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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: 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.

Welcome Back 'Winslow Boy'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — A revival of Terence Rattigan's play "The Winslow Boy" starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Roger Rees is heading to Broadway nex...

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.

A Mysterious Return

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The timeless Chita Rivera is returning to Broadway in a murder whodunit musical that's perfect for this new age: It's interactive. R...

Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde

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

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.

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.