Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Oscar E. Moore Reviews



The Other Mozart - begs to be seen


Holler If Ya Hear Me - Tupac Shakur. Palace Theatre. Broadway’s newest odd couple


Just Jim Dale - a life in revue


The City of Conversation - Politics and family are dished up with wit and zingers at Lincoln Center


The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock - nothing to sing about


Forbidden Broadway comes out swinging (and boy do they mean it) -30th anniversary edition


Act One - stage adaptation of Moss Hart's 1959 autobiography is a perfect production written and directed by James Lapine


Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein - clothing makes the man


The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe - a superb production.


Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd: their friendship/chemistry is palpable


Cabaret - The 1998 Sam Mendes’ reimagined, revised and re-edited revival reopens


Violet - An incredible, gripping entertainment starring Sutton Foster has opened under the radar with an explosive impact of talent that stuns leaving you shaken as the journey ends


Bullets Over Broadway - is a musical puzzle where some of the pieces fit beautifully and others don’t.


Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill - Audra McDonald is Billie Holiday spiraling down, out of control, dissolving right before our eyes.


The Mystery of Irma Vep - blissfully funny comedy of outlandish manners.


The Realistic Joneses - Four quirky characters and a memorable dead squirrel


A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry revival -funny, smart, tragic, uplifting, surprising, exhilarating, uncompromising, compassionate, amazing and ageless


Mothers and Sons - starring Tyne Daly


If/Then - new musical starring Idina Menzel


Aladdin - Disney on Broadway. Again.


Rocky - the musical The Italian Stallion returns


All The Way starring Bryan Cranston on Boadway is a real eye opener


The Bridges of Madison County - Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale soar in new Jason Robert Brown musical


Love and Information by Caryl Churchill - be prepared for a wild ride


Dinner With Friends - Food for thought Off-B'way


The Tribute Artist - Charles Busch up to his old routines


Bronx Bombers - bits and pieces of historical data about each of the players and Yankee Stadium


The Correspondent - Grief and Guilt take their toll


Almost, Maine - a heartfelt and hopeful "tales of the heart" is almost an otherworldly experience


Outside Mullingar starring Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne is quirky and charming


Machinal - Unique revival: a bizarre story that is expertly produced and acted with a set design to die for


Beautiful - the Carole King musical is a sure fire crowd pleaser: great songs and spectacular performances


Demi Lovato officially resigning from The X Factor


Waiting for Godot & No Man's Land - performances of a lifetime


Natalie Toro's Christmas gift - Just in Time for Christmas CD


Nutcracker Rouge - a voyeur’s fantasy come true created by the multi-talented Austin McCormick for Company XIV


Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater with Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff


And Away We Go - backstage stories across the centuries by Terrence McNally


Mom Vans, Hybrids and Minis, Oh My! Celebrity moms with normal cars


Twelfth Night/King Richard III - an extremely special theatrical event


A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: fresh blood on B’way


Fun Home – Lesbian Pop Chamber Musical at The Public Theater


Famous Celebrity Diets and How They Work


Becoming Dr. Ruth - starring Debra Jo Rupp of That 70s Show


Murder for Two reopens at New World Stages


After Midnight on B'way: a spectacular production - celebration of The Cotton Club’s music and performers


Betrayal - Fantastic Pinter revival with Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall


The Snow Geese starring Mary-Louise Parker and flocks of flying geese - very Chekhovian


A Time to Kill – Semi Successful Courtroom Drama


Big Fish - Fans of innovative musical theatre may want to go into mourning.


The Winslow Boy - is terrific theatre at the Roundabout


A Night with Janis Joplin - on Broadway


Lady Day - Off B'way musical/concert with Dee Dee Bridgewater


The Glass Menagerie - powerful, heartbreaking, stylized Broadway revival


Natural Affection - a darker William Inge rediscovered Off B'way


Best (& Worst) Guest Stars of Modern Family


Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad on B'way: remarkable


Best (& Worst) Guest Stars of Modern Family


Bradley Cole a new musical FringeNYC


Cowboy's Don't Sing - FringeNYC


First Date - a cute show, entertaining and sharp


Soul Doctor comes across as the first Jewish Juke Box Musical – a combination of Motown (Shlomo’s greatest hits) Fiddler on the Roof and Hair


Perfectly Normel People - FringeNYC


The King's Whore - Off Off B'way at Walkerspace


Castle Walk - Irene Castle oversees filming of life story at RKO circa 1938


Marry Harry - New York Musical Festival


Sasquatched! The Musical - Misunderstood Bigfoot meets lost young camper Sam


The Explorers Club - Off B'way: delightful up to a point


The Unavoidable Disappearance of TOM DURNIN


Buyer & Cellar - starring Michael Urie: Bonding in the basement with Babs


Sontag: Reborn Off B'way lacks passion and angst


Murder Ballad - a long bar, a pool table, band stand and a bloody bat


Here Lies Love – Imelda Marcos’ disco party


Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 - Russian Dinner Theater Off B'way


Pippin - a glorious first time Broadway revival of 1972 Stephen Schwartz musical


I’ll Eat You Last: a chat with Sue Mengers – A Divine Comedy starring the Divine Miss M - Bette Midler


