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First Nighter: Maurice Hines's 'Tappin' Thru Life' Is Tops, Mac Wellman's 'The Offending Gesture' Has Its Moments

David Finkle | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

No sooner than the Broadway revival of A. R. Gurney's Sylvia closes, in which an actress plays a dog, than Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, opens, at the Connelly, in which not one but two actresses play dogs.

First Nighter: Beauty Salon Crime Comedy "Shear Madness" is, as Advertised, Sheer Madness

David Finkle | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Shear Madness has just arrived in Manhattan for the first time after playing for decades(!) in Boston. How appealing does a seeming farce sound that's been fruitcaked with broad topical jokes--apparently updated daily--and takes place in a beauty salon?

Why Working on Broadway Is Better Than Ever

Damian Bazadona | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Damian Bazadona

We live in an age where the trifecta of job happiness -- inspiring work, engaging environment and potential for growth -- is on the upswing in the entertainment business, and particularly in the Broadway community.

First Nighter: John Tiffany's 'Let the Right One In', Parallel Exit's 'Everybody Gets Cake!', Poe in 'Nevermore'

David Finkle | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you ask me, the prolific John Tiffany and the prolific Steven Hoggett are responsible for the best play ever presented about the Iraq War. So when I learned they were bringing Let the Right One In to the always adventurous St. Ann's, I figured it would be another must.

First Nighter: Markus Potter's 'Stalking the Bogeyman,' Ira Lewis's 'Chinese Coffee'

David Finkle | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

From start to finish Pendleton and Walsh give astoundingly natural performances that go some way, though not far enough, to justify the length of the sketch.

Jeff Blumenkrantz and The Art of Playing 13 Characters in the Hit Show Murder for Two

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

It's hard enough playing one suspect in a murder mystery musical. Imagine playing all 13 suspects -- while never leaving the stage? In the hit whodunit comedy, Murder for Two, that's exactly what Jeff Blumenkrantz flawlessly does.

Curtis M. Wong

How A Cult Musical Helped One NYC Actor Come Out As Gay | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Currently playing at New World Stages in New York, the off-Broadway musical "Bare" focuses on a pair of gay teens at a Catholic boarding school whose ...

Goodbye, 'Rent'

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- An off-Broadway revival of "Rent" that opened three years after the original show tearfully closed up shop on Broadway has now lost its le...

Curtis M. Wong

'Rent' Revisited: Iconic Rock Musical Gets Off-Broadway Revamp | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home

For some hit shows, moving off-Broadway after a groundbreaking around-the-world run seems questionable. But the cast and creative team of the new prod...