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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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A My Name Is… – TheaterLab, New York

(My Name Is...) (TheaterLab) (NYC) (c)Maria Baranova

Music: Jonah Kreitner & Sahand Rahbar Choreographer & Director: Stefanie Nelson Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The space at TheaterLab is a blank canvas: blindingly pristine white, nearly shocking under unfiltered light. Stefanie Nelson’s A My Name Is... utilizes this pregnant emptiness of space brilliantly, at times embracing the starkness, at others filling and imbuing it. The stasis of the clean, crisp vessel ...

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Trapped in the Closet – Feinstein’s 54 Below, New York

Writer: Sarah Naughton Director: Jake Weinstein & Sarah Naughton Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers New York City is full of talented performers doing odd jobs to make ends meet before acting starts paying the bills. Some wait tables, work retail, or temp in corporate offices, while some, like Sarah Naughton, lend their talents to the audiobook industry. In Trapped in the Closet, Naughton ...

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Porn to be a Star – Stonewall Inn, New York

[Porn to be a Star] [Stonewall Inn, NYC] (c)David Ayllon

Writer: Chris Harder Director: David Drake Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Pornography and burlesque star Chris Harder comes to the Stonewall Inn with his latest one-man show, Porn to be a Star. A variety narrative with Harder portraying himself, other porn stars, gossip show hosts, directors, his mother, and Bushwick gender revolutionaries, among others, Porn to be a Star feels like the next ...

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Washed Up on the Potomac – The Flea Theater, New York

(Washed Up on the Potomac) (The Flea) (NYC) (c)Jonas Gustavsson

Writer: Lynn Rosen Director: José Zayas Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Offices across the country are populated with people for whom their daily work routine is nothing more than a paycheck; they are just one step (or two or three) away from being able to blow this pop stand and focus full-time on a career as a novelist or actor or ...

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Tania in the Getaway Van – The Flea, New York

Tania in the Getaway Van (The Flea)(NYC) (c) Ilyce Meckler

Writer: Susan Bernfield Director: Portia Krieger Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Is progress political or personal? Susan Bernfield’s Tania in the Getaway Van tackles the question as to whether people, in this particular case, women, make life choices based upon their upbringing or else the cultural temperature during their coming-of-age. The first two-thirds of the play are set in 1975, wherein an ...

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MLCG (My Little China Girl) – Dixon Place, New York

(My Little China Girl) (Dixon Place) (NYC) (c)Mark Hayes

Writer: Soomi Kim Director: Leta Tremblay Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In 1983, David Bowie released the single China Girl. The music video, starring New Zealand model Geeling Ng as the woman from the song’s title, soon followed. While parts of the video are cringe-inducing now (most notably a moment when Bowie pulls the corners of his eyes upward to imitate ...

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Solstice Party! – The A.R.T./New York Theatres, New York

Writer: Susan Soon He StantonDirector: Tyler MercerReviewer: Carrie Lee O’DellFor many New Yorkers, upstate—that place that seems to start somewhere around Westchester and extend all the way to the Canadian border—represents a place that is simultaneously magical and terrifying. Two hours or so north of the city and suddenly there’s no light pollution, no trash-lined sidewalks, no alternate-side parking, and ...

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