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The cast from Ever Young. Zoom screen shot credit: Alex Roe
Theatre
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Ever Young – Something’s Doing in Florida

We get to eavesdrop on a foursome from 100 years ago. We see what was in style in Palm Beach and how the privileged conducted themselves. Secrets unfold, and the audience gets an intimate glimpse into relationships along with a history lesson.

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Soomi Kim's Body Through Which the Dream Flows. Photo credit: Charles Chessler
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

Body Through Which the Dream Flows

With a marvelous coterie of young dancer gymnasts, Soomi Kim’s The Body Through Which the Dream Flows uses a multi-dimensional visual and aural landscape to provide insights into the complex relations of coaches and their proteges while opening a window into the inside world of children training for Olympic stardom.

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Will Turner and Julia Knitel in The Panic of '29. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg
Off Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

The Panic of ’29

The play opens in 1929 with the VP of The New York Stock Exchange playing down what he knows is inevitable – the market is going to crash, and life as everyone has come to know it is about to change abruptly.

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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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Jaime Lozano and Mauricio Martinez at 54 Below Courtesy 54below.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Jaime Lozano and Mauricio Martinez

Lozano’s songs are masterfully crafted, relevant, and successfully convey the intended stories, emotions, and passion. Lozano’s piano work is sophisticated, tasteful, and excellent, both as an ensemble player and as accompanist to his brother Martinez and guest artist Pimentel.

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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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Will Reynolds and Eric Price courtesy reynoldsandprice.com
Music
Edward A Kliszus

Radioactive by Will Reynolds and Eric Price

Reynolds and Price are passionate creators and intellectuals of their art. Their work is an alchemy of surpassingly inventive and sympathetic creative minds. They prove that great prose creates great music just as each informs and enhances the other. They are direct descendants of the great songwriting teams who came before them like Kern and Hammerstein, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, and Lerner and Loewe. Their music is fresh, emotional, rich in character, sophisticated, and affects listeners in a memorable and important way.

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Plaza Suite at the Hudson Theatre. Courtesy Hudson Theatre.
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Plaza Suite at the Hudson Theatre

Neil Simon’s clever use of humor to tell soulful stories about the suburbs of New York City and the friction of ordinary lives is spellbinding. He wrote what he knew, which were primarily autobiographical pieces he termed “urban neuroses.” Barefoot in the Park depicted his marriage to his first love and wife. They lived every detail.

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Elizabeth Ann Foster and Melissa Heche at the Girl of the North Country main. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Girl from the North Country

The women carry the show. Memorable, and the highlight is Mrs. Laine (Mare Winningham). She has dementia and lost her filter years ago. She is rip-roaring hilarious and made the otherwise severe, sad, and depressing depiction of life wake up the audience. Another resident Mrs. Burke (Luba Mason), takes off and starts playing the drums – in heels!

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