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Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

The Rise of the Comedy?

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I genuinely did not know what to expect going into The Explorers Club. What I saw was a madcap diversion -- a hilarious way to take your mind of your troubles (for a couple of hours at least). Do you really need anything more?

Aisle View: Exploring the Empire, with Laughs

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York
Steven Suskin

Seriously demented fun is on display at The Explorers Club. That is, the new play by Nell Benjamin at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage 1 at City Center.

Broadway's Biggest Hit

Freddie Gershon | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Freddie Gershon

The Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga. has grown, viz.: 70 schools booked for January 2013, 3,000 kids and about 500 teachers, chaperones and pa...