Sunday, May 22, 2022

Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the World by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Edouard Louis adapts his tough memoir about a troubled boyhood, Thomas Ostermeier directing The post Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the W…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:10PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High Seas by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Taki McGarrick's eye-opening historical play, directed by Nicola Murphy, with a quintet of superlative actors The post Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:01PM

Belfast Girls: The Pluck of the Irish by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆Jacki McCarrick revisits an underexplored chapter in Irish, and women's, history The post Belfast Girls: The Pluck of the Irish appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Exception to the Rule: Porch Kid Meets Street Kids by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Dave Harris's follow-up to 'Tango & Bones' is entertaining, sobering and ultimately frustrating The post Exception to the Rule: Porch Kid Meets Street Kids appeared first…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:35PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Golden Shield: Foiled by Its Own Ambitions by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Anchuli Felicia King's drama deals with corporate, legal and international intrigue. The post Golden Shield: Foiled by Its Own Ambitions appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:01PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer Romance by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Screenwriter Pamela Gray adapts her 1999 movie, with songs by Paul Scott Goodman and AnnMarie Milazzo The post A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:22PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poetry Scholar by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mona Mansour's three-acter, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, with a vibrantly versatile six-member cast The post The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:53PM

For Good: A Celebration of Stephen Schwartz by Will Friedwald

A gala salute to the Wicked composer, featuring his songs and his stars The post For Good: A Celebration of Stephen Schwartz appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:49PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Candace Bushnell Live at the Carlyle: A Diva with a Difference by Will Friedwald

The Sex in the City author "returns" to the House that Bobby Short built The post Candace Bushnell Live at the Carlyle: A Diva with a Difference appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:45PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Which Way to the Stage: A Witty Love Letter to the Theater by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Diva worship, drag queens, and Sondheim duets collide in Ana Nogueira’s stagestruck comedy The post Which Way to the Stage: A Witty Love Letter to the Theater appeared firs…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Oh God, A Show About Abortion: Alison Leiby Brings the Funny (Yes, Really!) by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Lila Neugebauer directs a one-woman show on the hottest of the hot-button issues of the moment The post Oh God, A Show About Abortion: Alison Leiby Brings the Funny (Yes, Rea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breathtakingly Revived by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Awoye Timpo directs a superb cast, featuring Brittany Bradford and Thomas Sadoski as a mixed-race couple The post Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Into the Woods: Sondheim Leads Encores Out of Darkness by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Sarah Bareilles, Neil Patrick Harris, Gavin Creel, and more head the cast of Lear deBessonet’s delightful production The post Into the Woods: Sondheim Leads Encores Out of …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:54PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Threaten to Founder by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Sanaz Toossi writes perceptively, as Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs fa cast of five, Marjan Neshat among them The post Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Thre…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

From Boston: The Inheritance Hands Gay History Over to Regional Theater, Triumphantly by Bob Verini

★★★★★ The first U.S. regional production reframes Matthew López's Olivier & Tony-winner as an intimate epic The post From Boston: The Inheritance Hands Gay History Over to Reg…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:10AM
Monday, May 2, 2022

A Case for the Existence of God: Compellingly Good, from Samuel D. Hunter by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ David Cromer directs Kyle Beltran and Will Brill in dynamic new American play The post A Case for the Existence of God: Compellingly Good, from Samuel D. Hunter appeared firs…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM

A Case for the Existence of God: Intimate Drama Packing a Powerful Punch by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Two very different men form an unlikely bond in Samuel D. Hunter's deeply humanistic new play. The post A Case for the Existence of God: Intimate Drama Packing a Powerful Pu…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

From Boston: Our Daughters Like Pillars Offers Family Friction, Northeast of Osage County by Bob Verini

★★★☆☆ A long, smartly-written dysfunctional-family drama that feels somewhat longer than necessary The post From Boston: Our Daughters Like Pillars Offers Family Friction, Northeas…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00AM
Friday, April 29, 2022

Macbeth: Have You Heard the One About the Scottish Play? by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★☆☆☆ Sam Gold’s star-studded production of Shakespeare’s witchiest play is beset by toil and trouble The post Macbeth: Have You Heard the One About the Scottish Play? appeared…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:55PM

Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing by David Finkle

★☆☆☆☆ Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga and director Sam Gold try Shakespeare The post Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:54PM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

From Paris: Tartuffe Stripped Bare (Literally) by Ivo van Hove by Steven Suskin

The Comédie-Française presents a stunningly vibrant new/old version of the classic comedy The post From Paris: Tartuffe Stripped Bare (Literally) by Ivo van Hove appeared first on New York…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:31PM

For the First Time in Forever: The Songs of Kristen & Bobby Lopez by Will Friedwald

The New York Pops present an evening of songs by the authors of Frozen and other hit Broadway musicals The post For the First Time in Forever: The Songs of Kristen & Bobby Lopez appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Mr. Saturday Night: Broadway Musical, Borscht Belt Style by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Billy Crystal co-wrote and stars in the new musical adaptation of his 1992 film, featuring a score by Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green The post Mr. Saturday Night: Broadwa…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM

Mr. Saturday Night: Billy Crystal Musicalized Vehicle Runs Smoothly Enough by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The comedian adapts his flick hit with co-writers Ganz and Mandel, Brown and Green songs added, and Rando direction The post Mr. Saturday Night: Billy Crystal Musicalized Veh…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM

POTUS: Foul-Mouthed Women on Comedy Rampage by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Selina Fillinger writes a laugh-getter, Susan Stroman directs, Julie White, Lea DeLaria, Rachel Dratch et al amuse The post POTUS: Foul-Mouthed Women on Comedy Rampage appea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:09PM

John Pizzarelli: Songs of Stage and Screen, at the Carlyle by Steven Suskin

The jazz great and his guitar make a most welcome return to New York's most celebrated nightclub The post John Pizzarelli: Songs of Stage and Screen, at the Carlyle appeared first on New Y…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:49PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A Strange Loop: The I’s Have It in a Remarkable Musical Achievement by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ A one-of-a-kind musical creator unravels the very strands of human identity The post A Strange Loop: The I’s Have It in a Remarkable Musical Achievement appeared first on N…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

The Skin of Our Teeth: We Will Survive by Bob Verini

★★★★★ Thornton Wilder's epic, and epically funny, American classic is reborn in a brilliant new staging The post The Skin of Our Teeth: We Will Survive appeared first on New York S…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM

The Skin of Our Teeth: It’s So Extra by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Thornton Wilder’s epic receives a suitably over-the-top production at Lincoln Center Theater The post The Skin of Our Teeth: It’s So Extra appeared first on New York Stag…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Funny Girl: Beanie Feldstein Easy-Peasy Proves She’s a Funny Girl by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Michael Mayer directs the revived Styne-Merrill-Isobel Lennart tuner with Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch, Jared Grimes The post Funny Girl: Beanie Feldstein Easy-Peasy Proves She…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM

Funny Girl: Fanny Is Funny But ‘Funny’ Is Flat by Bob Verini

★★☆☆☆ Beanie Feldstein gives us a different take on the long-ago legend, but the rest is the same old fast shuffle The post Funny Girl: Fanny Is Funny But ‘Funny’ Is Flat appea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM