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December, 2015

Bombs away! ‘51 Worst Jokes’ revels in terrible comedy

Theater: It will be a heckler’s heaven! Comment

Submersive theater: Theater piece performed in a bathtub

Theater: She is really cleaning up her act! Comments (1)

Jingle sells: High-flying show about Santa shilling soda

Theater: Call it the House of “Yes, Virginia.” Comments (2)

Bard bar: Actors perform cocktail-fueled ‘Macbeth’ inside distillery

Theater: Pour spirits in thine ear — and thine mouth! Comments (1)

November, 2015

Dame of thrones: All-female ‘Henry IV’ is captivating

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The gripping performance of Shakespeare’s classic is set in a women’s prison. Comment

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To cash a thief: Diamond-heist play has roles for high-rollers

Theater: It’s pay to play! Comment

October, 2015

Before the doe-saster: ‘Fawnbook’ imagines an analog apocalypse

Theater: Hold on for deer life! Comment

A bumpy ‘Ride’: Amusement park play dizzies but doesn’t dazzle

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: This horror show is light on fright. Comment

Whale of a tale! ‘Moby-Dick’ adaptation performs on the water

Theater: They are fresh on the boat! Comments (1)

Swell performance: Opera company stages show on a barge

Theater: This opera will have a Debussy debut — at sea! Comment

Booze-ical comedy: ‘Alcoholic Movie Musical’ mixes up film, stage, and real life

Theater: Making a movie can be a whiskey business. Comment

September, 2015

King of the spill: ‘Macbeth’ plays at Bushwick recycling center

Theater: Confusion now hath made his masterpiece! Comment

Re-mixed media: DJ spins book into a live robot musical

Theater: Adaptation comes with strings attached. Comment

Asian fusion: Chinese opera performs alongside Latin dance group

Theater: The sun has not yet set on Chinese opera. Comment

August, 2015

Infectious tunes: Rock opera explores the social life of bacteria

Weird Art: Human behavior is under the microscope. Comment

July, 2015

Individual ‘Ayn-them’: Ayn Rand adaptation aims for middle ground

Theater: The theater is getting a little Rand-y. Comments (3)

Sound of violence: Anti-lynching play uses audio footage of Eric Garner

Theater: In this play, the present haunts the past. Comment

Fur is flying: Cat circus pounces into Brooklyn

Theater: It is the cutest show on earth! Comments (2)

New York dolls: Kids enjoy puppets in the park

Theater: It was a free show with no strings attached — except the ones on-stage. Comment

June, 2015

Singers with chops: Piper Theatre serves up bloody ‘Sweeney Todd’

Theater: Call him the demon barber of Third Street. Comment

All that may become a man

Theater: All the world’s a stage, and all these men and women are equal players. Comment

Holy smokes! St. Ann’s previews new Tobacco Warehouse theater

Theater: It was an opening night to remember. Comments (3)

Affirmative action: House of Yes previews new performance space

Theater: They just couldn’t say no. Comment

Swashbuckling spectacle drops anchor in Red Hook

Theater: Red Hook’s favorite pirate hackers are back! Comments (4)

Pastor restores theater in his Williamsburg church

Awesome: Talk about a divine intervention! Comments (3)

‘Grease’ enlightening: Comedy group tackles lack of diversity in the classic musical

Theater: They are greasing the wheels of progress! Comments (3)

May, 2015

Bored to cheers: Dick Zigun’s ‘Boredom’ no snoozer

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you want to be bored, we suggest watching paint dry. Comments (1)

Pooping my religion: One-woman show is about faith and fecal matter

Theater: She is aiming to have the number two play in all of Brooklyn. Comments (1)

Ship shapes! Shadow puppet show highlights female pirates

Theater: XX marks the spot! Comment

April, 2015

Gospel show! Actor to perform book of Mark in C’Gardens church

Theater: He is a Jesus Christ superstar! Comments (2)

Impulse karaoke: Comedians improvise new musicals with familiar tunes

Theater: They’re just making it up as they go along! Comment

Passover variety show features acts inspired by Biblical plagues

Theater: Pharaoh, let my people show! Comment

March, 2015

Musical beer-ter! Thespians staging ‘Urinetown’ in a bar

Theater: And you can take part! Comment

February, 2015

Wendell Pierce stars in Fort Greene play about gentrification

Theater: The stars are out! Comments (1)

Opera reconstructs 17-ton ancient Chinese temple inside BAM

Theater: Talk about a weighty performance! Comment

Cold school! Fort Greene play is set in chilly New England winter

Theater: Think New York is cold right now? Comment

Wendell Pierce to open Bed-Stuy theater’s Fort Greene run

Theater: He will star in a play about gentrification in New Orleans — in gentrified Fort Greene. Comment

Troupe will perform Shakespeare in historic Park Slope townhouse

Theater: Talk about a playhouse! Comment

Theater troupe will perform boxing-themed plays inside Gleason’s Gym

Theater: These actors aren’t just looking to break a leg — they might bust a few lips, too. Comment

Harper’s bizarre! Slope artists turn entire magazine into a play

Theater: This play focuses on the real issues. Comment

January, 2015

‘Let the Right One In’ proves teen vampire stories don’t have to suck

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Sink your teeth into this! Comments (1)

Step into an immersive fairy tale in Boerum Hill

Theater: There is a whole universe being built inside a Boerum Hill arts venue. Comment

For one night only: W’burg theater hosts new improv fest

Theater: The Never Before, Never Again festival lives up to its name. Comment

Opera explores gentrification through Brer Rabbit, funk music

Theater: Displacement — thereby hangs a tale. Comment

Say a little Moliere for you: A modern ‘Miser’ in P’Slope

Theater: Almost three centuries before Scrooge McDuck and his freeloading nephews, there was this guy. Comment