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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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Fern Hill” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

Part group therapy, part intervention, part Doctors Phil and Ruth, “Fern Hill,” currently running at 59E59 Theaters through Sunday October 20, 2019, rehearses the events at Sunny’s (Ji…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Off-Off-Broadway Review: “A White Man’s Guide to Rikers Island” at The Producers Club by David Roberts

Playwrights Roy and Webb never lose site of the significance of the young Richard’s crime. The “Guide” is not about claiming innocence. It is about Richard’s sense of entitlement. Hi…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Only Yesterday” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

Writing a play about two iconic figures like Paul McCartney and John Lennon is risky business. Detailed information about their lives, their work, and their relationships is abundant and rea…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Colt Coeur’s “Eureka Day” at Walkerspace by David Roberts

Jonathan Spector’s “Eureka Day,” currently running at Walkerspace through Saturday September 21, is a complex and thoughtful trope for the upside and downside of such moral ambiguity a…

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Red Bull Theater’s “American Moor” at Cherry Lane Theatre by David Roberts

Keith Hamilton Cobb has been on an urgent mission, crisscrossing the United States since 2013 performing his “American Moor.” Mr. Cobb’s almost-one-man-show is a trope, here an extende…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Dust” at New York Theater Workshop in the Fourth Street Theater by David Roberts

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s groundbreaking “On Death and Dying” was first published in 1969. The Grief Cycle outlined in this book remains the standard for understanding the “stages” …

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Chatillion Stage Company’s “Tech Support” at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

Chatillion Stage Company’s “Tech Support,” currently running at 59E59 Theaters, begins with the play’s protagonist Pamela Stark (Margot White) frantically pacing around in her West V…

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Broadway Review: “Sea Wall / A Life” at the Hudson Theatre by David Roberts

After a successful run at the Public’s Newman Theater earlier this year, “Sea Wall / A Life” by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne opened at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on August 8th, 2019.…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Ma-Yi Theater Company’s “Felix Starro” at Theatre Row by David Roberts

Currently running at Theatre Row, Ma-Yi Theater Company’s “Felix Starro” launches the Company’s 30th Anniversary Season. The musical is based on Filipino-American writer Lysley Tenor…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Make Believe” at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater by David Roberts

In the first forty minutes of “Make Believe,” under Michael Greif’s careful direction, the young cast of four successfully provides the needed exposition for the success of the final 4…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Final Thoughts on the Engaging “Rinse, Repeat” at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Cente by David Roberts

In her somewhat autobiographical play “Rinse, Repeat” which will end its extended successful run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on Saturd…

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Off-Broadway Preview: “Little Shop of Horrors” Opens at The Westside Theatre by David Roberts

The producers of the Off-Broadway return of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s landmark musical “Little Shop of Horrors” have announced that Tony Award nominee Gideon Glick (“To Kill A …

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Theatre News: “The 2019 State of the Theatre Address” by Joseph Verlezza

Yes, unfortunately the state of the theater has become a disaster and it does not look like there is a rescue team on the way to clean up and revert back to a civilized manner. What happened…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Broadway Review: “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre by Joseph Verlezza

Although the new Broadway musical “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” takes place in Paris in 1899, it is without a doubt a “Cabaret” for the 21st Century. It captures the sounds of Lady Gag…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Off-Broadway Preview and Interview: Lenore Skomal Shares Her Thoughts on Her New Off-Broadway Play “The Exes” by David Roberts

David: Lenore, your new off-Broadway show “The Exes” officially opens on Thursday August 15th at Theatre Row. That’s getting close! What are your thoughts and feelings as the opening a…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Just Outside the Door” at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival by David Roberts

Necromancy does not fare well in Esteban R. Alvarez III’s “Just Outside the Door” which just ended its three-performance run at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. The play’s protag…

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Florida Man” at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival by David Roberts

In “Florida Man” by Michael Presley Bobbitt, a young man racked with guilt digs up his dead father William Crud (the crud of a memory John Higgins) to give him the proper Viking funeral …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Little Gem” at Irish Repertory Theatre by David Roberts

Over the period of a year, three generations of Irish women share their stories ad seriatim while in a medical office waiting room. Amber (a spitfire Lauren O’Leary) rehearses her life fro…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Off Broadway Preview: Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Announces 2019 Lineup with Eighteen Curated New Works by David Roberts

In a celebratory move uptown to the theater district, the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, celebrating its third year in Manhattan, has announced its 2019 season lineup at Theatre Row, 410 W…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Opera Review: “Stonewall” at the Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center by David Roberts

To celebrate its third year of presenting an LGBTQ+ opera in the month of June – and the 50th Anniversary of the Riots at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn – the New York City Opera co…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson” at A.R.T./New York Theatre’s Mezzanine Theater by Joseph Verlezza

Director Theresa Rebeck keeps the action moving on the sleek, modern television studio set, created by scenic designers Christopher Swader and Justin Swader, but is undertaking turning a one…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Final Performances of “The Plough and the Stars” at Irish Repertory Theatre by David Roberts

Charlotte Moore directs the cast of "The Plough and the Stars" with a passionate commitment to excellence. Her staging brings out the best in each actor and assures that each actor’s chara…

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