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Friday, April 19, 2019

Be More Chill on Broadway by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Be More Chill," the dazzling and inventive musical based on the cult Young Adult novel by Ned Vizzini, has made a successful transfer to Broadway Lyceum Theater with the same cast and an ex…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Oklahoma! by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Like John Doyle’s reconceived musical revivals ("Allegro," "Passion," "Pacific Overtures," "Carmen Jones," "The Cradle Will Rock"), Fish’s production is minimalist but with a difference.…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Those who loved The Mad Ones’ "Miles for Mary" which had an extended run at Playwrights Horizons last year after its premiere at The Brooklyn Starr in 2016, will be greatly disappointed by…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

Delving into black life and attitudes now, the play is hilarious - but not laugh-out-loud funny. Unfortunately, in Stevie Walker-Webb’s fine production at The Public’s LuEsther Theater, …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sincerely, Oscar by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The show also uses the 3D holographic technology called IceMagic which attempts to bring us the late Oscar Hammerstein II as a hologram enacted and spoken by actor Bob Meenan. Aside from an …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Lehman Trilogy by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

A three and half hour play with only three actors spanning 163 years might not be your idea of entertainment, but the National Theatre’s production of "The Lehman Trilogy" is one of the mo…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Do You Feel Anger? by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s new play, "Do You Feel Anger?," which had its world premiere at the 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, she has attempted…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The White Devil by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Not seen in New York since 1965, John Webster’s Jacobean revenge play, "The White Devil," has been given a juicy, vigorous modern dress production by Red Bull Theater which specializes in …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Shakespeare’s politically charged Roman tragedy, "Julius Caesar," has always been a touchstone for inflaming emotions. In earlier times, monarchs used to ban the play when uprisings were i…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Southern Promises by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Playwright Thomas Bradshaw seems to have taken literally the dictum in theater to “Astonish!” His plays like "Burning," "Intimacy," "Job," and "Fulfillment," to name only a few seen in N…

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Nantucket Sleigh Ride by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

John Guare’s career as a playwright has had three stages. His early plays were examples of Theater of the Absurd with an American accent. Later his plays became more realistic, sometimes b…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fleabag by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s "Fleabag" sounds familiar, it may be because of the cult television show now in its second season adapted from this one-woman play. Having premiered at the Edinbu…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

After by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

You can hear a pin drop during Michael McKeever’s "After," an exciting, riveting play about the aftereffects of bullying. During the final scene in Jo Brancato’s production now at 59E59 …

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Superhero by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although there is a great deal of talent behind the new musical Superhero at Second Stage Theater, it unfortunately makes little impact. It doesn’t help that the thin book by Tony Award wi…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Mother by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Huppert, the consummate actress, commands the stage at all times, making all the other performers pale in comparison. As Anne, she travels from familiar to sarcastic to manic to depressed to…

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The Cake by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Brunstetter overloads the issue in the play by making Jen have doubts about being in love with a woman against her parents’ religious teachings, even though she cannot imagine life without…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Surely Goodness and Mercy by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Chisa Hutchinson’s "Surely Goodness and Mercy" has its heart in the right place but as produced by Keen Company at the Clurman Theatre it is not a play at all but an after school movie scr…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

“Daddy” by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy” is the work of a unique voice, a little self-indulgent in its length, and a little underwritten in its characterizations. It attempts to shock with its use of…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Both plays deal with young husbands who are coping with new fatherhood as well as their new responsibilities and their relationships with the dominant male figures in their lives. In Stephen…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Rocco, Chelsea, Adriana, Sean, Claudia, Gianna, Alex by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Being described as a “theatre event,” the unwieldy titled "Rocco, Chelsea, Adriana, Sean, Claudia, Gianna, Alex" is a throwback to the happenings and performance art of the 1960’s, wit…

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Alice By Heart by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Molly Gordon and Colton Ryan in a scene from MCC Theater’s new musical “Alice By Heart” (Photo credit: Deen van Meer) Victor Gluck, Editor-in-Chief MCC Theater has opened its second an…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

The Price of Thomas Scott by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

However, the play may not be to the taste of regular Mint theatergoers as it seems much more dated that the usual lost masterpieces rediscovered at this esteemed venue. Thomas Scott is so ri…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

State of the Union by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s 1946 Pulitzer Prize winning political play, "State of the Union," should be, by all accounts, dated in its depiction of the 1948 presidential political c…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lolita, My Love by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The York Theatre Company is to be applauded for taking the risk of staging this famously controversial musical in its New York premiere. It is also fulfilling its mission to bring to the sta…

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Switzerland by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Mystery writer Patricia Highsmith ("Strangers on a Train," "Carol," "The Talented Mr. Ripley") was famously alcoholic, depressive, misogynistic and racist. She was unique as an international…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Light by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

With the audience sitting ringside on three sides of the new theater, and performed by Masden and Belcher at the top of their game, The Light is thrilling theater. Their Gen and Rashad are b…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Dance of Death by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Clark has chosen to direct the play as though it were drawing room comedy. Beginning and ending the play with a game of cards, there is the suggestion that for Edgar and Alice this is all a …

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

It has been well publicized that the Harper Lee estate filed a lawsuit in February 2018 alleging that the play deviated too much from the novel. They should not have worried. As directed by …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The 1970 play was originally adapted by playwright Saul Levitt (who previously turned the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Andersonville" into a successful trial play) from Berrigan’s free ve…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Day Before Spring by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The York production has been directed and adapted by Marc Acito who has condensed the original two act script into a long one-acter. Realizing that the original setting of 1948 for a tenth y…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

God Said This by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If this family seems familiar, Winkler wrote about them in her 2016 play, "Kentucky," set seven years ago, when Hiro returned home for the first time from NYC in order to stop her sister’s…

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