Editor’s Note: Ars Nova will host the ninth annual ANT Fest to introduce more than 42 artists to New York City during a four-week celebration from June 6–30. The offering of new, independent theater, music and comedy has quickly become a destination for new talent in those fields. Ars Nova is at 511 W. 54th St., between 10th and 11th avenues. More details are at www.arsnovanyc.com/antfest.—Edward Karam


She Won the Lottery

Molly Vevers in Ross & Rachel. Photo by Alex Brenner

James Fritz’s play for two voices, titled Ross & Rachel, appears to have as its impetus the long-running TV show Friends. The characters of Ross and Rachel were one of the first to be known in the pop lexicon by one name, “rossnrachel”—inseparable and sometimes insufferable. Make no mistake, though: Ross & Rachel is no sitcom or walk in … Read more

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The Tongue Is a Mighty Sword

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Move over, James Brown. It’s time to add Joe Morton and Dick Gregory’s names to the pantheon of hardest-working men in show business. In Turn Me Loose, written by Gretchen Law and directed by John Gould Rubin, Morton gives a tour de force performance as Gregory, the tireless civil rights activist and stand up comic known … Read more

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Concealed and Revealed

Katya Campbell as Cal with Paul Wesley as Flynt in Cal in Camo at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Photos by Carol Rosegg.

“Camouflage: to be in plain sight, but not to be seen” is the undercurrent of Cal in Camo, about a family dealing with grim challenges. At the heart of the play are a husband struggling to provide for his wife and child; the wife who has little, if any, affinity for her newborn; and her backwoods … Read more

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Days of Drinking Games

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Love has a hard road to travel to find itself, especially in this madcap world. It has never been easy for young adults to figure out the mating game, and in Half Moon Bay, a dark and witty new play by Dan Moyer, the lovers meet in the grungy bar of a bowling alley.   The … Read more

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An Ideal Betrayal

Set design by Dale FergusonLighting design by Rick FisherCostume design by Sue BlaneSound design by Paul GroothuisComposed by Alan JohnChichester Festival Theatre in association with Robert Fox, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, and Hampstead Theatre

As Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s 2012 revision of his play The Judas Kiss, Rupert Everett has found the role of his career. Though he’ll always be more famous for films such as My Best Friend’s Wedding, his terrific performance in the production visiting BAM helps resurrect a play by the prolific author of Plenty … Read more

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High on the Buy

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Shoes and Baggage is a wildly entertaining one-woman show that explores shopping, and life. Written and performed by stage veteran Cheryl Stern (whose Broadway credits include La Cage aux Folles and The Women) and directed by Joe Barros, both actor and director do a marvelous job of using the cell theater, a small space that is more of a … Read more

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