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Orion – Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, New York

(Orion)(Studio Theatre, Theatre Row)(NYC)(c)Justin Chauncey

Writer: Matthew McLachlan Director: Joshua Warr Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Theatre and live performance, especially in intimate spaces, can raise the most minute details of an individual story to the heights of the universal. Looking at the ever popular and always plumbable themes of first love and romantic loss through the lens of postgraduate heartbreak, with a clear exploration of the ...

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Nibbler – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York

(Nibbler) (The Amoralists) (NYC) (c)Russ Rowland

Writer: Ken Urban Director: Benjamin Kamine Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Amoralists’ newest production, Nibbler, invades the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater with a story of high school friends, and their estrangement as they prepare for life after graduation. Set in a small New Jersey town where there's not much for teenagers to do other than get drunk in the park, this play ...

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The View UpStairs – Lynn Redgrave Theater, New York

(The View UpStairs) (Lynn Redgrave Theater) (NYC) (c)Kurt Sneddon

Book, Music & Lyrics: Max Vernon Director: Scott Ebersold Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Entering the Lynn Redgrave theatre, one is instantly transported to a divey gay bar in 1973 New Orleans. Bedecked in damask and mismatched seating, dildo chandeliers, a defunct cigarette machine, and nude Burt Reynolds, Jason Sherwood’s set is vibrant and welcoming, immediately bringing a sense of inclusion and ...

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Calderon’s Two Dreams – La MaMa (Ellen Stewart Theatre), New York

Writer: Pedro Calderón de la Barca Translators: George Drance, Alfredo Galvàn, Magis Theatre Company Directors: George Drance, Kelly Johnston Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Pedro Calderón de la Barca wrote Life is a Dream in 1635, and then, for reasons that are historically challenging to trace, rewrote it in 1677. Moving from the world of courtly kingdoms to the creation of man, ...

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The Big Broadcast on East 53rd – TBG Theatre, New York

(The Big Broadcast) (TBG Theatre) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writer: Dick Brukenfeld Director: Charles Maryan Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A deft cast carries The Big Broadcast on East 53rd. This ‘80s-style throwback antic comedy is deftly directed by Charles Maryan, with fantastic timing. Visually, the production is striking, particularly the set designed by Atkin Pace that combines conceptual cuing with naturalistic realism with seamless ease. Kate Loprest and John Patrick ...

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Jinkx Sings Everything – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Writer: Jinkx Monsoon Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers This is not a review. Per the request of the brilliant Jinkx Monsoon at the top of her new, entirely off-the-cuff request-only musical revue, this writer will not be reviewing the show. This is not a review. It is a reflection on the joy, energy, and command that Jinkx brings to the stage, while putting ...

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Babel – The Theater at the 14t St Y, New York

(Babel) (The Theater at 14th St Y) (c)Lloyd Mulvey

Writers: WT McRae &Jeremy Williams Directors: WT McRae &Jeremy Williams Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Beginning before it begins, with specific, deliberate, and subtle movement occurring onstage as the audience enters the space, Convergence Theatre Collective’s Babel explores the struggle to overcome boundaries and barriers, to find a common language. It does so entirely in silence. The stellar ensemble offers a fresh take ...

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