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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tina: Better Than All the Rest (of the Jukebox Musicals) by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ A triumphant Adrienne Warren powers the best biomusical in years The post Tina: Better Than All the Rest (of the Jukebox Musicals) appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

The Michaels: Making the Right Moves by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Richard Nelson takes us back to Rhinebeck, with a thoughtful play about time passing, decently The post The Michaels: Making the Right Moves appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors: Be Careful What You Wish For by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Michael Mayer's lowkey revival, like the clumsy clerk at its center, emphasizes the quirky charms of simplicity The post Little Shop of Horrors: Be Careful What You Wish For app…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Forbidden Broadway: It Just Keeps Rolling (and Rolling) Along by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ The long-running revue is back, still entertaining but not quite sure what it's making fun of The post Forbidden Broadway: It Just Keeps Rolling (and Rolling) Along appeared first …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: All You Need Is Love (and Showmanship) by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Baz Luhrmann's hit bohemian-Paris movie gets bigger and bolder for Broadway The post Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: All You Need Is Love (and Showmanship) appeared first on New Yor…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow: Everything’s Different, Nothing’s Changed by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Halley Feiffer's outrageous Chekhov update features a crackerjack cast The post Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow: Everything’s Different, Nothing’s Changed appeared…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time: Flying Away, Through Art by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ David Cale's one-man show is a moving memoir of horrors and escape, with songs The post We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time: Flying Away, Through Art appeared first on…

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fairview: The Play About Race America Needs Now by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★★ Jackie Sibblies Drury's Pulitzer Prize-winner is uncomfortably, defiantly spectacular The post Fairview: The Play About Race America Needs Now appeared first on New York Sta…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees: The Honey Is Sweet, But It Doesn’t Stick by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Duncan Sheik and Sam Gold do their best to make a dramatic musical from milquetoast coming-of-age novel The post The Secret Life of Bees: The Honey Is Sweet, But It Doesn’t Stick…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune: Love Among the (Glamorous) Downtrodden by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Terrence McNally's play, funny, wistful, and meticulously acted, doesn't quite deliver in its second revival on Broadway The post Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune: Love Amon…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beetlejuice: These Ghosts Are Gonna Live Forever by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ The song-and-dance adaption of the Tim Burton film is built to please, and it does The post Beetlejuice: These Ghosts Are Gonna Live Forever appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Pain of My Belligerence: When Good Discomfort Turns Bad by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ Halley Feiffer's latest explores toxic masculinity, and then gets overrun by it The post The Pain of My Belligerence: When Good Discomfort Turns Bad appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: Cleaning Up and Moving On, After Disaster by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, and Julie White make art from horror, with help from Taylor Mac The post Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: Cleaning Up and Moving On, After Disa…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hillary and Clinton: Couples Therapy, for the Audience by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow, and what we'd like to think the power pair say behind closed doors The post Hillary and Clinton: Couples Therapy, for the Audience appeared first o…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

From London: Company, Upended and Presumably New York-Bound by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★★ A new take on Sondheim's 1970 single-man classic is wonderfully different, if not necessarily in the most obvious way The post From London: Company, Upended and Presumably Ne…

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From London: Follies, Back at the National for an Encore Performance by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Revived anew, the 2017 production of Sondheim’s aged-showgirls musical retains its power, mostly The post From London: Follies, Back at the National for an Encore Performance …

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Chick Flick the Musical: Watching Women Bond Over Watching Women Bond by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ This cliched celebration of cliched movies is exactly what you think it, which might make it perfect for its venue The post Chick Flick the Musical: Watching Women Bond Over Watching …

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Cake: When the Antigay Baker Meets a Same-Sex Couple by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Debra Jo Rupp is the key ingredient in Bekah Brunstetter's sympathetic portrait of cultures colliding The post The Cake: When the Antigay Baker Meets a Same-Sex Couple appeared …

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Alice By Heart: Lost Down a Hole by Jesse Oxfeld

★ MCC Theater opens its new home with an indecipherable take on Alice in Wonderland The post Alice By Heart: Lost Down a Hole appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof: A Tradition Goes Back to the Future by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ This old-fashioned reinvention of the shtetl classic takes on new relevance in the mother tongue The post Fiddler on the Roof: A Tradition Goes Back to the Future appeared first…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sea Wall / A Life: Personal Storytelling, Carefully and Impersonally Constructed by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal offer two monologues of love and death, immaculately performed if not quite honest The post Sea Wall / A Life: Personal Storytelling, Carefully…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

True West: Sam Shepard’s Brotherhood of Man by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano are excellent in a revival that's still shadowed by its previous staging The post True West: Sam Shepard’s Brotherhood of Man appeared first on N…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwardly by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Writer-director Amy Heckerling tries turning her classic movie about a '90 Beverly Hills 'Emma' into a musical The post Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwar…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Hope by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★★ This dynamic, extraordinary British import confronts our global crisis and offers insight but no answers The post The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Ho…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wild Goose Dreams: Broken Relationships, and the Internet by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ A moving story about the perils of separation gets distracted by the bells and whistles of social media The post Wild Goose Dreams: Broken Relationships, and the Internet appeared …

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The New One: Public Radio Onstage, Exactly as Exciting as It Sounds by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ The actor, comedian, and This American Life contributor Mike Birbiglia tells a wry story, for some reason onstage The post The New One: Public Radio Onstage, Exactly as Exciting as It…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Thanksgiving Play: Maybe It Wasn’t All Fun and Maize by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ This Playwrights Horizons satire amusingly skewers already well-skewered American patriotic pieties The post The Thanksgiving Play: Maybe It Wasn’t All Fun and Maize appeared fi…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Waverly Gallery: Lonergan’s Memory Play, Slim But Heartbreaking by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Elaine May is the perfect center of this very New York-y revival about aging and family The post The Waverly Gallery: Lonergan’s Memory Play, Slim But Heartbreaking appear…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Plot Points in Our Sexual Development: In a Queer Relationship, Universality by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ A careful, wry look inside a very specific relationship—and at how everyone grows up and figures themselves out The post Plot Points in Our Sexual Development: In a Queer Rela…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact: Seeking Accuracy, With Dramatic License by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale bring their best to a true-ish script about a battle over truth The post The Lifespan of a Fact: Seeking Accuracy, With Dramatic License appear…

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

What the Constitution Means to Me: Trying to Figure That Out, Wonderfully by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Heidi Schreck's entertaining, earnest exploration of our fundamental rights is a tonic for our challenging times The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Trying to Figure Tha…

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