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Monday, June 17, 2024

Dark Noon: American Wild West in Dark South African View by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Tue Biering directs an energetic septet in sprawling comment on Wild West wins and losses The post Dark Noon: American Wild West in Dark South African View appeared first on …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Comedy of Errors: No Errors Made in This Free Shakespeare Revival by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Shakespeare in the Park's free Mobile Unit clicks, due to Rebecca Martínez and Juliá Mesri and jubilant cast The post The Comedy of Errors: No Errors Made in This Free Sha…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:21PM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Play About Sight and Shortsidedness Insightfully Revived by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Charlotte Moore directs Sarah Street, John Keating, Rufus Collins with beautifully staggering results The post Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Play About Sight and Shortsidedn…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:59PM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Three Houses: Dave Malloy’s New, Sometimes Haunting Musical by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Annie Tippe directs Margo Seibert, Mia Pak, J. D. Mollison, Scott Stangland, Henry Stram, and Ching Valdes-Aran The post Three Houses: Dave Malloy’s New, Sometimes Haunting…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, May 13, 2024

Here There Are Blueberries: A New, Invaluable Holocaust Stage Documentary by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich compile an astonishing chronicle with strong cast, amazing projections The post Here There Are Blueberries: A New, Invaluable Holocaust Sta…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Sunday, May 12, 2024

Just Another Day: A Seniors Rom-Com Scores Some Meaningful Points by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Dan Lauria, Patty McCormack show off impressively in Lauria's play, well directed by Eric Krebs. The post Just Another Day: A Seniors Rom-Com Scores Some Meaningful Points ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 02:00PM
Monday, May 6, 2024

Windrush Secret: Outstanding Surprise Drama from UK by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Rodreguez King-Dorset writes, performs, directs tough drama about 2018 deportation scandal The post Windrush Secret: Outstanding Surprise Drama from UK appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:01PM
Monday, April 29, 2024

Jordans: Important Racism Drama Awkwardly Handled by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Ife Olujobi takes on national Black-white dilemma, Whitney White directing highly adept cast The post Jordans: Important Racism Drama Awkwardly Handled appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:48PM
Friday, April 26, 2024

Illinoise: Sufjan Stevens’ Popular ‘Illinois’ Sung and Danced to Some Effect by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury adapt, Peck directs and choreographs a game singing and dancing troupe The post Illinoise: Sufjan Stevens’ Popular ‘Illinois’ Sung…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:58PM
Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Great Gatsby: Fitzgerald’s Roaring ’20s Classic Musicalized as a Loud Whimper by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Bookwriter Kait Kerrigan, composer Jason Howard, lyricist Nathan Tyson director Marc Bruni caught with their talents down The post The Great Gatsby: Fitzgerald’s Roaring �…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:55PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Uncle Vanya: Anton Chekhov’s Updated Bored Folks More Boring Than Need Be by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Steve Carell, Alfred Molina, Alison Pill, Anika Noni Rose in Heidi Schreck's new translation, directed by Lila Neugebauer The post Uncle Vanya: Anton Chekhov’s Updated Bor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Monday, April 22, 2024

The Heart of Rock and Roll: Huey Lewis Has Broadway Hearts Beating by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Gordon Greenberg directs, and Lorin Latarro choreographs, a nifty book by Jonathan A. Abrams The post The Heart of Rock and Roll: Huey Lewis Has Broadway Hearts Beating appe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM

Patriots: A Startling Autocrat-Oligarch Exposé by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Peter Morgan's explosive drama, with Rupert Goold directing the astonishing Michael Stuhlbarg The post Patriots: A Startling Autocrat-Oligarch Exposé appeared first on New Y…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:24PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Wiz: Revival Doesn’t Ease Down the Road Easily by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Nichelle Lewis is Dorothy in Amber Ruffin's revamping of the audience favorite The post The Wiz: Revival Doesn’t Ease Down the Road Easily appeared first on New York Stage …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:56PM
Sunday, April 14, 2024

