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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Review: Jagged Little Pill by Brian Scott Lipton

Audiences should be prepared to swallow a supersized dose of angst if they choose to attend “Jagged Little Pill.”

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Review: The Young Man from Atlanta by Brian Scott Lipton

One of the joys – and occasional sorrows -- of Horton Foote’s many works is the opportunity to periodically revisit the lives of characters with whom we’ve become acquainted in the pas…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

MUSICAL RELATIVITY by Brian Scott Lipton

An imaginative staging is paired with a talented ensemble.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Review: The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Brian Scott Lipton

As might be expected, there are explosions galore in Lauren Gunderson’s “The Half-Life of Marie Curie,” a brilliantly acted two-hander now having its world premiere at the Audible Thea…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Review: Fires in the Mirror by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Benjamin Washington (“The Boys in the Band”) delivers a tour-de-force performance under Saheem Ali’s mostly invisible direction in "Fires in the Mirror."

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Review - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

Adrienne Wareen is simply the best in Tina

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Review: Peter Dinklage stands tall in Cyrano by Brian Scott Lipton

The show’s tallest order has been fulfilled as Dinklage brings his now-signature brand of razor-sharp wit, melancholy, intelligence – and a decent baritone singing voice – to the piece…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

READ BETWEEN THE LIES by Brian Scott Lipton

Kathleen Chalfant embodies Mabel Loomis Todd, who s remembered for editing Emily Dickinson s poetry, in this solo play.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Harvey Fierstein creates a finely detailed portrait of the late Bella Abzug, a strong Democratic politician who made her mark on her time.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Review: The Sound Inside by Brian Scott Lipton

Adam Rapp has taken his own words to heart in this remarkably intense and gorgeously written play – perhaps the finest in his long career.

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MAN EATER by Brian Scott Lipton

This crowd-pleasing show is an utter delight for any musical theater fan.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Review: Linda Vista by Brian Scott Lipton

Deeply humane, often hilarious and ultimately heart-wrenching, Tracy Letts’ “Linda Vista" is a mass of contradictions and conflicts...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: The Height of the Storm by Brian Scott Lipton

As those theatergoers who’ve seen French dramatist Florian Zeller’s last two American imports – “The Father” and “The Mother” – are aware, traditional theatrical concepts suc…

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Friday, September 20, 2019


Michael Tucker’s sincere new play sees three couples trying to take the best approach to their autumn years.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Wives by Brian Scott Lipton

“Wives” is somewhat redeemed by its female actors: three wonderful performers – Purva Bedi, Adina Verson and Aadya Bedi – who make the most of every opportunity given them.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Review: Derren Brown "Secret" by Brian Scott Lipton

The one thing I can absolutely tell you about “Secret.” You will be kicking yourself if you don’t snatch up a ticket while you can!

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

LESS IS MORE by Brian Scott Lipton

Six short plays offer up a variety of styles for the 13th edition of Summer Shorts .

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Monday, July 29, 2019

SPARKLING MOMENTS by Brian Scott Lipton

Three generations of Irish women tell their stories through alternating monologues in this engaging piece.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Review: Hannah Gadbsy’s "Douglas" by Brian Scott Lipton

Review: Hannah Gadbsy’s "Douglas" is must-see theater. You’re probably not going to be prepared to laugh so loudly or think so deeply.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Review: Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

Truth be told, should your mind wander even for a second from Alex Timbers’ consistently eye-and-ear-popping production – which is admittedly unlikely – the color most likely to pop in…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

DEALT A BAD HAND by Brian Scott Lipton

Rita Rudner s talents are done a disservice by the show’s ramshackle construction.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Brian Scott Lipton

Review: “The Way She Spoke,” Isaac Gomez’ often-startling tale of numerous women being abducted, raped and/or killed in Juarez, Mexico, now being presented at the Audible Theater at th…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: The Rolling Stone by Brian Scott Lipton

“The Rolling Stone” promises, even this early, to be one of the more exciting and rock-solid dramas we are likely to see this year.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

SPEAKING HER MIND by Brian Scott Lipton

This monologue brings to life one of James Joyce’s most indelible and interesting characters.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL by Brian Scott Lipton

The characters in Bekah Brunstetter’s gripping play are more than what they first appear to be.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SCREEN ADDICTION by Brian Scott Lipton

Dave Malloy s a cappella musical features eight people struggling with 21st-century techno-problems.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

BRUTALITY ENDURED by Brian Scott Lipton

Strong performances carry this heartbreaking revival about two South Africans fighting to survive Apartheid.

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This is a highly entertaining joyride about an amateur production falling apart.

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A WOMAN'S CONSTITUTION by Brian Scott Lipton

Heidi Schreck’s deeply felt play is sure to get audiences pondering important questions.

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SIMMERING TENSION by Brian Scott Lipton

Jez Butterworth’s epic family drama is in excellent hands here, delivering plenty of shocks and surprises.

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RED FLAGS by Brian Scott Lipton

Halley Feiffer’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy looks at the ways one can fall victim to toxic masculinity.

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