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Soundtrack Review: Apologies from Men – The People’s Improv Theatre, New York

Writer: Lauren Maul Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Comedian, musician and filmmaker Lauren Maul is releasing an audio album, a video album, and performing live in New York City, all on March 9. Using the content of “apologies” delivered by high-profile men that have been accused of sexual assault and harassment, Maul creates songs and videos using the speakers’ words and personae ...

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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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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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Almodóvar Dystopia – Dixon Place, New York

(Almodovar Dystopia) (Dixon Place) (NYC) (c)Peter Yesley

Choreographer: Antonio Ramos Reviewer: Jamie Rosler If your friends generally describe you as humorless or sexually repressed, this show probably isn't for you. On the other hand, maybe you're the ones who need it the most. Almodóvar Dystopia, from Antonio Ramos and the Gang bangers, is an absurd mixed-media dance piece filled with joy, chocolate, nudity, wigs, and references to Pedro ...

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The Flatiron Hex – HERE Arts Center, New York

(The Flatiron Hex) (HERE Arts Center, NYC) © 2015 Richard Termine

Writers: Tom Burnett & James Godwin Director: Tom Burnett Reviewer: Jamie Rosler In a post-climate change New York, or more appropriately, a parallel and dark comic city called NYORG [pronounced NYE-org], contract shaman Wylie Walker (played live as well as in puppet form by James Godwin), is tasked with managing the city's anti-storm security system through a combination of technology and ...

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INTERVIEW: Jamie Aderski’s Cry Baby, My (Reluctant) Journey into Motherhood

Jamie Aderski's Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood [poster image]

After a successful run earlier this year, Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood returns to The People's Improv Theater, September 15 through November 10. This is a repost of editor Jamie Rosler's conversation last March with writer/performer Jamie Aderski, about a show that shares the raw truths of birth and motherhood. - Let's start with the toughest question, just ...

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