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Oral History With Chita Rivera @ Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 5/7/2018

Oral History With Chita Rivera @ Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts  5/7/2018

I got lucky enough to attend an Oral History event with legendary Broadway icon, Chita Rivera presented by The League of Professional Theatre Women at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Monday night. These oral histories are an ongoing program from the League of Professional Theatre Women, in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, chronicling the contributions of significant theatre women in all fields. For this night Ms. Rivera answered Richard Ridge’s insightful questions for an hour and smiled, made jokes, lead with her honesty that just made you love the lady even more then how much we all love her already.

Good For Otto @ the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre of The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Good For Otto @ the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre of The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center

David Rabe’s Good For Otto, playing down at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre of The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, until April 8th, is a sprawling 3 night of theatre

Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play @ SoHo Playhouse

Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play @ SoHo Playhouse

“And now, Madames et Monsieurs…would you care to see the thing that made me famous? Brace yourself—it was a bit racy,” warns […]

John Leguizamo’s Latin History For Morons

John Leguizamo’s Latin History For Morons

You’re bound to learn lots about history you don’t know in John Leguizamo’s Latin History For Morons, as much as enjoy the […]

Hello to Rose @ The Bridge, Shetler Studios

Hello to Rose @ The Bridge, Shetler Studios

After watching Sam Gold’s take on The Glass Menagerie on Broadway earlier this year (which earned Sally Field a Tony nod), anyone left […]

All The Fine Boys @ The Pershing Square Signature Center

All The Fine Boys @ The Pershing Square Signature Center

Featuring very strong performances from the cast-Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff-All The Fine Boys, presently at The Pershing Square Signature Center, presented by The New Group, is a one-act, 90-minutes of teenage sexual animus…and where that dangerous animus can lead.

Pizza And Plays @ Lucky Jack’s Bar and Lounge January 30th 2017

Pizza And Plays @ Lucky Jack’s Bar and Lounge January 30th 2017

Five bucks to attend, with drinks flowing and well-priced, plus the free pizza meet-and-greet hang after such stellar one-acts, I dare you to find a better deal in the city.

Nibbler @ Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Nibbler @ Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

To be sure, this is a play about sexual animus, featuring lots of nudity and exploring some issues I could feel ripple uncomfortably through the audience often times revealed in coat moving and the clearing of throats. Really, what has happened to supposedly hip, younger audiences these days? It has been my unfortunate experience lately in New York theatre (especially off-Broadway where often times headier/risky subjects are tackled) that audiences are more than a bit skittish over certain subjects in the light of recent political events and the way the blog o’sphere are telling us we have to react. It’s a phenomena I have seen writ large now quite a few times. Let me give you some examples; in Nibbler a female character “asks” to be raped, at another time a male character describes wild sexual fantasies; you could just hear the audience, now being raised on a diet of PCness we have never seen the likes of, reacting that a woman could say something like that aloud or we might even see a penis once or twice during the show.

Wild Women of Planet Wongo @ Parkside Lounge

Wild Women of Planet Wongo @ Parkside Lounge

When people ask, “What’s so great about New York?” the answer comes down to how this city uncannily combines creativity, variety and […]

PARADISO: Chapter 1

PARADISO: Chapter 1

A series of text messages from unrecognizable numbers appeared on my phone the day we were scheduled to visit PARADISO: Chapter 1, […]

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