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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Cuckooed’ Starring Comedian Mark Thomas

CUCKOOED, Mark Thomas, Emma Callander, All For One, 59E59th Theaters

What happens when you learn a friend has betrayed you? Mark Thomas explores this theme with the true story of corporate spies in an activist group. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘texts&beheadings/ElizabethR’ by Karin Coonrod and Compagnia de’ Colombari

texts@beheadings/ElizabethR, photo by Teresa Wood.

This avant-garde but entertaining show brings Queen Elizabeth I's personality craftily and colorfully to life using her poems, prayers, and speeches, dozens of threads stitched artfully together into a gracefully energetic mini-biography. Read More »

Theater/Dance Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Cinderella,’ a Baroque Burlesque Ballet by Company XIV

Allison Ulrich in Company XIV's 'Cinderella.' Photo by Mark Shelby Perry

The latest dance-theater extravaganza from Austin McCormick and his scarily talented troupe transports us into a magical world of tongue-in-cheek glitz and deeply felt emotion rolled densely into a concoction of wonders. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Pondling’ by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, PONDLING, Gúna Nua Theatre Company and Ramblinman, Origin Theatre Co's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, 59E59 Theaters

When the lines blur between reality and a fantastical world created to stave off isolation and rejection, there is only one way out. But sometimes, one doesn't have to break down and let one realm or the other dominate. Sometimes there is a way out that makes much more sense. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘DESIRE,’ Six Plays Adapted from Tennessee Williams

Liv Rooth, Derek Smith, David Grimm, Oriflamme, DESIRE, The Acting Company, 59E59 Theaters, 5A Season

Tennessee Williams's short stories are intriguing, cryptic, revelatory, and shocking in their adaptations by exceptional modern playwrights in six one-act plays. The plays embody the tides of desire and the unconscious impulses that flood our lives when least expected. Read More »

Theater Review (Off-Broadway NYC): ‘Sense of an Ending’ by Ken Urban

Joshua David Robinson, Danyon Davis, 'SENSE OF AN ENDING,' 59E59th Theaters

Under duress and the threat of torture, one may do anything, admit to anything. During the 100 days of the darkness of the Rwandan genocide, one ethnic group butchered, the other died. And then there were those who managed to survive. And there were those who managed to walk the wall between the brutalizers and the brutalized. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Mercury Fur’ by Philip Ridley at The New Group

Pictured: Jack DiFalco, Tony Revolori, Peter Mark Kendall, Sea McHale, Zane Pais in The New Group production of Philip Ridley’s “Mercury Fur,” directed by Scott Elliott. This production plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement through September 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. PHOTO CREDIT: Monique Carboni.

Dystopian visions are everywhere on stage and screen these days, but the powerful and disturbing 'Mercury Fur' stands out. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘the dreamer examines his pillow’ by John Patrick Shanley

The Attic Theater Company's production of John Patrick Shanley's "the dreamer examines his pillow" Pictured: Dennis Parlato and Lauren Nicole Cipoletti PHOTO: Natalie Artemyeff

In its first NYC revival since its 1986 debut, the play mingles passages of naturalistic dialogue with fanciful poetic flowerings to expose depths of passion and self-doubt. And for long swaths of the 90-minute one-act, the Attic Theater Company cast carries this difficult material off with a crazed, sparkling bravado. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘I Know What Boys Want’ Explores Sex Tape Culture

I Know What Boys Want Ego Actus

A ripped-from-the-headlines story about a high school sex tape gone viral sets up a compelling premise but doesn't live up to its potential. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Threesome’ by Yussef El Guindi

threesome plan off-broadway 59e59

'Threesome' begins as pure bedroom comedy, then slowly sours into muted seriousness, finally exploding into a cutting climax as secrets of sexual politics and terrible events of the recent past are revealed. Read More »