Thursday, July 19, 2018

Don’t See ‘The Damned’ to Escape—It’s the Perfect Mirror of Our Moral Decay by David Cote

It has greed, sex addiction, blackmail and craven excuses for Nazis…no cultural relevance to see here!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Joy and Tragedy in ‘Mary Page Marlowe’ Shouldn’t Make For Such Dull Viewing by David Cote

In his latest play you can't help but wonder, what happened to the bad boy Tracy Letts of yesteryear?

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John Early’s Passion Project: ‘I Finally Have Enough TV Money to Make This Happen’ by Moze Halperin, Moze Halperin

'I always marvel at the ways that she’s not a bigger star,' said Early of his friend and collaborator Theda Hammel, for whom he produced this play.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Broadway Show With $13M Price Tag Accidentally Sells Tickets for $17 by John Bonazzo

This was quite the Broadway bargain.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018

‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ Revival Proves It’s a Musical Worth Revisiting by Rex Reed

It opened in 1965 as a disappointment, had a movie that flopped and has not aged well, but even so 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever' is worth revisiting.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Carey Mulligan Magnificently Delivers a Dark New Monologue—Onstage and Via Audiobook by David Cote

This may be Carey Mulligan's toughest role—certainly the most demanding and intense.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Playwright Joshua Harmon Makes the Same Big Mistake With ‘Skintight’ by Rex Reed

His problem (and my one caveat) is that he doesn't know when to stop writing.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

There Is Nothing Good to Say About Off-Broadway’s ‘First Love’ by Rex Reed

It's embarrassing to watch two distinguished artists playing meatheads beyond their prime, stripping down to their underwear and dancing in semi-nude pulchritude around a barbecue grill.

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Jessica Walker Dominates as Suzy Solidor in ‘All I Want is One Night’ by Rex Reed

'The most famous woman you've never heard of.'

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018

‘The Band’s Visit’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Will Win Big at the Tony Awards by John Bonazzo

Here's who we think will win the big prizes.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Will Fight for Ethical Journalism in New Broadway Play by John Bonazzo

What if Harry Potter was a fact checker?

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Friday, June 1, 2018

‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Sad, Hilarious, and Gratifying by Rex Reed

Nothing shocks anyone anymore, but 'The Boys in the Band' still resonates with a sound of fury Faulkner never dreamed of.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Audible’s Partnership With NYC Theater Shouldn’t Ape Amazon Bookstores by John Bonazzo

'Customers who enjoyed this show may also like Shakespeare.'

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Friday, May 25, 2018

‘Peace for Mary Frances’ Is So Good It Will Shatter You by Rex Reed

'Peace for Mary Frances' is so beautifully written that it is impossible to believe it's the playwright's first play.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Ballet Lite Take on Henry James’ ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ Strains to Titillate by David Cote

Henry James would find the nearest string of pearls and clutch them if he saw what’s been done to his 1903 novella 'The Beast in the Jungle.'

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Friday, May 4, 2018

A New Revival of ‘My Fair Lady’ Dazzles…Until It Doesn’t by Rex Reed

A new production of 'My Fair Lady' delivers a different ending that is not exactly disastrous, but decidedly disappointing.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Band’s Visit,’ ‘Harry Potter’ Lead Tony Nominations by John Bonazzo

The Tonys said 'you can sit with us' to one Mean Girl.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Play About Rupert Murdoch’s Brash Beginnings May Stop the Presses by John Bonazzo

Can the media mogul conquer Broadway?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Star-Studded Cast Explains How ‘Frozen’ Broke the Broadway Mold by Harry Haun

'Frozen' star Caissie Levy puts it succinctly: 'It’s a dream role, an amazing show and a love story centered around my sister and not a man.' It's also breaking Broadway records.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

The New Revival of ‘Carousel’ Is So Good It Should Run Forever by Rex Reed

Overlook this musical at your own peril.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Carrie Bradshaw, Hannah Horvath, Yerma: The Public Demise of the Oversharer by Moze Halperin, Moze Halperin

A revival of 'Yerma' presents personal tell-all blogging as a facet of neoliberal hell—so how did we start with Carrie Bradshaw and get here?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

‘Mean Girls’ Musical Is Every Bit as Vapid and Tasteless as You’d Expect by Rex Reed

Tina Fey proves she is not above trashing her talent to make money.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The First Federally Subsidized Artists' Housing In The U.S., Now In One Of The Country's Priciest Neighborhoods by Artsjournal1

"Created in the 1960s [on the western edge of Greenwich Village], Westbeth brought together icons such as Diane Arbus, Robert De Niro Sr. and Benny Andrews. Merce Cunningham headquartered hi…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

‘Three Tall Women’ Sets the Benchmark for Broadway in 2018 by Rex Reed

Glenda Jackson returns to Broadway—alongside Alison Pill and Laurie Metcalf—to star in Edward Albee's 'Three Tall Women,' the writer's vengeful depiction of the woman who raised him.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Why Are The Salaries Of Netflix's Hottest Show Making So Much Less Than TV Stars? by Artsjournal

Stranger Things has proven to be the most popular streaming show in the world, leading all online offerings in average demand across nine out of 10 international markets. As Netflix’s f…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

TACT Bows Out: Why a Legendary NYC Theatre Company Is Closing by Harry Haun

After a quarter-century of commendable entertainment, The Actors Company Theatre will call it a run on April 14. But before they go, the company presents a rousing rendition of Damon Runyon'…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What the Legendary Cast of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Taught a Broadway Rising Star by Harry Haun

'When somebody says Broadway, you just say yes,’ says Charlie Stemp, who has found himself in that very place, starring alongside Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber in 'Hello Dolly!'

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ed Harris Stars in ‘Good For Otto,’ a Long Play Where No One Is Named Otto by Rex Reed

At one point, Ed Harris plays the tuba while everyone sings "Carolina in the Morning." I wish I could tell you it was for a reason.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sexual Awakenings and ’90s Nostalgia Fuel the ‘Cruel Intentions’ Musical by Margaret Abrams, Margaret Abrams

The Cruel Intentions musical is revisiting the cult classic movie with a sold out LPR run, complete with jaded Upper East Side teens and an iconic '90s soundtrack. 

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