For the past year and a half I have been closely involved with steering the Independent Theater Bloggers Association, or ITBA, which is a group of 50 bloggers who are all into seeing theater of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and non-NYC-centric persuasions.  This year, a group of us are taking a shot at, collectively, becoming among the top 5 groups to see a whole lot of FringeNYC.  Time Out New York grabs every staff member and intern they can get each August to take a stab at reviewing every FringeNYC show out there, and has historically undertook the same task. 

For the first year of our "Fringe Push", we're not intending on aiming to see every single Fringe Show, but collectively we've signed up to see 70-some-odd shows of the 200.  In memory of our dear departed and sorely-missed Blogger friend Patrick Lee, who was the original one to get the Fringe Push started, we'll be posting on our own blogs as well as cross-posting/linking on Show Showdown, which as of the moment already has 9 reviews up. 

I myself have signed up for six; they were chosen partially based on my interests (comedy, sci-fi, Shakespeare, musicals) and mostly based on what friends have chosen.  Since festival shows are a crapshoot, I figured that letting them pick was as good a method at finding the diamonds as any. 

I'll be seeing about as many NYMF shows this year; so far I've signed up for Without You and Fellowship!, and I'm waiting for the cast lists before I choose some others.


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