Wearing a skimpy black dress and fishnet stockings, Alexis Fishman commands the stage with a seductive sensuality and fiercely independent outlook in Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star), part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Fishman portrays Erika Stern, a Jewish cabaret entertainer at the crucial moment in 1933 Germany when the Nazis came to power.
Bayonets of Angst is the musical theatre equivalent of Comedy Central's Drunk History. Presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the tuner by Rick Kunzi, Justin Zeppa, and Adam Barnosky tells the story of the Civil War from a skewed perspective. However, the narrators here aren't drunk (well, some of them might be). Instead, they're the last remaining survivors of that military conflict,
Fall is just around the corner and pretty soon Nashville's university theatre departments will be back in action. Since I arrived here i 1999, Belmont University has lead the way on this front by proudly putting it's young actors and theatre artists on the front line where most universities put the football team. Belmont's Department of Theatre
The Gig is a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this tuner from Douglas J. Cohen features smartly sophisticated lyrics and a jazzy musical theatre score.
Set in the summer of 1975, the show tells the story of a group of amateur jazz musicians who decide to live their dream
Disney's animated hit Frozen drew inspiration from the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Snow Queen, but drastically altered the plot. Those looking for something much closer to the original will find it in the new musical The Snow Queen by Kirsten Brandt, Rick Lombardo, and Haddon Kime, currently performing as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. But despite a stylishly designed production,
There is a good deal of potential contained in The Mapmaker's Opera, part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Based on Bea Gonzalez's novel of the same name, the work tells a story with an epic sweep, passionate romance, and politically-charged circumstances. However, the imperfectly realized adaptation by Kevin Purcell (music) and Victor Kazan
Following sold-out runs at Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street), The Bijou Theatre, and Barrington Stage Company (Mr. Finn's Cabaret Series) the incredibly talented and inspirational Amy Oestreicher will bring her hit one-woman musical Gutless & Grateful back to NYC as part of the United Solo Festival with a performance on October 11th at 4pm.
If Jean-Paul Sartre had written a musical comedy, it might look something like Valueville, the clever and hilarious new show by Rowen Casey now playing PTC Performance Space as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The work is a 21st century riff on Sartre's classic existential play No Exit, although it stakes out its own territory through unexpected plot twists and a cheesy yet ironic sentimentality.