The Encores! series at the New York City Center began twenty years ago and presents forgotten musical gems and a handful of new works for limited engagements, some of which have later gone on to great acclaim when selected for longer runs elsewhere.
The acting in Grace is extraordinary, with all four actors being seasoned professionals with the ability to portray the array of emotions required of the material.
Touring around the country and now currently in San Diego, the 25th Anniversary production of Les Miserable is excellent.
With so much indie theater in New York City it’s impossible for me to make it to every production I’m invited to review. So before I even get into my review of The Seeing Place’s double-bill of Harold Pinter’s The Lover and John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, I feel obligated to point out that this is the third Seeing Place production that I’ve been invited to review this season and perhaps the biggest compliment I can pay them is that I make sure I have been there every time.
A play with the provocative title C– is going to raise eyebrows (especially with the marquee outside the Duke on 42nd Street says it). The provided plot description makes it even more appealing: “When John and his boyfriend take a break, the last thing he expects is to suddenly meet the woman of his dreams. Now he has a big choice to make.”
While the titular sisters of Anton Chekhov’s play Three Sisters aren’t particularly humorous, the cast of the current production by The Seeing Place at the Sargent Theater does a remarkable job of playing up the humor in even the play’s most tragic elements.
Go see this show now!
Because it’ll probably be closing very soon.
Closer is a rare but welcome example of a cast which is stronger than its material
Let’s get it out of the way — if the title Flaccid Penis Seeks Vaginal Dryness offends you the rest of the play probably will too although, as the play itself points out, it isn’t any racier than what a Google search with a poor choice of words will produce.
I was glad to find out that Keepers, the episodic play that is one of the many performances being showcased during the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, had been run before the 2011 festival because it truly is a play that deserves a wider audience.
American Idiot is like a mashup of two great shows – Rent and Spring Awakening… but does that make it good?
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in Fences on Broadway. If you’re fortunate enough to see this show, sit back and enjoy the force that is Denzel Washington.
Duncan Sheik’s new musical, Whisper House, is now playing.