2018 Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced Today Nominations for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today at Feinstein’s / 54 Below by the magnificent Jane Krakowski (She Loves Me, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) and the wonderful Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’). The nominees were selected from the 2017-18 season of Broadway, … More 2018 Drama Desk Award Nominations
The Review: The Public Theater’s Mlina’s Tale By Ross We are greeting with facts and figures as we climb the stairs to the Martinson Theater at the Public. All of them, focusing on the debilitating international ivory trade that is destroying Africa’s wildlife, specifically the elephant population. The first reads: “1 Elephant is killed every … More Mlina’s Tale: The Lyrical and Disturbing Tale of the Tusk
The 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations Awards are presented in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Best Solo Performance, and Best Family Show. Winners will be announced May 16, followed by a June 19 ceremony at Sardi’s. Four Legend of Off Broadway Awards will … More Nominees Announced for 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
The Review: MCC’s Transfers By Ross There’s a lot to unpack in this compelling and engaging new play at MCC Theatre. Lucy Thurber (The Insurgents) has written a strongly structured and aimed examination of the sharing gift of higher education and the possibility that it can be the cure against all ills. It first felt like … More MCC Transfers Authenticity for Ideology.
The 2018 Outer Critics Circle Nominations The nominees for the 68th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, an organization that celebrated both on and Off-Broadway excellence from the 2017–2018 season, have been announced this morning in the lovely Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, NYC. Broadway star Jenn Colella (Come From Away) along with the magnificent … More SpongeBob, Harry, and One Fair Lady Lead the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced Today.
The Review: Red Bull’s The Metromaniacs By Ross Sitting in the theatre waiting for The Metromaniacs, a new play from the King of 17th and 18th Century adaptations, David Ives (The Liar, The Heir Apparent), a good stiff drink, maybe a Red Bull and Vodka would have been just the ticket. Not that I needed … More The Metromaniacs, A Tasty Vodka and Red Bull Theater High.
The Review: Children of a Lesser God By Ross Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God is one of those plays that I should have read or seen by now, but I actually don’t know anything about it beyond the basics. When it made its Broadway debut in 1980, it won three Tony Awards, including … More Children of a Lesser God: A Bit Creepy in the Current and Modern #MeToo Moment
The Review: Partial Comfort Production’s Dutch Masters By Ross This is one of those plays that dares you to ask yourself some difficult questions; “What would I do in that situation?” is just the first of many that force my liberalism to jump hoops in my brain. At least that was the dilemma that I … More Dutch Masters: Relationships Reoriented Based on Revelations and Weed, not Painters.
The Review: The Public Theater’s Miss You Like Hell By Ross One of the main reasons I was at The Public Theater on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in New York City was to see Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s Rent) do what she does best in the new musical, Miss You Like Hell. The powerful and super relevant … More Miss You Like Hell, A New Musical That Fills My Negative Space with Tears and Joy.
The Review: The Royal Shakespeare Company’s King Lear at BAM By Ross The Royal Shakespeare Company has always stood out in my mind as one of the finest classic stage companies in the world, so it was with great excitement that I ventured over to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, one of my … More Royal Shakespeare’s King Lear Doesn’t Rip Us Apart Near Enough.