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Thursday, November 20,2014

ACTRESS EMILY YOUNG LETS DOWN HER HAIR IN REVIVAL OF SONDHEIM CLASSIC

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The music of the iconic, much-beloved Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into The Woods receives its second major New York revival next month, courtesy of the Roundabout Theatre Company...
Thursday, November 13,2014

LITERARY LOVE AFFAIR ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE

Theater Ink by john Rowell

Well, this particular love affair didn’t happen on the UES, but in Paris, which, let’s face it, is tough to beat in terms of romance and romantic complications.
Sunday, November 2,2014

NEW PLAYS ON THEATER ROW “BREAK THE MYTH” ABOUT COLORBLIND CASTING

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The questions that swirl around colorblind casting and equality in the arts—and beyond—are front and center in two new plays presented by the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company, beginning performances this week on Theater Row...
Wednesday, October 29,2014

FORMER HOCKEY STAR TAKES TO THE STAGE DOWNTOWN:

THEATER INK by John Rowell

FORMER HOCKEY STAR TAKES TO THE STAGE DOWNTOWN: It isn’t every day that professional athletes suddenly transform into professional stage actors, but beginning November 6, NHL star and former New Yor
Wednesday, October 22,2014

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN PLAYERS OFFER SPOOKIEST
G & S PIECE FOR HALLOWEEN

Theater Ink by John Rowell

One would not say that the most well-known Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance is particularly spooky, nor would one necessarily get the shivers from H.M.S. Pinafore.
Saturday, October 11,2014

STAGE VERSION OF DELIVERANCE SET FOR OFF-BROADWAY

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Squeal like a pig!” Everyone who was around in the 1970s remembers the jokes that stemmed from the enormously popular 1972 film Deliverance, jokes that were usually set up with the yukmeister humming a few bars of the movie’s famous theme song, “Dueling Banjos.”
Saturday, October 4,2014

BLESSED UNREST TAKES ON THE MEMOIR IN WORLD PREMIERE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Ever stopped to wonder: just how truthful is a memoir? How truthful can it be, in actuality? These and other questions swirl around Lying, a World Premiere adapted for the stage by Matt Opatrny from the metaphorical memoir by acclaimed writer and memoirist Lauren Slater. (Lucille Lortel Award winner Jessica Burr is the director and choreographer.)
Friday, September 26,2014

KAREN FINLEY RETURNS TO OFF-BROADWAY IN WORLD PREMIERE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

She is one of the world’s most prominent—and controversial—performance artists—which is to say, she is always worth seeing. And beginning in October, the legendary Karen Finley returns to Off-Broadway in the World Premiere of Written in Sand, based on pieces she wrote about the emerging AIDS crisis between 1983 and 1994.
Thursday, September 18,2014

NEW PRE-TEEN MUSICAL SPREADS THE LOVE OFF-B’WAY

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Wacky bookworms, menacing bullies and up-and-coming ‘tween fashionistas can all be found in The Love Note, an inspiring new musical for pre-teens (and, of course, the young at heart) by Boston-based playwright/composer Gail Phaneuf.
Saturday, August 23,2014

POLICE DRAMA AT RIANT INSPIRED BY INFAMOUS REAL CASE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Writer/director Van Dirk Fisher (founder of the Black Experimental Theater) takes an infamous 1997 NYC police case as inspiration for his play Code of Silence, which begins performances August 20 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, as a production of The Riant Theatre Company,
 
 
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