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The Spinning Wheel – Roundhouse, London

Writer/Performer/Co-creator: Baba Israel Music: Yako 440 Director/Co-creator: Leo Kay Reviewer:Ruby Isla Cera Marle The Last Word Festival is The Roundhouse’s annual spoken word platform, vibrant with its diverse programming and a true celebration of some of the kaleidoscopic range of talent that exists in the current poetry scene. One such act is Brooklyn-born Baba Israel, whose piece The Spinning Wheel ...

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NEWS: Takei makes Broadway debut in Allegiance from October 2015

Producers Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus announced today that Allegiance, a new American musical, will open on Broadway next season at a Shubert Theater to be announced. Previews are set to begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015. Television and film star George Takei will star in the new musical which had ...

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The Spinning Wheel – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Writer/Performer/Co-creator: Baba Israel Music: Yako 440 Director/Co-creator: Leo Kay Reviewer: Rich Jevons The Spinning Wheel is co-created by Unfinished Business’ Leo Kay and Baba Israel with music and sound design by Yako 440 and visual design by Richard Ramchum with certain images provided by New York artist Eric Drooker. It is a loving, if at times sharp and acerbic, tribute ...

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Hereafter Musical – Snapple Theatre Center, New York

Book/Music/Lyrics: Vinnie Favale &Frankie Keane Director: Terry Berliner Reviewer: Tim Koch What happens after we die? Tackling this difficult question, Hereafter Musical follows the story of three women, Debbie, Christina, and Mary, who want to connect with loved ones through a group reading with world-renowned medium Jason. Although skeptical of his abilities at first, they soon realize Jason might be ...

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The Fiery Sword of Justice – CSV Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York City

Writer: Lauren Letellier Director: Kel Haney Reviewer: Jamie Rosler The wonderful thing about the New York International Fringe Festival, is the opportunity it gives to so many new creators of live theatre. Yes, there are a bevy of young, excited grads, and a fair amount of people in their thirties who used to be those fresh-faced grads themselves, but another ...

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The Phantom of the Improv – Sophie’s at Broadway, New York

Creators: Jodan Scott Gilbert &Phillip Lakin Reviewer: Tim Koch The Phantom of the Opera is here, inside…a Chuck E. Cheese’s? With Marky-Mark Created by Jordan Scott Gilbert and Phillip Lakin, this unique take on The Phantom of the Opera ambitiously combines the randomness and spontaneity of improv with the overarching plot structure of the well-known love story. The production takes ...

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