The New York Times

June 12, 2018

Review: George and Martha Redux in ‘Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf’

Remember those vicious, bewildering party games played by the hosts in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Well, they just got a hell of a lot more complicated. You see, this immortal play’s antagonistic spouses and prisoners of academe...


June 6, 2018

Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf Extends

Elevator Repair Service has announced that, due to popular demand, their latest production, the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, will now run through June 30 at Abrons Arts Center. Written by Kate Scelsa for the company and directed...

The New York Times

May 31, 2018

13 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

A devised theater company with an affectionate and mutinous approach to great American classics, E.R.S. returns with Kate Scelsa’s new play, a feminist explosion of the Edward Albee...


January 8, 2018

The American Realness Festival Returns with Diverse Contemporary Performance

The American Realness festival, now in its ninth year, aims to present contemporary performance that is daring, subversive, and new. To its credit, this year the lineup of performers is diverse and not especially well known. Curated by founder Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor...

The New York Times

December 29, 2017

New York Today: Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, New Yorkers of the Year

“Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.” So went the vocal warm-ups for a pantomime production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side. Moments later, the cast gathered for “family circle,” a preshow pep talk led by Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, the couple who wrote...

The New York Times

December 11, 2017

Review: ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Is a Holiday Treat Worth Savoring

America has an acute case of Anglophilia, but it’s a highly selective one. We love “Downton Abbey,” Shakespeare and John Oliver but studiously ignore prawn-cocktail-flavored crisps, Cliff Richard and pantomime. The new Off Broadway show “Jack and the Beanstalk,” presented at the Abrons Arts Center, may help rectify the situation regarding panto...

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