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Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Regular Little Houdini’ by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, 59E59 Theaters, A Regular Little Houdini

This impactful one-man show presents a fascinating tale about the great magician and escape artist and the romanticism found deep in the hearts of the people of South Wales. It sensitizes us to the history and lives of the individuals of that time.

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Theater Review (NYC Broadway): ‘Farinelli and the King’ with Mark Rylance

mark rylance farinelli and the king broadway

Well played all around, this Shakespeare's Globe production is blessed with the preternaturally naturalistic Rylance, whose severely manic-depressive and sometimes delusional King Philippe V of Spain is both brilliantly imagined and pulsatingly real.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life, Irish Repertory Theatre, Dewey Caddell, Orlagh Cassidy, Aaron Gaines, Ian Holcomb

Watching and hearing this "live radio play" adaptation, we process a confluence of the past (1940s) and present (2017). The two run simultaneously, a visual and aural parallel which adds to the fun. I felt strangely part of an absurdist time warp as observer and participant.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Downtown Race Riot’ with Chloë Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny and David Levi in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s “Downtown Race Riot,” directed by Scott Elliott. This Off-Broadway production by The New Group plays a limited engagement at The Pershing Square Signature Center, Nov 14 – Dec 23. For more, visit www.thenewgroup.org. Photo credit: Monique Carboni

Fashions may have changed and drugs become even more deadly since the 1970s milieu of 'Downtown Race Riot.' But with all its humor, the play bears a troubling message: Friendship and family, potent forces though they are, can't solve the conundrum of tribalism.

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