Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon
Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters

Reviewed by Eleanor J. Bader

BOTTOM LINE: A highly nuanced look at the ways caring for a severely disabled family member impacts one working-class household.

When the curtain opens in Scott Aiello’s emotionally resonant Bernie and Mikey’s Trip to the Moon, Bernie is sitting in a backyard sandbox moving granules from one cup to another. It’s immediately evident that she has a severe intellectual disability. Her parents, stay-at-home caretaker Gladys and bar owner Mike, are now robustly middle-aged, but they know they should be planning for Bernie’s future—and their own...

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Mike Birbiglia's The New One
(Broadway, Cort Theatre)
Review by Shani R. Friedman

BOTTOM LINE: Mike Birbiglia gives a master class in how to craft a story, taking his solo show to Broadway for a limited run.

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Independent Study
(Off Off Broadway, The Tank)
Review by Charlotte Arnoux

BOTTOM LINE: A bright-eyed, culturally persecuted undergrad seeks council from her college professor in this story of “us” versus “them.”

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Inner Voices
(Off Broadway, Premieres at TBG Mainstage Theatre)
Review by Dan Rubins

BOTTOM LINE: An evening of new one-act, one-actor musical works hits a home run with Window Treatment, a delicious piece about a woman lovingly stalking her neighbor.

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The Little Prince
(Off Off Broadway, EPIC Players at the Flea)
Review by Dan Rubins

BOTTOM LINE: A joyful adaptation of The Little Prince from EPIC, a neuro-inclusive theater company in residence at the Flea Theater.

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(Off Broadway, The Transport Group)
Review by Dan Rubins

BOTTOM LINE: Intriguing but underwhelming (and overlong), Renascence musicalizes the early life and works of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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King Kong
(Broadway, Broadway Theatre)
Review by Ed Malin

BOTTOM LINE: King Kong is both an engrossing story about authentic relationships and a Broadway spectacle with impressive special effects.

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Featured Artist

Theasy is again covering the 2018 Fringe Festival

The NY International Fringe Festival runs October 1 - 31, 2018.
FringeNYC runs October 12 -28.

We will be reviewing many of the shows in the festival.