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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blues for an Alabama Sky: 1930s Harlem Dreaming by David Finkle

★★★★ Pearl Cleage looks at five figures running for their natural lives The post Blues for an Alabama Sky: 1930s Harlem Dreaming appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Dracula/Frankenstein: Stoker, Shelley Classics on Lowered Stakes by David Finkle

★★ Adaptations by Kate Hamill and Tristan Bernays are playing in rep, directed by Sarna Lapine and Timothy Douglas The post Dracula/Frankenstein: Stoker, Shelley Classics on Lowered Stak…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served by David Finkle

★★ Chekhov's "An Artist's Story" and Tolstoy's "Michael," adapted by Miles Malleson The post Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served appeared first on New York Stag…

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Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting by David Finkle

★★ Audience participation with a perhaps misguided purpose, directed by Tamilla Woodard The post Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting appeared first on New York…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? by David Finkle

★★★ Yaël Farber's handsome Gate Theatre production boasts pluses and minuses The post Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears by David Finkle

★★ Sarah Einspanier's elusive play with three (over)actors and a fourth on violin The post House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Mazursky’s Movie Musically Mangled by David Finkle

★ Creators Jonathan Marc Sherman, Duncan Sheik, and Amanda Green do no one any adapting favors The post Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Mazursky’s Movie Musically Mangled appeared…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Masterpiece Returns Triumphantly by David Finkle

★★★★★ A male swan king and male companions turn Ivanov/Petipa into masculine pride The post Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Masterpiece Returns Triumphantly appeared first on New Yor…

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well by David Finkle

★★★★ Keone and Mari Madrid lead highly-energized 12-member dance troupe with inspiration The post Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well appear…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Medea: Simon Stone’s Not Too Searching Euripides Update by David Finkle

★★★ Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale menace each other well as star-crossed former lovers The post Medea: Simon Stone’s Not Too Searching Euripides Update appeared first on New York Stage…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Confession of Lily Dare: Charles Busch at His Best, As Always by David Finkle

★★★★ Carl Andress directs Busch, Nancy Anderson, Howard McGillin, others in heart-felt spoof The post The Confession of Lily Dare: Charles Busch at His Best, As Always appeared first…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Kenny Leon directs David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood and skilled cast on race madness The post A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival appeare…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Boom: Rick MIller’s Solo Show and Show-Off on Baby Boom History by David Finkle

★★★ The writer-director-performer uses footage, pop music, numerous wigs to make his point(s) The post Boom: Rick MIller’s Solo Show and Show-Off on Baby Boom History appeared first…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Maz and Bricks: Boy Meets Girl, Annoys Girl, Gets Girl? by David Finkle

★★★ Eva O'Connor joins Ciaran O'Brien in her rom-com-plus Dublin two-hander The post Maz and Bricks: Boy Meets Girl, Annoys Girl, Gets Girl? appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Truth Has Changed: Josh Fox Writes (Well) and Performs (So-So) by David Finkle

★★★ A heated discussion about almost all of today's turbulent real and fake news issues The post The Truth Has Changed: Josh Fox Writes (Well) and Performs (So-So) appeared first on Ne…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes: Becomes Luminescent by David Finkle

★★★★★ Scott Price, Sarah Mainwaring, Michael Chan, Simon Laherty brilliantly discuss human limitations The post The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes: Becomes Luminescent appear…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Judgment Day: Odon von Horvath’s 1937 Anti-Mob-Rule Play Rules by David Finkle

★★★★ Richard Jones directs a Park Avenue Armory extravaganza of Christopher Shinn's adaptation The post Judgment Day: Odon von Horvath’s 1937 Anti-Mob-Rule Play Rules appeared firs…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

one in two: Donja R. Love Turns HIV Statistics Into Stage Warning by David Finkle

★★★ Edward Mawere. Leland Fowler, Jamyl Dobson act the reality of the black HIV-positive gay man The post one in two: Donja R. Love Turns HIV Statistics Into Stage Warning appeared fir…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

In ‘Halfway Bitches,’ Playwright Guirgis Goes All the Way by David Finkle

This is two-act, two-hour-and-40-minute political issue to which attention must be paid. The post In ‘Halfway Bitches,’ Playwright Guirgis Goes All the Way appeared first on Clyde Fitch …

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In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwright Mines Lesser Days by David Finkle

Judith Ivey appears at the center of a few, very individual stories of certain troubled Americans -- and a much, much larger American tragedy. The post In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwrigh…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

One November Yankee: Harry Hamlin, Stephanie Powers Take Flight by David Finkle

★★★ Joshua Ravetch sketches brother-sister relationships for 80 generally amusing minutes The post One November Yankee: Harry Hamlin, Stephanie Powers Take Flight appeared first on New…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Some Does, Some Doesn’t in This Revue by David Finkle

★★★ Songwriter Maury Yeston's catalog romped through by director Gerard Alessandrini and deft cast The post Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Some Does, Some Doesn’t in This Revue …

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jagged Little Pill: Alanis Morissette Lavishly Broadway-ized by David Finkle

★★★★ The Top of the Charts release embedded in a family-dysfunction story, from Diane Paulus and Diablo Cody The post Jagged Little Pill: Alanis Morissette Lavishly Broadway-ized app…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

MsTRIAL: Office Sexual Harassment Goes Strongly #MeToo by David Finkle

★★★ Former lawyer Dep Kirkland plays a nasty lawyer in his Weinstein-influenced drama The post MsTRIAL: Office Sexual Harassment Goes Strongly #MeToo appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

From London: Well-Measured Measure for Measure, Giddy Groan Ups by David Finkle

Measure for Measure ★★★★ Is Gregory Doran currently our most accomplished director of anything William Shakespeare wrote for the stage—or is believed to have written? As artistic …

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’ by David Finkle

Welcome to a 2019 fantasy history play about a 1979 White House experience that might have been. The post ‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’ appeared f…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow: Clowns Gaily on the Loose in a Winter Wonderland by David Finkle

★★★ Slava Polunin and a clown troupe immerse kids and parents in a colorful holiday snowfall The post Slava’s Snowshow: Clowns Gaily on the Loose in a Winter Wonderland appeared firs…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Pumpgirl: North Ireland Trio in Well-Demonstrated Anguish by David Finkle

★★★★ Actors Hamish Allan-Headley, Labhaoise Magee, and Clare O'Malley excel in Abbie Spallen's work The post Pumpgirl: North Ireland Trio in Well-Demonstrated Anguish appeared first …

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Richard III: Director Hynes Makes Glorious DruidShakespeare Summary by David Finkle

★★★★ Aaron Monaghan is the famous villain in an excellent, surprising production The post Richard III: Director Hynes Makes Glorious DruidShakespeare Summary appeared first on New Yo…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary by David Finkle

An exhilarating example of the public service that theater is forever capable of providing. The post ‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary appeared first on Clyde Fitch R…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Broadbend, Arkansas: Inspired Musical Look at Racism’s Toll by David Finkle

★★★★ Ted Shen, Ellen McHugh, Harrison David Rivers create strong piece with director Jack Cummings III The post Broadbend, Arkansas: Inspired Musical Look at Racism’s Toll appeared…

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre