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Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  My Favorite Cease and Desist Letters PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: My Favorite Cease and Desist Letters
by Michael Dale - August 14, 2022

A while back. I was in an audience of theatre fans watching an onstage conversation between Frank Rich and Stephen Sondheim and the subject of unauthorized changes made in regional and amateur productions came up. The composer/lyricist mentioned that he had heard of a production of Company that ended with Bobby committing suicide by shooting himself.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Dear Funny Girl:  Let Julie Benko Sing! PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Dear Funny Girl: Let Julie Benko Sing!
by Michael Dale - August 7, 2022

Like many theatre fans, I'd been reading the raves she's been getting as Beanie Feldstein's standby, and since I doubted press would be offered comps during her run, I sprung for a ticket to see for myself.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Alison Fraser Thrillingly Reinvents Cat On A Hot Tin Ro PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Alison Fraser Thrillingly Reinvents Cat On A Hot Tin Roof's Big Mama
by Michael Dale - July 31, 2022

A popular stage actor best known for being quirkily funny in musicals (Off-Broadway in March Of The Falsettos, on Broadway in Romance, Romance, The Secret Garden and Gypsy), Fraser reinvents a classic character and turns in a performance that thrills with its gutsy power masked by her character's well-rehearsed elegance.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  All Singing! All Dancing! All Legal!  Cannabis! A Viper PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: All Singing! All Dancing! All Legal! Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville Opens at La MaMa
by Michael Dale - July 24, 2022

A collaboration of two of Off-Off-Broadway's favorite historically subversive companies, the HERE production of Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville, presented at La Mama is an entrancingly fun and educational two-hour festival of song, dance and spoken word, beginning as a relaxing communal experience and evolving into a call for activism.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Ukrainian Children Coming To Brooklyn in a Play They Pre PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Ukrainian Children Coming To Brooklyn in a Play They Premiered in a Bomb Shelter
by Michael Dale - July 17, 2022

Irondale is arranging for Ukrainian solider Oleg Onechchak's ensemble of child actors to give two performances in Brooklyn of Mom On Skype, which was originally performed in a warehouse-turned-bomb-shelter in the city of Lviv.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: The Fire This Time Festival's 13th Year of Spotlighting  PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: The Fire This Time Festival's 13th Year of Spotlighting Early-Career Playwrights From The African Diaspora
by Michael Dale - July 10, 2022

With a name lending new urgency to a rhyming couplet from the African-American spiritual 'Mary, Don't You Weep' ('God gave Noah the rainbow sign / No more water, the fire next time') the annual Fire This Time Festival has produced dozens of ten-minutes plays in its mission to 'provide a platform for early-career playwrights from the African diaspora to explore new directions for 21st century theater'.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Steph Del Rosso's Sharp Social Commentary, 53% Of, Takes PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Steph Del Rosso's Sharp Social Commentary, 53% Of, Takes On Added Significance After Supreme Court Rulings
by Michael Dale - July 3, 2022

The title refers to the 53% of white women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, but that's just the starting point.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: 1909 Typist Turned Playwright Elizabeth Baker Writes of  PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: 1909 Typist Turned Playwright Elizabeth Baker Writes of Chasing Your Dreams in Chains
by Michael Dale - June 26, 2022

The Mint brings back another forgotten gem by Elizabeth Baker and Martha Clarke explores the Biblical playboy who tossed it all.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Madhuri Shekar's Fascinating Moralistic Drama Queen Expl PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Madhuri Shekar's Fascinating Moralistic Drama Queen Explores The Flexibility of Truth
by Michael Dale - June 19, 2022

We're told that numbers don't lie, but when the numbers conflict with what we see in front of us, are they really telling the truth?
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Ma PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Matched) Lovers (or Maybe Not) in Reality-Based Musical Straight Forward
by Michael Dale - June 12, 2022

Billy Aberle and Chris Sabol's Straight Forward is an original musical inspired by an article by Mike Iamele that went viral on social media in 2014, explaining how he began developing romantic and sexual feelings for his male best friend Garrett Lech, despite them both identifying as straight.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Mara Vélez Meléndez's Notes on Killing... A Subversive PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Mara Vélez Meléndez's Notes on Killing... A Subversive Burst of Creative Energy
by Michael Dale - June 5, 2022

Count Christine Carmela Herrero and Samora La Perdida as early favorites for Stage Pair of The Season, as they crackle with chemistry in Mara Vélez Meléndez's playfully packaged political outrage.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  They're Over The Moon For Idina Menzel in Which Way To  PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: They're Over The Moon For Idina Menzel in Which Way To The Stage
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2022

