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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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Intermission Talk: How Broadway Singing Fell Sway to Pop Music’s Excesses, and Why There’s Hope by Elysa Gardner

On keeping singing in musical theater about storytelling, rather than showboating The post Intermission Talk: How Broadway Singing Fell Sway to Pop Music’s Excesses, and Why There’s Hope…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Intermission Talk: An Actors Fund Benefit, And Everything’s Coming Up Rosie by Bob Verini

The jolly tone and theater-centric focus of the old Rosie O'Donnell Show is charmingly recaptured on line for an awfully good cause. The post Intermission Talk: An Actors Fund Benefit, And E…

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Intermission Talk: About Mack & Mabel by Steven Suskin

The inauspicious origins of the ill-fated Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart musical, recently revived at City Center The post Intermission Talk: About Mack & Mabel appeared first on New York …

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Friday, March 13, 2020

The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays by–Part 1 by Michael Feingold

How classic American songs worked their way into the plays of Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, August Wilson, and more The post The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays by–Part 1 appeared …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Betty Buckley: Cabaret Artistry at Its Peak by David Finkle

★★★★★ Back in a small room, the Broadway diva is in new voice, adventurous, relaxed The post Betty Buckley: Cabaret Artistry at Its Peak appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

72 Miles to Go: Imperiled DACA Family Close Up by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Hilary Bettis handles a sensitive issue with understanding The post 72 Miles to Go: Imperiled DACA Family Close Up appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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72 Miles to Go: A Family Torn by Borders by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ A well-meaning new play documents a family's struggles after being separated from its undocumented matron The post 72 Miles to Go: A Family Torn by Borders appeared first on …

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Endlings: Extinction and Creation by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★☆ Celine Song’s powerful NYTW debut looks legacy, obligation, pride, and a dying ancient tradition The post Endlings: Extinction and Creation appeared first on New York Stag…

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Unknown Soldier: Unraveling a Century-Spanning Family Drama by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ A new musical by Daniel Goldstein and the late Michael Friedman gets a handsome production at Playwrights Horizons The post Unknown Soldier: Unraveling a Century-Spanning Fam…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Girl From the North Country: Depression Musical Elates by David Finkle

★★★★★ Bob Dylan songs enhance grand Conor McPherson musical The post Girl From the North Country: Depression Musical Elates appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan, American Poet by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★☆ Irish playwright Conor McPherson constructs a moving, mythical American story inside the singer-songwriter's world The post Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan, American P…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Mr. Toole: A Creative Life Cut Short, Leaving Love and Anguish Behind by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ A new play reflects on a literary hero, and on the toll and rewards of inspiration The post Mr. Toole: A Creative Life Cut Short, Leaving Love and Anguish Behind appeared first …

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Perplexed: Richard Greenberg Play Perplexes by David Finkle

★★★ Lynne Meadows directs 10 committed actors with little payoff The post The Perplexed: Richard Greenberg Play Perplexes appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Perplexed: Pretty Pointless by Michael Sommers

★★ Richard Greenberg writes a play overstuffed with nothing interesting The post The Perplexed: Pretty Pointless appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Coal Country: 2010 Mining Disaster Stunningly Mined by David Finkle

★★★★ Theater documentarians Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen are in top form The post Coal Country: 2010 Mining Disaster Stunningly Mined appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Coal Country: Telling a Sorrowful Story as Old as the Hills by Michael Sommers

★★★ Grammy-winning songwriter Steve Earle lends authenticity to a docudrama The post Coal Country: Telling a Sorrowful Story as Old as the Hills appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! by David Finkle

★★★ J. Julian Christopher's play about dreaded conversion therapy The post Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit by David Finkle

★★★ Lesley Manville is the vengeful Claire Zachanassian in director Jeremy Herrin's production at the National The post From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit appeared f…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Hot Wing King: Smart and Sassy by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Katori Hall composes a satisfying dramedy about black men who happen to be gay The post The Hot Wing King: Smart and Sassy appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Hot Wing King: Katori Hall Serves Up Love and Laughs by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The author of ‘Hurt Village’ and ‘The Mountaintop’ spreads her wings with a serious relationship- and family-focused drama The post The Hot Wing King: Katori Hall Serves…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Madison Square Mockingbird: Atticus & Company on the Big, Big Stage by Steven Suskin

Public school students—18,000 of them—spend an afternoon at the hit Broadway production based on Harper Lee's novel The post Madison Square Mockingbird: Atticus & Company on the Big,…

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Incantata: Making Art Out of Grief by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Paul Muldoon's feverishly elegiac poem makes its American stage debut The post Incantata: Making Art Out of Grief appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Bellying Up to a New Century by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Dick Scanlan and Kathleen Marshall overhaul the Meredith Willson musical, with delightful results The post The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Bellying Up to a New Century appeared firs…

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From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame by David Finkle

Intellectual exercises with Rafe Spall, Roger Allam, Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in worthy productions The post From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame appeared first on N…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dana H.: Mother’s Day, with Knives and Tats by Steven Suskin

★★★★ A phenomenal and indescribable play from Lucas Hnath, with the astonishing Deirdre O’Connell The post Dana H.: Mother’s Day, with Knives and Tats appeared first on New York …

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Dana H.: Giving Voice to a Soul Held Captive in Plain Sight by Michael Sommers

★★★ Deirdre O'Connell delivers a striking portrait of a woman in distress The post Dana H.: Giving Voice to a Soul Held Captive in Plain Sight appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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