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Theatre Review: “The Glass Menagerie”

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Another great Glass Menagerie! I was a big fan of the 2010 Off-Broadway revival, and the new Broadway revival is different but equally good in its own way. Some reviewers took the 2010 production to task for being too radical, but this much-admired new production is, if anything, more radical, incorporating dance-like post-modern gestures, from director John Tiffany and movement director Steven Hoggett, throughout.

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Theatre Review: “Romeo & Juliet”

Romeo & Juliet

There’s some really good acting going on in this Shakespeare revival, but director David Leveaux’s big directorial conceit – the Montagues (Romeo’s family) are white, and the Capulets (Juliet’s family) are black – reveals precious little, and definitely nothing new, about this classic tale.

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de Blasio skips NYC Mayor’s debate

Bill de Blasio chooses not to participate in NYC Mayor's Debate

New York’s 24-hour news station hosted a debate for the candidates running for NYC Mayor this week, but one candidate was noticeably absent.

According to the NY-1 website,  Bill de Blasio declined an invitation to participate in their televised debate for the general election while his two opponents in the Mayor’s race took advantage of the opportunity.

It didn’t stop Republican nominee Joe Lhota and Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion from taking a few blows at the Democratic front-runner:

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How Letitia James became NYC Public Advocate-elect

How Letitia James became Public Advocate-elect

Letitia James will be the next Public Advocate in New York City, but some are confused how she won the office before November’s General Election.  Its simple, she has no Republican opponent in November’s primary.  By beating Daniel Squadron in a run-off election on October 1st, James essentially became the Public Advocate-elect.

According to the Associated Press:

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Cabaret Review: Clint Holmes

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Over the last few years, Clint Holmes has established himself as a cabaret artist of great sensitivity and intelligence in his annual residencies at the Cafe Carlyle. Holmes has been a Las Vegas performer for some time, but exhibits none of the negative qualities you associate with Vegas. He only has the good Vegas stuff: He is nothing if not sincere and authentic, and possesses a magnetic stage presence and a practiced but subtle showmanship that underlines what’s important in the show without overselling it.

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