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Fringe Review: ‘Anthem’ at Sheen Center- The Loretto

Finally, a musical in a festival that did everything 100% right.  From the first strains of the music through the entire 65 minute journey, Anthem had everything going for it. Anthem is a kind of oratorio with very little dialogue that is based on actual letters written during the wars, starting … [Read More...]

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1. South Pacific at Gateway Playhouse, Patchogue Theater. "...this show sucks you in and doesn’t let go until the final curtain. " -Kristen Weyer READ review. Synopsis: Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific tells an unforgettable story about the men & women stationed in the … [Read More...]

News: Tambourines to Glory – Harlem Repertory Theatre 2014 season

The HRT opens its 2014-15 season with Langston Hughes’ TAMBOURINES TO GLORY. TAMBOURINES TO GLORY features Mario Brown (Platanos and Colored Greens, Romeo and Juliet) as Buddy Lomax and Kyria Geneva (The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’) as Laura Wright. Langston Hughes, when asked to describe his … [Read More...]

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Things I Left on Long Island. Photo courtesy of the production.

Fringe Review: ‘Things I Left on Long Island’ at The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theater

While New York City’s annual Fringe Festival may have served as the debut for hundreds of notable theatrical productions not all new works at the festival were memorable let alone brilliant. Sara Cooper’s new play Things I Left on Long Island may have been one such production. Directed by Noah Himmelstein, the play tells the lose story of a young twenty-something woman named Marny, who has born … [Read More...]

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News: Tambourines to Glory – Harlem Repertory Theatre 2014 season

The HRT opens its 2014-15 season with Langston Hughes’ TAMBOURINES TO GLORY. TAMBOURINES TO GLORY features Mario Brown (Platanos and Colored Greens, Romeo and Juliet) as Buddy Lomax and Kyria Geneva (The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’) as Laura Wright. Langston Hughes, when asked to describe his play, wrote: “It’s a singing, shouting, wailing drama about […]

News: Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop Presents ‘The Wind in the Willows: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride’ in Sag Harbor

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride: Stages presents “The Wind in the Willows” Take a wild ride with Mr. Toad and his friends along the River Bank, when Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, presents “The Wind in the Willows” at Pierson High School Auditorium in Sag Harbor on Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 23rd at 4:00 […]

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News: Lauren Bacall, Actress, Dies at Age 89

Born on September 16, 1924 in New York City, Lauren Bacall  was an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. Bacall died of a stroke on August 12, 2014, at her longtime home in The Dakota, an Upper West Side apartment building overlooking Central Park in […]

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1. South Pacific at Gateway Playhouse, Patchogue Theater. “…this show sucks you in and doesn’t let go until the final curtain. ” -Kristen Weyer READ review. Synopsis: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific tells an unforgettable story about the men & women stationed in the Polynesian Islands during WWII. During this upcoming production, the Gateway would like to offer […]

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Top 10 Unforgettable Moments of Theatre Going

2014 marks my 39th year of attending theatre. As you might imagine some shows stick out in my memory more than others. The word unforgettable can be taken two ways. Some shows are unforgettable because of a standout performance or musical number. Some shows are so bad; they leave you walking out of the theatre stunned. […]

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Top 10 LGBT Broadway Shows

June is LGBT Pride month, which commemorates the 1969 Stonewall uprising regarded by most historians as the beginning of the modern day gay rights movement. To salute LGBT Pride month, I am offering my Top 10 all-time LGBT-oriented Broadway plays and musicals. The criteria chosen for these shows include: 1) a successful run on Broadway […]