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Friday, September 26,2014

KAREN FINLEY RETURNS TO OFF-BROADWAY IN WORLD PREMIERE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

She is one of the world’s most prominent—and controversial—performance artists—which is to say, she is always worth seeing. And beginning in October, the legendary Karen Finley returns to Off-Broadway in the World Premiere of Written in Sand, based on pieces she wrote about the emerging AIDS crisis between 1983 and 1994.
Thursday, September 18,2014

NEW PRE-TEEN MUSICAL SPREADS THE LOVE OFF-B’WAY

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Wacky bookworms, menacing bullies and up-and-coming ‘tween fashionistas can all be found in The Love Note, an inspiring new musical for pre-teens (and, of course, the young at heart) by Boston-based playwright/composer Gail Phaneuf.
Saturday, August 23,2014

POLICE DRAMA AT RIANT INSPIRED BY INFAMOUS REAL CASE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Writer/director Van Dirk Fisher (founder of the Black Experimental Theater) takes an infamous 1997 NYC police case as inspiration for his play Code of Silence, which begins performances August 20 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, as a production of The Riant Theatre Company,
Thursday, August 14,2014

THE WRITE STUFF:
NY WRITERS TO SET UP SHOP IN STOREFRONT

Theater Ink by John Rowell

When was the last time you saw an installation made up of…wait for it…playwrights?! That is the idea behind Write Out Front, the awesomely wacky slash cool brainstorm of Theaterspeak, which was created by Michelle Auger in 2009 to support...
Wednesday, July 23,2014

HE’S A WHAT, HE’S A WHAT? HE’S A MUSIC MAN!

Theater Ink by John Rowell

One of the most beloved musicals in all of American theater is about to get a much-buzzed-about one-night only concert presentation from Transport Group, led by two of New York’s brightest and most talented young musical theater stars.
Thursday, July 17,2014

POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT TURNS 28

Theater Ink by John Rowell

t’s always great to welcome the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) back to New York, and this summer, the company celebrates its 28th anniversary season (and 8th season in the city) of presenting thought-provoking work of contemporary social and cultural relevance.
Thursday, July 10,2014

DE LA GUARDA CONTINUES WITH NEW PRODUCTION

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Good news for fans of the legendary De La Guarda experience: the third event in the trilogy, entitled WAYRA, opens this week at the Daryl Roth Theatre.
Wednesday, July 2,2014

SUMMER FESTIVALS ALL OVER TOWN

Theater Ink by John Rowell

People who leave New York during the summer miss out on one of the year’s special treats: theater festivals. The annual summer theater festivals that abound in our fair city, I am convinced, help to make New York even greater, focusing, as they do, on an abundance of...
Tuesday, June 24,2014

ZOMBIES TAKE CENTER STAGE IN NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s entitled quite simply, The Zombies: A Musical, and, if we don’t watch out, it’s a new musical comedy that MAY EAT OFF-BROADWAY ALIVE!!!! But I digress. Naturally, in the show, the Zombie Apocalypse has arrived, and everybody’s hungry.
Wednesday, June 11,2014

THE BIG BANG ATOMIC PREMIERE OF NEW MUSICAL ON THEATER ROW, NYC

Theater Ink by John Rowell

You have to hand it to the creators of the new musical Atomic: it’s pretty brave to write a show about a bomb. Unfortunate semantics aside, this show really is about a bomb—a real bomb, perhaps the ultimate bomb, the atomic bomb, a show that blasts open the doors of The Manhattan Project...
 
 
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