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Theater Review (NYC): ‘the dreamer examines his pillow’ by John Patrick Shanley

The Attic Theater Company's production of John Patrick Shanley's "the dreamer examines his pillow" Pictured: Dennis Parlato and Lauren Nicole Cipoletti PHOTO: Natalie Artemyeff

In its first NYC revival since its 1986 debut, the play mingles passages of naturalistic dialogue with fanciful poetic flowerings to expose depths of passion and self-doubt. And for long swaths of the 90-minute one-act, the Attic Theater Company cast carries this difficult material off with a crazed, sparkling bravado. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Summer Shorts’

Tanis Parenteau, W. Tre Davis, 'GLENBURN 12 WP, Vickie Ramirez, Summer Shorts 2015, 59E59th Theaters

From beginning to end the Summer Shorts Program Series A is awesome on many levels. The last play will resonates with drama and power. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Don Lockwood, Kathy and  Cosmo . Credit: Hagen Hopkins.

All in all, 'Singin' in the Rain' is a decent musical that will keep the family entertained and enthused for the most part. Sometimes there's nothing better than some wet fun. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘Butcher Holler Here We Come’

Isaac Byrne Butcher Holler Her We Come

Lit only by the actors' headlamps, this dark poetic drama about trapped coal miners grew on me – like a clammy mold. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Songs for the Fallen’ at the New York Musical Theatre Festival

in a scene from 'Songs for the Fallen' at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Photo Credit: Al Foote III

Fizzy direction, brutally comic onstage energy, crafty songs and costumes, and overall technical sheen bring to pulse-pounding life this new musical version of Dumas's never-tired story of Marie Duplessis, the Lady of the Camellias. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘I Know What Boys Want’ Explores Sex Tape Culture

I Know What Boys Want Ego Actus

A ripped-from-the-headlines story about a high school sex tape gone viral sets up a compelling premise but doesn't live up to its potential. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Threesome’ by Yussef El Guindi

threesome plan off-broadway 59e59

'Threesome' begins as pure bedroom comedy, then slowly sours into muted seriousness, finally exploding into a cutting climax as secrets of sexual politics and terrible events of the recent past are revealed. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Threesome’ by Yussef El Guindi

Quinn Franzen, Alia Attallah, Karan Oberoi, 'THREESOME,' 59E59th Theaters

When Leila and Rashid invite Doug over to be part of an intimate 'Threesome,' Doug is excited and feels he must accept to overcome a hurdle. But things are not what they seem for all three individuals. By the time their evening is over, the unexpected has happened and they will never be the same again. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ by The Trip

Orpheus Eurydice The Trip Theater

This experimental treatment of the ancient myth takes in video, music, dance, and the online world as it plays with your expectations. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Rep

Conor McPherson, 'The Weir,' Ciarán O'Reilly, Amanda Quaid, Paul O'Brien, Tim Ruddy, DR2 Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre

There is nothing like a ghostly story to perk up one's mind and ears. And for three men and a woman in a remote pub in rural Ireland, the stories are real, even though in the light of dawn, ghosts fade away. Read More »