Thursday, August 15, 2019

Make Believe: A Sentimental but Not Syrupy Nostalgia Trip by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Children of the ’80s will especially enjoy Bess Wohl’s nostalgic new play, set in a memory-filled family attic The post Make Believe: A Sentimental but Not Syrupy Nostalgia …

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Make Believe: The Games That Kids Play by Michael Sommers

★★★ Fine acting brings Bess Wohl's tender new drama to realistic life at Second Stage Theater The post Make Believe: The Games That Kids Play appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

From Williamstown: Ghosts and Before the Meeting by Bob Verini

At Williamstown, an O.K. revival and a superior modern premiere explore humanity at lowest ebb. The post From Williamstown: Ghosts and Before the Meeting appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

I Happen to Like New York: Michael Feinstein’s Effervescent Musical Salute to the City by Steven Suskin

★★★★ A charming summer divertissement for American Songbook lovers at the singer's 54th Street home base The post I Happen to Like New York: Michael Feinstein’s Effervescent Musica…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge in Great, Nervous Shape by David Finkle

★★★★ Carrie Cracknell forcibly directs tough-minded one-acts by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne The post Sea Wall/A Life: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge in Great, Nervous Shape appeare…

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Sea Wall/A Life: Fathers and Sons, Grappling with Love and Loss by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal turn in stirring performances in monologues addressing parenthood and mortality The post Sea Wall/A Life: Fathers and Sons, Grappling with Lov…

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Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: All Revved Up, Going Nowhere by Elysa Gardner

★★ A bloated musical adaptation of the Meat Loaf opus wastes the album's charms, and the talents of cast members The post Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: All Revved Up, Going Nowhere appe…

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Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: Driving Through the Jim Steinman Songbook by Michael Sommers

★★ Too bad the show looks cheesier than the state of Wisconsin The post Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: Driving Through the Jim Steinman Songbook appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Coriolanus: Private Feelings Versus Public Perceptions in a Raggedy Rome by Michael Sommers

★★★ Jonathan Cake has a sneer for every occasion as Shakespeare's most prideful Roman of them all The post Coriolanus: Private Feelings Versus Public Perceptions in a Raggedy Rome appe…

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Coriolanus: A Poor Case for a Rarely Produced Play by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The second open-air Central Park offering of the summer is a rare miss from usually on-point Shakespearean director Daniel Sullivan The post Coriolanus: A Poor Case for a Rarely Produ…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Manilow Broadway: He Writes the Songs That Makes the Audience Sing Right Along With Him by Michael Sommers

★★★★ The ever-exuberant entertainer delivers a dandy Broadway concert The post Manilow Broadway: He Writes the Songs That Makes the Audience Sing Right Along With Him appeared first …

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Summer Shorts Series B: Neil LaBute Delivers a Typically Toxic Comedy by Michael Sommers

★★★ A smart topical comedy outshines lesser works in an annual off-Broadway festival The post Summer Shorts Series B: Neil LaBute Delivers a Typically Toxic Comedy appeared first on Ne…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love, Noël: Steve Ross, KT Sullivan Honor the Great Coward by David Finkle

★★★★★ Charlotte Moore directs the praise-worthy Barry Day-devised-and-written compilation The post Love, Noël: Steve Ross, KT Sullivan Honor the Great Coward appeared first on New…

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Love, Noël: Letters, and Songs, from a Master by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Cabaret luminaries Steve Ross and KT Sullivan honor a legendary Coward The post Love, Noël: Letters, and Songs, from a Master appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Rinse, Repeat: The Vicious Circle of Eating Disorders by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Domenica Feraud’s ambitious drama ultimately crumbles under the weight of its good intentions The post Rinse, Repeat: The Vicious Circle of Eating Disorders appeared first on New…

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Rinse, Repeat: Regarding a Family’s Cycle of Eating Disorders by Michael Sommers

★★★ A new play about dangerous eating habits scarcely satisfies as a family drama The post Rinse, Repeat: Regarding a Family’s Cycle of Eating Disorders appeared first on New York St…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

