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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Lift’ by Walter Mosley

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It is a nightmare scenario to be stuck on an elevator with the terrifying prospect that one will plunge to one's death if the elevator cable snaps. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Blink’ by Phil Porter

L to R: Thomas Pickles and Lizzy Watts in Phil Porter's 'Blink,' part of Brits Off Broadway, at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A unique, wacky love reveals an essence that defies description. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Time of My Life’ by Alan Ayckbourn

L to R: Rachel Caffrey and James Powell in Alan Ayckbourn's Time of My Life, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Andrew Higgins.

The Stratton family meets at their favorite restaurant to celebrate mom Laura's birthday party. Little do they expect that after the celebration their lives will be very different. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Farcicals’ by Alan Ayckbourn

L to R: Sarah Stanley, Kim Wall, Bill Champion, Elizabeth Boag in Farcicals. Photo by Andrew Higgins.

Infidelity, food fights, cat fights, neighborly barbecues and brawls punctuate this comical world premiere. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Arrivals & Departures’ by Alan Ayckbourn

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A profound, tragicomic look at memory and how it impacts the present if unresolved conflicts are allowed to fester. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock’ by David Rudkin

L to R: Tom McHugh and Martin Miller in 'The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

An intriguing perspective on how the great film director's life infused his art enabling him to compose some of the most memorable films in the history of filmmaking. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Playing With Grownups’ by Hannah Patterson

L to R: Daisy Hughes and Trudi Jackson in Playing With Grownups, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Joanna and Robert have Stella and Jake over to see baby Lily and have dinner and wine. What unfolds is unexpected and forces the characters to look at themselves and their relationships with each other. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Gidion’s Knot’ by Johnna Adams

Karen Leiner in Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams, directed by Austin Pendleton at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

'Gidion's Knot,' written by Johnna Adams, brilliantly directed by Austin Pendleton and acted by Karen Leiner and Dara O'Brien examines social responsibility, parental responsibility and the cultural assumptions about both during a spell-binding, atypical parent-teacher conference. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Woodsman’ by James Ortiz

L to R: Will Gallacher, James Ortiz, Eliza Simpson in The Woods Man at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Hunter Canning.

The tale of The Woods Man shaped from L. Frank Baum's forgotten stories written after The Wizard of Oz is haunting and poignant. Performed with the use of Bunraku puppetry, the creations of evil and magic are made alive and frightening. The production is exceptional and heartfelt. If you loved The Wizard of Oz, it is a must see. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Tribute Artist’ by Charles Busch

L to R: Keira Keeley, Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Mary Bacon, Jonathan Walker in The Tribute Artist, directed by Carl Andress for Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by James Leynse.

When the owner of a Greenwich Village townhouse unexpectedly dies, a chain of events is set off in which a real estate broker and female impersonator elect to pull off a grand scheme. Why not? There are no inheritors, no will and few will be able to discern the owner is actually a female impersonator. Or will they? Read More »