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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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