Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Kenny Leon directs David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood and skilled cast on race madness The post A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival appeare…

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A Soldier’s Play: A Stodgy Whodunit, and a Thoughtful Meditation on Racism by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ This probing but flawed Pulitzer winner gets a gorgeous revival staged by Kenny Leon with David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood The post A Soldier’s Play: A Stodgy Whodunit, and a…

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Paris: Black Invisibility in a White World by Michael Sommers

★★★ Eboni Booth sets her insightful working class drama in a big box store in 1995 The post Paris: Black Invisibility in a White World appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Timon of Athens: From Riches to Rags, With a Twist by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Shakespeare’s rarely produced tale of a big-hearted spendthrift gets a powerful production with a first-rate female Timon The post Timon of Athens: From Riches to Rags, With a…

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Timon of Athens: Re-gendered and Re-Engineered for Audiences Today by Michael Sommers

★★★ Kathryn Hunter plays the title figure in a relatively obscure play by Shakespeare (and Thomas Middleton) The post Timon of Athens: Re-gendered and Re-Engineered for Audiences Today…

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Emojiland: Once You Get Restarted by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ A delightful new musical takes us behind the screen—of our smartphones. The post Emojiland: Once You Get Restarted appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

How to Load a Musket: Re-creating Your Own Personal American History by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A smart new docudrama studies history re-enactors whose pastime can be obsessive The post How to Load a Musket: Re-creating Your Own Personal American History appeared first on …

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My Name Is Lucy Barton: Maternal Affairs by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Laura Linney shines in this Richard Eyre–directed one-woman show about the unbreakable, intricate mother-daughter bond The post My Name Is Lucy Barton: Maternal Affairs appear…

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My Name Is Lucy Barton: Her Name Is Laura Linney, in an Illuminating Performance by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Elizabeth Strout’s best-seller is convincingly brought to the stage in Rona Munro’s adaptation, directed by Richard Eyre The post My Name Is Lucy Barton: Her Name Is Laura L…

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Boom: Rick MIller’s Solo Show and Show-Off on Baby Boom History by David Finkle

★★★ The writer-director-performer uses footage, pop music, numerous wigs to make his point(s) The post Boom: Rick MIller’s Solo Show and Show-Off on Baby Boom History appeared first…

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BOOM: Talkin’ ‘Bout His Mom’s Generation by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Multi-tasking Canadian star and Gen Xer Rick Miller channels baby boomers and their icons, in words and music The post BOOM: Talkin’ ‘Bout His Mom’s Generation appeared first…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Maz and Bricks: Boy Meets Girl, Annoys Girl, Gets Girl? by David Finkle

★★★ Eva O'Connor joins Ciaran O'Brien in her rom-com-plus Dublin two-hander The post Maz and Bricks: Boy Meets Girl, Annoys Girl, Gets Girl? appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Truth Has Changed: Josh Fox Writes (Well) and Performs (So-So) by David Finkle

★★★ A heated discussion about almost all of today's turbulent real and fake news issues The post The Truth Has Changed: Josh Fox Writes (Well) and Performs (So-So) appeared first on Ne…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes: Becomes Luminescent by David Finkle

★★★★★ Scott Price, Sarah Mainwaring, Michael Chan, Simon Laherty brilliantly discuss human limitations The post The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes: Becomes Luminescent appear…

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The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood: Big City Blues by Michael Sommers

★★★ Japanese playwright Suguru Yamamoto collages dance, drama, text, and video in his study of urban existence The post The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood: Big City Blues appeared …

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Monday, December 23, 2019

The Feingold Column: Recollections of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference – Part 2 by Michael Feingold

More summertime adventures working with playwrights and new plays at the O'Neill Conference. The post The Feingold Column: Recollections of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference – Part 2 a…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

42FT—A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels: An Old-School Charmer by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Sharp circus skills and eccentric machinery deliver a beguiling time The post 42FT—A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels: An Old-School Charmer appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Sing Street: We’re With the Band by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ If ’80s music is your jam, the nostalgia-soaked ‘Sing Street’ is right up your alley The post Sing Street: We’re With the Band appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sing Street: The Magic of ‘Once’ Is Not Replicated, Alas by Steven Suskin

★★★ John Carney, Enda Walsh, and NYTW’s new Dublin-based musical is hampered by uninspired plotting The post Sing Street: The Magic of ‘Once’ Is Not Replicated, Alas appeared fir…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

From Massachusetts: Moby-Dick, A Nantucket Sleigh Ride Of An Adventure by Bob Verini

★★★★ It has to be said: Dave Malloy’s Melville adaptation is a whale of a show The post From Massachusetts: Moby-Dick, A Nantucket Sleigh Ride Of An Adventure appeared first on New…

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London Assurance: High Jinks Among the High-Born by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Irish Repertory Theatre, under Charlotte Moore's direction, revives the early-Victorian Era comedy by Dion Boucicault The post London Assurance: High Jinks Among the High-Born appe…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

‘Twas the Night Before: Cirque du Soleil’s Bright New Holiday Gift by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Aerialists and acrobats deliver Christmas cheer to Madison Square Garden The post ‘Twas the Night Before: Cirque du Soleil’s Bright New Holiday Gift appeared first on New Yo…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Thin Place: Crossing Over, Or At Least Trying To by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Lucas Hnath's latest weighs belief and skepticism, whimsy and seriousness The post The Thin Place: Crossing Over, Or At Least Trying To appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Thin Place: Lucas Hnath Unspools a Minimalist Ghost Story by Steven Suskin

★★★ Not much happens in this slight play by the author of ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ The post The Thin Place: Lucas Hnath Unspools a Minimalist Ghost Story appeared first on New Yo…

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Harry Connick Jr.: Celebrating Cole Porter With Brass and Multimedia by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The crooner smoothly guides us through the Porter songbook, sparking the evening with theatrical surprises The post Harry Connick Jr.: Celebrating Cole Porter With Brass and Mu…

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Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter Where Anything Goes by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The actor, singer, and virtuoso pianist pays tribute to Cole Porter with a Broadway extravaganza The post Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter Where Anything Goes app…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Judgment Day: The Roar, and Lure, of the Crowd by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ Ödön von Horváth's morally charged thriller gets a fresh adaptation (by Christpher Shinn) in a stunning new production The post Judgment Day: The Roar, and Lure, of the Cr…

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Judgment Day: Odon von Horvath’s 1937 Anti-Mob-Rule Play Rules by David Finkle

★★★★ Richard Jones directs a Park Avenue Armory extravaganza of Christopher Shinn's adaptation The post Judgment Day: Odon von Horvath’s 1937 Anti-Mob-Rule Play Rules appeared firs…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

one in two: Donja R. Love Turns HIV Statistics Into Stage Warning by David Finkle

★★★ Edward Mawere. Leland Fowler, Jamyl Dobson act the reality of the black HIV-positive gay man The post one in two: Donja R. Love Turns HIV Statistics Into Stage Warning appeared fir…

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one in two: An Absurdist Look at a Serious Issue by Michael Sommers

★★★ The sadly familiar story of a black man living with HIV gets an absurdist twist The post one in two: An Absurdist Look at a Serious Issue appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven: Stephen Adly Guirgis Strikes Again by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ An overstuffed, engrossing, masterful new play from Pulitzer winner Guirgis The post Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven: Stephen Adly Guirgis Strikes Again appeared first …

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