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Monday, September 9, 2019

BETRAYAL – IT TAKES 3 TO TANGO in this dance of duplicity by Oscar E Moore

Pinter can be puzzling.  Not so here, in this exceptional revival expertly directed by Mr. Jamie Lloyd.  Imported from across the pond with its original stars intact.  This is no snobbish…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

MOULIN ROUGE! The musical – The Bohemians are back by Oscar E Moore

Based on the 2001 controversial Baz Luhrmann music video styled movie MOULIN ROUGE! a new creative team has brought back its Bohemians of Montmartre circa 1899 with a vengeance – and mammo…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

STONEWALL – 50 years later by Oscar E Moore

In 1995 a demo cassette recording was produced by Al Lowman for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.  STONEWALL a new musical was composed by Robin Webb with book and lyrics by Mich…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

FRANKIE & JOHNNY in the CLAIR de LUNE – Taking a chance on love by Oscar E Moore

Some believe in love (or is it lust?) at first sight and others do not.  So, why not take a chance on love?  One never knows.  For skeptical Frankie (Audra McDonald) a middle-aged actress…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

HILLARY AND CLINTON – Behind Closed Doors by Oscar E Moore

A momentous moment in the life of Hillary (Laurie Metcalf) – January 8, 2008.  New Hampshire Democratic Primary.  Also for Clinton (John Lithgow) and Mark (Zak Orth), campaign manager fo…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

GARY A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS – Blood, guts and a bucket full of belly laughs by Oscar E Moore

Titus who?  General Titus Andronicus was a fictional character in Shakespeare’s first and only fictional revenge tragedy that takes place during the fall of the Roman Empire.  He returns…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

TOOTSIE is FAB-U-LOUS – manna from musical comedy heaven by Oscar E Moore

Breaking News:  Hot on the heels of receiving 11 Tony Award Nominations TOOTSIES’ Dorothy Michaels aka Michael Dorsey is basking in the glow of her newly found stardom, quickly becoming t…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ALL MY SONS – a timely 1947 Arthur Miller original revisited by Oscar E Moore

Director Jack O’Brien immediately grabs our attention with a fierce thunderstorm erupting at the American Airlines Theatre as a projection of a fighter aircraft going down, against what wi…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

BEETLEJUICE on Broadway – a real horror by Oscar E Moore

The dead have arrived at the Winter Garden Theatre in this almost dead on arrival so-called musical comedy called BEETLEJUICE based on the 1988 cult favorite movie of the same title by Tim B…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

INK – SMUT SELLS by Oscar E Moore

Fleet Street, London.  Center for print journalism.  1969.  A 38 year old, brash newspaper mogul, already wealthy Australian, Rupert Murdoch (Bertie Carvel) takes over a struggling London…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

OKLAHOMA! Groundbreaking revival of the groundbreaking 1943 original by Oscar E Moore

  The genius behind this totally exciting, engrossing, entertaining and country western infused revival of OKLAHOMA! is director Daniel Fish.  Of course he was working with the material of…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BURN THIS – a compelling, whirlwind, romantic revival by Oscar E Moore

Love may pierce your heart at the most unexpected times with a most unexpected partner.  Some may have love taken away and some may never experience it at all.  Such is the case in Lanford…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Sam Gold’s KING LEAR starring Glenda Jackson by Oscar E Moore

The Ides of March has come and gone.  Now is the springtime of our discontent.  And… ‘tis the season to be different:  new plays, old revivals, star vehicles, three hour plus producti…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

HADESTOWN on Broadway by Oscar E Moore

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something bluesy.   This about sums up the sometimes exciting, sometimes repetitive, sometimes off the track lavish sweaty and sultry prod…

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Monday, April 1, 2019


How about ditching our old Constitution for a new one?  A Constitution that was created by the all too powerful, all too privileged and all too white men who owned property – some being s…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

AIN’T TOO PROUD the life and times of THE TEMPTATIONS by Oscar E Moore

For the dedicated fans of the “Classic 5” Temptations it’s all about the music.  The Motown sound of the 60’s.  On this point AIN’T TOO PROUD the life and times of The Temptation…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE by John Guare – a talent to amuse and confuse by Oscar E Moore

A superb cast spearheaded by a befuddled and dead pan John Larroquette who only leaves the stage briefly during a brief intermission or to change his pants at the Mitzi E. Newhouse in this w…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

BE MORE CHILL makes it to B’way – I’m glad I’m not young anymore by Oscar E Moore

  Still trying to “chill out” after seeing the social media cult sensation sci-fi cautionary teenage tale of woe musical BE MORE CHILL at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway.  Not altogethe…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

KISS ME, KATE! – Timeless revisal where “so in love” says it all by Oscar E Moore

  Finally!  A necessary and extremely well put together magical musical.  With wit and charm and sex and style, a dose or two of the double entendre, some slapstick and a couple of gangst…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

HARPER LEE’S “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” on Broadway by Oscar E Moore

Worthwhile.  Adjective.  Worth the time, effort or money spent; of value or importance.  And it is this word that describes beautifully this compassionate and memorable memory play TO KIL…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

TRUE WEST unbalanced revival – a toast to the toasters by Oscar E Moore

Sam Shepard’s 1980 period piece TRUE WEST comes across as an amalgamation of character study, Albee’s The American Dream (1961) and Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (1965) with a chorus of …

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

CHOIR BOY oh boy oh boy by Oscar E Moore

To snitch or not to snitch?  That is the dilemma facing Pharus Jonathan Young (Jeremy Pope) the flamboyantly gay, smartass, witty, intelligent, Bible quoting, take-no-nonsense crap from any…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT – David vs. Goliath equals inconsequential semantics by Oscar E Moore

On the eve of this limited run engagement’s closing at Studio 54 on January 13th, I offer this summation. Fact:  It has been reported to have recouped its investment costs.  Eyeing Londo…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

THE CHER SHOW – Déjà vu by Oscar E Moore

Déjà vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation, best describes this cursory, surreal, Reader’s Digest condensation, “This Is Your Life” Las Vegas type extr…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NETWORK – starring a brilliant Bryan Cranston by Oscar E Moore

I’m pleased as punch and I’d like to take in this production again and again – all the time wondering why it has taken so long for this theatrical jewel to arrive and wondering if Padd…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

THE PROM – Love thy neighbor and love this show by Oscar E Moore

  Make a date.  Take a date.  With a friend.  A lover.  A teenager or person of a certain age who remembers what “musical-comedy” was in its prime.  Better yet take someone who…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

AMERICAN SON – in stark black and white at the Booth by Oscar E Moore

This is not a great one act play.  It is a taut and timely play.  A play torn from the horrific racial headlines that we read daily.  And see nightly on the news.  And so it is predictab…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

KING KONG – The beast has landed. Kerplop! by Oscar E Moore

Remember the original Gong Show?  Mid-70’s TV fare?  Where amateur talent might be stopped mid-act by the “striking of a large gong” putting an abrupt end to the dubious talent on vi…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

THE OTHER JOSH COHEN – a clever, joyous off-Broadway mensch-ical by Oscar E Moore

Finally, a respite from mediocrity.  A relief from rap and unrelenting horrible headlines.  A Rolaids-like cure for indigestible musicals can be found at the Westside Theatre/Downstairs in…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

THE WAVERLY GALLERY – Into the abyss with ELAINE MAY on Broadway by Oscar E Moore

At the Golden Theatre, where “An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May” opened 58 years ago, Elaine May – a spry 86 with all her faculties and comic instincts intact – is …

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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