Speaking of theatre...

May 2014

May Musts!

Please don't miss these marvelous theatre treats:

First, run to The Irish Arts Center for the double bill, "Swing" and "Beowulf." Here's an extra incentive -- a link for deeply discounted seats, using the code FISHAMBLE241. These are both award winners from the terrific Dublin Fringe Festival and gorgeously acted -- only on until May 18th.

Another Irish gem is "Seamarks" at the Irish Rep, if long distance love stories are your thing. I do trust the Irish Rep's consistent high quality, so I'm looking forward to it.

Next, I'll be seeing "City of Conversation" at Lincoln Center -- forever fabulous Jan Maxwell stars in this Reagan era drama.

I rarely see Broadway shows, but if you like Billie Holiday as much as I do, you'll LOVE Audra McDonald in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" -- don't wait for her to win the Tony, and then tickets will be really scarce!

The wonderful Pearl Theatre Company is presenting a revival of "The Rivals," Sheridan's classic, romantic comedy of mistaken identity. I've missed it before, but "Heir Apparent" reminded me of the joys of antique farce. Don't miss the last few performances of this at Classic Stage.

Get tickets now, for they will be going fast at Atlantic Two for "The Village Bike." Read about playwright Penelope Skinner -- an Evening Standard Award winning, "Playwright of the Year." The play also features independent film star Greta Gerwig in her NY stage debut.

Since Ayad Akhtar won the Pulitzer for his first play "Disgraced," I predict tickets to his next, "The Who and The What,"will be gone soon after they go on sale. Put your name on LCT3's email list to get to see this at The Claire Tow Theater.

Finally -- don't wait to get tickets to "Our New Girl" at Atlantic Two. London friends couldn't praise it highly enough and here's a great review from The Guardian, if you don't believe them!

Ok, ok -- I wrote "finally" above... but this recommendation is really an aside! A few months ago, my tickets for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" were cancelled because the ceiling of London's century-old Apollo Theatre gave way. I'm delighted it will be on a movie screen right here in New York, thanks to National Theatre Live -- so if I don't see you at a legitimate theatre, maybe I'll see you at the movies!



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.

The Best of Edinburgh The Best of Edinburgh is an award given at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is the largest arts festival in the world. The winner of the Award receives a 4 week, all-expense paid run in New York.