James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson review Carmen Jones @ Classic Stage Company, Girls & Boys @ Minetta Lane Theatre, Skintight @ Roundabout Theatre Company, Log Cabin @ Playwrights Horizons, Songs for a New World @ Encores! Off-Center, Transport Group’s Promises, Promises in Concert, and Sugar in Our Wounds @ Manhattan Theatre Club.
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Memorial Day came and went a month ago. The Summer Solstice breezed in last week. The Fourth of July is just a few days away. And temperatures here in New York are heading into the high 90s. So no matter what yardstick you use, summer is here. And that means it’s time for my annual summer reading list of books theater lovers can savor while at the beach, lazing in the park or, in my case, chilling on the terrace. To be honest, I’m more ambivalent about some of the books below than I have been about those in previous years but each still has its own charms and as my mother used to say, different strokes for different folks so I’m hoping you find at least a few that suit you.
Note: Peter is at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this week. He will return next week.
MP + JS: Carmen Jones @ Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street, through July 29, 2018
JS + MP: Girls & Boys @ Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane, through July 22, 2018
MP: Skintight @ Roundabout Theatre Company, The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, through August 26, 2018
JS: Log Cabin @ Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, through July 15, 2018
MP: Songs for a New World @ New York City Center, Encores! Off-Center, 131 West 55th Street, June 27 – 30, 2018
MP: Transport Group’s Promises, Promises in Concert @ Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street Monday, June 25, 2018
JS: Sugar in Our Wounds @ Manhattan Theatre Club, (The Studio at Stage II @ City Center) 131 West 55th Street, through
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Songs for a New World: June 27-30
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