Past reviews, recommendations, and posts about New York City theater on Maxamoo.

An Octoroon

An Octoroon – Location, Tickets, Reviews

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Appropriate) adapted The Octoroon, a 1859 Abolitionist melodrama by Irishman Dion Boucicault, into a provocative, controversial, and (almost) entirely new play, An Octoroon at Soho Rep. In An Octoroon, George, the heir to his uncle’s plantation, tries to save the property (the land, materials, and slaves) from being sold to M’Closky,[…]

New York Theater Awards

Guide to NYC Theater Awards

It’s theater awards season! Here’s our guide to distinguishing the major* awards. *Are there other awards? Yes. Have a different opinion about which awards are the major theater awards? Let us know. We’re at @maxamoo. Who awards the award? The Tony Awards are jointly administered by The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway[…]

Sea Marks

Early Buzz: Sea Marks

The Irish Repertory Theatre mounts Gardner McKay’s award winning play Sea Marks as the last production of its 2013-2014 season. Ciarán O’Reilly directs this revival, which stars Tony Award nominee Xanethe Elbrick and Obie Award winner Patrick Fitzgerald. A simple fisherman, living on a remote island in Ireland, conducts a romantic[…]

The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill, Vol. 2

The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Vol. 2 – Location, Tickets, Reviews

The New York Neo-Futurists are reprising the innovative concept behind their Drama Desk Award nominated production The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Volume 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays, and bringing Volume 2 to the stage. Volume 2 was also recently nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award (winners will be announced[…]

Double Crossed. The Feminism

Early Buzz: Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo/The Feminism of a Soft Merlot (or How the Donkey Got Punched)

Two independent theater companies – Funny…Sheesh Productions and Ivy Theatre Company — are joining forces to present two productions, one by each, set to run in repertory at Tada Theater, starting May 24, 2014. Funny…Sheesh’s Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo reimagines the film noir crime dramas of the 1940s and 1950s[…]


Cabaret – Location, Tickets, Reviews

Roundabout Theater Company revives the Tony Award winning 1998 revival of the musical Cabaret. Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall return to the director’s and choreographer’s seats (respectively), and Alan Cumming reprises his award winning performance as the Emcee. Oscar nominated actress Michelle Williams (film: Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine) plays cabaret singer[…]

hedwig and the angry inch

Hedwig And The Angry Inch – Location, Tickets, Reviews

The cult rock musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask returns to New York with a new production directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and starring four-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig. This is the first revival since its original run in 1998. Hedwig,[…]

Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra

Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra – Location, Tickets, Reviews

For the world premiere of his new play, Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra, Kirk Lynn, an artistic director with Austin-based Rude Mechs, returns to New York for a third time this season (earlier this year the Rude Mechs were at Lincoln Center with Stop Hitting Yourself and he penned the libretto to Bum[…]

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