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Mar. 13 CNY Playhouse: God’s Favorite

CNY Playhouse’s ‘God’s Favorite’ a divine comedy

Like the hero in the biblical tale, the company’s well-crafted reworking of the ‘Book of Job’ passes every test

By David Abrams

With friends like Joe Benjamin’s God, who needs enemies? That’s the question Neil Simon appears to raise in his quick-witted comedy God’s Favorite, a modern day setting of the Book of Job that opened on Broadway in 1974…

Jan. 10 CNY Playhouse: Lend Me a Tenor

CNY Playhouse’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ keeps the laughs coming and the action going

Who knew a performance of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ could be this amusing?

By David Abrams

What can possibly be funny about Verdi’s Otello, the opera generally acknowledged to be the culmination of Italian tragic opera? Kenneth Ludwig believes he found the answer — and three Tony Awards say he’s on to something…

September 6 CNY Playhouse: Spamalot

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CNY Playhouse’s ‘Spamalot’ draws laughter galore — and every Monty Python fan in town

The area’s newest theater troupe mounts the first local production of this whacky Broadway megahit, and gets it (mostly) right

By Laurel Saiz

Judging from the reaction of the near-capacity crowd at Friday’s opening night performance…

May 23 CNY Playhouse: Hamlet Cha-Cha-Cha

CNY Playhouse’s ‘Hamlet Cha-Cha-Cha’ is simply ‘not to be’

The amateur cast in this cornball production is enthusiastically embraced by a claque of friends and well wishers, but seasoned theatergoers may find the play ‘much ado about nothing’

By Laurel Saiz

Hamlet Cha-Cha-Cha is neither a good comedy nor a good musical…