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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Clyde’s: Zestfully Tasty New Play from Lynn Nottage, with Cilantro and Dill by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Tasty new play features strong cast conjuring fantastically metaphoric sandwiches The post Clyde’s: Zestfully Tasty New Play from Lynn Nottage, with Cilantro and Dill appe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Baby: Charm-filled Maltby-Shire Musical Makes a Welcome Return by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ Out of the Box Theatrics offers a diverse and inclusive redraft of the 1983 parenthood musical The post Baby: Charm-filled Maltby-Shire Musical Makes a Welcome Return appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:50PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Caroline, or Change: Sharon D Clarke Offers a Bracing Performance in Tesori-Kushner Musical by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ UK-originated revival demonstrates the power and scope of 2004 chamber musical The post Caroline, or Change: Sharon D Clarke Offers a Bracing Performance in Tesori-Kushner M…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

American Utopia: David Byrne and His Merry Band Lift Us Back to Our Feet by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Byrne, choreographer Annie-B Parsons, and musicians set St. James rocking The post American Utopia: David Byrne and His Merry Band Lift Us Back to Our Feet appeared first on …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy: Astonishing Sam Mendes Production Finally Reaches Broadway by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester altogether triumphant as the Brothers Lehman The post The Lehman Trilogy: Astonishing Sam Mendes Production Finally Reache…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:20PM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Six: Hold on to Your Heads, with Cheers and Huzzahs! by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The musical juggernaut about displaced royals delivers, with flair, exuberance, and high style The post Six: Hold on to Your Heads, with Cheers and Huzzahs! appeared first on…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:46PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: Despair, Dread, Dance, and Lasagna by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Richard Nelson triumphantly completes his Rhinebeck Panorama, with Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders leading the troupe The post What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: Despai…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:12PM
Monday, August 9, 2021

Merry Wives: Rambunctious Romp from The Public by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Playwright Jocelyn Bioh and director Saheem Ali bring Falstaffian hijinks to Shakespeare in the Park The post Merry Wives: Rambunctious Romp from The Public appeared first on…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Putting It Together: Lapine and Sondheim (and Bernadette and Mandy), Via Town Hall by Steven Suskin

A candid discussion about the creation of 'Sunday in the Park with George,' from the creators The post Putting It Together: Lapine and Sondheim (and Bernadette and Mandy), Via Town Hall app…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:52PM
Friday, March 19, 2021

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Outlandish Comedy Is as Funny as It Gets by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver, and Kristine Nielsen in Christopher Durang's convulsively neo-Chekhovian Disneyish idyll The post Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Ou…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:44PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Last Five Years: Jason Robert Brown’s Dissection of Marriage, in Song by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Dynamic two-character musical more than retains its power under the spell of Tony-winning director Jason Michael Webb The post The Last Five Years: Jason Robert Brown’s Dis…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:17PM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: A Minor Portion of Guettel’s Major Song Cycle by Steven Suskin

The second installment doesn't have quite the power of the first, nor the likely power of the forthcoming final two chapters The post Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: A Minor Portion of Guet…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:22PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Simply Sondheim: The Master in Revue, Yet Again by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Arlington's Signature Theatre brings us a worthy (if unfocused) evening of Sondheim, headlined by Norm Lewis, Emily Skinner, and Conrad Ricamora The post Simply Sondheim: The…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:20PM
Friday, January 15, 2021

Myths and Hymns Chapter 1, Flight: Adam Guettel and Friends Soar by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The astonishing song cycle from the “The Light in the Piazza” composer is reconceived for streaming, with exciting results The post Myths and Hymns Chapter 1, Flight: Ad…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:50PM
Thursday, December 10, 2020

An Evening With Audra McDonald: Online Gala Reveals Star in Top Form by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The exceptional entertainer brings her superb concert act onto your screen The post An Evening With Audra McDonald: Online Gala Reveals Star in Top Form appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:27PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Prom: Streep and Corden Conquer All, with Sequins by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Ryan Murphy brings the Broadway musical to the screen, with sparkling glitz and plenty of heart The post The Prom: Streep and Corden Conquer All, with Sequins appeared first …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:02PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Anyone Can Whistle: New (Old) Complete Recording of Iconoclastic Sondheim Masterwork by Steven Suskin

The ill-fated early musical by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents is extravagantly celebrated, with Julia McKenzie and Maria Friedman in the spotlight The post Anyone Can Whistle: New (Old…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:51PM
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Spellbinding as a One-Man Cast of Fifty by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Theatrical magic works its wonders in this marvelous telling of the time-tested tale of the triumph of humanity over humbug The post Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Jef…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:00PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Tells Us What We Need to Hear by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The award-winning play is even more relevant today, dangerously so The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Tells Us What We Need to Hear appeared first on N…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:14PM
Friday, September 11, 2020

Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Yet another engrossing and perceptive visit with Richard Nelson and the Apple family The post Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:35PM
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hamilton: Your Living Room As the Room Where It Happens by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ An exquisite capture of the original production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterpiece, with the original cast, now on your computer screen The post Hamilton: Your Living Room …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:16PM
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Intermission Talk: Five Bites of the Apple (Family) by Steven Suskin

Richard Nelson's newest installment in his celebrated Apple Family series "opens" online on Wednesday, and the first four plays are available for viewing The post Intermission Talk: Five Bi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:29PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:57PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
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 …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:00AM
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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:56AM
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,…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:27AM
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 …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM
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.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:59PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre