Posts Tagged ‘Theater’

Step Up to Stick Up!

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Theater

Basil Twist, the renowned puppeteer behind Symphonie Fantastique, Arias with a Twist and the creatures in Broadway’s The Addams Family, knows from puppets. So when Twist sees a puppetry show in Montreal and loves it enough to jump through the hoops to import it to Downtown’s HERE, that means something—and that is exactly what happened [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News, Music, Theater

Best Immersive Theatrical Production: Sleep No More 530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) www.sleepnomorenyc.com Voyeuristic thrills. Venetian carnival masks. Wicked murderesses in bloodstained bathtubs. And that’s just the froth of the witch’s brew that Punchdrunk is serving up with Sleep No More, a Macbeth-inspired participatory theater experience that’s like nothing you would [&hellip
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Behind the Eight Ball

Written by Parker Woolf on . Posted in Theater

A new naked ghost play desperately needs workshopping There’s an old writer’s tale that a young scribe once approached Anton Chekhov and asked him to have a look at his script. Chekhov looked at it, ripped the first two-thirds of the manuscript away, then returned it. “There,” he said. “That’s your play.” Extant Arts Company [&hellip
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The Big Balanchine Event

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

By Susan Reiter There are several attention-getting big events during New York City Ballet’s four-week autumn season, primarily the world premiere of Ocean’s Kingdom, a Peter Martins work for which none other than Sir Paul McCartney has composed a commissioned score. The six performances of Martins’ Swan Lake that dominate the opening week will—if recent [&hellip
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Show Must Go On – Even With a Critic

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

That moment that (almost) every theatergoer dreads finally happened to me at a Saturday matinee of Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, the second production from the tyro theater company New Haarlem Arts Theatre: I was pulled up on stage by a performer. Friends and my more dedicated readers (assuming those two categories are not the same) will [&hellip
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And Baby Makes Comedy

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Theater

Thinking about having a baby can ruin your relationship. Actually having a baby? Well, that can ruin your relationship too, at least according to Daniel Goldfarb’s Cradle and All, a two-act comedy in which Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller play neighboring couples Claire and Luke (childless) and Annie and Nate, who have an 11-month-old insomniac [&hellip
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Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Kathy Griffin paints herself as a Broadway innocent during her one-woman show Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, but she can’t help but prove her theatrical bona fides with a joke in her Playbill bio. Buried among fictional Broadway credits, Griffin lists Dead Whore in Neil LaBute’s I Hate You But I Won’t Say It Till It Can Do The [&hellip
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