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‘Melissa’s Choice': Talkback with Playwright Steven Somkin, Actors and Director in NYC

Mel Cobb, Jessica DiGiovanni, Ari Butler, Jed Orlemann, Kim Sykes, 'Melissa's Choice,' The Lion Theatre

Playwright, director, and cast answered audience questions on Somkin's new play about the choices a pregnant woman faces. Read More »

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

Simon Callow in TUESDAYS AT TESCO’S, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Simon Callow's extravagant, finely polished, emotionally and comically transcendent performance is in New York until June 7. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Melissa’s Choice’ by Steven Somkin

Jessica DiGiovanni, Jed Orlemann, the Lion Theatre

Melissa faces the dilemma of whether she will carry her baby to term, and we empathize with her confusion, her rationale and her emotional conflict. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘4000 Miles’ by Amy Herzog

Sam Carter Gilliam and Cris Boneta in '4000 Miles.' Photo by Siggi Ragnar.

A troubled young man finds solace with his elderly grandmother in this moving and well-acted drama. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Blood Red Roses: The Female Pirate Project’ at the Waterfront Museum

Meghan Maureen Williams as Lioness in 'Blood Red Roses.' Photo by Jonathan Musser

A new shadow-puppet show about history's female pirates is a great reason to spend some time aboard the Waterfront Museum, one of the most unusual sites in all the wilds of New York City. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams

Olivia Washington and Saundra Santiago in 'The Glass Menagerie' Photo by Russ Rowland

Opening-night jitters didn't bring down the excellent debut of a new Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to bringing theater classics to new audiences. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off Broadway): ‘The Belle of Belfast’

'The Belle of Belfast,' Kate Lydic, Hamish Allan-Headley, Irish Repertory Theatre, Belfast, Ireland

Belfast, Ireland in 1985 is home to the fiery and foul-mouthed Anne Malloy who lives with her Aunt Emma Malloy who seeks the help of the Catholic Church in a frequent confession of her sins which are practically non existant. Anne, too seeks confession, but for a different reason which has more to do with the good looking Father Reilly than salvation of her soul. The Troubles are the backdrop in the lives of the characters, but these individuals have inured themselves to the violence as they try to cope as best they can. The issue is how successfully can you cope when you live in a war zone? Read More »

Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker to Host Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Benefit Marking Yeats’ 150th Birthday Anniversary

sarah jessica parker matthew broderick irish repertory theatre yeats a celebration

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 »

Interview: Flux Theatre Ensemble’s August Schulenburg on Open Source Theatre

August Schulenburg Flux Theatre Ensemble

Recently Flux began publishing its budget with its Open Book program. Then the company again broke ground by debuting a pay-what-you-can policy it calls Living Ticket. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off Broadway): ‘Ziegfield’s Midnight Frolic’ by Cynthia von Buhler

'Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic,' Cynthia von Buhler, Speakeasy Dollhouse, Liberty Theater, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age

In her day Ziegfeld Follies star Olive Thomas was a celebrity and beauty who was Ziegfeld's mistress. Her life took an interesting turn when she married Jack Pickford and took an even more eventful turn when she went with him to the lavish Hotel Ritz in Paris. Behind the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties style and scantily dressed Ziegfeld Follies girls is the story of Olive Thomas and Ziegfield's Midnight Frolic. And what a story it is. Read More »