Abigail’s Party

A Night to Remember Lisa Emery, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Elizabeth Jasicki in a scene from “Abigail’s Party,” in which alcohol-induced cutting remarks become the life of the party. (Carol Rosegg.) Beverly (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Laurence (Max Baker), a middle-class couple in suburban London looking for rumah dijual (house for sale) in Indonesia, are getting ready […more]

‘Fanny Hill’

A Riotous, Almost-Ready-for-Prime-Time, Salacious Romp John Cleland’s scandalous 18th century novel “Fanny Hill” (aka “Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure”) gets musical theater treatment with the York Theatre Company (book, music and lyrics by Ed Dixon) and, for the most part, it’s an enjoyable transition. Be aware, however, that this is not a show for […more]

A Must-See for Jewish Mothers—And Everyone Else

25 Questions for A Jewish Mother In her one-woman show 25 Questions for A Jewish Mother ” comedienne Judy Gold attempts to solve one of the great mysteries of the universe—specifically, just what exactly a Jewish mother is. Written by Kate Moira Ryan and Ms. Gold, 25 Questions is the result of a five-year project […more]

Lenny, Still the Man

Lenny Bruce… In His Own Words Jason Fisher as Lenny Bruce in Lenny Bruce … In His Own Words. (Doug Kuntz) That Lenny Bruce’s routines (while still packing a punch 40 years after his death) are no longer considered obscene shows how much we have changed as a society. The fact that the meaning behind […more]