The first play I saw that was written by Christopher Shinn was Dying City at Second Stage Theater. I posted about it on this blog on June 23, 2019. The play was enthralling. Allow me to quote myself, which I have never done before. “Mr. Shinn holds back the details, building suspense and intrigue until the characters spill out the truth. He […]Read More Domenick Danza discusses The Plays of Christopher Shinn
ROBERT LIEBOWITZ HAS BEEN SEEING AND WRITING PLAYS FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, HE ALSO HAS A MATHEMATICIAN’S HEAD FOR DATES. IN PART II OF HIS TOME (Read part I in SHOWTONES) HE SHARES HOW ONE “MARQUIS TOOK DOWN ALL MARQUEES. As the year 1980 progressed into the actual 1980s, all still […]Read More Part II of Robert Liebowitz’ “The Passing of Someone Dear”
OUTERSTAGE theatre critic, ANTHONY J. PICCIONE writes … and speaks … about Off and Off-Off Broadway Earlier this month, it was announced that Indie Art Today, a new podcast dedicated to covering independent, non-commercial artists – including those in the Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway communities – was launching in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. […]Read More Voicing his Concerns
Review: “Cooking with Kathryn” at the Kraine Theater By Anthony J. Piccione As a writer who has their own history with the Kraine Theater, I was well aware of the other ongoing events there, including the recent 2020 FRIGID Festival. While 2020 has been shaping up to be a busy and crazy year, I nonetheless […]Read More A Tasty Dish
Review: “Diner on the Edge” at the Producer’s Club by Anthony J. Piccione It’s that time of year again! Even during a time of ongoing crisis, the legendary Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble was as determined as ever, when I saw them this past weekend, to continue with their first show of the season. As I […]Read More Thanks, IRTE, for making us Laugh
Review by Robert Liebowitz For this humble scribe, school shootings were never a hearken back to the old days–they were inconceivable. They simply didn’t happen. Now, however, one fifth into the new century, even as mankind has progressed in so many tangible ways, murderous rampages committed by homicidal maniacs against the most defenseless, helpless, and […]Read More Brilliant take on a Terrible Occurrence
Review by Robert Liebowitz All the ingredients were in place for a riveting night at the theater: a beautiful, modern theater and playing area (the illustrious Hudson Guild); a practical and imaginative set design (by Leila Saad); quirky, melodious and unknown music that underscored the evening; a capable collection of earnest, determined and dedicated actors […]Read More Everybody acted SICK really well!