November 2019

Next for November


Dear theatre friend,

If you were disappointed when tickets for "The Lehman Trilogy" at The Armory were unavailable, get your seats now for The Armory's short run of "Judgement Day" -- they may be similarly difficult to buy later. It's directed by Richard Jones ("Hairy Ape"), who will bring his extraordinary vision to von Horvath's work, updated by playwright Christopher Shinn.

Speaking of "The Lehman Trilogy," you may want to buy tickets for its March opening on Broadway-- worth every penny.

Christmas may seem far off, but if you delight in the season, do get tickets to the beloved Old Vic production of "A Christmas Carol," directed by the incredibly talented Matthew Warchus. Here's the Guardian review from the London run.

Two terrific actors, Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany star in "The Half Life of Marie Curie," a fascinating subject explored by author, Lauren Gunderson--reputed by Wikipediato be the most produced playwright in America!

You may want to see an updated, musical version of Rostang's "Cyrano" courtesy of New Group--especially if you'd like to see Peter Dinklage in the starring role.

I'm looking forward to multi-Award winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter's "Greater Clements" at Lincoln Center. It concerns the demise of an old American mining town and stars the ever-wondrous Judith Ivey.

Although I rarely see musicals, I'll be racing to "Sing Street" at New York Theatre Workshop." Enda Walsh, who garnered a Tony for his previous adaptation of "Once," has adapted the absolutely charming Irish film of the same name.

For more Irish theater, do see Abbie Spallen's "Pump Girl" at Irish Rep. You may enjoy reading this recent interview with the playwright and the excellent New York Times' review of a previous production.

Did you miss the much acclaimed "Much Ado About Nothing" last summer in Central Park? A friend alerted me to PBS Great Performance's broadcast on November 22nd, Channel 13.

Finally, I always check out La Mama's eclectic mix of new work-- you may find it intriguing, too. This month, among several other offerings, try to see "Dark Star From Harlem: The Josephine Baker Myth Begins."

Enough from me-- go out and enjoy the beginning of this brisk, festive holiday season! Then, warm up in the theatre-- see you there!

Sincerely,


Carol

Speaking of Theatre Speaking of Theater is a monthly newsletter written by Carol Tambor. Her only objective is to connect New York audiences with excellent Off-Broadway productions, with no commercial interest in any of the shows she recommends.

Carol Tambor Carol Tambor is a portrait artist and long-time lover of theater. To see her paintings, please click here. She established the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation in 2004 and began publishing this newsletter in 2009.

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