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Sunday, September 15,2013

ROMEO AND JULIET ARE ALIVE!

Theater Ink by John Rowell

If Will Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be prancing merrily to the Bank-of-Stratford-on-Avon every day to deposit his latest royalty checks for “Romeo and Juliet.” This fall, the play seems to be EVERYWHERE and I don’t mean in ninth-grade English classrooms.
Saturday, September 7,2013

LITTLE-KNOWN INGE PLAY OPENS SEASON FOR TACT

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Most of us know William Inge’s major works—Picnic, Bus Stop, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs—but those are not the only plays this gifted, often underrated, American playwright produced.
Saturday, August 31,2013

THE ELEPHANT TAKES CENTER STAGE

Theater Ink By John Rowell

Well, after reading that, you’re saying, of course, “Whoa, that would have to be pretty big theater!” (Apparently, Billy Rose really did have one in the cast of Jumbo, which he produced and staged in the 1930s.
Friday, August 23,2013

COLT COEUR CREATES NEW SHOW FROM THE GROUND UP

THEATER INK by John Rowell

Sometimes, collaboration really is the magic word. The company Colt Coeur is an artists’ ensemble that aims to collaboratively create theater from the ground up.
Monday, August 19,2013

A THEATER FESTIVAL IN YOUR DREAMS

THEATER INK by John Rowell

Beginning August 18, Theater for the New City will present its fourth Dream Up Festival, a festival of adventurous theater featuring new works from across the country and abroad.
Tuesday, August 13,2013

MORE NEWS FROM
THE FRINGE FESTIVAL
AS SHOWS SELL OUT

THEATER INK by John Rowell

Last week, I gave a mini-preview of The New York International Fringe Festival—FringeNYC2013—but the festival officially begins this week.
Sunday, August 4,2013

ALL HAIL THE FRINGE FESTIVAL

THEATER INK by John Rowell

If it’s August in New York, there must be a Fringe Festival in your immediate future. In all our immediate futures! Because The New York International Fringe Festival is the granddaddy of all summer theater festivals, and the upcoming festival—about to take New York by storm, as usual—is the 17th annual edition of this mighty, mighty event.
Monday, July 29,2013

PUBLIC THEATER GOES INTO LABOUR IN CENTRAL PARK

THEATER INK by John Rowell

One of my all-time favorite Shakespearean romps is about to get a musical comedy makeover courtesy of—who else?—The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park.
Monday, July 22,2013

MIDTOWN THE PLACE TO BE AS FESTIVAL TAKES OVER

THEATER INK by John Rowell

All roads (meaning streets and avenues, of course) lead to midtown as the just-begun Midtown International Theatre Festival, a jewel in the crown of the many theatrical festivals of a New York summer,
Monday, July 15,2013

FAMED YOUTH ARTS CENTER TURNS OUT STARS

THEATER INK by John Rowell

If you’re out Long Island way, check out the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned Long Island not-for-profit summer arts day camp, which has just begun its 46th season.
 
 
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