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A Sugary Rub on FAT HAM — Review

Theatrely's Off Broadway review of Fat Ham by James Ijames now in performance at the Public Theater in New York City. Directed by Saheem Ali, the play just recently was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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May 27, 2022

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Quiara Alegría Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, More Tapped for Upcoming Signature Theatre Season

The 2022-2023 season will also include works by Sarah Ruhl and Samuel D. Hunter. Programming will include the launch of a new residency to support emerging playwrights. 

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Dan Meyer

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May 19, 2022

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SCOTUS Draft Raises Stakes for OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION

Comedian Alison Leiby’s solo show is now playing Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The artist spoke to Theatrely about performing through a change in current events.

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Amanda Marie Miller

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May 16, 2022

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How James Ijames and Saheem Ali Found The Perfect Recipe for FAT HAM

The Public Theater production of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner is now playing. The story moves Hamlet down South, making Shakespeare’s prince a Black and queer young lad. 

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Amanda Marie Miller

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May 13, 2022

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WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE is a Love Letter to Theatre Fans — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway Review of Ana Nogueira's Which Way To The Stage at MCC Theater in New York City. Directed by Mike Donague, the show features Max Jenkins, Sas Goldberg, Evan Todd and Michelle Veintimilla.

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Christian Lewis

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May 10, 2022

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Arielle Jacobs, Julia Murney, More Confirmed for BETWEEN THE LINES

The stage musical adaptation of Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer’s novel will begin performances June 14 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater. 

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Dan Meyer

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May 4, 2022

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WISH YOU WERE HERE, A Masterful Work — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Wish You Were Here by Sanaz Toossi at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Directed by Gate Taylor Upchurch, the cast includes Nikki Massoud, Nazanin Nour, Artemis Pebdani, and Roxanna Hope Radja, and Marjan Neshat.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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May 3, 2022

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A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Is Sublime Theatre — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of A Case for the Existence of God by Damuel D. Hunter. Directed by David Cromer, the play features Will Brill and Kyle Beltran and is produced at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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May 2, 2022

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2nd STAGE Announces Summer Uptown Series With World Premieres

Steph Del Rosso’s 53% Of, directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene, and Johnny G. Lloyd’s Patience, directed by Zhailon Levingston, will run at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre Off-Broadway. 

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Dan Meyer

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April 29, 2022

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CIRCLE JERK Will Return With In-Person and Live Stream Run

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley will play at The Connelly Theater Off-Broadway and will broadcast on Stellar. The work is a satire on gay culture and all its histrionic glory. 

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Dan Meyer

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April 26, 2022

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INTO THE WOODS With a Hurricane of Talent — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Into The Woods at New York City Center's Encores! series directed by Lear deBessonet. The Sondheim musical features Sara Bareilles, Neil Patrick harris, Ann Harada, Julia Lester, Denée Benton, Gavin Creel, Shereen Pimentel, Heather Headley and more.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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May 6, 2022

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¡AMERICANO! and a Dream Deferred – Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Americano at New World Stages.

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Joey Sims

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May 3, 2022

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ISLANDER Sails Into Midtown — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Islander by Stewart Melton and Finn Anderson which is now in performance at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's in New York City. Directed by Amy Draper, the show features Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick.

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Joey Sims

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April 21, 2022

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DOWNTON ABBEY star Lesley Nicol Reduced a Drag Queen to Tears

The stage and screen favorite is coming to NYC with a new autobiographical musical, How The Hell Did I Get Here?. Performances of the solo show begin April 20 at The McKittrick Hotel’s Cable Car in NYC.

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Dan Meyer

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April 19, 2022

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CHASING ANDY WARHOL in The Village — Review

An immersive production throughout the East Village, Chasing Andy Warhol is presented by Bated Breath Theatre Company. The show is inspired the artist's life, following his childhood, his career, and his legacy.

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Joey Sims

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April 15, 2022

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An Excellent CYRANO That Fights For Words — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand in a new version by Martin Crimp, directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Brooklyn Academy of Music starring James McAvoy.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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April 15, 2022

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Offensive and Fabulous: TO MY GIRLS Offers Searing Critique of Gay Culture — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of JC Lee's To My Girls at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater in New York City directed by Stephen Brackett.

