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First Nighter: Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur Has a Dyspeptic Future

David Finkle | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Fiction set in the future never seems to have nailed it right when the actual future rolls around.

First Nighter: Jesse Eisenberg's Spoiled 'The Spoils,' David Greenspan Snappily Takes on Gertrude Stein

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Sometimes the unforgettable characters populating your personal landscape are the ones you'd most like to forget.

Aisle View: To the Author/Star Goes The Spoils

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Since achieving stardom in 2010 as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg has diligently applied himself to writing plays. The Spoils, his third off-Broadway offering in five years, has opened at the Signature Theatre Center under the auspices of the New Group.

Scott Elliott and the Theater of the Uncomfortable

Cara Joy David | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I've come to admire people, and theater companies, that take the risk. You have to hand it to Elliott -- more than any other major off-Broadway theater company, The New Group consistently produces offbeat works.

Aisle View: Sex, Live on Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

"THIS PLAY CONTAINS NUDITY, SEX & BAD LANGUAGE," says a bold-lettered sign in the lobby at Intimacy, the new offering from the New Group at New York City's Acorn Theatre. The language, as it turns out, is not all that out of line. But bad playwriting? Yes.

Aisle View: The New Group Attempts a Wacky Farce Musical Comedy

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Wouldn't it be hysterical to mix the romantic world of Bollywood musicals of the 1950s with the farcical world of Marx Brothers-like comedies of the 1930s?