del Rosso Review: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Holidays got you down? Prefer humbug to good cheer? Commercials and annual, inescapable in-store music causing indigestion? There’s a cure for that. Get down to The Soho Playhouse, where Blanket Fort Entertainment’s “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” is tearing up the stage. Written and performed by Burt Grinstead and Anna …

del Rosso Review: Two by Friel

The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of “Two by Friel,” a bill comprising two seemingly unrelated one-act plays by the great Irish playwright, Brian Friel, “Lovers: Winners,” and “The Yalta Game,” is a holiday gift come early.  Beautifully directed by Conor Bagley on the W.Scott McLucas Studio Stage, “Two by Friel” …

Folliet: Even Against the Odds

  Everything today is everywhere precarious & the future bodes ill as we struggle on against all the odds to make it better following Camus’s  l’homme revolté  Sisyphean primal cry: “Art & revolt will die only with the last man.” Duty bound we stand our revolting fate.     Mary …

del Rosso Review: The Naturalists

“The Naturalists,” a play by Jaki McCarrick and presented by The Pond Theatre Company is having its world premier at Walkerspace  in downtown Manhattan. It is directed by Colleen Clinton & Lily Dorment, both co-founders of the nascent Pond Theatre Company, to whom credit must be paid. With too few …

del Rosso Review: Tell Me How I Did

Tell Me How I Did  There was a time in Manhattan circa 1970 when actors performed “in the many places actors do plays in New York: churches, coffeehouses, bars, basement lofts, little theaters upstairs, little theaters downstairs, ELT (Equity Theatre Library), off-Broadway, on Broadway, everywhere,” said Michael Shurtleff,  the late, …

del Rosso Review: Quietly

The newly and beautifully-renovated Irish Repertory Theatre in association with The Public Theater in New York City have brought in a doozy of a production from The Abbey Theatre in Ireland: “Quietly” by Owen McCafferty. About “The Troubles” and their aftermath but set in present-day Belfast, “Quietly” offers a day …

del Rosso Review: Good

The always-challenging, provocative PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) is celebrating their 30th anniversary season by bringing back two plays in repertory: “No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming,” by British playwright Howard Barker, and “Good” by Glasgow-born playwright C.P. Taylor. “Good,” written in 1981, contains lines that would not sound out …

Body: Anatomies of Being

New Ohio Theatre and Blessed Unrest ensemble are currently presenting “Body: Anatomies of Being” downtown in New York City’s  West Village until May 21st. It is an extraordinary, affecting theatrical experience about bodies: nine of them, to be exact. They are all different sizes, shapes, ethnicities, genders and ages. When …

del Rosso Review:

It is not often I see a flawless production of a brilliant play, one which transports me in time and space. One where I stop taking notes and just give in because I have no choice. “Indian Ink” by Tom Stoppard, finally getting its New York premier courtesy of the …

ONE contributor Elliott Murphy to be awarded Medaille Vermil by the City of Paris

Congratulations to Elliot Murphy: Mayor Bertrand Delanoë is bestowing the Médaille de Vermeil of the city of Paris to an accomplished musician and writer. Mon 1 Oct 18:00 Salon Hotel de Ville Excellence is still key. -MLB http://www.paristribune.info/agenda/1er-octobre-Elliott-Murphy-decore-de-la-Medaille-de-Vermeil-de-la-Ville-de-Paris_ae202480.html