Theater Online - New York Theater Reviews

CalendarSearch by Date:
Current Reviews
No Current Reviews

Recent Reviews

Upcoming Reviews
Nothing Currently Scheduled
Open: 07/14/15- Close: 07/19/15 AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS: "THE EXHIBITION" AND "FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON"
     Flowers for Alergernon is the compelling story of Charlie Gordon, willing victim of a strange experiment - an intellectually disabled person, a genius, a man in search of himself. Poignant, funny, tragic, but with a hope for the indomitable spirit of man, this unusual play tells a story you will long remember.

 

     Subtitled "Scenes from the Life of John Merrick," The Exhibition details the crucial events in the life and death of England's famous "Elephant Man."  Centers on the interaction of two men; John Merrick (known as "The Elephant Man") and Sir Frederick Treves, the renowned physician who takes him under his protection.

Venue:
Bridge Theater at Shetler : 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor
Open: 07/02/15- Close: 07/19/15 ARABERLIN
New York, NY – Horizon Theatre Rep (Rafael De Mussa, Artistic Director), the New York theater company dedicated to presenting seldom-produced masterpieces of world theatre, will stage the U.S. Premiere of Araberlin, a play about identity, by Tunisian playwright and actress Jalila Baccar at The 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street – between 2nd Avenue & Bowery). Performances will begin on Thursday, July 2nd. Opening Night is set for Friday, July 3rd at 8pm. Performances will continue through July 19th.

When Mokhtar, an architecture student, disappears without a trace, his family and friends discover that he is suspected of belonging to a terrorist organization.

Venue:
4th Street Theatre : 83 East 4th Street
Open: 07/12/15- Close: 08/30/15 HAPPY 50ISH! THE MUSICAL
HAPPY50ish!, the mid-life crisis musical comedy will have its Off-Broadway premiere beginning Wednesday, July 15 at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. Created by Lynn Shore, Mark Vogel and David Burnham, and directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato, HAPPY 50ish! opens Sunday, July 26.  Previews run from July 15 through July 25 and the show will play a limited engagement through August 30. Performances are scheduled for Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $69.50 - $99.50 and are available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or www.Telecharge.com.

Venue:
Beckett Theater - Theater Row : 410 W 42nd St
Open: 07/15/15- Close: 07/19/15 Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope is a multi-media project and monologue showcase sparked by a desire to highlight Jews of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and observance levels. Through extensively crafted, deeply personal stories, Kaleidoscope will delve into the ever-popular question “What does Jewish look like to you?” The diverse and talented cast includes performers of a wide range of ethnicities, including Moroccan, British, Jamaican, Ethiopian, Libyan, and Puerto Rican. 

Venue:
14th St. Y Theater : 344 East 14th Street
Open: 07/10/15- Close: 09/20/15 MRS. SMITH'S BROADWAY CAT-TACULAR!
Mrs. Smith’s Broadway Cat-tacular!, is an all-singing, all-dancing “demented cabaret on acid.” 

Mrs. Smith is a woman on the verge of a cat-based breakdown — in search of her missing cat, Carlyle. To overcome the grief and rage of this “personal apocalypse,” she’s tried psychoanalysis, New Age therapies and, now, mounting a Broadway-style musical spectacular where her bizarre life story is re-enacted in delirious song and dance. With the aid of her dapper Broadway Boys, Mrs. Smith puts her laugh-out-loud spin on the perilous highs and lows of fame, fortune and superstardom. Featuring classic Broadway hits like “Cabaret,” “One Night in Bangkok,” “The Cat That Got Away” and many more, this More Information »

Venue:
47th Street Theatre : 304 W. 47th Street
Open: 07/13/15- Close: 07/20/15 REAL MEN, A MUSICAL FOR GUYS AND THE WOMEN WHO PUT UP WITH THEM
Finally, theater for men who hate theater. Get real and get ready for an original adult musical comedy about real men behaving like...well...REAL MEN. It's a madcap, musical romp through manhood, shared with women, children, and yes, even puppets. REAL MEN, who make a habit of juggling their balls every day: fatherhood, mid-life crisis, dating, marriage, potency, sexuality...and the lack of it. REAL MEN answers the one pertinent question on everyone's mind, "Do real men sing and play with puppets?" Get real! You'd better believe they do.

With book, music and lyrics by Paul Louis and Nick Santa Maria, David Arisco directs a cast of three, including Paul

Venue:
Laurie Beechman Theater at the West Bank : 407 W. 42nd St
Open: 07/07/15- Close: 07/14/15 SPOT ON THE WALL
Spot on the Wall tells the story of one family’s search for expression and empathy inside a museum. Paul Hunter, a talented photographer, is about to have an exhibition of his work at the museum—but when his artwork focuses on his mother’s recent lost battle with cancer, his family finds out how difficult it can be to face your pain and your past. With allusions to Greek mythology and a contemporary score, Spot on the Wall reminds us to delve into the ugly truth and look for the beauty.

Devin Dunne Cannon directs a cast of six, including Robert Hager*, Lisa Kuhnen*, Neal Mayer*, Joseph Simeone*, Madison Stratton* and Charles West*. *Member, AEA

Venue:
Theater 3 : 311 West 43rd Street