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Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Behind the Mask’

Esther Chen in 'Behind the Mask.' Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

A Chinese acting troupe reluctantly comes together to rehearse an ancient play about a mythic hero and dictator tyrant king. They learn valuable lessons together and come to understand that the past isn't so far off after all. Human experience, destiny and truthful principles apply to all time. 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): ‘Six Passionate Women’ by Mario Fratti

Six Passionate Women by Mario Fratti at Theater for the New City

This comedy inspired by Federico Fellini's filmmaking foibles and womanizing ways starts amusingly, but ultimately disappoints. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Daylight Precision’ by Douglas Lackey

Joel Stigliano in Daylight Precision by Douglas Lackey, directed by Alexander Harrington at Theater for the New City. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

When fighting a war, should a country attempt to behave morally or should the approach be to overwhelm the enemy with such bloodshed that they can never get up again to fight? 'Daylight Precision' reveals the intelligence behind the two philosophical views held by generals during WWII which brought life and effected death on a massive scale. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Sotto Voce’ by Nilo Cruz

Franca Sofia Barchiesi in the world premiere of Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz at Theater for the New City until March 9th.

This is an amazing, poetic work about the relationship between an older woman and a younger man in the shadow of the Holocaust. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Blind Angels’ by Dick Brukenfeld

L to R: Francesco Campari and Qurrat Ann Kadwani in Blind Angels by Dick Brukenfeld, directed by Melissa Attebery. Photo by Ina Stinus.

When an Ivy League buddy involves his "brother" in a terrorist plot, all points of friendship are off. Or are they? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘An American Family Takes a Lover’ by Amina Henry

Tiffany Nichole Greene (Justine), and Daniel Le (Thomas) in 'An American Family Takes a Lover' by Amina Henry

This sardonic comedy swipes at our need to control others and our masochistic desire to be controlled. Read More »