She NYC Arts Festival

In the past two weeks, I have time-traveled, hopped from coast to coast, boosted my language-learning skills, laughed, cried, and everything in betwee...
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The Great Novel

There exists plenty of lore about writers who get haunted by literary greats to finish their works. (Tales of Alexander Hamilton haunting Lin-Manuel M...
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Julie Madly Deeply

In the program, 59E59 Theaters artistic director Val Day describes this show as “infectiously joyous.” I couldn’t think of a better phrase - except pe...
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Open

What is a magic show if it has no magic? At first, it’s a cute little skit meant to testify to the power of imagination. The Magician (Megan Hill) ...
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Brief Chronicle Books 6-8

To answer what’s probably your first question: no, you don’t need to see Books 1-5 first. They don’t exist. Ghosts, on the other hand, certainly do. ...
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Butterflies

Mid-show, a woman tenderly sings “Fly Me to the Moon” to her newborn child as a lullaby, rocking him gently in her arms and looking at him like nothin...
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Breaking the Shakespeare Code

Two players, both alike in stubborn pride, On fair Lafayette Street, where we lay our scene, Stir, through Shakespeare, emotions they in vain hide ...
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I Carry Your Heart

An organ is like a fruitcake. It can be “regifted.” (You know, organ donation.) Pardon my flippancy. In my defense, that analogy is Georgette Kelly...
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After

The small detail which earned After a fifth star is that playwright Michael McKeever consciously - and literally - employs Chekhov’s gun. (Chekhov’s g...