Maxamoo Theater & Performance Podcast - a roundtable podcast about theater and performance in New York City

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[…]

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[…]
spring preview2

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[…]
Red Speedo Figaro 90210 IronBound Untamed Boy

March Preview: Many Plays, A Little Opera, & A New Black Fest Doubleheader

A preview of what we’re looking forward to most at the theater in New York City in March:Boy by Anna Ziegler, Keen Company/ Ensemble Studio Theatre (video excerpt)Red Speedo by Lucas Hnath, New York Theatre WorkshopUn-Tamed: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE, The New Black Fest/National Black TheaterThe New Black Fest at The Lark 2016 (interview[…]
Maxamoo Folio Group

Getting to Know Maxamoo, Getting to Know All About Maxamoo’s Theater & Performance Podcast

The Maxamoo Theater & Performance Podcast is the premier podcast covering the diverse world of theater and performance beyond Broadway. Weekly an alternating cast of contributors host interviews and roundtable discussions on the latest Off Broadway, indie theater, comedy, performance art, and multi-disciplinary theater in New York City.New episodes are[…]

What we saw this week

We report on five recent theater productions beyond Broadway in New York City: The Grand Paradise, Sojourners, Utility, Washer/Dryer, and Tarzana. Subscribe to Maxamoo’s Theater and Performance Podcast for free on iTunes or Stitcher.Comments? Feedback? Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Maxamoo Storytelling

Storytelling Shows

A look at storytelling shows in New York City, including monthly groups shows ASS: Antagonist Storytelling Show, How I Learned, VHS Presents, and The Liar Show, as well solo shows Salt in the Pepper Shaker, Homecoming King, and Motherstruck.Other things mentioned in this episode:The How I Learned PodcastThe RISK PodcastHasan[…]
February Theater New York City

February Preview: Rom-Coms, Family Dramas, and Immersive Beach Bacchanals

A preview of what we’re looking forward to at the theater in New York City this month: Straight, Washer/Dryer from Ma-Yi Theater Company, The Grand Paradise from Third Rail Projects, Broadway and the Bard, The Body of An American from Primary Stages, Familiar at Playwrights Horizons, The Robber Bridegroom at Roundabout Theatre Company, Tarzana from[…]
Skeleton Crew Sanctuary Exponential Festival

Skeleton Crew, Sanctuary, Exponential Festival & Commedia dell’Artichoke

We dive deep into Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew (2:00) at Atlantic Theater, examining its characters and politics in detail. It’s one of the more raucous conversations we’ve ever had the podcast, a sure sign of quality theater. We also discuss Sanctuary (31:30), LongYarn (40:50) and Toilet Fire (48:35) at The Exponential Festival, and Commedia dell’Artichoke (52:50). Coming[…]
Lauren Worsham

Lauren Worsham, Interview

Lauren Worsham magnificently straddles the worlds of opera, theater, and rock n’ roll. We discuss the challenging role she just wrapped in Dog Days at PROTOTYPE Festival, her upcoming show with Sky-Pony at Ars Nova The Wildness: Sky-Pony’s Rock Fairy Tale, the unexpected consequences of her Tony nomination for A Gentleman’s[…]
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