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Friday, November 22, 2019

Einstein’s Dreams by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Alan Lightman’s 1992 internationally best-selling novel "Einstein’s Dreams" would seem like an unlikely choice for stage adaptation as the original book is made up of 30 variations on th…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!! by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!!" is a dinner theater musical mystery set in the very restaurant (The Secret Room) where the audience is having dinner. This return engagement of the lo…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Slava’s Snowshow" is a unique experience. It is clowning of a sophisticated sort with its wordless skits which takes it beyond language. Its set pieces are outrageous enough to transcend …

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Broadbend, Arkansas by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Produced by Transport Group in association with The Public Theater and directed with precision, clarity and simplicity by Transport Group’s artistic director Jack Cummings III, this story …

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Scotland, PA by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

There have been many adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth but none of them probably as entertaining as the new musical "Scotland, PA." Presented in the cartoon style of "Little Shop of Horr…

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The Michaels by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Richard Nelson’s latest play, "The Michaels" (subtitled a “Conversation During Difficult Times”) is a thing of beauty. Low-key like his "Apple Family" quartet and his "The Gabriels" tr…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Seared by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the play is fast-paced and engrossing and the smell of garlic coming from the stage convinces us that real cooking is going on. The completely working …

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dr. Ride’s American Beach House by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Plays about lives of quiet desperation are difficult to pull off because you run the risk of boring the audience. Liza Birkenmeier’s “Dr. Ride’s American Beach House” has all the ele…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Woman of the World by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Kathleen Chalfant adds another feather to her cap as Emily Dickinson’s posthumous editor Mabel Loomis Todd in the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s new one-woman play, "A Woman of the W…

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical on Broadway by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"The Lightning Thief - The Percy Jackson Musical" settles down a bit more in the second act and becomes more engrossing but the damage has been done. The actors in the first act all seem to …

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Panama Hattie by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While the original production had a great many one-of-a-kind stars supporting Merman, one of the distinctions of the York production is its cast: Montel has been able to obtain the services …

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Macbeth (Classic Stage Company) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

There has been a recent trend to perform Shakespeare as minimally as possible and with as few actors as possible. However, the question arises what is gained? When the doubling of roles prov…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Mette Ingvartsen: “to come (extended)” by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Last seen in New York in 2017, Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen has brought a newish work, "to come (extended)" to NYU Skirball Center.  To come (extended) is actually a reworking and …

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Linda Vista by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Tracy Letts’ latest play to reach New York via the Chicago Steppenwolf production is the comedy drama, "Linda Vista," in which a 50-year-old white man in San Diego going through a messy di…

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Is This a Room by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The performances as well as the dialogue are cool and unemotional as you might expect from four professionals used to doing their jobs, until about three quarters of the way through when Win…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the Entire World As Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As part of its Fall 2019 Musicals in Mufti Cole Porter Series, The York Theatre Company has smartly revived this 1965 Ben Bagley - Cole Porter revue not seen in New York in 54 years. Pamela …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Round Table by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The problem with Vaynberg’s play, now being given its Off Broadway premiere, in which she plays the lead female role, is that it has so many interlocking plots that it can give you a heada…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Height of the Storm by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

What is evident is that Zeller writes tremendous roles for actors. Frank Langella won the Tony Award back in 2016 for the title role of "The Father," and "The Height of the Storm" may well w…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

runboyrun & In Old Age by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Despite the fine writing and acting, these two plays do not stand alone: we are given no backstory to understand the context for these relationships in the longer saga; both plays dealing wi…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Caesar and Cleopatra by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

When the Gingold Theatrical Group’s revival of Bernard Shaw’s epic "Caesar and Cleopatra" begins, the characters are wearing white contemporary clothes and sitting on what looks like an …

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fifty Million Frenchmen by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Still delightful, mainly due to Porter’s score, the book by Herbert Fields (who went on to write six more Porter shows) has its charms with its snappy Jazz Age dialogue which makes fun of …

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Why? by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Legendary director Peter Brook has always investigated the big questions. In recent years his productions have become more intimate and the questions bigger. In "Why?", written and directed …

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Novenas for a Lost Hospital by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Cusi Cram’s "Novenas for a Lost Hospital" (with dramaturgy by Guy Lancaster) presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is an unusual site-specific theatrical event that pays tribute to …

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Freemove Dance: “ …it’s time…” by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y, '…it’s time…" explored the dynamics of a small group of five—excellent—performers whose existence appeared to be controlled by a l…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sincerity Forever & Bad Penny (Mac Wellman Festival: Perfect Catastrophes) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The Flea Theater is honoring one of its co-founding members, playwright Mac Wellman, with a five play festival called “Perfect Catastrophes” which includes two world premieres and three …

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

L.O.V.E.R. by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If you are put off by the idea of women defining themselves based on the men in their lives, then Lois Robbins’ one-woman play "L.O.V.E.R." is not for you. However, if you concede that the…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

American Moor by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Cobb is titanic in this piece bringing his resonant voice and impressive physical presence to bear on the most famous classic role for a Black actor in the canon as well as his thoughts abou…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Decky Does a Bronco by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Making is U.S. debut 19 years after its Scottish premiere in an actual park, Douglas Maxwell’s "Decky Does a Bronco" is a worthy addition to the dramatic literature of plays about childhoo…

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lear: That Old Man I Used to Know by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Hopkins had added selections from Lewis Carroll (references to the Jabberwock and “The White Knight’s Song: The Aged Age Man,” the poem which gives her the new title), Emily Dickinson …

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Poseidon Theatre Company’s "The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?," described as a "new immersive paranormal experience,” is set at the RPM Underground which is more inter…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Make Believe by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Bess Wohl’s new play, "Make Believe," is a fascinating study of how the traumas of childhood affect our adult lives, particularly the damage seen and unseen parents inflict on their offspr…

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