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Monday, December 4, 2023

The Jerusalem Syndrome: A Musical Comedy of Biblical Proportions by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"The Jerusalem Syndrome" is a pleasant new musical comedy with some fine clever songs and good comic moments. However, Don Stephenson’s production does not take the farcical elements far e…

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

The Gardens of Anuncia by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Michael John LaChiusa’s "The Gardens of Anuncia" is an interesting attempt to tell choreographer Graciela Daniele’s adolescent story. Unfortunately, as of now the show does not make the …

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Hell’s Kitchen by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Hell’s Kitchen" is both ambitious and noble in its intentions. However, as of now the show on the stage of The Newman at The Public Theater is not there yet. With very few characters deve…

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

School Pictures by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Milo Cramer’s delightful solo musical "School Pictures," part of a festival of new one person shows running in repertory at Playwrights Horizons, is wildly inventive, hilarious funny, and …

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Make Me Gorgeous! by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As Kenneth/Kate Marlowe, Wade McCollum not only becomes the character but inhabits it. Required to act as narrator as well as performer in both male and female attire, McCollum is totally co…

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Friday, November 24, 2023

One Night Only: An Evening with Sutton Foster & Kelli O’Hara by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The pairing of Broadway legends Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara proved felicitous just like the previous pairing of Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett, with each lady using her special gifts: …

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Waiting for Godot by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ironically there is no rapport or chemistry between Shannon and Sparks playing friends who have been traveling together for 50 years. As Estragon, in need of sleep and with shoes that don’…

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Arcadia by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

This being Bedlam famous for its experimental revivals, the second act is handled differently. The audience is asked to leave their seats in the amphitheater and when they return are given o…

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Poor Yella Rednecks by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although playwright Qui Nguyen declared early in his earlier play "Vietgone" that “all characters appearing in this work are fictitious,” in his sequel "Poor Yella Rednecks" now at Manha…

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Sabbath’s Theater by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Philip Roth’s 1995 Rabelaisian novel "Sabbath’s Theater" would seem a strange choice for stage adaptation both as it is considered Roth’s raunchiest – if not filthiest – book and i…

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Frogs by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

MasterVoices acquitted itself well in this deliciously comic concert staging of "The Frogs." Why this Stephen Sondheim score is not better known or revived more often remains a mystery after…

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Partnership by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The three plays in the “Meet Miss Baker” Project, "The Price of Thomas Scott" in 2019, "Chains" in 2022 and now "Partnership" in 2023 are quite different. While Partnership is the only o…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The subtitle of Patrick Page’s absorbing and informative one-man show "All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain” is an actuate description of the content of his pres…

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Sunday, October 22, 2023

Salesman 之死 by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Not only is Jeremy Tiang’s "Salesman 之死I" an important document of a classic American play, it is also an illustrative reminder of the cultural differences between China and the United…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Jaja" is quite different from Bioh's other plays in that it is also very revealing about life in NYC for African immigrants. Directed by Whitney White who has piloted several major new Blac…

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

Bloodspot by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Elinor T Vanderburg’s "Bloodspot" is a fascinating attempt to create a film noir play for the stage. The visuals do not live up to the script’s promise, but it remains entertaining and e…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Golden Rainbow by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The 1968 musical 'Golden Rainbow" (the show that gave us the song sensation “I’ve Gotta Be Me”) was so identified with its stars Steve Lawrence and Edie Gormé that it has not been see…

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Monday, September 25, 2023

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Each generation gets its own version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the classic vampire horror story, that possibly reflects its  needs of it own time. The latest version now called "Dracula: …

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Mary Gets Hers by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

From the playing style, as directed by Josiah Davis, the play seems to be a spoof. Unfortunately, it is not funny though the actors cheerfully mug their way through Horwitz’s text as thoug…

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Infinite Life by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ever since Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker adapted 'Uncle Vanya" for a 2012 production at the Soho Rep, her plays like "The Flick," "John" and "The Antipodes" have becomes more…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Job by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Max Wolf Friedlich’s "Job" is as tense as a thriller, as compelling as a psychological drama and as up-to-date as tomorrow’s headlines. As directed by Michael Herwitz, Peter Friedman and…

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Friday, September 8, 2023

The Creeps by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Catherine Waller’s one person show, "The Creeps", has all the elements of a successful horror show: a macabre setting, dark lighting, off-beat characters, and strange unexplained going-ons…

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Tempest (Public Works) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Visually, the show is not as effective as it might have been considering the play usually includes a great deal of magic. Here there is very little in the way of scenic illusions or legerdem…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

How to Steal an Election: A Dirty Politics Musical by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While the misnamed "How to Steal an Election: A Dirty Politics Musical" is no lost masterpiece and at times seems long, it is a diverting political revue which offers an interesting take on …

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Pay the Writer by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Directed by Karen Carpenter, "Pay the Writer" by best-selling novelist Tawni O’Dell is slick and superficial but entertaining and engrossing. The play about the 45 year friendship between …

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Monday, August 21, 2023

What Else Is True? by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Another problem with the play is that although the subject is “Improv” we never actually witness any, just theater games to prepare for group improvs. Games like Mind Meld, Mating Call, …

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Back to the Future: The Musical by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Back to the Future: The Musical," the time travel adventure, joins a long line of problematic screen to stage musicalizations which do not improve on the originals in any way. Joining the l…

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Monday, August 7, 2023

Cat Kid Comic Club by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The family-oriented TheaterWorksUSA’s latest musical adaptation of the best-selling children’s novels of Dev Pilkey is "Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical," an exuberant colorful one hour i…

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Wheel of Fortune by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

What appears to be filmmaker Jing Ma’s first stage play, "Wheel of Fortune" is a touching story of a depressed man about to turn 30 and without a job or a girlfriend. His bad luck changes…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Flex by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Whether you follow basketball or not, Candrice Jones’ "Flex" is exciting theater. Actually, the play is not only about women’s high school basketball but also passions, future plans, rom…

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Monday, July 31, 2023

The Cottage by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although Sandy Rustin’s "The Cottage," now arrived at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theater, bills itself as “A Romantic and (Not Quite) Murderous Comedy of Manners,” it is devoid of the tw…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater