Preview: “Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera” Opens at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square

August 30, 2016 | News, Off-Broadway, Previews | Tags:

The producers of VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are thrilled to announce that the award-winning immersive and interactive stage and screen experience is coming to New York City, beginning performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square on Monday, January 16, 2017. Created, composed & directed by Kevin Saunders Hayes, VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will celebrate…

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Preview: “A Muslim in the Midst” Sheds Light on Islamophobia at the Hudson Guild Theatre

August 29, 2016 | Off-Broadway, Previews | Tags:

As Islamophobia continues to make headlines, a new play presenting a bold new perspective on the topic is set to make its debut in New York on 9/12, a day after the 15th anniversary of 9/11. At the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan, on the day after the 9/11 anniversary, a new play by Anand Rao will have its much-awaited debut….

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News: FringeNYC 2016 Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners at drom

August 28, 2016 — Winners of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at drom in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals, the winners are as follows: Overall Play: “Pucker Up and Blow;” “The Radicalization of Rolfe;” and “Black Magic”…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer” at FringeNYC 2016 at Teatro SEA at the Clemente

It is a difficult and a brave undertaking to choose to stage Henrik’s Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt.” The Classic Stage Company recently accepted the challenge with a sparse two-hour (with no intermission) version in June of 2016. It becomes more difficult when one attempts to overlay the complex script with a new narrative – the quest of an LGBTQ Peer Gynt…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Zamboni” at FringeNYC 2016 at The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre

Jamie drives the Zamboni at the ice rink and loves his job. He is passionate about the results of his efforts, as his powerful machine shaves off the imperfections on the surface, sparsely spreads a stream of water that will freeze repairing any cracks and flaws, and then removes the excess water with a squeegee blade leaving a clean, smooth,…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Bodies of Water” at FringeNYC 2016 at the WOW Café

One of several plays that appear annually on festival stages that deal with reuniting millennial best friends at the (about to be sold) beach house, for one last memorable weekend, “Bodies of Water” treads in deep water but has too many life preservers at hand to produce a lasting impression or immersive characters. Margot, the somewhat successful actor, played with…

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Preview: The 22nd Annual MAAFA: “Speaking the Truth” at St. Paul Community Baptist Church

August 26, 2016 | Previews

For the 22nd consecutive year, New York-based and nationally recognized Pastor Rev. David K. Brawley of East New York’s St. Paul Community Baptist Church, presents The MAAFA: “Speaking The Truth.” The theatrical production recognizes and reflects the journey of African slaves  to America from 1500-1900. Attracting more than 3,000 people every year, the play follows the journey of more than…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Sinners on a Southbound Bus” at FringeNYC 2016 at the Kraine Theater

Normally long bus rides usually do not cause much discomfort, taking the stress out of driving, providing some time to catch up on your latest read, or having a relaxing conversation with your travel mate to pass the time. Often the traveler can meet a stranger, strike up a conversation, share some snacks, and learn secrets about them and quite…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Miss” at FringeNYC 2016 at 64E4 Mainstage

“Miss” is about unspeakable acts: horrific, unforgiveable, heinous acts committed by seemingly “normal” and “respectable” individuals. Because of the structure of Michael Ross Albert’s play, it is difficult to speak of these acts without having to issue a plethora of “spoiler alerts.” The most unspeakable are committed by a Laura (played with a suspicious gritty innocence by Rosie Sowa) a…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Reconciling” at FringeNYC 2016 at the SoHo Playhouse

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen…

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