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Aaron Lazar Talks Building the Barricade as Enjolras in “Les Miserables”

It’s eleven thirty at night and Aaron Lazar is hungry. After one performance of Les Miserables at the Broadhurst Theatre, he been a prison inmate, a sea captain, a judge, and the leader of a student rebellion. He has been … Continue reading

Esoterica – An Interview with Eric Walton

A Hugo Boss velvet blazer and a toy Mr. Potato Head may be an incomprehensible combination to some, but Eric Walton is able to pull it off. The writer and star of Esoterica, a show featuring magic, philosophy and inexplicable … Continue reading

West Bank, UK

West Bank, UK They’re an odd couple indeed. But sadly, this one doesn’t have the spark of Oscar and Felix, nor the comedy of the George W. and Al Gore spoof of the Odd Couple on Saturday Night Live. This … Continue reading

The Treatment

The Treatement Review By: Carey Purcell href=””> A nasty wake-up call is playing at the Culture Project in the form of Eve Ensler’s latest play. Starring Dylan McDermott and Portia, The Treatment is an expose of the illegal and unethical … Continue reading


Click Here for an Exclusive Interview with Machiavelli Playwright Richard Vetere! Machiavelli Can there be politics without drama? Can there be drama without sex? Can there be sex without power? Apparently not. These questions and the topics they address are … Continue reading

The Trial

The Trial Should theater be painful to watch? Many of us seek escape in entertainment, thus the success of television shows like Project Runway and theatrical productions like Spamalot. But what about theater that is politically active and aware? Should … Continue reading

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis When Kafka’s story “The Metamorphosis” was published back in 1915, the author requested that an image of the main character not be printed on the cover of the book. He believed that doing so would spoil the story … Continue reading

Bush Wars

Bush Wars Review By: Carey Purcell A guilty pleasure for any theater-going liberal in New York (which, of course, are few and far between), the current performance at the Actor’s Playhouse provides a delicious and delightful roast of President … Continue reading

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living In Paris

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris I felt like I had four new best friends when I left the Zipper Theatre on Friday, after seeing the superbly talented, astonishingly intimate performances of Jacques Brel is Alive … Continue reading


Esoterica Remember magic tricks? People pulling nickels out of your ear, people reading your mind and even victims of the audience being sawed in half? Remember the awe and excitement of being in the audience of one of those shows? … Continue reading