Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Everything Is Super Great” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

Loss looms large over four Texas residents in Stephen Brown’s “Everything Is Super Great” currently running at 59E59 Theaters. Nineteen-year-old Tommy (a sullen and hapless Will Sarrat…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Broadway Review: “A Christmas Carol” at the Lyceum Theatre by Joseph Verlezza

Nearly everyone was filled with a joyous feeling as they watched Scrooge learn what happiness he could bring to his fellowman. As the hand bell choir assembles like a Christmas card vignette…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Seared” in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space by David Roberts

Successful entrepreneurs like Harry (an overzealous but hypersensitive Raúl Esparza) typically attempt to guard their “art” from “commerce” for as long as possible. They feel fright…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Bella Bella” at Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York City Center Stage I by David Roberts

Harvey Feinstein wisely chooses to “be” Bella Abzug and not simply “portray” her. There are no gimmicks here, no backups, no filters, no frills – just Bella. Mr. Fierstein draws on…

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Off-Broadway Review: “The Michaels” at The Public’s LuEsther Hall by Joseph Verlezza

This is a quiet evening that involves discussions and decisions that might change the lives of some of the participants and establishes the characters identities and motives. It explores the…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “The Underlying Chris” at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater by David Roberts

A three-month-old infant named Chris looks up from his stroller at his thirty-something mother (Hannah Cabell) as she makes an appointment with his pediatrician for the next day at 11:15. Ch…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Einstein’s Dreams” at 59E59 Theaters by Joseph Verlezza

There is no denying that a retrospect on of the life of Albert Einstein and the development of his renowned Theory of Relativity would be compelling and extremely interesting. To present thi…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “One Discordant Violin” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

As a whole, “One Discordant Violin” satisfies the theatergoer’s palate with an enchanting story that rings true, is compellingly relatable, and plucks the strings of the heart with cos…

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New Jersey News: Jimmy Webb, Black Violin, Taylor 2 Dance Company, and Voctave Join Kean Stage’s 2020 Season by David Roberts

Kean University continues to offer exciting and eclectic performances to the public, adding four new shows to its lineup for spring 2020 in Wilkins Theatre and the intimate Enlow Recital Hal…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Fear” at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by Joseph Verlezza

Perhaps the most problematic element in the new play “Fear” by Matt Williams is that it is flooded with too many sources of fear that tend to diminish the fear that might actually be pre…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Ars Nova’s “Dr. Ride’s American Beach House” at Greenwich House by David Roberts

Commissioned by Ars Nova in 2016 and currently playing at New York City’s Greenwich House, “Dr. Ride’s American Beach House” claims to be one thing but delivers something markedly di…

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Broadway Review: “The Sound Inside” at Studio 54 by David Roberts

Under David Cromer’s austere and esoteric direction, Ms. Parker and Mr. Hochman skillfully navigate the corners of the audience members’ minds projecting sound and sight on the empty can…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Macbeth” at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at Classic Stage Company by David Roberts

There has always been a curiosity and appreciation for bold attempts at new interpretations or the reimagining of the classics and it seems there have been endless attempts on putting a new …

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Broadway Review: “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by David Roberts

There are two major elements that undeniably contribute to the success of the entrancing new Broadway Show “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” now playing at the Lunt- Fontanne Theatre. T…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Broadway Review: “The Rose Tattoo” at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway by David Roberts

Following in the footsteps of Maureen Stapleton in the original and first revival and Mercedes Ruehl featured in the second revival on Broadway comes Marisa Tomei as Serafina Delle Rose in t…

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Off-Broadway Review: “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” at The Public Theater’s Martinson Hall by David Roberts

Since its premiere at The Public in 1976 and its subsequent transfer to Broadway later that year, much has happened to continue to impact the lives of the women of color celebrated by Ntozak…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Soft Power” at the Public’s Newman Theater by David Roberts

“Soft Power” – the culture-bending, plot-twisting musical within a play currently running at The Public’s Newman Theater – challenges the notion that the only effective parameters …

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Broadway’s Circle in the Square Preview: THE CIRCLE SERIES Announces Conclusion of The Fall Season by David Roberts

Over the past several weeks, The Circle Series has brought the theatre community together on Monday evenings to explore developing works and celebrate the classics in a new way. Concluding t…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Broadway Review: “The Great Society” at the Vivian Beaumont Theater by David Roberts

“The Great Society,” the second installment of playwright Robert Schenkkan’s biographical account of the years Lyndon B. Johnson spent as president in the White House, is less a drama …

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” at Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater by David Roberts

This is a frightening group of devotees hell bent on prying open the gates of hell to usher in all who would disagree with their conservative polemic. In “Heroes of the Fourth Turning,” …

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Scotland, PA” at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre by David Roberts

Bloody, gory, horror films certainly have been around for quite a while and have been successful in creating a cult audience that supports the genre. Transforming one of these for the stage …

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Broadway Review: “Linda Vista” at Second Stage Theater’s Helen Hayes Theater by David Roberts

The sharp and witty dialogue of the latest dramedy penned by playwright Tracy Letts is foreshadowed by the title “Linda Vista” which means “pretty view” in Spanish. The midlife crisi…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Westside Theatre by David Roberts

The most recent revival of “Little Shop of Horrors” by the musical theatre team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken surely proves to be timeless and timely. The musical numbers still seem to l…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Kingfishers Catch Fire” at Irish Repertory Theatre’s W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre by David Roberts

That said, under Kent Paul’s judicious direction, Haskell King and Sean Gormley faithfully explore the underbelly of moral absolutes and moral ambiguity with consummate performances. Mr. K…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Broadway Review: “Slave Play” at the Golden Theatre by David Roberts

“Slave Play,” currently running on Broadway at the Golden Theatre, reiterates the events on the fourth day of the Antebellum Sexual Performance Therapy being held at MacGregor Plantation…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Sunday” at Atlantic Therater Company’s Linda Gross Theater by David Roberts

Jack Thorne’s “Sunday,” currently running at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater, seems to elicit one of two responses: disappointment or robust enthusiasm. A group of Gen…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Gingold Theatrical Group’s New Production of “Bernard Shaw’s Caesar & Cleopatra by David Roberts

David Staller’s direction is both evenhanded and refreshing, successfully bring this adaptation to an authentic and innovative staging of this Shaw classic that has not been produced in Ne…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Dublin Carol” at Irish Repertory Company by David Roberts

Undertaker John Plunkett (Jeffrey Bean) and his intern Mark (Cillian Hegarty) enter the office of a funeral home on the Northside of Dublin where John works. They have just finished a servic…

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Broadway Review: “The Height of the Storm” at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by David Roberts

Florian Zeller’s complex “The Height of the Storm” is a must see this Broadway season. Enjoy the opportunity to witness Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins – two of the greatest actors …

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Broadway Review: “Derren Brown – Secret” at the Cort Theatre by Joseph Verlezza

What can be said, is that Mr. Brown is an amazing showman and talented performer. Acts of prestidigitation have enthralled audiences throughout the ages but Mr. Brown has brought this form o…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “runboyrun” and “In Old Age” at New York Theatre Workshop by David Roberts

As a result of playwright Mfoniso Udofia’s profound interest in the African Diaspora, perhaps no fictional couple in the recent history of Off-Broadway theatre have had their histories mor…

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