Friday, January 21, 2022

Addressless: A Walk in Our Shoes by Joel Benjamin

Turning the plight of New York City’s homeless into a game is an iffy proposition to say the least.  At best, the audience for the theatrical effort, "Addressless: A Walk in Our Shoes," l…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ectoplasm by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Ectoplasm" counts among its themes and topics: poetry, women’s rights, prostitution, women’s suffrage, love, death, the paranormal, the supernatural, fraudulent mediums – and the love…

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Monday, January 17, 2022

This Beautiful Future by Darryl Reilly

First presented in London in 2017, this shimmering U.S. premiere affirms its acclaim. The Australian-born Ms. Kalnejais’ writing is highly crafted, imaginative and affective. Kalnejais was…

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Her nine years on SNL would seem excellent preparation for "Search" which requires her to portray ten different characters alternately. However, although Strong has tremendous stage presence…

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

I Just Want to Tell Somebody by Joel Benjamin

He used the gimmick of preparing to perform the very show he was performing for his audience in the Cabaret Theater of the Theater for the New City; but by the end of his fascinating and gru…

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Sugar Ray by Darryl Reilly

For 80 minutes, Mr. Wilson commands the stage with his expressive voice and charismatic physical presence. Wilson portrays Robinson from robust youth to early middle-age beset by early Alzhe…

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Wit by Christopher Caz

Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit, an exquisitely literate and dramatically poignant piece, would certainly suffer in the hands of less than able artists. Fortunately, the p…

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Broadway’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” Takes a Nine-Week Hiatus Due to Covid-19 by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

The show's pre-Broadway, out-of-town tryout was very successful financially, suggesting that there's an audience for the show. (The show broke box-office records in Seattle, during its tryou…

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

A 2021 Five Best List by Darryl Reilly

In the past, my annual wrap up excluded Broadway but this year Broadway presented the bulk of the year’s outstanding works. The post A 2021 Five Best List appeared first on TheaterScene.…

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Not only is this a puppet show but it is also an extended concert. This year’s vocalists are Valois Mickens, of West African, Celtic, and Native American origin,  and Katarina Vizina, a t…

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Friday, December 24, 2021

Technopoly by Darryl Reilly

With narrative flashes reminiscent of Rod Serling’s striking storytelling, "Logic & Hope" is a resonant examination of a heterosexual marriage during the era of early COVID-19. A coope…

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Kimberly Akimbo by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

David Lindsay-Abaire’s early plays ("Fuddy Meers," "Kimberly Akimbo" and "Wonder of the World") were all whimsical or at least otherworldly. He has gone on to create musicals based on prev…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Flying Over Sunset by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Flying Over Sunset," Pulitzer Prize-winning bookwriter/director James Lapine’s new original show, is a “What If?” musical: using historical facts that are known about writer and philo…

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Company by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

This theatrical genius, responsible for the Tony Award winning plays "War Horse," "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and the most recent revival of "Angels in America," knew…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Is There Still Sex in the City? by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although Candace Bushnell’s one-woman show, "Is There Still Sex in the City?," shares the same name with her 2019 novel/self-help book, the stage show now at the Darryl Roth Theatre is her…

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The Streets of New York by Joseph Pisano

Cue the Irish Rep and its remounting of artistic director Charlotte Moore's musical "The Streets of New York," which the theatre first premiered twenty years ago in the aftermath of Septembe…

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Mrs. Doubtfire by Darryl Reilly

Broadway fixture Rob McClure occasionally channels Robin Williams with sparkling riffs and simulated ad libs but makes the roles of Daniel and Mrs. Doubtfire his own and each distinctive esp…

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Little Christmas Miracles by Darryl Reilly

Ideally, the good-natured play with music, "Little Christmas Miracles" would perform only at matinees before an audience mostly of eager children rather than seasoned theatergoers. The post…

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Parsons Dance: Fall 2021 Season by Joel Benjamin

Parsons’ first work on the program was the tour de force solo “Balance of Power” performed by the phenomenal Zoey Anderson.  Clad in Barbara Erin Delo’s brilliantly colored tight co…

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Lanford Wilson Project: “The Mound Builders” & “Sympathetic Magic” by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

It appears that the later play was modeled on the earlier one though it may not have been noticed back in 1997 when "Sympathetic Magic" had its New York premiere. Both plays deal with discov…

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Camille O’Sullivan: “Where Are We Now?” by Darryl Reilly

David Bowie’s "All the Young Dudes" triumphantly rendered with a touch of Dixieland is one of several grand numbers in the spirited Irish-French performer Camille O'Sullivan’s engaging t…

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Selling Kabul by Darryl Reilly

Will a former Afghani U.S. Armed Forces interpreter get himself and his family out of the country before he’s captured by the Taliban in 2013? This is the crux of playwright Sylvia Khoury…

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Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood by Christopher Caz

This show is conceived, directed, and choreographed by Randy Skinner, and his four-time Tony Award-nominated talents shine throughout the production. The choreography is inventive, interacti…

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Clyde’s by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As the manager of the restaurant, Aduba gives one of those big performances which are larger than life, but we have all met that type of people. She batters, insults, cajoles, berates her st…

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Candlelight by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Playwright John Patrick Shanley has said in interviews that his latest play "Candlelight" is a new departure for him. Described as “A Nuyorican comic romantic tragedy covered with magic an…

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A Sherlock Carol by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Directed by playwright Mark Shanahan, A Sherlock Carol offers six actors playing 23 roles in this entertaining new adaptation. In the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes with so much history behi…

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Cullud Wattah by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

All of us are probably aware of the problems of polluted water in Flint, Michigan, owing to civic neglect. However, it might shock you to know that it is still going on. Erika Dickerson-Desp…

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Alchemist by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The Red Bull Theater production of Ben Jonson’s "The Alchemist" will most likely introduce a new generation to this classic Jacobean comedy in a form that most will be able to follow due t…

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Monday, November 22, 2021

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Joseph Pisano

Performed as one long 80-minute monologue, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing also offers actor Jenn Murray little, if any, respite, laying on her shoulders complete responsibility for telling ev…

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Twyla Now by Sheila Kogan

After a pause, there was the world premiere of "Second Duet." It was the most dramatic and emotional dance of the program. Wearing sneakers and casual sportswear, Cassandra Trenary and Aran …

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Diana, The Musical by Joel Benjamin

If you are a Princess Diana completist, "Diana: The Musical" will satisfy your needs along with the deeper Spencer and The Queen and all the innumerable documentaries about this ill-fated fa…

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All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre