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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Brian Scott Lipton

If you’re the sort of person who goes to the theater to escape reality, then head far away from Classic Stage Company, where artistic director John Doyle is helming Bertolt Brecht’s “T…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

CHANGE OF HEART by Brian Scott Lipton

In his hilarious solo show, Mike Birbiglia tells the story of how he overcame his lifelong objection to parenthood.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Review: The New One starring Mike Birbiglia by Brian Scott Lipton

Is there anyone out there in either the comedy world or the theatrical scene capable of delivering more laughs per minute than Mike Birbiglia? I don’t think so.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: King Kong by Brian Scott Lipton

Like the men on Denham’s ship, theatergoers who have shelled out hard-earned dollars for this misguided monkey business may rightly consider staging a mutiny.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: American Son by Brian Scott Lipton

Race relations in America gets a starring role in Broadway's American Son.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Review: Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Urie Lights Up Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Review: Days of Rage by Brian Scott Lipton

Like many a photograph taken by a true artist, Steven Levenson’s new work, “Days of Rage,” now premiering at Second Stage, expertly captures its time and place: a ramshackle “collect…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review: The Waverly Gallery by Brian Scott Lipton

Elaine May's performance in The Waverly Gallery is truly a work of art.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Review: Jez Butterworth’s “The Ferryman” by Brian Scott Lipton

“The Ferryman” is a thrilling ride --and one you’ll regret missing getting onboard if you don’t grab a ticket.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

BATTLE OVER TRUTH by Brian Scott Lipton

This marvelously entertaining and thought-provoking play brings to life a battle being fought every day in our society.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Gloria: A Life by Brian Scott Lipton

By the most conventional of critical standards, it’s hard to call “Gloria: A Life,” Emily Mann’s new bioplay about the pioneering journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem, a true succe…

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Review: The Lifespan of a Fact by Brian Scott Lipton

"The Lifespan of a Fact” is a marvelously entertaining and thought-provoking play, one that could have a lifespan of years at Studio 54 if...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Review: Glenn Close stars in Mother of the Maid by Brian Scott Lipton

In a play full of missteps and misguided choices, this is the mother of all mistakes!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

THROUGH A NEW LENS by Brian Scott Lipton

This innovative production finds all kinds of ways to breathe new life into this Golden Age musical.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Review: What the Constitution Means to Me by Brian Scott Lipton

In life, love, even theater – timing can be everything. Take Heidi Schreck’s highly informative and extremely moving “What the Constitution Means to Me.”

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Review: The Nap by Brian Scott Lipton

Unless you don’t have a funny bone in your body – or if you have a serious case of narcolepsy – it’s impossible to fall asleep during the first act of Richard Bean’s Brit-com “Th…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review: Bernhardt/Hamlet by Brian Scott Lipton

Theresa Rebeck is bringing audiences to its feet with “Bernhardt/Hamlet” now at the Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The True starring Edie Falco by Brian Scott Lipton

Edie Falco delivers the kind of riveting, tour-de-force performance that basically makes “The True” worth the price of your ticket.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Brian Scott Lipton

Here are a few of the collective reactions audience members can expect to feel while watching Jen Silverman’s provocative, intentionally messy “Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties,” n…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

TUNING OUT THE WAR by Brian Scott Lipton

Bernard Shaw s 1919 dramedy remains a multi-dimensional portrait of human nature.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

STRIKE BREAKERS by Brian Scott Lipton

Lillian Hellman s play gets off to a slow start, but it really comes alive in the second act.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Review: Be More Chill by Brian Scott Lipton

Adults (especially those attending without the young ones) may be less inclined to swallow this Chill pill.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: The New One by Brian Scott Lipton

Is there anyone out there in either the comedy world or the theatrical scene capable of delivering more laughs per minute than Mike Birbiglia? I don’t think so

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Review: Twelfth Night by Brian Scott Lipton

“If music be the food of love, play on,” is undoubtedly one of the most famous lines in William Shakespeare’s comic romance “Twelfth Night,” and there is equally little doubt that …

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Review: The House That Will Not Stand by Brian Scott Lipton

The House That Will Not Stand is "extremely thought provoking." You will enjoy "every tantalizing morsel."

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Head Over Heels is "truly enchanting" by Brian Scott Lipton

Since not all of us can afford a summer getaway, a trip to “Head Over Heels” featuring the music of the 1980s girl group The Go-Go’s, may be the brief but satisfying vacation we all ne…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: Straight White Men by Brian Scott Lipton

Hollywood heartthrob Armie Hammer makes his stage debut in "Straight White Men."

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Review: Fire in Dreamland by Brian Scott Lipton

It not altogether surprising that in “Fire in Dreamland,” Rinne Groff’s alternately haunting and banal new play at the Public Theater, the main character’s dream of a new life is jus…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever by Brian Scott Lipton

What will you see if you go to the Irish Repertory Theatre’s revival – or should I say –revisal of Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane’s 1965 Broadway musical “On A Clear Day You Can S…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review: Carmen Jones by Brian Scott Lipton

The moment Anika Noni Rose takes the stage as the title character of the 1943 musical “Carmen Jones,” you will instantly recall how transcendent a performer this Tony Award winner can be…

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Review: Girls & Boys by Brian Scott Lipton

Dennis Kelly’s “Girls & Boys,” being performed by the astounding Carey Mulligan at the Minetta Lane Theatre, is a must-see production.

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