Broadway Review: “On Your Feet” at the Marquis Theatre

June 29, 2016 | Broadway | Tags:

Exactly how easy is it to get up on one’s feet after a significant life challenge? “On Your Feet!,” currently playing at the Marquis Theatre, addresses this enduring question by focusing on the lives and successful careers of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. The musical follows Gloria’s flight from Cuba’s Revolution, to meeting Emilio while in college in the United States,…

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The Archives of La Mama Announce the Launch of La Mama’s Digital Collections Website

June 28, 2016 | News | Tags:

The Archives of La MaMa is pleased to announce the launch of La MaMa’s Digital Collections Website (http://catalog.lamama.org.) Its development was made possible by a generous “hidden archival collections” grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The site, which premieres on June 27, 2016 as part of La MaMa’s 55th anniversary season, is freely available for use by…

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Off-Broadway Review: “On The Verge” at the Attic Theater Company at Walkerspace

In the Attic Theater Company’s production of Eric Overmyer’s démodé “On The Verge,” currently playing at Walkerspace, three women venture forth from the relative safety of late nineteenth-century Terra Haute, Indiana to explore the unknown realms of Terra Incognita. Although it is not entirely certain what provides the source of their motivation for wanderlust, they seem ready to move on…

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News: The Flea Theater Announces Its Fall 2016 Season

June 23, 2016 | News, Off-Off-Broadway, Previews | Tags:

The Flea Theater’s Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow have announced its fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. Says Smith, “Long time Flea collaborator A.R. Gurney has written us an evening of incendiary one-acts inspired by The Greeks that will play in both…

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Off-Broadway Review: “A Funny Thing Happened…” Teases the Psyche at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

If the title of Halley Feiffer’s new play “A Funny Thing Happened…” has any relevance – and this critic believes all titles are chosen for a specific purpose – then what happens before the audience meets Karla (Beth Behrs) and Don (Erik Lochtefeld) must be important. Otherwise, why borrow this great vaudevillian line? On the way to visiting their mothers…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Out of the Mouths of Babes” Sparkles at the Cherry Lane Theatre

June 20, 2016 | Off-Broadway | Tags:

Marie-Belle (played with a coy bravado by Francesca Choy-Kee) is the last wife of the recently deceased one-hundred-year-old man who – though unnamed – could easily be the protagonist of Israel Horovitz’s new play “Out of the Mouths of Babes” currently playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre. After his death, Marie-Belle invites two of her husband’s former wives-lovers to the…

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News: New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Announces Initial Slate of Performers for the 2016 Season

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, announced the initial slate of artists participating in NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. Tony Award winner and four-time Tony Nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) will direct NEWTON’S CRADLE, with book, music, and lyrics by…

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Cabaret Review: “Fragments of Marilyn” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre

June 19, 2016 | Cabaret | Tags:

“Fragments of Marilyn” is much more a theater piece than a cabaret show as presented at the Laurie Beechman Theater by the talented actor/singer Marissa Mulder. It can be described as a stream of consciousness monologue interrupted by splinters of musical numbers with lyrics that reveal the hurt and pain of one of the most famous of Hollywood idols. These…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Hero’s Welcome” at 59E59 Theaters

In Alan Ayckbourn’s new play “Hero’s Welcome,” currently running at 59E59 Theaters at part of the Brits Off Broadway Series, a young British soldier returns home from military conflict for the first time in seventeen years. Murray (Richard Stacey) brings his new bride Baba (Evelyn Hoskins) back to his former home to start a new life and restore the hotel…

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