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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I never thought I’d heartily recommend another show about the Holocaust, yet after seeing Pianist of Willesden Lane last night, I found myself online urging friends to see it before it ends its … more
While the skies above Central Park threatened thunder and lightning, the true storm raged onstage. Although the rain never fell, the theatrical tempest reached hurricane proportions. King Lear cursed … more
If real estate is all about location, then theater depends on advertising. With good marketing, a show can generate word of mouth and increase ticket sales, but sadly, the marketing for Holler if Ya … more
To a New Yorker, one of the harbingers of summer is Shakespeare in the Park, now celebrating more than 50 years of free theater. For its first of two plays this summer, The Public Theatre is … more
Behind the throne, there is usually a woman quietly exerting her influence. Two Off-Broadway shows depict such powerful women. Here Lies Love, reprised at the Public Theater, tells a musical story of … more
It’s hard to imagine Sutton Foster as anything but an irrepressible cheerleader. She always plays the perky woman who wins the hero’s affections, all the while, singing and dancing and even … more
Act One, written and directed by James Lapine, is a theater lover’s dream. It gives an insider view into the writing and mounting of a Broadway show. Based on the 1959 autobiography by Moss … more
From Dougie to Barney to Hedwig, the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris continues to delight audiences. Followers of the long running television series How I Met Your Mother mourned the end of the show featuring super-womanizer Barney Stimson. Fortunately, Harris has lost no time in returning to his fans and is now starring as Hedwig. Transgender Hedwig is a performer who shares her depressing background. Raised in East Germany before the wall came down, Hedwig suffered an unhappy childhood. She met an American soldier with whom she fells in love. He wants to bring her to America but can only bring his wife, so Hedwig has a sex change operation. Unfortunately it was botched, leaving an angry inch of flesh. (Hence the title of her band — and the show.) more
This season, some shows are banking on star power. Others, like the two original shows Casa Valentina and Realistic Joneses, have terrifically talented ensembles who share the stage. In Casa … more
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