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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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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Promenade: Musical Whatnot Charms After 50 Years, Intermittently by Steven Suskin

★★★ Encores! Off-Center spotlights composer Al Carmines in this fascinatingly absurdist musical The post Promenade: Musical Whatnot Charms After 50 Years, Intermittently appeared first…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

From London: An Exceptional Death of a Salesman and a Haunting Hunt by Steven Suskin

Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke shine in the Arthur Miller classic at the Young Vic; the Almeida brings us a haunting new play The post From London: An Exceptional Death of a Salesman an…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

From London: Mamet and Malkovich Reap Bitter Wheat from Harvey Weinstein by Steven Suskin

The controversial playwright takes on a ripped-from-the-headlines sex scandal, with intriguing but uneven results The post From London: Mamet and Malkovich Reap Bitter Wheat from Harvey Wein…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

From London: Renée Fleming on the Piazza and Trevor on the Roof by Steven Suskin

Excellent new productions of The Light in the Piazza, at Southbank Centre, and Fiddler on the Roof, at the Playhouse The post From London: Renée Fleming on the Piazza and Trevor on the Ro…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

From London: Rescued Ibsen Work Crackles; a National Revival Doesn’t, Quite by Steven Suskin

Ibsen's long-overlooked Rosmersholm turns out to be terrific, while the century-old Rutherford and Son doesn't catch fire The post From London: Rescued Ibsen Work Crackles; a National Reviva…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the Long-Running Woman in Black by Steven Suskin

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winner thrives in this Donmar Warehouse production, while Stephen Mallatratt's 1989 thriller runs on and on The post From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Beautiful Girls: A Soaring Songbook Tribute to Stephen Sondheim by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The one-night salute featured fiery performances from ate Baldwin, Ashley Park, Donna Murphy, and Petula Clark The post Beautiful Girls: A Soaring Songbook Tribute to Stephen So…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Handbagged: Elizabeth vs. Maggie the Cat by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Two Queen Elizabeths and two Margaret Thatchers battle it out, with caustic wit The post Handbagged: Elizabeth vs. Maggie the Cat appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Long Lost: Donald Margulies’ Prodigal Returns, Lobbing Grenades by Steven Suskin

★★ The Pulitzer winner returns to Manhattan Theatre Club with a disappointing new family drama The post Long Lost: Donald Margulies’ Prodigal Returns, Lobbing Grenades appeared first o…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune: Acting Brilliance in the Light of the Moon by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon shine in the Terrence McNally play The post Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune: Acting Brilliance in the Light of the Moon appeared first…

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