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Sweating Out THE FEVER — Review

You have to feel bad for the sole character in The Fever, Wallace Shawn’s 1990 monologue which just opened in a new production starring Lili Taylor at the Audible Theatre at Minetta Lane Theatre. The only thing worse than spending a night with your head in a porcelain bowl is doing so with a troubled mind, terminally regretful of every single thing you did to wind up here. Maybe you even start thinking about the state of the world, paralleling your own face-down demise to larger, global themes. The difference between such nights and this one-act performance, though, is that one is usually content to grab the toothpaste and move on.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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October 17, 2021

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Jamie Smithson on Bedlam and PERSUASION

Jamie Smithson is a fantastic actor who has delighted audiences across the country and can now be seen in Bedlam’s newest production of Jane Austen’s final novel Persuasion. Adapted by Sarah Rose Kearns, the performance is directed by Eric Tucker. We recently spoke with Smithson via Zoom on becoming a new father, his love of Jane Austen, and where he hopes Bedlam goes next.

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Kobi Kassal

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October 16, 2021

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LETTERS OF SURESH At Second Stage Folds Into A Beautiful Narrative — Review

When I walked into the Tony Kiser Theatre on Sunday, I was greeted by a bluish-grey set with a desk downstage and a bench upstage, muted colored mountains traced the wings. Over the next 90 minutes, an intricate play about long distance companionship, and origami, glowingly unfolded itself. This new play, Letters of Suresh, by Rajiv Joseph opened tonight at Second Stage Theatre. The play starts with Melody, a Japanese-Korean woman who’s great-uncle (who she never met) recently passed away. Melody recently returned to Seattle from his funeral in Nagasaki with her great-uncle's only possessions: A box of letters from a man named Suresh. Melody writes a letter to Suresh informing him of her great-uncle's passing and to ask him if he would like his letters back. As the play continues, we learn more about the author of these letters and the relationship between Suresh and Melody’s great-uncle, Father Mitsuo Hashimoto.

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Noah Pattillo

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October 13, 2021

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A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Opens as First New Musical in New York — Review

A review of A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet which is currently playing at the DR2 Theatre on East 15th Street in New York City through November 14, 2021.

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Kobi Kassal

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September 27, 2021

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A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Opens Off-Broadway | Photo Journal

Earlier tonight, A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the pandemic shutdown opened at the DR2 Theatre down in Union Square. Performances run through November 14, 2021. The cast includes Broadway favorites Bryonha Marie Parham, Alex Wyse, and Ben Fankhauser. Fankhauser and Wyse are also responsible for the Book, Music, and Lyrics. See the cast celebrate and take their opening night bows:

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Kobi Kassal

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September 27, 2021

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SLEEP NO MORE Returns Home to the McKittrick Hotel This February

Beginning on Valentine’s Day 2022, the critically acclaimed immersive theatre experience Sleep No More will once again open its doors at the famed McKittrick Hotel to tell the classic tragedy of Macbeth. Audiences will be able to wander through the sprawling and mysterious hotel filled with over 100 rooms to explore at their own pace.

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Kobi Kassal

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September 22, 2021

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See Jeremy Jordan as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Off-Broadway | Photos

As the story states, on the twenty first day of the month of September...Little Shop of Horrors is set to reopen their acclaimed musical revival tonight at the Westside Theatre on 43rd Street. See photos of the new cast including Jeremy Jordan, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle.

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Kobi Kassal

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September 21, 2021

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Triple-texting THE LAST OF THE LOVE LETTERS — Review

Juan A. Ramirez reviews "The Last of the Love Letters” which plays through September 26 at the Linda Gross Theater at the Atlantic Theater Company on 20th Street in New York City.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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September 13, 2021

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Y mi mamá también: NI MI MADRE — Review

Arturo Luís Soria’s Ni Mi Madre plays at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater through September 19. Our review for Theatrely.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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August 26, 2021

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ISLANDER Hits The Ice — Review

A theatrical review of playwright Liza Birkenmeier and director Katie Brook’s Islander, currently playing at the HERE Arts Center through September 4, 2021.

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Noah Pattillo

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August 23, 2021

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LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Headed Off-Broadway with Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel and Ato Blankson-Wood

Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night is headed to the Minetta Lane Theatre Off-Broadway in a new stage production that will be directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara and starring Bill Camp, Ato Blankson-Wood, and Elizabeth Marvel, produced by Audible.

