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Friday, October 18, 2019

"Little Shop of Horrors" Better Than Ever by Simon Saltzman

Review of Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre/Upstairs

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"Forbidden Broadway" returns after five year hiatus by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Forbidden Broadway" at the Triad

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Adam Rapp's beautifully written/emotionally involving "The Sound Inside" by Simon Saltzman

A review of "The Sound Inside" at Studio 54

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tomei's performance is stunningly operatic by Simon Saltzman

review of The Rose Tattoo at Roundabout

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Pert and Perky Ruby Rakos nails young Judy Garland and her singing is thrilling by Simon Saltzman

Review of musical "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz" at Paper Mill Playhouse'

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Monday, October 7, 2019

"Slave Play" moves to Broadway by Simon Saltzman

A review of "Slave Play" at Golden Theatre

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Revival of Conor McPherson's "Dublin Carol" by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Dublin Carol" at the Irish Repertory Theater

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Udofia's Ufot Cycle Continues by Simon Saltzman

review of runboyrun and In Old Age at NY Theatre Workshop

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

“As You Like It” at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through September 29. by Simon Saltzman

Ben Jacoby & S K Harris To give its writer William Shakespeare his due: The title of Shakespeare’s comedy takes a lot for granted. With the ageless displays of invention and h…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Yasmina’s Necklace” by Simon Saltzman

Playwright Rohina Malik has deployed elements of nearly every dramatic genre for her impassioned play “Yasmina’s Necklace.” From sitcom to agitprop, from farce to soap opera and from r…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Betrayal revival gets minimilist magic by Simon Saltzman

Stunning Broadway Revival of 1980 Pinter play

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Dublin playwright's "Little Gem" debut at Irish Rep. by Simon Saltzman

Review of 2008 Dublin Fringe winner "Little Gem" at Irish Rep.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

"The Bridges of Madison County"- Post closing review based on performance on 06/29/19 at SOPAC by Simon Saltzman

Jennifer Ellis and Bryant Martin“The Bridges of Madison County” may be the most purely romantic musical of our times. As re-envisioned by book writer Marsha Norman (‘night, Mother”) …

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Femme Baseballer takes the stage by Simon Saltzman

Review of Toni Stone

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"Dying City" is resurrected by Simon Saltzman

Review of play Christopher Shinn

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Friday, June 14, 2019

25th anniversary for Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Simon Saltzman

Gorgeous production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

New perspective on Alcott novel by Simon Saltzman

Alcott novel gets feminist touch

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Review: Framkie and Johnny at the Clair De Lune at by Simon Saltzman

This new Broadway revival has two extraordinary actors simply having a good time romp

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Exciting and shamelessly amusing "The Curse of the Starving Class" by Simon Saltzman

Signature Theatre revival of Sam Shepard's ground-breaking 1978 play

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Monday, May 20, 2019

"Enter Laughing" Hilarous little known treasure by Simon Saltzman

York Theatre Company revival of "Enter Laughing."

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Monday, May 6, 2019

"Too Heavy For Your Pocket" at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J. through May 19, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Donnell E. Smith as Bowzie. Although I previously saw this award-winning (2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award) play a year ago in New York, it made a lasting impression on me, one that ma…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

"The Plough and the Stars" at the Irish Repertory Theatre through June 22, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Maryann Plunkett, Sarah Street and Ed Malone   Photo credit: Carol RoseggIt would be very easy to be under the delusion that I was not, in fact, at the Irish Repertory Theater in NYC but ra…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Low-key musical "Benny & Joon" highlights off-beat charm of its characters by Simon Saltzman

A review of musical stage version of 1993 film

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Terrific revival of Miller's emotions-extracting play by Simon Saltzman

A review of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Roundabout Theater

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“All My Sons” Roundabout Theater Co. at the American Airlines Theater. Opened April 22, 2019. Ends June 23, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Tracy Letts and Annette Bening   (photo credit: Joan Marcus) What irony there is having productions of Arthur Miller’s excellent emotions-extracting drama “All My Sons” emerge with a…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"Burn This" is given a new if not entirely successful life on Broadway by Simon Saltzman

Review of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" on Broadway

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

"King Lear" at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. (through July 7, 2019) by Simon Saltzman

Ruth Wilson and Glenda Jackson  (photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe) It is to be expected that a seasoned critic would have seen William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” more than once, perhaps…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Often hilarious, often chilling "Do You Feel Anger" by Simon Saltzman

Review of play at Vineyard Theater

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 doyoufeeltheanger19.html by Simon Saltzman

hilarious/often chilling play that moves gainfully from silly to serious to surreal

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"Juno and the Paycock" at the Irish Repertory Theatre through May 23, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Maryann Plunkett and Ciaran O'Reilly  (photo credit: Carol Rosegg) What Sean O’Casey’s political tragicomedy “Juno and the Paycock” lacks in plot, it makes up for in characterizatio…

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