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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,
Thursday, August 14,2014

THE WRITE STUFF:
NY WRITERS TO SET UP SHOP IN STOREFRONT

Theater Ink by John Rowell

When was the last time you saw an installation made up of…wait for it…playwrights?! That is the idea behind Write Out Front, the awesomely wacky slash cool brainstorm of Theaterspeak, which was created by Michelle Auger in 2009 to support...
Wednesday, July 23,2014

HE’S A WHAT, HE’S A WHAT? HE’S A MUSIC MAN!

Theater Ink by John Rowell

One of the most beloved musicals in all of American theater is about to get a much-buzzed-about one-night only concert presentation from Transport Group, led by two of New York’s brightest and most talented young musical theater stars.
Thursday, July 17,2014

POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT TURNS 28

Theater Ink by John Rowell

t’s always great to welcome the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) back to New York, and this summer, the company celebrates its 28th anniversary season (and 8th season in the city) of presenting thought-provoking work of contemporary social and cultural relevance.
 
 
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