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Wednesday, February 25,2015

SLAVE NARRATIVES TAKE CENTER STAGE AT SIGNATURE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

On the docks of late 18th century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves, Adjua and Dembi, plan a desperate and daring run to freedom.
Thursday, February 19,2015

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATED IN WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

Theater Ink by John Rowell

One of the all-time great artistic movements in American letters and culture was the Harlem Renaissance, a movement which gave us some of the most extraordinary work of such legendary writers and composers as...
Wednesday, February 11,2015

TEENAGER’S DISSAPEARANCE SPARKS NEW DRAMA AT DIXON PLACE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Veteran New York playwright/performer James Lecesne made a foray into fiction a few years ago when he published his young adult novel Absolute Brightness, which became a best-seller in the YA market.
Thursday, February 5,2015

THE SIX DEGREES
OF JOE FRANKLIN

By Jim Fromewick

The theory of The Six Degrees of Separation proposes that every person in the world is somehow connected to every other person with as few as five intermediaries. In the world of show business there was no one who exemplified this theory better than the late, great Joe Franklin.
Wednesday, February 4,2015

SEVENTIES FASHIONS LIVE ON IN NEW COMEDY AT RATTLESTICK

Theater Ink by John Rowell

In acclaimed playwright Sheila Callaghan’s Everything You Touch, a ruthless 1970’s fashion designer (Bell bottoms! Maxi skirts! Fringe!) finds himself at the top of his game.
Wednesday, January 28,2015

LABYRINTH UNVEILS PROVOCATIVE NEW LUCY THURBER DRAMA

Theater Ink by John Rowell

In white-hot playwright Lucy Thurber’s explosive new play The Insurgents, a young woman returns to her dead-end rural northeast town after losing her athletic scholarship.
Tuesday, January 13,2015

IT’S A MEMOIR! IT’S A CABARET SHOW! IT’S SAM HARRIS AT ARS NOVA

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Readers of a, um, certain age will remember that veteran singer Sam Harris launched his career on a show called Star Search, an early precursor to our current spate of network talent contests ...
Thursday, December 25,2014

SEXY IS BACK IN THIS ORIGINAL, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOWNTOWN REVIVAL

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Company XIV’s revival of their much-admired, sexy hit holiday show, Nutcracker Rouge, which recently had an 8-week engagement at Company XIV’s intimate new theater-lounge home, XIV, on LaFayette St., across from The Public Theater in Colonnade Row.
Wednesday, December 3,2014

CAFÉ SOCIETY SWINGS AGAIN IN MUSICAL
TRIBUTE SHOW

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It was the legendary jazz venue that launched the careers of Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Big Joe Turner, and Count Basie, and even those of Zero Mostel, Sid Caesar and Carol Channing.
Tuesday, December 2,2014

ONE-MAN WONDERFUL LIFE RETURNS IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s an American classic! It’s a holiday staple! It’s It’s A Wonderful Life, one of the best-loved films of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and this month, director/adapter Sharon Fogarty’s stage version...
 
 
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