Courier Life’s


December, 2012

Fort Greene

War horse! Spacey’s reign of terror comes to BAM

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at BAM on Jan. 10 to play Richard III in the institution’s most highly-anticipated play in years. Comment.

November, 2011


Cillian Murphy makes American stage debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse

St. Ann’s Warehouse solidifies its place as the American home of Irish playwright Enda Walsh with the searing writer’s latest descent into madness, the one-man tour de force, “Misterman.” Comment.

This little ‘Light’ of theirs — they’re gonna let it shine

A new musical about hope and dreams — bring the family. Comment.

A budget ‘Babes’ at the Brick

A new rendition of the Christmas classic, “Babes in Toyland,” is a recession spectacular! Comment.

October, 2011


The ‘Center’ of it all! Chinese acrobats, Russian dancers, flamenco dancers and more

They say variety is the spice of life — certainly, it’s the spice of the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, which is back in action with a delicious new season chock-full of dance performances, theater productions and musical concerts that cater to the many diverse cultural groups that call the borough home. Comment.

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Fright ‘Night’! New theater company’s first show is a blood-filled slasher

Better get your poncho in the lobby, this one could get messy. Comment.

September, 2011


Plato smash! ‘Action Philosophers’ to hit the stage next week

It’ll be the most entertaining Philosophy 101 class you’ve ever sat through. Comment.

So who are the ‘Action Philosphers’?

Here’s a quick and lobrow run down of all the egg heads in The Brick play. Comment.

Played out! After failed theatrical career, Slope writer calls it quits

Ed Schmidt is giving it all up — his books and his playwriting career — in one mega-tragicomic show. Comment.
Park Slope

At Gallery Players, this ‘Dog’ has teeth!

Love is overrated — and often gets in the way — in Douglas Carter Beane’s “The Little Dog Laughed,” which wraps up its first New York revival at the Gallery Players this weekend. Comment.
Columbia St Waterfront

Pack rat puppets on stage at Clockworks!

And you thought the Collyer Brothers were just some mentally ill hoarders. Now, they’re also great theater. Comment.
Fort Greene

A delicious night of theater at the Irondale Center

“Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant” is not your grandparents’ dinner theater. Comment.

August, 2011


Up on the roof! New troupe does Shakespeare under the stars

A new theater company devoted to performing Shakespeare’s classics in unexpected places is starting off on the right foot — with a production of “The Tempest” on a Greenpoint rooftop. Comment.

July, 2011

Prospect Heights

‘Antigone’ is one serious play

And it’s coming to Mount Prospect Park on Sunday. Comment.
Windsor Terrace

Bard goes Brooklyn! Troupe sets ‘Merry Wives’ in Windsor … Terrace!

Brave New World Repertory’s new production adds more than just some much-needed “dese” and “dems” to the Bard’s classic comedy. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

You gotta have faith

“Romeo and Juliet” gets a religious twist in this Brooklyn Heights show. Comment.
Park Slope

This show is on the run

“Endure” takes you through Prospect Park, trailing a marathoner. Don’t worry, it only covers three miles. Comment.

The play’s the play as gaming and theater are merged at this festival

This year’s Game Play Festival, which features theatrical works that draw inspiration from the world of video gaming, offers as many different types of shows as there are consoles. Comment.

This opera about lust makes the Gowanus sexier than ever

It’s called “La Calista,” and it’s pretty hot. Comment.

June, 2011


Cheap trick! Piper Theatre does Moliere’s ‘The Miser’

And the 17th-century playwright’s still got it (with some new 21st-century references). Comment.
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