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Wednesday, January 28,2015

LABYRINTH UNVEILS PROVOCATIVE NEW LUCY THURBER DRAMA

Theater Ink by John Rowell

In white-hot playwright Lucy Thurber’s explosive new play The Insurgents, a young woman returns to her dead-end rural northeast town after losing her athletic scholarship.
Tuesday, January 13,2015

IT’S A MEMOIR! IT’S A CABARET SHOW! IT’S SAM HARRIS AT ARS NOVA

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Readers of a, um, certain age will remember that veteran singer Sam Harris launched his career on a show called Star Search, an early precursor to our current spate of network talent contests ...
Thursday, December 25,2014

SEXY IS BACK IN THIS ORIGINAL, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOWNTOWN REVIVAL

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Company XIV’s revival of their much-admired, sexy hit holiday show, Nutcracker Rouge, which recently had an 8-week engagement at Company XIV’s intimate new theater-lounge home, XIV, on LaFayette St., across from The Public Theater in Colonnade Row.
Wednesday, December 3,2014

CAFÉ SOCIETY SWINGS AGAIN IN MUSICAL
TRIBUTE SHOW

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It was the legendary jazz venue that launched the careers of Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Big Joe Turner, and Count Basie, and even those of Zero Mostel, Sid Caesar and Carol Channing.
Tuesday, December 2,2014

ONE-MAN WONDERFUL LIFE RETURNS IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s an American classic! It’s a holiday staple! It’s It’s A Wonderful Life, one of the best-loved films of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and this month, director/adapter Sharon Fogarty’s stage version...
Thursday, November 20,2014

ACTRESS EMILY YOUNG LETS DOWN HER HAIR IN REVIVAL OF SONDHEIM CLASSIC

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The music of the iconic, much-beloved Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into The Woods receives its second major New York revival next month, courtesy of the Roundabout Theatre Company...
Thursday, November 13,2014

LITERARY LOVE AFFAIR ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE

Theater Ink by john Rowell

Well, this particular love affair didn’t happen on the UES, but in Paris, which, let’s face it, is tough to beat in terms of romance and romantic complications.
Sunday, November 2,2014

NEW PLAYS ON THEATER ROW “BREAK THE MYTH” ABOUT COLORBLIND CASTING

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The questions that swirl around colorblind casting and equality in the arts—and beyond—are front and center in two new plays presented by the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company,
Wednesday, October 29,2014

FORMER HOCKEY STAR TAKES TO THE STAGE DOWNTOWN:

THEATER INK by John Rowell

FORMER HOCKEY STAR TAKES TO THE STAGE DOWNTOWN: It isn’t every day that professional athletes suddenly transform into professional stage actors, but beginning November 6, NHL star and former New Yor
Wednesday, October 22,2014

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN PLAYERS OFFER SPOOKIEST
G & S PIECE FOR HALLOWEEN

Theater Ink by John Rowell

One would not say that the most well-known Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance is particularly spooky, nor would one necessarily get the shivers from H.M.S. Pinafore.
 
 
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