July, 2014


Cirque du stroll-eil!

This sidewalk-inspired circus show is anything but pedestrian. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Playing dead! Green-Wood party pays tribute to long-gone theater

It was the party of the century — the 19th century. Comment.
Park Slope

Parking is such sweet sorrow: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in a car park

Forget Shakespeare in the park — this is Shakespeare in the parking lot. Comment.

Shakespeare in the park shows around Brooklyn

The hills are alive with the sound of iambic pentameter. Comment.

Sit on it, Shakespeare! ‘Taming of the Shrew’ goes ‘Happy Days’

A 1950s-themed version of the Bard’s comedy comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.
Red Hook

Puppet show revives the heyday of New York’s working waterfront

This story comes with a few strings attached. Comment.

Level 10 bard: New show combines tabletop gaming with musical theater

Call it dungeons and dragons and duets. Comment.

June, 2014

Park Slope

Old Hickory, new look: ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ rocks Washington Park

Who needs Shakespeare in the park when you can see a political rock musical in Park Slope? Comment.

Ghost trains: Subway car performance tells tales of straphangers past

Subway drama never gets old. Comment.

I saw the Stein: Gertrude Stein play brings the weird to Williamsburg

This play is a tongue-twister and a mind-bender. Comment.

The return of the king: Yet another production of ‘King Lear’

The Year of Lear continues! Comment.

April, 2014


Bushwick in bloom: Big Green Theater Fest grows

This festival is growing like a weed! Comment.

Caravan of carnage: W’burg play offers bloody, trippy take on the Donner Party

See the story of the ill-fated American pioneers live — and dead — on stage. Comment.
Boerum Hill

Robopera: Boerum Hill opera combines androids and arias

Bow down to your new robot opera-lords. Comment.

March, 2014


One-man show blends slapstick with social media

A new show at City Tech allows audience members to interact with a clown on a mission to find love via social media. Comment.
Clinton Hill

Play-to: Hit the books before seeing “Hoi Polloi’s Republic”

This Clinton Hill production has done an admirable job of adapting a 2,400-year-old, 300-page philosophical text to the stage. But it is not for Plato first-timers. Comment.
Fort Greene

Child’s play: Teen actors go pro in Fort Greene production

These kids are alright. Comment.

February, 2014

Park Slope

Cheap laughs: circus offers discount to customers in clown makeup

Amateur clowns will be laughing all the way to the bank at this circus show. Comment.

Bloody brilliant: Live horror show slays at W’burg theater

There will definitely be blood. Comment.

Circus smackdown: A tale of the tape

March is circus season in Brooklyn. Find the best show for your buck! Comment.
Park Slope

Art of darkness: Uncover art with a flashlight at Brooklyn Lyceum

At experimental art show, the audience holds the spotlight. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

That’s edutainment! Two Fort Greene musicals celebrate Black History Month

Freedom sings in Fort Greene. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

String theories: Puppet show performs stories by people with dementia

This puppet show is no child’s play. Comment.

Find a doomsday date at this post-apocalyptic dating show

Just because civilazation has broken down, it doesn’t mean your love life has to! Comment.

January, 2014

Fort Greene

Maestro of puppets: Mexican marionette show reinvents ‘Sleeping Beauty’

A theater company that uses puppets on strings to pull at families’ heart strings is putting on a modern-day version of “Sleeping Beauty.” Comment.
Fort Greene

Battle of the kings: Neighboring Fort Greene theaters both stage ‘King Lear’

Neighbors BAM and Theater for a New Audience are both staging “King Lear” this season. Let the battle begin! Comment.

Upping the Ante-bellum: New show puts the audience into old New Orleans

It is “Sleep No More” with a Southern spin. Comment.
Fort Greene

Graphic scenes: Art Spiegelman puts graphic novels on center stage

It is comics as you have never read them before — live on stage! Comment.
Cobble Hill

Out of Africa: Filmmaker revisits his trip to Angola in live performance

It is a long way from here to Angola. And, apparently, it takes even longer to make a film about going there. Comment.


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