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Christian Lewis

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April 12, 2022

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Skylar Astin Will Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Off-Broadway; More Cast Changes Announced

Skylar Astin will succeed Conrad Ricamora as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre. 

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Dan Meyer

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April 11, 2022

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Historic HARMONY In Turbulent Times — Review

Theatrely's Off-Broadway Review of Harmony: A New Musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, directed and choregraphed by Warren Carlyle at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Battery Place in New York City. The performance stars Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess, and a wonderful cast.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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April 13, 2022

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SUFFS Suffers From Stasis — Review

Theatrely's Off Broadway review of Suffs by Shaina Taub, now in performance at the Public Theater in New York City. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the story of Wilson-era suffragists stars Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James, Philipa Soo, and an extraordinary cast.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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April 6, 2022

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KINKY BOOTS Will Return Off-Broadway This Summer

The Tony Award-winning hit musical Kinky Boots will return to the New York stage this summer for a limited engagement Off-Broadway at Stage 42. With music by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, performances are set to begin on July 26, 2022 with an official opening night on August 25, 2022.

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Kobi Kassal

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April 7, 2022

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JERSEY BOYS Releases Namesake IPA Beer

The musical, charting the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is currently playing at New World Stages Off-Broadway. The brew was made in partnership with New Jersey Beer Company.

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Dan Meyer

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March 31, 2022

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TITANIQUE Will Sail Into NYC Again This Summer

The popular Off-Broadway musical, a parody of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning film Titanic featuring the songs of Celine Dion, will play at the Asylum Theatre. Previews begin June 14. 

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Dan Meyer

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March 29, 2022

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CONFEDERATES Sets The Plantation On Campus — Review

Theatrely's review of Confederates by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Stori Ayers at Signature Theatre in New York City. The cast includes Elijah Jones, Kristolyn Lloyd, Andrea Patterson, Kenzie Ross and Michelle Wilson.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 28, 2022

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Women On The Verge: HELP And AT THE WEDDING — Review

Theatrely's review of Claudia Rankine's Help now in performance at The Shed and Bryna Turner's At The Wedding now in performance at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater, both in New York City.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 28, 2022

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Marcel Spears and More Will Star in FAT HAM at The Public Theater

The New York premiere begins previews May 12 ahead of a May 26 opening. James Ijames’ play is directed by Saheem Ali.

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Dan Meyer

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March 23, 2022

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THE LIFE Lives to Fight Another Day — Review

Theatrely's review of The Life by David Newman, Ira Gasman, and Cy Coleman, in a newly reworked and adapted version by Billy Porter at New York City Center Encores!. The cast features Destan Owens, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Alexandra Grey, and more.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 18, 2022

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MAN CAVE Is A Supernatural-Political Horror Show That Will Keep You Guessing — Review

Theatrely's review of Man Cave by John J. Caswell Jr. now in performance at the Connelly Theatre in New York City. Directed by Taylor Reynolds, the show stars Claudia Acosta, Jacqueline Guillén, Annie Henk, and Socorro Santiago.

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Jerry Portwood

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March 13, 2022

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WATCH: Billy Porter and Cast of THE LIFE Preview Encores! Staging

Learn more about the THE LIFE at Encores! City Center and how the show has evolved since opening on Broadway in 1997 thanks to Billy Porter. Performances begin March 16 starring Ledisi, Alexandra Grey, Antwayn Hopper, Jelani Alladin, and more.

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Dan Meyer

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March 16, 2022

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Nina Simone Comes to Life in LITTLE GIRL BLUE — Review

Theatrely's review of Little Girl Blue starring and written by Laiona Michelle. The tale of Nina Simone is directed by Devanand Janki is now in performance at New World Stages in New York City.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 15, 2022

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JANE ANGER Presents Hilarious Parallels Between Past and Present – Review

Theatrely's review of Jane Anger by Talene Monahon and directed by Jess Chayes at the New Ohio Theatre in New York City. The company includes Michael Urie, Amelia Workman, Ryan Spahn, Talene Monahon.

