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Preview of Upcoming Broadway Season

Spring 2024

 

Preview of Upcoming Broadway Season

Kyle Ramar Freeman, Avery Wilson, Nichelle Lewis, and Phillip Johnson Richardson in The Wiz. (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

 

Click here for the latest on what's opening on Broadway this Spring! Plays, musicals, revivals, new work. Everything from the return of The Wiz and Cabaret to new musicals The Notebook and Water for Elephants, new plays at Manhattan Theatre Club and 2nd Stage. Take a look and enjoy!





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What's Coming to Off-Broadway

Spring, 2024

 

Click here to see what's coming up Off-Broadway. Looks like some truly interesting, exciting theater. Some of these shows are already running; they all sound like Spring '24 will be a very interesting Off-Broadway season! See you at the theater!




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Editor’s Notes: Grappling with the virus, “social distancing” has become a buzzword of these strange times

ImageThe fashionable history of social distancing
By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
Visiting Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University


Editor’s Notes: Pandemic!!!
Greek Tales
Plagues follow bad leadership in ancient Greek tales

by Joel Christensen, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Brandeis University

Editor’s Notes: April 16: Social Injustice
North Carolina "bathroom" law inspires the entertainment community to protest.

Once again the arts have proved to be first responders to social injustice.

By Jeanne Lieberman on Apr. 29

Editor’s Notes: Immigration:
Broadway Sings while the world Debates

By Jeanne Lieberman on Nov. 23

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Chita Rivera, Broadway Legend, Dead at 91


By David Gordon, via Theatermania.com

Broadway legend Chita Rivera has died at the age of 91.

Rivera died peacefully on January 30 after a brief illness, according to daughter Lisa Mordente and publicist Merle Frimark.

Born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero in Washington, DC on January 23, 1933, Rivera trained as a ballerina from the age of nine, receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet. Her first major role, at the age of 19, was as a principal dancer in Call Me Madam. Her career was dotted with legendary original productions: Guys and Dolls and Can-Can, among them. Her performance as Anita in West Side Story made her a star, and she cemented her reputation as the original Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie and Velma in Chicago. She was a two-time Tony winner for The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman, as well as the recipient of a a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 2018.

 

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Among Rivera's other Broadway roles are Lilliane in Nine opposite Antonio Banderas; Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; herself in her biographical musical The Dancer's Life; and Claire Zachannassian in The Visit, which marked her final Broadway appearance in 2015. She earned 10 Tony nominations over the course of her career.

Rivera was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented by President Barack Obama, and Living Landmark status from the New York Landmarks Concervancy. She toured throughout the world as a cabaret performer, playing sold-out shows at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Cadogan Hall. Her career retrospective concertChita Rivera: A lot of Livin' to Do was presented on PBS's Great Performances, and her memoir, Chita, was published by HarperOne in April 2023.

In addition to Mordente, she is survived by siblings Julio, Armando, and Lola del Rivero, along with many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and older sister, Carmen.

 

Broadway - Musicals

Harmony

Merrily We Roll Along
Reviewed By Deirdre Donovan on January 8, 2024

Stephen Sondheim's 1981 musical about the importance of friendship returns triumphantly to Broadway after a 42-year absence.

Harmony

How to Dance in Ohio
Reviewed By Deirdre Donovan on December 21, 2023

A poignant new musical that features seven young autistic adults who also identify as autistic in real-life.

Harmony

Harmony
Reviewed By Marc Miller on November 20, 2023

The Barry Manilow/Bruce Sussman historical musical is flawed, but with some outstanding elements: The Manilow melodies, a disturbing timeliness, and Chip Zien.

Gutenberg! The Musical!

Review of Gutenberg! The Musical!
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on October 30, 2023

A thin show, but a crazy, engaging salute to musical theater and the inventor of the printing press.

Back-to-the-Future The Musical

Back To The Future: The Musical
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on August 18, 2023

Fun, fast-moving, high powered, delightful, with a killer cast and superb stagecraft.

Once Upon A One More Time

Once Upon A One More Time
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on July 04, 2023

The new musical, with a Brittany Spears score, tackles fairy tales with a feminist twist.

Camelot

Camelot
A review by Deirdre Donovan on May 11, 2023

Lerner and Loewe's problematical musical from 1960 gets an enchanting revival on Broadway, under the direction of Bartlett Sher, with a new book by Aaron Sorkin.