The Memory Show - an unusual Alzheimer's musical that's easy to forget


Orphans on Broadway: Do not miss it


The Big Knife - Hollywood artifact by Clifford Odets revived - unimpressive and dull


The Nance starring Nathan Lane


The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg: mellow yet very funny and somewhat sad


Motown, the musical - a legacy of love


Matilda madness - new musical is a case of The Emperor’s New Clothes


Kinky Boots - a feast for the eyes, the ears and the heart


Nora Ephron’s final bow on Broadway with Lucky Guy starring Tom Hanks


Hands on a Hardbody – Hard times in Texas on Broadway


Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway: a disjointed, noiresque, bummer of a production


Happy Birthday by Anita Loos: Bottoms Up! Off B'way


Really Really - The me-I-want-it-all-no-matter-who-or-what-generation arrives Off B'way


Hit The Wall - frightening and in your face theatre - STONEWALL June 1969


Cinderella on Broadway: a magical makeover - a sure fire crowd pleaser


Talley's Folly - Off B'way's romantic revival


Ann starring Holland Taylor as Ann Richards is Ann Richards


Belleville - Amy Herzog's unconvincing and unsatisfying new play Off B'way


Moose Murders - a major moosetake off off B'way


The Vandal: smart and satisfying Off Off B’way play at The Flea


Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson on Broadway: the play slowly limps along


Picnic revival on Broadway – almost unbearable


The Other Place: a compelling memory loss play starring Laurie Metcalf


Natalie Toro's Christmas gift


Golden Boy – Lincoln Center Theater Revival


Penny Fuller: 13 Things about Ed Carpolotti


Glengarry Glen Ross: a non-event starring Al Pacino


Dead Accounts starring Katie Holmes, yawn and Norbert Leo Butz


The Mystery of Edwin Drood - the very model of a modern major musical. See it!


A Christmas Story: musical spreads nostalgic, endearing and sometimes delightful moments across the footlights


Scandalous – Prayer, persistence and patience certainly pay off here


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - A Chekhovian inspired dysfunctional comedy from Christopher Durang


Inner Voices: 3 Musical Monologues Off B'way


Annie: It’s truly a hard knock life when kids can’t afford to see this winning show


Giant – a gigantic achievement for all involved


The Heiress - lacklustre revival starring Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn, Dan Stevens


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring four exceptional actors


Cyrano de Bergerac - Starring Douglas Hodge and his nose


Falling by Deanna Jent: Autism case study Off B'way


Grace on Broadway - an intriguing production that I would urge you to see


Ten Chimneys - Lunt and Fontanne's private lives examined off B'way


An Enemy of the People with Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas: Unrestrained fury


Red Dog Howls – Kathleen Chalfant gives bravura performance


If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet: Jake Gyllenhaal's Off B'way debut


The Exonerated – Death Row Docudrama Off-B’way


Chaplin, the musical: Behind the limelight


Mary Broome – Edwardian hanky-panky at the Mint


Harrison, TX: Three plays by Horton Foote


The Dick and The Rose FringeNYC


Nightfall on Miranga Island, take two FringeNYC


Panaromania: John Banvard, artist of the first "moving pictue" musicalized FringeNYC


Orphan Train – Marla Hirokawa's impressive 1997 ballet at FringeNYC


Standby, the "suicide" musical at FringeNYC


Falling – isn’t totally convincing at FringeNYC


Non-Equity the musical – is a delight FRINGENYC


Bring It On the musical - Jaw dropping choreography, vibrant and exciting score


Into The Woods – Stephen Sondheim in the park soars at the Delacorte


Bullet for Adolf – Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman's play misfires


Tombstone – The Legend of Wyatt Earp at MITF


The Last Smoker in America - Off B'way musical


Le Prince et Le Pauvre – In French with English translation at MITF


Stand Tall – David & Goliath inspired rock musical falls short


Relax! Alice – a psychological riff on Wonderland


I Love Bob – Silent Movie ballet staged at Joyce Soho


Re-Animator - the splashy new musical at NYMF


Miss Lilly Gets Boned at the New Ohio Theatre Ice Factory Festival: shocking, moving, bittersweet


Spoolie Girl: new fractured fairy tale musical at Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival


Himself and Nora: a musical love affair with words


Flambe Dreams: a light and witty new musical


Nymph Errant: Cole Porter’s musical fossil dug up Off B'way


He’s Not Himself: ridiculous cops ‘n robbers caper


Triassic Parq – Silly Off B’way musical spoof stumbles


7th Monarch – Psychological thriller off-B'way


Harvey starring Jim Parsons and his imaginary rabbit friend on B'way is a fine comedy of errors


Maltby & Shire's musical Closer Than Ever: simply great


Love Goes to Press – Women war correspondents vs the den of men circa 1944


Food and Fadwa: a middle eastern smorgasbord of sorts Off B'way


Potted Potter: Yes, that Potter…Harry off B’way


The Common Pursuit: lofty, idealistic and sometimes long winded revival


Peter and the Starcatcher comes to Broadway


Leap of Faith starring Raul Esparza on B'way: waiting for some miracles


Nice Work If You Can Get It - frivolous, frothy and lots of fun


DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER - French sex farce. Mon Dieu! Quel dommage!