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Joey Sims

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March 11, 2022

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COAL COUNTRY Mines For Misery — Review

Theatrely's review of Coal Country, from the Public Theatre and Audible Theatre. The musical by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, with original music by Steve Earle is now in production at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. The cast includes Mary Bacon, Amelia Campbell, Kym Gomes, Ezra Knight, Thomas Kopache, Michael Laurence, Deirdre Madigan, and Carl Palmer.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 10, 2022

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THE CHINESE LADY Shines Through a Lacquered Cage — Review

Theatrely's review of The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh now in performances at the Public Theater, in partnership with the Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York City. Directed by Ralph B. Peña, the performance stars Shannon Tyo and Daniel K. Isaac.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 9, 2022

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Daniel Radcliffe Will Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Off-Broadway

Daniel Radcliffe will play Charley in a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. The staging, directed by Maria Friedman, will premiere later this year at New York Theatre Workshop.

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Dan Meyer

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March 7, 2022

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ENGLISH: A Stunning Education in Language — Review

Theatrely's review of English by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Knud Adams from Atlantic Theater Company and Roundabout Theatre Company. English features Tala Ashe, Ava Lalezarzadeh, Pooya Mohseni, Marjan Neshat, and Hadi Tabbal.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 22, 2022

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ON SUGARLAND, an Epic Narrative — Review

Theatrely's review of On Sugarland currently in performance at New York Theatre Workshop by Aleshea Harris, directed by Whitney White, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly. The cast of On Sugarland will include Stephanie Berry, Thomas Walter Booker, Xavier Scott Evans, Mister Fitzgerald, Josh Fulton, Charisma Glasper, Kai Heath, Shemar Yanick Jonas, Billy Eugene Jones, Kiki Layne, Mariyea, Lizan Mitchell, Adeola Role and Jacob Daniel Smith.

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Juan Michael Porter II

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March 3, 2022

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Caissie Levy, Bebe Neuwirth, Ashley Blanchet, More Cast in THE BEDWETTER

Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth, Broadway alums Ashley Blanchet and Caissie Levy, and more have been cast in the upcoming world premiere of The Bedwetter. The musical begins previews April 30 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater ahead of a May 23 opening night. Rounding out the star-studded cast in the Off-Broadway production are Rick Crom, Charlotte Elizabeth Curtis, Zoe Glick, Darren Goldstein, Charlotte MacLeod, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Margot Weintraub, and Emily Zimmerman. The Bedwetter features a book by Joshua Harmon and Sarah Silverman, lyrics by Silvermand and the late Adam Schlesinger, music by Schlesinger, choreography by Byron Easley, and direction by Anne Kauffman. David Yazbek serves as a creative consultant.

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Dan Meyer

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March 2, 2022

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OUT OF TIME, Just In Time — Review

Theatrely's review of Out of Time, a collection of monologues by Asian American playwrights performed by an ensemble of veteran Asian-American actors which is now in performance at The Public Theater. Conceived and directed by Les Waters, the monologues are written by Jaclyn Backhaus, Sam Chanse, Mia Chung, Naomi Iizuka, and Anna Ouyang Moench.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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March 1, 2022

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SANDBLASTED Gets Lost In The Wind — Review

Theatrely's review of sandblasted by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Summer L. Williams at the Vineyard Theatre and WP Theater in New York City. The play features Rolonda Watts, Andy Lucien, Brittany Bellizeare, and Marinda Anderson.

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Joey Sims

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February 27, 2022

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SPACE DOGS Aim For The Moon, Land In The Stars — Review

Theatrely's review of Space Dogs, a new musical from MCC Theater written and starring Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire. Directed by Ellie Heyman, the musical about Laika the dog who traveled to space is choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 13, 2022

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Chosen Families: Some by Blood, Some Found on Yahoo in WOLF PLAY — Review

Theatrely's review of the New York premiere of Hansol Jung's Wolf Play from Ma-Yi Theater Company and Soho Rep. The cast features Esco Jouléy as Ash, Brandon Mendez Homer as Ryan, Aubie Merrylees as Peter, Nicole Villamil as Robin, and Mitchell Winter as Wolf.

