Friday, November 22, 2019

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS by Jeremy Gerard

The London import settles into the Lyceum Theatre through New Year’s.

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BOLD AND BROODING by Jessica Branch

By omitting parts of the text, this production finds a way to bring new gravitas to the 1897 drama.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

WISHFUL SINCERITY by Matt Windman

The Queen jukebox musical took over the Garden for four fun performances.

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MUSICAL RELATIVITY by Brian Scott Lipton

An imaginative staging is paired with a talented ensemble.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

HARD-WON HOPE by Jeremy Gerard

Matthew Lopez’s miraculous play tells the story of AIDS in New York in the 80s in an elegiac and expansive way.

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BIG QUESTIONS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Matthew Lopez s six-hour drama takes a smart and moving look at who we are, where we ve been and where we re going.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

BLOODY BUTCHER by Bernard Carragher

Garry Hynes stages the Shakespearean melodrama with fresh inspiration and freedom.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

BLOND DEVOTION by David Cote

Kristin Chenoweth’s combination of sensuality and chastity is in full force.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

FEW ANSWERS, PLENTY OF QUESTIONS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Richard Nelson expands his distinctive brand of kitchen-table realism with his splendidly acted new play.

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SAVING GRACE by Matt Windman

Adrienne Warren is extraordinary in a rather ordinary jukebox musical.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

TORMENT TO TRIUMPH by Jeremy Gerard

Adrienne Warren is exhilarating as Tina Turner in this biomusical.

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PURE HARMONY by Jeremy Gerard

Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince top the duo’s annual fall fling, while Lainie Kazan remembers flings, flames and fiascos.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

FLASH OVER FUNDAMENTALS by Matt Windman

All the ingredients for this musical looked promising, but the result is underwhelming.

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LOST SOULS by David Lefkowitz

Even with good acting, a play told entirely in monologues can be difficult to make lively.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

FOUL IS FAIR

Corey Stoll has a powerful physical presence as he leads a tight ensemble of actors.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

READ BETWEEN THE LIES by Brian Scott Lipton

Kathleen Chalfant embodies Mabel Loomis Todd, who s remembered for editing Emily Dickinson s poetry, in this solo play.

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THE PLAY THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED by Jessica Branch

CSC’s minimalist staging of Shakespeare’s spookiest play takes the slippage between stage and reality to whole new levels.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

CULINARY ART by Joe Dziemianowicz

Theresa Rebeck’s two-act is a tangy and satisfying Off-Broadway main course.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

AMERICAN IDYLLS by Jeremy Gerard

David Byrne leads a trio of works including Soft Power and Scotland, PA that reflect on the state of the union.

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DARK NIGHT OF THE CONSERVATIVE MILLENNIAL SOUL by Robert Gilbo

Will Arbery s new play is heavy on polemics and light on action.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

SATIRE GOLD by Bill Stevenson

Gerard Alessandrini s latest parody of Broadway shows deserves to run longer than some of the shows it spoofs.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY by Brian Scott Lipton

Harvey Fierstein creates a finely detailed portrait of the late Bella Abzug, a strong Democratic politician who made her mark on her time.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

MAN EATER by Brian Scott Lipton

This crowd-pleasing show is an utter delight for any musical theater fan.

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VARIABLES OF EXISTENCE by Jeremy Gerard

Playwright Adam Rapp and actress Mary-Louise Parker make an electrifying match.

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MARRIED TO THE BOTTLE by Joe Dziemianowicz

Conor McPherson’s sobering portrait of lives devastated by booze gets a beautifully acted revival.

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HALF DIVINE by Sandy MacDonald

A teen-oriented musical grows too big for its britches.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

COMEDIC ELASTICITY by Joe Dziemianowicz

A slapstick approach to Tennessee Williams comedy misses out on the more poignant parts of the play.

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UNLEASHED PASSION by Jeremy Gerard

Despite the comedic brilliance of Marisa Tomei, something in the tone of this revival doesn t hold together.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

STARTING OVER by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tracy Letts’ dark-tinged rom-dram is a portrait of an unsympathetic man in the throes of an ugly divorce and a middle-age tailspin.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

THIS WILL HURT by Jeremy Gerard

Fine performances and a fleet staging can t counteract the more tedious parts of this work.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LIZARD-SKIN BOOTS by Jeremy Gerard

Brian Cox takes on the role of LBJ in Robert Schenkkan’s follow-up to All The Way.

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