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Monday, March 18, 2024

‘An Enemy of the People’ Review: An Actorly, Broadway Face-Off Between Jeremy Strong and Michael Imperioli by Danvariety

At various points in “An Enemy of the People,” the Jeremy Strong-led production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, the greatest entertainment comes from watching the faces opposite you. That�…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00PM
Friday, October 21, 2022

‘A Little Life’ Review: Director Ivo van Hove Draws Blood and Tears at BAM by Danvariety

Through the second act of “A Little Life,” the titanic Ivo van Hove-directed play that premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House on Oct. 20, the protagonis…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:31PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

‘Richard III’ Review: Danai Gurira Lights Up Central Park in Bard’s Game of Thrones by Danvariety

In Shakespeare in the Park’s new production of “Richard III,” Danai Gurira plays the title role less as a politician than as a performer. Gurira’s Richard is a mastermind of chaos at…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

‘American Buffalo’ Review: Starry but Flat Broadway Revival Doesn’t Make the Case for David Mamet by Danvariety

The set of the new Broadway production of “American Buffalo” at Circle in the Square is choked with the unwanted artifacts of recent history. The show’s two acts take place in a junk s…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00PM
Monday, March 28, 2022

‘Plaza Suite’ Review: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick Bring Real-Life Sparks to Broadway Revival by Danvariety

“Plaza Suite” practically demands to be played straight. Neil Simon’s look at three romantic couples facing down the passage of time is sharp and knowing, but it is, crucially, earnest…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00PM
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

‘Schmigadoon!’ Borrows Ably from Musical Theater, but Can’t Find Itself: TV Review by Danvariety

Your inclination towards “Schmigadoon!,” at least in its early going, will likely be determined by your reaction to its title. If you think it’s a clever, charming wink to “Brigadoon…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:51AM
Monday, April 5, 2021

The SAG Awards Were a Streaming Success: Column by Danvariety

By now, more than a year deep into the social disruption wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had several examples of awards shows trying their best to accomplish something like the tra…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:20AM
Monday, March 1, 2021

Golden Globes Review: An Unmoored Evening Pushes Zoom Fatigue to the Limit by Danvariety

The Golden Globes are facing down a scandal that has felt, in moments over the past week, practically existential, with Los Angeles Times reporting indicating both a systemic and corrupt sel…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:16AM
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Andra Day and Leslie Odom Jr. Share Memories About Playing Billie Holiday and Sam Cooke by Danvariety

Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) and Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Night in Miami”) sat down for a virtual chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studio…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:13PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

TV Review: The 2019 Tony Awards by Danvariety

The last time James Corden hosted the Tony Awards, the CBS late-night host was understandably subsumed by events onstage and off; not merely were his last bits on the Tonys stage, in 2016, o…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:06AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

TV Review: ‘Fosse/Verdon’ by Danvariety

Bob Fosse’s signature style as a director and choreographer was stripped-down and then askew, removing familiar excesses of movement or film language so that he might replace them with ent…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:00PM
Sunday, June 10, 2018

TV Review: 2018 Tony Awards by Danvariety

This year’s Tony Awards seemed to address the times in which we live with a certain amount of urgency, as all awards shows have done over the course of the Trump era. But give the thea…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:41PM

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