“The Outsider” at Paper Mill brings heart and comedy to the...

I don’t care who’s running this November or for what — I want to vote for Ned Newley, the title character of Paper Mill...

“Ravenscroft”: A near-mystery

Billed as a comedy/mystery, Ravenscroft, written by the prolific playwright Don Nigro, is the winter production of the Bickford Theatre in Morristown. The play...

“Murder on the Orient Express” successfully blends farce, suspense, and death

Most people up until now would recall Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie’s mystery set on a luxury trans-European express train, from the 1974 film...

“Beyond the Oak Trees” takes a last ride to freedom with...

A welcome addition to the local theatre scene is Beyond the Oak Trees, from  The Crossroads Theatre Company. Ably directed by Crossroads’ producing artistic director, Marshall Jones...

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is a memory to cherish at...

When you hear the name Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), the first thing that comes to most people’s minds about the Welsh poet is his best-known...

The Best Little Whorehouse presented in Fair Lawn

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"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" was the Old Library Theatre of Fair Lawn's final musical for the 2013 season. It was presented from October 25 through November 3 at the Fair Lawn Community Center. Based upon true events which happened in Texas, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" is set in the late 1970s in fictional Gilbert, Texas.

 

“The Servant of Two Masters” is a light amusement

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey features Goldoni’s best-known comedy Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) was a prolific Venetian writer of plays and libretti. He created a new...

Sex plus death plus drama plus fun equals “My Big, Gay,...

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If Tennessee Williams had written his character, Big Daddy, as a Sicilian, and placed the action of that play during his funeral, you only begin to get the story line of "My Big, Gay, Italian Funeral" playing at the Saint Luke's Theatre at 308 West 46th Street in New York City. Like an episode of "The Bob Newhart Show" gone haywire because of its move to Sicily, or a Sicilian "You Can't Take it with You," we are bombarded by outrageous characters acting out, acting up, and freaking out before our eyes, only to be out done by the next arriving ethnic cliché.

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas wows at the...

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Like Carnegie Hall in New York, which has a main stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Hall, the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia has several venues under its roof. "Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas" is the wonderful musical being offered by the Independence Studio on 3 at the Walnut Street Theatre from now until December 29.

“Wild Horses” is a different and powerful view of the start...

I have long said that the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch consistently brings to its audiences outstanding new plays staged by directors...