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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Intermission Talk: Outrageous Slings and Arrows by Steven Suskin

The exceptional Canadian series, set at a facsimile of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is re-released just in time for us to savor it The post Intermission Talk: Outrageous Slings and Ar…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Intermission Talk: One Man, Two Guvnors, Your Screen by Steven Suskin

National Theatre Live brings James Corden and his Tony-winning performance into your home The post Intermission Talk: One Man, Two Guvnors, Your Screen appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Intermission Talk: About the Alan Jay Lerner-Kurt Weill “Love Life” by Steven Suskin

Am influential, pioneering concept musical from 1948 which lost its way The post Intermission Talk: About the Alan Jay Lerner-Kurt Weill “Love Life” appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Intermission Talk: About Mack & Mabel by Steven Suskin

The inauspicious origins of the ill-fated Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart musical, recently revived at City Center The post Intermission Talk: About Mack & Mabel appeared first on New York …

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Playbill Viewing: A Memorable Carousel, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn by Steven Suskin

The 2013 concert is available to stream on Prime Video and Broadway HD.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Madison Square Mockingbird: Atticus & Company on the Big, Big Stage by Steven Suskin

Public school students—18,000 of them—spend an afternoon at the hit Broadway production based on Harper Lee's novel The post Madison Square Mockingbird: Atticus & Company on the Big,…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dana H.: Mother’s Day, with Knives and Tats by Steven Suskin

★★★★ A phenomenal and indescribable play from Lucas Hnath, with the astonishing Deirdre O’Connell The post Dana H.: Mother’s Day, with Knives and Tats appeared first on New York …

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Sabbath Girl: Bagels and Knishes, With Spicy Mustard by Steven Suskin

★★ Orthodox Boy meets Italian girl, loses girl, gets girl… The post The Sabbath Girl: Bagels and Knishes, With Spicy Mustard appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Darling Grenadine: Quirkily Charming New York Love Story, with Tunes by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Songwriter Daniel Zaitchik scores big with this endearing, small-scale musical comedy The post Darling Grenadine: Quirkily Charming New York Love Story, with Tunes appeared firs…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Jerry Herman, A Memorial Celebration: A Grand Afternoon for Singing by Steven Suskin

A flavorfully joyful, star-packed salute to the composer of Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and myriad favorite showtunes The post Jerry Herman, A Memorial Celebration: A Grand Afternoon for Singing ap…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Grand Horizons: Senior Citizen Sex Comedy Gets Boost from Jane Alexander by Steven Suskin

★★ Strong comedy performances offset the surprisingly mild script by the usually adventurous Bess Wohl The post Grand Horizons: Senior Citizen Sex Comedy Gets Boost from Jane Alexander a…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My Name Is Lucy Barton: Her Name Is Laura Linney, in an Illuminating Performance by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Elizabeth Strout’s best-seller is convincingly brought to the stage in Rona Munro’s adaptation, directed by Richard Eyre The post My Name Is Lucy Barton: Her Name Is Laura L…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Sing Street: The Magic of ‘Once’ Is Not Replicated, Alas by Steven Suskin

★★★ John Carney, Enda Walsh, and NYTW’s new Dublin-based musical is hampered by uninspired plotting The post Sing Street: The Magic of ‘Once’ Is Not Replicated, Alas appeared fir…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Thin Place: Lucas Hnath Unspools a Minimalist Ghost Story by Steven Suskin

★★★ Not much happens in this slight play by the author of ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ The post The Thin Place: Lucas Hnath Unspools a Minimalist Ghost Story appeared first on New Yo…

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Harry Connick Jr.: Celebrating Cole Porter With Brass and Multimedia by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The crooner smoothly guides us through the Porter songbook, sparking the evening with theatrical surprises The post Harry Connick Jr.: Celebrating Cole Porter With Brass and Mu…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven: Stephen Adly Guirgis Strikes Again by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ An overstuffed, engrossing, masterful new play from Pulitzer winner Guirgis The post Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven: Stephen Adly Guirgis Strikes Again appeared first …

