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    A thoughtful Fringe Festival play by Oren Stevens, “Phantomwise” is exquisitely performed and concerns Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine.

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    2012 IT Awards Take Over Kaye Playhouse

    Hundreds were in attendance when the 2012 New York Innovation Theater Awards took over the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on Monday night. The IT Awards, now in their tenth year, were created in 2005 to celebrate New York City’s Off-Off-Broadway theater community.    Performer Sky Seals kicked off the ...

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    American Theatre Wing Announces 2013 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients

    Composer-performer Kamala Sankaram and musical theater writing team Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham are the recipients of the 2013 Jonathan Larson Grants, totaling $10,000.

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    Tara Battani, Good Listener (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Tara Battani is a SAG-AFTRA actor who earned her B.A. in theater from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Tex., and has since booked several roles as a result of reading Backstage.

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    'As You Like It' Joyfully Celebrates the Art of Theater

    “Accessible” has become a dirty word where Shakespeare is concerned, but the Acting Company’s production of “As You Like It,” at the New Victory, exuberantly livens up the Bard.

  • Reviews

    Involving ‘Luck of the Irish’ Makes for Fine Drama

    Kirsten Greenidge’s time-spanning “Luck of the Irish,” from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, is an astute play about race and class in 20th-century America with top-notch performances.

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    'The Man Under' Goes Right Under

    “The Man Under,” in its world premiere from Athena Theatre, turns the dangerous world of the subway tunnels into a production as conventional and unadventurous as they come.

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    Martin Moran’s ‘All the Rage’ Is a Lesson on Life

    Martin Moran’s new one-man show “All the Rage,” from Rising Phoenix Repertory and the Barrow Group, discusses the musical theater performer’s search for a deeper meaning to his life.

  • News

    Columbia’s Theater Productions Move Downtown

    MFA thesis productions from Columbia University School of the Arts’ Theatre Program will be moving to new off-campus venues, including 3LD Art and Technology Center, the Connelly Theater, and La MaMato, to be closer to the heart of Off-Broadway.

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    'The Steadfast' Looks Affectingly at Reluctant Warriors

    Artist Steve Alpert commissioned playwright Mat Smart to dramatize his painting “Legacy,” and “The Steadfast,” from Slant Theatre Project, looks at soldiers in America’s wars.