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Hollywood Fringe Theater Review: ‘The Poe Show,’ ‘Stupid Songs,’ and ‘The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah’

Brendan Hunt in 'The Poe Show'

A late night talk show hosted by America’s most depressed author, a musical spoof and a clown-centric variety hour are some of the bright comedy highlights at this year’s Fringe. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘My Perfect Mind’ with Edward Petherbridge

Paul Hunter, Edward Petherbridge, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59th Theaters

The mind is mystery's plaything. The illustrious actor Edward Petherbridge has achieved the apex of his career with an engagement to act the title role of 'King Lear,' and when happens to stop him in his tracks, he cannot be counted out. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Review: ‘Sin: A Pop Opera’ and ‘Annabella’

Annabella

A modern "Faust" and a musical fairy tale fail to live up to their full potential in their Fringe debuts. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: Penny Pollak’s ‘No Traveler’ and John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’

Penny Pollak in 'No Traveler'

An exciting avant-garde performance piece and an interesting reinterpretation of a modern classic are both making their West Coast debuts at this year's Fringe. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: ‘Uncle Impossible’s Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social’ and ‘Straitjacket Society Sketch Comedy’

uncle impossible

Comedy isn’t easy, as two sketch shows playing at this year’s Hollywood Fringe clearly demonstrate. Read More »

Theater Review: (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘Hey Jude’ by Nancy Manocherian

Adam Weppler, Deborah Offner, Larry Cahn, The Cell Theatre, Urban Stages

When the center cannot hold, there is chaos, confusion and despair. Anna is desperately trying to keep her family together to celebrate the coming Christmas season. But her husband's dementia is growing worse and Jude, her son wants to finally know who his parents are. Anna's choices are few, but she does have an interesting way of coping. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Masterworks Theater Company

The musical Puck (Nick Cearley) discusses a play with Oberon (Andrew Guilarte) in Masterworks Theater Company's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Photo by Russ Rowland

Director Tamilla Woodard and a gifted cast keep the magic fizzing every minute in this sparkling 90-minute version of Shakespeare's canonical comedy. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Set Fire to The Stars’ Starring Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, 'Set Fire To The Stars

With "Set Fire to the Stars," filmmaker Andy Goddard has constructed a layered film that is clear and intentionally muted. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘La Vie En Rose’ – Songs of Edith Piaf by Sing Theatre

la vie en rose sing theatre edith piaf

All the singers were highly talented and excellent, but the stunner of the night had to be L.A. Benjamin. With her Whitney Houston-like gospel voice soaring effortlessly to the rafters, Benjamin's performance easily struck a chord with the audience's hearts. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘In My Father’s Words’ by Justin Young

Angus Peter Campbell, Garry Collins, IN MY FATHER'S WORDS, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters

Lou is called to the police station to pick up his father who was wandering and lost. It is the first time he's seen him in 15 years for they are estranged. Unable to get Don placed in a nursing home, he is forced to take what appears to be an unqualified caretaker to care for Don while Lou is working. Turns out he couldn't have chosen better for she knows Gaelic and recognizes when his father is saying long lost words he had forgotten. Read More »