Off Broadway (and sometimes Broadway) Reviews and Information.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A New Seagull Lands at the Culture Project in October


Thomas Kilroy's version of The Seagull is a dazzling reappraisal of Chekhov's first great comedy, a story of a distinguished actress and her passionate, lonely son. In the decline of Anglo-Irish estates and the emergence of the Land League, Kilroy unearths fascinating parallels to the shifts in Russian society that inform Chekhov's original. This acclaimed adaptation illuminates the play's universal themes while revealing new social and political angles. Called "the leading catalyst of British theatre's new writing and new talent since the mid-1970s," Max Stafford-Clark commissioned and directed the original production of The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in 1981.
Playing from Oct 3 - Nov 3

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

JUSTIN MATTHEW SARGENT Joins Spiderman on Broadway

Justin Matthew Sargent
Broadway World Photo
Broadway rocker Justin Matthew Sargent, best known for his star turn as “Drew” in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, will join the company of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark as the Peter Parker / Spider-Man Alternate.  Sargent will play select performances at the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street)with a varied week to week performance schedule.

“Very few shows on Broadway require their leads to have a powerful rock voice. Justin proved his remarkable talent, not to mention work ethic, in Rock of Ages, and we know he's a perfect fit for SPIDER-MAN,” said producer Michael Cohl.

Justin Matthew Sargent comes to SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark directly from the Broadway company of Rock of Ages, where he played Drew Boley, the lowly bartender turned rock star.