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Monday, January 20,2014

“We Were Nothing!” by Will Arbery in collaboration with Shelley Fort, Elly Smokler, Emilie Soffe, and Lisa Szolovits

At a private residence just North of Union Square, NYC

The dissolution of a friendship is an experience most of us have been through.
Monday, January 20,2014

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” book by Douglas McGrath

at Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Musical biopics are a popular form these days, with “Jersey Boys” hitting it big, and others like “Lady Day” and “A Night With Janis Joplin” trying their hand at it too.
Thursday, January 16,2014

“Tyson vs. Ali” Conceived and Directed by Reid Farrington, Script by Frank Boudreaux, Choreography by Laura Nicoll

at 3LD Art & Technology Center

The show begins with a magical “if.” What if the greatest heavy-weight champions of all time were plucked from their eras of prime and placed together in the same ring?
Tuesday, January 14,2014

Niwa Gekidan Penino’s “The Room Nobody Knows” written and directed by Kuro Tanino

at Japan Society

Dream sequences are by now a widely-used plot device, ranging from the inspired to the hackneyed. More rare is a work of art based entirely in the logic of the subconscious.
Tuesday, January 14,2014

“Brand New Ancients” by Kate Tempest

at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Born and bred in South East London, where she still resides, Tempest began her award-winning career as a rapper before expanding to poetry and playwriting in only the past couple of years.
Thursday, January 9,2014

“Hip” and “Darkling” by Nora Woolley and Kim Katzberg

at IRT Theater

Being young is rough. Whether as a college graduate navigating the maze of adulthood for the first time, or as a teenager probing the world of drugs, sex and general delinquency, the first quarter of our lives is a period of exploration, heartbreak—and inevitable hilarity.
Friday, December 20,2013

“STRUCK” by NACL Theatre


It’s remarkable how little is still known about the workings of the mind when one has a heart attack.
Thursday, December 12,2013

“The Pigeoning” directed and created by Robin Frohardt

Curmudgeonly Frank, played by a Bunraku-inspired puppet, doesn’t seem to produce anything while sitting in his cramped corner office.
Thursday, December 12,2013

“Chéri” conceived, directed, and choreographed by Martha Clarke

at Signature Theatre Company

Inspired by French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette’s 1920 novel, Chéri, Clarke’s interdisciplinary new work navigates through aging, love, and war.
Thursday, December 12,2013

“Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter” by Stevie Holland & Gary William Friedman

Directed by Richard Maltby Jr.

This musical revue is York Theatre Company’s newest production, which tells the story of Linda Porter, wife of legendary composer Cole Porter. This show had two previous stagings in New York in 2009 and 2010.