NewYork-NewYork

New York, New York
A review by Marc Miller on May 02, 2023

The storytelling could be much improved, but Susan Stroman's staging is vibrant, and there's an incalculable asset: It brings John Kander back.

Sweeney-Todd-DS

Sweeney Todd
A review by David Schultz on April 18, 2023

The bloody Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns in full glory.

Shucked

Shucked
A review by Julia Polinsky on April 18, 2023

Ready for some corny jokes, painful puns, singable songs, utterly silly fun? Shucked is your show.

Dancin

Bob Fosse's Dancin'
A review by Julia Polinsky on April 06, 2023

You may never see dancers this good, all in one place, at one time, doing such stunning dancing, again.

Parade

Parade
A review by David Schultz and Julia Polinsky on March 31, 2023

A beautifully done revival of a show that'll tear your heart out.

A-Beautiful-Noise

A Beautiful Noise
A Review by Julia Polinsky on February 08, 2023

An eye-filling, tuneful, no-surprises jukebox musical about Neil Diamond that the audience will love.

& Juliet

& Juliet
A Review by Deirdre Donovan on January 03, 2023

The new jukebox musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre raises the bar on this theatrical form, with a little help from William Shakespeare and Max Martin.

Some-Like-It-Hot

Some Like It Hot
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on December 17, 2022

The musical Some Like It Hot is a sassy production, a smart reimaging of the original film.

Almost-Famous

Kimberly Akimbo
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on November, 20, 2022

Kimberly Akimbo is an off-kilter musical - a young girl growing old before her time. And that's part of its charm.

1776

1776
By Fern Siegel on October, 15, 2022

A new cast - female, nonbinary and trans - step into history and revisit the founding of America

Into-the-Woods

Into the Woods
by Fern Siegel on July, 18, 2022

Stephen Sondheim's In The Woods returns to Broadway with an all-star cast.

Funny_Girl

Funny Girl
by Fern Siegel on May, 24, 2022

Funny Girl is back on Broadway - revived after almost 60-years. Welcome home, Fanny! It remains, in whatever incarnation, tough, touching and uniquely American

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MJ
by Deirdre Donovan on February, 18, 2022

The new dance musical on the King of Pop is raising the roof nightly at the Neil Simon Theater with a show-stopping performance by Myles Frost.

Moulin Rouge!
by Eugene Paul on August, 22, 2019

An outrageously overstuffed feast of spectacle and song.

Hamilton
by Michall Jeffers On Jan.13, 2016

Handily combines history and hip hop

Honeymoon In Vegas
by joel Benjamin on Jan. 27

A totally delightful escapist old-fashioned musical with a witty book, funny songs and an energetic cast of oddball characters.

Side Show
by Eugene Paul on Nov. 28

You’ll be happy you saw the show and better yet, you’ll be happier you’re you.

Aladdin
by Jeannie Lieberman on Mar. 26, 2016
A true Disney magic carpet ride of opulent costumes, dazzling sets, creative choreography, savvy showbiz shtick and a Genie for all time.

Broadway - Plays

The Shark is Broken

Prayer for the French Republic
Reviewed by David Schultz on January 26, 2023

A searing tale of generations of a French Jewish family.

The Shark is Broken

I Need That
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on November 11, 2023

A funny but tough family story, told in a feel-good 100 intermission-free minutes, with super performances from star Danny DeVito and his daughter, Lucy.

The Shark is Broken

Jaja's African Hair Braiding
Reviewed By by Julia Polinsky on October 23, 2023

Jocelyn Bioh's Jaja's African Hair Braiding is a delightful workplace comedy with a Harlem slant and a heart wrenching twist.

The Shark is Broken

Purlie Victorious A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch
Reviewed By by Julia Polinsky on October 11, 2023

A farce underpinned with rage and tinged with hope, Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch plays racism for laughs. Whether you wince, chuckle, shudder or giggle, it's unlikely you'll leave Purlie Victorious unmoved.

The Shark is Broken

The Shark is Broken
Reviewed By Fern Siegel on August 15, 2023

Three Jaws stars navigate rough personal waters.

The-Cottage

The Cottage
Reviewed By Fern Siegel on August 08, 2023

The Cottage is a sexual madcap romp among upper-class Brits in 1923.

Life-of-Pi

Grey House
Reviewed By David Schultz on June 20, 2023

Hokum and Horror mix uneasily in this eerie play.

