All stories by David Finkle on BroadwayStars

Monday, October 21, 2019

Power Strip: Sylvia Khoury’s Mostly Cogent Look at Syrian Refugees by David Finkle

★★★ Dina Shihabi give a strong performance as a woman forced from Damascus, attempting to survive by any means The post Power Strip: Sylvia Khoury’s Mostly Cogent Look at Syrian Ref…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:00PM
Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature by David Finkle

★★★★ Mary-Louise Parker is strong as a creative-writing teacher with a talented, troubled student The post The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature appeared fir…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:45PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Forbidden Broadway The Next Generation: Musical Comedy Takes It on the Chin by David Finkle

★★★★ Gerard Alessandrini is back with his usually delectable vengeance The post Forbidden Broadway The Next Generation: Musical Comedy Takes It on the Chin appeared first on New York…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:45PM
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Rose Tattoo: Tennessee Williams’ Rose Isn’t a Rose Isn’t a Rose by David Finkle

★★★ Director Trip Cullman takes the work, starring Marisa Tomei, to be only a comedy, but it's more than that The post The Rose Tattoo: Tennessee Williams’ Rose Isn’t a Rose Isn’…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:00PM
Monday, October 14, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: The Decline Rises by David Finkle

★★★★ The 1965 Ben Bagley revue well treated by director Pamela Hunt, with Lee Roy Reams The post The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: The…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 04:01PM
Friday, October 11, 2019

Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground by David Finkle

★★ The Coop's introductory production lacks substance, wastes the marvelous Andrus Nichols The post Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground appeared first on New York…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 11:00AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t by David Finkle

★★★ Paul David Young's drama eventually waxes metatheatrical to no heavy benefit The post All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t appeared first on New York Sta…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:30PM
Monday, October 7, 2019

The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance by David Finkle

★★★ Ross Golan's original musical looks at injustice but not with sufficient insight The post The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance appeared first on New York S…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:21PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now by David Finkle

★★★ Liba Vaynberg's (autobiographical?) play views troubled romance during two disparate eras The post Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now appeared first on New Yo…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 07:30PM

Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire by David Finkle

Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains. The post Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire ap…

Linked From Clyde Fitch Report at 07:01PM
Friday, October 4, 2019

The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash by David Finkle

★★★ Jeff Augustin's play doesn't quite get to the bottom of a family's incipient dysfunction The post The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash appeared first on Ne…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 06:42PM
Monday, September 16, 2019

In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo by David Finkle

But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions? The post In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

Linked From Clyde Fitch Report at 05:00PM
Friday, September 13, 2019

Margaret Trudeau: Certain Woman of an Age: Former First Lady Tells All by David Finkle

★★★ How the onetime headline grabber deals with bipolar disorder and other exigencies The post Margaret Trudeau: Certain Woman of an Age: Former First Lady Tells All appeared first on …

Linked From nystagereview.com at 06:33PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Only Yesterday: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Caught in the Rain by David Finkle

★★★★ Fans will love what Bob Stevens imagines two Beatles get up to on a documented day off The post Only Yesterday: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Caught in the Rain appeared first …

Linked From nystagereview.com at 07:15PM
Sunday, September 8, 2019

American Moor: Keith Hamilton Cobb Turns an Othello Audition Red Hot by David Finkle

★★★ The playwright/actor questions how effective any understanding between the races can be The post American Moor: Keith Hamilton Cobb Turns an Othello Audition Red Hot appeared first…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:00PM

Lear: That Old Man I Used to Know: Not the Tragedy You Used to Know by David Finkle

★★★ Writer-director Beth Ann Hopkins fools with Shakespeare's King Lear for intriguing changes The post Lear: That Old Man I Used to Know: Not the Tragedy You Used to Know appeared fir…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 06:00PM
Friday, September 6, 2019

On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life by David Finkle

Actors Zawe Ashton and Charlie Fox add immeasurably to the playwright's most biographical work. The post On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life appeared first on Clyde Fitc…

