Tag Archives: Off-Broadway

Nevermore: hope hovers beyond darkness

My next Enchanté column There can never be a more haunting line in literature than, “Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore.’” Likewise, there is no more memorable theatre than the Canadian production, Nevermore — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar … Continue reading

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A love affair with New York

My Daytripper column from February 19, 2015 In the uber village called New York, millions of people mingle in hundreds of small neighborhoods and communities. Street smart and gritty, those people who inhabit one of the world’s greatest cultural centres … Continue reading

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The Oldest Boy

Celia Keenan-Bolger brings the bittersweet magic of Peter and the Starcatcher and the pain and sorrow of The Glass Menagerie to her new role as Mother in The Oldest Boy. This, once again, is why I love off-Broadway shows so … Continue reading

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Brendan at the Chelsea: feckin’ brilliant

“And in Brendan Behan’s footsteps I danced up and down the street.” (Phil Chevron/The Pogues) Brendan at the Chelsea is a masterful production. The play, in its North American debut, allows us to dance in Brendan Behan’s footsteps. It’s filled … Continue reading

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Kirsten Holly Smith – The Ghost of Dusty

Kirsten Holly Smith sees theatre as a direct medium to the soul. “No other art form affects you so immediately and as passionately as theatre,” she said. “It can move people to different emotional heights than other art forms.” The … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Classic Stage Company

Friends of fairies make haste. The New York Classic Stage Company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci, is in a short run, almost a micro run. It opened at the beginning of April and … Continue reading

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Play Dead – Off-Broadway production

Play Dead, an amazing Off-Broadway production at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village is top notch entertainment. I won’t spoil it by revealing much. Todd Robbins, the lead actor, encouraged the audience at the end: “If friends ask what Play … Continue reading

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