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Friday, August 11, 2023

Off-Broadway News: Irish Repertory Theatre Announces Encore Presentation of A. R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” Beginning Wednesday, September 5, 2023 by David Roberts

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) announced today that they will present an encore run of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, d…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Broadway Review: “Here Lies Love” at the Broadway Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

One of the best things about the new incarnation of the musical “Here Lies Love” which has recently opened at the Broadway Theatre, is that it does not rely on that common fact that Imel…

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Off-Broadway Review: The Church Is on Trial in Landmark Productions “The Saviour” at the Irish Repertory Theatre (Through Sunday, August 13, 2023) by David Roberts

New York theater goers know Marie Mullen from her performance in “The Cripple of Inishmaan” as Billy Claven’s Aunt Kate who talks to stones, and from her performance in “The Beauty Q…

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

Broadway Review: “The Cottage” at the Helen Hayes Theater (Through Sunday, October 29, 2023) by David Roberts

The familiar post-TONY lull that usually occurs during the summer months of July and August, when everyone takes a break to flee the city for a bit of ocean breeze, doesn’t seem to be happ…

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Preview: “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” (Through Sunday, August 6, 2023) by David Roberts

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is proud to present Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, written by acclaimed playwright Lanie Robertson with musical arrangements by Danny Holgat…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:43AM
Monday, July 17, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Triple Threat” at Theatre Row (Through Sunday, July 30, 2023) by David Roberts

James T. Lane portrayed choreographer Paul Williams in the American tour of “Ain’t Too Proud” and his many Broadway roles have included “Chicago” (Billy Flynn), “Kiss Me Kate” …

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Days of Wine and Roses” at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (Through Sunday, July 16, 2023) by David Roberts

Since the Atlantic Theater Company first announced that Brian d’Arcy James and Kelli O’Hara would lead the cast of the new musical “Days of Wine and Roses” based on the book by JP Mi…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 02:38PM
Sunday, July 2, 2023

Musical and Dance Review: “Notre Dame de Paris” at the David H. Koch Theater (Through Sunday, July 16, 2023) by David Roberts

“Notre Dame de Paris” is based on the novel by Victor Hugo and is adapted by author Luc Plamondon with music composed by Richard Cocciante. The musical and dance piece is billed as a mus…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “The Gospel According to Heather” at Theater 555 (Through Sunday, July 9, 2023) by David Roberts

“The Gospel According to Heather” a new musical which is now playing at Theater 555 fails to deliver any clear message let alone a gospel, constantly being sidetracked by insignificant s…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:57PM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Broadway Review: “Grey House” at the Lyceum Theatre (Through Sunday, September 3, 2023) by David Roberts

Years (decades, centuries, eons) of interminable suffering hang over the gables of Grey House. And while there is no forgiveness or redemption within, the walls of the house encase unrelenti…

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Off-Broadway Review: Defibrillator and M. Green Productions “Foxes” at 59E59 Theaters (Through Sunday, July 2, 2023) by David Roberts

“Foxes” a new play by Dexter Flanders now having a run at 59E59 theaters is appropriately named since the two central characters Daniel (an earnest Raphel Famotibe) and Leon (a complex B…

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: Prospect Theater Company’s “Lizard Boy” at Theatre Row (Through Saturday, July 1, 2023) by David Roberts

“Lizard Boy” a new Indie-Rock musical with book, music and lyrics by Justin Huertas is currently playing at New World Stages presented by Prospect Theater Company. It can be described as…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:27PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground” at Theatre at St. Clements (Through Sunday, July 30, 2023) by David Roberts

It was only one day after Father’s Day. It was Juneteenth. As we walked to The Theatre at St. Clements to see “Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground,” we anticipated Richard Hellesen’s on…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: Audible Theater’s “Sorry For Your Loss” at Minetta Lane Theatre (Through Sunday, June 4, 2023) by David Roberts

Audible Theater is currently presenting “Sorry For Your Loss” a solo show written and performed by Michael Cruz Kayne at The Minetta Lane Theatre, which approaches the subject of grievin…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Broadway Review: “A Doll’s House” at the Hudson Theatre (Through Saturday, June 10, 2023) by David Roberts