Linked From Clyde Fitch Report at 09:13PM

Dust: Milly Thomas Wrote, Performs an Ashen but Lively Monologue by David Finkle

★★★★ A raw look, directed by Sara Joyce, at what happens after a death that isn't exactly final The post Dust: Milly Thomas Wrote, Performs an Ashen but Lively Monologue appeared fir…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 12:44PM
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Felix Starro: Musical on Philippines Psychic Surgery Needs Gurney by David Finkle

★★ Playwright Jessica Hagedorn, composer Juan Obispo take on questionable healing clumsily The post Felix Starro: Musical on Philippines Psychic Surgery Needs Gurney appeared first on Ne…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:59PM
Monday, September 2, 2019

Hercules: The Strong Man and Huge Cast Sing Lustily on Stage by David Finkle

★★★★ The 1997 Disney cartoon with Alan Menken-David Zippel score transfers under Lear deBessonet The post Hercules: The Strong Man and Huge Cast Sing Lustily on Stage appeared first …

Linked From nystagereview.com at 05:25PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score? by David Finkle

The zeitgeist doesn’t bode well for top-flight musical theater scores. Unless... The post Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

Linked From Clyde Fitch Report at 04:00PM
Sunday, August 25, 2019

House, or How to Lose an Orchard in 90 Minutes or Less: No Ax Needed by David Finkle

★★★★ The Mitu Theater Group reworks Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" for emphatic new meaning The post House, or How to Lose an Orchard in 90 Minutes or Less: No Ax Needed appeared first …

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:00PM
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge in Great, Nervous Shape by David Finkle

★★★★ Carrie Cracknell forcibly directs tough-minded one-acts by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne The post Sea Wall/A Life: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge in Great, Nervous Shape appeare…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:54PM
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love, Noël: Steve Ross, KT Sullivan Honor the Great Coward by David Finkle

★★★★★ Charlotte Moore directs the praise-worthy Barry Day-devised-and-written compilation The post Love, Noël: Steve Ross, KT Sullivan Honor the Great Coward appeared first on New…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 07:57PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

#DateMe An OKCupid Experiment: Comic Robyn Lynne Norris Has Only OK Dating Flings by David Finkle

★★ Audience members get to participate in the six-actor send-up, directed and choreographed by Lorin Latarro The post #DateMe An OKCupid Experiment: Comic Robyn Lynne Norris Has Only OK …

Linked From nystagereview.com at 02:13PM
Friday, July 26, 2019

Little Gem: Three Generations in One Family Work It All Out by David Finkle

★★★★ Elaine Murphy's engaging play features Marsha Mason, Brenda Meany, and Lauren O'Leary The post Little Gem: Three Generations in One Family Work It All Out appeared first on New …

Linked From nystagereview.com at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 18, 2019

the way she spoke: Abuse of Women in Mexico Urgently Exposed by David Finkle

★★★ Isaac Gomez asks Kate del Castillo and director Jo Bonney to make his overdone drama lucid The post the way she spoke: Abuse of Women in Mexico Urgently Exposed appeared first on N…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 10:00PM

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home by David Finkle

There must be method to playwright Halley Feiffer's current madness. The post ‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

Linked From Clyde Fitch Report at 09:12PM
Monday, July 15, 2019

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy by David Finkle

Despite predictable drawbacks, Chris Urch's theatrical indictment is an important work of art. The post ‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy appeared first on Clyde …

Linked From Clyde Fitch Report at 11:26PM
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Promenade: Al Carmines, Maria Irene Fornés Commit the Perfect Tuner by David Finkle

★★★★★ An over-the-top universe, directed by Laurie Woolery and choreographed by Hope Boykin The post Promenade: Al Carmines, Maria Irene Fornés Commit the Perfect Tuner appeared f…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 12:58PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Twohander: Sherie Rene Scott & Leo Norbert Butz Are Friends(?) in Song by David Finkle

★★★★ Dick Scanlan directs, Todd Almond music directs a longed-for, honest show-biz reunion The post Twohander: Sherie Rene Scott & Leo Norbert Butz Are Friends(?) in Song appeare…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 05:00PM

All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue