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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Trouble in Mind: Better as Theatrical History Lesson Than Drama by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Alice Childress' groundbreaking play about racism makes its Broadway debut 66 years after its premiere. The post Trouble in Mind: Better as Theatrical History Lesson Than Dr…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Medicine: Not What the Doctor Ordered by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Domhnall Gleeson plays an institutionalized man undergoing a unique form of drama therapy in Enda Walsh's absurdist drama. The post Medicine: Not What the Doctor Ordered app…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Morning’s at Seven: Everything Old is Wonderfully New Again by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Sterling revival of Paul Osborn's classic 1939 play features a dream cast of stage and screen veterans The post Morning’s at Seven: Everything Old is Wonderfully New Again …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:58PM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nollywood Dreams: Hilarious Show Business Comedy, Nigerian Style by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Jocelyn Bioh's new comedy uses the Nigerian film industry as a backdrop for show business satire. The post Nollywood Dreams: Hilarious Show Business Comedy, Nigerian Style a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:51PM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Visitor: Good Intentions Don’t Always Pay Off, in Life or Musical Theater by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ David Hyde Pierce stars in this musical adaptation of the 2007 film, featuring a score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey The post The Visitor: Good Intentions Don’t Always Pay O…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:56PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Morning Sun: Three Not So Tall Women by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Edie Falco, Blair Brown, and Marin Ireland star in Simon Stephens' time-shifting drama about three generations of women. The post Morning Sun: Three Not So Tall Women appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:55PM
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Fairycakes: You’ll Be Desperate to Get Out of These Woods by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Douglas Carter Beane's comedy, featuring a formidable cast, mashes up Shakespeare and fairy tales and does neither any favors. The post Fairycakes: You’ll Be Desperate to …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:27PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

American Utopia: The Joyous Theatrical Concert We Still Need by Frank Scheck

★★★★★ The former frontman of the Talking Heads returns with his Tony Award-winning show of music and dance. The post American Utopia: The Joyous Theatrical Concert We Still Need a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy: Sam Mendes’ landmark production makes a triumphant Broadway debut. by Frank Scheck

★★★★★ Adam Godley, Simon Russell Beale and Adrian Lester deliver stupendous performances in this brilliantly staged, decades-spanning theatrical saga. The post The Lehman Trilogy:…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:19PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man: The Debut of an Important New Dramatic Voice by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Keenan Scott II's poetic drama resonates with urgency and heart. The post Thoughts of a Colored Man: The Debut of an Important New Dramatic Voice appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:19PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits: Funeral Plus Family Dysfunction Adds Up to Familiar by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Theatrical comfort food delivering a few laughs but empty calories. The post Chicken & Biscuits: Funeral Plus Family Dysfunction Adds Up to Familiar appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

LACKAWANNA BLUES: RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON’S ACCLAIMED SOLO PLAY MAKES ITS BROADWAY DEBUT by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Previously adapted into an HBO film, the play returns to the form that suits it best, with its original writer/star. The post LACKAWANNA BLUES: RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON’S ACC…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Pass Over: A Play That Speaks to Our Times by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Beckett meets Black Lives Matter in Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's racially charged absurdist drama. The post Pass Over: A Play That Speaks to Our Times appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:50PM
Friday, July 2, 2021

Enemy of the People: Ann Dowd in Reimagined, Interactive Ibsen by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Ann Dowd plays the gender-altered lead role in Robert Icke's interactive reimagining of Ibsen's classic The post Enemy of the People: Ann Dowd in Reimagined, Interactive Ibse…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:40PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: LIVE THEATER BEHIND GLASS by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Moisés Kaufman directs seven vice-inspired one-acts, cleverly staged on the streets of the Meatpacking District The post SEVEN DEADLY SINS: LIVE THEATER BEHIND GLASS appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:20PM
Thursday, February 8, 2018

'Hey, Look Me Over!': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Broadway talents including Vanessa Williams, Bebe Neuwirth, Judy Kuhn, Carolee Carmello, Reed Birney and Marc Kudisch appear in this Encores! 25th anniversary musical celebration.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:35PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

'In the Body of the World': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Eve Ensler, creator of 'The Vagina Monologues,' describes her experiences being treated for uterine cancer in this new solo piece based on her memoir.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:20PM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'The Children': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay star in the American premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's acclaimed drama about the tense reunion of three people who worked together in a nuclear power …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:51PM
Monday, December 4, 2017

'Hundred Days': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The husband-and-wife songwriting/performg team The Bengsons deliver a theatrical concert relating the story of their whirlwind courtship.

SOURCE: hundred-days-1063842 at 09:51PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017

'Downtown Race Riot': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Chloe Sevigny plays a junkie mother in the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's 1970s-set drama inspired by an actual Greenwich Village riot.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:10PM
Monday, October 30, 2017

'Illyria': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Richard Nelson's play depicts the beginnings of the Public Theater and its free Shakespeare productions in Central Park under the leadership of Joe Papp.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:41PM
Sunday, October 29, 2017

'Red Roses, Green Gold': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

This new musical about a family of con artists features Grateful Dead songs written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter.

SOURCE: edit.hollywoodreporter.com at 09:57PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hal Prince Looks Back Over the Legendary Career That Inspired 'Prince of Broadway' by Frank Scheck

The veteran director-producer, winner of a record 21 Tony Awards, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his seven decades in the theater.

SOURCE: hal-prince-looks-back-legendary-career-inspired-prince-broadway-1031764 at 05:02PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

'Notes From the Field': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

In her latest one-person show, 'Notes from the Field,' Anna Deavere Smith portrays dozens of real-figures involved in the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline." read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:30PM

'Kingdom Come': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Roundabout Underground presents the world premiere of 'Kingdom Come,' Jenny Rachel Weiner's dark comedy about internet catfishing. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

'Vietgone': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Romantic sparks fly between two Vietnamese refugees in 'Vietgone,' Qui Nguyen's outlandish comedy inspired by his parents' experiences. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Monday, October 24, 2016

'A Life': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

David Hyde Pierce plays a lonely man who seeks answers with astrology in Adam Bock's new drama, 'A Life,' directed by Anne Kaufman. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:15PM

'The Harvest': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Several young Catholic missionaries prepare for their upcoming Middle East assignment in 'The Harvest,' the new drama by MacArthur Fellowship recipient Samuel D. Hunter.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Saturday, October 22, 2016

'Letter to a Man': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Mikhail Baryshnikov plays celebrated dancer Vaslav Nijinksy in 'Letters to a Man,' an abstract dance-theater piece directed by Robert Wilson.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:47AM
Thursday, October 20, 2016

'Tick, Tick... Boom!': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The Keen Company stages an off-Broadway revival of 'Tick, Tick... Boom!,' the autobiographical chamber musical by 'Rent' composer Jonathan Larson. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'Love, Love, Love': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Amy Ryan and Richard Armitage stars in 'Love, Love, Love,' by the Tony Award-nominated playwright of 'King Charles III,' chronicling the lives of a couple and their two children over several…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM

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