Center Stage SPOTLIGHT

The Online Journal for Center Stage Playhouse

The Art of the Prank in Theater

by Ed Bartosik Right off the bat let me say that I agree with Ida in a previous post that Center Stage was and is dedicated to professionalism when it … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Civic Center Column Mentions Center Stage

In case you haven’t seen it, there was a great shoutout to Center Stage Playhouse in the “Civic Center” column of The Bronx Times-Reporter. Here’s an excerpt of what Sandi … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Working Hard with the Future Committee

Thursday night, the Future Committee of Center Stage Playhouse met to follow-up on a number of items on our agenda.  Tasked with identifying the steps necessary to continue the non-profit … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Support Local Theater

In addition to Center Stage Playhouse, a lot of great local theater is out there.  Here is a small sampling of some of the terrific shows on the horizon by … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Poster Art Through the Years – Part 1

Here are some examples of the great artwork that was created to illustrate some of the plays throughout the history of Center Stage.  Which is your favorite?  Beauty and the … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Lack of Originality on Broadway?

by Nick Leshi… Here’s an essay I wrote earlier this year about Broadway’s seeming addiction to rehashing existing material instead of championing original content.  Let me know what you think… … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Memories Live Forever

by Michael Sabatino… I joined Center Stage Playhouse in Sept of 1970,  one year after it was founded.    The first play I was involved with was Don’t Drink the Water.  … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sharing Life and the Stage

by Ida Longarino… I have been fortunate to have shared life and the stage at Center Stage with my sister, my Dad, my brother-in-laws, and my husband.  I speculate that … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

President’s Update: The Future Planning Committee

by Elliott Robinson… Although on life-support for a brief moment, Center Stage Playhouse is alive and well, re-forming, and making amazing progress in preparation for our upcoming season. We are … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment


When Center Stage Playhouse changed its name, it raised some eyebrows. Neil Schleifer shares his thoughts on the ever-present value of “community” in theater, even if the idea of “community … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 7 Comments

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