NY International Fringe

“The Starter” at FringeNYC 2015 at The Celebration of Whimsy Theater (Closed Tuesday August 25, 2015)

Sean Murphy has penned a new play “The Starter” based very loosely on “Platonov” an obscure work by Anton Chekhov, and being presented as part of the NY International Fringe Festival. The resemblance is not so much the story but the supposition, examining the egotistical, idealistic, selfish nature of a generation of twenty somethings as they encounter the truth about…

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“Single Room Occupancy” at FringeNYC 2015 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater (Closed Thursday August 27, 2015)

Matthew is stuck. Stuck in his musical career. Stuck in his search for true love. Stuck in his miniscule apartment in New Jersey. Stuck with his group of friends stuck in their own millennial generation angst-ridden matrix of unrealized dreams. Additionally, Matthew would prefer not to perform his music anywhere but in his claustrophobic apartment just west of the Eden…

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“Rapunzel in the Wild West” at FringeNYC 2015 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y (Closed Friday August 28, 2015)

Whoever decided to have Rapunzel use her hair to lasso criminals in the Wild West most certainly has the mindset for children’s theatre. It’s the premise of WhatFun! Theatre’s aptly named ‘Rapunzel in the Wild West’ an interactive children’s musical where the audience is encouraged to boo, cheer, and lament, all in the name of family-friendly fun. Rapunzel is a…

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“Hell Is For Real” at FringeNYC 2015 at Theatre 80 (Closed Saturday August 29, 2015)

It is Fringe season, and the lower East side of Manhattan is buzzing with the NY International Fringe Festival now celebrating a 19th year with a new theatrical kaleidoscope. As in years past, audiences, reviewers and staff search for the golden ticket, the reward of finding a few shows that might have a glimmer of hope for a future, or…

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“Elaine Stritch Still Here” at FringeNYC 2015 at Spectrum (Closed Saturday August 29, 2015)

“Elaine Stritch Still Here” is a new musical constructed in cabaret format, paying homage to the theatrical paragon, being presented as part of the NY International Fringe Festival. The legendary Ms. Stritch, played marvelously by Jay Malsky, with the accomplished Keith Rubin as Rob Bowman, her friend and musical director at the piano, deserve a much better venue that might…

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“The Gap” at FringeNYC 2015 at the Falmboyan Theatre at the Clemente (Closed Tuesday August 18, 2015)

Harrie Dobby’s play “The Gap” purports to be about what individuals must sacrifice to be happy; however, that enduring and rich question seems to get lost in the gaps in time and place in this otherwise charming play about two seemingly star-crossed lovers who meet in Southeast Asia in the midst of their backpacking adventures across the globe. Lisa (Abigail…

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FringeNYC – Past, Present, and Future of New York City’s Annual Fringe Festival

August 26, 2014 | NY International Fringe > | Tags:

Theatre Reviews Limited was there at the beginning eighteen years ago when “the scrappy few” founded FringeNYC: Aaron Beall, John Clancy, Jonathan Harris, and (current Artistic Director) Elena K. Holy recognized the need for a Fringe Festival in New York City. John Clancy and Elena K. Holy were the founders of FringeNYC’s producing organization The Present Company. This is part…

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“Ryan Is Lost” at FringeNYC 2014 at the 64E4 Mainstage Theatre (Closed on Sunday August 24, 2014)

August 19, 2014 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

The NY International Fringe Festival is presenting “Ryan Is Lost” a new play by Nathan Wellman which is an intriguing, interesting and brooding two character drama. If one could imagine, it would be the offspring of “Waiting for Godot” and “The Zoo Story.” It is absurdly provocative as it slowly retrieves simmering emotions to the surface, allowing a boiling pain…

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“Breaking the Shakespeare Code” at FringeNYC 2014 at 64E4 Mainstage (Closed on Wednesday August 20, 2014)

August 14, 2014 | NY International Fringe > | Tags:

“Marry, this is the short and the long of it; you have brought her into such a canaries as ’tis wonderful. The best courtier of them all, when the court lay at Windsor, could never have brought her to such a canary.” – Mistress Quickly in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (Act II, Scene 2) There ought to be a…

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“Moses, The Author” at FringeNYC 2014 at The Players Theatre (Closed on Saturday August 23, 2014)

August 12, 2014 | NY International Fringe > | Tags:

“You can’t launch new ideas on old thinking.” (Billboard message on the corner of Lafayette and Bleecker) Andrew R. Heinze’s “Moses, The Author” is a new play currently running at Fringe NYC 2104 and is awarded Theatre Reviews Limited’s “Best Play of Opening Weekend” at Fringe NYC. This smart, funny, and provocative new comedy highlights the limitations of religious literature…

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