All stories by Oscar E Moore on BroadwayStars

Friday, August 21, 2020


As the shutdown of Broadway – and all live theatre – continues due to the devastating effects of Covid-19 with no immediate date to reopen and the world is in disarray over that deplorab…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CHAPLIN – new documentary sheds light on gypsy roots by Oscar E Moore

WORKHOUSE ( one of the country’s leading public relations and integrated creative firms, today announced that it has been selected as the Agency of Record for CHARLIE CHA…

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Friday, April 24, 2020


April 19, 2020 11:48pm PT by Scott Feinberg ‘Sunset Blvd.’ Turns 70: Nancy Olson on Wilder, Holden and Why She Walked Away From Stardom The 91-year-old, who was Osc…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020


OPINION Before Coronavirus, Theater Was My Salvation. Where Do I Turn Now? The live-streamed performances and online group chats have been useful, but I miss the joy that comes with being in…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

FOLIES BERGERE – 1935 musical an unexpected delight! by Oscar E Moore

Starring Maurice Chevalier, Ann Southern & Merle Oberon

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Sunday, March 22, 2020


As performed by Zach Timson  

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Saturday, February 29, 2020


The torch has been passed.  WEST SIDE STORY will never be the same.  The JETS and the SHARKS have evolved in this daring, audacious, re-imagined, multiracial, up-to-date, timeless, violent…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

A SOLDIER’S PLAY – the madness of racism in America by Oscar E Moore

  At 80 years of age, playwright Charles Fuller is finally seeing his 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning drama A SOLDIER’S PLAY on Broadway.  At the American Airlines Theatre – a Roundabout T…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

GRAND HORIZONS – Divorce Sit-Com Style by Oscar E Moore

The more I think of this newest offering by playwright Bess Wohl at 2nd Stage – The Helen Hayes Theater – the less I like it.  The underlying themes are easy enough to digest but the pr…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

ROMEO & BERNADETTE – Delightful! Shakespeare and gangsters like you have never seen by Oscar E Moore

Imagine Romeo (a spectacular Nikita Burshteyn) if you will (as in William Shakespeare) finding himself in 1960’s Brooklyn chasing a girl he believes to be his beloved Juliet.  Actually th…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON – Laura Linney remembers by Oscar E Moore

  O ye of little patience.  Ye who do not appreciate the written words of Rona Munro who has adapted Elizabeth Strout’s 2016 bestseller My Name is Lucy Barton featuring two extremely com…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

SING STREET – Beyond the sea Off-Broadway at NYTW by Oscar E Moore

Were they just lazy or simply in a rush to adapt John Carney’s 2016 motion picture “Sing Street” into a stage musical that has just floated into the New York Theatre Workshop on East 4…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

JAGGED LITTLE PILL – a new hybrid musical beset with problems by Oscar E Moore

You think you’ve got problems?  Meet the Healys in what is billed as “our new musical” – a hybrid of songs written by Alanis Morissette from her skyrocketing 1995 album of angst and…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

THE INHERITANCE – In for the long haul by Oscar E Moore

Matthew Lopez certainly has a lot to say.  Too much in fact.  Almost seven hours’ worth of words.  In two parts.  With 28 characters portrayed by 15 onstage performers in his sprawling…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – a dickens of a production by Oscar E Moore

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas but fear the cold blustery wind or hate to shovel snow, head on over to the Lyceum Theatre where “The Olde Vic production” of a very new A CHRIST…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

TINA The Tina Turner Musical starring doppelganger Adrienne Warren by Oscar E Moore

This fearless, extraordinarily talented firecracker named Adrienne Warren ignites this long-winded jukebox journey of the still very much alive Tina Turner (executive producer) who graced th…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

THE LIGHTNING THIEF – a misfit on Broadway strikes out by Oscar E Moore

I survived the matinee performance on October 30th, 2019.  Barely.  Resulting in what was called in the 60’s – an Excedrin Headache Number so and so.  It is deafening loud.  So loud …

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

THE ROSE TATTOO – a leaning tower of votive candles and the big banana by Oscar E Moore

Director Trip Cullman has taken it upon himself to turn Tennessee Williams slight 1950 romantic-comedy into a Sicilian commedia dell’arte, Fellini inspired burlesque show.  Thickening the…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

THE SOUND INSIDE – ONLY through January 12, 2020 DO NOT MISS IT by Oscar E Moore

We sometimes, more often than we would like, wonder the why and how certain shows make it to Broadway.  Transferring a small intimate production into a much too large commercial space more …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SLAVE PLAY – a pseudo-intellectual sexual exercise in power or who’s on top? by Oscar E Moore

The flavor of the moment on Broadway appears to be controversial playwright Jeremy O. Harris who along with director Robert O’Hara have been anointed masters of “pushing the envelope” …

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Monday, October 14, 2019

THE GREAT SOCIETY – LBJ part 2 – Politics as usual by Oscar E Moore

  Just the facts, Ma’am.  Just the facts.  A misquoted phrase from the 1950’s TV show Dragnet that swept the nation, is unfortunately what playwright Robert Schenkkan delivers in his …

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

LINDA VISTA – by Tracy Letts, a Steppenwolf production at 2ndStage by Oscar E Moore

Dick Wheeler’s life is anything but a pretty picture.  He seems to have been born with low self- esteem.  He is in the middle of a prolonged divorce, bickering over child support and wha…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM – intriguing and enigmatic by Oscar E Moore

  Cue:  Ominous melancholy music.  Cue:  Soft light through kitchen window after last night’s storm – outside of Paris.  Cue:  Andre standing alone at the window; looking out.  Im…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

BETRAYAL – IT TAKES 3 TO TANGO in this dance of duplicity by Oscar E Moore

Pinter can be puzzling.  Not so here, in this exceptional revival expertly directed by Mr. Jamie Lloyd.  Imported from across the pond with its original stars intact.  This is no snobbish…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

MOULIN ROUGE! The musical – The Bohemians are back by Oscar E Moore

Based on the 2001 controversial Baz Luhrmann music video styled movie MOULIN ROUGE! a new creative team has brought back its Bohemians of Montmartre circa 1899 with a vengeance – and mammo…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

STONEWALL – 50 years later by Oscar E Moore

In 1995 a demo cassette recording was produced by Al Lowman for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.  STONEWALL a new musical was composed by Robin Webb with book and lyrics by Mich…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

FRANKIE & JOHNNY in the CLAIR de LUNE – Taking a chance on love by Oscar E Moore

Some believe in love (or is it lust?) at first sight and others do not.  So, why not take a chance on love?  One never knows.  For skeptical Frankie (Audra McDonald) a middle-aged actress…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

HILLARY AND CLINTON – Behind Closed Doors by Oscar E Moore

A momentous moment in the life of Hillary (Laurie Metcalf) – January 8, 2008.  New Hampshire Democratic Primary.  Also for Clinton (John Lithgow) and Mark (Zak Orth), campaign manager fo…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

GARY A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS – Blood, guts and a bucket full of belly laughs by Oscar E Moore

Titus who?  General Titus Andronicus was a fictional character in Shakespeare’s first and only fictional revenge tragedy that takes place during the fall of the Roman Empire.  He returns…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

TOOTSIE is FAB-U-LOUS – manna from musical comedy heaven by Oscar E Moore

Breaking News:  Hot on the heels of receiving 11 Tony Award Nominations TOOTSIES’ Dorothy Michaels aka Michael Dorsey is basking in the glow of her newly found stardom, quickly becoming t…

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