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Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

On the Culture Front: NYC Winter Jazzfest, Lazarus and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.02.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

When Richard Greenberg is at his best, his plays not only vividly illuminate a specific and intimate world but they compel the viewer to look inward a...

Stage Door: 'Noises Off, Our Mother's Brief Affair'

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Throw in Andrea Martin as a soap-opera actress playing a kooky housekeeper and exasperated theater director (Campbell Scott) juggling both a complicated love life and a fraught production, and it's all chaos, all the time.

Artistry in Dance: 'American Dance Machine' & 'Noises Off'

Barry Singer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

We struck gold twice in a matter of weeks -- my daughters, Lea and Sara, and I -- intoxicating artistry in dance at a pair of performances spanning the old and new year.

Aisle View: Splendidly Delirious

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Michael Frayn's Noises Off, when it premiered back in 1982 in London (with Patricia Routledge) and when it opened in 1983 at the Atkinson (with Dorothy Loudon), was farce comedy par excellence; we didn't quite realize, in those days of Cats and Torch Song Trilogy, that broad, knock-down stage farce could not only be viable but classy.

London Aisle View: Backstage Farce Most Foul

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

You realize that this is not junk-food theatre; this is keenly-contrived and impeccably-crafted comedy of high order.

Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

Jim Luce | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal. One of them is a former New York Post w...