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Millennial Madness -- Deals for Thrifty 'Thirty-somethings' (and under)

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.16.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Mercedes Vizcaino, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 16, 2016 Living in New York and exploring all the wondrous cultural opportunities the cit...

Brisk Staging And Charming Performers Fill A Buoyant 'Holiday Inn'

ZEALnyc | Posted 10.31.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

(l. to r.) Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Roundabout Theatre's production of 'Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical;' Photo: Jo...

So many shows -- so many stars! Your Guide to NYC Theater 2016/2017

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By ZEALnyc's Theater Editor Jil Picariello, and Contributing Writers, Christopher Caggiano, Megan Wrappe, Justin Sharon, Bob Rizzo, and Dan Bacalzo, S...

What Makes a Good Revival? Thoughts on This Season's Tony Nominees

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What makes a good revival? Is it just lovingly recreating an original or a prior revival? Or does it require reinvention? It depends who you ask. Th...

Aisle View: Long Night's Journey

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This is a welcome opportunity to see the play, and the chance to see a top-flight performance by Jessica Lange. But when you leave Long Day enthusing about the actress playing Mary Tyrone -- well, that doesn't seem to be where O'Neill was heading.

'Supergirl' Villain, Laura Benanti, Flies Back to Broadway and Wins

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.14.2017 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Publicity Photo / Laura Benanti Recently, Laura Benanti, 36, threatened the world on CBS' Supergirl as the title character's conflicted aunt, General...

Aisle View: Splendidly Delirious

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.14.2017 | 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.

Keira Knightley Makes Her Broadway Debut in "Thérèse Raquin"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.29.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In her Broadway debut, Keira Knightley brilliantly embodies this tormented monster -- the titular protagonist/antagonist of Thérèse Raquin. She fumes, and rages, and withdraws, and you can watch her psychological evolution from stifled wife to impassioned mistress to haunted murderer.

Judith Light: Completely 'Transparent' and Back on Broadway

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 10.02.2016 | Arts
Dustin Fitzharris

Judith Light feels right at home in New York. After spending so many years in California, she says she missed the life-blood and energy of the city. With a full schedule, she gets up with the rising sun and doesn't stop.

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers.

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

Aisle View: Significant Laughter

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Playwright Joshua Harmon burst into view in 2012 with Bad Jews, one of those plays that sounds like a bad idea but turns out to be very good.

The Fabulous Broadway Season That Was

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

If you ask me, On The Town, which is currently slightly trailing both other contenders in my Tony polling, deserves the win. I, like most, was worried when the show was announced for that barn of a theater, but director John Rando proved the doubters wrong.

Aisle View: Into the Woods, Back on Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Yes, this is obviously going to be another one of those actors-play-the-instruments affairs, which have become dime-a-dozen since John Doyle did it in 2004 with Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. In this Into the Woods, though, the device works well.

Willkommen to the Power of Theatre: Life Lessons in Broadway's Cabaret

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Faisal Al-Juburi

Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.

Aisle View: Sutton's Violet Triumphs

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This past season has been lackadaisical for new Broadway musicals, with the best of them--arguably After Midnight, Beautiful and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, in alphabetical order--falling in the slightly-less-than-exhilarating class.

Cabaret: Everybody Loves a Winner Once

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What are the Tonys here for if not to honor theatrical creativity? What creativity is there in remounting a production at its last home? Why is a revival that exactly duplicates a revival capable of being nominated?

Aisle View: Sizzlingly Good

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

An awkwardly insecure girl from the tenements of New York is forced, by societal conditions and a lack of viable options, into marriage to her boss; motherhood; and such continued repression that she finally takes matters into her own hands--mighty pretty hands, all the men tell her--and brutally murders her husband.

Aisle View: It's All Relative

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Good Jews, Bad Jews, it's all relative. It is all relative, in multiple ways, in Joshua Harmon's laceratingly funny Bad Jews.

Aisle View: Skeleton in the Closet

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Steven Suskin

Levenson keeps us guessing -- and keeps us curious about his secret -- for about two-thirds of the evening. The secret finally spills out, immediately followed by the most engrossing scene in the show. After which the tension, and our attention, dissipates and the 100-minute play starts to seem overlong.

All Hands on Deck!

George Heymont | Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

I tip my hat to Kathleen Marshall, who directed and choreographed the revival of Anything Goes with the intention of adding plenty of snap, crackle, and pop to a show that is nearly 80 years old. The result is quite astounding.

13 Playwrights Is Preparing To Implode

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

The 13 playwrights of 13P formed nine years ago to realize full productions of their plays. Each playwright produces one play, serving as the artistic director of the production. The group ceases to exist once every playwright has had a production.

Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on April 26, 2011 10:43 AM | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home

Tired of reading about Jersey Shore book deals? Literature has finally struck back. In the video embedded above, two stars of an Oscar Wilde play o...

Ordinary Days: A New Yorker's Musical (and for $20)

Kathryn McGarr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn McGarr

If you wish your life in New York were a musical comedy (whatever; I do), Ordinary Days -- an operetta-style show now playing -- allows you to experience that dream vicariously.