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NRACT’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” is Nostalgic, Engaging, and Completely Endearing (1)

January 30, 2015 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

Ever since it first debuted on Broadway in 1993, Neil Simon’s comedy, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” has been transporting audiences back to simpler-but-still- troubled times, namely the 1950s. Set in New York City and, to be more specific, in the writer’s room of a weekly comedy series, this charming play, onstage now at NRACT […]

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VECTOR Explores Anger, Education, and Identity in “Habitus” on Jan. 8-10 and 15-17 at Manbites Dog (Comments Off)

Upon entering the lobby of Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, you can tell you’re in for an interesting evening. After checking in with the box office, you are presented with a clipboard and a ticket. You have assignments to complete while you wait; rows of chairs face a giant projection wall, on which video splices […]

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“Labor Day” is all Schmaltz (Comments Off)

What happened to Jason Reitman? Where has the cool, hip son of Ivan Reitman who made sly, hilarious films run off to? Going by his latest, “Labor Day,” my first guess would be up his you-know-what. Frank (Josh Brolin) is an escaped killer who comes across young Henry and his mom Adele (Kate Winslet) in […]

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On Aug. 9th, the Pat Metheny Unity Group Rocked The Carolina Theatre Like No Other Jazz Group (Comments Off)

  The Pat Metheny Unity Group, which played The Carolina Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 9th, includes (from left) Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi, and Pat Metheny Only a genius would have the guts to open a set with the 42-string Pikasso guitar. That genius is Pat Metheny. And he blew away everyone […]

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Alice Childress’ “Trouble in Mind” Asks, What Happens When a Dream Deferred Finally Comes True, But with Unacceptable Conditions? (0)

What happens when a dream deferred finally comes true, but with unacceptable conditions? That is the moral dilemma faced by well-regarded middle-aged African-American singer and aspiring actress Wiletta Mayer, played by Kathryn Hunter-Williams in the current PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Alice Childress’ timely backstage drama Trouble in Mind, written in 1955 but no less […]


“Trouble in Mind” Is a Hilarious Drama About Racial Tensions During Rehearsals for a Broadway Play (0)

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick off the 2015 portion of its 2014-15 mainstage season with Trouble in Mind, Charleston, SC-born African-American playwright Alice Childress’ hilarious 1955 backstage drama about racial tensions during rehearsals for a Broadway play, on Jan. 21-25, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, and Feb. 3-8 in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for […]


“Wicked” Announces Lottery for $25 Seats (Comments Off)

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 AT DPAC A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to DPAC with performances from January 7-25. Two and one- half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the DPAC box […]


Bootleg Whiskey, Wild Women, and Gershwin Give “Nice Work If You Can Get It” Its Kick (0)

Bootleg whiskey, the Roaring Twenties version of “Girls Gone Wild,” and a plethora toe-tapping Gershwin tunes give Work Light Productions’ current National Tour of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning musical comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It, its kick. This invigorating romp, set in Prohibition era New York City in 1927 and jointly presented in […]

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