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Tuesday, December 17,2013

Ashley Brown Knows How to Get to Carnegie Hall: Practice, Practice, Practice

Ashley Brown is no stranger to the stage. Since graduating from the University of Cincinnati College’s Conservatory of Music, she’s won over Broadway audiences in such iconic roles as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and the title role in Mary Poppins...
Saturday, December 14,2013

NEW YORK POPS RING IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

Theater Ink by John Rowell

New Yorkers should be so proud to share The New York Pops with the rest of the world. They are our hometown pops orchestra after all, and they are also the only professional orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music.
Sunday, December 8,2013

HOLIDAY THEMED-SHOWS SPREAD THE SPIRIT ALL OVER TOWN

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Well, they don’t call it the holly daze for nothing, because a body can get quite dazed, in fact, just trying to run all over town and take in all the shows and concerts that celebrate this Most Wonderful Time of The Year.
Sunday, December 1,2013

YOUNG DIRECTORS HELM AT DIRECTORFEST

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Hand it to the Drama League: they believe in fostering young, upcoming talent in the theater. For proof of that, you only have to look to The 30th Annual DirectorFest, a festival of one-act plays staged by the Fall Directing Fellows...
Monday, November 25,2013

NEW McNALLY PLAY SET TO PREMIERE AT PEARL

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s always an event when one of our most acclaimed, not to mention highly decorated, playwrights, Terrence McNally, offers up a new piece...
Tuesday, November 19,2013

PLAY COMPANY OPENS SEASON WITH SITE-SPECIFIC SHOW

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The well-regarded Play Company has just begun their 2013-14 season with the intimate, site-specific world premiere of New York playwright Andy Bragen’s This Is My Office, set in a disused office that becomes a character unto itself.
Saturday, November 9,2013

NEW BROOKLYN-SET PLAY DEBUTS AT LABYRINTH

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Award-winning downtown ensemble Labyrinth Theater Company is currently in previews with their production of Dominique Morisseau’s play Sunset Baby, which plays through December 6 at Bank Street Theater (Labyrinth’s New York home in the West Village.) Set in East New York, Brooklyn, Morisseau’s drama unfolds as a young...
Tuesday, November 5,2013

NEW KANDER MUSICAL LANDS AT THE VINEYARD

Theater Ink by John Rowell

The great theater composer John Kander, whose collaborations and long-term theatrical partnership with the late Fred Ebb resulted in some of the most celebrated musicals of the American theater...
Monday, October 21,2013

SCHULMAN GOES BACKSTAGE WHILE BOGOSIAN STAYS ON STAGE

Inside Ink by John Rowell

Legendary theatrical press agent Susan L. Schulman will read from her just-published memoir Backstage Pass To Broadway: True Tales of a Theatre Press Agent at Barnes & Noble’s Upper West Side store on Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. The book is full of hilarious, often jaw-dropping, stories of the theater...
Saturday, October 12,2013

OLD PLAYS SET TO GET
NEW MAKEOVERS
ALL OVER TOWN

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Three of the world theater’s greatest and most famous plays—Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Chekhov’s The Seagull, and Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People-- get repurposed, re-imagined, made over and downright facelifted in productions from three adventurous theater companies this month. Here they are:
 
 
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