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Spotlight On...Megan Reilly
Name: Megan Reilly Hometown: Princeton, NJ Education: I studied musical theater at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and received my BFA. Select Credits: I spent this past August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Baby Wants Candy performing their sign...

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Review: Boom, Pow, Slay
By Michael Block It's pretty safe to say that every child at one point dreamed of being a superhero. Whether your allegiance was to the D.C. or Marvel universe, the characters from the page and screen have played a huge part in our pop culture iconography. ...

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Spotlight On...James Godwin
Name: James Godwin Hometown: Dallas, PA Education: BFA fine arts Columbus College of Art and Design. Favorite Credits: I sell the dead, stake land, Big Big World Chappell's show. David Bowie's unseen video. Why theater?: Theater is our most primal experienc...

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Spotlight On...Cailin Heffernan
Names: Cailín Heffernan Hometowns: Galveston, Texas; NYC Education: O’Connell College Preparatory School, Texas Christian University (Ballet Performance B.A., minors in Theatre and Literature - just short of a minor in World History) HB, T. Schreiber went b...

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Review: A Rant of One's Own
By Kelly Kohlman  A Haiku: Growing up is hard. Relationships can hurt us. It gets better, though. Angsty haiku, silly songs, and cheating boyfriends abound in I Kissed Your Boyfriend: Another Feminist Rant, Laura Kay’s autobiographical one-woman show, which...

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Meet the Queens: The Ultimate Drag Pageant Season 4 Finale
The Ultimate Drag Pageant is about to conclude an incredible season with a grand finale on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00pm at The West End . Showcasing some of New York's newest batch of drag talent, five fierce competitors are about to do battle to sna...

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Review: A Total Toot
By Michael Block  Raja has a solo show? What is it going to be! That may have been the collective question when the RuPaul's Drag Race season 3 winner announced her solo debut. She even had her famous friends take a brief good luck to start the show. Some s...

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Review: A Relationship on Shuffle
By Michael Block Writing is a cathartic way to let go of heartbreak. Believe me, this writer is no stranger to the practice. In Brad Baron's Last Ditch Playlist , the memories that rattle in the mind are projected onto the stage as the romance of a young co...

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Review: Three Wishes for Jackie
By Michael Block  Barbara Eden is best known for her iconic role as Jeannie, the 2,000-year-old genie, on the hit 60s sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie.” It was a simpler time of punny titles and names. If you’ve been stuck in a bottle yourself, the premise of the...

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Spotlight On...Brad Baron
Name: Brad Baron Hometown: Glen Rock, NJ Education: Princeton University, AB in English with Certificates in Music and Theater. Louisiana State University, MM in Music (Vocal Performance) Select Credits:   Kiss Me, Kate (Fred Graham), Brigadoon (Jeff), Swee...
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