Life-of-Pi

Life of Pi
Reviewed by David Schultz on June 01, 2023

Gorgeous, imaginative puppetry springs to vivid life in this beautiful, mysterious story.

Fat-Ham

Summer, 1976
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on May 23, 2023

The show is a memory play. Two women reflect on their friendship one fateful summer.

Fat-Ham

Fat Ham
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on May 02, 2023

James Ijames' spicy reimagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet explores Black masculinity, queerness, and more.

Prima-Facie

Prima Facie
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on May 02, 2023

In the disturbing *Prima Facie,*Jodie Comer's outstanding, astonishing performance is everything.

Goodnight-Oscar

Good Night, Oscar
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on May 02, 2023

The great wit, Oscar Levant, is on display in Goodnight, Oscar. So is his torment.

Peter-Pan-Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on April 23, 2023

In Peter Pan Goes Wrong, now on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, an agile cast and wacky style make comedy look effortless.

A-Dolls-House

A Doll's House
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on March 31, 2023

Ibsen's 1879 masterpiece gets revisited, with an amazing performance by Jessica Chastain as the iconic Nora.

Between-Riverside-and-Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy
Reviewed by David Schultz on February 08, 2023

Author Stephen Adly Guirgis brings to exquisite life his society of grifters in this Pulitzer Prize winning play. Welcome to Broadway after a long journey!

Collaboration

The Collaboration
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on January 23, 2023

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat discover that an unexpected friendship can change your life. Art does the same.

Ohio State Murders

Ohio State Murders
A review by Julia Polinsky on December 20, 2022

Audra McDonald gives a wrenching, sublime performance in Ohio State Murders. Don't miss it.

Topdog Underdog

Topdog/Underdog
A review by Julia Polinsky on November 15, 2022

Lean in. Watch close. Knockout performances in Topdog/Underdog will scour your soul as you look for the con.

Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt
A review by Julia Polinsky on October 20, 2022

In Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard blends cleverness and language, story and heartache, history and family, time and identity, It's a hugely enjoyable, deeply affecting night of theater, not to be missed.

Death-of-a-Salesman

Death of a Salesman
A review by Julia Polinsky on October 19, 2022
Photo by Joan Marcus


The best Death of a Salesman ever. Not to be missed.

Cost-of-Living

Cost of Living
A review by Julia Polinsky on October 19, 2022
Photo by Joan Marcus


In Martyna Majok's Cost of Living, the superb cast is so shatteringly good, they'll wring out all your emotions, and leave you aching to stay for the bows.

Six
by Fern Siegel on October, 13, 2021

The pop reality show Six gives the wives of Henry VIII a royal sendoff.

Constellations
by Joel Benjamin on Jan. 20

The exquisitely detailed performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson cannot hide the dearth of material.

Off-Broadway - Musicals

A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on February 25, 2024

Charming, funny, sweet, a little angry, and with no surprises, this jukebox musical with a super-duper feel-good finale has the audience wrapped from start to finish.

White Rose

White Rose
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on February 6, 2024

White Rose chronicles the true story of university students who risked their lives to oppose Hitler.

Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on February 6, 2024

The New York City Center Encores! Series revives a beguiling 1959 musical comedy, with Sutton Foster leading an inspired cast.

I Can Get It For You Wholesale

I Can Get It For You Wholesale
Reviewed by Marc Miller on December 10, 2023

A solid revival of an underrated musical, but oy veh, is it a downer.

Amid-Falling-Walls-JP

Amid Falling Walls
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on December 08, 2023

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene offers Amid Falling Walls, a moving, hopeful assemblage of Jewish songs and poetry written during the Holocaust.

Days-of-Wine-and-Roses-DS

Days of Wine and Roses
Reviewed by David Schultz on July 12, 2023

A heartbreaking and harrowing bold new musical.

Dear-World

Light in the Piazza
Reviewed By Deirdre Donovan on July 10, 2023

The Encores! series revisits Adam Guettel's 2005 musical with an Asian-American lens.

Dear-World

Dear World
A review by David Schultz on April 06, 2023

A delightful 5-day revival of Jerry Herman's rarely heard musical springs to life.

A Man of No Importance

A Man of No Importance
A review by Fern Siegel on November 13, 2022

The 2002 musical about a closeted Irish bus driver explores art and repression.

Between-The-Lines

Between The Lines
A Review by Julia Polinsky on August 28, 2022

An utterly charming new musical about an oddball teenage girl, and what happens as she falls between the lines of her favorite fairy tale book.

