January 23, 2020: The horror story, The Woman in Black, has a long and distinguished history. It began as a 1983 novel by Susan Hill and spawned two films. The first was a British teleplay that premiered on Christmas Eve, 1989. The second was released in 2012 and featured Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who is sent to a remote English town to review documents left by the recently deceased Alice Drablow.
Immanuel Houston, Aline Mayagoitia, Jenny Lee Stern, Chris Collins-Pisano, Joshua Turchin
Tony Award winning parodist Gerard Alessandrini is back with a hilarious all new Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation!
By: Patrick Christiano
January 20, 2020: After a five-year hiatus Gerard Alessandrini is back with a long-awaited new edition of Forbidden Broadway. For the uninitiated Alessandrini and his troupe of fantastic performers have been spoofing Broadway musicals for 38 years with consistently hilarious results, garnering a somewhat cult following and raves from the critics. The new show is called Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, and this time out Alessandrini’s timely send-ups take aim beyond just theater to film and television, as well.
Tony Award winning parodist Gerard Alessandrini is back with a hilarious all new Forbidden Brodway: The Next Generation!
January 20, 2020: Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation opened at the York Theatre last night. Yes, Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway is back, after a 5- year absence, with a new and timely spoof of the theater, which this time arounds includes some current movies as well. The new edition, featuring a stellar cast with Fred Barton on the piano and choreography by Gerry McIntrye, is just as funny as ever. The outstanding performers are Immanuel Houston, Aline Mayagoitia, Chris Collins-Pisano, Jenny Lee Stern, and Joshua Turchin.
January 16, 2020: It’s been six years since Row after Row, Jessica Dickey’s fictionalized play about historical battle re-enactors, was produced at City Center Stage II. Apparently, the zeitgeist is now ripe for someone else to try dramatizing this unusual, surprisingly popular hobby, giving it a more thoughtful sociopolitical foundation.
LTV is having a 2 Day – Double Event
Funk Night Featuring Funkin’ A The Kenny Harris Project on Friday January 24 at 7pm and “What’s Your Story?” on Saturday January 25 at 4pm.
LTV is located at 75 Industrial Road, Wainscott NY, 11975.
Rick Miller’s Boom makes NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters
January 15, 2020: Boom, written, directed and performed by Rick Miller, opened at 59E59 Theaters for a limited run through Sunday, February 23rd. The evening, produced by Kidoons and WYRD Productions, is a tour de force by an award-winning performer, who Entertainment Weekly called, “one of the 100 most creative people alive today.” In the show Miller performs over 100 politicians, activists, and musicians to create a moving retrospective of 25 turbulent years that constitute the “Boomer” generation.
Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch Johan Persson in “Red”
Outstanding slate of shows features the Tony nominated Red, the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Henry IV, the beloved Gene Kelly film Brigadoon, and the National Ballet of Norway’s Hedda Gabler.,
January 9, 2020: BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, dives into the new decade with a collection of awe-inspiring and bold productions this month. Leading the roster is the 1954 classic film Brigadoon, starring Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly, which comes to the platform on January 1. Six-time Tony Award-nominated production of Red, starring Tony Nominee Alfred Molina and Harry Potter film star Alfred Enoch, will be available starting January 9. Donmar Warehouse’s contemporary and innovative all-female production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV makes its way to the platform on January 16, while Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny joins on January 23. Finally,one of the greatest successes of the National Ballet of Norway, the stunning ballet Hedda Gabler, will be available on January 30.
January 9, 2020: The darkness inhabiting the season Off Broadway is ominous with forebodings of cataclysmic events such as we are informed of daily. Actually, it’s more than just darkness. Communing with and about death feels all pervasive in so many productions, A Thin Place (Playwrights Horizons), and The Greater Clements (Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater) among them.
John Benjamin Hickey, Kyle Soller, Arturo Luis Soria, Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Dylan Frederick and Kyle Harris
By: Paulanne Simmons
January 6, 2020: Somewhere in Matthew Lopez’s 7-hour epic, The Inheritance, there’s a fairly good two or two-and-a-half-hour play. Not a great play, or a terribly innovative play. But a play that has a plot and a few interesting characters. A play that doesn’t need a rest time between Part I and Part II.
“The Roaring 20’s” was the theme for New Year’s Eve at Gurney’s in Montauk.
January 1, 2020: Guests at Gurney’s, on the brink of the Atlantic Ocean in Montauk, stepped back in time to ring in the New Year “Roaring 20’s” style and danced to live 20’s inspired jazz and a DJ Vikas. The weekend was full of programming from champagne sabering classes to fitness pop-ups, and Gurney’s annual New Year’s Day Polar Plunge. Also available was a delectable five course dinner at Scarpetta Beach, Gurney’s amazing 5-star restaurant overlooking the ocean. There were two separate dinner seatings before the ball dropped in Times Square at midnight. Photography: Barry Gordin
A personal musical journey, through the decades, of a talented singer/songwriter.
December 31, 2019: A few weeks ago, on November 26, I saw Denise Marsa perform her solo new musical, The Pass, at the Revelation Gallery in the West Village. The evening was “one night only,” and I knew practically nothing about this talented artist, who has been performing with various bands since the 1970s, and sang on Dean Friedman’s duet, “Lucky Stars,” a big hit in London. The evening is a mixture of vignettes from her life with 18 songs, a blend of pop/rock with a hint of classical, that resonate with different themes. Her performance is a decidedly soulful journey that begins in the 1970s and follows her through the decades to the present time. There is no shortness of talent here. Denise has been writing music since her beginnings and the title of her tale refers to a turning point in her writing career that propelled her to further success. The Pass is a work in development that Denise performed at The Playground Theatre in London for 3 nights in 2018. Her pianist, Tracy Stark, is also the musical director and sings back-up vocals. PC
Kelly McAndrew, Randy Danson, Triney Sandoval, Emily Cass McDonnell
By: David Sheward
December 30, 2019: Hot new playwright Lucas Hnath takes a great risk by naming his latest play The Thin Place. Its plot and premise could be taken as gossamer light and critics could easily take cheap shots employing the skinny title as emblematic of the work itself. But this haunting ghost story—pardon the pun—contains an unsettling power, enhanced by the subtle work of director Les Waters and an expert cast.