The Lyons on Broadway – extremely funny and moving


PRATFALLS – Off-Off Broadway – a gem of a play


Ghost: the musical on Broadway is a paranormal phenomenon


The Columnist starring John Lithgow at Manhattan Theatre Club: the text is tiresome


A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams Revival in living color


Tribes directed by David Cromer Off B’way: dealing with deafness


One Man, Two Guvnors: a tour de farce - from soup to nuts starring James Corden


The City Club: original new Blues & Jazz Musical Off-B’way


Clybourne Park on Broadway: racism, real estate and A Raisin in the Sun


4000 miles at Lincoln Center - Grandma knows best


Evita: semi revived on Broadway


Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on B'way: a winner by a landslide


Newsies: the legacy of Disney marches on


Now. Here. This. At the Vineyard: Cosmic Confusion


End of the Rainbow – Judy Garland Live at the Belasco


Jesus Christ Superstar: Webber/Rice rock opera resurrected - OMG!


ONCE – A romantic musical odyssey transfers from Off-Bway


Lost in Yonkers – finds itself a wondrous new production Off-B’way


Death of a Salesman: ghostlike revival with Philip Seymour Hoffman


Carrie: the musical – still a bloody mess


An Iliad starring Denis O’Hare or Stephen Spinella off Broadway


Painting Churches by Tina Howe: Off B’way revival


Rutherford & Son – 1912 revival at the Mint Theater Company


Loni Ackerman – Next to Ab-Normal: pitch perfect Cabaret


Rx – A hearty dose of laughs at Primary Stages


Remembering Zina Bethune


Look Back in Anger off B'way: a truly unique and powerful experience


Leave the Balcony Open: dealing with death Off Off B’way


Godspell on Broadway is mostly God awful


WIT starring Cynthia Nixon on B'way: brilliance, brittleness and bunnies


The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier


The Road to Mecca starring Rosemary Harris is worth the trip - just be patient


Cecil Beaton: The New York Years – dapper, double breasted and sometimes in drag


On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick, Jr. is reconceived & revamped


Lysistrata Jones: a frothy mix of sex, love and basketballs


Bonnie & Clyde the musical – Bullets Over Broadway to close Dec. 30th


Stick Fly: a weekend at the Vineyard


Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn - Brits Off B’way


The Cherry Orchard – Spectacularly reinvented at Classic Stage Company


The Man Who Came to Dinner: Off B’way at St. Clements has some laughs and some groans


Wild Animals You Should Know-camping out with the Boy Scouts off B’way


Ch’ing-lish on B'way – An American in China with twisted translations


Queen of the Mist: Only two more weeks off B'way – rush to see it


Private Lives starring Sex in the City's Kim Cattrall on Broadway


Seminar: language and sex and serious laughter with Alan Rickman & Co.


Venus in Fur plus leather equals premature adulation


Other Desert Cities - revisited on Broadway


THE LYONS – starring Linda Lavin as the matriarch from hell at The Vineyard Off-B’way


Say Goodnight Gracie: loving tribute to George Burns and Gracie Allen Off-B’way


La Strada: brave and wonderfully moving production


ELF – the Broadway musical CD


Relatively Speaking: 3 one act comedies by Woody Allen, Elaine May, Ethan Coen on B'way


Children: AR Gurney play based on short story by John Cheever at TACT


Sons of the Prophet – On pain and suffering, ha ha


Nightfall on Miranga Island – Off-Off B’way’s Swashbuckling New Musical


MAN AND BOY – Vile financier courtesy of Frank Langella


TUT – as in King Tutankhamun at NYMF


GREENWOOD with Andrea McArdle at NYMF


The Mountaintop staring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett opens on B'way


The Bus: a gay take on Our Town off Broadway


Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid - a rocky musical – NYMF


Ghostlight: dull and dreary at New York Musical Festival


Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice – NYMF


The Kid Who Would Be Pope – NYMF


NYU Scores big with a so-so SUCCESS


This One Girl’s Story - NY Musical Festival (NYMF)


The Submission – a major MCC disappointment Off B’way


Little Did I Know – a show biz novel by Mitchell Maxwell, theatrical producer


Follies: remembrance of things past


Play It Cool – Red Hot & Smooth Original Jazz Score


Harper Seven Beckham and other names that rocked celebrity gossip columns


Daja Vu - Aja Nisenson’s solo show at NY Int’l Fringe Fest


Cow Play – New York Int’l Fringe Festival


NOIR – Love and Murder at First Sight at NY Int’l Fringe Fest


The Legend of Julie-Taymor at the NY Int’l Fringe Fest


Olive and the Bitter Herbs – Oy vey! Off-B’way


Mother – she’s with you wherever you go at NY Int’l Fringe Fest: hysterical and wonderful


Lola-Lola – Monkey business at NY Int’l Fringe Festival


Death Takes a Holiday dulls the spirits


Sunset Boulevard starring Loni Ackerman at The Gateway Playhouse Bellport


Rent: returns Off-B’way and comes up short


Frankenstein with Mary Shelley & Gabriel: two one act plays that are intriguing


Lavender Shore: serious talking about homosexuality


The Shoemaker starring Danny Aiello off B’way


Hanky Panky – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival


Georgia & Me – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival


Peg O’ My Heart – Midtown International Theatre Festival musical


Master Class: Tyne Daly tackles Maria Callas


Silence! The Musical: Unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs off-B’way


Commentary: Manipulation


Manipulation – Novelas de Telemundo at the Cherry Lane


Side Effects starring Joely Richardson Off B’way


Some of Our Parts: theater breaking through barriers Off B’way


Unnatural Acts – Harvard Cover-Up at Classic Stage Company


The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith


Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark has finally opened: Splat! sums it up precisely


Any Night – Off B’way Pseudo Psycho Drama


Oscar E. Moore Tony Award Wish List


Through A Glass Darkly: stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film


Desperate Writers: far fetched Hollywood farce Off-B’way


A Little Journey – Rachel Crothers’ Revival at the Mint Theater


I Married Wyatt Earp: a musical Oater


The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman –All I Can Say Is Wow!


