Let's Talk Off Broadway

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

Tag: Theater for the New City

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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Susan Mitchell and John Talerico in John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Review | Danny and the Deep Blue Sea | By John Patrick Shanley | Starring Susan Mitchell and John Talerico | Directed by Lissa Moira | Theater for the New City

Susan Mitchell and John Talerico in Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Susan Mitchell and John Talerico. Photo Peter Welch

… how far can love take you? …

Two very broken people meet in a desolate bar, tough-guy Danny, who thinks he may have killed a man last night, and Roberta, driven by shame to the edge of crazy despair.

Roberta, morphing from flirtatious to hysterical (the shifts done superbly by Susan Mitchell) tries to allure Danny who turns near murderous on the dime at any approach (a violently scary John Talerico).

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