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Off-Broadway Review: Keen Company’s “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” Explodes with Joy at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row

November 3, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: , ,

“I want to write music. I want to sit down right now at my piano and write a song that people will listen to and remember, and do the same thing every morning for the rest of my life.” – Jon Before Jonathan Larson’s iconic “Rent” had its workshop production at the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) in 1993 and…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Implications of Cohabitation” Flounders at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row

August 11, 2016 | LGBT, Off-Broadway > | Tags: , ,

The Homeless Man (David Pendleton) sums up Nelson’s (Anthony Ruiz) dilemma in a simple phrase, “You should know there are implications to cohabitation.” Nelson is the husband and father of two families and he has not fulfilled either of those roles with any distinction from their beginnings. After the death of his wife Caitlin, Nelson wants to “make nice” with…

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Review: Keen Company’s Transformative “Boy” at the Clurman Theatre (Closed Saturday April 9, 2016)

March 28, 2016 | LGBT, Off-Broadway > | Tags: , ,

“I wouldn’t want to be Frankenstein.” (Adam to Jenny in “Boy”) The Keen Company’s Mission is to create “theater that provokes identification, reflection, and emotional connection – enduring stories fearlessly told.” In order to fulfill that mission, there must be a master storyteller who knows how to create characters with conflicts (problems) that are not only engaging but connectable. The…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Straight” at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row

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

“And anyway–it is an excellent time to be gay. I sorta like gay people better!” (Emily to Ben) If Emily (Jenna Gavigan) has her bioinformatics grad student finger on the national pulse when it comes to discerning whether the LGBT community has reached mainstream status, then it is a mystery why her boyfriend Ben (Jake Epstein) of four years has…

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Review: “Broadway and the Bard” at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Sunday March 6, 2016)

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

There is nothing better than listening to an actor deliver Shakespeare’s lines with unbridled passion and the natural “heartbeat” rhythms inherent in the Bard’s iambic pentameter. And that is precisely the way veteran actor Len Cariou delivers important scenes from “Twelfth Night,” Henry V,” Richard II,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Othello,” “Taming of the Shrew,” Much Ado About Nothing,” “Julius Caesar,”…

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“Rose” at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Sunday December 13, 2015)

November 30, 2015 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: , , ,

“I’m thinking unnecessary thoughts. I always keep busy, but what can I do? I can’t go to early morning mass. The reporters sit in nearby pews whispering their queries. I can’t take my daily walk on the golf course either. The photographers and the gawkers follow me even there.” – Rose Just a few days after her only surviving son…

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“The Eternal Space” at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Sunday December 6, 2015)

Two men – one older, one younger – cross paths in the former Pennsylvania Train Station from 1963 until 1966. The older Joseph Lanzarone (Clyde Baldo) teaches American and British Literature at Xavier High School. The younger Paul Abbot (Matthew Pilieci) works on the crew contracted to demolish the iconic train station and is an amateur photographer. Each holds a…

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“Hard Love” at TACT at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed Saturday October 31, 2015)

October 7, 2015 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13 It is a hard kind of love that haunts Hannah (Victoria Mack) and Zvi (Ian Kahn) as they attempt to navigate through their fractured relationship twenty years after their divorce. It is an issue of faith that apparently contributed to the…

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“In Bed With Roy Cohn” at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (Closed October 3, 2015)

The life and times of the notorious Roy Cohn have been chronicled in fiction and non-fiction and perhaps most notable in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” where Ethel Rosenberg “appears” at Cohn’s deathbed in a series of over-the-top conversations about her trial and execution. In a 2006 article in “The New York Times,” Adam Liptak wrote, “Mr. Kushner said he…

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“The Fairer Sex at Theatre Row (Closed August 2, 2015)

July 30, 2015 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Imagine a world where women are free of sexual violence, oppression, and make the same, if not more, money than men. Finally, in a stunning humanistic dark comedy, “The Fairer Sex” presented by Between Us Productions, and written by Sander Gusinow, this women-run reality is featured. Following the aftermath of a rebellion, in which women fought back against men, and…

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