Friday, April 12, 2024

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "The Outsiders" 4/11/24 by James Wilson

In his scathing review of The Outsiders, Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of S.E. Hinton's best-selling novel, New York Times critic Vincent Canby described the movie as "a melodramatic kid…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 04:05AM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Las Vegas - "Ted Chapin adds another credit to his Follies r�sum�" - 4/11/24 by Robert Sokol

Interview with Ted Chapin as "Follies" starts in Las Vegas.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 02:59PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "The Who's Tommy" 3/28/24 by Howard Miller

The thing about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is that before you can get to the "post" part, you are going to have to endure the trauma part. And there is trauma aplenty in the first half o…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:02PM
Monday, March 25, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Philadelphia, Here I Come!" - 3/24/24 by Marc Miller

Philadelphia, Here I Come! was Brian Friel's first major success, and the new revival at Irish Repertory Theatre, part of its Friel Project retrospective, offers ample evidence why. It's a s…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:42AM
Saturday, March 23, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Teeth" - 3/23/24 by Marc Miller

You've probably heard about it as "the musical about the penis-eating vagina." Yes, but Teeth aims to be something more–a horror musical that also takes in repression, misogyny, violence, …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:11PM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "Water for Elephants" 3/21/24 by Howard Miller

Ladies and gentlemen!!! Children of all ages!!! Feast your eyes on the center (and only) ring, where you will witness feats of wonder the likes of which have never been seen before!!! Welcom…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:32PM
Saturday, March 16, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Corruption" - 3/16/24 by Marc Miller

Rupert Murdoch is a scourge, a reckless power monger whose pursuit of material gain has irrevocably changed and devalued the journalistic universe. On that much many of us will probably agre…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:45PM
Friday, March 15, 2024

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "The Notebook" 3/14/24 by Howard Miller

Love at first sight. Love everlasting. 'Til death do us part. That, in a nutshell, is a description of The Notebook, the heartfelt musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling 1996 no…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:40AM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Ibsen's Ghost" - 3/14/24 by Howard Miller

Anyone who thought plays featuring men in drag were on the way out (Pick your poison: Insulting to women? Exploiting transgender stereotypes? Too old hat for words?) should cast their eyes o…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:40AM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Slow Dance" - 3/14/24 by Howard Miller

Neurosis meets whimsey in Lisi DeHaas's The Slow Dance, opening last night at 59E59 Theaters, a play about a whiny, immature, and insecure middle-aged man who, over the course of 75 minutes,…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:34AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Review: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's QUEEN directed by Miriam A. Laube nothing short of highly entertaining & enjoyable by Eddie Reynolds

In the hands of director Miriam A. Laube, Madhuri Shekar's play showing the threatened unravelling of years of dedicated research occurs with the pace, profundity & power that makes "Queen" …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:20AM
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Dead Outlaw" - 3/10/24 by James Wilson

If you appreciate macabre stories, here's one you might enjoy: In 1976, a teamster working on an episode of "The Six Million Dollar Man" made a gruesome discovery. One of the dummies hanging…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:01PM
Thursday, March 7, 2024

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "Doubt: A Parable" 3/7/24 by Howard Miller

Never underestimate Sister Aloysius Beauvier, principal of St. Nicholas Elementary School. It's easy enough to peg her as a stereotype, a tough-minded old-fashioned conservative nun who, whe…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:38PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Brooklyn Laundry" - 2/28/24 by Marc Miller

The New York Times beat me to it yesterday in saying so, but gosh, this is some season John Patrick Shanley is having. First a well-received revival of his early play, Danny and the Deep Blu…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:00PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Ally" - 2/27/24 by Howard Miller

"The meaning of a performance depends most of all on who is in the audience." So says one of the characters in Itamar Moses's scorching new play, The Ally, opening tonight at the Public Thea…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 04:37AM
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Pericles" - 2/26/24 by James Wilson

For Shakespearian scholars, Pericles, Prince of Tyre remains a profoundly enigmatic work. While some historians have attributed sole authorship to Shakespeare, most now agree that he wrote a…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 12:15AM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Seven Year Disappear" - 2/26/24 by James Wilson

With its use of deliberately over-amplified and disembodied voices, video close-ups, and shiny, modernist design, The New Group's production of the The Seven Year Disappear would seem to be …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 12:15AM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Deadly Stages" - 2/25/24 by Howard Miller

Deadly Stages, Marc Castle and Mark Finley's genial comedy opening today at Theater Row, is a spoofy, affectionate homage to low-budget movie murder mysteries that might have been third on t…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:04PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "A Sign of the Times" - 2/22/24 by Marc Miller

It's called A Sign of the Times, and zowie, is it ever. Start with a jukebox score, consisting of rock 'n' roll favorites old enough to be nostalgically remembered by people old enough to be…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:32PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Jelly's Last Jam" - 2/22/24 by Howard Miller

Death comes for us all, of course, though it is not typically featured in the opening moments of a big splashy musical such as the one on view at New York City Center, which is hosting an al…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:33PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Sunset Baby" - 2/20/24 by James Wilson

Singer and songwriter Nina Simone was a clarion voice of the Black Power Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In songs like "Mississippi Goddam" and "Old Jim Crow," Simone's words and music prov…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 04:26AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "" - 2/14/24 by Marc Miller

At the Brick, there's not a bad seat in the house. That's because the house is a long, narrow room framing a long, narrow table, plus a few barstool-height chairs against the wall to fill th…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:23PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Warrior Sisters of Wu" - 2/14/24 by James Wilson

"Romance of the Three Kingdoms," the classic 14th century Chinese novel attributed to author Luo Guanzhong, is a sprawling epic that merges history, fiction and mythology. The book comprises…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:21PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "I Love You So Much I Could Die" - 2/14/24 by Marc Miller

Storytelling doesn't come much more basic than I Love You So Much I Could Die, Mona Pirnot's autobiographical one-woman show at New York Theatre Workshop. NYTW's mainstage theater usually fe…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:06PM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Talkin' Broadway - Book Review: "Mary & Ethel... and Mikey Who?" - 2/12/24 by Zander Opper

Mary & Ethel... and Mikey Who? is a wonderfully written new novel by Stephen Cole. In this page-turner of a book, the author has, as the inside jacket of the book states, "taken his real-lif…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:31AM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Oh, Mary!" - 2/8/24 by Howard Miller

History generally has not been terribly kind in its portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the 16th President of the United States. More like the bane of his existence. Angry, bitter, depre…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:57AM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy" - 2/8/24 by James Wilson

The subtitle of Sarah Gancher's Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy, currently running at the Vineyard Theatre (and in association with Geva Theatre Center), calls to mind a host of sitco…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:57AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Connector" - 2/6/24 by Kimberly Ramírez

Creator-director Daisy Prince and composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown have been collaborating on The Connector for more than a decade–well before "alternative facts" and "fake news" crept…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:58AM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Talkin' Broadway - Book Review: "Beyond Ridiculous: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York" - 2/4/24 by Mark Dundas Wood

Beyond Ridiculous: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York, the new study by Kenneth Elliott, touches on things that many readers will be curious about. Certainly, anyone int…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:57AM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Jonah" - 2/2/24 by Marc Miller

The first thing about Jonah: It's not much about Jonah. He's a character, to be sure, an endearing one, embodied by Hagan Oliveras with goofy Jesse Eisenberg charm. But Jonah is mostly about…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:40AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards