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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Beautiful: Some Kind of Wonderful Show by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: Abby Mueller shows the world all the love in her heart as Broadway’s current Carole King in the long-running biomusical The post Beautiful: Some Kind of Won…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Uncle Vanya: Richard Nelson Goes to Russia by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Richard Nelson brings his signature understated style to Chekhov’s tragicomedy in this debut from the Hunter Theater Project The post Uncle Vanya: Richard Nelson Goes to Russi…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collective Rage: All Betties, All the Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jen Silverman’s characters are smart, sharp-tongued, and far from stereotypical. Try to keep up. The post Collective Rage: All Betties, All the Time appeared first on New York St…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Private Peaceful: One Soldier’s Story, in Multiple Voices by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Another World War I–era novel from ‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo gets the theatrical treatment The post Private Peaceful: One Soldier’s Story, in Multiple Voices a…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Days to Come: Less-Than-Mint-Condition Hellman by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The Mint Theater digs up Lillian Hellman’s long-forgotten, failed 1936 drama The post Days to Come: Less-Than-Mint-Condition Hellman appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Henry VI: Stop and Smell the War of the Roses by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The National Asian American Theatre Company condenses Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays into a two-part, five-and-a-half-hour experience The post Henry VI: Stop and Smell the…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Déjà Vu All Over Again by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The groans drown out the laughs at this totally unoriginal original musical The post Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Déjà Vu All Over Again appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Head Over Heels: The Beat Goes On by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Mad about the Go-Go’s? Get up and go to the Elizabethan-set musical packed with their hook-heavy hits. The post Head Over Heels: The Beat Goes On appeared first on New York S…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Straight White Men: Check Their Privilege! by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Young Jean Lee makes her Broadway debut with a Christmas-set family drama starring Josh Charles and Armie Hammer as backslapping bros The post Straight White Men: Check Their Privi…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mary Page Marlowe: Six Actresses, One Amazing Woman by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Tracy Letts returns to the Midwest with a subdued but stunning play about someone “unexceptional” The post Mary Page Marlowe: Six Actresses, One Amazing Woman appeared fi…

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Gone Missing: Requiem for a Composer by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The late Michael Friedman receives a fitting tribute at Encores! Off-Center with The Civilians’ melancholy Gone Missing. The post Gone Missing: Requiem for a Composer appeared…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A Fine Romance by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus star in Irish Rep’s stripped-down, chamber-style revival of the 1960s musical. The post On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A Fine Romance app…

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Songs for a New World: Reach for the ‘Stars’ by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jason Robert Brown fans rejoice! The Tony-winning composer’s first work is getting the Encores! treatment. The post Songs for a New World: Reach for the ‘Stars’ appea…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Girls & Boys: You Just Can’t Look Away by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan captivates in a gritty one-woman drama from Matilda scribe Dennis Kelly. The post Girls & Boys: You Just Can’t Look Away appeared fi…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Cyprus Avenue: Where Pride & Prejudice Meet by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Did you hear the one about the baby who looked like Gerry Adams? Cyprus Avenue is a black comedy in search of a weighty punch line.   The post Cyprus Avenue: Where Pride & Preju…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pass Over: A Bruised, Broken Tale of Black Life by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Antoinette Nwandu’s modern-day mash-up of Godot and Exodus pulls no punches when it comes to police violence. The post Pass Over: A Bruised, Broken Tale of Black Life appeare…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Othello: Moor Than Meets the Eye by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll wrestle with the green-eyed monster in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Othello. The post Othello: Moor Than Meets the Eye appeared firs…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fruit Trilogy: A Woman Is Not a Piece of Fruit by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Attention must be paid to Eve Ensler’s newest works, but your patience will be tested during this dissonant trio of shorts The post Fruit Trilogy: A Woman Is Not a Piece of Fruit…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Paradise Blue: Striving for That Perfect Note by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Dominique Morisseau wraps up her Detroit trilogy with a jazzy ode to the city’s once-thriving entertainment district The post Paradise Blue: Striving for That Perfect Note app…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Drunk Family History by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Lesley Manville’s performance in Eugene O’Neill’s wrenching family drama will leave you on a morphine-like high The post Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Drunk Family Hist…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Unexpected Joy: A Show Paved With Good Intentions by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ A four-character, all-female musical at the York Theatre is an Unexpected disappointment The post Unexpected Joy: A Show Paved With Good Intentions appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Brief History of Women: 1 Man, 1 House, 60 Years by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Alan Ayckbourn’s 81st is short on substance and long on style, but nevertheless a treat for his fans The post A Brief History of Women: 1 Man, 1 House, 60 Years appeared first on…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Henry V: Once More Unto the Breach by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit strips down the band-of-brothers play to a slick 105 minutes The post Henry V: Once More Unto the Breach appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

King Lear: Antony Sher’s Crowning Achievement by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ In his last dance with the Bard, Antony Sher tackles (and conquers) the mad king with the Royal Shakespeare Company The post King Lear: Antony Sher’s Crowning Achievement a…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Feeding the Dragon: Sharon Washington Hits the Books by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Sharon Washington pens and performs her New York City fairy tale of “The Little Girl Who Lived in a Library.” The post Feeding the Dragon: Sharon Washington Hits the Books appe…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Lobby Hero: A Fine Revival of Lonergan’s Slight Comedy by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Film stars Michael Cera and Chris Evans face off in the character-heavy, plot-light play.

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The Winter’s Tale: A Sad Tale’s Best for Spring by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Arin Arbus and Theatre for a New Audience embrace Shakespeare’s bear of a play

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Weaving Spider-Man's Complex Web by Melissa Rose Bernardo

Spider-Man's creators -- director-writer Julie Taymor and rockers Bono and The Edge -- share what it's like to spin a comic-book classic into Broadway's biggest spectacle.

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Reign of Fierstein by Melissa Rose Bernardo

Author-actor Harvey Fierstein returns to La Cage aux Folles and a role he created -- literally.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Boys Will Be Girls — The Waxing, Wigs, Couture and Corsets of Shakespeare's Leading Ladies by Melissa Rose Bernardo

Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and Paul Chahidi share some of the secrets behind their performances in Twelfth Night and Richard III on Broadway. *

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Regular Singing Review | News Reviews and News | Stage | EW.com by Melissa Rose Bernardo

Death is inescapable in Regular Singing, the much-anticipated fourth and final entry in Richard Nelson's Apple Family: Scenes From Life in the Country series, now receiving its world premier…

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