Peter Mac as Judy Garland Throws Down Halloween Gauntlet with October 1 Show

Peter Mac as Judy Garland Throws Down Halloween Gauntlet with October 1 Show

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Superachiever Judy Garland isn’t wasting one second of precious, pumpkin spice-infused time when the final day of September gives way to a month-long celebration of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. And in honor of that, the woman who once singlehandedly killed a wicked witch by […]

Great Scots! Alan Cumming Sizzles as Robert Burns, at the Joyce

Great Scots! Alan Cumming Sizzles as Robert Burns, at the Joyce

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK| Some minutes before Burn began, there was an epic river of a rainstorm, pelting leftward, seen on the back screen. Booming claps of thunder were heard, and lightning illuminated the sky, which gave just a hint of a mountainous backdrop. After it subsided, Alan Cumming appeared onstage dressed in black, dark eyeliner […]

‘Re-Married’ Creators to Tie Real Knot After Show’s Chelsea Run

‘Re-Married’ Creators to Tie Real Knot After Show’s Chelsea Run

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Worlds collide, sending fiction crashing into fate and creating a new reality so meta, it makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem utterly unambitious. That’s the sense you get when reading the timeline that accounts for this weekend’s stage presentation of David and Kate Get Re-Married. Written and performed by David Carl […]

Hot Ticket ‘Burn’ Set to Blaze at The Joyce

Hot Ticket ‘Burn’ Set to Blaze at The Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Returning to action after its annual hiatus, the dedicated-to-dance Joyce Theater offers a rare outlier: An hour-long, one-man show, Burn, made collaboratively by the multi-talented Scottish actor Alan Cumming and choreographer Steven Hoggett, in celebration of the Scottish poet laureate Robert Burns. Arriving in Chelsea weeks after its world premiere at […]

Chain Theatre’s Gutsy Pandemic-Era Expansion Soars, While Word Premiere Sticks the Landing

Chain Theatre’s Gutsy Pandemic-Era Expansion Soars, While Word Premiere Sticks the Landing

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Founded in 2010 and operating from the fourth floor of 312 West 36th Street since 2018, Chain Theatre’s restless quest to contemplate “the cyclical nature of history and complexity of the human spirit” has expressed itself through muscular revivals of proven stage works (The Pillowman), film and play festivals, and NYC […]

Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show From Pandemic Back Burner

Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show  From Pandemic Back Burner

NOTE: Following this feature (with  quotes from an interview conducted prior to the show’s NYC premier), find Trav S.D.’s brief review. Spoiler: The upshot is, says Trav, “Go see it.” TRAV S.D.| Good news for NYC fans of Downton Abbey cast member Lesley Nicol, who plays the role of the cranky Crawley family cook, Mrs. Patmore. Not only […]

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | If you’re a gay man with access to a shower and a penchant for covering showy show tunes therewithin—a sizable demographic if ever there was one—you’ve likely found yourself belting out the work of Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winner Howard Ashman, lyricist of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, […]

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