Monday, December 9, 2019

Review: Greater Clements by Brian Scott Lipton

Legacies of the past connect and collide throughout Samuel D. Hunter’s ambitious, multi-layered “Greater Clements,” now on view at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Review: Jagged Little Pill by Brian Scott Lipton

Audiences should be prepared to swallow a supersized dose of angst if they choose to attend “Jagged Little Pill.”

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Review: The Young Man from Atlanta by Brian Scott Lipton

One of the joys – and occasional sorrows -- of Horton Foote’s many works is the opportunity to periodically revisit the lives of characters with whom we’ve become acquainted in the pas…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Review: The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Brian Scott Lipton

As might be expected, there are explosions galore in Lauren Gunderson’s “The Half-Life of Marie Curie,” a brilliantly acted two-hander now having its world premiere at the Audible Thea…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Review: Fires in the Mirror by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Benjamin Washington (“The Boys in the Band”) delivers a tour-de-force performance under Saheem Ali’s mostly invisible direction in "Fires in the Mirror."

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Review - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

Adrienne Wareen is simply the best in Tina

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Review: Peter Dinklage stands tall in Cyrano by Brian Scott Lipton

The show’s tallest order has been fulfilled as Dinklage brings his now-signature brand of razor-sharp wit, melancholy, intelligence – and a decent baritone singing voice – to the piece…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Review: The Sound Inside by Brian Scott Lipton

Adam Rapp has taken his own words to heart in this remarkably intense and gorgeously written play – perhaps the finest in his long career.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Review: Linda Vista by Brian Scott Lipton

Deeply humane, often hilarious and ultimately heart-wrenching, Tracy Letts’ “Linda Vista" is a mass of contradictions and conflicts...

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Review: Slave Play is Bold and Brave by Bian Scott Lipton

Exquisitely-acted “Slave Play,” makes a kind of history of its own, boldly bringing Broadway into unfamiliar waters! Bravo!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: The Height of the Storm by Brian Scott Lipton

As those theatergoers who’ve seen French dramatist Florian Zeller’s last two American imports – “The Father” and “The Mother” – are aware, traditional theatrical concepts suc…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Wives by Brian Scott Lipton

“Wives” is somewhat redeemed by its female actors: three wonderful performers – Purva Bedi, Adina Verson and Aadya Bedi – who make the most of every opportunity given them.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Review: Derren Brown "Secret" by Brian Scott Lipton

The one thing I can absolutely tell you about “Secret.” You will be kicking yourself if you don’t snatch up a ticket while you can!

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Review: Hannah Gadbsy’s "Douglas" by Brian Scott Lipton

Review: Hannah Gadbsy’s "Douglas" is must-see theater. You’re probably not going to be prepared to laugh so loudly or think so deeply.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Review: Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

Truth be told, should your mind wander even for a second from Alex Timbers’ consistently eye-and-ear-popping production – which is admittedly unlikely – the color most likely to pop in…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: The Rolling Stone by Brian Scott Lipton

“The Rolling Stone” promises, even this early, to be one of the more exciting and rock-solid dramas we are likely to see this year.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Review: Tootsie by Brian Scott Lipton

“I Won’t Let You Down,” sings Dorothy at her audition for “Juliet’s Nurse.” But she does, as does the show that bears this tuneful if ultimately empty anthem.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Review - Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Brian Scott Lipton

There can be no denying that Taylor Mac possesses a wicked wit, a penchant for philosophy, and a go-for-broke attitude, but Mac hasn’t found the right recipe for melding these disparate in…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Review: Hadestown by Brian Scott Lipton

“Hadestown” is burning up the stage!

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Review: Accidentally Brave by Brian Scott Lipton

“Accidentally Brave” starring Maddie Corman is painfully honest and surprisingly humorous. #oofbroadway #theatre #theater #openingnight

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Review: If Pretty Hurts... by Brian Scott Lipton

There's a new "mean girl" in town in Tori Sampson’s moving,“If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka.”

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Cititour Review: "Daddy" by Brian Scott Lipton

Too much is never enough for "Daddy," at the Pershing Square Center Signature Center under the inventive direction of Danya Taymor.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Review: True West starring Ethan Hawke

On its surface, Sam Shepard’s 1980 play, “True West,” now getting its second Broadway production at the Roundabout’s American Airline Theatre, sets out to remind us that, for many pe…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Review: Choir Boy by Brian Scott Lipton

“Choir Boy” is rarely short of heavenly.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Review: Blue Ridge by Brian Scott Lipton

Brave. Raw. Truthful. Compelling. These adjectives have been applied with unusual consistency to the work of actress Marin Ireland, now performing in Blue Ridge.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018


If you’re in New York over the next two weeks, whether on vacation for staycation, it’s the perfect opportunity to go experience the best of what the Big Apple has to offer – namely, l…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Review: Bryan Cranston Is amazing in Network by Brian Scott Lipton

It would be a shame not to see Bryan Cranston in what can only be called a triumphant return to Broadway in "Network." The award-winning actor is beyond phenomenal.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: The Prom by Brian Scott Lipton

Feeling good is the aim of the splashy yet heartfelt new musical “The Prom,” now at the Longacre Theatre. Luckily for those who need a pick-me-up, the show hits its target with frequent …

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Brian Scott Lipton

If you’re the sort of person who goes to the theater to escape reality, then head far away from Classic Stage Company, where artistic director John Doyle is helming Bertolt Brecht’s “T…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Review: The New One starring Mike Birbiglia by Brian Scott Lipton

Is there anyone out there in either the comedy world or the theatrical scene capable of delivering more laughs per minute than Mike Birbiglia? I don’t think so.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: King Kong by Brian Scott Lipton

Like the men on Denham’s ship, theatergoers who have shelled out hard-earned dollars for this misguided monkey business may rightly consider staging a mutiny.

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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