The-Butcher-Boy

The Butcher Boy
A Review by Fern Siegel on August 14, 2022

Dark, absurdist theater meets childhood trauma in the Irish Rep's The Butcher Boy.

Anyone-Can-Whistle

Anyone Can Whistle
by David Schultz on March 28, 2022

Rare one night revival sets off sparks of adulation.

Off-Broadway - Plays

Pericles

The Ally
Reviewed By Julia Polinsky on March 03, 2023

A thoughtful, beautifully written and acted group of raw and provocative confrontational monologues, Itamar Moses' The Ally grapples with big questions.

Pericles

Pericles
Reviewed By Deirdre Donovan on February 27, 2023

Fiasco Theater teams up with the Classic Stage Company, mounting a seldom-staged Shakespeare play with imagination and brio.

Aristocrats

On Stage With Theda Bara
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on February 27, 2023

David Greenspan's multicharacter solo show is a hyper-intimate production, a terrific mash-up of a gothic coming-of-age story and campy melodrama.

Aristocrats

Warrior Sisters of Wu
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on February 14, 2023

Pan-Asian Repertory's female-forward re-telling of part of the Three Kingdoms saga from Chinese history, blended with the humor and romance of Pride and Prejudice.

Aristocrats

Aristocrats
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on January 29, 2023

Charlotte Moore stages a revival of Brian Friel’s 1979 play at the Irish Repertory Theatre that focuses on an upper-crust Irish Catholic family in decline.

Infinite Life

Monsieur Chopin
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on November 27, 2023

Monsieur Chopin, Hershey Felder's one-man presentation now at 59E59, is a delightful combination of music and storytelling, presented by a master. Don't miss.

Infinite Life

Arcadia
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on November 27, 2023

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia is a philosophical romp through time and a meditation on the complicated nature of scholarship.

Infinite Life

Waiting for Godot
Reviewed By Deirdre Donovan on November 23, 2023

Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks do a double star turn in Samuel Beckett's great absurdist play about the human condition. At the Polansky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.

Infinite Life

Translations
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on November 20, 2023

Set in 1833, Translations chronicles the cultural cost of losing the Irish language to British colonialism.

Infinite Life

Sabbath's Theater
Reviewed by David Schultz on November 20, 2023

John Turturro brings Phillip Roth's sex-obssessed novel to the stage.

Infinite Life

Redwood
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on November 7, 2023

Brittany K. Allen writes and stars in her new play about a black family who researches their roots.

Infinite Life

Stereophonic
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on November 1, 2023

A love story to the creative process of 1970s rock and roll.

Infinite Life

All The Devils Are Here
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on October 30, 2023

Patrick Page's new solo show about Shakespeare's villains not only is a tour de force of acting, it is a master class on Shakespeare's baddies.

Infinite Life

Anne Being Frank
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on October 23, 2023

A one-woman show that asks what might have happened if Anne Frank had continued to write in her diary while she was a prisoner at Bergen-Belsen, and found a publisher in New York after she survived the war.

Infinite Life

Partnership
Reviewed by Marc Miller on October 23, 2023

Elizabeth Baker's 1917 comedy sports some refreshingly modern attitudes about women, and is wrapped up in the Mint Theater's customary old-play expertise.

Infinite Life

Swing State
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on October 11, 2023

Rebecca Gilman's characters wrestle with loneliness and despair in an isolated America.

Infinite Life

Infinite Life
Reviewed by David Schultz on October 03, 2023

A confluence of chronic pain and desire feature in Annie Baker's latest play.

Infinite Life

Dracula Comedy of Terrors
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on September 29, 2023

Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors takes a bite out of fear.

Dig

Dig
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on September 21, 2023

A beautifully performed, beautifully written show about truth, honesty, redemption, love, and photosynthesis.

Flex

Flex
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on August 06, 2023

Fast-moving girl's basketball, with a story full of heartbreak and heart.

Hamlet

Hamlet
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on August 09, 2023

The actors shine in Ken Leon's new production of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy at the Delacorte Theater.

The-Doctor

The Doctor
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on July 31, 2023

Robert Icke returns to the Park Avenue Armory with a play that takes a deep dive into identity.

The Saviour

The Saviour
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on July 24, 2023

Who saves whom? And from what?

The Comeuppance

The Comeuppance
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on July 10, 2023

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' new play at the Signature Theatre offers a lot of wisdom to everybody who's reconnecting after the pandemic.

Regretful-Birds

Regretfully, So The Birds Are
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on April 18, 2023

Julia Izumi's daft, delightful, dizzyingly different Regretfully, So the Birds Are turns cliches on their heads while poking hilarious fun at them.

Arden-of-Faversham

Arden of Faversham
Reviewed by Lydia Keidel on March 23, 2023

A bloody, darkly comic Elizabethan drama that feels like an episode of 20/20.

Letters-From-Max

Letters From Max: A Ritual
Reviewed by Julia Polinsky on March 09, 2023

Even with engaging performances, interesting design, and great beauty, Letters From Max somehow never quite catches at the heart.

Wanderers

The Wanderers
A review by David Schultz and Julia Polinsky on February 27, 2023

The Wanderers works too hard, and the reward isn't really worth the effort.

Endgame

Endgame
A review by Deirdre Donovan on February 21, 2023

At the Irish Rep, Ci'ran O'Reilly sensitively directs Samuel Beckett's masterpiece about aging with a first-rate cast.

The-Far-Country

The Far Country
A review by Fern Siegel on December 16, 2022

Lloyd Suh's The Far Country explores the human cost of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

The-Rat-Trap

The Rat Trap
A review by Marc Miller on November 21, 2022

Noel Coward's first real play, in an uneven production at the Mint, isn't neat or consistent or typical of his output, but my, it's interesting.

Burn

Burn
A review by Deirdre Donovan on September 26, 2022

Alan Cumming is more raconteur than dancer in his new hybrid show at the Joyce Theater.

This-Beautiful-Future

This Beautiful Future
A review by Marc Miller on September 23, 2022

Rita Kalnejais's wisp of a World War II romance is done in by ahistorical language, needless padding, and a rather disappointing twosome at the center.

Oresteia

Oresteia
A review by Deirdre Donovan on August 01, 2022

Robert Ickes up-date of Aeschylus' tragic trilogy is well worth a trip to the Park Avenue Armory.

Epiphany

Epiphany
A review by Fern Siegel on July 13, 2022

A dinner party turns into a chance at revelation.

The-Orchard

The Orchard
A review by Deirdre Donovan on June 22, 2022

Ukrainian born theater artist Igor Golyak retools Chekhov's Cherry Orchard with robots on board.

Solo Performance

Fern-Colin-Quinn-Small-Talk

Colin Quinn: Small Talk
Reviewed by Fern Siegel on January 23, 2023

Colin Quinn delivers his latest critique on the fall of man.

The-Patsy

The Patsy
A review by Deirdre Donovan on April 22, 2022

The ever-amazing David Greenspan resurrects a forgotten 1925 comedy, performing it as a one-man show in the Transport Group’s production at the Abrons Arts Center.

FEATURES

ATCA New York City 2022 Reseated & In Person Conference
By Deirdre Donovan on December 05, 2022

Hats off to the richly rewarding American Theatre Critics Association's (ATCA) 2022 Reseated & In Person conference.

John Lahr and Tony Kushner on Tennessee Williams
by Joel Benjamin on Oct. 8

Lahr's biography Mad Pilgrimage focuses on the interdependence of Williams’ mental and emotional health and the quality of his writing.

Cabaret/Concerts/Opera's

Broadway-by-the-Season

Broadway by the Season
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on August 22, 2023

A dream of an evening for musical theater lovers, listening to songs from shows that soared and those that flopped.

Bob Dylan's Philosophy of Modern Song at the 92nd Street Y

Bob Dylan's Philosophy of Modern Song at The 92nd Street Y, New York
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on July 26, 2023

Andr' De Shields, Odessa Young, and Meshell Ndegeocello celebrate Bob Dylan's genius and his perspective on modern song at the 92nd Street Y.

Whats-Going-On-Songs-Of-Change

What's Going On?: Songs of Change
Reviewed by Deirdre Donovan on March 31, 2023

The 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series pays tribute to the African-American Songbook.

Garden-of-the-Finzi-Continis

Anyone Can Whistle
by David Schultz on March 28, 2022

Rare one night revival sets off sparks of adulation.

Our Time: Sullivan & Harnar Sing Sondheim
54 Below

By Joel Benjamin on Feb. 12

Two cabaret greats at the top of their game.

