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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"Burn This" is given a new if not entirely successful life on Broadway by Simon Saltzman

Review of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" on Broadway

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

"King Lear" at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. (through July 7, 2019) by Simon Saltzman

Ruth Wilson and Glenda Jackson  (photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe) It is to be expected that a seasoned critic would have seen William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” more than once, perhaps…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Often hilarious, often chilling "Do You Feel Anger" by Simon Saltzman

Review of play at Vineyard Theater

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 doyoufeeltheanger19.html by Simon Saltzman

hilarious/often chilling play that moves gainfully from silly to serious to surreal

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"Juno and the Paycock" at the Irish Repertory Theatre through May 23, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Maryann Plunkett and Ciaran O'Reilly  (photo credit: Carol Rosegg) What Sean O’Casey’s political tragicomedy “Juno and the Paycock” lacks in plot, it makes up for in characterizatio…

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Review:The Immigrant at by Simon Saltzman

an immigrant saga that still resonates . .

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Kiss Me, Kate" Roundabout Theatre Company Studio 54 (through June 2, 2019) by Simon Saltzman

          Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase  (photo credit: Joan Marcus)Another opening, another revival of “Kiss Me, Kate” or perhaps re- titled “Kick Me, Kate,” as this is what…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Review:Superhero at by Simon Saltzman

Overall, this musical has quite a few nice moments but they are just not quite super enough to insure its success.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review:Boesman and Lenaby at by Simon Saltzman

A powerfully directed and performed new production of Athol Fugard's play

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

“Merrily We Roll Along” Fiasco Theatre for Roundabout at the Laura Pels Theatre, 111 W. 46th Street through April 7, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Courtesy of Joan Marcus From left: Manu Narayan, Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld in 'Merrily We Roll Along' Theat It has become a pleasure for me to look forward to performances by The Fi…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Mies Julie at by Simon Saltzman

excellent text, eminently reflective of its characters

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review: Roan @ The Gatesat by Simon Saltzman

Christina Gorman has picked a thorny, topical and timely subject on which to build a dramatic story American soul.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

"True West" Opened January 24, 2019 at the Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre by Simon Saltzman

Ethan Hawke and Paul DanoPhoto credit: Joan Marcus What is it about Sam Shepard's “True West” that packs a wallop each and every time I see it -- and that is four times if memory serves?…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Review: Colin Quinn Red State Blue State at by Simon Saltzman

Colin Quinn's observations on the chaotic state of our Union

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Friday, January 18, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

all three plays are calculated to sting, surprise and stir up the kind of feelings you might otherwise not care to acknowledge.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Review: On Blueberry Hill at by Simon Saltzman

a short play buoyed by riveting performances On Blueberry Hill

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

“Choir Boy” Opened January 8, 2019 at the Manhattan Theatre Club at The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Simon Saltzman

Jeremy Pope and members of the cast Photo credit: Matthew MurphyTarell Alvin McCraney's “Choir Boy” premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stage II in 2013. It is now in revival wit…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

“The Other Josh Cohen” Opened at Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43th St. Nov. 12, 2019. by Simon Saltzman

Members of the supporting castphoto credit: Caitlin McNaneyOkay, so you missed this terrific show during its brief Off-Broadway run in 2012 and then perhaps missed it again when it showed up…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre Opened December 13, 2018 by Simon Saltzman

Jeff Daniels and Gbenga Akinnagbe (photo: Julieta Cervantes)The good news is that Jeff Daniels is a terrific Atticus Finch -- without diminishing the memory of the sterling Academy Award-win…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"The Winter's Tale" (now through December 30) at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey by Simon Saltzman

Jon Barker and Erin Partin (photo: Jerry Dalia)You can really feel the chill of winter in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of Shakespeare partly morose, partly magical “A…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Holiday Inn" (now through December 30) at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, N.J. by Simon Saltzman

Nicholas Rodriguez (center) and companyForgive me if I am not playing fair when I say that this absolutely delightful production of “Holiday Inn” has the sparkles even if it is not gener…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"A Doll's House, Part 2" at the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, N.J. (now through December 23, 2018) by Simon Saltzman

Kellie Overbey and Ann McDonoughphoto: T. Charles EricksonNora slamming the door at the end of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” has to be one of the most famous exits in all dramatic …

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Review:The Hard Problem at by Simon Saltzman

Tom Stoppard's latest play is mainly theory and not very theatrical

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"American Son" at the Booth Theatre Opened November 4, 2018 by Simon Saltzman

Kerry Washington and Steven PasqualePhoto: Peter Cunningham I am pleased that “American Son” has found its way to the Booth Theatre on Broadway following its premieres at the Barrington …

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet at by Simon Saltzman

http://www curiously confounding or eminently divertingosing 10/21/18

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Review: A Lovely Sunday in Creve Coeur at by Simon Saltzman

A rarely prduced Tennessee Williams play that's comedic as well as melancholy at its core

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Review:Heartbreak House at by Simon Saltzman

A new adaptation of Shaw's anti-war masterpiece by the Gingold Group

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Review: Be More Chill at by Simon Saltzman

Even though though the target audience for this is too young to vote in "regular" elections, they can be counted on to cast their vote for this musical as the hottest chi…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Review: The House That Will Not Stand at by Simon Saltzman

semble acting at its very best in this unusual and beautifully structured play

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Review: This Ain't No Disco at by Simon Saltzman

a bevy of oddly familiar characters whose history has made them easy to identify

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