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November 6, 2014: Going to Tahiti Productions - Review of Whale Song or: Learning to Live With Mobyphobia: “The production is incredibly enjoyable ... very funny and extremely poignant.”

May 14, 2014: StageBuddy - Review of Buffalo Heights: “Entertaining throughout ... brought the house down laughing ... a standout performance from Joe Mullen ... a small but impressive turn by Nina Leese, a very powerful actress and presence on stage ... Buffalo Heights is Tongue in Cheek’s first full length theatrical undertaking, and a sign of nice things to come.”

May 12, 2014: Tracy’s New York Life - Review of Buffalo Heights: “Jake Lipman serves as the Producing Artistic Director, in addition to being the star and director of Buffalo Heights ... Lipman manages to succeed in all areas ... TIC has a talented ensemble cast ...Shelley Little is a great comedienne ...Joe Mullen is a dynamic presence.”

May 11, 2014: Going to Tahiti Productions - Review of Buffalo Heights: “It was awesome! Witty and fun and thought provoking and surprising ... wonderfully performed ... Go see BUFFALO HEIGHTS!”

October 21, 2013: Theatre Is Easy - Review of How I Learned to Drive: “The cast is immensely engaging and likable … a small minimalist set and stage give focus to powerful, emotionally charged performances.”

October 21, 2013: Upstage-Downstage - Review of How I Learned to Drive: “Many-layered play in an excellent revival … Much credit goes to Tongue In Cheek and its fine company of actors.”

October 21, 2013: StageBuddy.com - Review of How I Learned to Drive: “Tongue in Cheek Theater’s well-crafted production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is currently at the Bridge Theater … The audience from the beginning to end is taken on an emotional and heartbreaking drive.”

October 21, 2013: The Huffington Post - Review of How I Learned to Drive: “It's Lynn Berg I’ll remember best and the show is worth seeing to savor his talent.”

October 21, 2013: Going to Tahiti Productions - Review of How I Learned to Drive: “The cast was superb across the board … don’t miss this terrific and haunting production.”

October 1, 2013: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater Announces 3-Week Revival of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, 10/17-11/2

April 5, 2013: BlogCritics.org - Review of The Mistakes Madeline Made: “Meriwether’s script shows a sure touch that brings us right along through the changes, and together with pitch-perfect performances and Brock H. Hill’s typically assured direction, it results in not only the best Tongue in Cheek production I’ve experienced but the best comedy I’ve seen on stage so far this year.”

March 18, 2013: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions Opens THE MISTAKES MADELINE MADE, April 4

December 19, 2012: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions 2012 Annual Report is Available: Five productions, sold-out audiences, revivals of a contemporary comedy and a re-envisioned classic elicit rave reviews

October 24, 2012: Jessica Ammirati, Artistic Director of Going To Tahiti Productions - “It’s a quietly moving story and in the hands of Jake Lipman and the Tongue in Cheek ensemble, one that is beautifully told. Across the board, the acting was superb, but I’d like to call particular attention to Nina Leese, Shelley Little, and Ms. Lipman herself.”

October 17, 2012: NYTheatre.com - Review of Our Town: “A universally excellent cast led by director Jake Lipman (who also plays The Stage Manager) ... the production is blessed with a sensational performance from Shelley Little ... she’s helped along by Brian Roach's seductively melancholy turn as her future husband, George Gibbs ... depth of talent on display ... The earthy Nina Leese and Kathryn Neville Browne are particular standouts as Mrs. Gibbs and Mrs. Webb, while A.J. Heekin shines in three minor parts. The montage at the cemetery offers a lovely bit of ensemble acting ... With careful attention to detail, and a commitment to honest storytelling, Lipman and her crew have [accented the most universal elements of Wilder’s Our Town] in a quite remarkable way.”

