All stories by Jeremy Gerard on BroadwayStars

Friday, March 13, 2020

STORY SONGS by Jeremy Gerard

Betty Buckley uses her beautiful voice to create dreamscapes that will send you home on a cloud.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

DREAMERS IN A DARK NIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

This is a timely new play from a promising writer, with a fine, committed cast.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

TAPESTRY OF GRIEF by Jeremy Gerard

As the best folk songs often do, this powerful show may make you both sad and elated.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Opinion: It’s time for critics to step in by Jeremy Gerard

“Crrrritic!” Estragon sneers as the trumping put-down in the battery of insults he trades with Vladimir in “Waiting for Godot.” You might say that for theater critics, it’s been do…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

RECKLESS REVIVAL by Jeremy Gerard

Missteps in this production include cutting the show too short and using giant video projections that overwhelm the action onstage.

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MUSICAL MAKEOVER by Jeremy Gerard

Jerry Herman’s 1974 flop has been reborn and reformed into a splendid show.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

BED-HOPPING RETREAT by Jeremy Gerard

It s unclear why this carbon copy of the 1969 film has been transferred to the stage.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Broadway community pays tribute to composer Jerry Herman by Jeremy Gerard

“Kid, the show is yours.” The words were recalled, not sung at Monday afternoon’s tribute to the late Jerry Herman. And while they may lack the urgent iambic promise of “You charm th…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

GOOD MEDICINE by Jeremy Gerard

The play’s Broadway debut couldn’t be fresher, timelier or more satisfying.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

SORROWFUL MADNESS by Jeremy Gerard

Here are some of the highlights from a year full of big shows and stunning performances.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Broadway pays tribute to Hal Prince by Jeremy Gerard

“I live for the next musical. I live in the future. I’m totally mindful that nobody will ever have the life I’ve had in the theater. That’s past. And that’s damned sad.” Harold P…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

CALM THE ANGRY VOICE by Jeremy Gerard

Diablo Cody has framed her first musical around Alanis Morrissette’s 1995 album of the same name.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

ANTHEM OF HOPE by Jeremy Gerard

Composer and actress joined together in an impassioned performance.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS by Jeremy Gerard

The London import settles into the Lyceum Theatre through New Year’s.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

HARD-WON HOPE by Jeremy Gerard

Matthew Lopez’s miraculous play tells the story of AIDS in New York in the 80s in an elegiac and expansive way.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

TORMENT TO TRIUMPH by Jeremy Gerard

Adrienne Warren is exhilarating as Tina Turner in this biomusical.

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PURE HARMONY by Jeremy Gerard

Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince top the duo’s annual fall fling, while Lainie Kazan remembers flings, flames and fiascos.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

AMERICAN IDYLLS by Jeremy Gerard

David Byrne leads a trio of works including Soft Power and Scotland, PA that reflect on the state of the union.

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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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