Bert Berns was an American song writer and producer in the 1960s. An original sixties rock ‘n roller and writer of soul, he made a mark in popular music, particularly with “Here Comes The Night”, “Hang on Sloopy”, “Twist and Shout” and the title song of this latest jukebox revuesical.
Erasmus Fenn is a stage magician turned novelist turned playwright, whose first play, Drop Dead Perfect, has been brought to Theatre at St. Clement’s off Broadway, through the combined auspices of the Peccadillo Theater Company and the Penguin Rep Theatre. Producer Morton Wolkowitz is associated as Producer as well.
Penelope Skinner’s very dark comedy The Village Bike first appeared in 2011 at the Royal Court’s Upstairs Theatre in London. In 2012 it played the Sheffield Theatres, what we would call a regional theatre. Now it’s at the Lucille Lortel on Christopher Street for a commercial off-Broadway run, this time under the direction of Sam […]
The mission of the Mint Theatre, operating out of a tiny black box theatre on West 43rd Street in an office building, is to unearth, to present and preserve forgotten plays of merit. In notes presented in the program, it is claimed that the programming of the theatre’s producing artistic director Jonathan Banks is arranged […]
The new musical If/Then, by the same creative team that brought us the prize winning Next To Normal five years ago, is once again an imaginative and impressive piece of work. Written by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), directed by Michael Greif, it once again tells the story of a woman […]
I find it remarkable that a “well made play” which originally opened on Broadway in 1938 for a moderately successful run of 207 performances should have such an impact on an audience today, more that 75 years later. John Steinbeck wrote the play, based on his novel of the period; that first production was directed […]
It’s been several years since Gerard Alessandrini dusted off his skewering sword with which to parody working actors, writers and other well intentioned theatre folk. Now, in the current Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! he’s back, and the current crop of creators have been spotted cowering in corners, hoping he won’t notice them, although some […]