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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Ally review – intense but unwieldy play tackles big issues by Jesse Hassenger

The Public Theater, New York Josh Radnor is a liberal college professor falling down a slippery slope in a thorny drama that starts with a punch and ends with a heavy hand In The Ally, a new…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:00PM
Monday, November 13, 2023

Harmony review – Barry Manilow’s Broadway musical lacks magic by Jesse Hassenger

Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York The period musical about a German singing group stumbles to the big stage after a troubled decades-long journey, arriving a little worse for wear Harmony, a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:02PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Purlie Victorious review – Ossie Davis play makes triumphant Broadway return by Jesse Hassenger

The Music Box Theatre, New York Leslie Odom Jr leads a note-perfect cast in a revival of Ossie Davis’s thoughtful comedy about a preacher scheming to save his church in the Jim Crow South …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:30PM
Friday, February 11, 2022

The Music Man review: Hugh Jackman dazzles in uneven Broadway show by Jesse Hassenger

Winter Garden Theatre, New York The actor enthusiastically sings and dances through a big-budget version of the much-loved musical but the show around him isn’t always on his level The new…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:24PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards