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Off-Broadway Review: “The End of Longing” at MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

  “The End of Longing,” now playing and extended by popular demand at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, is yet another example of the evermore trending evidence that the use of star power will attract an audience regardless of the merit of the vehicle. In this case it is Matthew Perry starring in his less than interesting playwriting debut, which only…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Yen” at MCC Theatre at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

February 12, 2017 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

More “Of Mice and Men” than “Orphans,” “Yen,” currently playing at MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, dives headlong into the miasma of dysfunctional families without abandon and lands in a matrix of enduring questions that British playwright Anna Jordan decides not to answer in this play that makes its way from a successful run at the Royal Exchange…

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Off-Broadway Review: MCC’s “Ride the Cyclone” Rattles the Gates of Hell at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

December 22, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

“I KNOW THIS DREAM OF LIFE IS NEVER ENDING,/IT GOES AROUND AND ‘ROUND AND ‘ROUND AGAIN, YOU KNOW THE SUN IS RISING WHILE DESCENDING,/IT GOES ON AND ON AND NEVER ENDS.” – Jane Doe AKA Penny Lamb Like most of humankind residing earth side, the six young victims of a rollercoaster malfunction in “Ride the Cyclone” are trapped in a…

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Off-Broadway News: MCC Theater Launches Casting Search for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Artists for Upcoming NYC Premiere of the Play “Charm”

December 21, 2016 | LGBT, News, Off-Broadway > | Tags:

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announces today a casting search for transgender and gender non-conforming performers as it prepares for the newly announced first show of its 2017-18 Season: the NYC premiere of Charm, a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins to be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner…

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Off-Broadway Review: “All the Ways to Say I Love You” at MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

October 16, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Mrs. Johnson muses that the role of a teacher– a high school English and Drama teacher at an unnamed public school at a non-specific time – is to provide answers to students’ questions. Whether the answers are right or wrong matters not, she ponders. What matters is grappling with the issue and discovering the truth – whatever that might be….

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

June 23, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

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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Review: “Smokefall” at MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (Closed Sunday March 20, 2016)

February 29, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

“Neither need you tell me,” said Candide, “that we must take care of our garden.” “You are in the right,” said Pangloss; “for when man was put into the garden of Eden, it was with an intent to dress it: and this proves that man was not born to be idle.” “Work then without disputing,” said Martin; “it is the…

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“The Legend of Georgia McBride” at MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (Closed Sunday October 11, 2015)

With only one glitch (more about that later in the review), Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” is a high-energy, high-octane song and dance extravaganza that plays with exotic and explosive exuberance and verve on the stage of the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Manhattan’s West Village. It is a heartwarming story of courage and acceptance and it is about…

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