Gwen Orel decides on the Catskills 2017 tune of the summer. Or three.
Gwen Orel talks to Catskills Irish Arts Week musicians, director, founder and student.
Jonathan Levin in ‘A Hunger Artist’ may be the best solo performance of the year.
Gwen Orel talks with Obi Abili and Ciarán O’Reilly of Irish Rep’s “The Emperor Jones,” and Larry Kirwan, author of Irish Rep’s “Rebel in the Soul.”
Gwen Orel says “Arlington” repeats on her, like acid reflux. That’s probably what Enda Walsh had in mind.
Gwen Orel talks to Wils Wilson about the brilliant piece by David Grieg, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.” Alice Farrell talks to actor Peter Halpin about the short film “Narcan.”
“The Emperor Jones” has a genre– and it’s horror. The play is a nightmare, produced like a dream.
‘The Penitent,’ David Mamet’s latest play, is better than ‘China Doll.’ That’s a low bar.
The Chieftains are still going strong after 55 years!
For the fourth year, Tony Demarco has organized New York Tradfest. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19th, at Pier A Harbor House, and should be a grand night!
Alice Farrell first met Glen Hansard 25 years ago at Sin-é, an East Village café that was once at the epicenter of hot young Irish rock and Trad culture. Here’s her review of his solo show at Carnegie Hall.
Gwen Orel’s 2007 essay on 9/11 and political theatre: “Telling the full truth will always be a political act.”
Gwen Orel reviews Andrew Finn Magill’s ‘Roots’: an album which shows ‘deft mastery.’