From Tragedy to Musical Comedy

From Tragedy to Musical Comedy

By Barry Bassis. On the current season of the exciting television series “The Americans,” Frank Langella is the formidable Soviet spy chief. On Broadway in The Father, he is just the opposite: an elderly man suffering from dementia. While Langella, at 78, is only two years younger than the character he plays, the actor appears…

Not Your Average Joe

Joe Morton: Not Your Average Joe

By Josh Estrin. With each change of the seasons, New York City has a remarkable way of reinventing herself.  Beginning with the reawakening in spring to an enthusiastic, nearly euphoric vibe as summer spreads across the city, “Lady Liberty” continues her vigilant watch over both residents and visitors alike.   The Big Apple and all…

Powerhouse Performances

Powerhouse Performances

By Kristen Oliveri.   Know their Name: Eclipsed Tony-nominated play Eclipsed has been dazzling audiences since its debut on Broadway at the Golden Theater in March after a limited run at the Public Theater. This female-led and directed production, the brainchild of actor and playwright Danai Gurira, presents a powerful message to empower women and…

Stew to Perfection

By Rory Winston   Whether Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye or the recently departed legend Prince, many an icon has suffered at the hands of an abusive father, their respective relationships having left a distinct mark on both their lives and their creative output. Another artist who could easily lay claim to a similar set of…

The Season of Bluegrass on Stage

The Season of Bluegrass on Stage

By Barry Bassis I don’t remember any year when there were so many country/bluegrass musicals in town.         Robber Bridegroom, The Laura Pels Theatre Cast List: Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O’Reilly, Steven Pasquale, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts, Devere Rogers Production Credits: Alex Timbers (director) Justin Levine (music director) Connor…