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The Other Plays – Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre (A.R.T./New York Theatres), New York

(The Other Plays) (NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writers: Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter, Lameece Issaq, Neil LaBute, Tatiana G. Rivera Directors: Christopher Burris, Gwynn MacDonald, Ann Marie Morelli, Dabid Rosar Stearns, Pamela Sabaugh Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Actors of all ages, backgrounds, and physical capabilities fill the stage with their voices and stories in the current production from Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB). The Other Plays bills itself as ...

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Trixie Mattel: Ages 3 and Up – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

(Trixie Mattel) (Laurie Beechman Theatre) (c)Austin Young

Writer: Trixie Mattel Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Trixie Mattel brings her hilarious stand-up to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Ages 3 and Up, carrying a one-drag queen show with brilliant energy. Trixie unflinchingly pushes the envelope, and shows tremendous range with style and approach to humor. Standing by jokes that don’t land as well with an “I like it, fuckers,” laughter fills ...

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Orion – Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, New York

(Orion)(Studio Theatre, Theatre Row)(NYC)(c)Justin Chauncey

Writer: Matthew McLachlan Director: Joshua Warr Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Theatre and live performance, especially in intimate spaces, can raise the most minute details of an individual story to the heights of the universal. Looking at the ever popular and always plumbable themes of first love and romantic loss through the lens of postgraduate heartbreak, with a clear exploration of the ...

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Nibbler – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York

(Nibbler) (The Amoralists) (NYC) (c)Russ Rowland

Writer: Ken Urban Director: Benjamin Kamine Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Amoralists’ newest production, Nibbler, invades the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater with a story of high school friends, and their estrangement as they prepare for life after graduation. Set in a small New Jersey town where there's not much for teenagers to do other than get drunk in the park, this play ...

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The View UpStairs – Lynn Redgrave Theater, New York

(The View UpStairs) (Lynn Redgrave Theater) (NYC) (c)Kurt Sneddon

Book, Music & Lyrics: Max Vernon Director: Scott Ebersold Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Entering the Lynn Redgrave theatre, one is instantly transported to a divey gay bar in 1973 New Orleans. Bedecked in damask and mismatched seating, dildo chandeliers, a defunct cigarette machine, and nude Burt Reynolds, Jason Sherwood’s set is vibrant and welcoming, immediately bringing a sense of inclusion and ...

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Calderon’s Two Dreams – La MaMa (Ellen Stewart Theatre), New York

Writer: Pedro Calderón de la Barca Translators: George Drance, Alfredo Galvàn, Magis Theatre Company Directors: George Drance, Kelly Johnston Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Pedro Calderón de la Barca wrote Life is a Dream in 1635, and then, for reasons that are historically challenging to trace, rewrote it in 1677. Moving from the world of courtly kingdoms to the creation of man, ...

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The Big Broadcast on East 53rd – TBG Theatre, New York

(The Big Broadcast) (TBG Theatre) (c)Carol Rosegg

Writer: Dick Brukenfeld Director: Charles Maryan Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A deft cast carries The Big Broadcast on East 53rd. This ‘80s-style throwback antic comedy is deftly directed by Charles Maryan, with fantastic timing. Visually, the production is striking, particularly the set designed by Atkin Pace that combines conceptual cuing with naturalistic realism with seamless ease. Kate Loprest and John Patrick ...

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