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Kobi Kassal

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August 5, 2021

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Full Cast Announced for A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET

Announced today is the complete casting for the world premiere off-Broadway musical A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet. Starring as ‘Regina Comet’ is Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway, “The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!”), who will be joined by A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet creators Alex Wyse (“Indoor Boys”, Spring Awakening) and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful) to complete the cast.

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Zack Reiser

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July 29, 2021

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An Exploration of BLINDNESS During its Final Week of Performances

We spoke with director Walter Meierjohann on bringing Blindness to New York City at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

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Meg Masseron

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July 21, 2021

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A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Sets Off-Broadway Run

The first new musical to premiere off-Broadway since the pandemic shutdown, A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, has announced its run. Featuring book, music, and lyrics by Alex Wyse (“Indoor Boys”, Spring Awakening) and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful), with direction by Marshall Pailet (Baghdaddy, Triassic Parq), this world premiere musical begins previews on Friday, September 17th, at the DR2 Theatre, with an opening night set for Monday, September 27th. The strictly limited engagement is set to run through Sunday, November 14th, 2021.

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Zack Reiser

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June 29, 2021

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Jackie Hoffman To Lead New Comedy FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS) Off-Broadway This July

Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman and Kelly Kinsella are set to star in FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS), which will being performances July 1 Off Broadway at the cell theatre.

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Kobi Kassal

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June 15, 2021

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BLUE MAN is Back! Announced Off-Broadway Return This September

The award-winning phenomenon Blue Man Group will return to New York City’s Astor Place Theatre on Friday, September 3.

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Kobi Kassal

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June 15, 2021

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New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2021-22 and 2022-23 Seasons

New York Theatre Workshop announced their complete 2021/22 Season as well as initial work for the 2022/23 Season.

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Zack Reiser

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June 8, 2021

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TREVOR Announces New Off-Broadway Dates

Trevor will begin performances Monday, October 25, 2021 and open Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Stage 42. Rehearsals will resume in September and full casting will be announced soon.

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Zack Reiser

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June 8, 2021

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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Announces Off-Broadway Reopening

The producers of the international hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong are pleased to announce that the New York production will resume performances on the Tony Award winning set at New World Stages on October 15, 2021.

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Zack Reiser

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June 3, 2021

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MCC Theater Announces In-Person 21/22 Season With Works by Jocelyn Bioh, New Musical by Van Huhes & Nick Blaemire

MCC Theater has announced their 2021-2022 season with a return to in-person theatre beginning this October with Jocelyn Bioh’s Nollywood Dreams directed by Saheem Ali.

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Kobi Kassal

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June 3, 2021

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LILIES Is No Fresh Bouquet — Review

We sent our chief critic to one of the first indoor performances in the city, see what he thought of "Lilies" - currently playing at The Theatre Center Off-Broadway.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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May 19, 2021

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Jeremy Jordan, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle Will Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

According to the Little Shop of Horrors official social media accounts, Jeremy Jordan will play Seymour Krelborn, Tammy Blanchard will return to play Audrey, and Christian Borle will return to play Orin Scrivello when the show returns to the Westside Theatre.

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Zack Reiser

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May 14, 2021

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The Public Theater to Premiere A THOUSAND WAYS (PART TWO): AN ENCOUNTER

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today the New York premiere of A THOUSAND WAYS (PART TWO): AN ENCOUNTER will take place in several locations at The Public Theater, beginning on Tuesday, June 8, and will run through Sunday, August 15.

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Zack Reiser

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May 11, 2021

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JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Reopening

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical Jersey Boys announce that performances will resume at New York City’s New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1 on November 15, 2021.

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Zack Reiser

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May 11, 2021

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Announces Off-Broadway Reopening

Producers of the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s landmark musical Little Shop of Horrors are thrilled to announce that the 2020 Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical Revival will reopen on Tuesday, September 21 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).

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Zack Reiser

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May 11, 2021

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BLINDNESS In the Lonely Dark — REVIEW

"Blindness" at the Daryl Roth Theatre is the first indoor theatrical experience available to New Yorkers since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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April 6, 2021

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