Duncan Pflaster is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced all over. He also has been known to direct, write music, play the ukulele, and (if his arm is twisted) act. He won second place in the 2009 Stage and Cinema's New York City Theater Review Contest. www.duncanpflaster.com
BWW Reviews: QUEERSPAWN: I Can't Believe It's Not Better
May 20, 2013
A Collection of Shiny Objects presents the premiere of 'queerSpawn' by Mallery Avidon, a play about a kid being bullied because of having lesbian mothers.
BWW Reviews: HONEY FIST: You've Got to Have Friends
May 5, 2013
Flux Theatre Ensemble presents August Schulenberg's 'Honey Fist', a thoughtful and comic play about old friends and their secrets.
BWW Reviews: SANS MERCI: In Thrall
May 1, 2013
Flux Theatre Ensemble presents 'Sans Merci' a powerful and searing play by Johnna Adams, in an excellently realized production.
BWW Reviews: HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Fizzy Lifting Drinks
March 23, 2013
The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) presents a revival of 'Happy Birthday' by Anita Loos (author of 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'), an utterly charming fizzy cocktail of fun from the 1940s.
BWW Reviews: LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL: Mountain Grills
March 23, 2013
Austin Pendleton directs a low-budget production of 'Look Homeward, Angel', Ketti Frings' 1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning play based on Thomas Wolfe's first and largely autobiographical novel.
BWW Reviews: Duncan's Top Ten 2012 New York Theatre Experiences
December 26, 2012
BroadwayWorld Critic Duncan Pflaster goes back and looks at his top ten favorite New York Theatre experiences from 2012.
BWW Reviews: NAKED HOLIDAYS 2012: Tree Trim
December 8, 2012
End Times Productions presents the 6th edition of their annual winter comedy/music revue 'Naked Holidays', which lives up to its name.
BWW Reviews: HEARTS LIKE FISTS: Love Doctors
December 7, 2012
Flux Theatre Ensemble presents the New York City premiere of Adam Szymkowicz's hilarious Superhero Romantic Comedy 'Hearts Like Fists' at The Secret Theatre in Queens.
BWW Reviews: THEN SHE FELL: All Mad Here
November 30, 2012
Third Rail Projects presents 'Then She Fell', an immersive theatrical experience based around Lewis Carroll's Alice books. Now extended through January 9th.
BWW Reviews: BY RIGHTS WE SHOULD BE GIANTS – Sister x 3
October 22, 2012
Lunar Energy presents 'By Rights We Should be Giants', a new play by Nadia Sepsenwol & Tim Van Dyck, inspired by Anton Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'.
BWW Reviews: IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL: Color and Fight
October 19, 2012
Media At Large Productions presents a revival of Tennessee Williams' play 'In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel', which incorporates dance as an atypical element.
BWW Reviews: COSI - Women, Like That
September 18, 2012
Australian Made Entertainment presents the New York Premiere of Louis Nowra's play 'Cosi'.
BWW Reviews: SPACE CAPTAIN: CAPTAIN OF SPACE! – Lunar Tics
September 1, 2012
No Tea Productions presents 'SPACE CAPTAIN: Captain of Space', Jeff Sproul's parody of campy 50s sci-fi serials.
BWW Reviews: Fringe NYC: AMERICAN MIDGET - Odd Job
August 20, 2012
Jonathan Yukich's play 'American Midget', produced by Trembling Stage in FringeNYC, is a darkly amusing theatrical romp.
BWW Reviews: SOVEREIGN - Law and Order
June 19, 2012
'Sovereign', the hotly-anticipated final installment of Mac Rogers' riveting sci-fi 'Honeycomb Trilogy' does not disappoint.
BWW Reviews: CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE'S CHLOROFORM DREAMS - Anti-Hero and Leander
April 26, 2012
Lunar Energy Productions presents Katherine Sherman's noir fairy-tale 'Christopher Marlowe's Chloroform Dreams' at the Red Room.
BWW Reviews: YOUR BOYFRIEND MAY BE IMAGINARY - Live Alone and Like It
April 9, 2012
The Management presents the premiere of Larry Kunofsky's social satire 'Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary', at Under St. Marks.
BWW Reviews: BLAST RADIUS - Honeycomb's Big
April 4, 2012
Blast Radius, the second installment of Mac Rogers' epic science fiction Honeycomb Trilogy, touches down at the Secret Theatre in Queens.
BWW Reviews: THE VIOLET HOUR - Extraordinary Machine
March 14, 2012
The Active Theater presents a revival of Richard Greenberg's metaphysical period comedy 'The Violet Hour'.
BWW Reviews: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE - Painful Adventures
March 13, 2012
American Bard Theater Company presents their extravagant adaptation of Shakespeare and Wilkins' 'Pericles, Prince of Tyre'.
