Friday, January 24, 2020

ROMEO & BERNADETTE – Delightful! Shakespeare and gangsters like you have never seen by Oscar E Moore

Imagine Romeo (a spectacular Nikita Burshteyn) if you will (as in William Shakespeare) finding himself in 1960’s Brooklyn chasing a girl he believes to be his beloved Juliet.  Actually th…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON – Laura Linney remembers by Oscar E Moore

  O ye of little patience.  Ye who do not appreciate the written words of Rona Munro who has adapted Elizabeth Strout’s 2016 bestseller My Name is Lucy Barton featuring two extremely com…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

SING STREET – Beyond the sea Off-Broadway at NYTW by Oscar E Moore

Were they just lazy or simply in a rush to adapt John Carney’s 2016 motion picture “Sing Street” into a stage musical that has just floated into the New York Theatre Workshop on East 4…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

JAGGED LITTLE PILL – a new hybrid musical beset with problems by Oscar E Moore

You think you’ve got problems?  Meet the Healys in what is billed as “our new musical” – a hybrid of songs written by Alanis Morissette from her skyrocketing 1995 album of angst and…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

THE INHERITANCE – In for the long haul by Oscar E Moore

Matthew Lopez certainly has a lot to say.  Too much in fact.  Almost seven hours’ worth of words.  In two parts.  With 28 characters portrayed by 15 onstage performers in his sprawling…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – a dickens of a production by Oscar E Moore

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas but fear the cold blustery wind or hate to shovel snow, head on over to the Lyceum Theatre where “The Olde Vic production” of a very new A CHRIST…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

TINA The Tina Turner Musical starring doppelganger Adrienne Warren by Oscar E Moore

This fearless, extraordinarily talented firecracker named Adrienne Warren ignites this long-winded jukebox journey of the still very much alive Tina Turner (executive producer) who graced th…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

THE LIGHTNING THIEF – a misfit on Broadway strikes out by Oscar E Moore

I survived the matinee performance on October 30th, 2019.  Barely.  Resulting in what was called in the 60’s – an Excedrin Headache Number so and so.  It is deafening loud.  So loud …

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

THE ROSE TATTOO – a leaning tower of votive candles and the big banana by Oscar E Moore

Director Trip Cullman has taken it upon himself to turn Tennessee Williams slight 1950 romantic-comedy into a Sicilian commedia dell’arte, Fellini inspired burlesque show.  Thickening the…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

THE SOUND INSIDE – ONLY through January 12, 2020 DO NOT MISS IT by Oscar E Moore

We sometimes, more often than we would like, wonder the why and how certain shows make it to Broadway.  Transferring a small intimate production into a much too large commercial space more …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SLAVE PLAY – a pseudo-intellectual sexual exercise in power or who’s on top? by Oscar E Moore

The flavor of the moment on Broadway appears to be controversial playwright Jeremy O. Harris who along with director Robert O’Hara have been anointed masters of “pushing the envelope” …

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Monday, October 14, 2019

THE GREAT SOCIETY – LBJ part 2 – Politics as usual by Oscar E Moore

  Just the facts, Ma’am.  Just the facts.  A misquoted phrase from the 1950’s TV show Dragnet that swept the nation, is unfortunately what playwright Robert Schenkkan delivers in his …

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

LINDA VISTA – by Tracy Letts, a Steppenwolf production at 2ndStage by Oscar E Moore

Dick Wheeler’s life is anything but a pretty picture.  He seems to have been born with low self- esteem.  He is in the middle of a prolonged divorce, bickering over child support and wha…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM – intriguing and enigmatic by Oscar E Moore

  Cue:  Ominous melancholy music.  Cue:  Soft light through kitchen window after last night’s storm – outside of Paris.  Cue:  Andre standing alone at the window; looking out.  Im…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

BETRAYAL – IT TAKES 3 TO TANGO in this dance of duplicity by Oscar E Moore

Pinter can be puzzling.  Not so here, in this exceptional revival expertly directed by Mr. Jamie Lloyd.  Imported from across the pond with its original stars intact.  This is no snobbish…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

