Author Archives: Bill Hirschman

Zoetic’s Shimmering Sunday Explores Conflict Between Artists’ Calling And ‘Real Life’

A wave of sheer glory lifts the audience into a firmament of validation, redemption and pure beauty in the last ten minutes of Zoetic Stage’s production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George.

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‘Danny and Sylvia’ Surefire Crowd Pleaser At The Willow

Danny Kaye and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story at Willow Theatre, featuring Larry Buzzeo in a role he was born for, is filled to the brim with memories for audiences who will find familiarity in Kaye’s story – many of whom may have grown up alongside of his career trajectory, from Catskills comic to Hollywood movie and television star.

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Updated Saturday: Stephanie Ansin Stepping Down In June As Head Of Miami Theater Center

Stephanie Ansin, who championed stylized and intellectually challenging theater for children, is stepping down from the leadership of Miami Theater Center, the groundbreaking company she co-created 12 years ago.

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Familiar Names And Some New Ones In Carbonell Awards Nominations For 2016

Familiar theaters, artists and titles dominated the 2017 Carbonell Award nominations list released Wednesday, but the roster included some previously unheralded performers and lesser-known troupes.

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Full List of 2016 Carbonell Awards Nominations

The complete list of 2016 Carbonell nominations/finalists including a breakdown by county, theater and production.

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Lonely Souls Connect In The Charming But Inconsistent Travelogue See Rock City

Evening Star Productions’ regional premiere of the episodic musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, which has enthusiasm and heart to spare, suffers from inconsistencies across its seven-piece ensemble.

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The First Step: Diary Of A Sex Addict Is Hilarious, Insightful And *Really* Unflinching

The First Step (Diary of a Sex Addict), which makes the rounds of video porn parlors, urinals, gay baths and sessions of a self-help group, sounds like the premise for a Saturday Night Live skit. And Michael Leeds’ play at Island City Stage is, indeed, very funny. But woven into the outrageous humor is a compassionate in-depth examination of the emotional spiral wreaked by the tyranny of this specific disease/illness.

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Wick’s West Side Story Is Adequate But Not Transcendent

There is nothing especially wrong with The Wick Theatre’s riff on West Side Story, But if you’ve seen other productions, by comparison, the modestly entertaining result is competent but rarely reaches those emotional peaks that the work is proven capable of.

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A Gleeful Over-The-Top Spin To The Producers At The Maltz

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of The Producers is one of most joyously over-the-top energetic rendition ever mounted, spotlighting more physical comedy than you’ve seen in some time

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Dramaworkshop Exemplifies New Play Development With Faletto’s ‘Domestic Animals’

The 21st Century paradigm for developing new plays in on display this month at Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop “developmental” production of Jennifer Faletto’s Domestic Animals.

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