Speaking of theatre...

April 2016

What's Next for Spring?

The annual Brits off Broadway Festival program at 59 e 59 looks delicious, and kicks off this month. Look and book early, especially since the two by Alan Ayckbourn will surely be hot tickets.

More Brits, these at St. Ann's. Don't miss the Young Vic production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." Even if you've seen this perennial warhorse before, friends and reviewers have all raved about Gillian Anderson's mesmerizing performance, and staggered from the theatre, dazed. This is surely for me!

Closer to home, do see "Kentucky" at EST. It's co-produced by Page 73, another fine company devoted to new writing.

I'll also be seeing "Exit Strategy" at Primary Stages. It's been described as "thrilling" in this review from its Chicago run -- so I'm running!

I might have missed "Familiar" at Playwrights Horizons, but fortunately it has extended. It's by Danai Gurira, whose "Eclipsed" is now on Broadway. Here's the terrific NY Times review of "Familiar."

Red Bull Theatre is bringing back the classic, "The School for Scandal," for a brief one month run. Since 1777, when Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play was first presented, it has been hailed as a comic masterpiece -- what a delight that it is here in New York.

Do take a look at "Revolt, She Said" at Soho Rep by Alice Birch. I was taken by the subject that a well behaved woman rarely makes history -- as described in this review when it surfaced at the UK's Latitude Festival.

I'm also looking forward to "I Will Look Forward to This Later" at New Ohio . Watch this short videoto get a flavor of this very imaginative, brand new work by Kate Benson and Emily Louise Perkins.

I hope I'm not too late to tell you to book tickets to "The Anarchist" by David Mamet, which will be at Sheen Center for a very few performances. This play which takes place in a women's prison sounds far more philosophical than "Key Change," which has just announced a UK tour for the fall (I'm such a proud presenter!) It's also a rare opportunity to see Rebecca Pidgeon onstage.

Enjoy the Spring -- if I've left any time for you to venture outdoors. See you in the theatre!



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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