November 24, 2008

Review: MY FAVORITE ANIMAL

Filed under: Reviews — offoffbway @ 8:00 am

My Favorite AnimalReview of MY FAVORITE ANIMAL

A Play by Tom Sime

Directed by Phyllis Cicero

Review by Joshua Plant

Through November 30th
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Turn off your pagers and cell phones and enter Room 201 for a delightful romantic comedy by Tom Sime. My Favorite Animal is a flirtatious love story about Randi, a work-at-home gay man, that one day wished to be a beautiful young woman for a week to gain the attention from the straight men he so desired.
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November 11, 2008

Blogs About Theater

Filed under: Links — offoffbway @ 10:27 am

For those who need more to read, here is a handy list of theater blogs other than this one.
Ten Blogs About Theater: Good Sources of Info on Broadway and Beyond – Associated Content

October 17, 2008

offoffonline links

Filed under: Links — offoffbway @ 5:42 pm

offoffonline is a good site with a large collection of reviews. Their handy links page is a good place to start exploring indy theater online.
offoffonline links

July 11, 2008

Passing Strange passes

Filed under: Broadway — offoffbway @ 5:22 pm

Passing Strange

Passing Strange, the only Broadway musical that we know of that was composed by a single-named person (Stew), will close on July 20.

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July 10, 2008

Review: HANA ICHIMOMME

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Hana IchimommeReview of HANA ICHIMOMME

A Solo Play by Ken Miyamoto

Performed by Seiko Tano

Review by Stefan Matthew

Through July 13th

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In Bertolt Brecht’s Messingfkauf Dialogues the German translates as “Der Messingkauf” literally as “the purchase of brass.” This is not an homage to the abstract equivalence of that fine metal; rather, Brecht as “The Philosopher” is interested in raiding the theater for what is useful, like a brass-merchant who doesn’t care that the metal he melts down comes from some musician’s cherished instrument.

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July 6, 2008

Charlie Victor Romeo is back

Filed under: Special Performances — offoffbway @ 10:24 am

Never saw this when it was first in town, but by all accounts its one of those rare shows that falls into the category of “unmissable.” So you have another chance.

Go to weird.org for info.

June 26, 2008

Review: MONSTERFACE

Filed under: Reviews — offoffbway @ 10:30 am

Monsterface

Review of MONSTERFACE

A Play by Daniel Roberts

Review by Stefan Matthew

Through June 28th

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Daniel Roberts’s “Monsterface” at the Irish Arts Center should be applauded in its ambition. Its ambition and expanse, its tapestry of plot-lines, and subthemes renders it a quite courageous production and presents an interpretive crisis for the audience. A tragic byproduct of American Cold Warrior fall-out is that dialectics is not really taught in the schools. I’m not even talking about the Hegel-Marx-Engels-Lenin-Mao variety. Your run of the mill Heraclitus: “Can’t walk into the same stream twice” is absent from our “shared” American sensibility. That combined with an equally brutal onslaught of anti-intellectualism+ pressure of commerce renders ambition risky. Straight up dangerous, actually. This deficiency has everything to do with the danger and ambitious courage of this kind of production. Because we are so un-dialectical in our thought processes, its hard to juggle sometimes a theory of mediation to make sense of all the levels going on in a work of this scope. Roberts must know this—yet, he presents a New York audience with “Monster Face”. This in and of itself should be rewarded.

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June 18, 2008

David Hasselhoff sad there won’t be a Baywatch musical

Filed under: Broadway,Celebrities,News,Quotes,Silliness,Television,Video — offoffbway @ 10:52 pm

From NYMag.com:

“A while back I tried to buy the rights because I wanted to do Baywatch the musical. It would have been fantastic! But they’re idiots… they’re all idiots. Corporate people only think of dollars and cents.” David Hasselhoff on the future of Baywatch [AOL]

Riiiight Dave. Because a musical version of ‘Baywatch’ would have been, what, all about the art?

I want to rights to make a musical out of this.

C’mon Dave. Why not? Don’t you care about anything besides money?

June 17, 2008

High School Tony Awards

Filed under: Silliness,Video — offoffbway @ 11:49 pm

From The Onion, a new way to make fun of the Tonys. Hee hee.
High School Tony Awards Honor Nation’s Biggest Drama Club Nerds

June 3, 2008

Gawker on the death of theater

Filed under: Broadway,Silliness,Television — offoffbway @ 1:35 pm

Gawker has it wrong — theater has been dying a slow death for years. The Legally Bland reality show is not even one of the horsemen of the theatrical apocalypse.