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand: Wheezy Geriatric Comedy, with Fart Jokes by Steven Suskin

★★ Len Cariou does his best to charm his way through George Eastman’s creaky comedy The post Harry Townsend’s Last Stand: Wheezy Geriatric Comedy, with Fart Jokes appeared first on …

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Inheritance: A Magnificent Look at the Post-‘Angels in America’ World by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Matthew Lopez's two-part play, with Stephen Daldry at the helm, is not to be missed The post The Inheritance: A Magnificent Look at the Post-‘Angels in America’ World app…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

The Michaels: Richard Nelson Extends the Excellence of His Apple and Gabriel Cycles by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Brenda Wehle take us back to another kitchen in Nelson's Rhinebeck The post The Michaels: Richard Nelson Extends the Excellence of His …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Sound Inside: Mary Louise Parker Spins an Intriguing Literary Yarn by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Adam Rapp makes his Broadway debut with a riveting discourse between two novelists The post The Sound Inside: Mary Louise Parker Spins an Intriguing Literary Yarn appeared fi…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Soft Power: Hillary Get Your Gun? by Steven Suskin

★★★ A sharp East-West political satire from David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori doesn’t quite deliver The post Soft Power: Hillary Get Your Gun? appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Linda Vista: Unadulterated Comedy Back on Broadway, from Tracy Letts by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The 'August: Osage County' playwright returns with an explosively funny comedy of crotchety manners The post Linda Vista: Unadulterated Comedy Back on Broadway, from Tracy Le…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

The Wrong Man: Joshua Henry Shows Conviction as Man Wrongly Accused by Steven Suskin

★★★ Pop songwriter Ross Golan tries his hand at a sung-through musical, directed by Thomas Kail The post The Wrong Man: Joshua Henry Shows Conviction as Man Wrongly Accused appeared fi…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Slave Play: Down on the Ol’ Plantation, on 45th Street by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Jeremy O. Harris hits Broadway with an explosive examination of race, sexuality and more The post Slave Play: Down on the Ol’ Plantation, on 45th Street appeared first on New …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme: High-Flying Improv at the Booth by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail successfully bring a new-style event to Broadway The post Freestyle Love Supreme: High-Flying Improv at the Booth appeared first on New York S…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Height of the Storm: Provocative Play Offers Master Class in Acting by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in Florian Zeller’s newest Paris-to-London-to-New York offering The post The Height of the Storm: Provocative Play Offers Master Class i…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Derren Brown, Secret: Legerdemain Unleashed at Cort by Steven Suskin

★★★★ UK illusionist offers evening of protean prestidigitation and purely astonishing fun The post Derren Brown, Secret: Legerdemain Unleashed at Cort appeared first on New York Stag…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Eureka Day: Jonathan Spector’s Cyclonically Funny Outrageous New Comedy by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The invasion of the anti-vaxxers, from—where else?—Berkeley The post Eureka Day: Jonathan Spector’s Cyclonically Funny Outrageous New Comedy appeared first on New York …

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Betrayal: Pinter’s Web of Deception Returns to Broadway, Incisively by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton star in Jamie Lloyd’s London transfer The post Betrayal: Pinter’s Web of Deception Returns to Broadway, Incisively appeared firs…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

I Happen to Like New York: Michael Feinstein’s Effervescent Musical Salute to the City by Steven Suskin

★★★★ A charming summer divertissement for American Songbook lovers at the singer's 54th Street home base The post I Happen to Like New York: Michael Feinstein’s Effervescent Musica…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Road Show: Sondheim’s Road Trip Musical Finally Lands by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The Sondheim-Weidman musical demonstrates new life at Encores! with Raúl Esparza and Brandon Uranowitz leading the way The post Road Show: Sondheim’s Road Trip Musical Finall…

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