|SoHo Playhouse Is a New York Cultural Destination
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Posted: October 15, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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I’ve raved about the SoHo Playhouse before. I am a bit biased (aren’t we all?) because I’m excited every time I take the stage there every Saturday night. Fringe Encores recently closed, but a few of the shows from that line-up continue on. If you missed 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche or Danny Visconti is HILL-BENT: My Night with Hillary Clinton or This Too Shall Suck, you can still see them as they continue their runs through the end of the year.
Joining these fine shows on the boards this fall are The Other Josh Cohen, a sweet comedy about love and Neil Diamond; Burlesque-A-Pades, a weekly burlesque show; and The Improvised Play, which showcases a hilarious troupe performing a new play — created on the spot — in the style of Shakespeare, Mamet and other famous playwrights. And don’t forget Simon Lovell’s Strange and Unusual Hobbies, the longest running show at the landmark theater.
The Other Josh Cohen received a rave in the New York Times. Critic David Rooney exclaimed, “I responded warmly to the unassuming charms of [The Other Josh Cohen]. Relating their story of a luckless mensch who catches a break in love just as he becomes convinced that nice guys finish last, Mr. Rossmer and Mr. Rosen infuse the material with unforced humor and genuine affection for their characters. Their relaxed chemistry extends to an appealing cast that features the show’s three multitasking musicians. Their show’s refreshing modesty is part of what makes it work.” And as someone who has an ode to Neil Diamond in my show (you gotta see it to understand!), I respect any show that finds a way to celebrate that renowned musician who has sold more than 100 million records.
As you can see, SoHo Playhouse something for everyone — lesbians, burlesque, improvised plays, one-man shows and the one and only New York comedy show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer.
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