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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Julie Madly Deeply: A Drop of Golden Sun by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Sarah-Louise Young’s musical tribute to Julie Andrews is full of heart, enthusiasm, and a totally voluntary singalong The post Julie Madly Deeply: A Drop of Golden Sun appeare…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Much Ado About Nothing: A Mostly Giddy Thing by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ We do spy some marks of love in this Shakespeare in the Park production starring Danielle Brooks The post Much Ado About Nothing: A Mostly Giddy Thing appeared first on New York St…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Mac Beth: Something Wicked Cool This Way Comes by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Director Erica Schmidt and an all-female cast update Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy for the Instagram age The post Mac Beth: Something Wicked Cool This Way Comes appeared first …

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Enter Laughing The Musical: Let’s Hope You Like Corn by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ The York revives its old-fashioned theater-themed hit in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary The post Enter Laughing The Musical: Let’s Hope You Like Corn appeared first on…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Curse of the Starving Class: A Blessing of a Revival by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Director Terry Kinney finds the perfect brooding poetic despair in Sam Shepard’s late-’70s drama The post Curse of the Starving Class: A Blessing of a Revival appeared first…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tootsie: They’ve Got Big Heels to Fill by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The Sydney Pollack–directed ’80s movie gets a Broadway makeover courtesy of screen-to-stage musical specialist David Yazbek The post Tootsie: They’ve Got Big Heels to Fill…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Pain of My Belligerence: Love Hurts by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Halley Feiffer stars in her own play about a writer battling Lyme disease and an obsessive codependent relationship The post The Pain of My Belligerence: Love Hurts appeared first …

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All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Still-Shattering Backyard Tragedy by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ More than 70 years after its premiere, Arthur Miller’s breakthrough drama proves as powerful (and timely) as ever The post All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Still-Shattering Back…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Burn This: Keri Russell and Adam Driver Lack Sizzle by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Keri Russell and Adam Driver play unlikely lovers in the first Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s play The post Burn This: Keri Russell and Adam Driver Lack Sizzle appeared fir…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

King Lear: Glenda Jackson Rants, Raves, and Rules by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Sam Gold’s production isn’t sharper than a serpent’s tooth, but Glenda Jackson wears the crown well The post King Lear: Glenda Jackson Rants, Raves, and Rules appeared first …

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Gets Political, and Personal by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Playwright-actress Heidi Schreck is really excited about the Constitution—and soon you will be, too The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Gets Political…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ain’t Too Proud: A Ball of Confusion by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The music of Detroit’s legendary Temptations gets the generic Broadway jukebox treatment The post Ain’t Too Proud: A Ball of Confusion appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks’ Bold and Brilliant New Drama by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks teams with the Public's Oskar Eustis on an audacious new epic The post White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks’ Bold and Brilliant New Drama ap…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate: It’s All Right With Me by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Even 71 years after its Broadway premiere, the backstage musical hasn’t lost its charm The post Kiss Me, Kate: It’s All Right With Me appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Be More Chill: A Sci-Fi Musical for Generation Z by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Joe Iconis’ internet sensation, a musical for the iGeneration, finally makes its way to Broadway The post Be More Chill: A Sci-Fi Musical for Generation Z appeared first on Ne…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Chick Flick the Musical: The Wineglass Is Half Empty by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ How many Chardonnay jokes can you fit into one show? You’re about to find out. The post Chick Flick the Musical: The Wineglass Is Half Empty appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

“Daddy”: A Drama With a Few Issues by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Alan Cumming stars as a wealthy art collector with a much-younger companion in Jeremy O. Harris’ provocative new play The post “Daddy”: A Drama With a Few Issues appeared fir…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Superhero: Waiting for Takeoff by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Tom Kitt and John Logan’s new musical is firmly earthbound. Where's a caped crusader when you need him? The post Superhero: Waiting for Takeoff appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Boesman and Lena: Don’t Call Them Rubbish by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ A troubling but worthwhile trip back to Athol Fugard’s apartheid-era South Africa The post Boesman and Lena: Don’t Call Them Rubbish appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof: A New Tradition by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Nothing is lost in translation in the heart-wrenching Yiddish-language tale of Tevye, his daughters, and the tiny town of Anatevka The post Fiddler on the Roof: A New Tradition …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sea Wall / A Life: Meditations on Life and Death by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a pair of somber, sometimes rewarding monologues by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne The post Sea Wall / A Life: Meditations on Life and Deat…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme: Where Hip Hop, Improv, and Comedy Meet by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The hip hop improv troupe cofounded by Lin-Manuel Miranda reunites for an off-Broadway run (with a few special guests) The post Freestyle Love Supreme: Where Hip Hop, Improv, an…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Under the Radar: Minor Character, [50/50] old school animation by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Chekhov's ubiquitous Vanya gets shaken and stirred ★★ Women endure emotional torture for the sake of friendship The post Under the Radar: Minor Character, [50/50] old school…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Choir Boy: Make a Joyful Noise by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney makes his long-awaited Broadway debut with this 2013 coming-of-age drama The post Choir Boy: Make a Joyful Noise appeared first on New York St…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Noura: On Marriage, Motherhood, Refugees, and Family by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Versatile playwright-performer Heather Raffo continues to explore her Middle Eastern heritage with a Christmas-set family drama The post Noura: On Marriage, Motherhood, Refugees…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Network: Maddening As Hell by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ To quote Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning screenplay, this Network messes with the primal forces of nature The post Network: Maddening As Hell appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Downstairs: Tim and Tyne Daly Dig Up Family Secrets by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ In their first-ever shared New York stage appearance, the dynamic real-life siblings star as brother and sister in Theresa Rebeck’s family drama The post Downstairs: Tim and Tyne…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

The Other Josh Cohen: A Lovable Loser’s Valentine by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ David Rossmer and Steve Rosen’s musical is as sweet as a bag of half-price Kit Kats The post The Other Josh Cohen: A Lovable Loser’s Valentine appeared first on New York…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

American Son: Ripped From the Headlines by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale star in this all-too-timely drama from lawyer/playwright Christopher Demos-Brown The post American Son: Ripped From the Headlines appeared firs…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: We Believe in Fairies by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Though it be but little, it is fierce. The Mobile Unit’s made-to-travel Midsummer doesn’t skimp on the laughs or the fairy dust. The post A Midsummer Night’s Dream: We Bel…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Good Grief: A Middling Drama From Writer/Star Ngozi Anyanwu by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ A Nigerian-American woman literally wrestles with grief in Ngozi Anyanwu’s disconnected drama The post Good Grief: A Middling Drama From Writer/Star Ngozi Anyanwu appeared first on …

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