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August 2012

Make no mistake, “the dick” of The Dick and The Rose (written and directed by Robert Biggs) is, in fact, a dick.  Remarkably, he’s also a cock, of sorts.  Ah, so much to explain, but trust me … it all makes sense in the end – as much as any story like this can make sense. ... Read The Full Article...

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  BAMA Theatre Company have been regular and welcome participants at the NY Fringe festival the past few years, presenting a memorable production of Hamlet last year. In 2012 they return with Twelfth Night, and a clutch from that same illustrious cast. Emerging from residencies at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the outfit are consummately versed ... Read The Full Article...

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New York cinema’s big event, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 17-day New York Film Festival, September 28 – October 14, is known for highlighting the best in world cinema with top films from celebrated and emerging filmmakers. This year’s Festival will be quite special, since it celebrates the 50th Anniversary. When asked what to ... Read The Full Article...

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It’s unusual for me to find much worthwhile in a contemporary musical that is not obviously wise to its own artifice. Call me cynical (and people do) but the heart-on-your-sleeve approach just doesn’t do it for me. I like my musicals (such as they are) worldly-wise, dirty, and with a twist. Which is why I ... Read The Full Article...

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In the beginning … We start as simple templates of mind and soul ready to begin our continuous journey to become better and better human beings.  From learning who we are to learning how to live with others either in the casually murky soup of society or the deeper, more tricky currents of love, this ... Read The Full Article...

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In the vast emptiness of a dessert some place in the West, an ultra-wealthy corporate mogul Jonathan Hemminger (David Arrow) cunningly and carefully plans a weekend that will turn a cure for cancer into millions of skin cream jars. The catch? Hemminger gets richer. Plus, the world economy continues to chug along because, as he ... Read The Full Article...

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  2012 marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of British mathematician, Alan Turing, widely acknowledged today as the father of the computer. Internationally it has been dubbed Alan Turing Year, and Olympic torch bearers stopped before a commemorative statue of him on route to the London stadium in tribute to an, as yet, little ... Read The Full Article...

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  There is a special brand of fear and loathing that comes hand-in-hand with post-collegiate life, and it sits plainly at the center of this dramedy by Evan Sanderson. 20 Somethings is a look at love, loss, and the games we play through the eyes of Millennials. We meet central couple Reese (Marie Pollizano) and ... Read The Full Article...

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  Sure, Mariah MacCarthy’s new play, Magic Trick, is full of sexy goodness, what with its burlesque routines, girls kissin’ boys, girls kissin’ girls, full on nekkid scenes and all the steamy, flirty, hungry passion that can erupt between two (or three) people caught in a windstorm of lust and love and like and leaving. ... Read The Full Article...

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It’s that time of year loyal lovers of theater dread. Shows that have been struggling to make it, will be closing. The light at the end of the tunnel, as is always the case with Broadway, is that new, and some are quite exciting, shows will be taking their place. The musical Ghost, based on the 1990 ... Read The Full Article...

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It’s 1958 and June’s life is complicated.  Not life-or-death complicated … certainly when it comes to all the basic necessities she seems covered.  At a glance, one might even say June’s life is perfect: she has a likable husband, Marty who has a good job which provides enough money for them to live well.  June certainly dresses ... Read The Full Article...

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Step into the world of GRIMM: A New Musical created by BIG Theatre Company and be ready to settle into old favorites, new wonders and satisfyingly imaginative scenes played out before your eyes.  While GRIMM falls on the “Fringe Jr” spectrum of this festival’s offerings there’s nothing  unsophisticated or underdeveloped about this beautifully rich and textured show; ... Read The Full Article...

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