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Theatre Is Easy: “13”

BOTTOM LINE: I would’ve really liked this musical when I was 13. 13 is one of this season’s new, big-budget Broadway musicals....

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Theatre Is Easy: “A Tale of Two Cities”

BOTTOM LINE: It’s not the best of musicals, it’s not the worst of musicals. I don’t want to compare A Tale of Two Cities...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Rent” Closes This Sunday

Rent, the most uplifting/most depressing musical of the ’90s, will close this Sunday, September 7, after more than 5,100 performances...

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Theatre Is Easy: FringeNYC 2008 Update

We’re one week in to the New York International Fringe Festival with one more week to go. With 202 plays and musicals of all...

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Theatre Is Easy: FringeNYC 2008

New shows! Cheap tickets! Genres and subjects galore! The New York International Fringe Festival might just be the best entertainment...

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Theatre Is Easy: “[title of show]”

BOTTOM LINE: Rarely do I see a show that makes me so delightfully happy I want to share it with everyone. title of show is incredibly...

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Theatre Is Easy: Best Bets, July 2008

It’s summertime in New York City and that means two things: more motivation to get off your butt and do stuff, and more house guests...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Stitching”

BOTTOM LINE: Tragedy befalls a young couple and they’re left to pick up the pieces. The story is told in nonlinear vignettes, so the...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Top Girls”

BOTTOM LINE: It’s wordy and long and the subject matter seems less than current, but the production is great, the direction is...

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Theatre Is Easy Presents the 2008 WIN A TONY Guessing Contest!

Attention, theatre buffs: the 2008 Tony Awards are Sunday, June 15, and that means it’s time to place your bets! Theatre Is Easy...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Gypsy”

The newest revival of Gypsy, starring queen diva Patti LuPone, opened in March to obnoxiously good reviews. How good, you ask? The Wall...

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Theatre Is Easy: Holmes Does Broadway

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, but some It girls should stick to acting in front of a camera. That’s not exactly how the song...

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Theatre Is Easy: The 2008 Tony Nominations

On Tuesday the American Theatre Wing announced the 2008 Tony Awards nominees. The Tonys are the highest honors given to Broadway...

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Theatre Is Easy: “The Four of Us”

BOTTOM LINE: A solid play about straight guys that both genders should find relatable and entertaining. See it now — it closes Sunday,...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Cry-Baby”

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Cry-Baby Opinions aren’t fact, but everybody has ’em, especially your trusty theatre reviewers at Theatre...

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Theatre Is Easy: “From Up Here”

BOTTOM LINE: An interesting story with realistic characters in compelling relationships. It’s also laugh-out-loud funny and socially...

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Theatre Is Easy: The “Jersey Boys” Phenomenon

The other day I saw Jersey Boys, a Broadway musical unlike any other I’ve seen before. It’s not that the show itself was that...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Almost an Evening”

BOTTOM LINE: One Coen brother behind the curtain is a lot like two Coen brothers behind the camera. Glorious! Almost an Evening is written...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Crimes of the Heart”

BOTTOM LINE: It’s a chick flick on stage, so dudes might not be interested. A good choice for a girls’ night out. Crimes of the...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Adding Machine”

BOTTOM LINE: A beautiful and well-conceived macabre musical — nontraditional, for sure, but imaginative and quirky. For those who...

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Theatre Is Easy: Best Bets, March 2008

The spring theatre season is officially under way! We now present our top picks for all of your March New York theatre needs (click on a...

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Theatre Is Easy: “In the Heights”

BOTTOM LINE: In the Heights is the first musical I’ve seen in a long time that has something for everyone. It’s original and...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Passing Strange”

BOTTOM LINE: An avant-garde new musical for artists, by artists. It’s quite inventive and touching, but maybe too “out...

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Theatre Is Easy: Eddie Izzard

BOTTOM LINE: British humor — I mean, humour — at its finest. Okay, you caught me — Eddie Izzard is a comedian and...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Sunday in the Park With George”

BOTTOM LINE: Not Sondheim’s best work, but a really beautiful revival of a really beautiful musical based on the life of French...

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Theatre Is Easy: Best Bets, February 2008

Welcome to Best Bets, your ultimate theatre resource from Popdose and theatreiseasy.com. Let us save you time and provide you with...

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Theatre Is Easy: “Next to Normal”

BOTTOM LINE: An uninspired story with mediocre music; a few decent moments and a talented cast keep it from being a total bust; only...

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Theatre Is Easy: “The 39 Steps”

BOTTOM LINE: Worth seeing because the production is so imaginative and unique, and also because the cast is incredible. It’s a fun...

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Theatre Is Easy: “August: Osage County”

BOTTOM LINE: It’s as good as the hype: the story and characters are totally compelling. Highly recommended for anyone who likes smart...