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Thursday, October 17, 2019

VARIABLES OF EXISTENCE by Jeremy Gerard

Playwright Adam Rapp and actress Mary-Louise Parker make an electrifying match.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

UNLEASHED PASSION by Jeremy Gerard

Despite the comedic brilliance of Marisa Tomei, something in the tone of this revival doesn t hold together.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Opinion: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ sticks to its Off-Broadway roots by Jeremy Gerard

For a typical producer, the phrase “somewhere that’s green” — to quote one of the best-known ballads from “Little Shop of Horrors” — refers to one place, and one place only: Br…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

THIS WILL HURT by Jeremy Gerard

Fine performances and a fleet staging can t counteract the more tedious parts of this work.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LIZARD-SKIN BOOTS by Jeremy Gerard

Brian Cox takes on the role of LBJ in Robert Schenkkan’s follow-up to All The Way.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

THE UNKNOWN BIRD by Jeremy Gerard

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins are perfectly in tune with each another in this excellent London transfer.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

WRECKAGE IN REVERSE by Jeremy Gerard

A talented cast expertly handles the seething emotions in Harold Pinter’s one-act drama.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

NO REDEMPTION by Jeremy Gerard

Daniel Sullivan brings fresh thinking to this production while leaving the play s cynicism and thirst for power intact.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Opinion: The indomitable legacy of Hal Prince by Jeremy Gerard

The Prince is dead, long live the King. Is that too glib? Perhaps, yet it is no overstatement. Hal Prince is gone, and with him passes not just an era but several eras in the crazy, complica…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Opinion: Publicizing goats, puppets and Founding Fathers on Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

Some shows pose a greater challenge to a press agent than your run-of-the-mill Broadway musical or boulevard comedy. One might feature copulating puppets with an irrepressible urge to sing, …

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Friday, July 26, 2019

SHIMMERING SPECTACLE by Jeremy Gerard

Director Alex Timbers has given the 2001 film a thumping theatrical heart.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

HIGHBROW RAUNCHINESS by Jeremy Gerard

Jacqueline Novak expertly delivers personal, sexually explicit stories in her one-woman show.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Opinion: The great reckoning on Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

The official report from the Broadway League at the end of the 2018-2019 season couldn’t have been more upbeat.  “For the 2018-2019 season, total attendance reached 14,768,254 and Broad…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

IMITATION GOODS by Jeremy Gerard

The show aims to conjure the joyous energy of rock n roll legends, but it falls short of the real thing.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Opinion: How Cora Cahan transformed 42nd Street by Jeremy Gerard

An oversized, disembodied gold hand greets me as I enter Cora Cahan’s office. Its fingers, which dangle over Madame Tussauds across the street, appear to be stirring something — possibl…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A STAR-STUDDED NIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

This was a very special evening of music with some incredible guests, all to raise money for a non-profit organization.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

COMPLEX IDENTITY by Jeremy Gerard

Michael R. Jackson’s musical quickly gathers steam and doesn t let up for any of its 100 minutes.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

PLENTY OF SOMETHING by Jeremy Gerard

Though the setting is changed, much of the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy shines through in this imaginative production.

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Opinion: A bland Tony Awards telecast with moments of sincerity by Jeremy Gerard

Terrence McNally has a history of getting cut off by the Tonys telecast. The first time was in 1995, when his drama “Love! Valour! Compassion!” won the Tony Award for Best Play. CBS pull…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

MATING DANCE by Jeremy Gerard

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon star in this revival that perplexes as much as it delights.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Opinion: ‘Be More Chill’ and the buying power of social media by Jeremy Gerard

Social media is such an important factor in the marketing of Broadway shows that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become not only ticket sellers, but plot points in shows. The trend may …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Opinion: The revolution that propelled this year’s Tony nominations by Jeremy Gerard

Take a close look at the Tony Awards nominations announced Tuesday morning and a couple of things come into focus. Foremost is that a revolution has taken place in recent years. The nominati…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

IF I WERE A ROTHSCHILD by Jeremy Gerard

This production has several original touches that make it like no Fiddler you ve seen before.

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TAP-HAPPY by Jeremy Gerard

Despite some miscasting, this is a solid production of one of the great musicals.

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MOTOWN 2.0 by Jeremy Gerard

This superb jukebox musical about The Temptations churns out one hit after the next.

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HOUSE OF GREED by Jeremy Gerard

The creative team has transformed Massini’s family biodrama about the House of Lehman into a tragedy.

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NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL LEAR by Jeremy Gerard

With Glenda Jackson starring and Sam Gold directing, here is a rewarding production that breaks the mold.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Opinion: The Game Changers knocking down the walls of Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

At its penultimate meeting of the Broadway season, the Tony Administration Committee handed down a couple of eminently reasonable rulings, along with two mild surprises.The committee affirme…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

GETTING IT RIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

Finally we have a production that does this musical justice.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Opinion: Expectations vs. reality at ‘The Prom’ by Jeremy Gerard

The only thing missing from the money reviews was the money. Critics greeted “The Prom” with cheers when it opened in November at the Longacre Theatre. In the Times, Jesse Green called i…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

COMEDY OF TERRORS by Jeremy Gerard

Despite the accomplished actors playing the brothers, this production fails to achieve the chemistry to bring Shepard s play to life.

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