#DateMe An OKCupid Experiment: Comic Robyn Lynne Norris Has Only OK Dating Flings by David Finkle

★★ Audience members get to participate in the six-actor send-up, directed and choreographed by Lorin Latarro The post #DateMe An OKCupid Experiment: Comic Robyn Lynne Norris Has Only OK …

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Monday, July 29, 2019

From Massachusetts: The Skin of Our Teeth and Tell Me I’m Not Crazy by Bob Verini

Two American dramedies, one classic and the other newly minted, affirm humanity’s indomitable ability to renew in the face of chaos. The post From Massachusetts: The Skin of Our Teeth and …

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Friday, July 26, 2019

The Black Clown: Black Existence in a White World by Michael Sommers

★★★★★ An obscure Langston Hughes poem is brilliantly transfigured into epic musical theater The post The Black Clown: Black Existence in a White World appeared first on New York …

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Little Gem: Mothers and Daughters Tell Their Stories at Irish Rep by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Marsha Mason anchors an intimate Irish drama that lives up to its title The post Little Gem: Mothers and Daughters Tell Their Stories at Irish Rep appeared first on New York Sta…

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Little Gem: Three Generations in One Family Work It All Out by David Finkle

★★★★ Elaine Murphy's engaging play features Marsha Mason, Brenda Meany, and Lauren O'Leary The post Little Gem: Three Generations in One Family Work It All Out appeared first on New …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: A Dazzling Exercise in Excess by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit belt out chart-topping hits in the lavish screen-to-stage salute to “truth, beauty, freedom, and love” The post Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: A …

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: All You Need Is Love (and Showmanship) by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Baz Luhrmann's hit bohemian-Paris movie gets bigger and bolder for Broadway The post Moulin Rouge! The Musical!: All You Need Is Love (and Showmanship) appeared first on New Yor…

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Road Show: Sondheim’s Road Trip Musical Finally Lands by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The Sondheim-Weidman musical demonstrates new life at Encores! with Raúl Esparza and Brandon Uranowitz leading the way The post Road Show: Sondheim’s Road Trip Musical Finall…

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Road Show: Sondheim’s Battling Brothers Are Back, in New Star Turns by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz, and others shine in a concert production of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical The post Road Show: Sondheim’s Battling Brothers Are Ba…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

From Massachusetts: Gertrude and Claudius’s Time Is Out of Joint by Bob Verini

★★ A Hamlet prequel out of a John Updike novel falls short of presaging the tragedy to follow The post From Massachusetts: Gertrude and Claudius’s Time Is Out of Joint appeared first o…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Broadway Bounty Hunter: Exploiting a Darling Character in Pursuit of Laughs by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A beloved showbiz veteran was born to be adorable in a goofy musical gloss on exploitation flicks The post Broadway Bounty Hunter: Exploiting a Darling Character in Pursuit of L…

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Broadway Bounty Hunter: Annie Golden Nails It by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Annie Golden taps into her badass side in Joe Iconis’ 1970s-inspired musical The post Broadway Bounty Hunter: Annie Golden Nails It appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

From Connecticut: Because of Winn Dixie Is Not Arf Bad by Bob Verini

★★★★ A great doggie performer headlines a tuneful, kid-friendly morality tail (sic) The post From Connecticut: Because of Winn Dixie Is Not Arf Bad appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Two’s a Crowd: Rita Rudner’s Vegas-Themed Show Busts by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Rita Rudner’s innumerable comic gifts are squandered in this musical misfire The post Two’s a Crowd: Rita Rudner’s Vegas-Themed Show Busts appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

the way she spoke: Abuse of Women in Mexico Urgently Exposed by David Finkle

★★★ Isaac Gomez asks Kate del Castillo and director Jo Bonney to make his overdone drama lucid The post the way she spoke: Abuse of Women in Mexico Urgently Exposed appeared first on N…

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