A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration
Lyrics & Lyricists , 92Y

By Joel Benjamin on Jan. 20

An evening of Sondheim songs, personal memories and great singing, what more do you need?

Dance

Twyla Now

Twyla Now
By Deirdre Donovan on November 23, 2021

Twyla Tharp is still going strong at 80�and her four-part show at New York City Center proves that an expansive attitude trumps advancing age

Nederlands Dans Theater
By R. Pikser on March 10, 2020

Three choreographers offer critiques of the modern world in ultra-theatrical settings.

Women in Motion: Gilbey Dance Theater
By R. Pikser on February 19, 2020

Gibney Dance is doing extremely supportive work for the dance community and this program is an example of that support.

Regionals

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
Reviewed by David Schultz on November 1, 2023

This over the top musical adaptation of Fitzgerald's classic tale would be better served if it were a straight play with incidental jazz-inflected music circa the 1920's.

Bridges-of-Madison-County-DS

The Bridges of Madison County
By David Schultz on August 25, 2023

Gorgeous revival makes a case for the romantic in all of us.

The_Misanthrope

The Misanthrope
By Deirdre Donovan on May 24, 2022

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Moli're's birth, Moli're in the Park presents the playwright's supreme masterpiece, starring Tony winner Gabriel Ebert. will forever remember this revamped Misanthrope that breezed into the LeFrak Center in mid-May and left all too soon


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International Coastal Clean up: Keep Kismet Clean Day

We were the first community on the west end of FI to participate in this international coastal clean up         



Lydon & Kai's great adventure         



        

INTERVIEW: FINS SUPERINTENDENT ALEXCY ROMERO

        by Laura Schmidt (FIN) - August 17, 2019

East Lighthouse Walk Annual Luau

East Lighthouse and guests had a good showing and many people stayed well into the night socializing and playing corn hole by cell phone light!!

        

Suzanne Westenhoefer

"Fearless, Bold, Unapologetic and Freaking Hilarious"

        by Jeannie

MOONEY MAGIC at the INN

This is but a taste of what Mooney nights are about
 Two more chances to experience them
        at the INN Aug 22 and AUG 29th

Comedy Night
Turns Firehouse into a Naughty Nightclub
by Jeannie


Laughter filled the street during the hilarious show and smiles lasted long afterward

RECOLLECTIONS OF WOODSTOCK + 50

by Tom Licari


Fifty years later we still fondly look back at the Woodstock experience
... the most memorable time of my life.

Maggie Fischer Memorial Cross Bay Swim

pictures and text by Wendy Schou

Kismet Festival Results

KISMET FESTIVAL by the BAY
thrives in the heat!!!

Recently Sam Woods was featured in a TV Ad

Now Tim Mooney is on the cover of a trade publication

LICA Road Warriors Magazine

who's next for stardom?

Invasion 19

           by Jeannie

KLAW Digs for the Dough!

The often beleaguered Kismet Animal Welfare organization once again tantalized and delighted customers with incredible bargains, from cookware to chotchke's. One person's discards are another's interior design.
At supremely bargain prices everyone walks away happy - if not you'll see it for sale next year!

          pix by Jeannie

KFD SALTAIRE DRILL June 7 '19

Early on a Friday morning the combined fire departments of Kismet
and Saltaire met at the old firehouse for their annual
Mutual Aid drill, where they practiced search and rescue, ladder drills,
EMS and radio coordination.
Pictures by Ken show it is potentially grueling. We thank them all.

Piro Propels Paws Applause
in stunning return to Cherry Grove Stage


pix & text by Jeannie on June 08, 2019

Kismet Homeowners Meeting June '19
Pedi Cabs, Port o Potties & Puddles

CHERRY GROVE'S ARTS PROJECT 2019
Busy schedule includes lots of cabaret divas,
a show about sex, and ends with a Stonewall Riot!!
(take a look)

KISMET'S DERBY WINNERS (no replay) HERE:
DERBY HATS GRACE THE RACE

Carol Thomas, citizen of Kismet

a "tough cookie"
the end came with surprising and merciful swiftness
A shock to us all
R I P

Study says going to the beach is good for your mental well-being
By POSITIVE OUTLOOKS on April 25, 2019

The Producers
By Karen Wahlberg and Denise Gibson on March 26, 2019

Opening Night in Babylon's new Argyle theater was a non-stop laugh-fest.

