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Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Belle of Belfast’ by Nate Rufus Edelman

A scene from 'The Belle of Belfast' - with Arielle Hoffman and Kate Lydic. Photo: Carol Rosegg

The Irish Rep presents a new play that's old-fashioned in the best way, a funny, sad, affecting and deep tale of forbidden passion and survival amid senseless violence. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Golondrinas (Swallows)’ by Aminta De Lara

'Golondrinas (Swallows),' written and directed by Aminta De Lara, presented by La MaMa E.T.C. April 16 to 26, 2015. L-R: Howard Collado and Robert Ramos. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

A terrible past is revealed as two estranged sisters deal with a death in the family amid street protests in Venezuela. Read More »

Theater Review (Broadway): ‘An American in Paris’

An American in Paris Broadway

The new musical proves that Broadway and the ballet are friends, and that even if we can't have a new George Gershwin or Leonard Bernstein, the originals can still energize today's biggest stage talents and please finicky audiences. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Public Enemy,’ Wild Rice’s Adaptation of Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy of the People’

Wild Rice Public Enemy Ibsen

Just as with the questions Dr. Chee faces in the play, do you stand up for what's right when the cost is so large? Is there a limit to how much cost you will bear? Will the limit be jail time, or harm to your family? Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Hamlet’ Starring Peter Sarsgaard at Classic Stage Company, Directed by Austin Pendleton

Scott Parkinson, Peter Sarsgaard, and Daniel Morgan Shelley in Classic Stage Company's 'Hamlet.' Photo by Carol Rosegg

CSC's new production emphasizes the psychological depths in Shakespeare’s classic story of murder, indecision and revenge. Read More »

‘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 »

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

Wicked Munchkinland

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 »