Posts by: Gwen Orel

'The Penitent,' David Mamet's latest play, is better than 'China Doll.' That's a low bar.

The perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that has 5 ingredients and nothing else

The Chieftains are still going strong after 55 years!

"If I Forget" presents a family drama with aspirations to questions of identity.

"The Present" intrigues but is ultimately a let-down: lots of wrapping.

Gwen Orel: "The Tempest" at St. Ann's Warehouse illuminates justice and redemption

A marathon reading of Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoir "Night" will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29th, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Readers include Tovah...

A staged reading of "The Dead" by James Joyce takes place tonight, Sat., Jan. 28th, with a starry cast, to benefit Fusion Theatre.

Burns Night, says Thomas Burt, is "a rallying point for a diaspora hard pressed to find rallying points." He talks to us about Burns Night Suppers.

 Childsplay return to SymphonySpace tonight, Nov. 18, 2016, so we thought we’d republish this piece. Karan Casey sings!   How It’s New York:  Childsplay are...

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...

Ann Kirrane's lovely new CD 'Behind Yon Mountain' fills a room with light.

Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall

Alice Farrell is excited to see Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall this week.

9/11 and Political Theatre

Gwen Orel's 2007 essay on 9/11 and political theatre: "Telling the full truth will always be a political act."