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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Octet: Dave Malloy’s Musical 12-Step Program is Tarot-iffic by David Finkle

★★★★ Eight singer-actors, under Annie Tippe's flawless direction, sing out 12-Step woes The post Octet: Dave Malloy’s Musical 12-Step Program is Tarot-iffic appeared first on New Y…

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Mac Beth: Light Not Only Thickens But Goes Out on Will’s Classic by David Finkle

★★ Director Erica Schmidt wrongly thinks that a girls-school spin is how to treat the Bard The post Mac Beth: Light Not Only Thickens But Goes Out on Will’s Classic appeared first on N…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

From London: Betrayal, Three Sisters, Top Girls Tops to Middling by David Finkle

Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill receive smart revivals, Anton Chekhov not so much The post From London: Betrayal, Three Sisters, Top Girls Tops to Middling appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

From London: Henrik Ibsen, Andrea Levy, Rod Serling Honored Variously by David Finkle

Rosmersholm strongly revived, while Andrea Levy's thick novel, Serling's series adapted well enough The post From London: Henrik Ibsen, Andrea Levy, Rod Serling Honored Variously appeared fi…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

From London: Maggie Smith Astonishes in A German Life by David Finkle

★★★★★ The 2016 documentary, indelibly directed on the stage by Jonathan Kent The post From London: Maggie Smith Astonishes in A German Life appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Plough and the Stars: O’Casey’s Tragicomedy In Superb Shape by David Finkle

★★★★★ The Irish Repertory Company ends O'Casey season with outstanding direction, cast The post The Plough and the Stars: O’Casey’s Tragicomedy In Superb Shape appeared first o…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Link Link Circus: Isabella Rossellini, Pan the Dog Explain It All by David Finkle

★★★★ The actress-model, seeking a Master's degree in animal behavior, turns it delightful The post Link Link Circus: Isabella Rossellini, Pan the Dog Explain It All appeared first on…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s 1988 Cult Film Kinda Musicalized by David Finkle

★★★ Alex Brightman is the major bright spot in Alex Timber's stage transfer The post Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s 1988 Cult Film Kinda Musicalized appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Family-Secrets Tragedy in A-Plus Revival by David Finkle

★★★★★ Annette Bening, Tracy Letts, Benjamin Walker outstanding under Jack O'Brien's direction The post All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Family-Secrets Tragedy in A-Plus Revival appea…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain: Less Than Instructive by David Finkle

★★ A 1942 World War II pamphlet brought to the stage a bit on the late side The post Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain: Less Than Instructive appeared first on New York Sta…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing by David Finkle

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgrow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play. The post For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing appeared first on Clyde…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Socrates: Tim Blake Nelson Writes the Hemlock Drinker a Spiffy Toast by David Finkle

★★★★★ Michael Stuhlbarg is back on the boards, as good—or better—than ever The post Socrates: Tim Blake Nelson Writes the Hemlock Drinker a Spiffy Toast appeared first on New Y…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

17 Border Crossings: Thaddeus Phillips Journeys With Great Success by David Finkle

★★★★ A unique look at how differently borders are patrolled around the globe, directed by Tatiana Mallarino The post 17 Border Crossings: Thaddeus Phillips Journeys With Great Succ…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Oklahoma!: It May Not Be Necessary to 21st-Century-Update a Classic by David Finkle

★★★ Daniel Fish directs the Oscar Hammerstein II-Richard Rodgers musical with and without aplomp The post Oklahoma!: It May Not Be Necessary to 21st-Century-Update a Classic appeared f…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Sincerely, Oscar: Great Lyricist Hammerstein II Is Mistreated in a Revue by David Finkle

★ Soprano Doreen Taylor conceives and writes a below-par showcase for herself and Azudi Onyejekwe The post Sincerely, Oscar: Great Lyricist Hammerstein II Is Mistreated in a Revue appeared…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It by David Finkle

One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage. The post She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

I Carry Your Heart: A Play About a Transplant And What Else Is Planted by David Finkle

★★★★ Georgette Kelly keenly sees how many hearts are affected after one meaningful operation The post I Carry Your Heart: A Play About a Transplant And What Else Is Planted appeared …

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Director Shana Cooper’s Furious Take by David Finkle

★★★★ An unusually well-spoken, even well-declaimed treatment, choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch The post The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Director Shana Cooper’s Furious Take appeare…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Ain’t No Mo’: This In-Yo’-Face Revue Asks If Blacks Should Fly to Africa by David Finkle

★★★★ While examining USA racism playwright-actor Jordan E. Cooper reaps chills, laughs The post Ain’t No Mo’: This In-Yo’-Face Revue Asks If Blacks Should Fly to Africa appeare…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Accidentally Brave: Maddie Corman Bravely Tells Her Startling Story by David Finkle

★★★★ When a "well-known-ish" actress learns her husband's dark secret, she attempts to right her upturned life The post Accidentally Brave: Maddie Corman Bravely Tells Her Startling …

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks Offers a Brilliant Approach to Racism by David Finkle

★★★★★ Oskar Eustis neatly helms a work best seen before its heady contents are noised about The post White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks Offers a Brilliant Approach to Racism appeared fi…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Juno and the Paycock: Sean O’Casey’s Tragedy In Top-Drawer Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Neil Pepe directs an inspired cast, headed by Ciaran O'Reilly, Maryann Plunkett and John Keating The post Juno and the Paycock: Sean O’Casey’s Tragedy In Top-Drawer Revival …

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

After: Battling Parents with Combative Sons Ferociously Lock Horns by David Finkle

★★★★ Michael McKeever's play, directed by Joe Brancato with a strong cast, disturbs with great effect The post After: Battling Parents with Combative Sons Ferociously Lock Horns appe…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Surely, Goodness and Mercy: A 12-Year Old Good But Maybe Too Good by David Finkle

★★★ Chisa Hutchinson's play includes the 23rd psalm and is just as hopeful The post Surely, Goodness and Mercy: A 12-Year Old Good But Maybe Too Good appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka: Black Sure Is Beautiful Here by David Finkle

★★★★ Tori Sampson's allegory heartily examines beauty definitions, with Leah C. Gardiner directing The post If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka: Black Sure Is Beautiful Here appe…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fleabag: Waller: A Very Funny Girl With Sex Always on Her Mind by David Finkle

★★★★ Phoebe Waller-Bridge arrives from Great Britain, impressing stateside audiences with her talent The post Fleabag: Waller: A Very Funny Girl With Sex Always on Her Mind appeared…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Imagining Madoff: Deb Margolin’s Imagination Runs Brilliantly Wild by David Finkle

★★★★ The Ponzi criminal seen raving and ranting in a knock-out performance by Jeremiah Kissel The post Imagining Madoff: Deb Margolin’s Imagination Runs Brilliantly Wild appeared f…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Dying in Boulder: Linda Faigao-Hall’s Drama Dies More Than One Way by David Finkle

★★★ A Buddhist-style death wish is examined from a perspective not sympathetic to religion The post Dying in Boulder: Linda Faigao-Hall’s Drama Dies More Than One Way appeared first …

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Marys Seacole: An Everywoman Play That Hits and Misses Targets by David Finkle

★★★ Jackie Sibblies Drury's work tributes a famous healer but doesn't entirely heal itself The post Marys Seacole: An Everywoman Play That Hits and Misses Targets appeared first on Ne…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong: Rarely Does Anything Go So Right by David Finkle

★★★★★ The long-running British send-up moves to a new address, keeping its old hilarity The post The Play That Goes Wrong: Rarely Does Anything Go So Right appeared first on New Yo…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Switzerland: Patricia Highsmith in Person Niftily Fictionalized by David Finkle

★★★★ Joanna Murray-Smith imagines how the thriller author might handle a non-Tom Ripley young man The post Switzerland: Patricia Highsmith in Person Niftily Fictionalized appeared …

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