Thursday, July 11, 2024

Empire: The Musical by Darryl Reilly

Al Smith’s quest to build the Empire State Building in 1930 is depicted in this uneven show; its sparkling performances and fine stagecraft are virtues. The post Empire: The Musical appear…

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Friday, June 28, 2024

Zooman and the Sign by Darryl Reilly

A powerful revival of Charles Fuller’s 1980 Black family drama; a 12-year-old girl is shot to death; her family grieves and her 15-year-old killer vents. The post Zooman and the Sign appe…

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

N/A by Darryl Reilly

Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe are captivating as Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in this witty and absorbing fantasia where tempers flare. The post N/A appeared first on Theat…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Butter and Egg Man by Darryl Reilly

George S. Kaufman’s knowing 1925 inside Broadway theater comedy is given a euphoric revival by a NYC-based troupe devoted to artists over the age of 50. The post The Butter and Egg Man ap…

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Monday, June 10, 2024

The Snake Charmer’s Demise by Darryl Reilly

A troubled South Asian young man’s mystical reptilian encounters are depicted in this strikingly presented and grandly performed solo memory play. The post The Snake Charmer’s Demise a…

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Friday, May 10, 2024

METAMORPHOSIS by Darryl Reilly

Kafka’s classic novella about a man transformed into a gigantic insect is given an engaging and absorbing immersive performance piece-style presentation. The post METAMORPHOSIS appeared fi…

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Constellations by Darryl Reilly

Maria Isabella Rojas and Michael Garrett Boxleitner are captivating in this spirited revival of the 2012 romantic drama, inspired by theories of physics. The post Constellations appeared fi…

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Lion Eyes by Darryl Reilly

Tanna Frederick’s beguiling self-written solo show is centered on her complex romantic relationship with a renowned and unnamed indie film director The post Lion Eyes appeared first on The…

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Monday, March 11, 2024

The Sketchy Eastern European Show by Darryl Reilly

A stalled Romanian NYC comic and a DJ form a sketch comedy duo emphasizing his nationality in this wildly inventive play which is fiercely performed. The post The Sketchy Eastern European S…

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Boy My Greatness by Darryl Reilly

The lives of 17th century young English male actors who played female roles are dramatized in this theatrical presentation performed by a magnetic cast. The post Boy My Greatness appeared …

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Tuesdays with Morrie by Darryl Reilly

Len Cariou is majestic as the upbeat professor dying of ALS; the magnetic Christopher J. Domig is his pupil in this ravishing production at a NYC church. The post Tuesdays with Morrie appear…

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Richard Holbrook: Twenty Plus Four In 2024 by Darryl Reilly

The acclaimed NYC vocalist triumphed in his retrospective show that was smartly directed by Jeff Harnar and gloriously accompanied by The Tom Nelson Trio. The post Richard Holbrook: Twenty …

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Wronged by Darryl Reilly

This vividly performed Larry David-style comedy of revenge is a highlight of a program of accomplished short plays presented by the Chain Theatre. The post Wronged appeared first on Theater…

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Monday, February 26, 2024

The Seven Year Disappear by Darryl Reilly

Cynthia Nixon is ferocious as an egotistical performance artist and Taylor Trensch is fearless as her gay son in this haunting high-tech family drama. The post The Seven Year Disappear appea…

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Deadly Stages by Darryl Reilly

An uproarious 1950’s show business spoof with plentiful “All About Eve” references that is performed by a dynamic cast; a Broadway diva is a man in drag. The post Deadly Stages appea…

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Hotel Happy by Darryl Reilly

A mystical donkey (a fabulous life-sized puppet) figures in this riotous farce set in a Bogotá “erotic resort” where private U.S. forces are on a mission. The post Hotel Happy appeared…

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Drinks With Dead Poets by Darryl Reilly

A trio of grand actors recite poetry and interact at a bar in Nyack, New York, as a dystopian scenario emerges outside in this stimulating presentation. The post Drinks With Dead Poets appe…

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Leaves by Darryl Reilly

A happily married Black couple’s 31st anniversary celebration is complicated by the arrival of the wife’s two sisters in this entrancing domestic drama. The post Leaves appeared first o…

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Jonah by Darryl Reilly

Gabby Beans is sensational as a woman from a dysfunctional background who triumphs over adversity in this stylized theatrical saga spanning over 20 years. The post Jonah appeared first on …

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Job by Darryl Reilly

Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon are awesome in this cryptic, topical and theatrical psychological thriller about a therapist and a troubled tech worker. The post Job appeared first on Thea…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Days And Nights by Darryl Reilly

Bina Sharif and Kevin Mitchell Martin vividly portray two Manhattan tramps in Sharif’s latest existential two-character one-act play. The post Days And Nights appeared first on Theatersc…

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

The Whole of Time by Darryl Reilly

“The Glass Menagerie” gets an affectionately loopy performance piece-style reworking by an engaging cast in an energetic Almodóvarean presentation. The post The Whole of Time appeared …

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

The Speed of Sound by Darryl Reilly

Two young male and female singer-songwriters meet in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields in this engaging and bittersweet musical; life’s harshness intrudes. The post The Speed of Sound ap…

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Monday, December 11, 2023

A 2023 10 Best List by Darryl Reilly

Two deceased Black female playwright’s works, personal Off-Off-Broadway shows, and two Broadway revivals were highlights of the New York stage this year. The post A 2023 10 Best List appe…

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Friday, December 8, 2023

Lone Star by Darryl Reilly

Matt de Rogatis is awesome as a disaffected Texas Vietnam veteran in this expanded adaptation of deceased Southern author James McLure’s one-act play. The post Lone Star appeared first on…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Make Me Gorgeous! by Darryl Reilly

Wade McCollum is phenomenal as a now obscure mid-20th century gay male performer and writer in this exhilarating biographical solo show with music. The post Make Me Gorgeous! appeared first…

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Scene Partners by Darryl Reilly

Dianne Wiest is magnificent as a 75-year-old Wisconsin widow who moves to LA to make it show business in this zany odyssey that is given an epic production. The post Scene Partners appeare…

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Ode To The Wasp Woman by Darryl Reilly

Sean Young is triumphant as a washed-up B actress in this uproarious yet poignant exploration of old Hollywood’s underside; four sad tales are enacted. The post Ode To The Wasp Woman appea…

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Sabbath’s Theater by Darryl Reilly

John Turturro is titanic in this euphoric stage adaptation of Philip Roth’s acclaimed novel about a mentally unraveling 64-year-old licentious puppeteer. The post Sabbath’s Theater appe…

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The Constant Wife by Darryl Reilly

W. Somerset Maugham’s scintillating 1926 social comedy is given a fizzy revival by a NYC-based theater company devoted to artists over the age of 50. The post The Constant Wife appeared …

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The Death of Me Yet by Darryl Reilly

David Dean Bottrell’s self-written solo show is an entertaining personal exploration about death comprised of well-crafted short, intertwined episodes. The post The Death of Me Yet appear…

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