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Joey Sims

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February 15, 2022

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BLACK NO MORE Has Blues But No Bite — Review

Theatrely's review of Black No More from The New Group. This new musical, inspired by George S. Schuyler’s 1931 novel, features Book by John Ridley; Lyrics by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter; Music by Tariq Trotter, Anthony Tidd, James Poyser and Daryl Waters; Choreography by Bill T. Jones; and Direction by Scott Elliott. The cast features Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tamika Lawrence, Howard McGillin, Ephraim Sykes, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and Lillias White to name a few.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 15, 2022

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PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Asks What Jewish Safe Havens Remain — Review

Theatrely's review of Joshua Harmon's Prayer For The French Republic which is now in performance Off Broadway at New York City Center - Stage I from Manhattan Theatre Club. Directed by David Cromer, the cast features Betsy Aidem, Yair Ben-Dor, Francis Benhamou, Ari Brand, Pierre Epstein, Peyton Lusk, Molly Ranson, Nancy Robinette, Jeff Seymour, Kenneth Tigar, and Richard Topol.

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Joey Sims

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February 1, 2022

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TAMBO & BONES Transcends Time In More Ways Than One — Review

Theatrely's review by Juan Michael Porter of Tambo & Bones, a new play at Playwrights Horizons by Dave Harris. The performance features Brendan Dalton, W. Tré Davis, Tyler Fauntleroy, and Dean Linnard; it is directed by Taylor Reynolds.

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Juan Michael Porter II

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February 7, 2022

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INTIMATE APPAREL Is Elegant, But Not Revealing Enough — Review

Theatrely's review of Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera Intimate Apparel which recently opened at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, directed by Bartlett Sher.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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January 31, 2022

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WINNIE THE POOH Is The Breath Of Fresh Air You Didn’t Know You Needed

Winnie the Pooh at Theatre Row is like a long exhale. Settling into a comfy chair, holding a warm mug. It’s a production that is crisp, beautifully executed, and - if you asked the toddler sitting near me at the performance - the most gripping story line ever written about a bear in dire need of honey. The characters, conventions, and general sound of the show bring something comfortable and nostalgic, easy to do since the source has been around since 1926. It is the production aspects however, that offer effortlessly lovely artistry in a format we don’t see too frequently. Each and every detail created this cozy little world, where I was just a guest in the Hundred Acre Wood.

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Amanda Marie Miller

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January 18, 2022

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A Shorter Day’s Journey Into Night, but With No Less Despair — Review

Theatrely's review of Robert O'Hara new adaptation of Long Day's Journey Into Night originally by Eugene O'Neill now playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The cast includes Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood, and Jason Bowen.

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Joey Sims

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January 25, 2022

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Sierra Boggess and Chip Zien To Lead New Barry Manilow Musical HARMONY

It’s a miracle! The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present Harmony, a new musical from Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman this March. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Harmoney will star Sierra Boggess and Chip Zien. Previews begins March 23, 2022 with an opening night set for April 13, 2022. 

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Kobi Kassal

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January 26, 2022

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SHHHH Makes Us Listen, But To What? — Review

Theatrely's review of Clare Barron's Shhhh, which is now in performance at Atlantic Stage 2 in New York City. In addition to Clare Barron, Shhhh features Janice Amaya, Annie Fang, Nina Grollman, Greg Keller, and Constance Shulman.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 5, 2022

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David Alford’s GHOSTLIGHT Makes New York Premiere This February

The New York premiere of David Alford’s Ghostlight will play a limited run from February 17-19 2022 at the Producers Club in Midtown Manhattan. 

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Kobi Kassal

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January 26, 2022

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Kyle Jarrow On Finding The Ghosts In WHISPER HOUSE

A thrilling ghost story has arrived at 59e59 Theater with Whisper House, featuring a score from Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and a book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow (Spongebob Squarepants, The Wildness.) Whisper House follows two lonely individuals living in a lighthouse on the coast of Maine during the onset of World War II. We asked Jarrow all about this haunting new musical.

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Meg Masseron

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January 25, 2022

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Prospect Theater Company’s NOTES FROM NOW Heads To 59E59

Billy Bustamante will direct and choreography Notes From Now, a brand-new musical anthology at 59E59 Theaters this March. Bringing together songwriters from Broadway and Beyond, this limited engagement is will run from March 2, 2022 through March 20, 2022. Notes From Now weaves together words and music to create a gallery of playful, provocative, and profound observations on the human journey. The line-up features newly-commissioned original songs created by 21 of today’s brightest musical theater writers: Jay Adana; Troy Anthony; Masi Asare; Jeff Blumenkrantz; Georgie Castilla and Jaime Lozano; Gretchen Cryer; Tia DeShazor and Derrick Byars; Alexandra Elle and Stephen Schwartz; Adam Gwon; Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar; Peter Mills; Ryan Scott Oliver; Michelle J. Rodriguez; Angela Sclafani; Paulo K Tiról; and Amanda Yesnowitz and Deborah Abramson. 

