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Celebrate the Songs of Leiber and Stoller

Monday, April 21st, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

Not many fans know by name the songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. But begin to list their many songs—-”Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand

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Michael C. Hall & Tracy Letts opening

The Realistic Joneses – Four Characters in Search of a Play

Friday, April 18th, 2014
by on Playing Around

Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei are terrific actors. Watching them work is a pleasure. Each manifests his role from the

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If/Then – Confusing and Self Indulgent

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
by on Playing Around

According to press, friends Brian Yorkey (Book & Lyrics) and Tom Kitt (Music) of Next to Normal fame, wrote If/Then for Idina Menzel as she

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Tales From Red Vienna – A Disappointment

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
by on Playing Around

Vienna 1920. As Helena Altman (Nina Arianda), fully clothed, is summarily fucked on a table top, all we hear is the tick of a clock

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Peter Friedman, Danny McCarthy, Michael Countryman, Hannah Bos, Carolyn McCormick - opening

The Open House – Isolated By Selfishness and Wit

Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Will Eno dramatizes the familiar theme of existential isolation and family alienation with neither brow-furrowing analysis nor emotional pyrotechnics. Instead, the playwright utilizes wry, mordant

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Hand To God – Rip Roaring Black Humor

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
by on Playing Around

This may be the funniest piece of theater in New York. Revived from a 2011 run, Hand to God speeds past The Book of Mormon’s

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Kung Fu – Entertaining, Visual Wow and NOT Just for Men

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
by on Playing Around

David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu is more and less than a bio-story about martial arts expert/ action film star Bruce Lee. Based on Lee’s multifaceted

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Bridges

The Bridges of Madison Country:
Crossing The Bridge And Drinking The Tea

Friday, February 21st, 2014
by on Playing Around

The Bridges Of Madison County is the one you’ve been waiting for; perfect for a first date with hopes of many more; an anniversary that’s

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