Thursday, February 2, 2023

Endgame: A Fine-Tuned Production of Beckett’s Favorite Play by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Bill Irwin and John Douglas Thompson headline Irish Rep’s revival of the 1957 tragicomedy The post Endgame: A Fine-Tuned Production of Beckett’s Favorite Play appeared f…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:01PM

Endgame: Bill Irwin, John Douglas Thompson Play Beckett’s Work to Win by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly also directs Joe Grifasi, Patrice Johnson Chevannes in a first-rate revival The post Endgame: Bill Irwin, John Douglas Thompson Play Beckett’s Work to Win …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM

On Set With Theda Bara: David Greenspan Vamps in High Style by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Joey Merlo's hour-long fun fantasy, directed to a jaunty fare-thee-well by Jack Serio The post On Set With Theda Bara: David Greenspan Vamps in High Style appeared first on …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:12PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Without You: Rent’s Anthony Rapp Remembers the Classic Musical by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A monologue about love, grief, joy, and a famed production's highs and lows The post Without You: Rent’s Anthony Rapp Remembers the Classic Musical appeared first on New Y…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM

Without You: A Musical Memoir of Loss by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Original "Rent" star Anthony Rapp delivers a musical evening based on his best-selling memoir. The post Without You: A Musical Memoir of Loss appeared first on New York Stag…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:58PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Small Talk: Colin Quinn On the Lost Art of Casual Conversation by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ In his newest one-man show, the comedian reminds us of the importance of informal in-person interaction The post Small Talk: Colin Quinn On the Lost Art of Casual Conversati…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:34PM
Monday, January 23, 2023

Colin Quinn Small Talk: Anything But by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ The comedian's latest solo show revolves around the idea that small talk is the glue that holds society together. The post Colin Quinn Small Talk: Anything But appeared firs…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:30PM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Sugar Daddy: So-Out-He’s-In Gay Comic Probes the Funny Side of Grief by David Finkle

★★★★☆ 28-year-old diabetic Jew Sam Morrison stops at little while mourning his late lover The post Sugar Daddy: So-Out-He’s-In Gay Comic Probes the Funny Side of Grief appeared …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

The Appointment: Satire at Its Best on Perhaps the Worst Possible Topic by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ A musical satire centered on the abortion debate? Only from the provocative, topical, and always edgy Lightning Rod Special. The post The Appointment: Satire at Its Best on …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Frankenstein’s Monster is Drunk and the Sheep have all Jumped the Fences: A Short, Sweet, Wild Ride by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Humor, horror and a little pathos mix nicely in this intimate, quirky import from Northern Ireland The post Frankenstein’s Monster is Drunk and the Sheep have all Jumped t…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Friday, January 13, 2023

Song of Joy: A One-Man Transcontinental Memory Play by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Writer-performer Carol Mazhuvancheril reconciles growing up (and eventually coming out) in India, Austria, and America The post Song of Joy: A One-Man Transcontinental Memor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:21PM
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel: A Strange, Strong Meta-Theater Must by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ambitious, Inventive, prolific actor-writer Tim Crouch impressively worries about theater-going today The post Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel: A Strange, Strong Meta-Theater…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:40PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Collaboration: Warhol and Basquiat, a Bit on the Animatronic Side by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope deliver riveting performances as the iconic artists in the latest historical drama by Anthony McCarten. The post The Collaboration: Warhol and B…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:58PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Between Riverside and Crazy: Wild and Wonderful New York Story by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Eight years after its premiere, the Austin Pendleton–directed production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play is as gripping as ever The post Between Riverside and Crazy: Wild …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM

Between Riverside and Crazy: Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer-Winner Goes B’way by David Finkle

★★★★★ Austin Pendleton directs Stephen McKinley Henderson, six other actors in first-rate dramedy The post Between Riverside and Crazy: Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer-Winner Goes…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM
Sunday, December 18, 2022

Oh Mary, It’s Christmas!: Justin Vivian Bond brings joy to Joe’s Pub by Sandy MacDonald

