Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Actors by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Playwright and actor Ronnie Larsen, best known for his series of erotic plays with titles like "Making Porn" and "Sleeping with Straight Men," has now switched to a charmingly humorous Neil …

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Friday, May 17, 2024

War Horse: The Broadway Play That Is A Favorite Of Equestrian Fans by Admin

For equestrian fans, "War Horse" holds a special allure beyond its theatrical merits. The portrayal of horses as central characters in the narrative resonates deeply with those who appreciat…

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Wiz by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The eye-filling sets by Hannah Beachler and video and projection design by Daniel Brodie include subtle tributes to Black Culture that not all theatergoers may notice on a first look. When D…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Small Acts of Daring Invention by Scotty Bennett

If the play's goal is to pay homage to Wright, it misses the mark for most audiences. If one is unfamiliar with Wright, most of the symbols revealed in the play will not be understood in ter…

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Bettye and the Jockettes Spinning Records at the Holiday Inn by Joel Benjamin

Christie Perfetti Williams’ genial new play "Bettye and the Jockettes Spinning Records at the Holiday Inn" transports the audience back to the moment Elvis Presley became an international …

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The lead of the show is film star Eddie Redmayne, who won the Olivier Award for his performance as the Emcee in the London production and is also Tony nominated for this show. Director Rebec…

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October 7 by Brett Singer

The play, taken by Phelim McAleer from witness accounts in interviews performed by Ann McElhinney and McAleer in Israel in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, is incredibly powerful, if …

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The Heart of Rock and Roll by Joel Benjamin

"The Heart of Rock and Roll" at the James Earl Jones Theatre is one of the more pleasant entries in the jukebox musical derby.  Using the musical catalog of Huey Lewis and the News, Tyler M…

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Jordans by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In fact, the play which ought to be hilarious is almost devoid of jokes as the premise which is politically incorrect will make many white playgoers uncomfortable – unless this is the poin…

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Staff Meal by Tony Marinelli

Koogler began writing "Staff Meal" in January 2020 and completed the first draft in April 2020…well, he certainly had time on his hands, but so did a lot of people. It’s a wonder we didn…

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Redemption Story by Scotty Bennett

"Redemption Story," written by Peregrine Teng Heard, is an exploration into the psyche of Connie Lee, an actor with 20 years of experience acting in noir films of the 1940’s and 1950’s, …

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mother Play, A Play in Five Evictions by Joel Benjamin

"Mother Play," though based on Vogel’s own life, is her most schematic, more an outline barely fleshed out with lots of details rather than the intense emotional revelations of her earlier…

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I Ought to Be In Pictures by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Director Nicholas Viselli has done well with the characterizations but is unable to resolve the thinness of the backstories which are not fleshed out by the script. The shallow set which has…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

La Musica Deuxième by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Jessica Burr’s Blessed Unrest production of Marguerite Duras’ "La Musica Deuxième" in the 1992 translation by Barbara Bray is like a violent Jean Paul Sartre short story directed in th…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

David and Katie Get Re-Married by Scotty Bennett

"David and Katie Get Re-Married" is the creation of David Carl and Katie Hartman. Using original songs, funny and timely commentary, and interesting props, they take a musical romp through t…

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Exagoge by Tony Marinelli

As we are instructed early on, the meal and the service are divided into 15 sections. The Seder is held in the midst, or as a significant part, of the whole of the play. It is then complemen…

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Fingers & Spoons: The Ins and Outs of an Open Marriage by Brett Singer

"Fingers & Spoons" does have its titillating moments, with descriptions of sex and even mild simulations. (The show is sexual enough that it would probably be a hit at the Edinburgh Frin…

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Mary Jane by Joel Benjamin

The play is an expression of the quiet whirlwind within Mary Jane’s soul, exquisitely expressed by the warm McAdams, surrounded by the boundless support of the others. Director Anne Kauffm…

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Hell’s Kitchen on Broadway by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The new musical "Hell’s Kitchen" has made a successful transition to Broadway from The Public Theater and the new version seems to have corrected some of the flaws from before. This juke-b…

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Suffs by Joel Benjamin

The transfer to Broadway has brilliantly expanded the show.  The new production designed by Riccardo Hernández (scenery), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Lap Chi Chu (lighting) and Charles G. La…

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BroadwayHD – Your Ticket to Streaming Broadway Online by Jack Quinn

So, instead of watching shady videos online, why go for something legit that helps the people who make the magic happen? A one-year subscription to BroadwayHD is $199.99, expensive but gives…

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

The Great Gatsby: A New Musical by Joseph Pisano

As for previous theatrical takes on the classic Jazz Age novel--and a few cinematic ones, too--the understandable allure of Fitzgerald's breathtaking sentences has represented a deathly sire…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Frybread Queen by Scotty Bennett

"The Frybread Queen," a unique narrative penned by Carolyn Dunn and brought to life under the direction of Vickie Ramirez, delves into an intergenerational conflict sparked by the death of a…

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Uncle Vanya by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Things are not helped by Mini Lien’s bland setting that looks more like a furniture showroom than the family manse held for decades and passed down to the present inhabitants. The new adap…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Orlando by Tony Marinelli

While the ensemble cast is excellent throughout, we do feel Taylor Mac’s absence when he goes offstage to change costumes (and that is quite a few times, one more sumptuous than the other …

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Sally & Tom by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

In the very first scene it becomes apparent that we are watching "The Pursuit of Happiness," a new play from the Good Company, an indie theater group that has been known for radical and expe…

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

In the Common Hour by Scotty Bennett

"In the Common Hour" is a play with text by Marie Glancy O'Shea inspired by the writings of Italian author Italo Calvino of six stories about an other-dimensional place on the edge of realit…

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Patriots by Joseph Pisano

If there's a compelling reason to see "Patriots," it's Stuhlbarg, a Julliard-trained actor who can elevate flawed material with the best of them. In "Patriots," his talent bridges a director…

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Stereophonic by Joel Benjamin

David Adjmi’s "Stereophonic" at the Golden Theatre, a transfer under the auspices of Playwrights Horizons, is a minutely detailed, almost minute-by-minute recreation of a recording session…

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Friday, April 26, 2024

Scarlett Dreams by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

A good deal of fun is had by Brian Pacelli’s projection design which is shown on the modern and chic living room/dining room set by Christopher and Justin Swader. It takes us to the virtua…

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Stargazers by Scotty Bennett

The scenes establishing the outlines of the mystery tend to be episodic rather than tightly integrated narrative, building tension to a dramatic resolution. Colette Robert's direction of the…

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