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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Colin Quinn: Small Talk by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Small Talk," like its title suggests, is less unified than Quinn’s earlier shows. He also uses its format to wander from topic to topic, seemingly randomly without much structure. It allo…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:39PM

Memorial by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Not only is Livian Yeh’s "Memorial" revealing in its historic depiction of a recent piece of American history, it is additionally a very satisfying dramatic work. It is also very pertinent…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:46AM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Not About Me by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Eduardo Machado’s 11th play to premiere at Theater for the New City is called "Not About Me" which is a complete misnomer as it is about his life for the last 40 years with his alter ego a…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 09:04PM
Monday, January 16, 2023

The Dog Show by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ivan Faute’s "The Dog Show" is ambitious in trying to tell a story by holding back on the details. Unfortunately, the method has grave, unresolved problems. For most of the first act we ha…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:57PM
Monday, January 9, 2023

The Collaboration by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While Bettany and Pope are each very convincing as Warhol and Basquiat since they are made up to look exactly like they did in life, they seem to be in two different plays, using different a…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:30PM
Thursday, January 5, 2023

H.M.S. Pinafore (NYGASP) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While Albert Bergeret’s old-fashioned production does not sparkle, it is a solid, steady ship that satisfies with all its jokes intact plus a few new ones like the hilarious drunken scene …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:58PM
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Under the direction of Karl Janes and Andy Smith, Tim Crouch is a very commanding performer, using his resonant baritone to paint pictures with words, holding our attention at all times. Nar…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 12:58PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Ohio State Murders by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

McDonald is mesmerizing as she speaks Kennedy’s strong, clear, poetic and evocative prose. We never forget that McDonald’s Suzanne Alexander is giving a lecture but she changes ages in a…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:57PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Des Moines by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Michael Shannon, Hari Nef, Heather Alicia Simms, Arliss Howard and Johanna Day in a scene from Denis Johnson’s “Des Moines” at Theatre for a New Audience (Photo credit: Gerry Goldstein…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:44PM
Sunday, December 18, 2022

Becky Nurse of Salem by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In any event, Ruhl has not written a play set in 1692 or a sequel to "The Crucible" but a comedy about free-spirited Becky Nurse, a descendant of the accused witch Rebecca Nurse, a pious 71-…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:55PM
Monday, December 12, 2022

The Weak and the Strong by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Erik Ehn’s title "The Weak and the Strong" taken from St. Paul may refer to the bad choices that some people make that others avoid, but it seems to only reinforce the clichés of most wes…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 12:15PM
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Ain’t No Mo’ by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Jordan E. Cooper’s scathing new racial comedy, "Ain’t No Mo’" has made the successful transition to Broadway with five of the six original actors from the previous Public Theater stagi…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 02:22PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Underneath the Skin by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Famed performance artist John Kelly has brought his latest show, "Underneath the Skin" to La MaMa, subtitled “A Penetrative Portrayal of a Queer Giant Based on the life and work of Samuel …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:25PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

& Juliet by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The cast is a combination of New York stage favorites (Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots," and Betsy Wolfe, "Waitress," "Falsettos" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), new faces (Lorna Courtney, Ben …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:19PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022

A Christmas Carol (Jefferson Mays) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Visually the show pulls out all of the stops continually making stage magic. Every scene offers new scenic effects and things that appear impossible but are right there on stage before you, …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:55PM
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Sandra by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Cale’s story uses many film noir devices from the 1940’s: exotic locale, strange encounters, searching down unknown streets, disappearing characters, a sexy stranger, danger signals avoi…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:44PM
Friday, November 25, 2022

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Will Arbery’s Evanston "Salt Costs Climbing" (set in the city in which the author received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2015) is a perplexing experience as it shifts from realism to a…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:47PM
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Camp Siegfried by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Camp Siegfried" is a new departure for the author of "Small Mouth Sounds," "Continuity," "Make Believe" and "Grand Horizons." Depicting an important piece of history in an age when hate spe…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:04PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Rat Trap by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Noel Coward’s "The Rat Trap" is not only entertaining but seems to have been ahead of its time. Discounted by critics and the author alike when it had its only production until now in 1926…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:28PM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Where We Belong by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Writer/ director/actress Madeline Sayet is an engaging performer. Directed by Mei Ann Teo, her one-woman show “Where We Belong” is an autobiographical tale of her Mohegan roots and her s…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 04:00PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Almost Famous by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

What Crowe has done in writing his own book for the new show is recreate almost exactly every scene in the movie starting from the time when 15-year-old hero William Miller meets rock critic…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 04:17PM
Monday, November 14, 2022

My Broken Language by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Hudes has directed her own play in a delightful vaudeville/musical comedy style with dancing between the scenes to choreography by Ebony Williams to live music played by pianist Ariacne Truj…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 04:05PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

A Delicate Balance by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The first Off Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s " A elicate Balance," his first Pulitzer Prize-winning play (of three), is also the first to feature an all Asian American cast as well as …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 05:46PM
Friday, November 4, 2022

Topdog/Underdog by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The 20th anniversary revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Topdog/Underdog," is just as powerful and absorbing as before with its story of two African American brother…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 01:20PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Straight Line Crazy by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ralph Fiennes’ towering performance as a megalomaniac who changes the face of New York as we know it is worth the price of admission. With his puffed out chest and nose in the air remaking…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:29PM
Monday, October 31, 2022

What Passes for Comedy by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

G.D. Kimble’s "What Passes for Comedy" depicts the fascinating era of early live television talk shows and the racism and anti-Semitism which was acceptable in those days. However, it also…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 06:44PM
Thursday, October 27, 2022

A Raisin in the Sun by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Mandi Masden, Tonya Pinkins and Toussaint Battiste in a scene from Robert O’Hara’s production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” at The Public Theater (Photo credit: Joa…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 09:33PM
Monday, October 24, 2022

Montag by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While director Dustin Wills has given 'Montag" a superb production, the meaning and message of Kate Tarker’s play remains obscure. Demonstrating female empowerment alone is not enough if t…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:49PM
Friday, October 21, 2022

The Winter’s Tale (Bedlam) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Many of Bedlam’s productions have used small casts with most of the actors playing more than one role. In the case of "The Winter’s Tale," not one of Shakespeare’s more often produced …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 01:20PM
Monday, October 17, 2022

Leopoldstadt by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Tom Stoppard’s "Leopoldstadt" is a powerful achievement, a history of our time as well as a cautionary tale. In depicting Jewish life in Vienna from 1899 - 1955, It also reveals a way of l…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:53PM
Sunday, October 16, 2022

Everything’s Fine by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Actor/writer/director Douglas McGrath is a charming storyteller and his one-man show "Everything’s Fine" is a total delight. He tells the entertaining and poignant story of his eventful 14…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 08:48PM

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