Monday, September 24, 2018

I Was Most Alive with You: Craig Lucas Unleashes a Tsunami of Sorrows by Michael Sommers

★★ A woeful drama (in more ways than one) is performed simultaneously in two languages The post I Was Most Alive with You: Craig Lucas Unleashes a Tsunami of Sorrows appeared first on Ne…

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Wild Abandon: Leenya Rideout Plays, Sings, Talks Show-Biz/Mom Issues by David Finkle

★★★ The multi-talented performer works instruments and resentments to vigorous effect The post Wild Abandon: Leenya Rideout Plays, Sings, Talks Show-Biz/Mom Issues appeared first on Ne…

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A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur: Women Of A Certain Time, Alone Together by Elysa Gardner

★★★ La Femme Theatre Productions offers a fittingly languid revival of a later, lesser-known Tennessee Williams play The post A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur: Women Of A Certain Time, …

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur: Life Is No Picnic by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Kristine Nielsen and Annette O’Toole lock horns in a rare revival of an underappreciated Tennessee Williams drama The post A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur: Life Is No Picnic appe…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The True: Behind Every Man, Resilience and Pain by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Edie Falco plays a political survivor, decades before #MeToo, in Sharr White's moving play. The post The True: Behind Every Man, Resilience and Pain appeared first on New York S…

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The True: The Dirty Business of Party Politics by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Edie Falco stars as the rumor-besieged woman behind the man in Sharr White’s 1977-set political play The post The True: The Dirty Business of Party Politics appeared first on New…

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Beautiful: Some Kind of Wonderful Show by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: Abby Mueller shows the world all the love in her heart as Broadway’s current Carole King in the long-running biomusical The post Beautiful: Some Kind of Won…

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Beautiful: That Carole King Bio-Show Stays Good to Go and See by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: A smart jukebox musical remains a some kind of wonderful Broadway attraction The post Beautiful: That Carole King Bio-Show Stays Good to Go and See appeared f…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Aladdin: Four Years On, A Fairy Tale For A Whole New World by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ One of Disney's most enduring screen-to-stage confections remains among its most adult-friendly--and seems freshly relevant, for all ages. The post Aladdin: Four Years On, A Fai…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Emperor: The Curious Decline and Fall of Haile Selassie by Michael Sommers

★★★ Kathryn Hunter conjures up the hothouse atmosphere of a vanished kingdom The post The Emperor: The Curious Decline and Fall of Haile Selassie appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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The Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton’s Novel Graces the Stage by David Finkle

★★★★ Douglas McGrath brings the tale of how doing the right society thing is doing the wrong thing The post The Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton’s Novel Graces the Stage appeare…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Lion King: Disney’s Pride Still Rules the Savanna by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: Disney’s Tale of Simba Remains Awe-Inspiring The post The Lion King: Disney’s Pride Still Rules the Savanna appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Lion King: Another Ride on the Circle of Life by Jesse Oxfeld

Long-Run Lookback: ★★★ The Disney warhorse still looks spectacular, even if it's not entirely engaging The post The Lion King: Another Ride on the Circle of Life appeared first on New …

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Uncle Vanya: Richard Nelson Goes to Russia by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Richard Nelson brings his signature understated style to Chekhov’s tragicomedy in this debut from the Hunter Theater Project The post Uncle Vanya: Richard Nelson Goes to Russi…

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Uncle Vanya: An Americanization of a Russian Classic by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Richard Nelson's new version of Chekhov's intimate classic is artfully understated The post Uncle Vanya: An Americanization of a Russian Classic appeared first on New York Stage…

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The Emperor: Up-Close-and-Personal/Generic Look at the Powerful by David Finkle

★★★★ Shape-shifting Kathryn Hunter skillfully plays many men in Haile Selassie's Ethiopian court The post The Emperor: Up-Close-and-Personal/Generic Look at the Powerful appeared fir…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera: Still Wonderfully Crazy After All These Years by Michael Sommers

★★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: That musical madman remains as romantic as ever in his Majestic home The post The Phantom of the Opera: Still Wonderfully Crazy After All These Years appe…

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The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night Plays On (and On) by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic keeps dropping chandeliers, three decades later The post The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night Plays On (and On) ap…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties (Some More Memorable Than Others) by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Four winning performances and a stunning one add up to an absorbing production of Jen Silverman's entertaining but frustrating play. The post Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties (…

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Collective Rage: All Betties, All the Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jen Silverman’s characters are smart, sharp-tongued, and far from stereotypical. Try to keep up. The post Collective Rage: All Betties, All the Time appeared first on New York St…

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The Naturalists: A Romantic Triangle Shoots Up in the Irish Countryside by Michael Sommers

★★ A play about new love and old crimes amid Ireland's rural greenery strains credulity and patience. The post The Naturalists: A Romantic Triangle Shoots Up in the Irish Countryside app…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Black Clown: Racial Pride Triumphant in Entertaining Showcase by Bob Verini

★★★★★ A classic poem becomes a stunning music theater piece celebrating identity and dignity in the face of oppression The post The Black Clown: Racial Pride Triumphant in Entertai…

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Heartbreak House: Framing Shaw’s Upside-Downton Abbey Saga by Michael Sommers

★★ Inconsistent acting styles and a needless frame obscure Shaw's portrait of pre-war English society The post Heartbreak House: Framing Shaw’s Upside-Downton Abbey Saga appeared f…

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Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Smokin’ Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller Hits Smokin’ by David Finkle

★★★★★ A nine-cast Top-40 revue from mid-20th century so hot you could sizzle steaks on it The post Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Smokin’ Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller Hits Smokin̵…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Gospel at Colonus: A Joyful Noise Erupts in Central Park by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A unique piece of musical theater briefly makes an inspirational reappearance The post The Gospel at Colonus: A Joyful Noise Erupts in Central Park appeared first on New York St…

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Private Peaceful: One Soldier’s Story, in Multiple Voices by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Another World War I–era novel from ‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo gets the theatrical treatment The post Private Peaceful: One Soldier’s Story, in Multiple Voices a…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Young Vic’s Fun Home and the Donmar’s Aristocrats: From London by Steven Suskin

Sam Gold's London production of Fun Home retains its full magic, while Brian Friel's Aristocrats is interesting but not top tier The post The Young Vic’s Fun Home and the Donmar’s A…

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Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin: Say It With Music by Michael Sommers

★★★ Hershey Felder is pretty good in his modest tribute to a great American songwriter The post Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin: Say It With Music appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Lehman Trilogy, a Thrilling Look at the American Experience: From London by Steven Suskin

An altogether terrific chronicle of money, power, and the American Way The post The Lehman Trilogy, a Thrilling Look at the American Experience: From London appeared first on New York Stage …

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Monday, September 3, 2018

McKellen’s Lear and Christie’s Witness, Both Excellent: From London by Steven Suskin

Ian McKellen makes a monumental Lear, while Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution literally goes to court The post McKellen’s Lear and Christie’s Witness, Both Excellent:…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The King and I, Both in Brilliant Form: From London by Steven Suskin

Martin McDonagh's macabre thriller and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Siamese spectacle are done to perfection The post The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The King and I, Both in Brilliant Form: Fro…

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