All stories by Melissa Rose Bernardo on BroadwayStars

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…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 05:45PM
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…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:00PM

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…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 04:30PM
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Uncle Vanya: Richard Nelson Goes to Russia by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Richard Nelson brings his signature understated style to Chekhov’s tragicomedy in this debut from the Hunter Theater Project The post Uncle Vanya: Richard Nelson Goes to Russi…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 10:01PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collective Rage: All Betties, All the Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jen Silverman’s characters are smart, sharp-tongued, and far from stereotypical. Try to keep up. The post Collective Rage: All Betties, All the Time appeared first on New York St…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 10:03PM
Friday, September 7, 2018

Private Peaceful: One Soldier’s Story, in Multiple Voices by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Another World War I–era novel from ‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo gets the theatrical treatment The post Private Peaceful: One Soldier’s Story, in Multiple Voices a…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 07:27AM
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Days to Come: Less-Than-Mint-Condition Hellman by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The Mint Theater digs up Lillian Hellman’s long-forgotten, failed 1936 drama The post Days to Come: Less-Than-Mint-Condition Hellman appeared first on New York Stage Review.

Linked From nystagereview.com at 07:00PM
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Henry VI: Stop and Smell the War of the Roses by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The National Asian American Theatre Company condenses Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays into a two-part, five-and-a-half-hour experience The post Henry VI: Stop and Smell the…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 04:37PM
Monday, August 13, 2018

Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Déjà Vu All Over Again by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The groans drown out the laughs at this totally unoriginal original musical The post Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Déjà Vu All Over Again appeared first on New York Stage Review.

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:30PM
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Head Over Heels: The Beat Goes On by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Mad about the Go-Go’s? Get up and go to the Elizabethan-set musical packed with their hook-heavy hits. The post Head Over Heels: The Beat Goes On appeared first on New York S…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:31PM
Monday, July 23, 2018

Straight White Men: Check Their Privilege! by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Young Jean Lee makes her Broadway debut with a Christmas-set family drama starring Josh Charles and Armie Hammer as backslapping bros The post Straight White Men: Check Their Privi…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:50PM
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mary Page Marlowe: Six Actresses, One Amazing Woman by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Tracy Letts returns to the Midwest with a subdued but stunning play about someone “unexceptional” The post Mary Page Marlowe: Six Actresses, One Amazing Woman appeared fi…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:31PM

Gone Missing: Requiem for a Composer by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The late Michael Friedman receives a fitting tribute at Encores! Off-Center with The Civilians’ melancholy Gone Missing. The post Gone Missing: Requiem for a Composer appeared…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 03:35PM
Thursday, June 28, 2018

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A Fine Romance by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus star in Irish Rep’s stripped-down, chamber-style revival of the 1960s musical. The post On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A Fine Romance app…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:29PM

Songs for a New World: Reach for the ‘Stars’ by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jason Robert Brown fans rejoice! The Tony-winning composer’s first work is getting the Encores! treatment. The post Songs for a New World: Reach for the ‘Stars’ appea…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 04:34PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Girls & Boys: You Just Can’t Look Away by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan captivates in a gritty one-woman drama from Matilda scribe Dennis Kelly. The post Girls & Boys: You Just Can’t Look Away appeared fi…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:00PM
Monday, June 25, 2018

Cyprus Avenue: Where Pride & Prejudice Meet by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Did you hear the one about the baby who looked like Gerry Adams? Cyprus Avenue is a black comedy in search of a weighty punch line.   The post Cyprus Avenue: Where Pride & Preju…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 10:00PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pass Over: A Bruised, Broken Tale of Black Life by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Antoinette Nwandu’s modern-day mash-up of Godot and Exodus pulls no punches when it comes to police violence. The post Pass Over: A Bruised, Broken Tale of Black Life appeare…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 04:12AM
Monday, June 18, 2018

Othello: Moor Than Meets the Eye by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll wrestle with the green-eyed monster in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Othello. The post Othello: Moor Than Meets the Eye appeared firs…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 09:16PM
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fruit Trilogy: A Woman Is Not a Piece of Fruit by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Attention must be paid to Eve Ensler’s newest works, but your patience will be tested during this dissonant trio of shorts The post Fruit Trilogy: A Woman Is Not a Piece of Fruit…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:30PM
Monday, May 14, 2018

Paradise Blue: Striving for That Perfect Note by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Dominique Morisseau wraps up her Detroit trilogy with a jazzy ode to the city’s once-thriving entertainment district The post Paradise Blue: Striving for That Perfect Note app…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 10:01PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Drunk Family History by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Lesley Manville’s performance in Eugene O’Neill’s wrenching family drama will leave you on a morphine-like high The post Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Drunk Family Hist…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:30PM
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Unexpected Joy: A Show Paved With Good Intentions by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ A four-character, all-female musical at the York Theatre is an Unexpected disappointment The post Unexpected Joy: A Show Paved With Good Intentions appeared first on New York Stage Re…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 07:01PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Brief History of Women: 1 Man, 1 House, 60 Years by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Alan Ayckbourn’s 81st is short on substance and long on style, but nevertheless a treat for his fans The post A Brief History of Women: 1 Man, 1 House, 60 Years appeared first on…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 07:00PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Henry V: Once More Unto the Breach by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit strips down the band-of-brothers play to a slick 105 minutes The post Henry V: Once More Unto the Breach appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 01:50PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018

King Lear: Antony Sher’s Crowning Achievement by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ In his last dance with the Bard, Antony Sher tackles (and conquers) the mad king with the Royal Shakespeare Company The post King Lear: Antony Sher’s Crowning Achievement a…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 10:08PM
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Feeding the Dragon: Sharon Washington Hits the Books by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Sharon Washington pens and performs her New York City fairy tale of “The Little Girl Who Lived in a Library.” The post Feeding the Dragon: Sharon Washington Hits the Books appe…

Linked From nystagereview.com at 08:58PM
Monday, March 26, 2018

Lobby Hero: A Fine Revival of Lonergan’s Slight Comedy by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Film stars Michael Cera and Chris Evans face off in the character-heavy, plot-light play.

Linked From nystagereview.com at 10:00PM

The Winter’s Tale: A Sad Tale’s Best for Spring by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Arin Arbus and Theatre for a New Audience embrace Shakespeare’s bear of a play

Linked From nystagereview.com at 11:42AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Weaving Spider-Man's Complex Web by Melissa Rose Bernardo

Spider-Man's creators -- director-writer Julie Taymor and rockers Bono and The Edge -- share what it's like to spin a comic-book classic into Broadway's biggest spectacle.

Linked From Playbill at 05:58PM

Reign of Fierstein by Melissa Rose Bernardo

Author-actor Harvey Fierstein returns to La Cage aux Folles and a role he created -- literally.

Linked From Playbill at 05:58PM

All that Chat