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Friday, January 11, 2019

OPERATIC HEIGHTS by Jeremy Gerard

While the orchestra performance and set design are amazing, Bartlett Sher’s staging has a few kinks to work out.

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POETIC REALISM by Jeremy Gerard

Director Trip Cullman conjures a gorgeous conspiracy of elements with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s memory play.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Opinion: On ‘All My Sons’ and breaking with tradition by Jeremy Gerard

In the midst of the usual year-end rash of “Best Of” lists and seasonal jolliness came news that a spring revival of Arthur Miller’s first Broadway success, “All My Sons,” had hit …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

HOLLYWOOD ATTICUS by Jeremy Gerard

Jeff Daniels puts in a great performance, but there s an element missing here that was essential to the book and film.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DOCUMENT OF A DOCUMENT by Jeremy Gerard

Heidi Schreck’s engaging play may stick with you long after you ve left the theater.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

MAD AS HELL AND STILL TAKING IT by Jeremy Gerard

Bryan Cranston gives a towering performance in Ivo van Hove s stage adaptation of the 1976 film.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

GODDESS OF POP by Jeremy Gerard

Cher fans will be singing the praises of Stephanie J. Block, who leads three great actresses in this spectacular musical.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

FLATTERY AND OBJECTIVITY by Jeremy Gerard

Bobby Cannavale and Daniel Radcliffe go up against each other in this true story of a writer and fact checker fighting to get a story right.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Opinion: To close or not to close? by Jeremy Gerard

Heading into the holidays, the Broadway season so far has been remarkable for the breadth of its appeal and the range of subjects. Along with the usual spate of film-to-musical adaptations (…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

SUPERSIZED FLOP by Jeremy Gerard

After the dazzle of the special effects wears off, this behemoth musical feels pretty small.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

LOVE AND GRIEF by Jeremy Gerard

In Moisés Kaufman’s uneven but moving production, the cast doesn t quite measure up to the original.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

INTO THE ABYSS by Jeremy Gerard

At age 86, Elaine May turns in an electrifying performance as a woman whose mind is slipping away.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

HARVEST TIME by Jeremy Gerard

Grief and joy alike suffuse a play that is a triumph through and through.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

A MOTHER'S ANGUISH by Jeremy Gerard

Glenn Close stars as Joan of Arc’s mother, who must wrestle with her daughter s visions.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

PARADE PASSING BY by Jeremy Gerard

As this musical production takes to the road, Betty Buckley radiates joy from center stage.

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Opinion: Can off-Broadway intimacy survive a Broadway transfer? by Jeremy Gerard

“Will it move?” If you’re in the theater business, you know what that question is about. When a new show opens anywhere outside the Broadway theater district, whether it’s SoHo or Sa…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

GHOSTS BLOWIN' IN THE WIND by Jeremy Gerard

Characters and songs collide in Conor McPherson s ode to Dylan and the Depression.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

GET SNOOKERED by Jeremy Gerard

Richard Bean’s new play provides a kind of tear-inducing laughter that is in short supply on Broadway.

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Opinion: Is $20 million-plus the new normal for Broadway musicals? by Jeremy Gerard

Every Broadway season boasts a show or two that promises big-screen thrills delivered on record-busting budgets. Back in 1987, the Shubert Organization swallowed the cost of structural reinf…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

ENDURING LIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

With her life s work, Mazzie s gift to theatergoers and colleagues alike was happiness in its purest state.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Opinion: Craig Zadan’s legacy will live on through Broadway, TV projects by Jeremy Gerard

As he accepted the fifth, and most important, Creative Emmy award for “Jesus Christ Superstar” last Sunday, executive producer Neil Meron said, “This is for Craig. Craig Zadan’s miss…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

UNIFYING CONVICTIONS by Jeremy Gerard

A short run of this revelatory 1983 musical marks a homecoming of a show that has entered theater history.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

NO ROMANCE, NO COMEDY by Jeremy Gerard

There s not a shred of originality in this repurposing of the 1990 film.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ recoups its $4 million investment by Caitlin Huston and Jeremy Gerard

“The Play That Goes Wrong” has recouped its $4 million capitalization, 17 months after it began performances on Broadway. The play originally announced it would be closing on Au…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

BATTLE OF THE BANDS by Jeremy Gerard

This musical is so full of cheesiness and clichés that anyone who buys a ticket will come to regret it.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

DESERT SONG by Jeremy Gerard

As the Best Musical continues to soar, Sasson Gabay brings a different take to the role of Tewfiq.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

SHAKESPEARE FOR ALL by Jeremy Gerard

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub s musicalized adaptation is a celebration that brings all five boroughs of New York together.

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Opinion: How two Broadway musicals adapted to the #MeToo era by Jeremy Gerard

Rarely has the phrase “900-pound gorilla” seemed as apt as the dilemma facing Broadway producers and creatives this season — especially those who are adapting iconic films from the pas…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

LIGHTWEIGHT TRANSGRESSION by Jeremy Gerard

Good intentions and terrific songs don’t add up to a good rock musical.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

COMPLICIT IN HORROR by Jeremy Gerard

With cameras amplifying grotesque images onto a large screen, The Damned is as unsettling onstage as it was on film.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Opinion: Broadway profits keep nonprofits alive by Jeremy Gerard

“There’s no profit like nonprofit!” was a cherished mantra of the late Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld. Long before his passing in 2008, Schoenfeld understood that the …

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