Lucky Guy: campy Nashville musical comedy Post Mortem Eulogy


As It Is In Heaven – Heaven Help Us Off Off B'way


Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen – Woody’s Wonderland


The Sphinx Winx – Up the Nile without a paddle


A Minister’s Wife – A clean shaven Shaw at Lincoln Center


Baby It’s You! The Shirelles, sort of


The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer revived on B’way


The Human Comedy: Musical revived at the Astoria Performing Arts Center


The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a key to the Scriptures at The Public Theatre


The New York Pops: Celebrating the Legacy of Bob Hope


The School for Lies – Gold discovered at Classic Stage Company


The People in the Picture – Donna Murphy then and now


2011 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards honoring dancers and choreography on B'way and Film


Sister Act – the miracle of miracles musical


The House of Blue Leaves starring Ben Stiller, Edie Falco & Jennifer Jason Leigh leaves one wondering


Born Yesterday: Politics, gin rummy and Nina Arianda


Jerusalem – The British hymn not the Holy City


HIGH starring Kathleen Turner should not have closed


Wonderland – Alice down the elevator shaft with Frank Wildhorn


Stephen Schwartz opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon: unsettling and eerie


Picked: heady and well written World Premiere at the Vineyard


War Horse at Lincoln Center is spectacular story telling at its best


Reading Under the Influence opens Off B’way – being inebriated might help


Catch Me If You Can: how to succeed at being a crook disappoints


Anything Goes – Blissful, buoyant and brassy revival


Chris Rock debuts on B'way in The MotherFker With The Hat


Born Bad at Soho Rep: playing the blame game


How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe disappoints


The Book of Mormon – Holy Helpers


My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend starring Mike Birbiglia –So cool and so really funny


Hello Again – Explicit reimagining of LaChiusa’s chamber/bedroom musical


John Leguizamo’s autobiographical Ghetto Klown on Broadway


Three Men on a Horse – revived by The Actors Company Theatre – And they’re off…


Arcadia by Tom Stoppard – Sex and boredom ad infinitum


Party Time at the Palace with Priscilla Queen of the Desert


Double Falsehood – Classic Stage Company pulls a fast one


The Spidey Project – At the PIT - one fabulous night only!


Marvell Rep 2 – Blood Wedding & The Dybbuk


That Championship Season: a dreary, uninspired, star studded revival


Cactus Flower: an Off B’way fizzler


Peter and the Starcatcher – Peter Pan prequel at New York Theatre Workshop


Frances McDormand starring in Good People at Manhattan Theatre Club


Treasure Island – at the Irondale Center Brooklyn


Marvell Rep – New Off-B’way Company


Invasion! by Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri captures your attention


Bukowsical: original cast recording presented by Kritzerland


The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller at Arclight


The Whipping Man – Civil War Seder at Manhattan Theatre Club Stage 1


Black Tie – a new comedy by A. R. Gurney


Lysistrata – Puppets and Sex at La Mama


The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams starring Olympia Dukakis


The Road to Qatar! – Two Jews, an Emir and a camel, oh my


Molly Sweeny by Brian Friel at The Irish Rep – Audio Book version


Dolores & North of Providence – Valentine’s Day in Rhode Island


Other Desert Cities by creator of ABC-TV's Brothers and Sisters at Lincoln Center


The Importance of Being Earnest – Brian Bedford directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in this impeccable production


Carnival Round the Central Figure – Death defying acts of dying with music


Honey Brown Eyes: Bosnian Bombs over Off-B’way


Hillbilly Women: Off-B’way at Arclight Theatre


A Wonderfully Flat Thing – Mark Twain, puppets and kids


Dracula: Off-B’way Revival has lost its bite


A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Concert at The Irish Rep


Driving Miss Daisy with Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones & Boyd Gaines


A Free Man of Color at Lincoln Center


Elling starring Brendan Fraser & Denis O'Hare on B'way: the odd couple from Oslo


Elf the musical – Holiday Happiness at the Hirschfeld


The Last Castrato: way Off B’way


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Rock Idol or is it Idiot President


The Pee-Wee Herman Phenomenon


Devil Boys From Beyond – Alien hunky guys and guys in drag Off-B'way


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown theatre review: Ay Caramba!


Jersey Boys celebrates 5 years on Broadway


The Libertine: racy restoration saga Off B’way


Kander & Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys: captivating, diverting and entertaining


LOMBARDI is a winner at Circle in the Square


Banished Children of Eve at The Irish Rep


La Bete on Broadway


The Language Archive is an unfortunate and annoying waste of resources


A Life in the Theatre with Patrick Stewart & T.R. Knight


Charles Busch in The Divine Sister: Heaven Help Us!


