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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2021
Long Island’s newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre will present the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. 
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Sep 17, 2021
September 28, 2021 The evening was quite lovely in temperature and there was excitement in the air for this performance to mark the beginning of coming back after so very long. There were many eager Flamenco fans in attendance, for a sold out performance. After their ceremonious entrances, they each began to solo with Cantinas that were festive and engaging to watch. Lakshmi Basile, a nimble and persuading dancer who is much revered in Spain for all of her accomplishments, as well as being a sought-after teacher in the art of Flamenco, excited the crowd with her stylized rendition. Tito Nunez blended in but initiated his own rhythms, aided by the guitarists, Juan Moro and Kambiz Pakan, who skillfully guided his timing as he delighted the audience with his attitude, his stance and his demanding footwork. Reyes Barrios is the symbol of authentic, historic Flamenco dance and all its many facets. Her timing and build-up of dramatic intensity while performing is masterful. The respect among the performers is clearly seen, and is part of the character and respect assumed in Flamenco dancing.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 16, 2021
The need for personal isolation during 2020 appears to have led to a plethora of solo shows being developed and performed online and in person in which performers create mostly autobiographical tales meant to unify their own experience with the rest of us. So when I heard about Rachel Parker's world premiere of her darkly funny, moving The Wolfe & The Bird premiering at the Matrix Theatre on September 18, I decided to ask her about its development as well as the many characters which play a part in her story via voiceover artists.
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 15, 2021
If you don't Frank S. Petrilli's work, it's high time you did. Petrilli has earned a stellar reputation as a director's director and a dramatist's dramatist, most frequently working in Connecticut. He is always available to bring his work again to New York City and beyond.
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 15, 2021
Theater of the Seventh Sister and Orpheus Theatre Company join forces to retell the Trojan War on the field of battle
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
Audiences were welcomed back to the iconic London County Hall last night as Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution reopened with a brand-new cast following a 78 week closure due to the pandemic. The acclaimed production opened its doors in time to celebrate what would have been Agatha Christie’s 131st birthday today, Wednesday 15 September.
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 4, 2021
Short North Stage invited the audience to join them for a scrumptious British Bake-Off themed Gala after the Friday, September 3, Opening Night performance. They mixed and mingled with the cast of NOISES OFF while enjoying delicious savory and sweet confections from local baker, Chonny Bakes (@chonnybakes) and toasting to a successful opening. Their Green Room space was transformed for the event with room for social distancing. Performances for Noises Off run September 3rd thru the 19th, 2021 at the Garden Theater, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: www.shortnorthstage.org
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 3, 2021
Hadestown officially returned to Broadway last night for its first performance in more than 18 months. The sold-out audience led several ovations and a post-show celebration spilled out onto West 48th Street where the cast and band took to the fire escape of the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) and led the crowd in celebratory jam session.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021
Hadestown officially returned to Broadway last night for its first performance in more than 18 months. The sold-out audience led several ovations and a post-show celebration spilled out onto West 48th Street where the cast and band took to the fire escape of the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) and led the crowd in celebratory jam session.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 1, 2021
In the 50s and 60s during the Cold War nuclear panic, mathematician Tom Lehrer became an international comedy sensation as he sang twisted tunes that satirized war, pornography, race, kink, death, religion, the environment, education and politics. I've been a fan of Lehrer's creative musical musings for many years. So I decided to chat with comedian and actor Allan Murray who tickles the ivories and brings Lehrer and his acid-tinged ditties to life during this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival in his World Premiere of THE LAYERS OF TOM LEHRER.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
This past weekend Guild Hall turned the theater on its head with Stroman Presents! – a three-day Broadway lover’s delight. On Friday, Stro took the stage of the John Drew Theater with Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Brad Oscar to talk about the production and perform a couple of the beloved musical numbers.
by Nathaniel Reid - Aug 29, 2021
RAIN FALLS SPECIAL ON ME, a brand new work being mounted for the next few weeks at the eastside au courant powerhouse Ground Floor Theatre, has delivered us the most fragile and complex insight into the vivid lives being lived all around our homes and workplaces by Austin's unhoused population.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 28, 2021
They got hit with a double whammy. Not only were they sidelined first by the pandemic for a year and a half, but to now present 'The Chandelier' all this time later, and still under many Covid restrictions, the entire piece, which was to be 'site-specific' had to be reworked and reimagined. Heidi Duckler, the Founder/Artistic Director of Heidi Duckler Dance, and Choreographer of the piece gave a short introduction explaining how this World Premiere presentation came to be. 'The Chandelier' was inspired by a novel of the same name written by Brazilian Clarice Lispector and published originally in 1946. The book was translated recently from Portuguese into English by Magdelena Edwards and Benjamin Moser. The piece was first constructed to be performed at the Wallis Annenberg Center, highlighting different areas and spaces inside and outside of the theatre, different architectural patterns and settings, to tell the story of a young woman, Virginia, through her own musings and ideations. That was the original plan, however with all the Covid rules and restrictions still in place, it was realized it needed to be performed outside, and contained in one space, with the audience socially distanced. What was created was an innovative, stylized space that became different sets/places as the narrative unfolded, magically and mystically bringing her inner imagination to life.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will is perhaps the greatest of his comedies. It was originally staged in the 16th century as part of a then-traditional Twelfth Night celebration. In director, J.C. Gafford's rendition, the audience members are invited guests to a Shakespearean celebration given by the Mummers, a 19th century traveling acting troupe. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 26, 2021
Hello, Dolly! will be the opening musical at Theatre Memphis on August 27, 2021, to inaugurate the celebration of the 100th consecutive season that the community theatre has produced. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
It’s always a great day at Randy’s….unless you work there. Written by Alexander Perez and directed by Toney Brown, Randy's Dandy Coaster Castle takes the audience on a thrill ride...through a normal work week.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
Cortland Repertory Theatre is presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream, August 18-21. Four misguided lovers are challenged by magic and trickery when they become pawns in a complex game of love. And in this case, love can make a person a jackass…literally!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
Running for three exclusive performances at Above the Stag as part of the NOT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, images of the opening night on Thursday 20th August have been released. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
Historically, Monday night has been known as a dark night on the show biz scene, but Cast Party changed all that eighteen years ago.  That’s when host Jim Caruso decided to shine a bright spotlight on Broadway, jazz and cabaret stars, all the while thrilling the people who love those folks!