The Straights (https://www.thestraightstheplay.com/) is an epic. Like Homer, Venus and Adonis, and others. It more than takes-off the rose colored glasses… it smashes them to the floor. It tracks millennial BFFs, Phoebe and Nina, as they navigate hitchhikers, shoplifting, drugs, and a flood of selfies on a cross-country no-boys-allowed adventure through the heart and heartlessness […]Read More STRAIGHT talk with WILL DETLEFSEN
Common Ground, the new musical by Granville Wyche Burgess and Stan Wietrzychowsk, tells the yet-untold story of what really necessitated the Emancipation Proclamation. This special book-in-hand presentation, will be Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at The Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, NYC. Common Ground begins with a veiledly racist President Lincoln, carrying a country-at-war on […]Read More Pavacic & Gallimore: Students Uprising
Review: “Doctor Frankenstein” at West End Theatre By Anthony J. Piccione, lead reviewer, OuterStage It’s widely known that the story told in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which has stood the test of time like few other stories has, is nothing more than a horror fantasy that is merely the stuff of nightmare. However, what if it […]Read More Is there a Doctor in the House?
Laurie Rae Waugh is one of DramaQueens’ women of the arts of the century having been spotlighted in all our sites. This is becasue she is the epitome of journey[wo]man. Stage Manager => Director; Stage Actress => Film Actress; Film Director => Festival Producer. Waugh is a shining example of what ambition, knowledge, and total […]Read More Rae of Hope: Climate Change, the ATA, and Laurie Rae Waugh
REVIEW of The Buffalo Hero of World War I–The Wayne Miner Story, at the American Theater of Actors by ROBERT LIEBOWITZ There is much to applaud, and just as much to pull one’s hair out in frustration, in a decidedly mixed production by The Crystal Image Performing Arts Company of Kenthedo Robinson’s sparkling new play […]Read More This Soldier Makes A Great Play
Shelter in Place Reviewed by Robert Liebowitz The long and short of it; certainly the short of it–the ‘Playful Substance’ effort for “Shelter in Place” by Raphael Perahia is an excellent production of a very good play. It is running through the following weekend, and so if you have the opportunity to see it, you […]Read More A Playful AND Powerful Substance
Review: “Ditko” at Theaterlab by OuterStage lead writer, Anthony J. Piccione Over the past few weeks, various writers in the media have compared comic book characters to those of William Shakespeare, the implication being that various interpretations of the character of the Joker (such as that in the upcoming film) are like various interpretations throughout […]Read More The Amazing Artist-Man Who Created The Amazing Spider-man