Amy Herzog’s compelling new version of “A Doll’s House,” Jamie Lloyd’s transcendent direction (2023 Tony Nominee), and Soutra Gilmour’s carnal scenic design create the landscape …

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC) Announces the Winners of the 72nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Commemorating the 2022-2023 Broadway and Off-Broad by David Roberts

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the winners of the 72nd …

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Broadway Review: “New York, New York” at the St. James Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

The long-awaited musical “New York, New York” has finally arrived on the Great White Way paying homage to the city that bears its name and dazzling audiences with its signature song. It …

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Outer Critics Circle Announces Nominees for the 72nd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards by David Roberts

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, are pleased to announce the nominees for the 72…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:23AM
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Broadway Review: “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Mischief Theatre has returned to Broadway with another play that isn’t going exactly as planned, exactly the way the creative team wanted it to, now on stage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre…

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Friday, April 21, 2023

Broadway Review: “Camelot” at the Vivian Beaumont in Lincoln Center Theater (Currently On) by David Roberts

In the “Camelot” now on the stage of The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, magic has been replaced with science, wizardry replaced by wisdom, romance replaced by practicality, a…

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Broadway Review: “Shucked” at the Nederlander Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

After all the hype and waiting it is here. The new Broadway musical “Shucked,” with a book by Robert Horn, and music and lyrics by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, has opened and is curr…

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Broadway Review: “Bob Fosse’s Dancin'” at the Music Box Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

There are two questions you should probably ask yourself when deciding to attend a performance of the revival of “Dancin” which was originally produced in 1978, when it was nominated for…

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Dance/Book News: “Movement at the Still Point: An Evening of Dance” One Night Only at the Joyce Theater Celebrates Release of Mark Mann’s New Bo by David Roberts

World-renowned celebrity portrait photographer Mark Mann celebrates the release of his new coffee table book Movement at the Still Point: An Ode to Dance with a one night only star-studd…

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Broadway Review: “Life of Pi” Teases Mind, Body, and Spirit at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Yann Martel’s 2001 novel “Life of Pi” is a coming-of-age story, the story of “one boy, one boat, one tiger.” Walker/Canongate published Martel’s Booker Prize novel in 2010 as a y…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Broadway Review: “Bad Cinderella” at the Imperial Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Most, if not all, of my colleagues did not like “Bad Cinderella.” However, the performance I recently attended was sold out and that often undervalued pundit known as “the audience” …

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Broadway Review: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at the Lunt-Fontane Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Perhaps one of the best reasons to attend the present revival of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is to hear the exceptional score by the late Stephen Sondheim, gloriousl…

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Broadway Review: “Parade” at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

The musical “Parade” opened on Broadway in 1998 and was subject to a short run, closing in February of 1999 before eventually winning two TONY awards for Best Book of a musical by Alfred…

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Off-Broadway Review: “The Harder They Come” at the Public’s Newman Theater (Extended Through Sunday, April 9, 2023) by David Roberts

Currently running at the Public’s Newman Theater, “The Harder They Come” is based on the 1972 film by the same name produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor…

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Dark Disabled Stories” Sadly Disappoints at the Public’s Shiva Theater (Through Sunday, March 26, 2023) by David Roberts

I am an LGBTQ+ able-bodied and hearing person walking into the lobby of one of my favorite venues: The Public Theater.  There is a notice on the door to mask up before entering. I am early …

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Broadway Review: “The Collaboration” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Through Sunday, February 12, 2023) by David Roberts

Unlike the typical one-thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle where the completed puzzle matches the image on the cover, “The Collaboration’s” dénouement and resolution are nothing like the pla…

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Broadway Review: “A Beautiful Noise” at the Broadhurst Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Fans of jukebox musicals and Neil Diamond will be thrilled with the current production of “A Beautiful Noise” now playing at the Broadhurst Theatre. This production is packed with plenty…

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All that Chat

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