Friday, December 1, 2023

The Gardens Of Anuncia ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter December 1, 2023: Two new Off-Broadway musicals inspired by the pre-fame years of famous artists are presently attracting attention. One, reviewed here recently, is H…

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Poor Yella Rednecks ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Mark Rifkin November 30, 2023: Arizona-born Vietnamese American playwright and screenwriter Qui Nguyen follows up his semiautobiographical Vietgone with Poor Yella Rednecks, making it…

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

National Sawdust by Barry Gordin

An Evening of Dance-Theater Pieces from Tiffany Mills Company and Ensemble Ipse By: Paulanne Simmons November 30, 2023: The performing arts are all about collaboration. This is certainly …

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

I Can Get It For You Wholesale ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 29, 2023: Harry Bogen, the central character in Jerome Weidman’s 1961 musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale (music and lyrics by Harold Rome), is something o…

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Big Apple Circus by Barry Gordin

Big Apple Circus Returns Full of Surprises As It Presents Germany’s’ Beloved Roncalli Circus. By: Ellis Nassour November 27, 2023: For its 46th Anniversary season at Lincoln Center …

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Hell’s Kitchen ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 27, 2023: Hell’s Kitchen, the Public Theater’s new jukebox musical, with music and lyrics by Alicia Keys and a book by Kristoffer Diaz, is a propulsive, …

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

White Room Gallery by Barry Gordin

Ukraine Fundraiser at The White Room Gallery to aid refugees in the war-torn country. November 26, 2023: The White Room Gallery hosted a Ukraine Fundraiser at their new home across from the…

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Scene Partners ****, Stereophonic **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 24, 2023: Two new Off-Broadway plays focus on characters encountering conflict, angst and passion as they pursue their creative ends. Scene Partners by John Cas…

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Friday, November 24, 2023

Monty Python’s Spamalot ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 24, 2023: It looks a lot like the Broadway revival of Monty Python’s Spamalot, now at the St. James Theatre after a fondly received run at Washington’s K…

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All The Devils Are Here **** by Barry Gordin

By: Mark Rifkin November 18, 2023: In May 2021, Tony nominee Patrick Page presented a streaming version of his one-man show All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain,…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Southampton Arts Center by Barry Gordin

SAC will screen the film: POLLOCK on Saturday, November 25 @ 2pm with an introduction by Helen Harrison. November 21, 2023: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane will screen the acclaimed 2…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

A Good Day To Me Not To You ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 21, 2023: Having enjoyed Lameece Issaq’s Food and Fatwa, at New York Theater Workshop 12-years-ago, it’s interesting to see how the playwright is evolving. Th…

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Monday, November 20, 2023
Sunday, November 19, 2023

Monty Python’s Spamalot ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 19, 2023: Spamalot is back in all its over-the-top glory. Based on the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical, which premiered on Broadway…

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Monty Python’s Spamalot ****. Harmony *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 18, 2023: Two new productions recently opened after following winding roads to Broadway. One is a mostly faithful revival which only aims to be marvelously sill…

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Tammy Faye and Queen’s Gambit Musicals By: David Sheward November 18, 2023: The Almeida Theater production of the Olivier Award-nominated musical Tammy Faye, will transfer to a Nederla…

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White Room Gallery by Barry Gordin

The White Room Gallery will host a UKRAINE FUNDRAISER on Saturday, November 25 from 6:30-8:30pm at their new East Hampton location, 3 Railroad Avenue. November 18, 2023: The White Room Gall…

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Nostalgic finds from Broadway Babe include Peter Allen & the Rockettes, Oscar Levant, Kiss Me Kate and more. November 19, 2023: Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller has unearthed four f…

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Harmony: A New Musical ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 16, 2023: (Note: the following includes passages, with revisions and updating, from my review of the Off-Broadway production of Harmony (for another site) wh…

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Translations ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

Language IS Culture – Terrific By: Alix Cohen November 16, 2023: The Irish Rebellion of 1798 attempted to end British rule, establish equal rights for the Irish and end religious perse…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Steve Carell as Uncle Vanya; Enemy News By: David Sheward November 15, 2023: Oscar nominee Steve Carell (The Office, Foxcatcher, Little Miss Sunshine) will make his Broadway debut in the …

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Harmony ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 14, 2023: How beautifully Barry Manilow’s new musical stumbles into our hearts.  More of a revue, than a Broadway spectacle, Harmony is a docudrama, of sorts, …

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Arcadia ** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 13, 2023: Since 2012, the Off-Broadway troupe known as Bedlam has sometimes made it to the top of adventurous theatre making’s slippery slope; just as often…

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Broadway/Off-Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Corruption at LCT; More Cabaret Casting By: David Sheward November 12, 2023: Lincoln Center Theater will present Corruption, a new play by J.T. Rogers and directed by Tony winner Bartlet…

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Mister Halston by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen Mister Halston- Entertaining and Evocative November 12, 2023: Roy Halston Frowick (1932-1990) learned to sew from his Iowan grandmother, creating hats and altering cl…

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Friday, November 10, 2023

Southampton Arts Center by Barry Gordin

Film screening and Q&A with Audrey Flack on Sunday, November 12 @ 2pm. November 10, 2023: Southampton Arts Center is hosting what promises to be a captivating talk and movie screening …

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Harmony by Barry Gordin

Tony-nominated Director-Choreographer Warren Carlyle Has Had a Magical Time Bringing Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony to Broadway. By: Ellis Nassour November 9. 2023: Tony-wi…

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Sheldon Harnick Memorial by Barry Gordin

Iconic Lyricist Sheldon Harnick was honored Nov. 9th by Broadway Community in Celebration of Life. Broadway Luminaries Performed a Tribute at Music Box Theater followed by all 41 Broadway t…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Poor Yella Rednecks *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg November 11, 2023: In Qui Nguyen’s iconoclastic new play, Poor Yella Rednecks, cultural disparities and conflicts are mashed together in genre-bending style. Fueling th…

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I Need That **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 11, 2023: When the curtain rises at the American Airlines Theater and we see Alexander Dodge’s set, a room stuffed with furniture, boxes, books and years o…

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I Need That ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter November 8, 2023: There’s nothing new about the practice of hoarding—especially when it reaches psychologically perilous levels—although the fascination in rece…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater