July, 2014

Cirque du stroll-eil!

Theater: This sidewalk-inspired circus show is anything but pedestrian. Comment.

Playing dead! Green-Wood party pays tribute to long-gone theater

Theater: It was the party of the century — the 19th century. Comments (1).

Parking is such sweet sorrow: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in a car park

Theater: Forget Shakespeare in the park — this is Shakespeare in the parking lot. Comment.

Shakespeare in the park shows around Brooklyn

Theater: The hills are alive with the sound of iambic pentameter. Comment.

Sit on it, Shakespeare! ‘Taming of the Shrew’ goes ‘Happy Days’

Theater: A 1950s-themed version of the Bard’s comedy comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.

Puppet show revives the heyday of New York’s working waterfront

Theater: This story comes with a few strings attached. Comments (1).

Level 10 bard: New show combines tabletop gaming with musical theater

Theater: Call it dungeons and dragons and duets. Comment.

June, 2014

Old Hickory, new look: ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ rocks Washington Park

Theater: Who needs Shakespeare in the park when you can see a political rock musical in Park Slope? Comment.

Ghost trains: Subway car performance tells tales of straphangers past

Theater: Subway drama never gets old. Comment.

Dafoe and Baryshnikov are absurd at BAM

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: And that is a good thing! Comment.

I saw the Stein: Gertrude Stein play brings the weird to Williamsburg

Theater: This play is a tongue-twister and a mind-bender. Comment.

The return of the king: Yet another production of ‘King Lear’

Theater: The Year of Lear continues! Comment.

Carroll Gardens school does ‘Annie’

Theater: Little Orphan Annie made a comeback at the Carroll Gardens School for Innovation with a two-day run this weekend. Comment.

Brooklyn’s Great White Way

Theater: We talked with the Theatre for a New Audience and Bric Arts to see what’s in store for 2014 and beyond. Comment.

April, 2014

Bushwick in bloom: Big Green Theater Fest grows

Theater: This festival is growing like a weed! Comments (3).

Caravan of carnage: W’burg play offers bloody, trippy take on the Donner Party

Theater: See the story of the ill-fated American pioneers live — and dead — on stage. Comments (3).

Robopera: Boerum Hill opera combines androids and arias

Theater: Bow down to your new robot opera-lords. Comment.

Red-letter play: UK theater company brings US history lesson to Dumbo stage

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: What can a bunch of Brits teach a Brooklyn audience about American history? You might be surprised. Comment.

March, 2014

One-man show blends slapstick with social media

Theater: A new show at City Tech allows audience members to interact with a clown on a mission to find love via social media. Comment.

Operating theater: Play inside hospital is an unlikely success

Theater: Interfaith Medical Center has long served as a place to get a physical or have your tonsils taken out, but recently it has taken on a second life as a theater. Comment.

Child’s play: Teen actors go pro in Fort Greene production

Theater: These kids are all right. Comment.

Play-to: Hit the books before seeing ‘Hoi Polloi’s Republic’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: This Clinton Hill production has done an admirable job of adapting a 2,400-year-old, 300-page philosophical text to the stage. But it is not for Plato first-timers. Comments (2).

February, 2014

Cheap laughs: circus offers discount to customers in clown makeup

Theater: Amateur clowns will be laughing all the way to the bank at this circus show. Comments (3).

No ‘Doubt’ about it: Heights Players’ latest show is great

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Go back to Sunday school, with a church-centered play performed in an old chapel. Comment.

Circus smackdown: A tale of the tape

Theater: March is circus season in Brooklyn. Find the best show for your buck! Comment.

Austere Voltaire: Budget-conscious ‘Candide’ is frank and funny

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Brooklyn Heights theater company makes up for a paltry budget with larger than life performances. Comment.

Make that BKTS! Get your Brooklyn theater tickets at Downtown’s TKTS booth

Theater: Move over, Broadway. Fulton Street has arrived as a theater destination. Comment.

Bloody brilliant: Live horror show slays at W’burg theater

Theater: There will definitely be blood. Comment.

Art of darkness: Uncover art with a flashlight at Brooklyn Lyceum

Theater: At experimental art show, the audience holds the spotlight. Comments (9).

That’s edutainment! Two Fort Greene musicals celebrate Black History Month

Theater: Freedom sings in Fort Greene. Comment.

String theories: Puppet show performs stories by people with dementia

Theater: This puppet show is no child’s play. Comment.

Find a doomsday date at this post-apocalyptic dating show

Theater: Just because civilazation has broken down, it doesn’t mean your love life has to! Comment.

January, 2014

Maestro of puppets: Mexican marionette show reinvents ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Theater: A theater company that uses puppets on strings to pull at families’ heart strings is putting on a modern-day version of “Sleeping Beauty.” Comment.

Battle of the kings: Neighboring Fort Greene theaters both stage ‘King Lear’

Theater: Neighbors BAM and Theater for a New Audience are both staging “King Lear” this season. Let the battle begin! Comment.

Upping the Ante-bellum: New show puts the audience into old New Orleans

Theater: It is “Sleep No More” with a Southern spin. Comment.

From Holland with love: Brooklyn couple writes musical over Skype

Theater: When this couple was separated by 3,000 miles, they did not write each other love letters — they wrote a musical. Comment.

Graphic scenes: Art Spiegelman puts graphic novels on center stage

Theater: It is comics as you have never read them before — live on stage! Comments (1).

Williamsburg gets laugh factory

Theater: Brooklyn is bringing up a bumper crop of comedians, but the vast majority have honed their craft in Manhattan — until now. Comments (7).

Out of Africa: Filmmaker revisits his trip to Angola in live performance

Theater: It is a long way from here to Angola. And, apparently, it takes even longer to make a film about going there. Comment.