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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical” at New World Stages (Through Sunday, May 22, 2022) by David Roberts

There is something very special happening at New World Stages that every ardent admirer of great musical legends and theatre enthusiast should see. “Little Girl Blue”, the new Nina Simon…

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Broadway Review: “Six” at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Broadway has been graced with quite a bit of royalty considering the “SIX” queens that currently occupy the stage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, vying for the title of the most victimiz…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 06:00PM
Sunday, February 27, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: Vineyard Theatre and WP Theater’s “sandblasted” at the Vineyard Theatre (Extended through Sunday, March 13, 2022) by David Roberts

As Stacey Derosier’s lighting comes up on the stage of Charly Evon Simpson’s “sandblasted,” which is currently being co-presented by Vineyard Theatre and Women’s Project Theater a…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 05:00PM
Saturday, February 19, 2022

Broadway Review: “The Music Man” at the Wintergarden Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

The recent revival of “The Music Man” which has opened at the Winter Garden Theater comes to the stage with some good news for fans of a certain celebrity, and some bad news for avid the…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:43AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: The New Group’s “Black No More” at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Through Sunday, February 27, 2022) by David Roberts

A clue in in the “New York Times” crossword puzzle on Tuesday, February 15th was “Prefix with futurism.” The correct answer: ‘Afrofuturism,’ defined as “a cultural aesthetic t…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 07:30PM
Monday, February 7, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: Tambo & Bones” at Playwrights Horizons (Through Sunday, February 27, 2022) by David Roberts

In “Tambo & Bones,” currently running at Playwrights Horizons, playwright Dave Harris (“Summertime,” “Patricide”) gives the audience a minstrel show with three variety acts w…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 08:30PM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: “Kimberly Akimbo” at Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theater (Through Sunday, December 26, 2021) by David Roberts

“Kimberly Akimbo” may be one of the best new musicals to appear on the New York Theatre scene this season, glorified by the music of Jeanine Tesori, and enhanced with the unequivocal boo…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:37PM
Friday, December 10, 2021

Broadway Review: “Mrs. Doubtfire” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (Open Run) by David Roberts

The latest Broadway opening is the new musical comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” based on the immensely popular 1993 film which starred Robin Williams in the leading role. The plot revolves around…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:06PM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Broadway Review: “Caroline, or Change” at Roundabout’s Studio 54 (Tickets Available through Sunday January 9, 2022) by David Roberts

Racism, sexism, economic disparity, and stagnation roil beneath the surface Caroline Thibodeaux’s (an embattled yet resilient Sharon B Clarke) deep unhappiness, disappointment, and resista…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 02:58PM

Off-Broadway Review: “Trevor: The Musical” at Stage 42 (Open Run) by David Roberts

The new musical “Trevor: The Musical” based on the 1994 short film makes a valid attempt to bring to light the issues and problems that adolescent gay teens face, which result in attempt…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:42PM
Monday, November 22, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: “The Visitor” at the Public’s Newman Theater (Through Sunday, December 5, 2021) by David Roberts

The new musical “The Visitor,” now playing at the Public’s Newman Theater, is based on the 2007 film sharing the same title, with a book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, music by …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:27PM

Off-Broadway Review: “Morning Sun” at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I (Extended though Sunday December 19, 2021) by David Roberts

“I’m very scared. I’m very confused it’s very bright here please just tell me whether or not I am safe.” These are among the first words spoken by Charley McBride (an ethereal and …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:57AM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: “A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet” at the DR2 Theatre (Through Sunday November 21, 2021) by David Roberts

The new musical “A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet” with music, book and lyrics by Ben Fankhauser and Alex Wyse, who also star in the Off-Broadway production now occupying the DR2 The…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:18PM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Audio Drama Preview: “Around the Sun” Brings Egot Winners and Nominees Together in an Original Audio Drama by David Roberts

Around the Sun, an episodic audio drama, created by Brad Forenza, has launched its first episodes via the Broadway Podcast Network. New episodes premiere each week, throughout fall 2021. The…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 02:45PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Broadway Review: “The Lehman Trilogy” at the Nederlander Theatre (Through Sunday January 2, 2022) by David Roberts

If you were to sit in the dark in the Nederlander Theatre at the appointed hour, with the security screen lowered, you would eventually hear Candida Caldicot begin to play the stage-left pia…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:35PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Broadway Review: “Chicken & Biscuits” at Circle in the Square Theatre (Through Sunday January 2, 2022) by David Roberts

