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Hearts in Exile

Hearts in Exile

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | In the arena of doomed lovers in drama, Romeo and Juliet have some pretty stiff competition from Jimmie LeRoy and Claire Hicks, misunderstood misfits at the center of “Home In Her Heart,” now playing at Stage Left Studio. Jimmie is a white, Jewish, middle-aged male impersonator with a popular tap-dance act. […]

A Rushed Month in the Country

A Rushed Month in the Country

BY ANDY HUMM | The Classic Stage Company has cut Turgenev’s five-hour “A Month in the Country” to 120 minutes, but nevertheless left us with a long stay in the woods, unfortunately not in the presence of very compelling people. Why director Erica Schmidt felt compelled to commission a new clunky version by the actor […]

Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | The concept may not be particularly original: Events are examined in non-linear fashion, refracted through concepts in physics related to time, so that we can see how choices one makes shape experience from that moment forward. But Nick Payne’s play “Constellations,” now at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds marvelously. The play is written […]

A Romeo for the Rabble

A Romeo for the Rabble

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | The title is “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” but that matters little to the upstart Shakespeare in the Square theater company, known as SITS. Its latest effort, a revamping of the well-trod staple, often plays like a spoofy comedy. And yes, the comedy is intentional. This conceit aligns perfectly with […]

High Stakes

High Stakes

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | To hear him tell it, the title of Ben Rimalower’s one-person show “Bad With Money” is an understatement. His money addiction has led him into all sorts of dark and felonious places –– but rather than being behind bars, he’s on stage at the Duplex confessing, after a fashion. Appropriate to […]

Pulped!

Pulped!

BY DAVID NOH | Remember those paperback pulp gay porn novels that used to be semi-discreetly sold in drugstores and random magazine stands in the 1960s and early1970s? They had deliriously suggestive covers and titles like “The Number on the John Wall,” “Chamber of Homos,” “Tailpipe Truckers, “ “Hot Asset!,” “The Male Maulers.” No? Well […]

Party with Pa and Ma Ubu

Party with Pa and Ma Ubu

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Finding an ample supply of flesh on display at the Slipper Room is a given — but whether it’s shocking or sexy is purely in the eye, and quite often the groin, of the beholder. That’s what makes the decadent burlesque venue such a good match for the brief run of […]

Endora’s Year-End Encomiums

Endora’s Year-End Encomiums

BY DAVID NOH | Every year, we give out the Agnes Moorehead Awards for outstanding live and film performance, realizing full well that despite her mammoth body of excellent work, she is probably best known as Endora on TV “Bewitched.” So, it’s appropriate to introduce this year’s Aggies with memories from two of her co-stars […]

Magic in the Making — Mostly

Magic in the Making — Mostly

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | As remarkable as Bradley Cooper’s slow transformation from hunk to horror is in the splendid revival of “The Elephant Man,” that’s just a warm-up to one of the most richly understated and surprisingly moving performances of the season. The play tracks John Merrick’s journey from sideshow freak to unconventional celebrity and […]

Food Fight

Food Fight

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | A dour cloud of melancholy hangs over “Pocatello,” Samuel D. Hunter’s latest fractured-family drama, currently at Playwrights Horizons. Pocatello is the name of the bland Idaho town — it really exists, by the way — reeling from the closing of its vital paper mill some years back. Now it’s overrun with […]

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