Show Business - Theater Reviews<![CDATA[ “The Mysteries” direction and concept by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar]]>I’ve never felt so close to God as I did as an audience member in The Flea’s newest production, “The Mysteries.” ]]><![CDATA[ “The Threepenny Opera” Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht]]>I love a good Brecht play—his combination of ridiculous satire and poignant moral themes is unlike that of any other playwright I know.]]><![CDATA[ “Les Miserables” adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird]]>It’s been a few years since the barricades have been on Broadway, but rest assured that they’ve been carefully preserved.]]><![CDATA[“Red Velvet” by Lolita Chakrabarti]]>Art can be used to correct historical wrongs, giving credit where it is past due. ]]><![CDATA[ Beauty and the Beast]]>Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; especially if you’re seated in the Abrons Arts Center waiting for Improbable Stage Company’s production of Beauty and the Beast to begin. ]]><![CDATA[ “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence McNally]]>Twenty is definitely the magic number for four-time Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally. ]]><![CDATA[ “Uriel Acosta: I Want That Man!”]]>For as long as religious authorities have tried to police minds, the question has been asked: “Why is God letting me think these things if I'm not allowed to?” ]]><![CDATA[ “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre]]>Welcome to Hell, everyone. Making its first Off-Broadway debut in 15 years, Paul Bowles’ translation of ...]]><![CDATA[ “Appropriate” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins]]>I’ll tell you that this enthralling play, expertly directed by Liesl Tommy, will quite possibly leave you with your jaw on the floor, clutching the person sitting next to you, whether you know them or not. ]]><![CDATA[ “The Junket” by Mike Albo]]>In the media landscape of today, it is practically impossible to escape the temptations of swag.]]><![CDATA[“The Real Americans” by Dan Hoyle]]>In today’s political discourse, one must be living under a massive rock not to know how wildly diverse America has become. ]]><![CDATA[ “Antony and Cleopatra” by Shakespeare]]>The young and gifted director Tarell Alvin McCraney has lead a pack of power-house collaborators to an artistic gold mine. ]]><![CDATA[ “Bum Phillips All-American Opera” by Peter Stopschinski, Kirk Lynn and Luke Leonard]]>Monk Parrots’s new opera has paired the theatrical form of opulence, melodrama and exorbitance with a sport that shares those same qualities: football. ]]><![CDATA[“Stage Kiss” by Sarah Ruhl]]>What actor hasn’t fallen head over heels for their co-star at least once?]]><![CDATA[ Victoria Woodhull: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Feminist by Claude Solnik]]><![CDATA[“Gidion’s Knot” by Johnna Adams]]>Always worth watching, director Austin Pendleton displays his tireless commitment to emotional authenticity in this searing, yet questionable, two-hander.]]><![CDATA[ “Nothing on Earth” written and directed by Randy Sharp]]>A magician never reveals his secrets. But what happens when he goes on a personal crusade to expose the deception of others?]]><![CDATA[ “Kung Fu” <BR>by David Henry Hwang]]>The path to self-realization is riddled with obstacles.]]><![CDATA[ “Open House” by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler]]>Expect the unexpected. That rule works on two levels in this odd and poignant new comedy.]]><![CDATA[ “Bikeman: A 9/11 Play” <BR>by Thomas F. Flynn]]>Writer Thomas Flynn, at the time a reporter for CBS news, was close to the action on September 11, 2001.]]>