Had the playwright, director, and creative team of “Chicken & Biscuits” taken a cue from their “Oklahoma” colleagues who occupied the same Circle in the Square Theatre space in 2…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:22AM
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: Bedlam’s “Persuasion” at the Connelly Theatre (Through Sunday October 31, 2021) by David Roberts

Bedlam’s 2016 “Sense and Sensibility” was fresh, buoyant, engaging, and richly authentic. Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s text was transformative theatre, groundbreaking …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 06:16PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: New York Theatre Workshop’s “Sanctuary City” at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (Through Sunday October 10, 2021) by David Roberts

Since the controversy started about the destiny of so called “dreamers” and immigration moved to the forefront of the political spectrum, theatre has become a formidable platform, reveal…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 04:24PM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Broadway Review: “Pass Over” at the August Wilson Theatre (Through Sunday October 10, 2021) by David Roberts

In Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s most recent iteration of “Pass Over,” two “brothers” Moses (Jon Michael Hill) and Kitch (Namir Smallwood) engage in an interminable exchange of esca…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:13AM
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival 2021 Main Stage Review: “How I Learned What I Learned” (Through Sunday July 11, 2021) by David Roberts

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival 2021 Main Stage Review: “How I Learned What I Learned” (Through Sunday July 11, 2021 By August Wilson Co-Conceived by Todd Kreidler Directed by Christ…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Video on Demand Preview: Purdue University’s Department of Theatre Presents Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” (Friday April 1 by David Roberts

Purdue University’s Department of Theatre is presenting “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Bertolt Brecht. This weekend’s production will be available virtually April 16-18 from th…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 02:57PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Video on Demand: GFour Productions “Middletown” (Streaming through Sunday April 4, 2021) by David Roberts

Don Clancy’s play “Middletown” reflects on the lives of two couples who establish a close friendship, supporting each other through the trials and tribulations that life brings their w…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 04:58PM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Video on Demand Preview: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Virtual “Irish Poetry Slam” (Wednesday March 17, 2021) by David Roberts

David Staller, Artistic Director of Gingold Theatrical Group today announced that in lieu of the 2021 Golden Shamrock Gala, GTG would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an IRISH POETRY SLAM,…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:30PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Theatre Preview: Jersey City’s Shakespeare@ Presents “Julius Caesar” the Third Installment of Their All-Free Radio Play Season by David Roberts

Actors from Broadway and London’s West End team up for the Shakespeare@ Home, all-free radio play Julius Caesar, which launches Monday February 22nd at 7pm EST. The Tony Nominated actor Pa…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:57AM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Theatre News: March-April Cover for “Encore Monthly” Reveals Second Issue’s Theme: “The Dressing Room Project” by David Roberts

The March-April cover for Encore Monthly, featuring actor Bradley Gibson (The Lion King, A Bronx Tale), was revealed today, announcing the publication’s second issue that will hit mailboxe…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:42AM
Monday, January 11, 2021

Theatre News: Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Final Two Productions for Return to the Stage 2021 – 2022 by David Roberts

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce plans to produce two additional shows for Manhattan Theatre Club‘s 2021-2022 season. In t…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:45AM
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Video on Demand Review: The Irish Repertory Theatre’s “Meet Me in St. Louis: A Holiday Special in Song and on Screen” (Through January 2, 2021) by David Roberts

The Irish Repertory Theatre has been a leader in providing accessible online performances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Fall Season begam on September 22 featuring five Performan…

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Theatre Magazine Preview and Interview: “Encore Monthly:” The New Theatre Magazine for the 21st Century by David Roberts

“Encore Monthly” is a new theatre magazine for the 21st Century. It celebrates everything we love about American theatre, whether it is happening on the stages on Broadway or on the page…

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Video on Demand Review: Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” Starring Jefferson Mays (through January 3, 2010) by David Roberts

“Scrooge,” Noel Langley’s 1951 black-and-white film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” is perhaps the most celebrated version of the holiday classic. Notable amo…

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Video on Demand Review: San Francisco Playhouse’s “Song for a New World” (through December 31, 2020) by David Roberts

It is not at all news that theatre stages throughout the world have been dark and empty since the outbreak of COVID 19 and the rise of this virus to pandemic proportions, but it is also a re…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Holiday Streaming Preview: “The Nutcracker” at Wethersfield Streams Free from December 23 through December 26 by David Roberts

The Nutcracker at Wethersfield, a Covid-19 compliant “Nutcracker,” choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher, runs this holiday season through December 26 at the glorious Wethersfiel…

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards