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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 »

Theatre Review (Singapore): Dim Sum Dollies – ‘The History of Singapore Part 1′ by Dream Academy

From left: Pam Oei (standing), Denise Tan, Selena Tan and Hossan Leong. Photo courtesy of Dream Academy.

The show is fun and entertaining, and it's certainly a production made specifically for Singaporeans. And that's the best birthday gift to a nation turning 50 soon - and to its theatre-loving citizens. Read More »

‘Dinner With The Boys’ – A Conversation With Dan Lauria About His Play

'Dinner With The Boys,' Frank Megna, Dan Lauria, Ray Abruzzo, Richard Zavaglia

'As a matter of fact, the only blood you see in our show is that Ray takes a ketchup bottle and sprays it on the window. And we don’t care if the audience sees it’s ketchup.' Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘Unveiled’ Written and Performed by Rohina Malik

Rohia Malik in 'Unveiled' at the 4th Street Theatre. Photo courtesy of Voyage Theater Company

In her five monologues about post-9/11 anti-Muslim sentiment, Malik comes across as one of those actors whose performances seem powered as much by moral spirit as by craft. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Human Being Died That Night’ by Nicholas Wright Explores Apartheid’s Psychology and Legacy

Noma Dumezweni and Matthew Marsh in 'A Human Being Died That Night.' Photo by Jesse Kramer

There are no simple answers, and perhaps the worst part of the whole long episode is that, as de Kock tells Pumla at the end, "We killed a lot of people, they killed some of ours, and we fought for nothing…We fought each other basically, eventually, for nothing at all." Read More »

Irish Rep’s Glittering Gala Celebrating Yeats: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olympia Dukakis

William Butler Yeats, The Irish Rep, YEATS: The Celebration, Irish Rep Benefit Gala 2015

The one-night-only show will include performances by Gabriel Byrne, Olympia Dukakis, Melissa Errico, Colum McCann, Peter Gallagher, John Slattery ('Mad Men'), and more. Read More »

Concert-Theater Review: ‘L’Amfiparnaso,’ a Madrigal Comedy from 1594 by Orazio Vecchi Performed by The Western Wind

l'amfiparnaso western wind

Voices simulate the ringing of bells and the knocking-on of doors as effectively as they convey the desperation of foiled lovers, the comic scheming of the servant class, and the self-satisfied prancing of the smug. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Broadway): Darren Criss in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Belasco Theatre, Darren Criss, Rebecca Naomi Jones

A towering performance by the former 'Glee' star is a revelation. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘Tuesdays at Tesco’s’ by Emmanuel Darley with Simon Callow in a Bravura Performance

Simon Callow, TUESDAYS AT TESCO'S, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters

Every Tuesday since her mom died, Pauline goes to her father Andy's house to cook, clean and do the wash. It's because of who Pauline insists she is that antagonizes Andy. You see, he never had a daughter and he doesn't want one now. Read More »