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First Nighter: Brian Friel's "Afterplay," Horton Foote's "The Roads to Home," Jonathan Rockefeller's "That Golden Girls Show!"

David Finkle | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Contemporary playwrights influenced by Anton Chekhov outnumber those who haven't been--and by overwhelming numbers. Most of them leave implicit their...

First Nighter: Ike Holter's 'Exit Strategy' About Failing Public Schools Not Sufficiently Strategic

David Finkle | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The picture of the astonished, speechless faculty members is accompanied by a devastating sound effect that designer Daniel Perelstein unleashes. Once and for all, the deafening blare drives Holter's critical point home. Audiences won't be chuckling then -- and for the right reasons.

Homecoming, Humor and Hasan: Minhaj à HA!

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 10.28.2016 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

There's Glass Menage-erie. There's Nicky Minaj. There's ménage à trois. And then there's Hasan Minhaj. Think Deepak Chopra meets Chris Rock. Spiritual meets comical. Gandhi meets Woody. He's nimble yet noble, profound yet playful, a rebel with reverence.

A Long Life in the Cherry Lane Theatre

Leigh Flayton | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Leigh Flayton

In 1962, when Estelle Parsons made her Cherry Lane Theatre debut in Mrs. Dally Has a Lover, a strip club was in business next door, and the thump-thump-thumping of music could be heard through the thin, shared wall during performances. On the evening of Oct. 6, 2014 -- and on that same stage -- Parsons enjoyed recounting this and other morsels.

First Nighter: Lucy Thurber's Five Hill Town Plays Progress From Must-See to Less-Need-to-See

David Finkle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There's nothing wrong in presenting a cycle about a character progressing from damaging childhood to escape from psychological entrapment adulthood. Indeed, it's a great idea. But the over-and-again Hill Town Plays are clearly not the way to do it.

Theater: Village -- A Lucy Thurber Extravaganza

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Three of your shows happening off-Broadway in one season. Well, right now, Lucy Thurber has five of her shows playing simultaneously at five different West Village theaters. Pretty cool, right?

The Factions of Fiction: Megan Hart's This is Fiction

Bess Rowen | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

Inviolet Rep's production of Megan Hart's new show This is Fiction is a perfect example of how one unusual day in the lives of regular characters can be fascinating.

Good Fortune for Off-Broadway's Manipulation

Brendan McMahon | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Brendan McMahon

The newest developments in the run of Manipulation at the Cherry Lane Theatre include a magnificent performance by one of our talented understudies, a...

Big Budget Broadway Bullied Cherry Lane Theater To Close

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Times is reporting that Greenwich Village is losing another longtime institution, the Cherry Lane Theater. The building at 38 Commerce St...