All stories by Simon Saltzman on BroadwayStars

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Only new play written by a woman on B'way this season by Simon Saltzman

Review of Bess Wohl's "Grand Horizons" at 2ndStage

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Splendid revival at Roundabout of Fuller's Pulitzer Prize winner "A Soldier's Play" by Simon Saltzman

First Broadway production of Charles Fuller's 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the murder in the barracks of an African-American soldier

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

“Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 29,2019 at Shakespeare Theatre of N.J. by Simon Saltzman

Ames Adamson and Company  Credits: Joe Guerin It is a treat to see Neil Bartlett’s inventive but purposefully faithful stage adaptation of  “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol”…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

The worthiest selections from Yeston's canon by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Anything Can Happen in the Theater..." at the York Theatre Company

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Anna Deavere Smith's gripping one person/thirty characters play by Simon Saltzman

review of Fires in the Mirror at Signature Theatre

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Monday, November 11, 2019

"Broadbend, Arkansas is dramaticaly riveting musical experience by Simon Saltzman

review of new musical with two performers at the Duke on 42nd Street.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019

"Last Days of Summer" New Musical knocks it out of the park. by Simon Saltzman

Review of new musical opening new performing arts center in New Brunswick

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Monday, October 21, 2019

grandiose story-telling but even grander theatre by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" at Princeton's McCarter Theatre

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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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