BWW Reviews: ADVANCE MAN: Alien Nation
January 16, 2012
Gideon Productions presents Mac Rogers' 'Advance Man', part 1 of his epic sci-fi 'Honeycomb Trilogy', at the Secret Theatre in Queens.
BWW Reviews: SOME GIRL(S): Sometimes the Ace, Sometimes the Douches
December 17, 2011
Nunya Productions presents 'Some Girl(s)', by Neil LaBute, with a script newly-revised by the author, in a production benefitting the charity To Write Love On Her Arms.
BWW Reviews: RECKLESS: Blew Christmas
December 17, 2011
The Gallery Players presents 'Reckless', Craig Lucas' classic offbeat Christmas play.
BWW Reviews: THE GOOD MORNING AMERICA JOHNNY JOHNSON DREAM SHOW - Red Herrings
November 21, 2011
Accidental Repertory Theater presents 'The Good Morning America Johnny Johnson Dream Show', a new political play written and directed by John Strasberg.
BWW Reviews: A HARD WALL AT HIGH SPEED - Plane and Fancy
November 7, 2011
Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents the world premiere of Ashlin Halfnight's drama "A Hard Wall at High Speed".
BWW Reviews: NOW THE CATS WITH JEWELLED CLAWS - Nothing More than Felines
November 1, 2011
La MaMa, Etc. presents the New York City premiere of the surreal one-act 'Now The Cats With Jewelled Claws' by Tennessee Williams.
BWW REVIEWS: Fringe: DANCING IN THE GARDEN- I Can't Believe It's Not Better
August 22, 2011
Michael Walker's new play 'Dancing in the Garden', having its New York premiere in this year's New York International Fringe Festival, explores some issues surrounding growing up Lesbian in a strict Catholic family.
BWW Reviews: FringeNYC's PORTRAIT AND A DREAM- Turning Pages
August 17, 2011
Cabbages and Kings Theatre Co. presents 'Portrait and a Dream' by Jacob Marx Rice, part of this year's New York International Fringe Festival.
BWW Reviews: THE BANANA MONOLOGUES - Something Appealing
July 28, 2011
The one-man show 'The Banana Monologues', part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, is an unsurprising but amusing romp through the minds of a straight man and his wang.
BWW Reviews: THE HUMAN COMEDY - Something Appealing, Something Appalling
May 9, 2011
Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents a fine production of 'The Human Comedy', a strange Galt Macdermot musical about a community in California during World War II.
BWW Reviews: THE TREMENDOUS TREMENDOUS: The Glorious Ones
April 12, 2011
The Brick Theater and The Mad Ones present 'The Tremendous Tremendous', a wonderful new play by The Mad Ones which concerns a performing family after their final triumphant performance at the 1939 World's Fair.
BWW Reviews: THREE MEN ON A HORSE: On the Nose
March 27, 2011
The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) produces John Cecil Holm and George Abbott's "Three Men on a Horse", a 1930s comedy about playing the ponies.
BWW Reviews: MOTHER OF GOD! - Misconceived
March 14, 2011
New Perspectives Theatre Company presents 'Mother of God!' a new play by Michele A. Miller, which contemplates what would have happened to the nativity story if Jesus were not divine.
BWW Reviews: GENTRIFUSION - Stoop to Conquer
February 2, 2011
With 'Gentrifusion: an installation of new work', Red Fern Theater Company continues its community-conscious theatre work with six new plays by New York writers on the theme of gentrification.
BWW Reviews: GOODBYE NEW YORK, GOODBYE HEART: Big Apple Cyber
December 14, 2010
The Production Company presents Lally Katz's 'Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart', an unusual play about a future Internet dystopia, where virtual reality is difficult to distinguish from life.
BWW Reviews: ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS – The One That Got Away
September 23, 2010
Boomerang Theatre Company presents 'Endless Summer Nights' by company Artistic Director Tim Errickson, a bittersweet romance about the paths not taken.
BWW Reviews: Fringe - THE SECRETARIES, Stereotypists
August 24, 2010
TOSOS revives The Five Lesbian Brothers' 1993 satire 'The Secretaries', about a murderous cult of women working at a lumber mill.
BWW Reviews: Fringe: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY, Glory Roles
August 21, 2010
In Tom Jacobson's meta-theatrical 'The Twentieth-Century Way' two actors play a game of shifting parts when they are hired as bait to entrap homosexuals in 1914 California.
BWW Reviews: Fringe - THE MORNING AFTER/THE NIGHT BEFORE, Comedy Last Night
August 19, 2010
Jeff Bienstock's new musical 'The Morning After/The Night Before' is an amusing confection about reconstructing lost memories after a blackout at a party.
BWW Reviews: Fringe - BANSHEE OF BAINBRIDGE, Pixie Driver
August 19, 2010
Jim Tierney's new play 'Banshee of Bainbridge' is a disturbing play about racial tensions in the 1980s Bronx, as seen through the eyes of a confused and naive Irish-American man abandoned in a world changing too quickly for him.