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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter Where Anything Goes by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The actor, singer, and virtuoso pianist pays tribute to Cole Porter with a Broadway extravaganza The post Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter Where Anything Goes app…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

One November Yankee: Turbulence Ahead by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Harry Hamlin and Stefanie Powers play three pairs of siblings in this flight-themed earthbound drama The post One November Yankee: Turbulence Ahead appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Yeston Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Gerard Alessandrini’s valentine to composer-lyricist Maury Yeston mixes his best-known songs with a handful of obscurities The post Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Yeston Tim…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jagged Little Pill arrives on Broadway as a musical with angst to spare: Review by Melissa Rose Bernardo

“Ooh, this could get messy,” sings the ensemble of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill at the top of Act 2. It’s actually a bit from “Hands Clean” — not a song from the eponymous 199…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

A Bright Room Called Day: The Fascist and the Furious by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Tony Kushner takes another look at his Hitler-through-the-Reagan-era play ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ The post A Bright Room Called Day: The Fascist and the Furious appeared …

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Half-Life of Marie Curie: Fun With Science (Really!) by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ America's most popular living playwright, Lauren Gunderson, shines a spotlight on two history-making female scientists   The post The Half-Life of Marie Curie: Fun With Science…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Evita: Star Quality to Spare by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Thanks to star Solea Pfeiffer, the City Center Encores! production will leave you on a rainbow high The post Evita: Star Quality to Spare appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell: The Man We Love by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The Tony-winning Broadway baritone is as swoon-worthy as ever in a show packed with his holiday and showtune favorites The post Brian Stokes Mitchell: The Man We Love appeared f…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Fires in the Mirror: A Hot-Button Show Whose Glow Hasn’t Dimmed by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Anna Deavere Smith’s one-person show still burns bright with star Michael Benjamin Washington and a timely-as-ever theme The post Fires in the Mirror: A Hot-Button Show Who…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth For the Girls: It’s Good to See Her, Isn’t It? by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The ever-popular Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway with a too-brief concert run The post Kristin Chenoweth For the Girls: It’s Good to See Her, Isn’t It? appeared first …

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Seared: Theresa Rebeck’s Kitchen-Set Comedy Needs More Fire by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Theresa Rebeck centers her newest comedy on a crash-and-burn–style pretentious New York chef The post Seared: Theresa Rebeck’s Kitchen-Set Comedy Needs More Fire appeared first…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Macbeth: A Slimmed-Down Version of the Scottish Play by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The couple who slays together stays together? Real-life spouses Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers star as Shakespeare’s murderous Scots. The post Macbeth: A Slimmed-Down Version of…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: Raise Your Voices and Dance by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Ntozake Shange’s 1976 choreopoem receives an inspired revival at the Public Theater, where its poetry first flowed   The post For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: R…

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Bella Bella: Hats Off to Harvey Fierstein’s Abzug Homage by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein channels Battling Bella Abzug in his history-packed new one-person show The post Bella Bella: Hats Off to Harvey Fierstein’s Abzug Homag…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The beloved 1982 musical returns to its off-Broadway roots. Just don’t feed the plants! The post Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Rose Tattoo: Love Ain’t Sweeter the Second Time Around by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ ode to amore is a bottle of Asti Spumante that’s lost its fizz The post The Rose Tattoo: Love Ain’t Sweeter the Second Time Aroun…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Linda Vista: A View From the Bottom by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Tracy Letts pens a startlingly accurate, if tough to swallow, portrait of “middle-aged desperation” The post Linda Vista: A View From the Bottom appeared first on New York Stag…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Slave Play: Provocative, Poetic, and Disquieting by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Jeremy O. Harris’ phenomenally daring, disruptive drama is the polar opposite of theatrical comfort food The post Slave Play: Provocative, Poetic, and Disquieting appeared fir…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme: Hip-Hop Don’t Stop by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale’s improv phenomenon conquers Broadway The post Freestyle Love Supreme: Hip-Hop Don’t Stop appeared first on New York S…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Dublin Carol: Whiskey on the Rocks by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Irish Rep stages a too-grim revival of one of Conor McPherson’s grimmest plays The post Dublin Carol: Whiskey on the Rocks appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Height of the Storm: Cloudy Skies Ahead by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins are entrancing as husband and wife in Florian Zeller’s going-gently-into-that-good-night drama The post The Height of the Storm: Cloudy Skies Ahe…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fern Hill: Trouble Down on the Farm by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Come for actors John Glover and Mark Linn-Baker; leave with playwright Michael Tucker’s recipe for spaghetti with clam sauce The post Fern Hill: Trouble Down on the Farm appeared fi…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Betrayal: Less Is More in This London-Born Revival by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox make a beguiling love triangle in Harold Pinter’s backward-spinning drama The post Betrayal: Less Is More in This London-Born R…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hercules: A Heroic New Musical, and That’s the Gospel Truth! by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ A 200-person cast goes the distance with the Public Works adaptation of the beloved Disney movie The post Hercules: A Heroic New Musical, and That’s the Gospel Truth! appeared…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Make Believe: A Sentimental but Not Syrupy Nostalgia Trip by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Children of the ’80s will especially enjoy Bess Wohl’s nostalgic new play, set in a memory-filled family attic The post Make Believe: A Sentimental but Not Syrupy Nostalgia …

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Coriolanus: A Poor Case for a Rarely Produced Play by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The second open-air Central Park offering of the summer is a rare miss from usually on-point Shakespearean director Daniel Sullivan The post Coriolanus: A Poor Case for a Rarely Produ…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Rinse, Repeat: The Vicious Circle of Eating Disorders by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Domenica Feraud’s ambitious drama ultimately crumbles under the weight of its good intentions The post Rinse, Repeat: The Vicious Circle of Eating Disorders appeared first on New…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: A Dazzling Exercise in Excess by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit belt out chart-topping hits in the lavish screen-to-stage salute to “truth, beauty, freedom, and love” The post Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: A …

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Broadway Bounty Hunter: Annie Golden Nails It by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Annie Golden taps into her badass side in Joe Iconis’ 1970s-inspired musical The post Broadway Bounty Hunter: Annie Golden Nails It appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Two’s a Crowd: Rita Rudner’s Vegas-Themed Show Busts by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Rita Rudner’s innumerable comic gifts are squandered in this musical misfire The post Two’s a Crowd: Rita Rudner’s Vegas-Themed Show Busts appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow: Three Sisters, Halley Feiffer Style by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Halley Feiffer writes a love letter to Chekhov’s classic The post Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow: Three Sisters, Halley Feiffer Style appeared first on New York Sta…

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