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March, 2015

The Play’s the Thing

Parkside Players president Glenn Rivano shares the spotlight

Glenn Rivano doesn’t believe in term limits. At least not when it comes to his presidency of the Parkside Players. He’s held the office for 20 years, and there’s a rumor that it may be a lifetime position. Comment.
Maspeth

Student actors from Queens shine on Broadway

Last week, students from Maspeth High School and Astoria’s Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts accomplished something many actors spend their whole lives trying to achieve — they performed on a Broadway stage. Comment.
Astoria

California actors make a home in Astoria

Imagine if a bunch of coworkers from Astoria decided to pack up their belongings and move to Southern California en masse, where they would open a new branch of their company. Comment.
Jamaica

New musical tells the story of southern Queens

Forest Hills resident Mark Lord has lived in Queens since 1969, but it was only a few years ago that he wrote a musical about the borough, “Let’s Hear it For Queens,” which was co-produced by the Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theatre Group. Comment.

February, 2015

Astoria

Astoria’s Animal Engine Theater Co.’s show goes to the dogs

Like a lot of New Yorkers working in the theater, Carrie Brown has held numerous part-time jobs over the years, including a four-year stint as a dog walker. Comment.
Theater

Queens theatrics earn our Kudos

When people think of New York theater, it often takes a lot to convince them the best of the city’s performing arts doesn’t only happen in a roughly 50-square-block area of Manhattan. Comments (1).

January, 2015

Rockaway Park

Rockaway Theatre Co. shows its younger side

Although they will most likely find it buried under a couple feet of snow, Dr. Seuss and his cavalcade of characters, including Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat, plan to drop by Rockaway Beach next week. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Secret Theatre makes love not war with new production of ‘Hair’

It takes a lot for a time-specific show to remain relevant and fresh nearly 50 years after its first bow on Broadway. Comment.
The Play’s the Thing

Censorship is alive and well on American school stages

Freedom of speech is very much in the news these days, so an article in American Theatre with the headline “Who Cares about Censorship on School Stages?” particularly caught my attention. Comment.
Theater

Queens Kudos celebrate borough’s theater scene

Coming next week, TimesLedger Newspapers takes a look back at the best of the borough’s theater scene in 2014. Comment.
Theater

Second annual Queens Kudos to honor tops in boro theater

Just as the new year gets under way, TimesLedger Newspapers takes a look back at the best of the borough’s theater scene in 2014. Comment.
CNG: Community Newspaper Group