Hit The Wall

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

The day the world changed was captured in Hit The Wall. But it was about more than the igniting spark of the famous Stonewall Riots on that sweltering night June 28, 1969; it was a moment of conscious awakening. Hit The Wall is the new play brilliantly written by Ike Holter and directed by Eric Hoff. It genuinely moved me in its carefully focused nuances. I hadn’t expected it.

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A Tribute to Warhol Superstar Jackie Curtis

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

La Mama presents a tribute to Warhol superstar Jackie Curtis; its an artistic, engaging and entertaining show befitting the East Village, about the Warhol protege. For years people have been asking, “Where did the art of the village go? Well, its back in all its glory in Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis.

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CHESS the Musical

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

Chess the musical, directed by Rod A. Lansberry opened yesterday night for its limited run at the newly opened Lone Tree Arts Center to what appeared to be a wait-and-see crowd. When the U.S. and Russian Chess champions meet in Italy — for the World Championship match set during the Cold War, with their respective entourages in tow — love, romance, ambition and greed are leveraged and played like pawns by two geo-political machines.

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Caribbean Jazz by The Pedrito Martinez Trio

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , On Stage , Reviews

If you like Caribbean Jazz, with lots of percussion, then you might want to check out The Pedrito Martinez Trio (Pedrito Martinez on percussion, Axel Tosca on piano, and John Benites on bass.)

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Rent, again, a Review

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

After closing its twelve year run at the Nederlander Theater three years ago to become the ninth longest runnning show in Broadway history, RENT is back! The original show previously spawned three touring productions, a filmed live version and a feature film, begging the question is yet another production viable? It’s central characters – Roger, Mark, Mimi, Tom Collins, Angel, and Maureen struggle with daily poverty, love and loss, life and death. All-the-while they cling to friendships as they pursue their art and a life to be lived on their own […]

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