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Theatre Review: Josephine Baker Was A Burlesque Cabaret Dream

Josephine Baker lived a colorful life. She played more roles on earth then she did on film. She was a French Spy, mother of 12, fierce, civil rights activist, exhibitionist, a jazz icon, acclaimed dancer, and shared sexual escapades with the top female and male artists of our time. Frankly, she deserves the title of… Continue reading Theatre Review: Josephine Baker Was A Burlesque Cabaret Dream

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Diandra Gives The Buzz: Trinkets Wants To See Broadway Stars

Synopsis: TRINKETS is set during a time when acceptance of a fringe group by the straight world was often little to none; as such, many drag and transsexual females were given no opportunity for real employment. In order for them to make a living, sex work was a common choice. The audience is introduced to a… Continue reading Diandra Gives The Buzz: Trinkets Wants To See Broadway Stars

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Theatre Review: Mankind Reveals The Need For Womanhood

Synopsis: Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O’Hara’s audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future – one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment –… Continue reading Theatre Review: Mankind Reveals The Need For Womanhood

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Diandra Reviews EduHam: Hamilton Is Giving Hope To The Future

I am putting forth a challenge TO EVERY BROADWAY show to do the same educational deeds as Broadway’s Hamilton. EduHam is a “recentish” development. After all, the phenomena is technically a two year old baby. Yet, like its essence and literal creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is meant to make education fun and human. Hence,… Continue reading Diandra Reviews EduHam: Hamilton Is Giving Hope To The Future

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Theatre Review: Zhu Yi’s A Deal Shows The Pact Between Immigrant And Country

When you are young, anywhere but home sounds better. The idea that in some foreign land you can “make it big” and “make your own life” attracts you. Thus, America being sold as the land of dreams and rag to riches tales is a magnet for hopeful youth who want adventure, but are not fully… Continue reading Theatre Review: Zhu Yi’s A Deal Shows The Pact Between Immigrant And Country

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Theatre Review: Billy Crudup Transform Into The Thrilling Harry Clarke

Billy Crudup is STELLAR as Harry Clarke at Vineyard Theatre. The actor proves that Hollywood has not done enough to bring his charm and emotional malleability to the forefront. Thus, leave it to the theatre world, to show you the true extent of his talent in a thriller that redefines the genre. When you think… Continue reading Theatre Review: Billy Crudup Transform Into The Thrilling Harry Clarke

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Theatre Review: The Briefly Dead Revives How We Look At Life

Synopsis: Good news: you actually can bring the love of your life back from the dead. Bad news: breakfast the next morning is really awkward. When it comes to the unexpected resurrection of his beloved wife Alcestis, King Admetos learns the hard way that the aftermath of a miracle ain’t as peachy as we might… Continue reading Theatre Review: The Briefly Dead Revives How We Look At Life

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Theatre Review: Latin History For Morons Is Hilarious, Educational, And Upsetting

John Leguizamo, for very long, has been a hero to the Latin community. From Sexaholic to Ghetto Klown, his honesty at the troubles of being human and the wonder of being Latino has made him gain world acclaim and honor by our community. Thus, when John Leguizamo hits Broadway, the banderas are out and his… Continue reading Theatre Review: Latin History For Morons Is Hilarious, Educational, And Upsetting

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Theatre Review: Romantic Trapezoid In Three Scenes Into Commitment Struggles

Written by Victor L. Cahn and directed by Alberto Bonilla, Romantic Trapezoid is a brisk look into commitment issues. When Melissa (played by the Elizabeth Ingrham) and Dave (played nerdy by Zack Calhoon) confront each other about bringing their relationships to the next level, marriage, honest dialogues occur or, rather, word-plays. We all danced around… Continue reading Theatre Review: Romantic Trapezoid In Three Scenes Into Commitment Struggles

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Theatre Review: This One’s For The Girls Shows Music Narrates Women’s Empowerment

Under the direction of Tamara Kangas Erickson, THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through 40 Top 40 hits. With music direction by Zachary Ryan, each song flows into the other to show something that is hard to believe with so much dark thoughts and even policies… Continue reading Theatre Review: This One’s For The Girls Shows Music Narrates Women’s Empowerment