Theater Online - New York Theater Reviews

CalendarSearch by Date:
Current Reviews
No Current Reviews

Recent Reviews

Upcoming Reviews
Open: 10/04/14- Close: 01/17/15 RIOULT Dance NY introduces New Modern Classes for Dancers
RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, introduces new modern classes for young Dancers, ages 10-14.  Classes offered will range from Advanced Beginner-Intermediate Modern Class.  The Fall Semester classes will run October 4-January 17 on Saturdays from 10am-12pm at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue (b/t 35th & 36th Streets).  Tuition is $540 per semester.  There is a 10% discount for early registration from now until September 20th.  Scholarships are available and space is limited.  To register, download the flyer and registration form at:

http://www.rioult.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/flyer_reg_form_msyd%20classes%20Aug2014.pdf or call 212.398.

Venue:
Pearl Studios : 500 W. 8th Avenue 12th Fl.
Open: 04/19/05- Close: 04/19/05 Second Lady
Due to an earthquake on the West Coast, Kathrine Erskine, the wife of a vice presidetial candidate, must fill in for her husand and deliver a speech in Philadelphia. Second Lady concerns the moment we lose that fragil grip on our constructed circumstances and must finally face the actual truth.
Venue:
Producers Club Theatres : 358 W 44th Street
Open: 10/14/14- Close: Open Run Second Lady
Due to an earthquake on the West Coast, Kathrine Erskine, the wife of a vice presidetial candidate, must fill in for her husand and deliver a speech in Philadelphia. Second Lady concerns the moment we lose that fragil grip on our constructed circumstances and must finally face the actual truth.
Venue:
St. Bart's Playhouse : Park Avenue & 50th Street
Open: 06/16/04- Close: 12/31/20 Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye - Mentalism And Magic Show
Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with the audience to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on a interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget.

Magician and Mentalist Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006.  The show has proudly been awarded the world record as the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show.

The show is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.

 

PRESS CLIPS:

"Amazing feats of memory, mental agility and apparent mental telepathy . . . Dazzling! Undeniably impressive!"
- New York Post

Venue:
Theatre 80 : 80 St. Marks Place
Open: 11/06/14- Close: 11/23/14 SNOW IN THE LIVING ROOM
In Snow in the Living Room, Orietta Crispino presents a visually striking and poetically sensual distillation of the classic Snow White fairy tale. Inert in her crystal coffin, Bianca finds that her liberation will never come from a redeemer outside herself; instead, she must acknowledge her own fractured soul and accept death as a facet of what it means to be fully human. Echoing the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Snow in the Living Room exists in the interstitial space between body and self. It is a dynamic story of fear and desire, told through splintered mirror images and complex soundscapes.

“I can’t escape my Shadow…”

Snow in the Living Room, written by Orietta Crispino as a poetic monodrama in Italian, has been adapted and translated into English by Marco Casazza.

Venue:
Theaterlab (on 36th Street) : 357 W 36th Street
Open: 10/03/14- Close: 10/26/14 THE ANSWER-KILLING QUESTION BUYS A CRISIS
The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis is biting satire on educational institutions at all levels. Although Western society has long promoted institutionalized education, there have been relatively few inquiries into the nature of this bureaucratic form of learning and how it forces students and teachers to maintain arbitrary standards of knowledge. The play chronicles the struggles of a courageous university student as he rebels against his school's corrupt totalitarian regime and its imposition of a single answer to all possible questions. The school reflects the singular mindset of society as a whole, and the student's professors consider his actions to be criminal. He soon realizes that fighting for his principles is only the beginning; he will soon be fighting for his life, as well.

Venue:
The Crown Theater at The Producers Club : 358 W. 44th St.
Open: / / - Close: Open Run The Intimate World of Toshio Hosokawa
Perspectives Ensemble in co-operation with the Tenri Institute, 43 West 13th Street, presents The Intimate World of Toshio Hosokawa, Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:30pm. Free Admission. This one-hour long concert-meditation of chamber music by Hosokawa, considered one of Japan's greatest living composers, also features performances by Shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson and Japanese soprano Miwako Handa, a leading exponent of Hosokawa’s work, who will be traveling from Tokyo to perform with Perspectives Ensemble.

 

Venue:
Tenri Cultural Institute of New York : 43A West 13th St.
Open: 10/23/14- Close: 10/26/14 The Mermaid's Legs
A cast of ten homeschooled teens take an exploratory deep dive into the realm of The Little Mermaid, from Disney's happy ending to the explicit traumas of Hans Christian Andersen's original. Not that there's any correspondence between the pain of becoming an adult and the pain of having your tongue cut out and boiled...
 

