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Fifty Dollars and a Dream –
The Remarkable York Theatre Company

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Imagine the challenge of mounting a “modest” production of On the Twentieth Century in its first New York revival because the authors are concerned theaters

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Street Singer – Celebrating The Life of Edith Piaf

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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On the occasion of Edith Piaf’s centennial, Rioult Dance New York has innovatively staged a celebration of the little sparrow’s music. Though her life is

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Arlo Hill at the Metropolitan Room

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Arlo Hill leaves an impression, arriving on stage at the Metropolitan Room in a jacket and tie, and a large smile, showing respect for himself and

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Anthony Burgess’ One Hand Clapping – Pleasingly Ghastly

Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Don’t let the title throw you. This excellent production of a darkly amusing tale is anything but pretentious and definitely not zen. Janet (Eve Burley),

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Mad Max: Fury Road
Strap Yourselves in For One Helluva Ride

Friday, May 15th, 2015
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My name is Max.  My world is fire and blood.   The original Mad Max trilogy of the eighties, starring Mel Gibson as a crazy road

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The Rise and Fall of an Artist in Saint Laurent

Friday, May 15th, 2015
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For all of its dark, edgy glamour, Saint Laurent is, at times, painful to watch. Inviting viewers on an unflinching journey through the late iconic

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The Life and Music of Johnny Mercer –
“And the Angels Sing”*

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Today Harvey Granat’s entertaining 92St Y series focuses on Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). The prolific lyricist had 230 collaborators which both Granat and his guest, Robert

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Mary Chapin Carpenter Returns

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Mary Chapin Carpenter, on stage at Bethel Woods’ Event Gallery, confessed that she’s on Match.com, and wondered why “no one ever writes to me.” To

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