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Thursday, February 20, 2020

A radically reworked West Side Story comes to Broadway: Review by Leah Greenblatt

How do you solve a problem like a remake? Play it too faithfully and you’re just doing karaoke, or community theater; stray too far and you risk losing the thread of the original text — …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:00PM
Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Inheritance is a funny, tender marathon drama: Review by Leah Greenblatt

Seven hours: It’s a runtime so outrageous, so almost unthinkably decadent, only Angels and boy wizards have dared to go there on Broadway before. It’s also approximately how long it take…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019

A hectic, music-packed Tina - The Tina Turner Musical brings electricity to Broadway, not subtlety by Leah Greenblatt

“Can’t we slow down the groove just a little bit,” a young, gasping Tina Turner (Adrienne Warren) begs her hard-driving soon-to-be-husband early on in Tina – The Tina Tuner Musical. …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00PM
Monday, October 7, 2019

Slave Play offers provocation, no easy answers in Broadway debut by Leah Greenblatt

Broadway babies, be warned: Slave Play aims to land in a world of Lion Kings and Wickeds and Dear Evan Hansens like a bomb, and it does — a high-wire discourse on race and power and sexual…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 02:30PM
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jacqueline Novak goes deep on getting down in her hit show Get On Your Knees by Leah Greenblatt

It was the unexpected feel-good (and then feel weird about it, and then feel good again) hit of the summer: Get On Your Knees — approximately 80 minutes of high-flying mediations on, essen…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:49PM
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hannah Gadsby brings her shrewd discomfort comedy to new show Douglas by Leah Greenblatt

There it was last June on Netflix, somewhere between the second season of Stranger Things and approximately 4,567 episodes of Friends: Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette. In just over an hour, her u…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:14PM
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moulin Rouge! becomes an extravagant, head-spinning Broadway musical by Leah Greenblatt

The spectacular spectacular, the ring-ding razzle dazzle, the gitchie gitchie ya-ya da-da: It’s all in Moulin Rouge!, a Broadway musical so stuffed with songs and sequins and sheer, outrag…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon breathe fresh air into Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune: EW review by Leah Greenblatt

The first thing you learn in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune: Even Audra McDonald’s orgasms are musical. The classically trained soprano and six-time Tony Award winner enters the …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:30PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Adam Driver and Keri Russell bring sexy if uneven smolder to Burn This: EW review by Leah Greenblatt

About midway through Burn This, dancer-turned-choreographer Anna talks about a piece she’s been working on, “a pas de deux for two couples”; “pas de quatre,” her boyfriend counters…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:30PM

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