Friday, February 15, 2019

STATE OF THE UNION - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

In State of the Union, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning play currently being revived by Metropolitan Playhouse, a presidential hopeful agrees to go on the pre-c…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

SEA WALL/A LIFE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

"If this can happen, anything can happen," warns Alex, a man striving to stay afloat in the wake of a tragic and sudden loss he can hardly begin to grasp, in the first of the pair of monolog…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

As the cornerstone of their 30th Anniversary season, the Irish Repertory Theatre is presenting a comprehensive retrospective of the work of the great Irish playwright, Sean O'Casey.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

THE LIGHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

MCC Theater has much to celebrate in The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, its gorgeous new theatre center in Hell's Kitchen located at 511 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

GOD SHOWS UP - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Televangelist Thomas Isaac Rehan has scored quite a programming coup, with a very very very special guest scheduled to appear on the broadcast from his sprawling megachurch and compound in a…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

GOD SAID THIS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

"I'm happy. My cancer bring everyone together," exclaims a joyful Masako (Ako) as she lays in her hospital bed surrounded by her husband James (Jay Patterson), and their daughters Sophie (Em…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

CARMELINA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

But there must be something about Carmelina, because York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti has just brought it back for its third airing, the first title to score such a trifecta.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

TRUE WEST - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano burn up the stage as a lock-horn duo of estranged brothers in the rip-roaring revival of True West, playwright Sam Shepard's offbeat salute to sibling rivalry and b…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

EDDIE AND DAVE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you're a die-hard Van Halen fan who lies awake at night, tossing and turning, unable to sleep because you're obsessed with knowing what really happened with David Lee Roth at the MTV Vide…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

COLIN QUINN: RED STATE BLUE STATE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

One thing that Americans can all agree on is that Americans cannot all agree on anything.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

AWAKE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

In Awake, the estimable Barrow Group's current production, K. Lorrel Manning tackles a host of divisive and contemporary hot-button issues. Racism, sexism, Islamophobia, religious hypocrisy,…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CHOIR BOY - Talkin Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

A stageful of characters you don't often encounter in Broadway houses populates Choir Boy, Tarell Alvin McCraney's two-thirds-drama, one-third-concert, a Manhattan Theatre Club production at…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

BLUE RIDGE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Despite a script that throws credulity out the window, the Atlantic Theater Company has given Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge the kind of world premiere a young playwright can only dream about.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Whether you like the new stage production of Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's seminal coming of age memoir, To Kill a Mockingbird, which opened tonight at the Shubert Theatre, will …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

CHRISTMAS IN HELL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

One walks into Christmas in Hell, at the York, wanting to like it.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

NASSIM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Two years ago Nassim Soleimanpour's White Rabbit Red Rabbit was an Off-Broadway hit and ran an impressive forty-two weeks. (It played Monday nights only at the Westside Theatre.)

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THE NET WILL APPEAR - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Friendship sometimes comes in the most unexpected of packages.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FABULATION - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

"Can I be honest with you?" These are the first words uttered by Undine Barnes Calles, a high-powered New York City publicist and the central character in Lynn Nottage's sweeping and satiric…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

NOURA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Noura burns on a low flame.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

NETWORK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Network, director Ivo van Hove's razzle dazzle staging of Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 film of the same title, transmogrifies the Belasco Theatre into one gigantic hyperkinetic television studio, …

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you prefer your holiday cheer tuneful, sweet and short, you'll do no better than the Irish Repertory Theatre's latest revival of A Child's Christmas in Wales.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

THE CHER SHOW - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Please excuse the feeling of foreboding that flooded my bloodstream as I waited to enter the Neil Simon Theatre, where The Cher Show opened tonight.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

THE TRICKY PART - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

When The Tricky Part, Martin Moran’s lacerating solo show about child sex abuse, debuted in 2003, the nation was still reeling from The Boston Globe’s Roman Catholic church exposé publish…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Review:"Holiday Inn" Paper Mill delights its audiences with a first class production of the entertaining Broadway Musical! by Bob Rendell

Cleverly & charmingly restage by the Broadway originals, NICHOLAS RODERIGUEZ brings a leading man's strong voice while JEFF KREADY dances up a storm and ANN HARADA brings spunk & warmth to "…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Philadelphia Review:"Cinderella:A Musical Panto" Your Best Bet this Holiday Season at People's Light by Rebecca Rendell

CAROLINE STRANG sparkles as "Ella," KIM CARSON smolders while LUKE BRANDT & TYLER FAUNTLEROY are my top notch favorites!

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Monday, November 19, 2018

THE HARD PROBLEM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Getting your head around playwright Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, opening tonight at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, is a bit like trying to pin down one of artist M. C. …

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE PROM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

The Prom, the new musical opening tonight at the Longacre Theatre, is a bonbon of the highest order.

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THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

It's easy to see why artistic director John Doyle was tempted to program Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in Classic Stage Company's current season.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

KING KONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

OK. There's really only one thing anyone wants to know about King Kong, the new musical opening tonight at the Broadway Theatre. So let's get right to it. The answer is, yes. The great ape i…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

EVE'S SONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Playwright Patricia Ione Lloyd stands on the shoulders of giants to bring us a sizzling and darkly comic new work, Eve's Song, opening tonight at the Public Theater in a riveting production …

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Tricky business, political correctness.

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