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Kobi Kassal

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January 20, 2022

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Mark Shanahan can’t get enough of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is a holiday season staple for many. But for Mark Shanahan, it’s much more than that—Shanahan headed five different Christmas Carol-inspired adaptations this holiday season. One of those shows is A Sherlock Carol, a new play written and directed by Shanahan, which will be playing at the New World Stages through Jan. 2. A sort of sequel to Dickens’s original story, A Sherlock Carol centers on Sherlock Holmes, who is called in to investigate the death of Ebenezer Scrooge by a grown-up Tiny Tim. “Along the way, as we mash up the world of Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters, we meet lots of different characters from the original Sherlock Holmes story and the original tale of A Christmas Carol,” Shanahan said. “It’s a fun mash-up.”

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Kaitlyn Riggio

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December 27, 2021

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Broadway Plus Offers The Perfect Girl’s Night Out With VIP IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? Package

Hey, all my Sex and the City lovers: what’s your ideal night out on the town in NYC? Is it grabbing a drink at the most Instagrammable, pink-themed bar? Or is it seeing a play - especially one with riveting female characters? Maybe you’re content just relaxing in your apartment, re-reading Candace Bushnell’s iconic novels. Well, you can have all of these experiences mashed into one with Broadway Plus’s VIP Package for Bushnell’s off-Broadway, one-woman play: Is There Still Sex in the City?

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Meg Masseron

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December 23, 2021

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KIMBERLY AKIMBO a Momentous Masterpiece — Review

Kimberly Akimbo, the new musical which premiered tonight at the Atlantic Theater Company, does not carry itself with the weight David Lindsay-Abaire’s book and lyrics, and Jeanine Tesori’s music, hold. The offbeat anti-comedy glides along like an awkward teen at the New Jersey ice-skating rink its characters hang around, but make no mistake: this is a momentous work of theatre, exquisitely performed by a stellar cast of talent, known and new.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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December 8, 2021

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SELLING KABUL Puts Us In The Room Where It Happened — Review

It appears that one of the major vibes, if you will, of post-quarantine theatre is tension, in particular claustrophobic, interpersonal tension that builds between people stuck in a small space or a single room. This mood permeates recent plays including Pass Over, Dana H, Is This A Room, Last of the Love Letters, The Fever, and now, Sylvia Khoury’s Selling Kabul at Playwrights Horizons. Of course, these plays all or mostly pre-date the pandemic, and yet after so much time being stuck inside, they feel different, more intense and real than ever before. The notion of a single-room play is nothing new, but now, after many of us have been living single-room lives, they have a newfound relevancy and relatability. They haunt us in ways that feel familiar. 

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Christian Lewis

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December 6, 2021

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Julia Murney On A Revamped BABY

Julia Murney is one of those actors who you know will deliver a top-rate performance, every single time. In her latest role, she has joined Out of the Box Theatric’s new and improved version of David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.’s Baby as Arlene. I recently caught up with Murney via Zoom to chat all about updating the script, finally getting her Arlene moment, and returning to the stage. 

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Kobi Kassal

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November 22, 2021

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CULLUD WATTAH, Clear Vision — Review

Erika Dickerson-Despenza, the writer of Cullud Wattah, a magnificent new play which just opened at the Public Theater, calls herself a ‘cultural-memory worker.’ I’d usually bristle at the self-proclaimed title, so vague in its implications, but anyone who can follow the stunning shadow/land—the first installment in her epic 10-play “Katrina cycle,” released as an audio production by the Public earlier this year—with a work of such breathtaking beauty can do just about anything, including convincing me of their title. Because, while Dickerson-Despenza is a playwright of the once-in-a-generation kind, these two works assert her mastery at combining the intimate family histories of classic memory plays with the political sharpness of an agile social worker. A review of cullud wattah at the Public Theater.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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November 17, 2021

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KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD Threads The Needle — Review

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord is an exuberant release of a show, a total joy to behold. Wong unfolds her tale of a ragtag group of quarantined volunteers who sewed thousands of masks with boundless, chaotic energy. But the show, which opened tonight at New York Theatre Workshop, also never loses sight of an essential fact: none of this should have been necessary. 