Musical theatre fandom and body image issues in Ana Nogueira's hilarious and touching Which Way To The Stage. Also, Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks commences with Trish Harnetiaux's fun and offbeat California and jazz favorite Nancy Harrow scores a pair of Russian classics.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night and The Tricky Busine PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night and The Tricky Business of When (and when not) To Be Funny
by Michael Dale - May 22, 2022

When portraying a comedian in a play, sometimes getting the laugh is not the point.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Giants Can Be Good in Into The Woods & Artist and Subje PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Giants Can Be Good in Into The Woods & Artist and Subject Fight For Control of the Narrative in Shooting Celebrities
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2022

Three plays where what seems like the truth might be a subjective point of view.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Getting Scatological at POTUS and Unique Looks at Histor PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Getting Scatological at POTUS and Unique Looks at History in H*tler's Tasters and The Trojan Women: A Native American Adaptation
by Michael Dale - May 8, 2022

This week I saw a Broadway farce, an Off-Broadway history play and an Off-Off Broadway adaptation all written and directed by women.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Austin McCormick's Company XIV, Still Creating The Sexie PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Austin McCormick's Company XIV, Still Creating The Sexiest Date Nights In Town
by Michael Dale - May 1, 2022

Seven Sins returns to Brooklyn, plus thoughts on Funny Girl and 'for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf'
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Witnessing History with All The Mournful Voices and Get PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Witnessing History with All The Mournful Voices and Getting a History Lesson with Citizen Wong
by Michael Dale - April 24, 2022

Immersive All The Mournful Voices takes audience members to a time that tore the country apart just as it was beginning to heal and Citizen Wong celebrates a 19th Century activist for Chinese American rights.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: David Greenspan Goes Solo in The Patsy and Take Me Out P PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: David Greenspan Goes Solo in The Patsy and Take Me Out Prompts a Mets Memory
by Michael Dale - April 17, 2022

Notes on David Greenspan in The Patsy, a Mets memory from Take Me Out and keeping track of New York theatre's Lenape Land Land Acknowledgements.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Broken Box Mime Tackles Contemporary Issues PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Broken Box Mime Tackles Contemporary Issues
by Michael Dale - April 10, 2022

Broken Box Mime Tackles Contemporary Issues, I get emotional at Suffs and Dominique Morisseau encourages laughter at Confederates.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: The Wizard of Oz's Celebrity Pooch Tells All and An Anti PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: The Wizard of Oz's Celebrity Pooch Tells All and An Anti-War Pageant Arrives From Kosovo
by Michael Dale - April 3, 2022

And Toto Too is riotously funny and remarkably true, Balkan Bordello arrives at La MaMa from Kosovo, and Gong Lum's Legacy combines romantic comedy with a controversial Supreme Court case.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: A Guide To Rikers Island and A Hamilton Landmark You May PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: A Guide To Rikers Island and A Hamilton Landmark You May Have Missed
by Michael Dale - March 27, 2022

Notes on Rich Roy's autobiographical A White Man's Guide To Rikers Island, Sam Chanse's 'what you are now' and a Hamilton-related theatre landmark on St. Marks Place.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Baldwin Debates Buckley, The Brontës Rock Out and Billy PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Baldwin Debates Buckley, The Brontës Rock Out and Billy Porter Revises The Life
by Michael Dale - March 20, 2022

Debate: Baldwin vs Buckley is an extraordinary recreation of A 1965 televised debate, Glass Town is a fun rock concert with a Bronte band, The Life gets reworked for Encores! and an O'Neill drama involving Andrew Jackson may be seen differently today.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: THE BAKER'S WIFE Sublimely Returns and ANYONE CAN WHISTL PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: THE BAKER'S WIFE Sublimely Returns and ANYONE CAN WHISTLE's Satire Remains Uncomfortably Relevant
by Michael Dale - March 13, 2022

This week I saw productions of two decades-old musicals, each written by one of theatre's great composer/lyricists, which, in their original productions, ran a combined total of nine performances on Broadway.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K. PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K.G.B. Switches Allegiances
by Michael Dale - March 6, 2022

An audience participation panel discussion show that tours one-nighters around the country debates how to get dating right.
Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  LBJ, The CIA and Eartha Kitt PhotoSunday Morning Michael Dale: LBJ, The CIA and Eartha Kitt
by Michael Dale - February 27, 2022

A recreation of Eartha Kitt's brief speech at a White House event is the thrilling dramatic centerpiece of playwright/performer Dierdra McDowell's excellent solo play, Down To Eartha.

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