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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 »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ by Christopher Durang

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, Classic Theatre, San Antonio

The Classic Theatre finishes off its 2014-15 season with a well-mounted production of Christopher Durang's Tony-winning comedy. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Angry Housewives’ at ArtsWest

The cast of "Angry Housewives." Photo by Michael Brunk.

After a long run in the '80s, it probably shouldn't be a surprise that today 'Angry Housewives' is a quaint crowd-pleaser. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Dinner With The Boys’ By and Starring Dan Lauria

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

Charlie and Dom are hiding out in a remote area of New Jersey expecting a dinner guest, Big Anthony Jr. They know this dinner will be a reckoning with Big Anthony. In fact it may be the last supper for one or both of them. Only, who is playing the part of Judas? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

Astoria Performing Arts CenterMerrily We Roll Along

Sondheim's brilliant songs make this troubled, sad, unusual musical worth seeing anywhere and anywhen, and the new production at the Astoria Performing Arts Center is a solid one. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Six Rounds of Vengeance’ by Qui Nguyen and Vampire Cowboys

Jamie Dunn (Jess December) and Nicky Schmidlein (Queen Mad) in 'Six Rounds of Vengeance.' Photo by Theresa Squire

Stylized fight sequences, monsters and vampires, and a post-apocalyptic dystopia, all painted with a broad comic palette. And a sweet, tragic love story too. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Doruntine’ from Blessed Unrest and Kosovo’s Teatri ODA Brings Albanian Legend to Life – and Death

Njomeza Ibraj Fetiu, Ilire Vinca Celaj, Eshref Durmishi in 'Doruntine'

The opportunity to see this well-acted, smoothly written, excitingly staged, and chilling work of cultural blending is the kind of thing for which we can be grateful. Read More »

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 »