Let's Talk Off Broadway

Yvonne Korshak reviews Off-Broadway, Broadway, Film and Art

Max Beckmann in New York, exhibition at Metropolitan Museum, NY, October 19-2016 -February 20, 2017

Max Beckmann in New York | Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, NY | October 19, 2016 – February 20, 2017

… great expressive power …

Max Beckmann was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.  In a way, his tragic vision was the truest.

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Jamie Horton as George Orwell and Jeanna de Waal as Carlotta Morrion in Orwell in America by Joe Sutton

REVIEW | Orwell in America | By Joe Sutton | Directed by Peter Hackett | 59E59 Theaters

… No wonder …

George Orwell, an avowed socialist, arrives in the U.S. at the height of fear of the “Communist menace,” shortly after World War II, to promote Animal Farm (1945) on a book tour.

It never happened but what if?

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REVIEW | The Folk Singer | Book & Lyrics by Tom Attea | Music by Arthur Abrams | Theater For The New City

 … a good idea but … 

The idea of The Folk Singer is intriguing:  a new musical about a young folk singer and composer who, wanting to revitalize people’s interest in folk singing, gathers a group of his folk singer friends to write new folk songs about current issues.

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REVIEW | The Humans | by Stephen Karam | Directed by Joe Mantello

… it wasn’t meant to be this way …

Just after World War II, Frank Sinatra filmed and recorded an inspiring song, “The House I Live In,” an expansive, optimistic view of America.  In The Humans, the dwelling that is America has been reduced to a dumpy apartment.

And it’s no longer owned, it’s a rental – and the rent goes to the Chinese landlords.

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… complete listing … 

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Leonard Bernstein conducting. Photo Paul de Heuck, courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

REVIEW | MAESTRO | Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein | 59E59

… doing it all …

In a 90 minute fest of music, wit and insight, the multi-talented Hershey Felder sings, talks, and plays the piano through the life and art of Leonard Bernstein.

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Hecuba and the women of Troy confront Helen in Euripides' The Trojan Women at the Flea Theater, September 2016,

Euripides’ The Trojan Women | Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin |Directed by Anne Cecelia Haney | The Flea Theater

“Another war has ended.  When will the next begin?”  Poseidon    

The Trojan Women is a daring and astonishing a play — it sails against the waves of the expected on  all counts.

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My Fair Lady playing at Bay Street in Sag Harbor, L. I.

OFF-BROADWAY IN SAG HARBOR | My Fair Lady | Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner | Music by Frederick Loewe | Bay Street Theater

… great ….

This My Fair Lady is so good it made me feel that this wonderful show was even more marvelous than I thought.  I saw new things in it!  It’s thrilling!

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Dance of Life with Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch in FringeNYC 2016. Photo: James Jim

Fringe NYC |New York’s Festival Of New And Independent Theater | August 2016

Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 / ron@spincyclenyc.com


Returns for 20th Anniversary Season
August 12-28, 2016

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Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, Long Island, and The Last Night of Ballyhoo

OFF-BROADWAY IN SAG HARBOR | The Last Night Of Ballyhoo | By Alfred Uhry | Directed by Will Pomerantz | Bay Street Theater

… how do you fit in? …

December 1939, Atlanta Georgia, Hitler has just invaded Poland and Gone With The Wind is premiering in Atlanta, but in the Freitag family,  the big stir is that the end-of-year Ballyhoo party at Atlanta’s German Jewish social club is about to take place.  In keeping with the way human concerns flow from near to far, the global significance of Hitler’s invasion is barely comprehended while the question of who will escort daughter Lala to the Ballyhoo Ball is the concern prime center.

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