It’s been quite a year for the Berkshires based Williamstown Theater Festival. They’ve either already transferred–or will be transferring–several of their shows to New York City. Halley Feiffer‘s Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow played Off Broadway’s MCC Theater earlier this summer. Next, MCC will present Seared by Theresa Rebeck. The esteemed theater is currently represented on Broadway with Adam Rapp‘s The Sound Inside, and last night, they joined forces with the Roundabout Theatre Company by opening their 2016 production of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo.
Move over, Manhattan. Broadway isn’t the only spot for great theatre. Those traveling abroad are probably already aware of Europe’s reputation for the performing arts and the abundance of stunning edifices that house them. Paris is no exception.
Older audiences will likely recognize husband and wife team Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry from the hit television show, L.A. Law. Both were Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated several times for the NBC drama which ran from 1986-1994.
Broadway saluted the next generation of performers on Sunday night at the Edison Ballroom where the Education Theatre Foundation hosted their Fifth Annual Back to School Gala. The event is designed to bring together students, teachers, and Broadway celebrities, many of whom spoke with Manhattan Digest on the press line. [Read more…] about Students Capture the Spotlight in EDTA Gala
It’s surprising that there aren’t cautionary signs hanging around Broadway’s Bernard Jacobs Theatre. For inside, there is a production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal that is equally exhilarating and heart-stopping.
“How can I write myself if I don’t believe that I exist?”, asks Swarn (Purva Bedi), an aspiring student of the Witches of Oxbridge University Club. It may well be one of the most intriguing existential questions presented in Jaclyn Backhaus‘ new Off-Broadway comedy Wives.
For nearly a decade now, Ben West has been unearthing countless documents and manuscripts about Musical Theatre. His end-game? The Showtime! Trilogy; Three documentary-style pieces showcasing this uniquely American art form and the many diverse individuals who have contributed to it.
It took Ma-Yi Theater Company five years of workshops and rewrites to bring Felix Starro to their 30th Anniversary season. Given that level of scrutiny, one might think that the finished product would be spectacular. Moments into this story about a Filipino huckster healer (Alan Ariano) who claims to rid folks of their illnesses however, my hope turned to doubt. [Read more…] about Theater Review: ‘Felix Starro’ Brings Fractured Faith to San Francisco
Black Mirror is one of the most controversial TV series of recent times. The latest season has received some major backlash and criticism, but the previous ones were acclaimed massively by the critics. ‘Bandersnatch’ released early this year, before the season 5, was still a major improvement in a series, giving the viewer the possibility of deciding the plot. [Read more…] about What Are The Best ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes?
Bairbre (Brenda Meaney) has a secret. On the surface, she’s the perfect fiance for Tom Grealish (Jesse Pennington) who is introducing his soon-to-be bride to his father, Martin (Con Horgan). Unbeknownst to Tom, his father and Bairbre share a past.