Sunday, July 14, 2024

On Beckett: Existential Thoughts from a Clown by Michael Sommers

★★★★☆ The great Bill Irwin is profoundly funny on Samuel Beckett The post On Beckett: Existential Thoughts from a Clown appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:40PM

The Journals of Adam & Eve: Linden, Henner Score as First Couple by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Ed. Weinberger adapts Mark Twain's beloved short story, Amy Anders Corcoran directing The post The Journals of Adam & Eve: Linden, Henner Score as First Couple appeared f…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:30PM
Friday, July 12, 2024

Empire: The Empire State Building Almost Soaringly Sung-Danced by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Bookwriter-composer-lyricists Caroline Sherman, Robert Hull celebrate the architectural icon. The post Empire: The Empire State Building Almost Soaringly Sung-Danced appeared…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30AM

Empire: A Tired ‘Newsies Meets New York, New York’ Mashup by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★☆☆☆ NYC’s art deco architectural masterpiece inspires an uninspired musical The post Empire: A Tired ‘Newsies Meets New York, New York’ Mashup appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:29AM
Thursday, July 11, 2024

Oh, Mary!: Lincoln, Drinkin’ and Todd by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ Cole Escola writes and stars in a Bizarro World version of Honest Abe's spouse as cabaret diva The post Oh, Mary!: Lincoln, Drinkin’ and Todd appeared first on New York Sta…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:56PM

Oh, Mary!: Don’t Ask for Subtle Comedy by Michael Sommers

★★☆☆☆ Cole Escola brings a Mary Todd Lincoln cartoon to Broadway The post Oh, Mary!: Don’t Ask for Subtle Comedy appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:55PM
Monday, July 1, 2024

From Here: Florida Strong, Displayed in Song by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ An Orlando-born musical aims to capture the city’s resilience after the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting The post From Here: Florida Strong, Displayed in Song appeared first o…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Friday, June 28, 2024

A Little Night Music: 53 Musicians? The Glamorous Life Indeed!   by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Marc Bruni directs a sonically lush but somewhat disappointing concert version of Sondheim and Wheeler’s 19th century-set romantic romp The post A Little Night Music: 53 Mu…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:01PM
Thursday, June 27, 2024

N/A: Politics Writ Personal by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Holland Taylor and Ana Villafane star in this new play, directed by Diane Paulus, about Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The post N/A: Politics Writ Personal appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:29PM

N/A: Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez Go at It Toe-to-Toe by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe empower Mario Correa's dramedy, directed by Diane Paulus The post N/A: Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez Go at It Toe-to-Toe appeared first on New York…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:28PM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Cats—The Jellicle Ball: ALW in the House by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ The category is…reinvention. The 1982 Andrew Lloyd Webber–T.S. Eliot musical is moving to a fresh new beat. The post Cats—The Jellicle Ball: ALW in the House appeared f…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

Appraisal: Jousting Over the Office Desk, with Laughs by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Tim Marriott’s deft one-act is well played by the author and Alex Sunderhaus The post Appraisal: Jousting Over the Office Desk, with Laughs appeared first on New York Stage…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Pre-Existing Condition: Healing Only Teases Abused Young Woman by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Acclaimed actor Marin Ireland writes acclaim-worthy play, Maria Dizzia directs The post Pre-Existing Condition: Healing Only Teases Abused Young Woman appeared first on New Y…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:56PM

Pre-Existing Condition: Confessional, Challenging, and Curative by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Actor-turned-playwright Marin Ireland, director Maria Dizzia, and creative consultant Anne Kauffman team up for a confessional drama The post Pre-Existing Condition: Confessi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:55PM
Monday, June 17, 2024

Dark Noon: American Wild West in Dark South African View by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Tue Biering directs an energetic septet in sprawling comment on Wild West wins and losses The post Dark Noon: American Wild West in Dark South African View appeared first on …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Welkin: Meet the Real Housewives of 1759 by Michael Sommers

