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Friday, July 17, 2020

MISUSE OF POWER by Joe Dziemianowicz

Shakespeare on the Radio presents an audio version of Richard II as a creative pandemic pivot.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

STIFF UPPER LIP by Joe Dziemianowicz

The latest installment of the YouTube series The Show Must Go On is a comedy motored by colorful characters and mistaken identities.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

SCALED-BACK MUSICAL by Joe Dziemianowicz

The latest installment of the YouTube series The Show Must Go On is a comedy motored by colorful characters and mistaken identities.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

‘Hangmen’ Star Tracie Bennett on Doing Dark Comedy With the Master, Martin McDonagh by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tracy Bennett turns to dark comedy in Martin McDonagh's' 'Hangmen,' a far cry from her Tony-nominated last outing on Broadway playing Judy Garland in 'End of the Rainbow.'

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

SHAPELESS DRAMA by Joe Dziemianowicz

Underneath its pretty packaging, this wearying family saga is in need of a rewrite.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

FALLEN LEAVES by Joe Dziemianowicz

The Mint Theater Company presents two short stories dealing with love and spirituality by two great Russian writers.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

For Ali Stroker, Winning a Tony Was Just the Start of an ‘Epic and Extraordinary’ Year by Joe Dziemianowicz

Ali Stroker made history in June when she became the first actor who uses a wheelchair to win a Tony. That was just the beginning.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

STOREWAY TO HEAVEN by Joe Dziemianowicz

There is ace work all around in this story of have-nots living paycheck-to-paycheck.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

LIGHT AND DARK by Joe Dziemianowicz

Michelle Dooley Mahonshows a gift for painting evocative pictures with words in her worthwhile solo show.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

DZIEMIANOWICZ'S TOP PICK OF 2019 by Joe Dziemianowicz

This spare, eloquent staging will make you laugh, cry and think.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

FERAL FEMALES by Joe Dziemianowicz

Setting the play among uniformed teenaged schoolgirls fails to stir fresh revelations.

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HEROES OF HISTORY by Joe Dziemianowicz

This compact play provides a smart, funny look into the minds of American war re-enactors.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

A DISCIPLE'S WORDS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Although this solo piece is an earnest labor of love and faith, it’s not altogether persuasive dramatically.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

PUSS AND REBOOTS by Joe Dziemianowicz

The new film has tons of star power, but it s still oddly empty.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

SECOND CHANCES by Joe Dziemianowicz

This thoughtful but downbeat drama struggles to get traction.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

SIDE EFFECTS by Joe Dziemianowicz

The Alanis Morissette jukebox musical features vibrant performances, but other issues drag it down.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

A SIT-DOWN WITH SCROOGE by Joe Dziemianowicz

Campbell Scott talks about A Christmas Carol as well as the influence of his actor parents.

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WANTING AND WONDERING by Joe Dziemianowicz

The folksiness in Horton Foote’s family drama grows tiresome.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

How John Benjamin Hickey Is Finding Time to Direct a Play While Starring in ‘The Inheritance’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

He's directing his longtime friends Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in Neil Simon’s 1968 comedic marital triptych 'Plaza Suite.'

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

BIG QUESTIONS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Matthew Lopez s six-hour drama takes a smart and moving look at who we are, where we ve been and where we re going.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

FEW ANSWERS, PLENTY OF QUESTIONS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Richard Nelson expands his distinctive brand of kitchen-table realism with his splendidly acted new play.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

CULINARY ART by Joe Dziemianowicz

Theresa Rebeck’s two-act is a tangy and satisfying Off-Broadway main course.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

MARRIED TO THE BOTTLE by Joe Dziemianowicz

Conor McPherson’s sobering portrait of lives devastated by booze gets a beautifully acted revival.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

COMEDIC ELASTICITY by Joe Dziemianowicz

A slapstick approach to Tennessee Williams comedy misses out on the more poignant parts of the play.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

What Katori Hall Discovered About Her ‘She-ro’ Tina Turner While Writing the Musical About Her Life by Joe Dziemianowicz

'I was born to lay my hands on her story,' Hall says of Turner, an idol since the age or 3 or 4. Writing the book for 'The Tina Turner Musical' gave the playwright a chance to sit down with …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

STARTING OVER by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tracy Letts’ dark-tinged rom-dram is a portrait of an unsympathetic man in the throes of an ugly divorce and a middle-age tailspin.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

SCENIC FANTASY by Joe Dziemianowicz

Fans of the TV series should be quite pleased with the plot-packed film they ve been given.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

FADING MEMORY by Joe Dziemianowicz

Although we are on well-worn territory with this play, the two fine leads bring it to life.

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OVER THE RAINBOW by Joe Dziemianowicz

Renée Zellweger dazzles as Judy Garland in a film that gives new juice to an old story.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Tammy Blanchard Always Aspired to Take on the Challenge of Audrey in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tammy Blanchard finally won the role she always felt she was meant to play. Here's how she handles the comedy and pain of the complex 'Little Shop of Horrors' character.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

OPPOSITES ATTRACT by Joe Dziemianowicz

This film tracks the real-life affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf in 1920s London.

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