YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE SHOW BELOW Generations produced by Genesis/M Center Reviewed by Evan Meena The M Center for the Arts culminates each season with an annual “recital” but somehow the recitals get bigger and bigger each year. Having attended a healthy share of them, this writer saw the growth of the studio and its […]Read More Brooklyn’s little school that could does it again and better than ever.
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 […]Read More New Acting School gets ANGRY: Twelve Angry Men opens ACT-OUT Acting Program Master Class
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 […]Read More BRIDGEBOY, many stories told in one happy hour.
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 […]Read More Fine Performances Refresh Don Pasquale
[The Bronx Opera presented the New York staged premiere of Weber & Mahler’s Die Drei Pintos. As is tradition at the oldest opera company of its kind… the production was double cast. here is the first review by Lenny Stough. A second review of the other cast is forthcoming.] Every season, The Bronx Opera dares […]Read More One Great Opera … Two Casts … Drei Pintos
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. […]Read More MAD MEN: It’s business as usual in Robert Liebowitz’ The Check Is In The Mail.
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. […]Read More Reviving by reading: The Madowman of Chaillot (Readers’ Ensemble Company Summer Festival 2009)
Academics and musical theatre mavens talk of the evolution of the American musical. Well, there was similar progress bestowed upon the American musical revue. Today, the revue is a small ensemble-driven analysis of the works of a great composer. Examples are Some Enchanted Evening (Rodgers & Hammerstein), Smokey Joe’s Café (Leiber And Stoller), and, of […]Read More Review: Any Dream Will Do — Brooklyn Assoc. for the Performing Arts. Reviewed by J. Michaels
Robert Greene wrote the following article in Drama-queens last year regarding the new line of herbal products for the skins and what is below. Next week, OuterStage will interview The Apothecary and discuss the new lines of perfumes, lotions, make-up, and other Natural Notions. The world is starting to see the light – through the […]Read More Magical Medicinals Part II: The Magic Apothecary mixes new brews.
The Bronx Opera gives a lot of people a chance. The audience – to see great works of previous centuries; schools – with programs designed to woo children into this noble art form; and artists – by handing itself the obstacle of double casting its short runs. Ironically, it is a compact version of what […]Read More Two Casts, One Great Opera: The Bronx Opera’s THE MAGIC FLUTE