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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Lightning Thief: Half-Gods and Monsters, at Summer Camp by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Young readers' hero Percy Jackson and his fellow misfits arrive on the musical stage The post The Lightning Thief: Half-Gods and Monsters, at Summer Camp appeared first on New York…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Millennial survivors take a road trip in Catya McCullen's new play The post Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back appeared first on New York Sta…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ The opioid epidemic upends two families in a stirring new play by Chad Beckim The post Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent appeared first on New York Stage…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Great Society: A Leader in Shades of Gray, in Another Troubled Time by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Brian Cox plays LBJ in Robert Schenkkan's sequel to All The Way The post The Great Society: A Leader in Shades of Gray, in Another Troubled Time appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Why?: That Big Question, On Stage and Off by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Peter Brook and collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne reflect on theater, generally and in another troubled time The post Why?: That Big Question, On Stage and Off appeared first on…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Caesar and Cleopatra: Shaw Redux, with Reverent Irreverence by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Director David Staller revisits Shaw's power duo, delightfully The post Caesar and Cleopatra: Shaw Redux, with Reverent Irreverence appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning by Elysa Gardner

★★ Having tackled King Kong and Harry Potter, Jack Thorne takes on post-millennials The post Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fern Hill: Old Friends, Getting Older by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Michael Tucker's play considers marriage and friendship in our golden years The post Fern Hill: Old Friends, Getting Older appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Derren Brown, Secret: International Man of Mystery and Mind Games by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ The British TV and Netflix star brings his psychological intrigue to Broadway The post Derren Brown, Secret: International Man of Mystery and Mind Games appeared first on New Yo…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Only Yesterday: A Day (and Night) in the Life of Lennon and McCartney by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A new play imagines the young Beatles, out of the spotlight The post Only Yesterday: A Day (and Night) in the Life of Lennon and McCartney appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

L.O.V.E.R.: From Boy Crazy to Womanly and Wily by Elysa Gardner

★★Lois Robbins wrote and stars in a mostly autobiographical look at a woman's relationships through life The post L.O.V.E.R.: From Boy Crazy to Womanly and Wily appeared first on New Yor…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life: Fathers and Sons, Grappling with Love and Loss by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal turn in stirring performances in monologues addressing parenthood and mortality The post Sea Wall/A Life: Fathers and Sons, Grappling with Lov…

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Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: All Revved Up, Going Nowhere by Elysa Gardner

★★ A bloated musical adaptation of the Meat Loaf opus wastes the album's charms, and the talents of cast members The post Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: All Revved Up, Going Nowhere appe…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love, Noël: Letters, and Songs, from a Master by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Cabaret luminaries Steve Ross and KT Sullivan honor a legendary Coward The post Love, Noël: Letters, and Songs, from a Master appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Road Show: Sondheim’s Battling Brothers Are Back, in New Star Turns by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz, and others shine in a concert production of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical The post Road Show: Sondheim’s Battling Brothers Are Ba…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mojada: A Medea in the Barrio by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Luis Alfaro puts a modern, Latin twist on a classic Greek tragedy The post Mojada: A Medea in the Barrio appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

The Rolling Stone: Gathering Moss, and Facing Danger, in Uganda by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ A vital and harrowing new play by Chris Urch looks at a young Ugandan man's struggle to conceal his homosexuality The post The Rolling Stone: Gathering Moss, and Facing Danger, …

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

In the Green: Female Bonding, and Breaking, in Medieval Times by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A new musical by and featuring Grace McLean recalls a singular woman (and saint) to beguiling, bewildering effect The post In the Green: Female Bonding, and Breaking, in Medieval T…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Toni Stone: A Woman At Bat, Alone in the Game by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Lydia R. Diamond casts new light on the Negro League legend and first lady of professional baseball The post Toni Stone: A Woman At Bat, Alone in the Game appeared first on New Yor…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

A Strange Loop: The Cycle of Life, on Repeat by Elysa Gardner

★★★★Michael J. Jackson takes on identity, and Tyler Perry, in a funny, haunting and truly original new musical The post A Strange Loop: The Cycle of Life, on Repeat appeared first on…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees: Finding Honey in Hard Places by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Duncan Sheik and Lynn Nottage team up for a musical adaptation of the long-cherished novel The post The Secret Life of Bees: Finding Honey in Hard Places appeared first on New …

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Dying City: Lovers, Brothers and Other Strangers by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Second Stage Theater revives Christopher Shinn's intimate play tracing personal struggles in the Iraq War's early stages The post Dying City: Lovers, Brothers and Other Strangers a…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Underground Railroad Game: Learning From History, Bearing Its Weight by Elysa Gardner

★★★ The acclaimed play looking at slavery's enduring legacy returns to Ars Nova The post Underground Railroad Game: Learning From History, Bearing Its Weight appeared first on New York…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Something Clean: A Child’s Mess, A Mother’s Burden by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Kathryn Erbe is radiant as a middle-aged matron seeking a fresh start after crushing trauma The post Something Clean: A Child’s Mess, A Mother’s Burden appeared first on New…

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Chita Rivera Is Happy to Look Back. But She Never Stops Marching Forward. by Elysa Gardner

The musical theater veteran, 86, will nod at her signature roles in new performances at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Happy Talk: Matchmaking and Mystery in the Suburbs by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Jesse Eisenberg's new play, starring Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland, puts funny, vexing twists on suburban cliches The post Happy Talk: Matchmaking and Mystery in the Suburbs …

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Pink Unicorn: A Modern Mother’s Quandary, Deep in the Heart of Texas by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A one-woman play casts Alice Ripley as the mother of a gender-neutral teen The post The Pink Unicorn: A Modern Mother’s Quandary, Deep in the Heart of Texas appeared first on Ne…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Curse of the Starving Class: How the West Was Lost by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Terry Kinney's witty. wrenching new production reveals the 1976 Sam Shepard classic as a play for our times The post Curse of the Starving Class: How the West Was Lost appeared …

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Cast of Beetlejuice on Bringing the Ghost-With-The-Most to Broadway by Elysa Gardner

Early on a Monday evening, the principal cast members of the new Broadway musical Beetlejuice — currently up for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical — have gathered at their venue,…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Morrissey: This Charming Man, A Broadway Baby by Elysa Gardner

★★★ British rock veteran Morrissey is the latest pop star to invade Broadway, with a residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre The post Morrissey: This Charming Man, A Broadway Baby appea…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ink: Springtime for Murdoch by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ James Graham's new play traces the rise of the British tabloid that helped launch a global media empire The post Ink: Springtime for Murdoch appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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