Friday, December 13, 2019

Where Are We Now by Darryl Reilly

Possessed of an awesome soaring tenor voice, the magnetic Dutch-German Mr. Ratzke offers not a conventional cover band-style tribute show with slavish imitation, but instead a thrilling perf…

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Peter & the Wolf by Joel Benjamin

Ensemble Signal, Marjorie Folkman, Daniel Pettrow and Kristen Foote in a scene from “Peter & the Wolf,” costumes by Isaac Mizrahi, choreography by John Heginbotham (Photo credit: Dan…

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The Thin Place by Darryl Reilly

After pillaging Ibsen in "A Doll's House, Part 2" and lampooning the former First Couple for "Hillary and Clinton," vaunted playwright Lucas Hnath’s latest piffle, "The Thin Place" is a Wa…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Alyssa May Gold, Rebecca Jimenez, Carmen Berkeley and Malika Samuel in a scene from Alexis Scheer’s “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (Photo credit: Shira Friedman…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

ray gun say0nara by Darryl Reilly

Fabulous technical elements and spirited performances from a large ensemble of actors, singers and dancers cannot overcome the authorial negligence of the musical science fiction pastiche, "…

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The Gospel of John by Joel Benjamin

After marveling at Ken Jennings’ power of memorization, one has to admire his ability to deliver the entire text of "The Gospel of John" with unwavering clarity and devotion to its meaning…

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Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston by Mark Dundas Wood

The York Theatre Company’s new revue, "Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston," reminds us not to take for granted the talents of this vibrant composer/lyric…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Tony Triano as Santa Claus in a scene from the Argyle Theatre production of Meredith Willson’s “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical” (Photo credit: Richard Termine) Victor Gluck, Edito…

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The Santa Closet by Christopher Caz

Houses on the Moon Theater Company’s delightful and earnest mission is to “dispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices.” "The Santa Closet," a…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin) by Joel Benjamin

Goldfaden’s escapist musical fantasy combines bits and pieces from many sources: the Cinderella fairy tale; Gilbert-and-Sullivan-esque rapid-fire, tongue twister songs; old-fashioned (even…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand by Darryl Reilly

Cariou is now appearing Off-Broadway as the titular character in playwright George Eastman’s slight though moving two-character work, Harry Townsend's Last Stand. Sharp one-liners, funny s…

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The Underlying Chris by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Another way to look at the play is as the twelve stages of man and woman, going Shakespeare five more steps. Unlike Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe, in which the heroine was played by a dif…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

MsTrial by Darryl Reilly

Prominent Georgia attorney Dep Kirkland “decided to listen to his own voice, and walked away from the legal field altogether to pursue his previously private dream of acting, writing, and …

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Having won the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for "I and You," this is the fourth production of a Lauren Gunderson play in New York since …

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Cyrano by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

For those younger members of the audience who do not know Edmond Rostand’s classic French play, "Cyrano de Bergerac," the new musical "Cyrano" presented by The New Group at the Darryl Roth…

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Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody by Mark Dundas Wood

Now, New Yorkers who know the film (and who love it, hate it or partly love it and partly hate it) have a chance to see a streamlined (at 95 minutes) musical-theatrical spoof of the film, ca…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

A Bright Room Called Day by Darryl Reilly

Maddeningly alternating between being an absorbing historical drama and a grating exercise in self-indulgence,  "A Bright Room Called Day" is author Tony Kushner’s reimagining of his 198…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Giant Hoax by Christopher Caz

"The Giant Hoax" is a charming morality tale about telling the truth and growing up. The expert hands of director Christopher Michaels and choreographer Molly Model are clearly at work in al…

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Fefu and Her Friends by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While María Irene Fornés' "Fefu and Her Friends" is considered a feminist statement, in performance the play seems not to be very revealing about women or their positions other than the f…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Let ‘Em Eat Cake by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Having had a success with Of Thee I Sing in 2017, MasterVoices had chosen to stage the sequel with an equally starry cast made up of most of the singers from the previous show in the same ro…

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The Young Man from Atlanta by Darryl Reilly

Yes, Mr. Foote’s eloquent take on the souring of the American Dream has shades of Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman," but with his idiosyncratic and powerful command of dramatic writi…

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Other Than We by Darryl Reilly

An old man who is an homage to Noam Chomsky is metamorphosed into an owl through the aid of a cloth mask and a print costume with a technician behind him flapping the wings, accompanied by t…

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Everything Is Super Great by Mark Dundas Wood

Stephen Brown’s "Everything Is Super Great" is a small, unpretentious play about an American family in crisis. That is not a novel theme, of course, but "Everything" rises gracefully to th…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Chase Brock Experience: “The Four Seasons” by Joel Benjamin

His more abstract ballets for The Chase Brock Experience, such as its current presentation at Theatre Row, "The Four Seasons" to the Vivaldi score (a revival from 2006), did not fare quite a…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Christmas Carol by Joseph Pisano

Campbell Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dashiell Eaves as Bob Cratchit in a scene from Jack Thorne’s new adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (Photo credit: …

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Monday, November 25, 2019

The Crucible (Bedlam) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As produced by Bedlam in association with The Nora, Arthur Miller’s 1953 tragedy, "The Crucible," based on the Salem Witch Trials proves to be both riveting and relevant all over again. In…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Confidence (and the Speech) by Christopher Caz

Political plots can be dry as toast. Hatem attempts to spice things up by crossing the genders of the actors playing Carter and young Cynthia; the convention is an interesting choice althoug…

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Tina – The Tina Turner Musical by Joel Benjamin

Do we really need another Jukebox Musical on Broadway—another hum-along, sing-along, déjà vu, vaguely autobiographical songfest? When the subject is as charged up as Tina Turner, the ans…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Dear Laurie Lawrence by Darryl Reilly

The late NYC performer’s 60th birthday was commemorated by a lovely concert at The Duplex with the proceeds benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The post Dear Laurie Lawrence a…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Einstein’s Dreams by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Alan Lightman’s 1992 internationally best-selling novel "Einstein’s Dreams" would seem like an unlikely choice for stage adaptation as the original book is made up of 30 variations on th…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Virgo Star by Darryl Reilly

Following a comically exaggerated shootout, the two men make out. A cowgirl and a Mexican woman get together. At one point performers blindfold audience members for a brief bit. There’s a …

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