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Saturday, January 18, 2020

MACDONALD'S TOP PICK OF 2019 by Sandy MacDonald

This chamber musical was a showcase for the extraordinary vocal talents of Joshua Henry.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:48PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

BEST OF 2019 by Sandy MacDonald

This chamber musical was a showcase for the extraordinary vocal talents of Joshua Henry.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:48PM
Thursday, December 12, 2019

LONELY SOULS by Sandy MacDonald

Beneath that teen rebel façade quivers a heart of gold.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 10:06PM
Thursday, October 17, 2019

HALF DIVINE by Sandy MacDonald

A teen-oriented musical grows too big for its britches.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:12AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

LET IT BE by Sandy MacDonald

If two Beatles sitting in a hotel room talking sounds boring to you, you re not wrong.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 01:36PM
Monday, July 8, 2019

CHILDHOOD CUT SHORT by Sandy MacDonald

David Cale’s autobiographical solo show recounts a boyhood marked by upheaval.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:24PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

WHAT A FARCE by Sandy MacDonald

You may go in grumpy, but a stupid-grin exit is assured.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:18PM
Monday, May 20, 2019

WARTIME MISSIVES by Sandy MacDonald

We get a privileged glimpse of WWII resistance through a real-life couple s letters.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:33PM
Thursday, May 2, 2019

TROPES AND TRICKS by Sandy MacDonald

This well-oiled exercise in classic farce lacks that special sauce.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 10:54PM
Monday, April 29, 2019

GIRLISH RIVALRY by Sandy MacDonald

You’re likely to come away both chastened and cheered by Tori Sampson s tale of girls caught in the beauty trap.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:48PM

WAR AT HOME by Sandy MacDonald

Escalation is the name of the game in this story of two families on either side of high school bullying.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:48PM

WORKERS' RIGHTS by Sandy MacDonald

Classic Stage Company presents a pared-down, timely portrait of the downtrodden proletariat.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:48PM

BLACK EXODUS by Sandy MacDonald

Promising new playwright Jordan E. Cooper gives a high-speed crash course in race relations.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:48PM

KNOCKOFF PYTHON by Sandy MacDonald

Taste is not a strong point in this spoof of Anglo-American relations mid-WWII.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:48PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

LOVE LIVES ON by Sandy MacDonald

Calvin Trillin brings a real-life love story back to life.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:04PM
Monday, January 28, 2019

THE ODDEST COUPLE by Sandy MacDonald

Sebastian Barry s latest about two cellmates growing close is just too ludicrous to buy into.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:54PM
Monday, January 21, 2019

FOREIGN TONGUES by Sandy MacDonald

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour builds a unique dramatic device that’s all heart.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:18PM
Friday, January 18, 2019

DISJOINTED BIOGRAPHY by Sandy MacDonald

The musicians are skilled, but the story about conductor Arturo Toscanini is steeped in sentimentality and smarminess.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 06:42PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

AVENGING ANGEL by Sandy MacDonald

A promising young playwright plumbs the vicissitudes of recovery.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:36PM
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

STUNTED DEVELOPMENT by Sandy MacDonald

Excellent acting pays off in this domestic drama.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:36PM
Friday, August 17, 2018

KEEPING WITH TRADITION by Sandy MacDonald

The schmaltz goes down more easily in Joel Grey s deft production.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:04PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018

UPPERS AND DOWNERS by Sandy MacDonald

This spirited revival delivers a relatively swift descent into hell.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:18PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES by Sandy MacDonald

A little-known prequel to D-Day is brought to light in this high-spirited tragicomedy.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 03:54PM

TASTY TREAT by Sandy MacDonald

Sondheim’s glorious score rings out in this intimate, immersive staging.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 02:54PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FAMILY STRUGGLES by Sandy MacDonald

Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon alternate lead roles in this sturdy revival.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:36PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

LABOR OF LOVE by Sandy MacDonald

Bette Midler is every bit as superb as you’ve heard.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:06PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BRITTLE BONES by Sandy MacDonald

The colorful, quirky movie loses its magic on the way to the stage.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:54PM
Sunday, February 26, 2017

JAKE OF ALL TRADES by Sandy MacDonald

Jake Gyllenhaal takes to the musical stage like a tested pro in what is unfortunately a budget production.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:04PM
Monday, January 30, 2017

MOTLEY CREW by Sandy MacDonald

Justice is served in this out-of-the-box rendering of Shakespeare.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:42PM
Saturday, November 26, 2016

BLENDED FAMILIES by Sandy MacDonald

William Finn’s 1992 portrait of an unconventional clan proves its staying power.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 06:12PM
Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: "A Taste of Honey" is bittersweet at Pearl Theatre Company by Sandy MacDonald

The mystery is why Shelagh Delaney's funny, touching & extraordinarily prescient 1958 play has sat on the shelf so long. It is no mystery that REBEKAH BROCKMAN is a revelation in the role o…

SOURCE: Time Out at 03:51PM

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