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Our Maxamoo contributors and friends are a witty, loquacious bunch. They say the darndest things! By popular demand, we’ve committed some of our favorite Maxamooisms on the joys and challenges of theater to products you can buy. We’ve got mugs, totes bags, and stickers proclaiming “My views are my own,” “We need[…]
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Caught, The Jamb, The Wolves, Mechanics of Love, Aubergine, Bears in Space

Seeing good shows produces good episodes and the shows we saw this week were great! David, Diep and Lindsay discuss the latest beyond Broadway in New York City theater. Caught by Christopher Chen produced by The Play Company at La MaMa (2:30)The Jamb by J. Stephen Brantley at Kraine Theater (26:52)The[…]
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Fringe NYC 2016 Reviews

Lindsay, Jose and Liz sampled the 200 offerings at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival and we enjoyed it! We discuss:  Iphigenia Among the Taurians adapted from Euripides (2:15)Johnny Darlin: In the Closet by Michael Doshier, Music by Johnny Darlin, Francis Steakknife, & Gandor Chorale, additional writing by The Queer South (7:05) (as[…]
Preview Fringe NYC 2016

Previewing Fringe NYC 2016

We discuss what we’re looking forward to at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Jose, Jack, Liz and Lindsay describe the weird, sincere, and wacky one-person shows, musicals, and dramas that caught our attention among the nearly 200 shows at this year’s festival. Fringe NYC runs August 12-28,[…]
Men on Boats

Men on Boats at Playwrights Horizons

We were compelled to discuss Men on Boats (written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Will Davis) at Playwrights Horizons because we loved it and because the audience’s bizarre reaction at the performance Liz attended demanded a response. This is a mini-episode appreciating the brilliant creators and performers behind Men on Boats. Spoiler alert:[…]
Comedy Performance NYC 2016

Comedy in NYC: The Cast, Muslim Funny Fest, Aspergers Are Us, Laughter in the Park, and The Bitch Seat

Lindsay, Liz, and our comedy specialist Elise check-in on the state of comedy performance in New York City. We saw improv (regular and immersive!), sketch, and standup. We also highlight a few recent comedy specials and comedy podcasts we’re excited to share with you.MEETUP NOTICE: We’re seeing Classical Theatre of[…]
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July Preview: Encores! Off-Center, Summer Shorts, Men on Boats, Oslo, Powerhouse Theater, New York Musical Festival, Macbeth & The Golden Bride

Jack, David, and Lindsay discuss what we’re looking forward to this month at the theater beyond Broadway. We highlight:Runaways, Off-Center Jamboree! and Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater at Encores! Off-Center (We also get to hear about Jack’s stage debut in a production of Runaways at age 11!)Summer Shorts 2016 at 59E59 TheatersMen[…]
War Shrew Hadestown

War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Shrew at Shakespeare in the Park, Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell & more

Diep, David, and Lindsay discuss and dissect the latest in NYC theater. But first, a big thank you for Liz Richards for creating these gorgeous and hilarious pieces of Maxamoo swag. Get your favorite Maxamooism at our store.We discuss: War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at LCT3 (2:28)The Taming of the Shrew by[…]
Mac Rogers

Mac Rogers, Playwright

Mac Rogers is a wizard at translating sci-fi, a genre most commonly associated with comic books and movies, to the stage. His plays include The Honeycomb Trilogy, Viral, and the forthcoming Universal Robots, produced by Gideon Productions at the Sheen Center, June 3rd through the 26th. Tickets are only $25! Mac[…]
June Preview

June Preview: Halley Feiffer, Mac Rogers, Sam Hunter, ANT Fest, and The Trans Theatre Festival

Lindsay, Jack, and Liz chat about what we’re excited to see this month at the theater in New York City:A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City by Halley Feiffer at MCC TheaterUniversal Roberts by Mac Rogers at The[…]
May NYC Theater Review

May NYC Theater Review: Kentucky, Dear Evan Hansen, Streetcar Named Desire, Daphne’s Dive, This Time & Port Cities

We had a very full house for today’s episode. Lindsay, David, Aurin, and Jose discuss the latest in theater beyond Broadway in New York City:Kentucky (1:15) by Leah Nanako Winkler at Ensemble Studio TheatreFresh Ink Reading Series at Primary StagesDear Evan Hansen (10:30) music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul at[…]
May Preview

May Preview: Quiara Alegría Hudes, Duke Riley, Anaïs Mitchell, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

What we’re excited to see at the theater (and in a few cases outside the theater) in New York City in May:Daphne’s Dive by Quiara Alegría Hudes at Signature TheaterThe Town Hall Affair by The Wooster Group at The Performing GarageFly By Night by Duke Riley at Brooklyn Navy Yard (Referenced on the[…]
Theater beyond Broadway

Beyond Broadway: Dominique Morisseau, Theater 167, Aaron Landsman, Tarell Alvin McCraney, The Public Theater

Lindsay, Liz, and first time contributor Jose Solís discuss the latest in theater beyond Broadway in New York City:Blood at the Root (1:09) by Dominique Morisseau at National Black TheatreYou Are Now the Owner of this Suitcase (11:40) from Theater 167Empathy School & Love Story (20:22) by Aaron Landsman at[…]
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Stupid Fu**ing Episode

Liz and David report back on their eclectic theater-going for the month of April, which included visits to:Playwrights Horizon for Anne Washburn’s Antlia PneumaticaThe Barrow Street Theatre for Lucy Prebble’s The EffectPrimary Stages for Ike Holter’s Exit StrategyThe PIT Loft for Moby Alpha from Charles ComedyThe Laurie Beechman Theatre for Erica[…]
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Broadway: A Spring Preview

Gird your musical theater loins for a busy spring.  The looming Tony eligibility deadline at the end of April means a ton of new shows are opening on Broadway.  Hosts Dave, Aileen, and Nicole select plays and musicals from the crowded field that they are looking forward to most.Blackbird (0:48)She Loves Me (7:37)Bright[…]
Mona Mansour

Mona Mansour, Playwright

An interview with playwright Mona Mansour. Mona’s play The Way West is at Labyrinth Theater Company in New York City from February 25 to April 3, 2016. Subscribe to Maxamoo’s Theater and Performance Podcast for free on iTunes or Stitcher.Comments? Feedback? Find us on Facebook and Twitter Maxamoo.
Theater New York City

Month in Review: Hold On To Me Darling, Familiar, Southern Comfort, I’ll Never Love Again, The Wildness

New contributor Diep Tran, an associate editor at American Theatre magazine, joins Lindsay and Nicole for discussion of the latest shows at New York’s leading venues beyond Broadway.Hold On To Me Darling by Kenneth Lonergan at Atlantic Theater CompanyFamiliar by Danai Gurira at Playwrights HorizonsSouthern Comfort, book and lyrics by Dan Collins[…]
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