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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ectoplasm by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Ectoplasm" counts among its themes and topics: poetry, women’s rights, prostitution, women’s suffrage, love, death, the paranormal, the supernatural, fraudulent mediums – and the love…

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Her nine years on SNL would seem excellent preparation for "Search" which requires her to portray ten different characters alternately. However, although Strong has tremendous stage presence…

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Not only is this a puppet show but it is also an extended concert. This year’s vocalists are Valois Mickens, of West African, Celtic, and Native American origin,  and Katarina Vizina, a t…

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Kimberly Akimbo by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

David Lindsay-Abaire’s early plays ("Fuddy Meers," "Kimberly Akimbo" and "Wonder of the World") were all whimsical or at least otherworldly. He has gone on to create musicals based on prev…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Flying Over Sunset by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Flying Over Sunset," Pulitzer Prize-winning bookwriter/director James Lapine’s new original show, is a “What If?” musical: using historical facts that are known about writer and philo…

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Company by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

This theatrical genius, responsible for the Tony Award winning plays "War Horse," "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and the most recent revival of "Angels in America," knew…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Is There Still Sex in the City? by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although Candace Bushnell’s one-woman show, "Is There Still Sex in the City?," shares the same name with her 2019 novel/self-help book, the stage show now at the Darryl Roth Theatre is her…

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Lanford Wilson Project: “The Mound Builders” & “Sympathetic Magic” by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

It appears that the later play was modeled on the earlier one though it may not have been noticed back in 1997 when "Sympathetic Magic" had its New York premiere. Both plays deal with discov…

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Clyde’s by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As the manager of the restaurant, Aduba gives one of those big performances which are larger than life, but we have all met that type of people. She batters, insults, cajoles, berates her st…

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Candlelight by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Playwright John Patrick Shanley has said in interviews that his latest play "Candlelight" is a new departure for him. Described as “A Nuyorican comic romantic tragedy covered with magic an…

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A Sherlock Carol by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Directed by playwright Mark Shanahan, A Sherlock Carol offers six actors playing 23 roles in this entertaining new adaptation. In the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes with so much history behi…

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Cullud Wattah by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

All of us are probably aware of the problems of polluted water in Flint, Michigan, owing to civic neglect. However, it might shock you to know that it is still going on. Erika Dickerson-Desp…

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Alchemist by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The Red Bull Theater production of Ben Jonson’s "The Alchemist" will most likely introduce a new generation to this classic Jacobean comedy in a form that most will be able to follow due t…

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Trouble in Mind by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If Alice Childress’ 1955 Off Broadway hit, "Trouble in Mind," had transferred to Broadway in 1957 as it was scheduled to do, it would have been the first play by a Black playwright to reac…

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Assassins by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As always in a John Doyle presentation, the production is professional, polished and accomplished. This time around he has not made changes to the script or the score except to include the c…

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Trevor by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The writers seem afraid to state what the story is all about, the word gay being mentioned exactly once. At two hours and 15 minutes including one intermission, today’s audience is way ahe…

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Morning’s At Seven by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Dan Wackerman’s revival for The Peccadillo Theater Company and Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre has an equally starry cast some of whom have not appeared on New York stages for qui…

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Morning Sun by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In a departure for him, the three actresses play all of the characters, both female and male, and are listed in the program simply as 1, 2 and 3. While the play feels undramatic and has no h…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Gnit by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Will Eno’s wry, contemporary 'Gnit" solves the problem of attempting to stage Ibsen’s unwieldy, five-hour verse play "Peer Gynt." The play given its world premiere at the Humana Festival…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The question arises who is the intended audience. The 60-minute show is too slow for young children and too repetitious for adults. Possibly this is meant for the nostalgia crowd of which th…

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Radium Girls by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

D.W. Gregory’s docudrama "Radium Girls" being given its New York premiere after a run in New Jersey over 20 years ago attempts to put the story and subsequent lawsuits on stage. Part of th…

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mrs. Warren’s Profession by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

George Bernard Shaw’s once-banned problem comedy due to its controversial subject matter concerning prostitution, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" has been given a stylish and elegant revival …

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fairycakes by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

This mashup proves to be both too convoluted and too long at two hours and 20 minutes. Beane has, however, given the play a top flight send off with a starry cast of some of the most distinc…

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Keenan Scott II’s engrossing Broadway debut play, Thought of a Colored Man, appears to be a masculine version of Ntozake Shange’s 1976 "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When…

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Douglas Lyons’ new comedy, "Chicken & Biscuits" introduces us to the dysfunctional Jenkins/Mabry clan at the funeral of its patriarch Bernard, the former pastor of his New Haven church…

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Letters of Suresh by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although the characters never meet in person, they communicate mostly through letters that are spoken by the actors directly to the audience, and then halfway through the play, in texting wh…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While Marshall Pailet’s direction is breezy and fastpaced, the dialogue has too many Borscht belt jokes (“Take my Grandma, for instance. No really take her-,” Camp Rosenblatt, “As my…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Bedlam’s Persuasion by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Bedlam’s 2014 production of "Sense and Sensibility," adapted by Kate Hamil from the novel by Jane Austen, and directed by Eric Tucker, set the bar so high for cleverness, originality and w…

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Sanctuary City by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Martyna Majok writes powerfully and brilliantly about marginalized people, particularly undocumented immigrants living in Northern New Jersey, as in "Ironbound" and her 2018 Pulitzer Prize-w…

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Yeah, But Not Right Now by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Holmes’ songs include clever lyrics particularly “Facebook,” “I Can Be That Guy” and "Beautiful Girl in the Front Row.” His expert playing on the keyboard allows him to have duet…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Sun & Sea by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Performed by a cast of 15 singers and enacted in pantomime by numerous local volunteers all dressed in swimwear, Sun & Sea is a typical day at the beach in which we hear the thoughts of …

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