Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY at Route 66 Theatre Company

Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY at Route 66 Theatre Company

A hospital room is a ubiquitous yet evocative thing. Stiff linen corners, tiny paper cups, polyester-clad furniture – all in chemical pastels so sterile that even the filth of grief and the sloppiness of celebration remain unabsorbed.

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Review: THE TRAGEDY OF HE-MANLET at New Millennium Theater Company

Review: THE TRAGEDY OF HE-MANLET at New Millennium Theater Company

New Millennium Theatre Company’s current production, THE TRAGEDY OF HE-MANLET, is the essence of storefront theatre

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Review: THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre Company

Review: THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre Company

“You’re allowing complicated people, over-complicated people, to measure themselves against something unchanging”

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Review: THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Red Theater Chicago

Review: THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Red Theater Chicago

Do you remember Hulk Hogan? Not the recent version who battled online media websites about leaked sex tapes, but the 80’s icon who battled bad guys like the Iron Sheik?

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Review: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theater

Review: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theater

Eli Tokash and cast. Photo by Michael Brosilow. By Rachel Weinberg TREVOR, the soul-stirring and exceptionally executed new musical at Writers Theatre, managed to simultaneously break my heart and make me grin uncontrollably over the course of its two-hour run time. With book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by...

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Review: HAIR at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: HAIR at Mercury Theater Chicago

Brenda Didier’s production hits the bullseye, with musical arrangement by Eugene Dizon that takes advantage of the superhuman voices of the ensemble to create a blend of intimate vibrating harmonies and face-melting belts.

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Review: THE FOOD SHOW at The Neo-Futurists

Review: THE FOOD SHOW at The Neo-Futurists

THE FOOD SHOW is exactly how I think it would feel: people who know your rhythms, respect your boundaries, and love you just how you are.

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Review: THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Brown Paper Box Co.

Review: THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Brown Paper Box Co.

There’s a conversation in many theatrical circles at the moment about what type of work should be produced: serious activism to change the world or lighthearted humor to help audiences forget their troubles.

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Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

It’s worth the train or car ride to Arlington Heights to visit Metropolis and visit Neverland.

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Review: FIGHT CITY at Factory Theatre

Review: FIGHT CITY at Factory Theatre

While built on good intentions, this show is in such poor taste. It doesn’t know its ideological grounding.

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