Look Back in Anger at The Seeing Place Theater


Trav’lin: the new 1930’s Harlem Musical at New York Musical Theatre Festival


Marilyn Maye in “Her Kind of Broadway” at The Metropolitan Room


Fingers and Toes at New York Musical Theatre Festival


POPart the musical at New York Musical Theatre Festival


Deep Throat Sex Scandal: Off B’way eye opener


Love Divided by Times Three: Remembrance of Things Past Off-B’way


Therapy Rocks: at NY Musical Theatre Festival


In Transit: Off B’way a cappella musical


The Pitmen Painters: fascinating true story


Mrs. Warren’s Profession: Cherry Jones returns to Broadway


The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid: Marx Brothers at NY Musical Theatre Festival


Brief Encounter – Noel Coward jazzed up


A Bright New Boise – Father, son & God Off B’way


Now Circa Then – where the past and present bond beautifully at Ars Nova


Daniel Beaty in Through The Night – Oppression and Optimism in the Black Ghetto


Orlando – Sarah Ruhl does Virginia Woolf


It Must Be Him is an Off B’way dud


An Error of the Moon: backstage with the Booth Brothers Off-B’way


When Last We Flew – Fringe Fest NYC


Have a Nice Life – Fringe Fest NYC


And a Wake-Up – Surrealistic War Story at Fringe Fest NYC


Pope! An epic musical at Fringe Festival NYC


Fringe Fest NYC - The Pig, The Farmer and The Artist


All Day Suckers – Fringe Festival Highlight


Power Balladz is rocking the rafters at the Midtown Theater


Spellbound is a musical fantasy for all ages at the Fringe Festival NYC


Burning in China – Fringe Festival NYC


The Twentieth-Century Way - Fringe Festival NYC


Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story at Fringe Festival


Fringe Festival NYC - Getting Even with Shakespeare


Fringe Festival NYC - Love in the Time of Swine Flu


Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party – Off B’way


Secrets of the Trade at Primary Stages: play about show biz


In God’s Hat: brotherly love grand Guignol style


See Rock City & Other Destinations: new, unique & unconventional musical


The Irish…and how they got that way at The Irish Rep


Freud’s Last Session: a meeting of the minds Off B’way


Falling For Eve – Trouble in Paradise: Adam & Eve Revisited Off-B’way


The Grand Manner: Kate Burton as Katherine Cornell off B’way lulls rather than excites


Piccola Cosi - a night with Aja Nisenson at the Triad


Nunsense: 25th Anniversary production is a hoot


Dietrich & Chevalier, the musical: off B’way at St. Luke’s Theatre


Freed: a new Denzel Washington discovered Off B’way?


Are You There, Zeus? It’s Me, Electra – Off Off B’way


That Face – Manhattan Theatre Club premieres teen angst from London


This One Girl’s Story: GayFest NYC 2010


The Kid – The adoption made not so easy musical


Adam Rapp’s The Metal Children at the Vineyard Off-B’way


Mitzi Gaynor at Feinstein’s – Razzle Dazzle: My life behind the sequins


Oliver Parker! At The Cherry Lane with John Larroquette & Michael Zegen


The Glass House – Off Off B’way Breakthrough


The Housewives of Mannheim - Golden Girls meets The Goldbergs Off B'way


The One Man (Two Man (not quite)) Hamlet at Here Arts Center


Romeo and Hamlet – GAYFEST NYC 2010


Children of Eden: Stephen Schwartz/John Caird mediocre musical


Le Cirque Feerique (The Fairy Circus) Company XIV's inventive and imaginative production in Brooklyn


Everyday Rapture on B'way with semi star Sherie Rene Scott


Collected Stories on B'way starring Linda Lavin & Sarah Paulson has no fireworks


Enron, the play, as bankrupt as the company itself


Fences: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis star in B'way revival of Pulitzer Prize drama


