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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Dark Water’ by David Stallings

L to R: Chester Poon and Erica Lauren McLaughlin in Dark Water by David Stallings at The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Photo by Louise Flory.

Dark Water is a stylistically powerful production that asks the overriding question,"Do we understanding what we are really doing to our environment and should we care?" Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Take Me Back’ by Emily Schwend

L to R: Boo Killebrew and James Kautz in Take Me Back by Emily Schwend, directed by Jay Stull at Walkerspace. Photo by Russ Rowland.

Bill is living at home with his diabetic mom. He feels frustrated as employment plans reach a dead end. But where else can he go and what else can he do? His mom needs him and he needs her. However, both are not inclined to admit it. 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 »

The Nightmarish Interview Before Christmas: Chris Sarandon


Chris Sarandon talks to Blogcritics' Gabe Canada about his projects past and future. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Norwegians’ by C. Denby Swanson

Tor (Hamilton Clancy) and Olive (Veronica Cruz) in The Norwegians extended until November 24th.

Olive and Betty need some hit men, Norwegian gangsters in particular. These are really, really nice gangsters who will straighten out a woman's unhappy love life for a reasonable fee. Read More »

Theater Review: Ben Elton’s ‘We Will Rock You’ (Baltimore, MD)


We Will Rock You is one wonderfully odd, colorful, sarcastic, non-traditional, over the top campy show that frequently goes for the jugular. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Playing Sinatra’ by Bernard Kops

Kelly Morgan, (Director), Katharine Cullison, Austin Pendleton, Richard McElvain in Playing Sinatra by Bernard Kops

Norman and Sandra Lewis enjoy playing Sinatra records. But the musical metaphor becomes associated with a psychological dynamic that is both funny and tragic. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Awake’ by Ken Urban

Theater Bill: Andy Phelan, Lori Prince, Maulik Pancholy

" sleep perchance to dream...ah what dreams may come?" Ken Urban's play challenges us about the division between reality and the dream-state. Does it exist? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Designated Mourner’ by Wallace Shawn

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Is it any wonder when a solipsistic artists' colony succumbs to a brutal totalitarian power? Shawn's play delves into the lives and deaths of an ineffective highbrow class. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Nathan Lane in ‘The Nance’ by Douglas Carter Beane

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The marvelous Nathan Lane stars in a production that is sheer delight and dark genius. Read More »