New Acting School gets ANGRY: Twelve Angry Men opens ACT-OUT Acting Program Master Class

ACT-OUT Acting School in association with Genesis Repertory presents a master class final project: TWELVE ANGRY MEN Adapted by Sherman Sergel. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.  An ACT-OUT Master Class Review by Bob Greene The golden age of […]

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BRIDGEBOY, many stories told in one happy hour.

BRIDGEBOY Through March 6 http://www.theactivetheater.com Review by Robert Liebowitz Solid cast–for the most part, a refreshing yes. Stage-worthy play–again, for the most part, yes, provided by a playwright of strong talent. Technical design and execution–not the best, but capable, practical, and well suited for the production at hand. Dramaturg–errr, who? Dramaturg. Hmmmm…what’s that? Well, a […]

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Fine Performances Refresh Don Pasquale

Review by Robert Liebowitz Opera is no doubt a powerful, highly expressive art, but most productions of operas usually disappoint. Why? Simple–every other production element that goes into making a theatrical event is simply ignored; all that is concentrated on is the actual singing. Acting, directing, set design, costumes, make up, lights…these get treated like […]

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MAD MEN: It’s business as usual in Robert Liebowitz’ The Check Is In The Mail.

New York International Fringe Festival 2009 Reviewed by Christian Graysen Unless you’ve been living in outer space for the last few years, you know that every industry that had a “boom” is now going “bust.” For further evidence, there’s Genesis Repertory’s production of The Check Is In The Mail for the 13th Annual Fringe Festival. […]

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Reviving by reading: The Madowman of Chaillot (Readers’ Ensemble Company Summer Festival 2009)

Reviewed by Rich Grey The expression “history is written by the winners” can be interpreted for theater productions as “works that are affordable are remembered.” Encores got a hold on countless musicals teetering on the brink of obscurity and gave them life, now the Readers’ Ensemble Company does the same for straight comedies and dramas. […]

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