Tumacho a NY Times Critics Pick
So proud of this Clubbed Thumb production.
So proud of this Clubbed Thumb production.
One of the most essential theater companies in America.
Steve Mentz does a deep dive on the play.
Diep Tran talks about “Pruitt” and “Sleeping Dogs” for American Theater.
The WSJ previews the first track for our new album Raw Milk.
A Red Orchid Theatre’s production of Red Handed Otter is celebrated by the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Stage and Cinema, Chicago Stage Standard, and The Fourth Walsh.
One-night only! We kick off our 2015 Joe’s Pub residency by bringing back No Place to Go to for an encore! Tix here.
Economist Jonathan Freedland examines the disappearing middle-class in the context of the Gate production.
Four stars from the London Times.
BBC’s Saturday Review talks “No Place to Go” (Starts @ 9 min mark)
Exeunt magazine offers a doodle review of No Place to Go.
No Place To Go included in NY Times 2012 list: The Year’s Most Galvanizing Moments
No Place To go named to 2012: Best of stage and opera.
Red-Handed Otter named one of the best plays of 2012 in NY Post. The Top 10 shows of 2012
No Place To Go? Come here. No Place To Go is the work of a new breed of American theater artist. It is of a type like Spring Awakening or February House which marries the traditional Broadway show with a grittier or deeper theme expressed by non-traditional musical styles, usually more appropriate to the subject matter than straight-on show-tunes.
‘No Place to Go’: With company move, worker must adapt “No Place to Go” is based on a true story of how Lipton found his way to what he calls the key word of 21st century employment: adaptability. In his cabaret-style show that begins with news that his company is about to relocate, Lipton works […]
NO PLACE TO GO: Two River’s Charming Night of Jazz Cabaret Charming in its story and characterization, and truly unique as a theatrical experience, NO PLACE TO GO features only Lipton and a three-piece jazz band on a tiny stage that Two River has built into its black box space, beautifully converted into a facsimile […]
Two River’s latest is most definitely the ‘Place to Go’ It’s the feel-good, “feel bad” show of the season – and if you haven’t yet caught up with Ethan Lipton’s “No Place to Go” in its current engagement at Red Bank’s Two River Theater, you’ve denied yourself one of the more satisfying theatergoing experiences to […]
Ethan, Eben, Ian and Vito all won Obie awards for the their work on NO PLACE TO GO. Incredible! Here’s the band featured on the cover of the Village Voice.
Luther is NY Times Critics Pick.
Raves for No Place to Go
…you know who you are, and you are legion — you will surely lend a sympathetic ear to the befuddled and bereaved hero of “Red-Handed Otter,” a modest but nicely observed comedy by Ethan Lipton that opened on Thursday night at the Cherry Lane Theater, in a production from the Playwrights Realm.
There’s a singer in Brooklyn who seems to be loved by nearly everybody who hears him … A singer with the cynicism and heart of Serge Gainsbourg, and the observant mind of a standup comic. TheWorld.org
Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs.
With his earnest brown suits, mournful eyes, and neat mustache, Ethan Lipton looks less like a silken-throated lounge lizard than he does a beaten-down ad salesman—an ordinary joe singing gentle songs about everyday life. NEW YORK MAGAZINE, BEST LOUNGE ACT 2009
With lyrics like “We would have never met without the Internet” and “I left my wife and only child for a girl at the Renaissance fair,” Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra tell tales of quirky, modern romance. NY Times
“… twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once.” Weekend Edition
Obie winners Ethan Lipton and Ken Rus Schmoll return with a new play for Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks. Luther: A Soldier’s Story in Dystopia
Five stars for Luther! It would be best for everybody if we all pretend this never happened. Please try to ignore the happy crowds outside HERE and tell yourself that Ethan Lipton’s bone-funny comedy Luther hasn’t just been exquisitely mounted by Clubbed Thumb; Ken Rus Schmoll hasn’t just directed another of his Platonically perfect productions; […]
No Place to Go: Droll and Relevant Musical Theatre Cabaret One day, Ethan and his co-workers are told that the company is moving out of town, to the planet Mars. Every employee will have the option of relocating, but …
…”a sardonic voice that offers an unlikely kind of comfort against the vagaries of everyday life.” Popmatters