Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion by David Finkle

★★★ Tracy Thorne writes and performs a potent monologue with one serious drawback The post Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion appeared first on New …

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Coastal Elites: Paul Rudnick Rages Against the Right-Wing Machine by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson star in a motley collection of made-for-liberal monologues The post Coastal Elites: Paul Rudnick Rages Against the Right-Wing Machine appeared …

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Coastal Elites: Red Meat for Blue Staters by Bob Verini

★★★☆☆ Paul Rudnick's five Trump era monologues on HBO interrupt laughs with rage, and vice versa The post Coastal Elites: Red Meat for Blue Staters appeared first on New York Stage…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Yet another engrossing and perceptive visit with Richard Nelson and the Apple family The post Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family appeared fi…

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Incidental Moments of the Day: Richard Nelson’s Latest Socially Distant Drama by Michael Sommers

★★★☆☆ The latest Zoom saga of the Apple family's doings in the pandemic remains thoughtfully everyday The post Incidental Moments of the Day: Richard Nelson’s Latest Socially Di…

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘To Be or Not to Be’ by Michael Feingold

Death, marital infidelity, egomaniacal actors, and inept totalitarian armies all conspire to produce a glorious absurd comedy. The post Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Ernst Lubi…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

From Massachusetts: A Berkshire Godspell, Sharing and Caring Behind Masks by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ A COVID-safe retelling of the musical Jesus story maintains its social, but not its emotional, distance The post From Massachusetts: A Berkshire Godspell, Sharing and Caring …

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Rouben Mamoulian’s ‘Love Me Tonight’ by Michael Feingold

Though full of witty barbs and sharp bits of reality, the Rouben Mamoulian–directed, Rodgers and Hart–scored musical seems lighter than air—and "Isn't It Romantic"! The post Feingold o…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly's Irish Rep stage version, rethought for home screens, with a first-rate cast The post The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances ap…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Clarence Brown’s ‘Intruder in the Dust’ by Michael Feingold

William Faulkner's novel transformed for the screen in 1949, when racism in America was rarely examined by Hollywood The post Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Clarence Brown’s …

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Hamilton: $7 Gets You Front-Row Access to $10 Founding Father by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ The smash-hit Broadway musical and pop-culture phenomenon gets a wide release The post Hamilton: $7 Gets You Front-Row Access to $10 Founding Father appeared first on New Yor…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hamilton: Your Living Room As the Room Where It Happens by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ An exquisite capture of the original production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterpiece, with the original cast, now on your computer screen The post Hamilton: Your Living Room …

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And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress by David Finkle

Jay O. Sanders, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jane Murphy, Stephen Kunken at their viral best The post And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress appeared first on N…

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And So We Come Forth: The Apple Family Seems Exhausted by Current Events by Michael Sommers

Richard Nelson's latest Rhinebeck drama offers a chat 'n' chew over interesting times The post And So We Come Forth: The Apple Family Seems Exhausted by Current Events appeared first on New…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Preston Sturges’ ’The Palm Beach Story’ by Michael Feingold

If you’ve never seen 'The Palm Beach Story,' and are among the lucky folk soon to taste its delights for the first time, what a treat you have in store. The post Feingold on Old Movies for…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Charles Laughton’s ‘The Night of the Hunter’ by Michael Feingold

The first—and last—film Charles Laughton ever directed was poorly received and badly marketed in its initial release, though it's now widely, and rightfully, acclaimed The post Feingold …

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: An Introduction by Michael Feingold

This is the inaugural column of a new series. While we’re all obliged to shelter in place, for who knows how long, and virtual encounters online are the only safe ones, I’ve decided to p…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Two Long-Ago American Plays)  by Michael Feingold

Michael Feingold looks at two popular century-old plays which had enduring afterlives, "Nothing But the Truth" and "The Cat and the Canary" The post The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoi…

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Pagnol’s Topaze)  by Michael Feingold

From John Barrymore to Fernandel to Peter Sellers, actors all over the world have put their stamp on Marcel Pagnol's Topaze. The post The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Pa…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

What Do We Need to Talk About?: Apple Tart for the Soul by Elysa Gardner

Nelson's Apple Family returns, virtually, to engage and comfort deprived theater fans The post What Do We Need to Talk About?: Apple Tart for the Soul appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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What Do We Need to Talk About?: An Apt Chat and Chew Over Current Events by Michael Sommers

Richard Nelson's fresh slice of Rhinebeck life is a screenshot reflection of our troubled times The post What Do We Need to Talk About?: An Apt Chat and Chew Over Current Events appeared fir…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Intermission Talk: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration by David Finkle

The beloved and respected songwriter is saluted by the brightest Broadway entertainers of today The post Intermission Talk: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration appeared first on New York St…

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Intermission Talk: Sondheim’s Starry Online 90th Birthday Concert by Melissa Rose Bernardo

After a few technical difficulties, ‘Take Me to the World’ was the Sondheim celebration that theater-starved Broadway babies were waiting for The post Intermission Talk: Sondheim’s Sta…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Intermission Talk: Five Bites of the Apple (Family) by Steven Suskin

Richard Nelson's newest installment in his celebrated Apple Family series "opens" online on Wednesday, and the first four plays are available for viewing The post Intermission Talk: Five Bi…

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Intermission Talk: Buyer & Cellar Online—Sold! by Bob Verini

Performing Jonathan Tolins's Streisand-centric fable live and online, Michael Urie hits it out of the park The post Intermission Talk: Buyer & Cellar Online—Sold! appeared first on New…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Barrie’s ‘Admirable Crichton’) by Michael Feingold

I have a notion for what might be a four-play repertory season. The title most likely to be recognized is the British specimen, James M. Barrie’s ‘The Admirable Crichton.’ The post The…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Intermission Talk: Outrageous Slings and Arrows by Steven Suskin

The exceptional Canadian series, set at a facsimile of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is re-released just in time for us to savor it The post Intermission Talk: Outrageous Slings and Ar…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Intermission Talk: One Man, Two Guvnors, Your Screen by Steven Suskin

National Theatre Live brings James Corden and his Tony-winning performance into your home The post Intermission Talk: One Man, Two Guvnors, Your Screen appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Intermission Talk: Bob Avian’s Fleet-Footed Show-Biz Memoir by David Finkle

The choreographer-director recalls his active career, including the Michael Bennett years The post Intermission Talk: Bob Avian’s Fleet-Footed Show-Biz Memoir appeared first on New York St…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays By–Part 2 by Michael Feingold

The simplicity, even the banality, of a popular tune can be the arresting feature that gives a play its strength The post The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays By–Part 2 appeared first…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Intermission Talk: About the Alan Jay Lerner-Kurt Weill “Love Life” by Steven Suskin

Am influential, pioneering concept musical from 1948 which lost its way The post Intermission Talk: About the Alan Jay Lerner-Kurt Weill “Love Life” appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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