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The Loneliest Number – The Clemente, New York

[The Loneliest Number] [The Clemente, NYC] (c)Sandra Mhlongo

Writer: Lizzie Vieh Director: Maria Dizzia Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Sometimes, after several years of marriage and one bout of prostate cancer, a couple needs to enliven existence and find a way to constantly inject newness into their lives. Wendy and John, commendably played by Leigh Williams and Maurice Jones, is that exact couple in Lizzie Vieh's world premiere, The Loneliest Number. ...

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Platonov, or A Play With No Name – New Ohio Theatre, New York

[Platonov] [New Ohio Theatre] [NYC] (c)Maria Baranova

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptor: Laura Wickens Director: Jessica Burr Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In 1878, nearly twenty years before he wrote The Seagull, Anton Chekhov wrote his first full-length play, a sprawling work of over 200 pages that is alternately referred to as Fatherlessness, A Play Without a Title, or Platonov. The actress for whom it was written rejected the ...

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Are You There Ru? It’s Me, Chelsea – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Chelsea Piers) (Beechman Theatre) (NYC) (c)James Michael Avance

Writer: Chelsea Piers Director: Darius Rose Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Chelsea Piers is the showtune belting, punk rock drag goddess of Hell’s Kitchen, so why hasn’t she been on RuPaul's Drag Race yet? At the Laurie Beechman Theatre, with musical direction by Brandon James Gwinn, Chelsea strives to answer the question, when will she get her chance at international stardom? Taking the ...

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Sheila – The A.R.T./New York Theatres, New York

Writer: The Associates Director: Jamal Abdunnasir Reviewer: Maridee Slater Sheila. Sheila. Sheila. Who - or what - is Sheila? In the event of live performance, there's a divine chance to bend space and time in collective and intoxicating agreement. Sheila, a new devised play by The Associates, is a concisely drawn 75-minute window into a three-year process. The ensemble clearly ...

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Divine Horsemen – Access Theater, New York

[Divine Horsemen] [Access Theater] [NYC] (c)David Zayas, Jr.

Writer: Paul Calderón Director: Paul Calderón Reviewer: Robert Price Held at gunpoint, Iffy (David Zayas) is a great storyteller. He ridicules the punk kid in the bandana and escapes the episode with perfect comedic timing. He defends his Spanish Harlem candy counter without even pulling out his bat. Benny (Robert Lee Leng) can hardly believe the old man’s account as ...

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The Snow Queen – New Ohio Theatre, New York

[The Snow Queen] [New Ohio Theatre] [NYC] (c)Maria Baranova

Writer: Hans Christian Anderson Adaptor: Matt Opatrny Director: Jessica Burr Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers blessed unrest returns to the New Ohio Theatre with a new adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen. Utilizing movement theatre and effectively minimalist staging techniques, Matt Opatrny and Jessica Burr’s foray into children’s theatre shows strong promise. The fantasy and imagination of children’s theatre is ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Abrons Arts Center, New York

(Jack and the Beanstalk) (Abrons Arts Center) (NYC) (c)Norman Blake

Writer: Mat Fraser Choreographer: Randy Luna Director: Julie Atlas Muz Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz’s ONEOFUS returns to Abrons Arts Center, following up their acclaimed Beauty and the Beast with a family-friendly holiday show – Jack and the Beanstalk. The company’s first foray into children’s theatre is a true Lower East Side community production, featuring performers ...

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