Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fiddler on the Roof: “If I Were a Rothschild,” in Yiddish by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Fiddler retains full enchantment in Joel Grey's Yiddish-language production The post Fiddler on the Roof: “If I Were a Rothschild,” in Yiddish appeared first on New…

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The Originalist: Antonin Scalia v. a Liberal Clerk With Hot Results by David Finkle

★★★★ John Strand pits conservatism against liberalism in a play as timely as they come The post The Originalist: Antonin Scalia v. a Liberal Clerk With Hot Results appeared first on…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Damned: Arms and the Man in the Third Reich by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Ivo van Hove returns to town with a stunning, tour-de-force version of the Visconti film classic The post The Damned: Arms and the Man in the Third Reich appeared first on New Y…

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The Damned: Ivo van Hove Goes About Theatricalizing Visconti by David Finkle

★★★ The challenging story of a steel manufacturing family in 1933 Germany struggling to survive The post The Damned: Ivo van Hove Goes About Theatricalizing Visconti appeared first on …

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Fire in Dreamland: A Coney Island Cyclone, With Thrills and Twists by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Rinne Groff's meditation on dreams and reality, devastation and redemption, packs a lot into a short ride The post Fire in Dreamland: A Coney Island Cyclone, With Thrills and Tw…

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Fire in Dreamland: Rinne Groff’s New Drama Has Trouble Igniting by David Finkle

★★★ A woman hoping to make something of her life latches on to an ambivalent moviemaker The post Fire in Dreamland: Rinne Groff’s New Drama Has Trouble Igniting appeared first o…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mary Page Marlowe: Six Actresses, One Amazing Woman by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Tracy Letts returns to the Midwest with a subdued but stunning play about someone “unexceptional” The post Mary Page Marlowe: Six Actresses, One Amazing Woman appeared fi…

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Mary Page Marlowe: The Six Ages of Woman by Steven Suskin

★★★ Tracy Letts returns with an intriguing notion for a play, perhaps too streamlined for coherence The post Mary Page Marlowe: The Six Ages of Woman appeared first on New York Stage …

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The Saintliness of Margery Kemp: Holy Rolling Amid Medieval Times by Michael Sommers

★★ A so-what comedy about a would-be saint is buoyed up by some enjoyable performances The post The Saintliness of Margery Kemp: Holy Rolling Amid Medieval Times appeared first on New Yo…

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The Saintliness of Margery Kempe: Saint or Sinner? Not Worth Deciding by David Finkle

★ John Wulp stage-adapts a medieval mystic's life at great length to small avail The post The Saintliness of Margery Kempe: Saint or Sinner? Not Worth Deciding appeared first on New York S…

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Gone Missing: Requiem for a Composer by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The late Michael Friedman receives a fitting tribute at Encores! Off-Center with The Civilians’ melancholy Gone Missing. The post Gone Missing: Requiem for a Composer appeared…

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Gone Missing: Songs and Stories From the Lost & Found Department by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A whimsical little musical about wayward items is expertly rediscovered as a concert The post Gone Missing: Songs and Stories From the Lost & Found Department appeared firs…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mummenschanz’s you & me: The Sounds of Silence by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A new show from the long-established troupe makes us ponder the power of quiet contemplation and connection. The post Mummenschanz’s you & me: The Sounds of Silence appe…

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Closet: A Gay Deceiver for a New Century by Bob Verini

★★★ Matthew Broderick shines in Douglas Carter Beane’s uneven comic vision of a post-bigotry, Freak Flags Flying modern America The post The Closet: A Gay Deceiver for a New Century …

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Imperium I: Conspirator, II: Dictator: From London by David Finkle

★★★★ Mike Poulton adapts Robert Harris' Cicero novels for Gregory Doran's surging two parts The post Imperium I: Conspirator, II: Dictator: From London appeared first on New York Sta…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Translations, An Ideal Husband, Consent: From London by David Finkle

Gains and loses from Brian Friel, Oscar Wilde and Nina Raine on three crackling stages The post Translations, An Ideal Husband, Consent: From London appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever: Lovely Evermore by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Irish Repertory Theatre's Charlotte Moore refreshes the Lane/Lerner musical while mining its enduring charms The post On A Clear Day You Can See Forever: Lovely Evermore appeare…

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A Fine Romance by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus star in Irish Rep’s stripped-down, chamber-style revival of the 1960s musical. The post On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A Fine Romance app…

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Songs for a New World: Reach for the ‘Stars’ by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jason Robert Brown fans rejoice! The Tony-winning composer’s first work is getting the Encores! treatment. The post Songs for a New World: Reach for the ‘Stars’ appea…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Carmen Jones: Dat’s Love, Dynamite on 13th Street by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ A rip-roaring reimagining of Hammerstein’s reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen The post Carmen Jones: Dat’s Love, Dynamite on 13th Street appeared first on New York Stage…

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Carmen Jones: An Irresistible Musical Charmer Returns to New York by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Forget Rodgers, Kern and Romberg—let's hear it for the team of Bizet and Hammerstein! The post Carmen Jones: An Irresistible Musical Charmer Returns to New York appeared first…

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Girls & Boys: You Just Can’t Look Away by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan captivates in a gritty one-woman drama from Matilda scribe Dennis Kelly. The post Girls & Boys: You Just Can’t Look Away appeared fi…

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Girls & Boys: Carey Mulligan Astounds in Searing One-Person Play by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Dennis Kelly’s new play exceeds expectations, bolstered by a bravura performance by Carey Mulligan The post Girls & Boys: Carey Mulligan Astounds in Searing One-Person Pl…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Royal Family of Broadway: Aiming for Times Square, Stalled in Pittsfield by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's take on the Ferber-Kaufman warhorse sharpens the 1920s satire, but not enough The post The Royal Family of Broadway: Aiming for Times Square, Sta…

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Strictly Ballroom, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Julie: From London by David Finkle

Baz Luhrman's dance flick, Muriel Spark's novel take the stage, Strindberg's Miss Julie doesn't take The post Strictly Ballroom, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Julie: From London appeared fi…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Log Cabin: Other People’s Progress by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Jordan Harrison explores the challenges of moving forward in a provocative new play. The post Log Cabin: Other People’s Progress appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Log Cabin: The ‘Gay Takeover’ Is Complete, So Now What? by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Jordan Harrison's latest, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, considers just about every issue in modern gay life, with some success The post Log Cabin: The ‘Gay Takeover’ I…

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Cyprus Avenue: Stephen Rea Meets a Dead Ringer for Gerry Adams by Michael Sommers

★★★ A harrowing dark comedy regards a Belfast man driven mad by a lifetime spent amid violent social conflict The post Cyprus Avenue: Stephen Rea Meets a Dead Ringer for Gerry Adams ap…

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Cyprus Avenue: Where Pride & Prejudice Meet by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Did you hear the one about the baby who looked like Gerry Adams? Cyprus Avenue is a black comedy in search of a weighty punch line.   The post Cyprus Avenue: Where Pride & Preju…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Skintight: Beauty Is Fleeting, with Belly Laughs by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Playwright Joshua Harmon returns with his fourth consecutive rewarding comedy The post Skintight: Beauty Is Fleeting, with Belly Laughs appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Skintight: Chasing Beauty, Ruthlessly by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Joshua Harmon and Idina Menzel look at the search for eternal youth and the bad behavior it can encourage The post Skintight: Chasing Beauty, Ruthlessly appeared first on New York …

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