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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.
Thursday, July 10,2014

DE LA GUARDA CONTINUES WITH NEW PRODUCTION

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Good news for fans of the legendary De La Guarda experience: the third event in the trilogy, entitled WAYRA, opens this week at the Daryl Roth Theatre.
Wednesday, July 2,2014

SUMMER FESTIVALS ALL OVER TOWN

Theater Ink by John Rowell

People who leave New York during the summer miss out on one of the year’s special treats: theater festivals. The annual summer theater festivals that abound in our fair city, I am convinced, help to make New York even greater, focusing, as they do, on an abundance of...
Tuesday, June 24,2014

ZOMBIES TAKE CENTER STAGE IN NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s entitled quite simply, The Zombies: A Musical, and, if we don’t watch out, it’s a new musical comedy that MAY EAT OFF-BROADWAY ALIVE!!!! But I digress. Naturally, in the show, the Zombie Apocalypse has arrived, and everybody’s hungry.
Wednesday, June 11,2014

THE BIG BANG ATOMIC PREMIERE OF NEW MUSICAL ON THEATER ROW, NYC

Theater Ink by John Rowell

You have to hand it to the creators of the new musical Atomic: it’s pretty brave to write a show about a bomb. Unfortunate semantics aside, this show really is about a bomb—a real bomb, perhaps the ultimate bomb, the atomic bomb, a show that blasts open the doors of The Manhattan Project...
Tuesday, June 3,2014

AND THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…Predictions for Broadway’s Big Night

Theater Ink by John Rowell

As readers of this column are certain to know, Sunday, June 8 is Broadway’s night of nights: the annual bestowing of the Antoinette Perry Awards (we know them as The Tonys, of course) for excellence demonstrated on New York’s Broadway stages for the 2013-14 theater season.
Wednesday, May 28,2014

ORIGINAL MUSICAL INSPIRED BY AYN RAND DEBUTS DOWNTOWN

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The controversial twentieth century author Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead) has supporters and detractors, even to this day, but I’m not aware of any of her works ever being turned into a musical…until now.
 
 
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