Tag Archives: Andy Rogow

The Musical Rags at The Plaza Theatre Is In Need Of Alteration

It is wonderful to see creativity in approaching a work that isn’t usually staged; the bad news is, when it doesn’t come together, all of the inventiveness is lost. Such is the case with The Plaza Theatre’s mounting of Rags.

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Rewritten And Rewritten, Schwartz/Strouse Musical Rags Gets One More At Plaza Theatre

Few Broadway shows can equal the track record of 1986’s Rags: closed after four performances, rewritten, remounted, rewritten again. There are at least 10 scripts. But something about the drama about immigrants on the Lower East Side keeps artists and audiences coming back. And now, Rags has been overhauled for a run at The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan.

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Island City’s Secrets Of The Trade Examines Adulation

As the season heats up, we enter a period with many openings in the same week. That means reviews will only be in the top four positions for four or five days. To see earlier reviews, check out the red …

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Beachy Keen: Fine Performances Highlight Brighton Beach Memoirs At Plaza Theatre

It’s hard to do Neil Simon well. The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan does not fall into that trap. They do Neil Simon very, very well. Earlier this year the Plaza produced a fine Chapter Two, and now they’ve raised the Simon bar with their current show, Brighton Beach Memoirs.

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Shorts Gone Wild Isn’t Particularly Wild, But It Is Consistently Funny

Shorts Gone Wild is pretty tame stuff for South Florida, but this outing of light comedies with a live-and-let-live LGBT message is more consistently entertaining than some of City Theatre’s earlier forays into an alternative adults-only version of its venerable Summer Shorts program.

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Plaza’s WaistWatchers Ready Made For Ladies Who Lunch

There’s certainly an appetite for WaistWatchers: The Musical — a show for the ladies who lunch as a girl’s day (or night) out, which would account for one-quarter of Sunday’s audience being made up of women’s groups at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan. (The Grove Women’s Club and Lexington Ladies were in the house at this particular Sunday matinee.)

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Pig Tale Has Laughs, But Doesn’t Bring Home The Bacon

For a comedy about the magical transformation of man into a pig and how that opens up his lover’s ability to commit to true love, there’s plenty of laughs but not a lot of magic in Pig Tale, An Urban Faerie Story, now being presented by Island City Stage and Empire Stage

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Island City Stage ‘s 20th Century Way Is Dizzying Swirl Of Ideas

Island City Stage’s The Twentieth Century Way is an intellectual theater game worthy of Pirandello or Stoppard in which facets swirl at such a dizzying speed that individual ideas become too blurry to discern.All you can do is admire the chameleonic agility of the actors, the dexterity of the playwright and watch a particle of light careen around the mirrored facets inside a gem, unable to track what is happening more than fleeting seconds.

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Rising Action Falls; Island City Stage Planned To Take Its Place

Rising Action Theatre, one of South Florida’s few theaters devoted primarily to gay-themed plays, is closing mid-season; but some staffers plan to replace it next fall with a new company, Island City Stage, said Andy Rogow, artistic director for both ventures.

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See Rising Action Theatre’s “Leopold & Loeb” For The Thrill Of It

Thrill Me isn’t an easy undertaking, but the verdict is more than clear; Rising Action Theater’s production is must-see thrilling.

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