Lempicka: Admired Artist Tamara de Lempicka Musicalized, With Limited Artistry by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Eden Espinosa stars in Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould's tuner, directed by Rachel Chavkin The post Lempicka: Admired Artist Tamara de Lempicka Musicalized, With Limited Arti…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:55PM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Macbeth (an undoing): The Shakespeare Classic Undone to a Fare-Thee-Well by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Zinnie Harris is the problematic playwright as well as the much more adept director of this ill-advised project The post Macbeth (an undoing): The Shakespeare Classic Undone…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Who’s Tommy: The Ground-Breaking Rock Opera Seen, Heard, Felt in Sizzling Revival by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Director Des McAnuff selects top-notch cast and creative team for Pete Townsend classic, with Lorin Latarro choreographing The post The Who’s Tommy: The Ground-Breaking Roc…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Like They Do in the Movies: Laurence Fishburne’s Autobiography in Unspared Candor by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The acclaimed Tony winner and screen actor offers an entertaining and revealing self portrait The post Like They Do in the Movies: Laurence Fishburne’s Autobiography in Uns…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Teeth: A Rip-Roaring Revenge Musical With Teeth, Many of Them by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs, with Sarah Benson directing, add a score to the scarifying 2007 movie Teeth The post Teeth: A Rip-Roaring Revenge Musical With Teeth, M…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Ibsen’s Ghost: Charles Busch Triumphs as the Irresponsible Widow Ibsen by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Carl Andress directs a grand cast investigating the deceased playwright's familial entanglements The post Ibsen’s Ghost: Charles Busch Triumphs as the Irresponsible Widow I…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, March 11, 2024

Corruption: J.T. Rogers Unleashes Sizzling Stage Documentary by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Bartlett Sher directs a 13-member cast exposing a 2010-2011 British hacking scandal The post Corruption: J.T. Rogers Unleashes Sizzling Stage Documentary appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Thursday, March 7, 2024

Doubt: John Patrick Shanley’s Prize-Winning Play in a Blessed Revival by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Scott Ellis directs Amy Ryan, Liev Schreiber, Zoe Kazan, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine to undoubted effect The post Doubt: John Patrick Shanley’s Prize-Winning Play in a Bless…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Monday, February 26, 2024

Fiasco Theater’s Pericles: Creative Troupe Has Fun with Unwieldy Shakespeare by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ben Steinfeld directs Fiasco's viewer-friendly version of the rarely-produced tragedy The post Fiasco Theater’s Pericles: Creative Troupe Has Fun with Unwieldy Shakespeare …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM

The Seven Year Disappear: A Not Always Straight-Forward Look at Manhattan’s Art World by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch distinguish themselves in Jordan Seavey's play, stylishly directed by Scott Elliott The post The Seven Year Disappear: A Not Always Straight-…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:30PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Jelly’s Last Jam: Exuberant Jelly Roll Morton Musical Revived with a Significant Hitch by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Robert O’Hara directs the George C. Wolfe–Susan Birkenhead–Luther Henderson bio tuner, starring Nicholas Christopher The post Jelly’s Last Jam: Exuberant Jelly Roll …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:30PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Sunset Baby: Dominique Morisseau Unflinchingly Scrutinizes Freedom by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Russell Hornsby, Moses Ingram, J. Alphonse Nicholson act, Steve H. Broadnax III directs, all to great effect The post Sunset Baby: Dominique Morisseau Unflinchingly Scrutiniz…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

Hamlet: Oh, What a Noble Prince (Plus Everyone Else) Is Eddie Izzard by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A solo revival, adapted by Mark Izzard and directed by Selina Cadell The post Hamlet: Oh, What a Noble Prince (Plus Everyone Else) Is Eddie Izzard appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:59PM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Oh, Mary!: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln on a Sometimes Funny Rampage by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Cole Escola writes and stars, Sam Pinkleton directs, Conrad Ricamora is Mary's bamboozled husband The post Oh, Mary!: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln on a Sometimes Funny Rampag…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

The White Chip: Recovering Alcoholic’s Tough Tale Boldly Told by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Sean Daniels is autobiographical about his drinking past, with Joe Tapper as the fictional stand-in The post The White Chip: Recovering Alcoholic’s Tough Tale Boldly Told a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Days of Wine and Roses: Musical on Alcoholic Sorrows Shakes and Stirs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James fine performances highlight Adam Guettel-Craig Lucas tuner. The post Days of Wine and Roses: Musical on Alcoholic Sorrows Shakes and Stirs ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Once Upon a Mattress: Sutton Foster Distinguishes a So-So Revival by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer musical features Michael Urie, J. Harrison Ghee, Harriet Harris, and Cheyenne Jackson The post Once Upon a Mattress: Sutton Foster Distinguish…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:20PM

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