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Lost Play Mary Broome Opens Off-Broadway

The Mint Theater Company’s revival of the 1911 “forgotten” Allan Monkhouse play, MARY BROOME, officially opened Off-Broadway on Monday, September 10 to a full-house. Directed by Artistic Director Jonathan Bank, MARY BROOME is an English upstairs/downstairs comedy about a pregnant housemaid, a narcissistic young man named Leonard and his dysfunctional family who struggle, in the … Continue reading

Review – The Scotsboro Boys

I had been excited to see “The Scottsboro Boys” at the Vineyard Theater: a musical with music by the famed John Kander and Fred Ebb, (known for musicals “Chicago” and “Cabaret,”) seemed hardly a thing to miss. However, that excitement led to nothing but disappointment. The story of the “Scottsboro Boys”, which is based on … Continue reading

Review – American Idiot

Even though supposedly a part of the target generation, I did not have high hopes for the ‘American Idiot’ musical: I had never liked Green Day and had hated the original 2004 album.  When I heard about the musical, I expected it to be nothing more than a bunch of angst driven teenagers jumping around … Continue reading

Review – Ages of the Moon

Shepard’s new play, Ages of the Moon, is his attempt at writing an existentialist play à la Beckett.  The characters seem to be little more than American versions of the characters in Waiting for Godot, as they sit on the front porch, in some remote countryside, passing the time until the lunar eclipse by drinking … Continue reading

Review – Orpheus X

‘Orpheus X’, Rinde Eckert’s latest music-theater piece which showed at the Duke theater in late December, was a re-telling of the classical myth.   The devoted lover, Orpheus, braves the underworld to save Eurydice – only in this adaptation Orpheus became a rock star obsessed with a stranger after she was hit by his taxi.  This … Continue reading