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Off-Broadway Review: “Desperate Measures” at New World Stages

After its previous three-time extended sold out run at the York Theatre Company, “Desperate Measures” is back Off-Broadway and the antics of rabble-rousing Johnny Blood are as bodacious and bawdy as ever. Although billed as being “loosely based” on the classic Shakespearian comedy, “Desperate Measures,” currently playing at New World Stages, has the “guts” of “Measure for Measure” with the…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Church & State” at New World Stages

Following the inauguration of the forty-fifth President of the United States, not a day goes by without listening to Members of Congress – from both sides of the aisle – airing their points of view on all things Trump on national television. Among the chorus of regional dialects is the unmistakable Southern drawl with a twang that seems able to…

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News: The National Alliance for Musical Theatre 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals at New World Stages

October 29, 2016 | Broadway, LGBTQ+, News, Off-Broadway > | Tags:

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has been hard at work since 1989 introducing writers and their new musicals to significant theatre industry leaders. Now in its 28th year, NAMT attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new musicals presented in 45-minute concert presentations over two days. All production costs are underwritten…

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“Barbara Cook: Then and Now” at New World Stages

March 21, 2016 | Cabaret, Off-Broadway, Previews > | Tags:

Rehearsal begin on March 21, 2016 for “Barbara Cook: Then and Now,” a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. The production will begin preview performances Tuesday, April 12, officially open Wednesday, May 4 and play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 26 Off Broadway at New…

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Review: “The Woodsman” at New World Stages (Closed Sunday May 29, 2016)

February 9, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: , ,

“What hope is there for an escape from evil?” (Nick Chopper) “The Woodsman,” the new theater piece by James Ortiz, is inspired by the back story of the “Tin Man” before Dorothy arrives in Oz and is adapted from the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum. It is an inventive, magical journey empowered to be told with sparse dialogue, beautiful…

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“Maurice Hines “Tappin’ Thru Life” at New World Stages (Closed February 21, 2016)

January 14, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: , ,

Maurice Hines has been tapping through his prestigious career since he and his brother Gregory – at three and five years old – were discovered at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater while attending a performance of the Count Basie Band with singer Joe Williams. Mr. Hines begins his highly entertaining “Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life,” now playing at New World Stages,…

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“The Two-Character Play” at New World Stages Theatre 5 (Closed September 29, 2013)

June 26, 2013 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

At the interval of the Saturday June 22nd performance of Tennessee Williams’ “The Two-Character Play,” a seemingly perplexed patron approached a member of the house staff at New World Stages and asked if she could “go into one of the other theatres because this play is not my cup of tea.” The staff person informed her she could only re-enter…

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“Bare” at New World Stages

December 13, 2012 | LGBTQ+, Off-Broadway > | Tags:

I have taught in urban high schools for the past eight years and have heard many stories from many students about being bullied and have been asked many important questions about coming out by LGBT students. One of the most touching queries came at an open house for middle school students trying to decide which high school to attend. After…

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