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‘Dinner With the Boys’ Written by and Starring Dan Lauria Begins Previews Off-Broadway April 21

Dan Lauria, 'Dinner With The Boys,' Acorn Theatre,

Lauria's play is a comedy about two guys connected to a tight crime family who now face a dilemma that may or may not have to do with refusing offers and swimming with the fishes. After a successful run in New Jersey it opens Off-Broadway next month. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘Salvage’ by August Schulenburg

Sol Crespo and Mike Mihm in Flux Theatre Ensemble's 'Salvage.' Photo by Deborah Alexander

Skillful writing, perfect casting, topical timeliness, and fine creative teamwork make 'Salvage' one the very best efforts in Flux Theatre Ensemble’s nine-year history of fine productions. Read More »

Learning to be Funny at Flappers University – and with Up-and-Coming Standup Comic Gail Moss

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Can you learn to be funny? That’s what the folks at Flappers University believe, and having spent a day at their “Intro to Comedy Intensive” class, I’m inclined to agree. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Slowgirl’ at Seattle Public Theater

Kevin McKeon as Sterling and Hannah Mootz as Becky in Seattle Public Theater's production of Slowgirl by Greg Pierce. Image copyright 2015 by Steven Sterne Photography.

This shallowly observed two-hander gives all it can within about 10 minutes. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Lizard Boy’ at Seattle Repertory Theatre

William A. Williams, Justin Huertas and Kirsten deLohr Helland in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Lizard Boy. Photo: Alabastro Photography.

'Lizard Boy' is smart, charming and – perhaps most impressively – concise genre fare. Read More »

Theater Review (Baltimore): ‘Wicked’ on Tour

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By the end of the show you can’t help but root for Elphaba to get her happy ending. This is truly a case of a show being about the journey more than the destination because we all know how it ends. Or do we? Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Effie Gray,’ Starring Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson

'Effie Gray,' Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Richard Laxton,

Effie Gray lived a fairy-tale marriage with celebrated art critic John Ruskin. But despite the glittering world of high society, wealth and a sumptuous estate, she was miserable and became more and more afraid. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

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Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman’s durable Tony-winner shows it’s still got the stuff in the Woodlawn's glittering revival. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ the Musical

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Beauty and the Beast, the musical based on the 1991 animated film of the same name, is running at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre from 21 March to 3 May 2015. With a book by Linda Woolverton, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, and with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by ... Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Money Lab’ Conceived and Curated by Edward Einhorn

'Money Lab,' TravSD, Untitled Theater Company 61, Edward Einhorn

What is the value of art to the souls of an audience? This fascinating show presents the dilemma of art vs. life's necessities. Which does our culture deem more valuable? Which do we deem more valuable? Read More »