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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

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'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 »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Pictured, L. to R.: John Keating, Sean Gormley, Tim Ruddy, Paul O'Brien and Amanda Quaid Photo Credit: CAROL ROSEGG

A the denizens of an Irish country pub chat and gossip, then go on to spin the supernatural tales that are the meat of the drama, a vivid outside world of time and space unfolds – and a world beyond as well. Read More »

Theater Review (Off-Broadway): Alicia Silverstone and Heather Lind in ‘Of Good Stock’ by Melissa Ross

Of Good Stock Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I Cast List: Kelly AuCoin Greg Keller Heather Lind Nate Miller Jennifer Mudge Alicia Silverstone Production Credits: Lynne Meadow (director) Santo Loquasto (scenic design) Tom Broecker (costume design) Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) Jill BC DuBoff (sound design) Other Credits: Written by: Melissa Ross

At a moment when lots of theater companies are experimenting with "immersive" productions, a solid traditional one like this meaty comedy, with all the creative pieces fitting together just right, is the true immersive art. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – a Musical Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Novel

Pride and Prejudice Theater for the New City

A commendable cast is let down by the material in this big, ambitious show. 'Pride and Prejudice' is still a darn good story, but this musical doesn't do it very proud. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Masterworks Theater Company

The musical Puck (Nick Cearley) discusses a play with Oberon (Andrew Guilarte) in Masterworks Theater Company's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Photo by Russ Rowland

Director Tamilla Woodard and a gifted cast keep the magic fizzing every minute in this sparkling 90-minute version of Shakespeare's canonical comedy. Read More »

‘Melissa’s Choice': Talkback with Playwright Steven Somkin, Actors and Director in NYC

Mel Cobb, Jessica DiGiovanni, Ari Butler, Jed Orlemann, Kim Sykes, 'Melissa's Choice,' The Lion Theatre

Playwright, director, and cast answered audience questions on Somkin's new play about the choices a pregnant woman faces. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): Simon Callow in ‘Tuesdays at Tesco’s’ by Emmanuel Darley

Simon Callow in TUESDAYS AT TESCO’S, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Simon Callow's extravagant, finely polished, emotionally and comically transcendent performance is in New York until June 7. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams

Olivia Washington and Saundra Santiago in 'The Glass Menagerie' Photo by Russ Rowland

Opening-night jitters didn't bring down the excellent debut of a new Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to bringing theater classics to new audiences. Read More »