Alt-darling Justin Vivian Bond celebrates the true spirit of the season. The post Oh Mary, It’s Christmas!: Justin Vivian Bond brings joy to Joe’s Pub appeared first on New York Stage Re…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:03PM
Friday, December 16, 2022

Des Moines: Kitchen Sink Naturalism, Turned on Its Head by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ A superb ensemble brings Denis Johnson's strange, unsettling play to comic life. The post Des Moines: Kitchen Sink Naturalism, Turned on Its Head appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Eddie Izzard Performing Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations: Prepare to Be Transfixed by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★★ With words and gestures alone, Eddie Izzard recreates Dickens' beloved bildungsroman. The post Eddie Izzard Performing Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations: Prepare to Be Tr…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

Ain’t No Mo’: Satirical Beauty Languishes Amid a Beastly Broadway by Michael Sommers

★★★★★ Being a trenchant and meaningfully funny comedy doesn't necessarily translate into substantial audiences The post Ain’t No Mo’: Satirical Beauty Languishes Amid a Beastly…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 02:23PM

From Connecticut: Christmas in Connecticut, With Tidings of Comfort by Bob Verini

★★★☆☆ Musicalization of the 1945 holiday classic is easy to swallow, like a good eggnog The post From Connecticut: Christmas in Connecticut, With Tidings of Comfort appeared first…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:42AM
Monday, December 12, 2022

Merrily We Roll Along: Opening Doors, and How! by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, and Daniel Radcliffe star in Maria Friedman's sterling revival of the Sondheim-Furth musical The post Merrily We Roll Along: Opening Doors, an…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:58PM

Merrily We Roll Along: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sondheim Show by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ To quote one of the songs from the much-maligned, but very beloved, musical: It’s a hit! The post Merrily We Roll Along: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sondh…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:57PM
Sunday, December 11, 2022

Some Like It Hot: Nobody’s Perfect, But This Comes Close by Bob Verini

★★★★★ A high-octane, audience-pleasing vaudeville, spun out of a cinematic classic, creates a bunch of glittering new stars The post Some Like It Hot: Nobody’s Perfect, But This…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM

Some Like It Hot: Old-Fashioned Musical Comedy, to a Fault by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, and Adrianna Hicks star in this new Broadway musical adaptation of Billy Wilder's classic 1959 film comedy. The post Some Like It Hot: Old…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Ohio State Murders: Grabbed by the Throat—By Racism and Memory by Bob Verini

★★★★★ Audra McDonald brilliantly brings to life a masterful examination of bigotry and violence by a 91-year-old Broadway novice The post Ohio State Murders: Grabbed by the Throat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:23PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments: Boldly O’erleaping the Boundaries of Good Taste by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★☆ What with all the treacle on offer this month, you may savor something a little more spicy. The post Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments: Boldly O’erleaping the Bounda…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Monday, December 5, 2022

Ain’t No Mo’: Jordan E. Cooper Writes a First-Rate Political Comedy Revue by David Finkle

★★★★★ A funny, frightening, and important new play on today's Black-lash The post Ain’t No Mo’: Jordan E. Cooper Writes a First-Rate Political Comedy Revue appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:28PM

Ain’t No Mo’: Three Centuries of Oppression, packed with Pathos – and Laughs by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★★ Traversing the entire Black experience in the U.S., “Mo’” is a bumpy ride – one you don’t want to miss. The post Ain’t No Mo’: Three Centuries of Oppression, pa…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:25PM
Sunday, December 4, 2022

A Beautiful Noise: Reaching Out, Touching Neil Diamond, Touching You by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Will Swenson shines in flashy bio-musical salute to the singer-songwriter with a voice like “gravel wrapped in velvet” The post A Beautiful Noise: Reaching Out, Touching…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:23PM

A Beautiful Noise: Neil Diamond on the Couch by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Will Swenson and Mark Jacoby play the younger and the older versions of the pop star recalling his life through his songs in this jukebox musical. The post A Beautiful Noise…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:22PM

Becky Nurse of Salem: Do You Believe in Magic? by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Deirdre O’Connell plays a descendant of an accused Salem witch in Sarah Ruhl’s newest play The post Becky Nurse of Salem: Do You Believe in Magic? appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM

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