Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lanie Robertson’s LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL

I’ve saved the absolute best of what I took in on my recent five-day New York Theatre binge, for last.  I had in fact planned the whole trip around this performance, and was most grateful the run had been extended. … Continue reading

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, Book & Lyrics by Robert L Freeman, Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

The scuttlebutt on this one started back in 2012, when it premiered at the Hartford Stage, followed by a run at the Old Globe in San Diego.  It was widely touted as the musical comedy that would match Book of … Continue reading

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Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS

Cate Blanchett is an Australian stage and film actress with two Academy Awards (most recently for her appearance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine), three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.  Isabelle Huppert is a … Continue reading

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Scott Organ’s PHOENIX

It’s getting harder to find Monday night performances in New York, these days.  And since a lot of people look for the opportunity, when most shows are dark, it’s also hard to find a good seat in whatever’s open.  But … Continue reading

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3 Plays at THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

I was delighted to find that I would be in New York for its International Fringe Festival this year. This is its 18th Year, and I had never been before. The timing allowed me to expand my week’s viewings by … Continue reading

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THE FANTASTICKS, Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt

It’s not always easy to find theatre on a Sunday night. But this is New York, after all, and there’s ALWAYS theatre.   It was a beautiful night, and I had toyed with seeing John Lithgow’s King Lear up at the … Continue reading

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Sarah Treem’s WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID

Truth be told, I am really quite taken with the talents and stage presence of Cherry Jones.  I would not by choice miss anything in which she appears; and when you get right down to it, so soon after our … Continue reading

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