgrave are upper class Londoners during the plague. As they're quarantined in their home,... (more...)
BWW Review: CALM MOM at The New York International Fringe Festival BWW Review: CALM MOM at The New York International Fringe Festival
by Kathryn Kitt - September 14, 2016

'Chaos plus Hysteria Equals Love,' one of the clever and melodic songs of Gaby Gold's one-woman musical in the Fringe Festival, pretty much sums up the tone of her trip down memory lane... (more...)
BWW Review: Forgotten Marx Bros. Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS; Restored! Revived! Rejoice! BWW Review: Forgotten Marx Bros. Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS; Restored! Revived! Rejoice!
by Michael Dale - June 17, 2016

The lost 1924 Marx Brothers vehicle has been reconstructed and mounted in a crisp and buoyant new production.... (more...)
BWW Review: YOU ARE NOW THE OWNER OF THIS SUITCASE - A Global 'Edutainment' Family Experience at West End Theatre BWW Review: YOU ARE NOW THE OWNER OF THIS SUITCASE - A Global 'Edutainment' Family Experience at West End Theatre
by Marina Kamen - April 11, 2016

Before entering the theatre, we were asked to look at a map on the wall and mark a spot of our personal origin. I admit that I had to think a moment as to exactly how many dots to mark. So many of us come from different areas of the world and this process was fascinating to start with and put me imm... (more...)
BWW Review: Wowed by the Workshop Theater in NYC BWW Review: Wowed by the Workshop Theater in NYC
by Caroline Sposto - December 23, 2015

This time of year faithful pilgrims travel to Bethlehem. My pilgrimage this year was accidental and secular. During a whirlwind trip to Manhattan, I happened upon The Workshop Theater on West 36th Street in Manhattan, a place where great plays are born. Their Sundays@ Six program, in the Jewel Box ... (more...)
BWW Review: Full Spectrum Shows Us the True Meaning of 'All-American' BWW Review: Full Spectrum Shows Us the True Meaning of 'All-American'
by Olga El - November 02, 2015

The Full Spectrum Theatre Company, founded by its artistic director Suzie Cho, is dedicated to telling 'All-American' stories with diverse casts. David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole, which tackles universals such as family and grief, was a fitting choice for the company's inaugural production.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Peculiar Genius of Mmakgosi Kgabi BWW Review: The Peculiar Genius of Mmakgosi Kgabi
by Olga El - September 28, 2015

When you legitimately start to question the performer's sanity, you know you've arrived at the best kind of avant-garde theatre! ... (more...)