Our tireless bowtie-wearing, iPhone-toting theater critics, AndrewAndrew, review three of the season's most exciting new Off-Broadway shows. Find out what they have to say in their insta-reviews, below!
The Open House
Playwright Will Eno's work is bizarre and often sublime and his latest piece, The Open House, is the first time we've seen him try to be funny. Can this cast of stage veterans walk Eno's tightrope between surreal tragedy and situational comedy?
The Open House is at the Signature Theatre, 480 W. 42nd St., New York
Stage Kiss is a play about actors and about plays and about how actors lose themselves in a character and find each other in a play. When ex-lovers are cast opposite one another can they maintain their composure or will they lose the battle with their unresolved emotional demons? More importantly, can playwright Sarah Ruhl make us care about a couple of emotionally-stunted narcissists?
Stage Kiss is at Mainstage Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street, New York
Satchmo at the Waldorf
Louis Armstrong might be best remembered for his hit "Hello Dolly" from the musical of the same name. The one man show Satchmo at the Waldorf is a more, shall we say, understated affair. Does Armstrong still pack a punch without a backing band? Find out in the full review!
Satchmo at the Waldorf is at Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St., New York