September 12, 2012: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions Opens OUR TOWN, October 17

September 5, 2012: NYTheatre.com Fall Preview - Our Town: Q&A with artistic director, producer and actor Jake Lipman

September 5, 2012: NYTheatre.com Fall Preview - Our Town: Q&A with composer and sound designer Philip Rothman

September 5, 2012: NYTheatre.com Fall Preview - Our Town: Q&A with actor Brady Adair

July 23, 2012: Tongue and Cheek Theater Presents PLUS ONE SOLO SHOW FESTIVAL, July 28-29

April 27, 2012: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions Presents HUMANS ANONYMOUS, May 2

December 11, 2011: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions 2011 Annual Report is Available: Fringe Debut, Sold-Out Houses, Original Works, and Fiscal Stability

November 8, 2011: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions Presents 2011 Plus One Solo Show Fest

August 22, 2011: New York Theater Review - Review of Books on Tape: “A charmingly heady 90-minute comedy ... an enjoyable play, directed briskly here by Brock H. Hill and written by William Missouri Downs.”

August 18, 2011: NYTheatre.com - Review of Books on Tape: “Playwright William Missouri Downs has given us a well-balanced tale. ... Director Brock H. Hill has made desperate into funny. Jake Lipman (Adriane) is as charming as she is needy. Nate Washburn (Jeffrey) is amusing, as even as an actor he cannot play along with the absurdity of his lovers. Geoffrey J.D. Payne (Father Larry) is convincing as the ultimate yes-man. Shana Wiersum's Donna Page Miller is so self-centered she is ready to sue Kitty Kelley for writing her unauthorized biography—hysterical!”

August 18, 2011: Brookline TAB: Brookline woman gets ready for international arts fest

August 11, 2011: Time Out New York: Books on Tape makes the Fringe Festival Short List

August 7, 2011: New York Daily News: Books on Tape in “Fringe in the City”

August 2, 2011: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater to Premiere Books on Tape at FringeNYC

May 6, 2011: New York Theater Review - Review of The Drunken City: “We are ready to laugh, and we do ... There wasn’t a weak link to the ensemble, but I was particularly impressed with [Michael Gene] Conti’s portrayal of Eddie. His subtle changes throughout the play and his comical, truthful reactions to the often-ridiculous scenes being played out onstage pulled me into the play.”

May 5, 2011: BlogCritics.org - Review of The Drunken City: The Drunken City is fun through and through ... Kudos to Ms. Lipman and Tongue in Cheek Theater for making manifest what's funny, and what's sneakily smart, in the blurry scrim of these six characters.”

April 28, 2011: NYTheatre.com - Review of The Drunken City: “The piece really stands out ... it features six solid comic roles ... The performances as a whole are enjoyable and spirited.”

March 29, 2011: BroadwayWorld.com - The Drunken City Plays Shelter Studios April 27 - May 7

December 12, 2010: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions 2010 Annual Report is Available: Record Audiences, a New York Premiere, New Works and an Award Nomination

October 10, 2010: TheaterOnline.com - Review of Dead White Males: “DEAD WHITE MALES is a trenchant critique of America’s education system in crisis...Director Brock H. Hill artfully balances the comic moments with the tragic, and seamlessly transitions from one scene to the next. Set designer Virginia Monte helps make this possible with an ingenious, flexible environment...The ensemble is first-rate. Jake Lipman brings a determined good will to Janet seasoned with a hint of ambition. Shana Wiersum’s cynical Doris shows an unexpectedly passionate conviction in her ideals when challenged...Brynne Kraynak underscores the sunny veneer of art teacher Ms. Woods with ready cynicism, while Leanne Linsky displays fine comic timing as uptight Master Teacher Burns...Brady Adair balances the clownish aspects of Principal Pettlogg with the sinister; while Robert Gonzales Jr. is suitably threatening as Dr. Mandias. Graciany Miranda shines in the brief, difficult role of Johnny...a fine production of a thought-provoking play.”

