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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Judgment Day: Odon von Horvath’s 1937 Anti-Mob-Rule Play Rules by David Finkle

★★★★ Richard Jones directs a Park Avenue Armory extravaganza of Christopher Shinn's adaptation The post Judgment Day: Odon von Horvath’s 1937 Anti-Mob-Rule Play Rules appeared firs…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

one in two: Donja R. Love Turns HIV Statistics Into Stage Warning by David Finkle

★★★ Edward Mawere. Leland Fowler, Jamyl Dobson act the reality of the black HIV-positive gay man The post one in two: Donja R. Love Turns HIV Statistics Into Stage Warning appeared fir…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

In ‘Halfway Bitches,’ Playwright Guirgis Goes All the Way by David Finkle

This is two-act, two-hour-and-40-minute political issue to which attention must be paid. The post In ‘Halfway Bitches,’ Playwright Guirgis Goes All the Way appeared first on Clyde Fitch …

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In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwright Mines Lesser Days by David Finkle

Judith Ivey appears at the center of a few, very individual stories of certain troubled Americans -- and a much, much larger American tragedy. The post In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwrigh…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

One November Yankee: Harry Hamlin, Stephanie Powers Take Flight by David Finkle

★★★ Joshua Ravetch sketches brother-sister relationships for 80 generally amusing minutes The post One November Yankee: Harry Hamlin, Stephanie Powers Take Flight appeared first on New…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Some Does, Some Doesn’t in This Revue by David Finkle

★★★ Songwriter Maury Yeston's catalog romped through by director Gerard Alessandrini and deft cast The post Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Some Does, Some Doesn’t in This Revue …

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jagged Little Pill: Alanis Morissette Lavishly Broadway-ized by David Finkle

★★★★ The Top of the Charts release embedded in a family-dysfunction story, from Diane Paulus and Diablo Cody The post Jagged Little Pill: Alanis Morissette Lavishly Broadway-ized app…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

MsTRIAL: Office Sexual Harassment Goes Strongly #MeToo by David Finkle

★★★ Former lawyer Dep Kirkland plays a nasty lawyer in his Weinstein-influenced drama The post MsTRIAL: Office Sexual Harassment Goes Strongly #MeToo appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

From London: Well-Measured Measure for Measure, Giddy Groan Ups by David Finkle

Measure for Measure ★★★★ Is Gregory Doran currently our most accomplished director of anything William Shakespeare wrote for the stage—or is believed to have written? As artistic …

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’ by David Finkle

Welcome to a 2019 fantasy history play about a 1979 White House experience that might have been. The post ‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’ appeared f…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow: Clowns Gaily on the Loose in a Winter Wonderland by David Finkle

★★★ Slava Polunin and a clown troupe immerse kids and parents in a colorful holiday snowfall The post Slava’s Snowshow: Clowns Gaily on the Loose in a Winter Wonderland appeared firs…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Pumpgirl: North Ireland Trio in Well-Demonstrated Anguish by David Finkle

★★★★ Actors Hamish Allan-Headley, Labhaoise Magee, and Clare O'Malley excel in Abbie Spallen's work The post Pumpgirl: North Ireland Trio in Well-Demonstrated Anguish appeared first …

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Richard III: Director Hynes Makes Glorious DruidShakespeare Summary by David Finkle

★★★★ Aaron Monaghan is the famous villain in an excellent, surprising production The post Richard III: Director Hynes Makes Glorious DruidShakespeare Summary appeared first on New Yo…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary by David Finkle

An exhilarating example of the public service that theater is forever capable of providing. The post ‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary appeared first on Clyde Fitch R…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Broadbend, Arkansas: Inspired Musical Look at Racism’s Toll by David Finkle

★★★★ Ted Shen, Ellen McHugh, Harrison David Rivers create strong piece with director Jack Cummings III The post Broadbend, Arkansas: Inspired Musical Look at Racism’s Toll appeared…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cyrano: Great Edmond Rostand Play Less Than Great in Musical Tune-up by David Finkle

★★ Peter Dinklage plays the iconic swordsman in director Erica Schmidt's adaptation The post Cyrano: Great Edmond Rostand Play Less Than Great in Musical Tune-up appeared first on New Y…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

One Discordant Violin: The Lasting Effect of Potent New Music by David Finkle

★★★★ Actor-adapter Anthony Black brings a right-smart Yann Martel short story to the stage The post One Discordant Violin: The Lasting Effect of Potent New Music appeared first on Ne…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Woman of the World: Emily Dickinson Well Remembered, Almost by David Finkle

★★★★ Kathleen Chalfant radiant as poet Dickinson's friend(?) Mabel Loomis Todd The post A Woman of the World: Emily Dickinson Well Remembered, Almost appeared first on New York Stag…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Panama Hattie: Klea Blackhurst Swell as Cole Porter’s 1940 Heroine by David Finkle

★★★ The plot is nothing to rave to friends about, but the songs have the rich Yalie's gossamer sound The post Panama Hattie: Klea Blackhurst Swell as Cole Porter’s 1940 Heroine appea…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Macbeth: Do Too Many Witches Spoil the Theatrical Brew? by David Finkle

★★★ John Doyle directs Corey Stoll's title warrior as too full of the milk of human kindness The post Macbeth: Do Too Many Witches Spoil the Theatrical Brew? appeared first on New York…

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Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again! by David Finkle

My, my -- how can I resist Harvey Fierstein in his new play, "Bella Bella"? The post Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again! appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Scotland, PA: Shakespeare’s Scottish Play as an Updated So-So Tuner by David Finkle

★★ The McBeths, as they're now called, in a Lonny Price-directed Macbeth musical with an Adam Gwon score The post Scotland, PA: Shakespeare’s Scottish Play as an Updated So-So Tuner ap…

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Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Drama About Sight Has Vision by David Finkle

★★★★★ Jonathan Silverstein directs the deceptively quiet three-hander with surgical care The post Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Drama About Sight Has Vision appeared first on New …

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: Much More Than Enuf by David Finkle

★★★★★ Ntosake Shange's 1976 success revived with highest standards benevolently applied The post For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: Much More Than Enuf appeared first …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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’…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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