Promises, Promises is the Best Musical Revival this season says Oscar E. Moore


Sondheim on Sondheim – Singing Interruptus at Studio 54


Archie comics introducing gay character


American Idiot – 21st Century Fast and Furious Musical by GREEN DAY


La Cage Aux Folles – Glitter and be Gay Revival


Leslie Jordan – My Trip Down the Pink Carpet


Engaging Shaw – Matchmaking, Shavian Style Off -B’way


Langston in Harlem – Poetry in Motion Off-B’way


Bloodsong of Love – Tex-Mex Spaghetti Western Song and Blood Fest at Ars Nova


666 – Disgusting, demented, devil may care and questionable activities Off B’way


Million Dollar Quartet – American Idol Idols


Moore on The Addams Family - Not what you expect


Seeing RED – Mark Rothko unveiled


Inner Voices: Solo Musicals – The newest odd couple Off-B’way


Lend Me a Tenor – A B’way Revival of Farcical Proportions


Come Fly Away – Ol’ Blue Eyes & Terpsichore


The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams


The Irish Curse – It’s a small, small world Off B'way


All About Me – Dame Edna & Michael Feinstein duel it out


Looped – Valerie Harper does Tallulah Bankhead


The Scottsboro Boys by Kander & Ebb Off-B'way


The Cocktail Party – The Actors Company Theatre


The Pride – and lots of prejudice Off B'way


Equivocation – Shakespeare in Trouble at Manhattan Theatre Club


When the Rain Stops Falling - Directed by David Cromer


Next Fall – Triumphant Transfer to Broadway


The Miracle Worker - Starring Little Miss Sunshine


Christopher Walken stars in A Behanding in Spokane


Norma Doesmen: not ready for her close up


Candida at the Irish Rep: revived relic by George Bernard Shaw


Zero Hour: imitation of Zero Mostel's life


Ill conceived FINN – Mabou Mines at NYU Skirball Center


List of 25th Film Independent Spirit Award winners


The Temperamentals – Radical Fairies Off-B’way


Jonathan Reynolds’ Girls in Trouble – To abort or not to abort


The Boys in the Band - Welcome to Harold's gay birthday party penthouse bitch fest


Signs of Life: A Holocaust drama with music


Blind – Craig Wright's Oedipus in New York


YANK! – A 1940’s gay military love story musical


The Orphans’ Home Cycle Part III


ReENTRY – A salute to the Marines, Off B’way


British import Happy Now? does not make you happy


When We Have Gone Astray – and they have Off Off B’way


Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies


Phantom Killer is taut, sexy and suspenseful and done Texas style


Tea With Chachaji is a total family musical that is fun, imaginative, inspirational


Noel Coward’s Present Laughter – Staring Victor Garber


Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray off B’way: little passion and less wit


A View from the Bridge - It’s Arthur Miller done to perfection.


The Accidental Pervert – The Power of Porn Off Off B’way


David Mamet’s Race on Broadway


Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury star in A Little Night Music


War on Christmas Day - Video debut


Kristen Johnston stars in long lost comedy, So Help Me God: Off B'way


Tiger Woods and the list of alleged mistresses


The Heart is a Lonely Hunter opens at NY Theatre Workshop


Baby Jane Dexter in All About Love at the Metropolitan Room


The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever – Off B’dway Holiday Humbug


Lynn Redgrave stars in Nightingale


Manson: the musical arrives off off Broadway from Chicago


In the Next Room or the vibrator play: pleasurable but fleeting


NY Pops celebrates Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous For Words


If there is only one show that you can see on Broadway this season Ragtime is it


Post No Bills: Off B'way post mortem


Talk Like Singing is the first ever original Japanese musical to premiere in the U.S


Talk Like Singing is the first-ever original Japanese musical to premiere in the USA


Roundabout production of The Understudy has been extended to January 17, 2010


The Late Christopher Bean is a triumph for The Actors Company Theatre


Penang: War is hell play with full frontal nudity Off Broadway


Broke-ology is a powerful and poignant play at Lincoln Center Theater


“Love, Linda – the life of Mrs. Cole Porter” at the Triad starring Stevie Holland


Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks & "Nashville" at the Metropolitan Room


Made in Heaven – Off B’dway ménage a quatre


Still Life arrives and departs still born Off B'way


Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs to close on Broadway on Sunday


Finian’s Rainbow: a golden revival on Broadway


Sienna Miller stars in After Miss Julie – Updated, indulgent and somewhat ludicrous Strindberg Variations on Broadway


Memphis – the musical is like a shot of adrenalin on Broadway


Avenue Q – Puppet friendly musical returns to Off-Broadway


Bye Bye Birdie – Roundabout Theatre's Revival Needs Reviving


The Toy Maker – a giant jig saw puzzle of a musical at New York Musical Festival


Plagued – a love story is a hip update on Cinderella


The Oldsmobiles at the Flea – an Off Off B’way car wreck


The Emperor Jones at the Irish Rep done Disney style


The Pig, The Farmer and The Artist – An operatic satire about sex, music and art


Balloon boy vomits on live television on The Today Show (video)


Hollywood stars have a Five Star hotel for dogs only


Limp satire, Inventing Avi (and other theatrical maneuvers) Off-B'way


A glorious glamorous Marilyn Maye – Revisits Johnny Mercer at the Metropolitan Room


Cross That River: a new musical about the Black West with an amazing score


The comedy The Royal Family was the first reality show (1927)


The Diary of Anne Frankenstein is an absurd piece of theatre Off Off B’way


Jude Law stars in Hamlet on B'way: it's boring


Carrie Fisher stars in Wishful Drinking at Studio 54: Hollywood on the rocks


The Happy Embalmer is one big looney, irreverent cartoon of a musical


Hurricane is not your usual singing in the rain story


The Night Watcher at Primary Stages is brimmming with brilliance


All Through The Night is a dreary, surrealistic Third Reich war drama


Off Broadway's Penny Penniworth is an entertaining, light hearted evening


Letters to Daddy, Jr. at New York Musical Festival is "chock full of life's lessons"


Daniel Craig & Hugh Jackman, Hollywood He-Men, star in A Steady Rain on B'way


A Boy and His Soul – at the Vineyard Theatre


Killers and Other Family – Off B’way Rattlestick Offering


Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 12/7/09


Days and Nights – Two Chekhovian Interludes at La Mama


Off B'way play In The Daylight is exciting, suspenseful & grotesquely funny


Groovaloo is a Hip Hop Sensation at the Joyce Theatre


Fathers & Sons is playing Off B’way


Emma Watson did NOT arrive by helicopter to college in U.S.


Devil Boys From Beyond: hilarious Fringe Grand Finale


Be the Dog at the Fringe Festival


His Greatness plays at Fringe Festival


Graveyard Shift – A Fringe Festival Mess


How Now, Dow Jones revisited plays at Fringe Festival


Victoria & Frederick for President at the Fringe Festival


Afterlight - Fringe Festival


The Boys Upstairs – Fringe Festival


A Time to Dance - Fringe Festival


A Lifetime Burning: rush to see this play


The play Al’s Business Cards is like a bad tv sitcom


Puppetry of the Penis: the long and short of it


Burn The Floor: smoldering, sexy and sweaty


Gentleman’s Wish at Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival


Click, Clack, Moo: FREE TheatreworksUSA's simply delightful moosical


Wildflower – Summer Lust in the Rockies


Vanities a “new” musical based on an “old” play, by Jack Heifner also called Vanities


Revisionist, cross gendered retelling of Babes in Toyland


The Sword Politik – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival


I HATE LOVE – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival


Mother: Holland Taylor & Buck Henry star at The Wild Project


Tin Pan Alley Rag: Irving Berlin & Scott Joplin compare notes


Perfect Wedding - Bedroom Farce opens Off Off B'way


Jersey Boys Special – The Cloning of Frankie Valli Part I


Jersey Boys Special – The Cloning of Frankie Valli Part II


Jamie deRoy and the Gatlin Brothers


Dolly Parton's decorator, Anthony Cochran, sings at Metropolitan Room


A deadly production of The Funeral Director’s Wife


Marilyn Maye's tribute to Johnny Mercer at the Metropolitan Room


The Amish Project: beautiful, intelligent heartfelt ode to 2006 masacre of 10 girls


The off B'way play Strangers features Bogie & Bacall and green cards


The play Next Fall is a gay drama by Geoffrey Nauffts


Susan Yankowitz play Night Sky deals with Aphasia (June is Nat’l Aphasia Awareness Month)


Fred Astaire musical tribute by Beegie Adair


Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony at Sardi's: a behind the scenes look


Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the musical – Shines like the sun


Elton John's Billy Elliot receives 15 Tony Award Nominations


Sophistry: sophomoric revival


Shrek the musical – All hail the freaks!


Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman & John Glover in Waiting for Godot


30's relic, Accent on Youth, revived at Manhattan Theatre Club


Roger Rees, Victoria Clark headline Sing Happy! - a spring benefit for The Collegiate Chorale


August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone


Michael Feinstein and The New York Pops Celebrate at Carnegie Hall


Happiness, an original musical at Lincoln Center, isn’t


Next to Normal - a theraputic Broadway trip


Alan Ayckbourn's serio/comic triology The Norman Conquests conquers B'way


Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer on B'way in Mary Stuart


The Good Negro - emotional closing night performance at The Public Theater


Outer Critics Circle Announce 2008-09 season nominees


Angela Lansbury on stage at 83 in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit


Rock of Ages starring Constantine Maroulis will be rocking for ages and ages


Jane Alexander and Lynn Cohen in Chasing Manet a new play by Tina Howe


Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty makes B'way debut


Patti Wicks is totally disarming. Mellow. Funny. And just plain wonderful


Hair revival on B'way: a love fest for the young and old


The Toxic Avenger: rock musical has songs like Evil is Hot and Bitch/Slut/Liar/Whore


New musical Being Audrey (as in Hepburn) opens


Tovah Feldshuh stars in Irena’s Vow on B'way


Geoffrey Rush & Susan Sarandon reign on Broadway in Ionesco's Exit The King


Glitter and be Gay at the Big Gay Sing


God of Carnage is a comedy about upscale savages on the loose in Brooklyn


West Side Story Revival sizzles


The play Impressionism has the sharks out on Broadway ready for the kill


“MetroStar” Winner, Anne Steele is an original


Gaugleprixtown: murderers reunite


Humor Abuse – Clowning around in the Pickle Family Circus


Rooms: a rock romance that will have NYC humming and buzzing and cheering


Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy grabs your attention


Schooling Giacomo – Orchard Beach Memories


Jane Fonda returns to B’way in 33 Variations


red-haired thomas is a mediocre drama at Ohio Theatre


Moliere's classic comedy Tartuffe is a catastrophe


A Little Night Music – Sondheim plays White Plains


“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” songs and stories from the Great Depression - a new Musical Revue at the Triad


Thornton Wilder’s Our Town – Timeless Classic Off B’way


Blood Type: Ragu Off B’way Sicilian Style


Guys and Dolls – Reviled or Revered B'way Revival?


