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Tuesday, February 25,2014

HOUDINI IS SUBJECT OF NEW PLAY AT AXIS

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s fitting that one of the world’s most celebrated illusionists/escape artists, Harry Houdini, is the subject of a world premiere play at Axis Theatre Company, a troupe known for presenting magically sleight-of-hand, tradition-defying works of theater. And in Randy Sharp’s Nothing on Earth, which begins performances February 27, the author explores Houdini’s crusade to expose fraudulent mediums, a mission ...
Monday, February 17,2014

PEARL REVIVES EXISTENTIAL CLASSIC

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Most theater people at some point have come into contact with Jean-Paul Sartre’s legendary French existential classic No Exit, but when was the last time you saw it onstage? It’s been over 15 years since the play was done Off-Broadway, but...
Sunday, February 9,2014

PENDLETON SET FOR PROVOCATIVE PLAY
AT 59E59

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Renaissance theater man—actor, teacher, director—Austin Pendleton takes the helm of playwright Johnna Adams’ hot-button new drama about bullying, Gidion’s Knot, set to begin February 20 at 59E59 Theaters.
Tuesday, February 4,2014

ATLANTIC CITY REVUE HITS UPPER WEST SIDE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s hard to imagine, but once upon a time, Atlantic City was not ruled by casinos alone. Nightclubbing was the pastime du jour, or du noir, and Atlantic City’s legendary Kentucky Avenue was hot with leggy showgirls, hysterical comedians and great singers and dancers.
Sunday, January 26,2014

URBAN DRAMA SET FOR RATTLESTICK

Theater Ink by John Rowell

A grieving husband hires a dying woman to deliver a message to his recently deceased wife in the after life. When he receives letters describing events that only his wife could know, he must determine if the correspondence is from a con artist or actually from the beyond.
Sunday, January 19,2014

BOB MARLEY MUSICAL SET FOR NEW VICTORY

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The music and lyrics of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley is the centerpiece of the new musical Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, a new show inspired by a picture book written by ...
Saturday, January 11,2014

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL PLAYWRIGHTS

Theater Ink by John Rowell

New Jersey Repertory Company is offering a unique opportunity for six high school students to participate in a nine-week playwright program.
Sunday, January 5,2014

PRIZE-WINNING POLITICAL PLAY KICKS OFF AT WALKERSPACE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

You might say it’s actually coming above ground, when George Brant’s play Grounded makes its New York premiere at Walkerspace beginning January 14.
Wednesday, January 1,2014

ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS EVE, NOT QUITE IN TIMES SQUARE…

Theater Ink by John Rowell

But it's close, very close! A few blocks west, in fact, at The Paramount Hotel on West 46th Street, where legendary New York hotspot Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe...
Monday, December 23,2013

CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY OFFERS RARE BRECHT REVIVAL, WITH TWISTS

Theater Ink by John Rowell

‘Tis almost the end of the year, ladies and gentlemen, and that means saying goodbye to 2013 and looking ahead to what is sure to be an exciting new year in the theater.
 
 
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