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The Meaning of Theater: Slava Stepnov’s “Flawed Choir” at the Steps Theatre “All the world’s a stage,” says a character in William Shakespeare's “As You Like It.” “Life is theater,” as we...
17th June 2022, Vassili Schedrin Dramaturgy, New York, Playwriting, Review, United States of America
Director Maria Mileaf and Actor Aline Salloum on Oren Safdie’s High School Crush Gone Sideways, "Gratitude" Gratitude, by Oren Safdie, directed by Maria Mileaf, and starring Jalen Ford, Jake Bryan Guthrie, Erik Larsson, and Aline Salloum,...
13th June 2022, Fareeda Pyracha Ahmed Acting, Directing, Interview, New York, United States of America
Black Second-Act Problems: "Black No More" by The New Group In my time as a critic I've noticed on numerous occasions that musicals rooted in political satire always have second-act...
15th June 2022, Jonathan Kalb Musical Theatre, Review, Theatre and Decolonization, United States of America
The Beast is Back: Radiotheatre’s Live Audio Play “King Kong” Since its original 1933 film debut, the story of King Kong has become a mainstay of America’s, and New York...
12th June 2022, Emily Cordes Adaptation, Review, Transmedia, United States of America
Frenemies and Freedom: "Confederates," Signature Theatre Dominique Morisseau is aware that most of her fans see her as a predominantly naturalistic playwright with a sharp comic...
11th June 2022, Jonathan Kalb Review, Theatre and Decolonization, Theatre and Gender, United States of America
"Sky of Darkness" Comes to NYC: A Chinese Reimagination of "Heart of Darkness" in Our Neocolonial World Sky of Darkness is enjoying its US premiere June 2-12 at Theaterlab in Midtown Manhattan. The play, written by me,...
4th June 2022, Siting Yang Adaptation, China, New York, News, Theatre and Decolonization, United States of America
"Legend of The Waitress & The Robber" - A Korean American Cross Cultural Collaboration Makes it to New York City The Legend of The Waitress & The Robber, a new musical theater piece by Renee Philippi, a Concrete Temple Theatre,...
1st June 2022, Philippa Wehle Musical Theatre, New York, Review, South Korea, Theatre and Politics, United States of America
Gilbert Gottfried and the Mechanics of Crafting One of the Most Memorable Voices of All Time Though Gilbert Gottfried’s voice has alternatively been described as “shrill,” “annoying” and “grating,” you can’t say it isn’t memorable. Gottfried, who...
10th June 2022, Erica Tobolski Acting, Essay, Transmedia, United States of America

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Midwest Melancholy: “Girl From the North Country” at the Belasco Theatre

The second show after The Times They Are a-Changin’ to use the music of the great midwestern musician, Girl From the North Country proves the greater of the two. It opts for whichever songs convey the tone of the show over which are most well-known. Yes, it’s a musical of sadness and heartbreak, but it digs deeps into the human spirit to provide a powerfully cathartic experience. 

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