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Monday, May 15, 2023

Review: A ‘Romeo and Juliet’ That Clowns Around With Tragedy by Alexis Soloski

Directed by Hansol Jung and Dustin Wills, this sportive, vividly acted production fails to make a convincing case for its new gags and directorial flights.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Review: At ‘Tartuffe’ in the Park, Hypocrisy Is No Picnic by Alexis Soloski

The 17th-century play, staged by the theater company Molière in the Park, skewers those who preach morality yet practice anything but.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

In ‘Sweeney Todd,’ Annaleigh Ashford Puts It All Together by Alexis Soloski

The musical comedy savant is a Tony nominee for playing Mrs. Lovett, a pie maker with an unusually gruesome recipe hack. “I can’t judge her. I just have to love her,” she said.

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Friday, May 5, 2023

Review: In ‘Dimanche,’ a Climate Emergency Comes to Stay by Alexis Soloski

Tornadoes whoosh dinner from the table and a shark swims through a flooded living room in a clown show that brings the environmental crisis home.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Jodie Comer on Her Tony Nomination: It ‘Has to Mean More Than Just Me’ by Alexis Soloski

The actress said she hopes that the play continues to generate discussions around sexual assault and said the response so far has been “beautiful.”

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Tony Nomination Snubs and Surprises: Rachel Brosnahan, ‘Ain’t No Mo’’ and ‘& Juliet’ by Scott Heller and Alexis Soloski

Tony nominators singled out new faces and set up fascinating face-offs, but missed the chance to recognize a Native American breakthrough.

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’ Review: Wielding His Trusty Kitchen Tools by Alexis Soloski

With a 17th-century grocer as its hero, Red Bull Theater and Fiasco stage a 400-year-old comedy that’s both a satire of the theater and a valentine to it.

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Monday, April 17, 2023

‘Like a Romance’: Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht’s Spring Fling Onstage by Alexis Soloski

In David Auburn’s new play, “Summer, 1976,” the actresses play unlikely friends whose relationship has the intensity of a love affair.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

‘The Phantom of the Opera’: Thinking of a Spectacle Fondly by Joshua Barone, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli

As the longest-running musical in Broadway history closes, Times critics with a lasting affection for the show take stock of its legacy.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

In ‘Prima Facie,’ Jodie Comer Finds Her Light by Alexis Soloski

The one-woman show, coming to Broadway, is the “Killing Eve” star’s first stage role. She dared herself to do it.

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Review: In ‘The Wife of Willesden,’ a Literary Marriage Falters by Alexis Soloski

Zadie Smith brings her first play, an adaptation of Chaucer’s the Wife of Bath tale, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

‘Life of Pi’ Review: A Boy and a Tiger, Burning Brightly by Alexis Soloski

Human ingenuity and animal grace course through this rich, inventive play about difficult choices and the stories we tell to make sense of them.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

In This ‘Peter Pan,’ Something Always Goes Awry. That’s the Plan. by Alexis Soloski

Broadway’s slapstick comedy “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” is full of daring sequences. What does it take? Countless rehearsals (and bruises).

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street review – dazzling Broadway revival by Alexis Soloski

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford play Stephen Sondheim’s murderous Victorian couple in a bold and barnstorming take Despite having worn a beard for much of…

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Review: In ‘Sancocho,’ a Family Crisis Is Cooking by Alexis Soloski

Attention to culinary detail is the best part of this heavily seasoned family drama by Christin Eve Cato at the WP Theater.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

‘The Coast Starlight’ Review: Strangers on a Train by Alexis Soloski

Keith Bunin’s gentle, rueful play at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater settles down among six passengers traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle.

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Monday, March 6, 2023

‘The Outsiders’ Review: Growing Pains Both Brutal and Poetic by Alexis Soloski

At La Jolla Playhouse, the musical adaptation of the novel and film has considerable appeal, but is weighed down by too many characters and themes.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

‘Cornelia Street’ Review: A Musical With Local Ambitions by Alexis Soloski

An affectionate elegy to a Greenwich Village restaurant, Neil Pepe’s production at Atlantic Theater orders everything on the menu.

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Friday, February 10, 2023

Billy Crudup Makes the Sale in ‘Hello Tomorrow!’ by Alexis Soloski

The actor stars in this new series as a slickster hawking time-shares on the moon. Now in his 50s, Crudup is getting some of the best roles of his career.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Oscar Isaac, Rachel Brosnahan and the Draw of a Neglected Hansberry Play by Alexis Soloski

The first major New York revival of “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,” Lorraine Hansberry’s 1964 Broadway play, comes to BAM this month. What took so long?

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Monday, January 30, 2023

‘Asi Wind’s Inner Circle’ Review: Pick a Card, Not Just Any Card by Alexis Soloski

A master at the top of his game, the magician Asi Wind performs fluidly and with obvious pleasure.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

At Under the Radar, Stories Unfold via Sexts, Tweets and Puppeteers by Jesse Green, Laura Collins-Hughes and Alexis Soloski

The Public Theater’s experimental theater festival is back in person for the first time since 2020. Here, our critics review a handful of the works on display.

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Review: ‘Are We Not Drawn Onward to New Era’ Stages a Disaster in Reverse by Alexis Soloski

The Under the Radar festival kicks off with an allegory about climate destruction by the Belgian provocateurs Ontroerend Goed.

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

At Under the Radar, Theater That Jumps Right Off the Page by Alexis Soloski

Literary influences suffuse this year’s festival of avant-garde performance. Artists from six shows share the stories that inspired them.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Review: In ‘Ye Bear & Ye Cubb,’ Colonial America Takes the Stage by Alexis Soloski

A play first performed in a tavern in 1665 survives with its title, and the court case it precipitated, intact — but nothing else.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

‘There’s No Way to Do a Good Job if You’re Judging the Character’ by Alexis Soloski

“Downstate” asks its performers to portray men who have done the unimaginable. Three of the play’s actors discuss what it takes to meet that challenge.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Merrily We Roll Along review – Sondheim flop finds new lease of life by Alexis Soloski

New York Theatre Workshop, New York The infamous 1981 disaster has returned off-Broadway with help from Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe It is a paradox of human existence that while we e…

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Some Like It Hot review – Broadway adaptation is lukewarm by Alexis Soloski

Sam S Shubert Theatre, New York Attempts to modernise the gender politics of the classic comedy struggle but there are some moments that deliver enough razzle-dazzle There are several chase …

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Review: ‘The Far Country’ Brings a Neglected History Closer by Alexis Soloski

Early 20th-century San Francisco and Guangdong, China, overlap in Lloyd Suh’s artful examination of the emotional price of immigration.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Review: At the Big Apple Circus, It’s a Family Affair by Alexis Soloski and Seth Caplan

Though smaller and less glitzy than extravaganzas of years past, “Dream Big” is a brisk, welcoming, back-to-basics experience brimming with pizazz.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Review: In This Solo ‘Christmas Carol,’ the Night Is Never Silent by Alexis Soloski

Jefferson Mays stars in a Broadway adaptation of the Dickens classic, a one-man production that was originally live-captured for streaming.

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
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
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards