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Thursday, January 30,2014

“A Man’s A Man”
by Bertolt Brecht

at Classic Stage Company

There are two kinds of theater folk out there. Those that do Brecht, and those who don’t. Known for his gloomy depictions of society, his plays are often easier to process with plenty of comic relief, and music.
Wednesday, January 29,2014

“Miss Lead” by Mary Kathryn Nagle

at 59E59 Theaters

With its environmental, social subject matter and compassionately drawn characters, it’s clear from the outset that Amerinda’s new production has its heart in the right place.
Wednesday, January 29,2014

“Outside Mullingar” by John Patrick Shanley

Manhattan Theatre Club at The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

A promotional flyer for “Outside Mullingar” says: Love plays the long game.
Sunday, January 26,2014

“Craving For Travel”
Co-Written by Greg Edwards and Andy Sandberg

at Peter J. Sharp Theatre

Review by Rebecca Bernard In the digital age of smart phones and Expedia, live travel agents seem to have become a distant part of our past. Logistical planning can be completely controlled by the cli
Friday, January 24,2014

“The Clearing”
by Jake Jeppson

Theatre at St. Clement’s

Strong family ties can be a good or a bad thing, depending upon the family and what it is that keeps them connected.
Wednesday, January 22,2014

“The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” by Alan Sillitoe

stage adaptation by Roy Williams
directed by Leah C. Gardiner

Normally, a play follows a protagonist as he overcomes obstacles to get what he wants.
Monday, January 20,2014

“We Were Nothing!” by Will Arbery in collaboration with Shelley Fort, Elly Smokler, Emilie Soffe, and Lisa Szolovits

At a private residence just North of Union Square, NYC

The dissolution of a friendship is an experience most of us have been through.
Monday, January 20,2014

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” book by Douglas McGrath

at Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Musical biopics are a popular form these days, with “Jersey Boys” hitting it big, and others like “Lady Day” and “A Night With Janis Joplin” trying their hand at it too.
Thursday, January 16,2014

“Tyson vs. Ali” Conceived and Directed by Reid Farrington, Script by Frank Boudreaux, Choreography by Laura Nicoll

at 3LD Art & Technology Center

The show begins with a magical “if.” What if the greatest heavy-weight champions of all time were plucked from their eras of prime and placed together in the same ring?
Tuesday, January 14,2014

Niwa Gekidan Penino’s “The Room Nobody Knows” written and directed by Kuro Tanino

at Japan Society

Dream sequences are by now a widely-used plot device, ranging from the inspired to the hackneyed. More rare is a work of art based entirely in the logic of the subconscious.
 
 
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