2017 NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARDS – Winners

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award winners were voted on and announced on May 8, and the awards were presented at a private ceremony on May 18 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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2017 DRAMA DESK AWARDS – Nominees

The Drama Desk Award nominees were announced on April 27 by Laura Benanti and Javier Muñoz, and the awards will be presented at The Town Hall on June 4, hosted by Michael Urie.

The Portal – Minetta Lane Theatre – Review

I saw The Portal on December 3 – its opening night – at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Part-concert, part-movie, and part-interpretive dance, this is not a typical night out at the theatre. The Portal combines live performers and video projection to tell the story of Dante, a man dissatisfied with his modern upper-class life. He…

“On The Spot-Light”: Thomas Burns Scully

The “On The Spot-Light” series wraps up today with actor/writer/musician extraordinaire (and On the Spot’s production manager) Thomas Burns Scully. Before that, however, I want to thank readers for checking out the series and getting to know the talented folks behind On the Spot. I haven’t seen a show that combines cabaret and improv quite like it, and if you enjoy Broadway standards and comedy in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway, you can still see On the Spot Monday nights at the Broadway Comedy Club. Tickets are available here, and check out the previous spotlights with Meg Reilly, Chris Catalano, Patrick Reidy, and Andrew Del Vecchio.

Thomas Burns Scully is a multi-talented performer, writer, and musician. He starred in the short film The Boy Under The Piano, which was nominated for a BAFTA, and he composed and performed the score for A Girl Without Wings. Scully is also a recipient of the Origin Theatre WB Yeats Emerging Playwright Award. Read on for his decidedly British comic influences and why he is drawn to villains (specifically mad scientists).

“On The Spot-Light”: Andrew Del Vecchio

Welcome back to “On the Spot-Light!” My series, which takes a closer look at the very funny cast of On the Spot, is coming to an end with only two interviews left. If you missed the series so far, On The Spot is a unique cabaret-improv comedy hybrid show, which is currently playing Monday nights at the Broadway Comedy Club. Cast members who were previously in the spotlight are Meg Reilly, Chris Catalano, and Patrick Reidy.

Up next, meet the series’ penultimate funny man. When he’s not appearing in On the Spot, he can be seen in LMAO and Eight Is Never Enough, and he is on Vine @AndrewJDV. It’s Andrew Del Vecchio!