Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Sound Inside: Mary Louise Parker Spins an Intriguing Literary Yarn by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Adam Rapp makes his Broadway debut with a riveting discourse between two novelists The post The Sound Inside: Mary Louise Parker Spins an Intriguing Literary Yarn appeared fi…

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The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature by David Finkle

★★★★ Mary-Louise Parker is strong as a creative-writing teacher with a talented, troubled student The post The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature appeared fir…

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Little Shop of Horrors: Be Careful What You Wish For by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Michael Mayer's lowkey revival, like the clumsy clerk at its center, emphasizes the quirky charms of simplicity The post Little Shop of Horrors: Be Careful What You Wish For app…

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Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The beloved 1982 musical returns to its off-Broadway roots. Just don’t feed the plants! The post Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Lightning Thief: Half-Gods and Monsters, at Summer Camp by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Young readers' hero Percy Jackson and his fellow misfits arrive on the musical stage The post The Lightning Thief: Half-Gods and Monsters, at Summer Camp appeared first on New York…

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The Lightning Thief: Scarcely a Striking Attraction for the Whole Darn Family by Michael Sommers

★★ Rick Riordan's modern mythological yarn is a yawn as a musical The post The Lightning Thief: Scarcely a Striking Attraction for the Whole Darn Family appeared first on New York Stage…

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Forbidden Broadway The Next Generation: Musical Comedy Takes It on the Chin by David Finkle

★★★★ Gerard Alessandrini is back with his usually delectable vengeance The post Forbidden Broadway The Next Generation: Musical Comedy Takes It on the Chin appeared first on New York…

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Forbidden Broadway: It Just Keeps Rolling (and Rolling) Along by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ The long-running revue is back, still entertaining but not quite sure what it's making fun of The post Forbidden Broadway: It Just Keeps Rolling (and Rolling) Along appeared first …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Soft Power: Shall We Dance and Sing Through Our Cultural Differences? by Michael Sommers

★★★ Hillary Clinton enjoys a Fred & Ginger romance in a satirical show at the Public Theater The post Soft Power: Shall We Dance and Sing Through Our Cultural Differences? appeared…

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Soft Power: Hillary Get Your Gun? by Steven Suskin

★★★ A sharp East-West political satire from David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori doesn’t quite deliver The post Soft Power: Hillary Get Your Gun? appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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The Rose Tattoo: Love Ain’t Sweeter the Second Time Around by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ The new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ ode to amore is a bottle of Asti Spumante that’s lost its fizz The post The Rose Tattoo: Love Ain’t Sweeter the Second Time Aroun…

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The Rose Tattoo: Tennessee Williams’ Rose Isn’t a Rose Isn’t a Rose by David Finkle

★★★ Director Trip Cullman takes the work, starring Marisa Tomei, to be only a comedy, but it's more than that The post The Rose Tattoo: Tennessee Williams’ Rose Isn’t a Rose Isn’…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: The Decline Rises by David Finkle

★★★★ The 1965 Ben Bagley revue well treated by director Pamela Hunt, with Lee Roy Reams The post The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: The…

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The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: Too Much Winking by Michael Sommers

★★ Vintage songs curdle in coy performances The post The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: Too Much Winking appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

The White Chip: A Blithe Spirit Spins Into Chronic Alcohol Abuse by Michael Sommers

★★★ Three actors make a cautionary saga of excessive drinking go down easily The post The White Chip: A Blithe Spirit Spins Into Chronic Alcohol Abuse appeared first on New York Stage …

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Millennial survivors take a road trip in Catya McCullen's new play The post Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back appeared first on New York Sta…

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Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground by David Finkle

★★ The Coop's introductory production lacks substance, wastes the marvelous Andrus Nichols The post Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground appeared first on New York…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Linda Vista: Unadulterated Comedy Back on Broadway, from Tracy Letts by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The 'August: Osage County' playwright returns with an explosively funny comedy of crotchety manners The post Linda Vista: Unadulterated Comedy Back on Broadway, from Tracy Le…

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Linda Vista: A View From the Bottom by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Tracy Letts pens a startlingly accurate, if tough to swallow, portrait of “middle-aged desperation” The post Linda Vista: A View From the Bottom appeared first on New York Stag…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ The opioid epidemic upends two families in a stirring new play by Chad Beckim The post Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent appeared first on New York Stage…

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All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t by David Finkle

★★★ Paul David Young's drama eventually waxes metatheatrical to no heavy benefit The post All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t appeared first on New York Sta…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

The Wrong Man: Joshua Henry Shows Conviction as Man Wrongly Accused by Steven Suskin

★★★ Pop songwriter Ross Golan tries his hand at a sung-through musical, directed by Thomas Kail The post The Wrong Man: Joshua Henry Shows Conviction as Man Wrongly Accused appeared fi…

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The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance by David Finkle

★★★ Ross Golan's original musical looks at injustice but not with sufficient insight The post The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance appeared first on New York S…

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Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Millennials Argue About Our Civil Wars by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Younger conservatives drunkenly debate fundamental issues at Playwrights Horizons The post Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Millennials Argue About Our Civil Wars appeared first on…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Slave Play: Down on the Ol’ Plantation, on 45th Street by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Jeremy O. Harris hits Broadway with an explosive examination of race, sexuality and more The post Slave Play: Down on the Ol’ Plantation, on 45th Street appeared first on New …

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Slave Play: Provocative, Poetic, and Disquieting by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Jeremy O. Harris’ phenomenally daring, disruptive drama is the polar opposite of theatrical comfort food The post Slave Play: Provocative, Poetic, and Disquieting appeared fir…

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Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now by David Finkle

★★★ Liba Vaynberg's (autobiographical?) play views troubled romance during two disparate eras The post Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now appeared first on New Yo…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash by David Finkle

★★★ Jeff Augustin's play doesn't quite get to the bottom of a family's incipient dysfunction The post The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash appeared first on Ne…

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(A)loft Modulation: Obsessive Behavior and All That Jazz by Michael Sommers

★★ A bluesy atmosphere and musical performances enhance an awfully talky new drama The post (A)loft Modulation: Obsessive Behavior and All That Jazz appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Feingold Column: Good Grief, America! by Michael Feingold

The cultural forms and images that make us human, that give shape and meaning and memory to our collective life as a species, are being increasingly forgotten. The post The Feingold Column: …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme: High-Flying Improv at the Booth by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail successfully bring a new-style event to Broadway The post Freestyle Love Supreme: High-Flying Improv at the Booth appeared first on New York S…

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