New York Theatre - Off Off Broadway Reviews
NY Review: 'The Great Pie Robbery…or, We Really Knead the Dough'
"The Great Pie Robbery," Ben Tostado's send-up of 19th-century melodrama in the Fringe, feels belligerent rather than affectionate toward the genre. More »
NY Review: 'The Women of Spoon River: Their Voices From the Hill'
Actor-adapter Lee Meriwether's "The Women of Spoon River," a Fringe entry, focuses on the distaff population of Edgar Lee Masters' epitaphs to vivid effect. More »
NY Review: 'Love Death Brains: A Pete Rydberg Musical Meme'
An experiment to see if humans and zombies can coexist is at the center of "Love Death Brains," a promising but flawed tuner in the Fringe Festival. More »
NY Review: 'Quest for the West: Adventures on the Oregon Trail!'
Based on the Oregon Trail computer game, "Quest for the West" is a Fringe musical that plays for nostalgic laughs, with promising hints of a deeper story. More »
NY Review: 'Bang!: The Curse of John Wilkes Booth
A dandy one-man Fringe show written and performed by Scott Baker, "Bang!: The Curse of John Wilkes Booth" explores the myth that Booth was never captured. More »
NY Review: 'Danny Visconti Is Hill-bent: My Night With Hillary Clinton'
"Danny Visconti Is Hill-bent: My Night With Hillary Clinton," a musical standup act in the Fringe Festival, is too self-consciously outrageous to succeed. More »
NY Review: 'Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness!'
Fringe show "Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness!" delivers an hour of insightful comedy before becoming a tired academic debate about theater. More »
NY Review: '2 Households, 2 Assholes: Shakespeare's R+J'
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" gets a crackling airing in this Fringe show as two terrific actors take on all the characters in a fast-moving hour. More »
NY Review: 'Saharava: A Ritualized Dance-Opera'
Spellbinding Fringe entry "Saharava" combines inventive choreography and Eastern-flavored music to trace the birth, life, and rebirth of a young Everywoman. More »
NY Review: 'An Evening With Kirk Douglas'
The title of this Fringe show is "An Evening With Kirk Douglas," but the character serves as little more than a plot point for some very uneven comedy. More »