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Not All The Talk In “Happy Talk” Is Happy

There is a limit to how much can be revealed about The New Group production of Jesse Eisenberg’s “Happy Talk,” without crossing into spoiler territory. That there are five characters is safe enough (they’re all in the Playbill), although one’s … Continue reading

Blog, NY Theater, Off Broadway

Identity-check at NJ Rep: “Surfing My DNA”

Any time someone appears on stage in tap shoes, I’m all in. Jodi Long brings that footwear and more to “Surfing My DNA,” world-premiering through May 26 at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. Written and performed by Ms. … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

A Visit with “The Belle of Amherst” in Red Bank NJ

Something special is afoot at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, where Maureen Silliman is embodying Emily Dickinson in “The Belle of Amherst,” William Luce’s one-woman play about the enigmatic 19th Century poet. In the play, Dickinson (1830-1886) … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional

“Benny & Joon” with many a tune in NJ – and a British cellist off-Broadway

Do you read a newspaper? Watch cable news? Discuss politics and world affairs with co-workers or friends (or former ones)? If you answered yes to any of the above, you could surely use an entertainment that will, in parts, tickle … Continue reading

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A Jazz Singer’s Triumph

[In a departure from my usual content, below is a (lightly edited) re-print of a feature that appeared in The Palm Beach Post on April 1.]                After surgery for brain tumor, singer pursues her passion. By Philip Dorian Special … Continue reading

Blog, Professional, Regional, Uncategorized

The noblest Roman tragedy of them all: “Julius Caesar” in Brooklyn

If your attention has wandered during the last third of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” you are not alone, but redemption is at hand. Theatre for a New Audience’s portrayal of the aftermath of the assassination of Caesar, running through April 28 … Continue reading

Blog, NY Theater, Off Broadway