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Friday, December 13, 2019

‘Twas the Night Before: Cirque du Soleil’s Bright New Holiday Gift by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Aerialists and acrobats deliver Christmas cheer to Madison Square Garden The post ‘Twas the Night Before: Cirque du Soleil’s Bright New Holiday Gift appeared first on New Yo…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

one in two: An Absurdist Look at a Serious Issue by Michael Sommers

★★★ The sadly familiar story of a black man living with HIV gets an absurdist twist The post one in two: An Absurdist Look at a Serious Issue appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Greater Clements: Haunted By History by Michael Sommers

★★★ Samuel D. Hunter delivers a significant though flawed American drama The post Greater Clements: Haunted By History appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Illusionists: They’ve Got Magic to Do by Michael Sommers

★★★ Six magicians conjure up tricks for the family crowd The post The Illusionists: They’ve Got Magic to Do appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Fefu and Her Friends: Still Ahead of Its Time by Michael Sommers

★★★ An unorthodox 1977 drama on feminist themes is revived by Theatre for a New Audience The post Fefu and Her Friends: Still Ahead of Its Time appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Underlying Chris: What We Share in Our World by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Will Eno thoughtfully explores the human essentials in his latest play The post The Underlying Chris: What We Share in Our World appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Crucible: Boils Over Again In a Hot and Timely Staging by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Bedlam removes the frame from Arthur Miller's drama about another witch hunt The post The Crucible: Boils Over Again In a Hot and Timely Staging appeared first on New York Stage…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A Christmas Carol: Spooked By the Past by Michael Sommers

★★★ A chilly Campbell Scott plays Scrooge in a grim rendition of the holiday classic The post A Christmas Carol: Spooked By the Past appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Inheritance: Gay Times in America, Then and Now by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Some fine acting and a sterling staging lend credence to a classy gay soap opera by Matthew Lopez The post The Inheritance: Gay Times in America, Then and Now appeared first on …

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular: A Perennial That Lives Up to Its Name by Michael Sommers

★★★★ The Rockettes dance through the 87th annual edition of a New York City classic The post The Radio City Christmas Spectacular: A Perennial That Lives Up to Its Name appeared firs…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cyrano: A New Musical Based on an 1897 Classic Comes Up Short by Michael Sommers

★★★ Peter Dinklage plays the title role in The New Group's world premiere The post Cyrano: A New Musical Based on an 1897 Classic Comes Up Short appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dr. Ride’s American Beach House: Unsaid Feelings Vibrate Up on the Roof by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Liza Birkenmeier's sensitive new drama studies lesbian mindsets of yesteryear The post Dr. Ride’s American Beach House: Unsaid Feelings Vibrate Up on the Roof appeared first o…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Big Apple Circus: A No-Frills Edition Still Packs a Few Thrills by Michael Sommers

★★★ A Wheel of Death, a pack of cats, and a hand-balancing duo are the top acts The post The Big Apple Circus: A No-Frills Edition Still Packs a Few Thrills appeared first on New York …

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Seared: Raúl Esparza Gets All Fired Up As a Deranged Master Chef by Michael Sommers

★★★ MCC Theater makes a tasty dish of Theresa Rebeck's lite comedy The post Seared: Raúl Esparza Gets All Fired Up As a Deranged Master Chef appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Scotland, PA: A Mostly Fair-to-Middling Musical Dishes Out Murders Most Foul by Michael Sommers

★★★ Smart staging and good performers make the most of a so-so new musical The post Scotland, PA: A Mostly Fair-to-Middling Musical Dishes Out Murders Most Foul appeared first on New Y…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Is This A Room: Real Life Whistleblower Gets Busted, in Real Time by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A word-for-word FBI transcript is starkly staged as a documentary drama The post Is This A Room: Real Life Whistleblower Gets Busted, in Real Time appeared first on New York Sta…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

American Utopia: David Byrne Headlines an Extremely Stylish Concert by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A charismatic star and an expert troupe deliver a classy event The post American Utopia: David Byrne Headlines an Extremely Stylish Concert appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Lightning Thief: Scarcely a Striking Attraction for the Whole Darn Family by Michael Sommers

★★ Rick Riordan's modern mythological yarn is a yawn as a musical The post The Lightning Thief: Scarcely a Striking Attraction for the Whole Darn Family appeared first on New York Stage…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Soft Power: Shall We Dance and Sing Through Our Cultural Differences? by Michael Sommers

★★★ Hillary Clinton enjoys a Fred & Ginger romance in a satirical show at the Public Theater The post Soft Power: Shall We Dance and Sing Through Our Cultural Differences? appeared…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: Too Much Winking by Michael Sommers

★★ Vintage songs curdle in coy performances The post The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: Too Much Winking appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

The White Chip: A Blithe Spirit Spins Into Chronic Alcohol Abuse by Michael Sommers

★★★ Three actors make a cautionary saga of excessive drinking go down easily The post The White Chip: A Blithe Spirit Spins Into Chronic Alcohol Abuse appeared first on New York Stage …

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Millennials Argue About Our Civil Wars by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Younger conservatives drunkenly debate fundamental issues at Playwrights Horizons The post Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Millennials Argue About Our Civil Wars appeared first on…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

(A)loft Modulation: Obsessive Behavior and All That Jazz by Michael Sommers

★★ A bluesy atmosphere and musical performances enhance an awfully talky new drama The post (A)loft Modulation: Obsessive Behavior and All That Jazz appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Great Society: A Not So Great Play About LBJ by Michael Sommers

★★★ Troubled 1960s events overwhelm a President and dishearten a drama The post The Great Society: A Not So Great Play About LBJ appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Antigone: Greek Tragedy Is Reflected Through Traditional Japanese Modes by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A Japanese company delivers an unusually immersive staging of a classical play The post Antigone: Greek Tragedy Is Reflected Through Traditional Japanese Modes appeared first on…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord: A Schoolgirl Crush Goes Tragically Wrong by Michael Sommers

★★★ Teens idolize Pablo Escobar in newcomer writer Alexis Scheer's offbeat dramedy The post Our Dear Dead Drug Lord: A Schoolgirl Crush Goes Tragically Wrong appeared first on New York…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday: Spending a Desultory Evening with Generation Z by Michael Sommers

★★ Meet some "wry and ironic and dull" characters at Atlantic Theater, or perhaps not The post Sunday: Spending a Desultory Evening with Generation Z appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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runboyrun & In Old Age: Ghosts Haunt a Nigerian-American Family Saga by Michael Sommers

★★★ New York Theatre Workshop stages two installments of Mfoniso Udofia's epic nine-play cycle The post runboyrun & In Old Age: Ghosts Haunt a Nigerian-American Family Saga appeare…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Wives: Life With Papa and Three Other Feminist Truths by Michael Sommers

★★★ An episode involving Ernest Hemingway's several widows is a highlight of a new satirical comedy The post Wives: Life With Papa and Three Other Feminist Truths appeared first on New…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Felix Starro: Not Entirely a Magical New Musical by Michael Sommers

★★★ A sorrowful story about a faith healer does not entirely satisfy The post Felix Starro: Not Entirely a Magical New Musical appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Eureka Day: A Comical Clash from the Current Culture Wars by Michael Sommers

★★★★★ A smart new comedy takes a satirical shot at the antivax issue The post Eureka Day: A Comical Clash from the Current Culture Wars appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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