Kismet Halloween, '18
A hallowed Halloween tradition hampered by a storm
Pix by Wendy on November 21, 2018

Kismet Community Association Fall Meeting
September 30 '18
By Jeannie Lieberman on October 09, 2018

On a beautiful Fall morning many Kismet citizens demonstrated their loyalty by convening in the Firehouse for the semi annual Fall homeowners' meeting.

53rd Miss Fire Island Pageant
A truly eclectic, extravagant, elegant event!
By Jeannie Lieberman on September 17, 2018

Remembering Joel
December 19, 1944 - September 8, 2012

Taste of Kismet ‘18
Pix by Bradlee & Wendy on September 12, 2018

Merry Musicmakers Keep Kismet Kickin'
By Jeannie on September 07, 2018

Drag Queens Conquer the Out
Titillating Trio returns for most $successful $how ever

By Jeannie on August 24, 2018

East Lighthouse Annual Luau Moves Indoors
By Ginny Butler on August 24, 2018

Judy Gold's Smashing Grove Debut!
By Jeanne Lieberman on August 23, 2018

The packed Community House rocked with laughter

A New Tick Is Here'but just how dangerous is it?
USA TODAY�NETWORK Jim Hook, Scott Fallon, Nick Muscavage and Joseph Spector, USA TODAY NETWORK Published on August 07, 2018

Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads

Pine Walk Block Party-Saturday, July 28th
Text and pictures by Wendy Schou post, on August 02, 2018

Pine Walk did it up!

KISMET COMMUNITY DAY A HUGE $UCCE$$
by Jeannie on July 26, 2018

It was a grand event truly, and I believe everyone in the community who attended or participated was tired but happy? specially the winners.

All About the Monarchs

by Jeanne Lieberman
By Joshua Jelly-Schapito
by Trish Minogue Collins on October 11,2017

CYNTHIA NIXON at CLUB CUMMING, CHERRY GROVE
Introduced by Alan Cumming at the Community House July 8
by Jeannie on July 12, 2018

'We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty'

THE 43RD ANNUAL CHERRY GROVE/PINES INVASION

by Jeannie on July 12, 2018

MOONEY MADNESS AT THE INN

by Jeannie on July 12, 2018

THE WOMEN OF CLUB CUMMING:
A PUNGENT POTPOURRI OF PERFORMERS

HOSTED BY ALAN CUMMING
by Jeannie on July 12, 2018

KISMET's JULY 4 PARADE '18

by Jeannie on July 10, 2018

Started by Jean Wood 54 years ago son Sam continues the tradition with tributes to our service men: current and past

KISMET KOMEDY KLUB a KNOCKOUT SUCCESS A FIREHOUSE FULL OF SURPRISES.



by Jeannie on June 29, 2018

PAWS PAUSE for a CAUSE



by Jeannie on June 22, 2018

A MOVING TRIBUTE TO PAIGE KEELY

'She was truly a child of Fire Island'

by Jeannie on June 21, 2018

AMY'S AUCTION ROCKS THE OUT

The KCA returned to its time honored fundraising tradition.

by Jeannie on June 21, 2018

Kismet's Annual KLAW Auction & Flea market

proved some 'fleas' are good

by Jeannie on June 21, 2018

Annual Spring KCA (Kismet Community Association) Meeting

by Jeannie on June 06, 2018

Meeting was entirely amicable. Homeowners obviously enjoying each other's company.

MUGS FOR MUGSY

Photos by Wendy Schou, Gary Leone, Bradlee on June 06, 2018

If money and love will speed his recovery we will all benefit.

Jeannie

New Jersey Governor signs bill preventing Offshore Drilling
Cuomo lags behind


by Reuters Staff on April 25, 2018

Remains of old Tappan Zee Bridge will be made into reef


by Shari Logan & Max Jaeger on April 19, 2018

Kismet Halloween17


by Jeanne Lieberman on March 07, 2018

Kismet Kandids - A look back Summer 17

by Jeanne Lieberman on March 07, 2018

Fed plan to drill for oil off LI draws bipartisan protest

Posted on March 03, 2018

MOONEY'S MAGIC AGAIN MANUFACTURES MIDWEEK MUSICAL MERRIMENT AT THE INN

Posted on February 08, 2018

CARTOON ALLEY END OF SEASON
BLACK & WHITE PARTY


Posted on February 08, 2018

Memorial for Kismet's "Mayor" Brian Crawford



Memorial for Fred "Dutch" Rosenberg




 

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