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Alexandra Guerrero and Adam Files in Hit The Wall at the Kraine Theater. Photo credit: Neil Ryan.
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

Hit the Wall

Many people dismiss graffiti art as vandalism or the work of gangs marking their territory. But in Hit the Wall, we discover that there is a coterie of serious graffiti artists striving to create their magnum opus.

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Andrea Bell Wolff and Elliott Litherland in Adventures in Vegas. Photo credit: Mia Katz.
Musical Theater
Edward A Kliszus

Adventures in Vegas

Adventures in Vegas is a sentimental, hilarious look at life as a showgirl and more. Now celebrating her 73 year’s young birthday, the intimate 1970 diary unfolds of actress, comedian, dancer, and singer Andrea Bell Wolff.

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Bille Recce. Photo from 54Below.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Now More Than Ever: The Songs of Billy Recce

Recce is a prolific composer and lyricist who knows his audience. His banter, sarcasm, wit, and humor are well received. He’s fresh, relevant, irreverent, and quick to lampoon those whose actions he reproves. He is rebellious and reflects his views through an evolution of personal expressions through song. His abilities are diverse. He expresses himself in a mode of his choice best suited to empower his message.

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Banner for Broadway's Next Hit Musical. Courtesy 54 Below
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

The audience gaped in wonderment and amusement at the singing, clever gestures, affectations, jokes, and exploitation of the hilarious, sometimes disjointed clues that inspired the scenes. The performers complete these tasks on the fly.

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In The Trenches. by Rachel Graham:RDGPhotography
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

In The Trenches

In the Trenches is fun and one feels just a bit sorry to see young adults leave behind their single, childless lives. But they muddle through and discover that raising a family is rewarding, time is fleeting and precious, and your single friends will have to deal with you and your yoga pants, PTA meetings, trips to the mall, a barking lab, and dinner moved up from 10 pm to 5 pm.

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Jade Anouka in her solo performance of Heart. Photo credit Trevon James
Off Broadway
Victoria L. Dammer

Heart at Minetta Lane

London-based performer Jade Anouka presents at her New York City theater debut an intimate exposé of her journey to find her true heart.

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Scene from The Orchard with Juliet Brett and John McGinty on OpeningNight.Online. Photo credit: Pabel Antonov
Live Streaming
Edward A Kliszus

The Orchard

While Chekov’s play holds a firm place in the literature, through the magic of technology the story can now be presented in a cutting-edge complex dreamscape of seemingly incongruent elements achievable only with the contemporary arts of live-streamed multi-media drama.

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L-R: John Fugelsang, Sam Kebede, Rob Cantrell, Janeane Garofalo. Carmen Lynch, Rojo Perez. Courtesy: SymphonySpace.org
Off Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Uptown Showdown: Text vs. Talk

Comedians tackle the great debate of talk vs. text. Two teams 5 minutes a piece argue their case, and then the anchor on each team gets 7 minutes to wrap. The audience applause denotes the winner. You probably think the talk team won since the winner was recognized verbally – WRONG. Texting won by a razor-slim margin hardly audible.

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Courtesy JaneAngerPlay.com
Live Streaming
Edward A Kliszus

Jane Anger by Talene Monahon

Jane Anger is hilariously funny. Witticisms, cleverness, plays on words, malapropisms, and sparkling non sequitur rants abound along with a dash of the spirit of Monte Python and Mel Brooks, a touch of Abbott and Costello, and the cast’s superb timing that make it work.

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We were getting autographs from activist, author, CEO of the Sadie Collective, and Harvard graduate Dr. Opoku-Agyeman. L-R Dr. Melissa Heche, Dr. Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, Elizabeth Ann Foster. L-R Dr. Melissa Heche, Dr. Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, Elizabeth Ann Foster.
Off Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

My Moment – 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves

My Moment is 106 stories collected by Kirsten Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Linda Perry, Chely Wright, and Lauren Blitzer. A multimedia event showcasing the stories of several women was held at Symphony Space. As Lauren Blitzer said, “we had to get scrappy; that’s what girls do.”

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