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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ain’t Too Proud: A Ball of Confusion by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The music of Detroit’s legendary Temptations gets the generic Broadway jukebox treatment The post Ain’t Too Proud: A Ball of Confusion appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks’ Bold and Brilliant New Drama by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks teams with the Public's Oskar Eustis on an audacious new epic The post White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks’ Bold and Brilliant New Drama ap…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate: It’s All Right With Me by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Even 71 years after its Broadway premiere, the backstage musical hasn’t lost its charm The post Kiss Me, Kate: It’s All Right With Me appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Be More Chill: A Sci-Fi Musical for Generation Z by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Joe Iconis’ internet sensation, a musical for the iGeneration, finally makes its way to Broadway The post Be More Chill: A Sci-Fi Musical for Generation Z appeared first on Ne…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Chick Flick the Musical: The Wineglass Is Half Empty by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ How many Chardonnay jokes can you fit into one show? You’re about to find out. The post Chick Flick the Musical: The Wineglass Is Half Empty appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

“Daddy”: A Drama With a Few Issues by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Alan Cumming stars as a wealthy art collector with a much-younger companion in Jeremy O. Harris’ provocative new play The post “Daddy”: A Drama With a Few Issues appeared fir…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Superhero: Waiting for Takeoff by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Tom Kitt and John Logan’s new musical is firmly earthbound. Where's a caped crusader when you need him? The post Superhero: Waiting for Takeoff appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Boesman and Lena: Don’t Call Them Rubbish by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ A troubling but worthwhile trip back to Athol Fugard’s apartheid-era South Africa The post Boesman and Lena: Don’t Call Them Rubbish appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof: A New Tradition by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Nothing is lost in translation in the heart-wrenching Yiddish-language tale of Tevye, his daughters, and the tiny town of Anatevka The post Fiddler on the Roof: A New Tradition …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sea Wall / A Life: Meditations on Life and Death by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a pair of somber, sometimes rewarding monologues by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne The post Sea Wall / A Life: Meditations on Life and Deat…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme: Where Hip Hop, Improv, and Comedy Meet by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The hip hop improv troupe cofounded by Lin-Manuel Miranda reunites for an off-Broadway run (with a few special guests) The post Freestyle Love Supreme: Where Hip Hop, Improv, an…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Under the Radar: Minor Character, [50/50] old school animation by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Chekhov's ubiquitous Vanya gets shaken and stirred ★★ Women endure emotional torture for the sake of friendship The post Under the Radar: Minor Character, [50/50] old school…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Choir Boy: Make a Joyful Noise by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney makes his long-awaited Broadway debut with this 2013 coming-of-age drama The post Choir Boy: Make a Joyful Noise appeared first on New York St…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Noura: On Marriage, Motherhood, Refugees, and Family by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Versatile playwright-performer Heather Raffo continues to explore her Middle Eastern heritage with a Christmas-set family drama The post Noura: On Marriage, Motherhood, Refugees…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Network: Maddening As Hell by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ To quote Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning screenplay, this Network messes with the primal forces of nature The post Network: Maddening As Hell appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Downstairs: Tim and Tyne Daly Dig Up Family Secrets by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ In their first-ever shared New York stage appearance, the dynamic real-life siblings star as brother and sister in Theresa Rebeck’s family drama The post Downstairs: Tim and Tyne…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

The Other Josh Cohen: A Lovable Loser’s Valentine by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ David Rossmer and Steve Rosen’s musical is as sweet as a bag of half-price Kit Kats The post The Other Josh Cohen: A Lovable Loser’s Valentine appeared first on New York…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

American Son: Ripped From the Headlines by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale star in this all-too-timely drama from lawyer/playwright Christopher Demos-Brown The post American Son: Ripped From the Headlines appeared firs…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: We Believe in Fairies by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Though it be but little, it is fierce. The Mobile Unit’s made-to-travel Midsummer doesn’t skimp on the laughs or the fairy dust. The post A Midsummer Night’s Dream: We Bel…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Good Grief: A Middling Drama From Writer/Star Ngozi Anyanwu by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ A Nigerian-American woman literally wrestles with grief in Ngozi Anyanwu’s disconnected drama The post Good Grief: A Middling Drama From Writer/Star Ngozi Anyanwu appeared first on …

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Waverly Gallery: Real Talk With Kenneth Lonergan by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The inimitable Elaine May makes her long-awaited Broadway return in a revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s wonderfully unsentimental memory play The post The Waverly Gallery: Real Ta…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Ferryman: An Intimate, Intense Irish Epic by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Jez Butterworth’s London smash arrives in New York with a massive cast, enormous buzz, a goose, and a rabbit The post The Ferryman: An Intimate, Intense Irish Epic appeared…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact: Can You Handle the Truth? by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, and Daniel Radcliffe star in a surprisingly compelling drama about—wait for it—magazine fact-checking The post The Lifespan of a Fact: Can You Ha…

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Gloria: A Life: Around a Campfire With Gloria Steinem by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Playwright Emily Mann, director Diane Paulus, and an all-female creative and production team join forces with journalist, author, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem The post Gloria: …

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Apologia: Stockard Channing as Mother Inferior by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ A birthday dinner takes a dark turn in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s English countryside–set drama The post Apologia: Stockard Channing as Mother Inferior appeared first on New York Stage…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sakina’s Restaurant: Aasif Mandvi Returns to His Roots by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Aasif Mandvi plays six characters in this 20th-anniversary revival of his Obie-winning one-man show The post Sakina’s Restaurant: Aasif Mandvi Returns to His Roots appeared first…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Final Follies: Something Old, Something New From A.R. Gurney by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Primary Stages’ triptych of Gurney shorts—which includes the late playwright’s newest, “Final Follies”—comes up a bit short The post Final Follies: Something Old, Somet…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bernhardt/Hamlet: What a Piece of Work by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Janet McTeer is divine in Theresa Rebeck’s metatheatrical ode to Sarah Bernhardt and Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane The post Bernhardt/Hamlet: What a Piece of Work appeared f…

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur: Life Is No Picnic by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Kristine Nielsen and Annette O’Toole lock horns in a rare revival of an underappreciated Tennessee Williams drama The post A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur: Life Is No Picnic appe…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The True: The Dirty Business of Party Politics by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Edie Falco stars as the rumor-besieged woman behind the man in Sharr White’s 1977-set political play The post The True: The Dirty Business of Party Politics appeared first on New…

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Beautiful: Some Kind of Wonderful Show by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: Abby Mueller shows the world all the love in her heart as Broadway’s current Carole King in the long-running biomusical The post Beautiful: Some Kind of Won…

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