September 23, 2010: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Dead White Males October 6 - 16

July 19, 2010: Tongue in Cheek Productions and Philip Rothman are nominated for a 2010 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Sound Design

May 1, 2010: TheaterOnline.com - Review of Proof: “Tongue in Cheek Theatre’s revival of PROOF is delicately nuanced, graced with fine performances and a clear-eyed dedication to the script. Director Kristen Kentner and the cast skillfully balance the rueful humor and pathos of David Auburn’s script. ... Jake Lipman finds both bitterness and compassion within Catherine ... Daryl Brown’s subtle portrayal of Robert ... eloquently captures the character’s sly humor and bewilderment. ... Brian W. Seibert is effortlessly charming as Hal ... Deidre MacNamara is pitch-perfect as Claire ... clever music and sound design by Philip Rothman ... a memorable evening of theater.”

May 1, 2010: TheatreIsEasy.com - Review of Proof: “Shout-outs go to Brian W. Seibert as Hal and Deirdre MacNamara as Claire for providing dynamic and living performances that breathe on stage. ... Check out this production of one of the great plays of the last decade while you still can ... it was well worth the experience.”

April 28, 2010: NYTheatre.com - Review of Proof: “This production is first rate. Auburn's story is given vivid life by a quartet of talented actors ... [Jake] Lipman does a beautiful job ... Lipman and [Deirdre] MacNamara generate a believable and intentionally explosive chemistry ... [Daryl Brown] brings a powerful combination of intensity and frailty to his emotionally fraught scenes ... [Brian W. Seibert] matches well with Lipman ... exceptional talent.”

March 28, 2010: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Proof April 28 - May 8

September 16, 2009: NYTheatre.com - Review of Psych: “How much is the devil really in the details? Tongue in Cheek Theater’s heavenly production of Psych seeks to answer that question with plenty of tongue and an appropriate amount of cheek ... Lipman does a superb job ... Brian W. Seibert does a bang-up job ... Mistress Dominique is played with fee-fi-fo-fum aplomb by Maryll Botula.”

September 13, 2009: TheatreIsEasy.com - Review of Psych: “Psych is ... a captivating story ... the tension builds in a steady climb and keeps the audience's attention throughout ... Tongue in Cheek Theater does a great job bringing the characters to life with ample conflict, especially between Sunny and Molly ... a really fun tale to experience.”

August 27, 2009: BroadwayWorld.com - Tongue in Cheek Theater Presents Psych at Theatre 54 9/9-19, Jason Bohon to Direct

August 18, 2009: BroadwayWorld.com - Up a River/Down the Aisle Advances To Semi-Finals in Strawberry One-Acts Festival

July 23, 2009: BroadwayWorld.com - Up a River/Down the Aisle will be premiering in the 2009 Midtown International Theatre Festival

Press releases

September 30, 2014: Novel The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman to be Adapted Into Play; Tongue in Cheek Theater Announces October 2015 Production in NYC

September 30, 2014: Tongue in Cheek Theater Premieres Four Original Solo Shows in its Fall 2014 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival

September 28, 2014: Tongue in Cheek Theater Announces Fall 2014 Production of Whale Song or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia by Claire Kiechel

April 3, 2014: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Premiere Buffalo Heights

April 3, 2014: Tongue in Cheek Theater’s Spring 2014 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival Announced

October 1, 2013: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present How I Learned to Drive

October 1, 2013: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Fall 2013 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival

October 1, 2013: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present How to Behave / Places, Please

September 24, 2012: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Fall 2012 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival

September 3, 2012: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Our Town

July 23, 2012: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Summer 2012 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival

November 7, 2011: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Fall 2011 Plus 1 Solo Show Festival

June 2, 2011: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Premiere Comedy Books on Tape in 2011 FringeNYC Debut

March 29, 2011: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present The Drunken City; Spring 2011 Plus One Solo Show Festival Announced

September 23, 2010: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present New York Premiere of Dead White Males: A Year in the Trenches of Teaching; Fall 2010 Plus One Solo Show Festival Announced

March 29, 2010: Tongue in Cheek Theater to Present Acclaimed Play Proof

August 6, 2009: Tongue in Cheek Theater Gets Psych-ed for its Fall Production

July 9, 2009: Up a River/Down the Aisle will be premiering in the 2009 Midtown International Theatre Festival