Broadway, Lyceum Theatre

Reviewed by Lee Kinney

BOTTOM LINE: Dinner parties get bleak fast when race and religion mix with liquor and repression.

It sucks to be...everyone? As I leave the theater searching for a takeaway from Ayad Akhtar's dark Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced, now receiving its Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre, this seems to be it. Akhtar introduces us to four religiously and ethnically distant characters, who, by the climax of the play, are confined to the inestimable prison of a dinner party, and allows the tension to reach a boiling point. Amir Kapoor (Hari Dhillon), a South Asian-American who has aggressively disavowed...

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Not Afraid
(Off Off Broadway, UNDER St. Marks )
Review by Sarah Weber

BOTTOM LINE: A play that tackles everything from metal to movie night, but has it bitten off more than it can chew?

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Hereafter Musical
(Off Broadway, The Snapple Theater Center)
Review by Kelsey Balzli

BOTTOM LINE: Hereafter Musical offers a multidimensional view of the afterlife, tackling the topic of death with a refreshing score and talented ensemble.

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The Turn of the Screw
(Off Off Broadway, The Morris-Jumel Mansion, Everyday Inferno Theater Company)
Review by Dave Osmundsen

BOTTOM LINE: A sufficiently chilling, though not quite riveting, adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story, presented in the beautiful historic Morris-Jumel mansion.

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Excuse My Dust
(Off Off Broadway, SoHo Playhouse)
Review by Adrienne Urbanski

BOTTOM LINE: This series of vignettes taken from literary legend Dorothy Parker's writing offers comedic and dramatic moments performed with intensity by Jennifer Engstrom.

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On The Town
(Broadway, Lyric Theatre)
Review by Ben Coleman

BOTTOM LINE: Though On The Town brings some splendid choreography and performances, this revival does not dance its way into our our hearts.

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Powwow Highway
(Off Off Broadway, HERE, AMERINDA, Inc.)
Review by Alaina Feehan

BOTTOM LINE: While an honest effort with some fun moments, this play lacks a logical narrative.

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Featured Artist


Busy costume designer Travis Boatright has a lot going on these days. You can see her work in the upcoming musical Royal Fables, presented by Libra Theater Company at the Access Theatre starting October 30th. We learned about her background, her influences, her love of Disney princesses, and her (somewhat incongruous) tendency to work with blood and gore.

Read the Theasy interview with Travis here!