The Cripple of Inishmaan - Off B’way hit is darkly humorous


The opera Kaspar Hauser: wild child is tossed out into the cold cruel world


B'way diva Natalie Toro is a smash hit at Metropolitan Room


Off Broadway show Zombie is not for the squeamish


Christine Jorgensen Reveals is a riveting theatrical event


Tony Middleton at the Metropolitan Room


That Pretty Pretty; or The Rape Play


The Book of Lambert – La Mama Premiere


Simply Streisand “the duets album”


American Rapture: Loneliness Off B’way style


Sleepwalk With Me graphically explains an exam through a penis


Shipwrecked! The amazing adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)


Award winning RAGTIME at Astoria Performing Arts Center


EUAN MORTON’S Debut Solo Recording - New Clear


Kathleen Turner & Charles Busch star in The Third Story off B'way


Famous Writer Seduced by Beautiful Breasts


Cornbury, The Queen’s Governor: Political drag race


Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire


Ken Lavigne: Canadian tenor makes Carnegie Hall debut


Suzanne Carrico – The Friendliest Thing…


Leaves of Glass – Dirty Family Secrets


KRAPP,39 – Soho Playhouse


“Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident”


Historic Photos of Broadway by Leonard Jacobs


Natalie Toro: B'way diva makes her debut in Paris


Gilbert & Sullivan with a twist at the Triad


The Judgment of Paris – Company XIV seduces and sizzles


Brittany Lietz: Miss Maryland 2006. Cancer Survivor. Humanitarian


New musical comedy ReWrite starring Joe Iconis


Glimpses of the Moon at the Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel


The Black Monk - Chamber Musical with Austin Pendleton


Jamie deRoy & Friends at the Metropolitan Room


Liza Minnelli opens at The Palace


Oliver! Lionel Bart musical a must see


My Vaudeville Man! a new musical


Dear Edwina - a musical comedy for kids


Mitzi Gaynor - Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years


King David - Alan Menken/Tim Rice oratorio at NYU


Missa Solemnis or The Play About Henry - a Mormon tragedy


Love Child: Two man comedy at Primary Stages


Capture Now: Brotherly Love Off B'way


Political Idol - Satirical Cabaret at the Triad


Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn


SPIN - an evening of not short enough plays


13 - Broadway's newest teen musical - Teen-tastic!


Camelot - Starring Robert Cuccioli as King Arthur


NY Musical Festival - Fancy Boys Follies - XXX Rated


NY Musical Festival - Jason and Ben


NY Musical Festival - Idaho! with an emphasis on the "Ho"!


NY Musical Festival - BEDBUGS!!!


NY Musical Festival - Max and the Truffle Pig


NY Musical Festival: ABOUT FACE - Much Ado About Nothing Makeover


NY Musical Festival: The Hatpin


Bonnie and Clyde: A Folktale at New York Musical Festival


A Tale of Two Cities: epic, electrifying musical theatre at its grandest


Anna Bergman at Feinstein's: My Heart Stood Still - the love songs of Richard Rodgers


Craig Wright, creator of ABC series Dirty Sexy Money, opens show LADY off B'way


Dane Vannatter: Bistro Award-Winning Jazz Artist at New York's Metropolitan Room


The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison Returns!


FRINGE NYC: Now That She's Gone - I Remember Mama Angst


Fringe Festival NYC - The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison


TE Feature: Q&A with Susan Sullivan


Fringe Festival NYC - a chilling ZOMBIE


Fringe FestNYC - KNB the musical is DOA


Fringe Festival NYC - The Boy in The Basement


Fringe Festival NYC - Jacqueline Susann returns


Buffalo Gal - Hollywood star meets Gurney meets Chekhov Off-B'way


2008 Great Male Survey from AskMen.com


Political Idol: an Off Broadway show about elections


Dog Day Afternoon: classic film becomes a play Off-Broadway


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Tony Snow dies


Picture Incomplete: on the road to Broadway


Tony Awards: whatever happened to KISS? As in Keep It Short Sweetie (TE FEATURE)


Jamie deRoy and Friends Celebrate Tony Award Winning Musicals (TE Feature)


The Future of Broadway: Fidelity FutureStage


Minnie's Boys: The Marx Brother's Mother's Musical


Edward the King: out of the royal closet or sexual shenanigans in high places


Sex, Lies and Ambition: All in a day’s work in a revival


The New Century: Paul Rudnick politically incorrect play is a laugh filled evening


Gypsy returns to B'way: great show, great story, great songs. great performances


Documentary film Hats Off is a tribute to actress Mimi Weddell: a star at last!


The Optimist: Lost Weekend


In the Heights: pulsating, rip roaring rap salsa meringue hip hopping Latino inspired score


Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words at The Triad is non stop laughter


27 Rue de Fleurus: Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas - Who’s On Top?


Grammy winner Julie Gold at The Duplex: wonderful


Rendezvous: a special, melodic romantic evening of music


Passing Strange: an exuberant new rock musical which is original and truly exciting


Secrets of a Soccer Mom: a very slight slice of life


Take Me Along: It’s delightful. It’s charming.


Artf**kers: Art on the block


La Vie En Rose: Marion Cotillard is a mesmerizing, brilliant Edith Piaf


TE FEATURE: Oscar Musical Tribute: a grand night for singing at Metropolitan Room in NYC


TE FEATURE: Floyd Collins: Musical Theatre at NYU is impressive, gripping and poignant


The Cenci: Greek Tragedy Italian Style translated from the French with a bit of American tabloid


TE EXCLUSIVE: Susan Stroman ballet Double Feature is a triumph


Ragtime: in concert at the White Plains Performing Arts Center


Straight Up - With a Twist: off Broadway tell all


Is He Dead? is just Twain wonderful


The 39 Steps: an occasionally ingenious homage to Hitchcock


Fugueuses: A Parisian Comedy with Line Renaud and Muriel Robin


Natasha Lyonne's dad Aaron Braunstein inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame


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