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BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno A-Go-Go! – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

[BenDeLaCreme's Inferno A-Go-Go] [Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC] (c)Jason Russo

Writer: BenDeLaCreme Director: BenDeLaCreme Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers After a wildly successful run of the show during the summer of 2016, BenDeLaCreme returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with BenDeLaCreme’s Inferno A-Go-Go!. DeLa (as her fans call her) brings her trademark spark and wit to the stage, and even more confidence and polish as a seasoned performer. A fan favorite on ...

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Maple & Vine – The Flea, New York

[Maple & Vine] [The Flea, NYC] (c)Conrado Johns

Writer: Jordan Harrison Director: Jules Dameron Reviewer: Robert Price New York Deaf Theatre selected a timely piece to follow up last year’s production of TITUS. In Maple & Vine, a mixed-race couple dealing with the aftermath of a miscarriage is seduced into joining a community that lives life as if it were 1955. When Jordan Harrison’s play premiered at The ...

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Randy Writes a Novel – Theatre Row (The Clurman Theatre), New York

[Randy Writes A Novel] [Theatre Row, NYC] (c)Chris McDonald

Writer: Randy Director: Randy Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Randy is a globetrotting vegan from Australia making headlines with his stand-up comedy. Randy also happens to be a purple puppet, who wrote a novel, that he would very much like to share with New York audiences at Theatre Row. A one-puppet performance, Randy commands the stage for anywhere from seventy to one ...

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Transparent Falsehood: An American Travesty – Theater 511, New York

Writer: Gil Kofman Director: Richard Caliban Reviewer: Jamie Rosler What, of art and satire, is the most effective, most worthy of our time, when reality can be so overwhelming as to seem fake itself? This question swiftly takes psychological primacy after an evening spent in the audience of Transparent Falsehood, Gil Kofman’s parody of Donald Trump and his presidency. According ...

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SEAGULLMACHINE – La Mama, New York

[SEAGULLMACHINE] [La Mama, NYC] (c)Theo Cote

Writer: Anton Chekhov, Heiner Müller, The Assembly Adaptor: The Assembly Director: Jess Chayes & Nick Benacerraf Reviewer: Jamie Rosler “In a world gone mad, what is the role of theatre?” So asks The Assembly in their production note in the program for the world premiere of SEAGULLMACHINE at La Mama. An innovative mash-up of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, Heiner Müller’s ...

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urbanJATRA – Dixon Place, New York

Choreographer: Brinda Guha Reviewer: Jamie Rosler The least enjoyable part of being an audience member at Kalamandir Dance Company’s urbanJATRA at Dixon Place is reading the production and company blurbs in the program. An attempt to translate visual and physical art forms into the written word will often fall short, minimizing more than enhancing the spectator’s experience.* The work is ...

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ms. estrada – The Flea Theater, New York

[ms. estrada] [The Flea] [NYC] (c)Hunter Canning

Writer: Aristophanes Adaptor: Q Brothers Collective Book, Music & Lyrics: Q Brothers Collective with Postell Pringle Director: Michelle Tattenbaum Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Feminism was declared the word of the year for 2017. Thanks to the prevalence of the #MeToo movement, the Women’s March after Trump’s inauguration, and expanded visibility of women’s issues, feminism is a hot topic in contemporary culture. ...

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Frozen – St James Theatre, New York

Music/Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Book: Jennifer Lee Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: John Roberts It would be safe to assume that anything Disney puts its name to, would be a hit, but that’s not quite true when it comes to Broadway for every Lion King, there was its Tarzan, for every Beauty and the Beast there was its Little ...

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