★★☆☆☆ Sandra Oh leads a dozen women through miserable times The post The Welkin: Meet the Real Housewives of 1759 appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM

Titanic: A Tale of Doomed Dreams and Hubris Rises Anew by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ Director Anne Kauffman and a starry, supple cast breathe new life into the '90s musical epic The post Titanic: A Tale of Doomed Dreams and Hubris Rises Anew appeared first on…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:22PM

Titanic: Smooth Sailing as the Band Plays On by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Maury Yeston's remarkable score is given a ravishing hearing at Encores The post Titanic: Smooth Sailing as the Band Plays On appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:21PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Home: Not Always Easy to Go Back by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ The Samm-Art Williams play receives its first Broadway revival, directed by Kenny Leon. The post Home: Not Always Easy to Go Back appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:27PM

Home: Is Where the Art Is, at Roundabout by Michael Sommers

★★★☆☆ Tory Kittles, Brittany Inge and Stori Ayers make glowing Broadway debuts The post Home: Is Where the Art Is, at Roundabout appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:26PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Breaking the Story: War is Hell, and So is Remembering It by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Maggie Siff plays a former war correspondent suffering from PTSD in Alexis Scheer's play receiving its world premiere at Second Stage. The post Breaking the Story: War is He…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

What Became of Us: More Than Just a Lifetime Drama by Michael Sommers

★★★☆☆ BD Wong and Rosalind Cho portray siblings in an uncommon new play The post What Became of Us: More Than Just a Lifetime Drama appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:59PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Comedy of Errors: No Errors Made in This Free Shakespeare Revival by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Shakespeare in the Park's free Mobile Unit clicks, due to Rebecca Martínez and Juliá Mesri and jubilant cast The post The Comedy of Errors: No Errors Made in This Free Sha…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:21PM

The Comedy of Errors: A Tuneful Bilingual Romp through the Parks by Michael Sommers

★★★☆☆ The Public Theater's Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare's comedy to a park near you The post The Comedy of Errors: A Tuneful Bilingual Romp through the Parks appeared first on N…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:20PM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Play About Sight and Shortsidedness Insightfully Revived by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Charlotte Moore directs Sarah Street, John Keating, Rufus Collins with beautifully staggering results The post Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Play About Sight and Shortsidedn…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:59PM

Molly Sweeney: An Ideal Cast Adds Insight and Intensity to Friel’s 1994 Chamber Drama by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★☆ When a master playwright takes on the mystery of sight (in its many senses), it pays to listen. The post Molly Sweeney: An Ideal Cast Adds Insight and Intensity to Friel’s …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:58PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Fires: A Not So Hot Study of Black Men in Love by Michael Sommers

★★☆☆☆ Raja Feather Kelly writes and directs a sorrowful new drama for Soho Rep The post The Fires: A Not So Hot Study of Black Men in Love appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

Syncing Ink: A Crack Ensemble Revives a Hip-Hop Legend by Sandy MacDonald

★★★☆☆ Playwright/performer NSangou Njikam, accompanied by some gifted colleagues, gets to the heart of hip-hop culture. The post Syncing Ink: A Crack Ensemble Revives a Hip-Hop Leg…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:00PM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Three Houses: Dave Malloy’s New, Sometimes Haunting Musical by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Annie Tippe directs Margo Seibert, Mia Pak, J. D. Mollison, Scott Stangland, Henry Stram, and Ching Valdes-Aran The post Three Houses: Dave Malloy’s New, Sometimes Haunting…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

The Lonely Few: A Promising and Predictable Rock Musical   by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Directed by Trip Cullman and Ellenore Scott, the show puts two female singers, and their love story, in the spotlight The post The Lonely Few: A Promising and Predictable Roc…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

All of Me: A Technologically Assisted Rom-Com by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Laura Winters' play depicts the charming courtship between two disabled characters who use text-to-speech technology to communicate. The post All of Me: A Technologically As…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:26PM

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