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Crashlight – Cherry Lane Theatre, New York

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Writer and Director: Celeste Makoff Choreographer: Kaitlyn Moise Reviewer: Martin Kushner In Crashlight, a repressive dystopia ruled by Marcus Pressi, music is outlawed and sunlight is restricted to just three minutes a day. On the historic stage of The Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, home to seminal productions of Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee, a sole TV monitor stage left ...

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

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Writer: BenDeLaCreme Director: BenDeLaCreme Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers During her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag superstar BenDeLaCreme described herself as “terminally delightful.” In her latest solo show, Inferno A Go-Go! at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, LaCreme kills the audience with her signature kindness and then positions herself as the best tour guide anyone could hope for through the fiery afterlife. ...

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Newton’s Cradle – The Duke on 42nd Street, New York

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Book: Kim Saunders Music &Lyrics: Heath Saunders Director: Victoria Clark Reviewer: Tim Koch Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a tricky subject to discuss in real life, much less on stage. But the company of the New York Musical Festival’s production of Newton’s Cradle successfully guides the audience on an emotionally-infused journey into the mind and world of Evan (Heath Saunders), ...

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Men on Boats – Playwrights Horizons, New York

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Writer: Jaclyn Backhaus Director: Will Davis Reviewer: Jamie Rosler It’s 1869 in the new American West. Captain Powell and his men are traversing the Green and Colorado Rivers on the first ever government-sanctioned expedition to map, name, and claim the land from Wyoming down to the Grand Canyon (or rather, an as-yet-unnamed canyon of impressive size). Through trials that are ...

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Eh Dah? Questions For My Father – June Havoc Theatre, New York

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Book, Music &Lyrics: Aya Aziz Writer: Aya Aziz Director: Corinne Proctor Reviewer: Jamie Rosler The search for and creation of one’s identity is simultaneously a universal and a specific human experience. Writer and performer Aya Aziz graciously shares her own search for definition as a “Ghetto-Arab-Hippie-Commie-China Doll,” growing up in New York City in the 1980s and ‘90s with her ...

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Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? – HERE Arts Center, New York

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Writer: Joshua Young Director: Lucia Bellini Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Reality and comic book fantasy blur into one another in Joshua Young’s Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?, as a group of people who believe they are third-tier comic book characters meet for their support group. Helmed by Lucia Bellini, this production aspires to heroic brilliance but fails to save itself ...

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Simon Says – Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project, New York

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Writer: Mat Schaffer Director: Myriam Cyr Reviewer: Alexis Boursier Mat Schaffer’s Simon Sayshas an eclectic pedigree. It is billed as the return of Broadway veteran Brian Murray, and it presents itself as an earnest exploration of the paranormal. Ambitiously, this takes on many different mantles. It’s a “dramatized séance,” an exploration of life and death, and a murder mystery, yet ...

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