MOULIN ROUGE! The musical – The Bohemians are back by Oscar E Moore

Based on the 2001 controversial Baz Luhrmann music video styled movie MOULIN ROUGE! a new creative team has brought back its Bohemians of Montmartre circa 1899 with a vengeance – and mammo…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

STONEWALL – 50 years later by Oscar E Moore

In 1995 a demo cassette recording was produced by Al Lowman for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.  STONEWALL a new musical was composed by Robin Webb with book and lyrics by Mich…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

FRANKIE & JOHNNY in the CLAIR de LUNE – Taking a chance on love by Oscar E Moore

Some believe in love (or is it lust?) at first sight and others do not.  So, why not take a chance on love?  One never knows.  For skeptical Frankie (Audra McDonald) a middle-aged actress…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

HILLARY AND CLINTON – Behind Closed Doors by Oscar E Moore

A momentous moment in the life of Hillary (Laurie Metcalf) – January 8, 2008.  New Hampshire Democratic Primary.  Also for Clinton (John Lithgow) and Mark (Zak Orth), campaign manager fo…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

GARY A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS – Blood, guts and a bucket full of belly laughs by Oscar E Moore

Titus who?  General Titus Andronicus was a fictional character in Shakespeare’s first and only fictional revenge tragedy that takes place during the fall of the Roman Empire.  He returns…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

TOOTSIE is FAB-U-LOUS – manna from musical comedy heaven by Oscar E Moore

Breaking News:  Hot on the heels of receiving 11 Tony Award Nominations TOOTSIES’ Dorothy Michaels aka Michael Dorsey is basking in the glow of her newly found stardom, quickly becoming t…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ALL MY SONS – a timely 1947 Arthur Miller original revisited by Oscar E Moore

Director Jack O’Brien immediately grabs our attention with a fierce thunderstorm erupting at the American Airlines Theatre as a projection of a fighter aircraft going down, against what wi…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

BEETLEJUICE on Broadway – a real horror by Oscar E Moore

The dead have arrived at the Winter Garden Theatre in this almost dead on arrival so-called musical comedy called BEETLEJUICE based on the 1988 cult favorite movie of the same title by Tim B…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

INK – SMUT SELLS by Oscar E Moore

Fleet Street, London.  Center for print journalism.  1969.  A 38 year old, brash newspaper mogul, already wealthy Australian, Rupert Murdoch (Bertie Carvel) takes over a struggling London…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

OKLAHOMA! Groundbreaking revival of the groundbreaking 1943 original by Oscar E Moore

  The genius behind this totally exciting, engrossing, entertaining and country western infused revival of OKLAHOMA! is director Daniel Fish.  Of course he was working with the material of…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BURN THIS – a compelling, whirlwind, romantic revival by Oscar E Moore

Love may pierce your heart at the most unexpected times with a most unexpected partner.  Some may have love taken away and some may never experience it at all.  Such is the case in Lanford…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Sam Gold’s KING LEAR starring Glenda Jackson by Oscar E Moore

The Ides of March has come and gone.  Now is the springtime of our discontent.  And… ‘tis the season to be different:  new plays, old revivals, star vehicles, three hour plus producti…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

HADESTOWN on Broadway by Oscar E Moore

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something bluesy.   This about sums up the sometimes exciting, sometimes repetitive, sometimes off the track lavish sweaty and sultry prod…

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Monday, April 1, 2019


How about ditching our old Constitution for a new one?  A Constitution that was created by the all too powerful, all too privileged and all too white men who owned property – some being s…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

AIN’T TOO PROUD the life and times of THE TEMPTATIONS by Oscar E Moore

For the dedicated fans of the “Classic 5” Temptations it’s all about the music.  The Motown sound of the 60’s.  On this point AIN’T TOO PROUD the life and times of The Temptation…

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