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Latrice Royale: Why It Gotta Be White Christmas? – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Latrice Royale

Writer: Latrice Royale Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Latrice Royale brings her larger-than-life persona to the Laurie Beechman theatre with Why It Gotta Be White Christmas?, a one-queen show with special guest stars Christopher Hamblin and Kennedy Davenport. Royale displays her vocal talents and her ever-effervescent charm throughout the evening. Accompanied by a live band (including her fiancé, Hamblin, on piano), Royale ...

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KEVIN!!!!! – The PIT (People’s Improv Theatre), New York

Writer: Recent Cutbacks Music:  Kelsey Didion Director: Kristin McCarthy Parker Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos Recent Cutbacks brings an hilarious, innovative parody of Home Alone which is anything but what the French would call les incompetents. It transforms The PIT’s Striker Main Stage into a middle-class Chicago home, and then, within that, a miniature version of the same, in which puppets act ...

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Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses – Dixon Place, New York

(Alice/Through the Looking Glass Houses) (Dixon Place) (c)Peter Yesley

Choreographer: Arrie Fae Bronson-Davidson Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers An exploration of power, identity, form, and gender take shape in a surrealist dance experience at Dixon Place in Arrie Fae Bronson-Davidson’s Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses. A linear dance piece based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, the fantastical and surreal world serves as an evocative ...

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Courtney Act: Dashing Through the Divas – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Dashing Through the Divas) (Laurie Beechman)

Writer: Courtney Act Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Streisand, Carey, Clooney, Midler... and Act. Drag superstar Courtney Act brings her own diva power to holiday classics by iconic performers to the Laurie Beechman stage. Covering holiday pop songs, classic Aussie Christmas tunes, and a few original pieces, Act fills the theatre with joy and high notes. Act’s diva-esque persona and classically beautiful ...

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The Portal – Minetta Lane Theatre, New York

(The Portal) (Minetta Lane Theatre) (c)Russ Rowland

Music: Tierro Lee, Kan’Nal &Lisa Gerrard Lyrics: Daniel Katsuk Director: Luke Comer Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos The Portal, a self-described “modern shamanic journey,” combines film, dance, on-stage drama, and live music to give audiences an 85-minute tour of one man’s vision quest through an unnamed desert. Invoking The Divine Comedy, we follow Dante as he moves from hell, through purgatory, into ...

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Something Better – Barrow Street Theatre, New York

(Josie Long) (Something Better) (c) Paul Bevan

Writer: Josie Long Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Josie Long, charming and optimistic comedian from England, brings Something Better to Barrow Street Theatre, in both name and intention. As a left-wing identifying human in a Brexit &Trump world, Long struggles comedically to come to terms with modern politics, baby boomers, and aging, in a not-quite-stand-up, not-quite-solo-show, that is completely heartening during a time in our history ...

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My Name is Gideon: I’m Probably Going to Die, Eventually – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York City

(My Name is Gideon) (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) (c) Maria Baranova

Writer: Gideon Irving Director: Ewen Wright Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Gideon Irving has made a name as a global troubadour, traveling by various methods to homes across the world, entertaining families and their friends in salon-style sessions in their living room. In My Name is Gideon: I’m Probably Going to Die, Eventually, he brings his home to the stage and invites ...

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