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Joey Sims

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November 4, 2021

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THE VISITOR Carries Heavy Immigration Baggage — Review

We first see Walter reprimanding his students for being distracted in class. Soon enough, however, he realizes he is just as distracted with his own life. Walter, played admirably by David Hyde Pierce, is a widowed economic professor whose spark is in danger of going out. In The Visitor, a new musical based on the 2007 film of the same name which premiered at the Public Theater, he rekindles that flame thanks to the discovery of two strangers who have set up camp in his unused Manhattan apartment. With music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, and a book by Yorkey and Kwame Kwei-Armah, it is a story which attempts to bridge the gap between an established American and the two undocumented immigrants he finds. Whether it closes that same divide between its intentions and its results is a question the work seems to have left answered back during the film’s premiere. The Visitor is now in performance at the Public Theater through December 5, 2021.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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November 4, 2021

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WINNIE THE POOH Is Heartwarming Family Fun — Review

Winnie the Pooh is now in performance at the newly renamed Hundred Acre Wood Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City.

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Noah Pattillo

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November 4, 2021

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MORNING SUN Shines a Tender Light on Ordinary Families — Review

Morning Sun starring Blair Brown, Edie Falco, and Marin Ireland is now in performance at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center through December 19, 2021.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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November 4, 2021

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FAIRYCAKES Not Worth Believing ― Review

There is a whopping cast of twelve in Fairycakes, Douglas Carter Beane’s new sendup of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and other assorted fairy tales, which just opened at the Greenwich House Theater. Its stage is of a large enough size, but it buckles under the weight of Beane’s bloated design: twelve performers, some playing multiple roles, struggling to find a spare minute with which to make an impression, and tools to help them.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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October 24, 2021

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Director Chay Yew on Helping To Craft KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people suffered with feeling isolated. In response to this loneliness, lots of people looked for new ways to build communities as a way to adapt to this new normal. For some, this meant finding online spaces bound by common interests. For others, it looked like connecting with family and neighbors.For Kristina Wong, it meant starting up a network of hundreds of volunteers, the Auntie Sewing Squad, to make facemasks for vulnerable groups. Playing at the New York Theatre Workshop, Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord tells a story of finding community in a time of isolation while revisiting and reflecting on the social and political landscape in the United States over the past 18 months. Director Chay Yew described Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord as a sort of “docutestimonial” about Wong’s own experience, starting in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March 2020.

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Kaitlyn Riggio

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November 16, 2021

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Everybody’s Got the Right (to Storm the Capitol) at ASSASSINS — Review

Assassins is now in performance at Classic Stage Company in New York City. A review by Joey Sims.

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November 14, 2021

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NOLLYWOOD DREAMS of Stardom Made Simple — Review

Nollywood Dreams is a simple, delightful play in which a young woman wishes to break into Nigeria’s film industry (known as Nollywood) as it booms in the ‘90s. Written by Jocelyn Bioh with wit and well-observed attention to characterization, it is not much more than that. In its premiere production at MCC Theater, though, performed by a lovable cast, it doesn’t have to be. A review by Juan A. Ramirez.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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November 12, 2021

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The Sparkle Is There With TREVOR — Review

In that same spirit, Trevor, an agreeable new musical about a gay teen’s 1981 life, which just had its New York premiere at Stage 42, goes through the motions of the typical teen dramedy, likely inspiring younger audience members without risking anything in the process. With Dan Collins’ charming, if trite, book and lyrics, and Julianne Wick Davis’ forgettable music, it is much like the Instagram infographics which have recently taken the place of genuine activism: a telegraphed signal of virtue without much commitment.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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November 10, 2021

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Scenic Designer Dan Daly Offers A Behinds The Scenes Glimpse At TAMMANY HALL

Scenic designer Dan Daly has recreated The Huron Club in painstaking detail, carefully utilizing elements of the Playhouse building harken back to its 1929 form along the way, while also throwing in some contemporary flourishes as needed. Dan Daly guided Theatrely through his designs for Tammany Hall to give us a taste of this immersive experience.

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Joey Sims

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November 10, 2021

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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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