February 12, 2007

Justin Bond shows you he can talk

Filed under: Clubs,Listings,Music,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 7:42 pm

If you like Kiki and Herb, you probably like them separately. Or so one might think. Justin Bond, one half of the dyspeptic duo, is doing his TALK/SHOW, where he, you know, talks to people on stage. Guests on 2/19 include Daniela Sea of ‘The L Word’, John Cameron Mitchell of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, and Debbie Harry of FREAKIN’ BLONDIE (if you didn’t know that you are not worthy). Not bad for $15. Joe’s Pub, see below for details.

January 25, 2007

Hunting season for only two more weeks

Filed under: Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 12:21 pm

The Death of Griffin Hunter
Kirk Wood Bromley’s play “The Death of Griffin Hunter” is now at the Brick in Brooklyn (Bricklyn? Never mind), but only for a little while. So go already!

ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS to catch The Death of Griffin Hunter!

Backstage calls The Death of Griffin Hunter: “Fascinating…ambitious political thriller…an edgy kaleidoscope of brutality, humor, eroticism, romance, and philosophizing.”

Time-Out NY calls The Death of Griffin Hunter: “absorbing and amusing…a gaudy political thriller [with] intricately sturdy plotting.”

January 23, 2007

Like, Whoah

Filed under: Celebrities,Listings — offoffbway @ 11:55 am

Point Break Live!
Point Break Live! continues the current trend of silliness in off-off Broadway theater, and we say…
Why not? Whatever works. The idea that a random audience member will get picked to play the Keanu Reeves part every night is pretty clever, too.

Point Break Live! (NYTheatre.com)
You, Too, Can Keanu (Broadway.com)

January 4, 2007

Kiki and Herb are back

Filed under: Clubs,Listings,Music,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 11:38 pm

Will Die for You

Joe’s Pub is presenting the dynamic duo of Kiki and Herb. This is a way more intimate way to catch ’em than when they were on Broadway, and maybe they’ll sing some Suicidal Tendencies, so go check ’em out.

Joe’s Pub NYC proudly announces the addition of the following show to our calendar:

Sundays January 7, January 14, January 21 + January 28


“Having reached the heights of Broadway this past summer, Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman bring their characters Kiki and Herb back downtown for a series of late-night shows at Joe’s Pub where people can drink, eat and quite possibly have Kiki walk across their table. Who knows? “”Dare to Suck and let the magic happen!””, Kiki always says…

11:30pm, $20


425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC; adjacent to The Public Theater


By Phone: 212-967-7555

On the Web: www.joespub.com

In Person: At The Public Theater Box Office from 1pm to 6pm and at Joe’s Pub from 6pm to 10pm (both located at 425 Lafayette St.)


Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.

December 8, 2006

Review: ‘The Scarlett O’Hara Complex’

Filed under: Last Chance,Listings,Reviews — offoffbway @ 11:55 am

The Scarlett O’Hara Complex
Review by Caroline M. Sun
Scarlett O'Hara Complex

The Scarlett O’Hara Complex is a southern-fried comedy about a group of close-knit, middle-aged women who suspect “murder” when one of them catches her husband in a compromising position. A cross between Nancy Drew and The Golden Girls, these chatty, catty amateur sleuths set about trying to discover and thwart the plot of their wounded friend. In the process, the looming shadow of gentility cast over southern women by the movie Gone with the Wind is juxtaposed against the real-life violence of southern belles like Blanche Taylor Moore and Lorena Bobbitt.

November 22, 2006

Out, out damn donut!

Filed under: Comedy,Links,Listings,out of town — offoffbway @ 8:10 pm

Mmmm... Shakespeare
Flavorpill LA has an item about – no joke – Machomer, a show by Rick Miller that “eimagines the Bard’s infamous tragedy amidst the hustle and bustle of modern-day Springfield, twisting and mangling the tale to delightful extremes.”
Rick’s other shows include Bigger Than Jesus, and ‘Machomer’ has been touring for 10 years. Must be doing something right. This is kind of in the same vein as Oblivious to Everyone, although this one is of course about fictional characters (Paris Hilton is sort of fictional as well, but, sadly, she exists and Homer Simpson does not, proving that there is no justice in this world). Gotta have a gimmick, and if it’s a good one, more power to ya.
Irvine Barclay Theatre in Cali, Fri 11.24 – Sun 11.26 if you’re out there and want to check it out. If you do, feel free to email us a review. You know us, if it’s even vaguely coherent, we’ll post it.

Machomer official site
Rick Miller official site
Flavorpill LA (listing)

Don’t be ‘Oblivious’ to this extension

Filed under: Extensions,Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 7:04 pm

Oblivious To Everyone
Photo by Robbie Renfrow
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: make a show about a dumb celebrity, then just sit back and count your money.
OK, it’s not quite that easy, and presumably Oblivious To Everyone is pretty good or it wouldn’t be extending. That said, if this were a one-woman show about, say, Florence Kling Harding (she was President Harding’s wife! Come on, you knew that!), odds are it wouldn’t have captured the public’s imagination in quite the same way.
We begrudge no one their success – and we say again, may it run ten years.
Press release follows. Enjoy.


November 15, 2006

Comedy and a funky song

Filed under: Comedy,Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 11:30 pm

There’s nothing we like better than a funny show with a kickin’ theme song. (Well, OK, we’d like an enormous pile of money more than that.) The Riant Theatre’s new show WHO’S GOT GAME? has both. Funny improv, cash prizes for the performers AND the audience, and a theme song that’s way better than anything this guy ever came up with. Actually, it’s much better than that. Give it a listen, and check out the show. Big opening night this Sunday at 6pm, show continues on Sundays through December 17th. Press release after the jump.

The Riant Theatre
Presents a Dynamic New Improv Show
At Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, Roy Arias Theatre, 5th Floor
Sundays at 6PM – Now through December 17th

November 13, 2006

Kathleen Turner at the Havel Festival

Filed under: Listings,News,Readings — offoffbway @ 2:49 pm

The Havel Festival rolls on. Apparently none other than Kathleen Turner herself did a reading, and Havel himself showed up to a performance of ‘The Memo’ (which we always thought was called The Memorandum, but perhaps not anymore). The fest rolls on, visit this site for a schedule.

October 26, 2006

You won’t have Constantine Maroulis to kick around any more!

Filed under: Broadway,Last Chance,Links,Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 4:07 pm

We’re kind of sad to see The Wedding Singer close (we’ve mentioned it before, y’know). While not exactly a great piece of theatrical art, it was fun and mindless entertainment with numerous 80’s references. Does this mean “Teen Wolf: The Musical” is now DOA? Gosh, we hope not. (We kid. At least, we’re hoping we kid.)
Details of the closing (it ends December 31) are below, along with the holiday schedule.
You can also read this this bizarre article in the Village Voice titled, This Is Constantine Maroulis. He Wishes You Knew That. –
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest
. Well all righty then.

The Wedding Singer