Music! Puppetry! Water safety! Stage blood! THE MERMAID'S LEGS has something for everyone…provided they can handle an experimental approach and a non-red-haired mermaid who - SPOILER - dies in the end!

(Parental discretion may be advised, even at the supremely weird hour of 6:30 pm. It’s not a kiddie show.)

 

WHAT    The Mermaid’s Legs

Venue:
The Tank @ 46th Street : 151 w. 46th St. (b/t 6th and 7th Av
Open: 10/16/14- Close: 11/01/14 THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: SEASICK
Come sail the high seas with The Pumpkin Pie Show! An outbreak of norovirus quickly spreads through the passengers and crew onboard a luxury cruise-liner, including the captain, cutting short this sunny sojourn through the tropics. But before the ship can dock at the nearest port, tensions escalate amongst the frantic passengers. The foundation of civil society quickly deteriorates—dividing everyone onboard into two separate camps: those who are sick and those who aren’t. As the ship veers far off course and the number of ill passengers rises, one family must fight for their survival onboard this sun-and-blood drenched cruise into madness.

Join writer/performer Clay McLeod Chapman (Hostage Song with Kyle Jarrow; SCKBSTD with Bruce Hornsby), performers Hanna Cheek (Mac Rogers’ Sovereign

Venue:
Under St. Marks : 94 St. Mark's Place
Open: 10/04/14- Close: 02/04/15 Thick
First Thursdays of the month beginning October 2, 2014 at 9PM at WOW Cafè in NYC’s East Village it's THICK... Good, sweet, and thick: juicy round voluptuous breasts packed in sequins nice and neat. THICK ain’t missing any meals and is proud of it! THICK is Hottentots and healthy-bodied boys grinding it with the heat turnt all the way up!

Venue:
WOW Cafe Theater : 59-61 East 4th St.
Open: 02/07/14- Close: Open Run Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical
 

Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical is an off Broadway musical comedy inspired by the true story of a Broadway producer's wife who was jilted by her husband after decades of marriage.  Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, she turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together, sing, dance and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self discovery. 

 

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run TO DREAM
Writing/Visual Theatre Presents

TO DREAM

A Series of Original Short Presentations

By Upcoming Talented Playwrights

The Dixon Place

161A Christie Street

Delancey & Rivington Streets

 

Sunday, February 01, 2014

3:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Arrive Early for Best Seats

Reception to Follow

Available Bar

 

Directions:

Bus;

M15 Select or local to Houston St

Follow Allen St

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: 10/16/14- Close: 11/01/14 TURNING THE GLASS AROUND
Turning the Glass Around follows Philip Lee, a first generation Korean-American, as he struggles to cope with his father's death. His identity crisis -- Is he a good son or loving husband, an all-American success story or a foreigner in his own country? -- haunts him. Race, love, and the American Dream collide in this new play by Pia Wilson.

Work/Space Collective will present Turning the Glass Around, a new play by Pia Wilson (The Flower Thief) directed by Heidi Grumelot (The Flower Thief: Donnie and the Monsters; punkrock/lovesong), October 16th through November 1st at Teatro

Venue:
Teatro Circulo : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 10/26/14- Close: 11/03/14 UN LIEU DE VIE
Un Lieu de Vie is an experiential piece that is loosely based on the 1917 Jean Cocteau - Erik Satie - Pablo Picasso collaboration of the ballet Parade. It represents the collective memory of Erik, an eccentric, memory-starved, and lonely New York artist who seeks glimpses of the past while wandering the streets of Manhattan. Through Erik's rumination, we are transported to specific locales at various stages of his life. We experience Erik's memories through the clamor of sounds, sights, and rhythms that embolden him to fulfill his destiny. Performed in English & French

Producer/Creator: Allan Markowitz and concrete timbre & d'moiselles

Composers:  Chris Chappell, Whitney George, Lillian Redl, Ann Warren, and Erik Satie

Venue:
Gallery MC : 549 West 52nd Street 8th floor
Open: 10/27/14- Close: 10/30/14 VOICES FROM THE RESISTANCE & VOICES FROM ELLIS ISLAND
Two one act solo performances conceived and performed by Pippa White*.

Voices from the Resistance tells the stories of ordinary people, forgotten heroes fighting an underground war against Hitler. They were shopkeepers, factory workers, housewives, bakers, farmers, teachers, and auto mechanics working in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia. They led Jews to freedom, rescued Allied soldiers, printed newspapers, blew up bridges, risked their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich. Wherever the Nazis were, they were there, braving everything for freedom.

Voices from Ellis Island tells the amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of those who came to Ellis Island from 1890 to 1930.

Venue:
Theatre Row Studio Theatre : 410 West 42nd Street