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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur - Settling for what you can get by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderA feeling of despair lurks just below the surface in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur. This seldom-seem Tennessee Williams drama, which had its initial New York run …

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The True - Where Loyalty is Everything by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderWhat do you do when the one thing you’ve always counted on is suddenly yanked out from under you? This is the question posed in Sharr White’s new political…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Be More Chill - A Delightful Experience by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderBig Brother is no longer simply watching. He’s now taking an active role, in everything. So suggests the musical Be More Chill at The Pershing Square Si…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Lost Supper – A Hypnotic Dinner Party by Judd Hollander

A Surrealistic Journey Well Worth TakingReviewed by Judd HollanderDid you ever have a dream where different elements from completely separate parts of your life - a current love, a place you…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mary Page Marlowe - Getting To Know You - Just Not Completely by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderEach of us during the course of our lives will meet, work and interact with numerous people on an almost daily basis. Yet in the end, we'll never really know many o…

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Peace For Mary Frances - A Tale of Dysfunction That Misses the Mark by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderChoosing to die with dignity when your body is falling apart is a hotly debated topic. But what happens when one's entire family agrees with that decision, only to …

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Me and My Girl - A Musical From Yesterday Comes Roaring To Life by Judd Hollander

 Reviewed by Judd HollanderIn this world of message musicals and important themes, it’s nice to know that every so often a vehicle comes along whose only purpose is to offer a good ti…

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Long Day's Journey Into Night - One family's fall from grace by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderLike an immense series of interlocking puzzle pieces, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night inexorably charts the downfall of a family which has …

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Summer and Smoke - More Than 90% There by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderOne can't be helped out of a bad situation unless they are first willing to help themselves. A tenet for anyone suffering from substance abuse, and also when it com…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Yerma - Where Need Becomes A Dangerous Obsession by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderDirector Simon Stone's reinterpretation of Federico García Lorca's Yerma is, quite simply, one of the best shows of this or any other theatre season. Enj…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jerry Springer-The Opera by Judd Hollander

A Good Idea Taken Too FarReviewed by Judd HollanderIn the world of tabloid talk shows, few are more famous, or infamous, than "The Jerry Springer Show". A place where relationships, question…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Flight - Putting A Human Face On A Hot Button Issue by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe McKittrick Hotel, home to such artistic triumphs as Sleep No More and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, has another winner with their latest offering, Flig…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hey, Look Me Over! - It's What's Not There That's The Problem by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderFor the last quarter of a century, the appeal of the Encores! series at New York City Center has been the opportunity for audiences to see little known, or long for…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Disco Pigs - the Pangs of Youth by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderIt’s great to have a best friend when you’re a child. Someone you can tell secrets to, watch television with, and just hang out together. But as one grows …

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box - The Many Shades of Racial History by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderShadows of the past run long and deep, and breaking free to find your own way is not as easy as it may seem. A point Adrienne Kennedy makes clear in her absolutely …

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Undertaking - A Pallid Examination of the Dark Side by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderA theatrical documentarian gets pulled into his own subject in The Undertaking, now at 59E59 Theaters.After working on various projects for the investigative t…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Ballyturk - Where The End Of The Road Is Just Out Of Sight by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderIf "sleep is freedom", as one character points out in Enda Walsh's Ballyturk, then it follows that ignorance is bliss and knowledge offers an awareness that can be …

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Friday, December 29, 2017

The Children - Posing Questions of Responsibility by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander"I don't know how to want less", exclaims Hazel (Deborah Findlay) in Lucy Kirkwood's dystopian drama The Children. This Londontransfer currently having its North Am…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

It's A Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play - All About Making A Difference by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderEach person’s life touches others, often in the most unexpected ways. It’s a lesson learned by George Bailey in the 1946 film “It’s A Wonderful Life", and g…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Downtown Race Riot - A Matter of Perception by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderJust because one person has an opinion of how they stand in a cultural context, doesn't mean people with different social perspectives share that same opinion. This…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Who's Holiday! - One Woman, Starting Again by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderFor the record, the Grinch did not pat Cindy Lou Who on the butt during that long ago Christmas Eve, nor was she possibly three years old at the time the two first …

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Harry Clarke - One Man's Search for Himself by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderBilly Crudup gives a powerful performance in David Cale's Harry Clarke. A one-man play about the realizations and pitfalls that come with self-discovery, now at the…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Illyria - Offering Much, But Not Telling Enough by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe birth pangs of the New York Shakespeare Festival, particularly its conflicts with the New York City Parks Department and city planner Robert Moses are the stuff…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Of Thee I Sing - It's Message Still Soars by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderSatire may be what closes on Saturday night, as playwright George S. Kaufman once said, but that was certainly not the case for the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical O…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Home Place - Not Always Where The Heart Is by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe breakdown of the status quo can be tough on those who've lived by it for so long. An issue Brian Friel examines in his 2005 dramaThe Home Place. The work having…

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Measure For Measure - A cup more than half empty by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderElevator Repair Service, known for taking literary classics and adapting them to the stage - with results ranging from somewhat interesting to completely astonishin…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

A Clockwork Orange - Where It's All In The Eyes Of The Beholder by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderOne of the more provocative dramas to hit the Off-Broadway stage in recent years is the U.K. import, A Clockwork Orange. A transfer of Anthony Burgess’ 1962 …

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday - A Tale of Family, Childhood and Mortality by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe subtext to the question "when did you grow up" is "when did you stop being a child"? A question explored in Sarah Ruhl’s bittersweet drama For Peter Pan …

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Parallelogram - A Bit Off The Mark by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderWhat if you knew exactly how your life was going to turn out, and there was absolutely nothing you could do to change it? One woman finds herself in exactly that si…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Fun and Frolic, But Too Little Heart by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe Public Theater pulls out all the stops with its eye-catching presentation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Delacorte Theater in Central …

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Opening Skinner’s Box - An Interesting Intellectual Voyage by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe theatrical group Improbable takes a look at the struggle to understand the human condition, as well as its strengths, weaknesses and limits in Opening Skinner's…

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