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Splinter Group Says ‘Wilkommen’ to the Cabaret

March 31, 2019

Splinter Group's "Cabaret" marked the first time the group has put on two full-length shows in one year.

Fordham Theatre's Performance Showcase played to a packed house of friends, family and industry professionals.

Seniors Show Off

March 27, 2019

The Fordham Theatre performance class of 2019 played lovers, siblings, and many other characters in this year's Performance Showcase.

Kaylie Groff, FCLC '20, is one of a number of directing students at the Fordham Theater Program.

Fordham Off-Stage Spotlight: Motivated by Movement

March 14, 2019

Raised in a household filled with theater and dance, Kaylie Groff, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’20, has always been comfortable in creative spaces.

Former poli-sci major Alyssa Rosenberg, FCLC ’21, discovered her true passion in the costume shop.

Fordham Off-Stage Spotlight: More to Theater Than It Seams

February 19, 2019

Theater is a beautiful art. However, we tend to focus on what is shown on stage rather than the behind-the-scenes work. Meet Alyssa Rosenberg, former poli-sci major turned costumer.

Vivian Brown, FCLC '22, is writing the wrongs of the male-dominated playwriting scene. (JOE ROVEGNO/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Off-Stage Spotlight: The Only Freshman Playwriting Major

February 6, 2019

Vivian Brown, FCLC '22, aims to bring a more feminist bent to a profession dominated by men.

The cast of “Choir Boy,” center: Jeremy Pope, which opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre earlier this month.

Review: Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘Choir Boy,’ Fearless and Faithful, Makes Radiant Broadway Debut

February 1, 2019

“Choir Boy,” first presented at Manhattan Theatre Company in 2013, is not simply a musical play — it is itself a spiritual whose song, sung triumphantly by the bountiful talent of its leading star, Jeremy Pope, rises from its stage.

Gabriel Hyman, FCLC '15, has been in productions like

Fordham Alum Takes on Broadway in “King Kong”

January 23, 2019

Gabriel Hyman, FCLC '15, tackles the challenges of performing on Broadway.

Luka Kain and Ana Roshelle Diaz in K. Lorrel Manning’s “Awake,” now open at The Barrow Group. (COURTESY OF EDWARD T. MORRIS)

Review: At “Awake,” A Carousel of American Contention

January 23, 2019

“Awake” has evolved into a nine-scene collection of conversations on race, sexism, gun violence and immigration.

Juice Mackins's, FCLC ’19, performance in

Wayne ‘Juice’ Mackins Dubbed One of Broadway’s ‘Ones to Watch’

January 3, 2019

The Ensemblist released its inaugural list of Broadway’s “Ones to Watch,” and on it is Fordham’s own Wayne “Juice” Mackins, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19.

Teal Wicks, Stephanie J. Block and Micaela Diamond as Lady, Star and Babe Cher in “The Cher Show,” now open at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Review: Gilded in Glitter, How Much Jukebox Inferno Can ‘The Cher Show’ Take?

December 6, 2018

If the makers of “The Cher Show,” among whom the real Cher is a producer, thought the pure divadom of its subject, dressed in all the gloriously gay, sequined and campy stylings of our favorite dark lady, could save the bio-musical from itself, they were holdin’ out for love.

David Arrow confidently portrays Bobby Kennedy.

Review: ‘Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade’ Is A Glimpse Into American Politics 50 Years Ago

December 4, 2018

Though Kennedy was by no means perfect, the play presents us with the portrait of a citizen who has the passion and guts to help make our country just for everyone.

Martin Moran in his one-man show of trauma and testimony, “The Tricky Part,” returning again to New York, now at The Barrow Group.

Review: Martin Moran’s ‘The Tricky Part’ Returns to Prove the Power of Testimony

December 3, 2018

It’s not hard to guess why the Barrow Group may have asked Moran to again surface “The Tricky Part.” But to come to “The Tricky Part” expecting our contemporary social sentience to jolt this play into some electric consciousness is naive.