APPEARING THIS WEEKEND AT THE ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS for the second year THE ACTUAL DANCE NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN Showcase Title: The Actual Dance — A Preview Performance Artist: Samuel A Simon; Eli Zoller The Actual Dance is a joyful and enchanting experience of healing, love and inspiration. An award winning play about […]Read More Sam is still Dancing: The Actual Dances returns to the Assoc. of Performing Arts Professionals Conference
REVIEW BY LUCIAN MCMAHON PART OF THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL: FALL 2015 After the first few minutes of Alan Arkin’s “Virtual Reality”, one could be forgiven for thinking that the playwright had awoken one night in a fevered fit of inspiration and began to scribble down a tale of two men whose time was […]Read More REALITY SHOW
VICKIE PHILLIPS SOUNDS THE BATTLE-CRY FOR BREL Review by Robert Gulack In the same way that two great storms, intersecting on the ocean, can create a single storm front of unparalleled destructiveness, two negative influences have intersected in the contemporary musical theater, creating a unified destructive front that has virtually obliterated the Broadway musical as […]Read More VICKIE PHILLIPS SOUNDS THE BATTLE-CRY FOR BREL
Review by Amy M. Frateo Leigh Curran’s WHY WATER FALLS is one of those rare moments on stage where you feel as if the performer is talking right to you. That’s the level of honesty and power she gave to every one of the 90 minutes she stood on stage all alone. Well, not really […]Read More Leigh Curran rises in WHY WATER FALLS
A SPANISH HARLEM STORY Written by Steve Silver Directed by Laurie Rae Waugh Review by Stephanie Schwartz A SPANISH HARLEM STORY, presented by American Theatre of Actors in the Beckman Theatre, 2nd floor, 314 West 54th St. Sept. 30 – Oct. 11 @8pm. Steve Silver has written a tight drama that seems an authentic look […]Read More There is a rose in Spanish Harlem and it’s A SPANISH HARLEM STORY
Review by Ramona Pula “Conversations With My Molester” Written and performed by Michael Mack Directed by Daniel Gidron Technical Direction and Stage Management by Peter Lewis The Bridge Theatre, 244 W. 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), 12th Floor Running Time: 90 minutes without intermission Remaining show dates/times: Sat 10/3 at 8pm; Sun 10/4 […]Read More I’m going to get straight to the point, since time is running out. SEE THIS PRODUCTION. It will be well worth your time and is worth every penny of the admission price.
Review by Bart Greenberg Between Pretty Places, now playing at The 13th Street Repertory Company, is an intriguing “musical ghost story” that details the frustrated lives of a family stranded in the parched ranch country of central California. Lyle (Philip Callen) and Diane (Ellen Parker) are a long married couple who are struggling financially and […]Read More Between Pretty Places: Pretty When It Speaks
Amy M. Frateo, reviewer Michael Mack is very brave. He is also very talented. He is also very brave… was that mentioned? On stage at The Bridge Theatre, Mack stands alone in a black shirt and pants – like a relaxing priest – and tells a story that is compelling, shocking, painful and hopeful all […]Read More DEEP “CONVERSATION”
Review by Bart Greenberg William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a notoriously difficult work despite being the playwright’s shortest tragedy, a mix of blood, sex and witchcraft. Too often it comes off stodgy and over-directed (and often, over-acted). The play also comes with the extra baggage of being a “cursed” piece, thought to bring bad luck by […]Read More DON’T SAY THE NAME … JUST SEE THE PRODUCTION.
“Rock n’ Roll Mother Goose” – Friday, 7-31-15, MITF 16 Writer: Judi Lewis Ockler Costumes: Alisha Engle Contributing Director/Props: David Engel Technical Director/Props: Chris Ockler Starring: Judi Lewis Ockler, various audience members Davenport Theatre, Black Box, 354 W. 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) 16th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival Running Time: 45 minutes […]Read More A Stellar Goose!