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Friday, January 28, 2022

The Collision/Martyrdom: Two Very Long One-Acts Come Up Short by David Finkle

★☆☆☆☆ The Lizzie Fox-Lily Riopelle Two Headed Rep troupe looks back a millennium for inspiration it doesn't entirely find The post The Collision/Martyrdom: Two Very Long One-Acts C…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Eugene O’Neill’s Classic Drastically Declassified by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Director Robert O'Hara needlessly updates the master as Elizabeth Marvel, Bill Camp, Jason Bowen, and Ato Blankson-Wood toil The post Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Eugene…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Kimberly Akimbo: David Lindsay-Abaire’s Akimbo Play Now Sings Out by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ubiquitous composer Jeanine Tesori supplies music to tunes Victoria Clark, Bonnie Milligan and cast have good times with The post Kimberly Akimbo: David Lindsay-Abaire’s A…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
Monday, December 6, 2021

Selling Kabul: Worthy Drama About Afghanis in Torn-From-Headlines Distress by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Playwright Sylvia Khoury, director Tyne Rafaeli, four-member cast distinguish themselves on scarifying subject The post Selling Kabul: Worthy Drama About Afghanis in Torn-Fro…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Sunday, December 5, 2021

Mrs. Doubtfire: Musical Comedy Misfire from Something Rotten! Team by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Rob McClure plays the title figure with all engines running, Jerry Zaks directs with all engines revving. The post Mrs. Doubtfire: Musical Comedy Misfire from Something Rotte…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:50PM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin Hollywood Revue Reaching for the Highest Peak by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Randy Skinner conceives, directs and choreographs six deft singer-dancers, with sharp Barry Kleinbort book The post Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin Hollywood Revue Reaching for…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Monday, November 22, 2021

A Sherlock Carol: Holmes Meets Ebenezer Scrooge in a Perfect Holiday Wrapping by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mark Shanahan writes and directs a new mystery, with Drew McVety and Thom Sesma as the beloved fictional characters The post A Sherlock Carol: Holmes Meets Ebenezer Scrooge i…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Alchemist: Ben Jonson’s Jacobean Hilarity Gussied Up for Today’s Laugh Lovers by David Finkle

★★★★☆Jeffrey Hatcher and Red Bull's Jesse Berger rev up a classy set of farceurs, Red Rogers, Manoel Felciano among them The post The Alchemist: Ben Jonson’s Jacobean Hilarity Gu…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Cullud Wattah: A Flint, Michigan Family Trying to Survive Enduring Water Plague by David Finkle

★★★★★ Erika Dickerson-Despenza protests an inexplicable situation through the eyes and miseries of five women. The post Cullud Wattah: A Flint, Michigan Family Trying to Survive …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:58PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Morning’s at Seven: Extra-Special Cast Does the Paul Osborn Classic Proud by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Dan Wackerman helms Lindsey Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Dan Lauria, Patty McCormack, Alley Mills, Tony Roberts, John Rubinstein The post Morning’s at Seven: Extra-Special Cast Doe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:59PM

Turtle on a Fence Post: First-Ever Revenge Musical Reaches Stage, Skids by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Formerly imprisoned political strategist Hank Morris adds songs to his angry story The post Turtle on a Fence Post: First-Ever Revenge Musical Reaches Stage, Skids appeared f…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nollywood Dreams: Jocelyn Bioh’s Laughalot Comedy About the Nigerian Film Industry by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Saheem Ali directs a hot cast in a sitcom/rom-com that brings back lightweight fare just when needed The post Nollywood Dreams: Jocelyn Bioh’s Laughalot Comedy About the Ni…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:50PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Trevor: Oscar-Winning Short Film Turns Into Overlong Musical by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Story which spearheaded The Trevor Project comes to the musical comedy stage The post Trevor: Oscar-Winning Short Film Turns Into Overlong Musical appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:38PM
Friday, November 5, 2021

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord: Performance Artist Wong Sews Masks Powerfully by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Founding a mask-making aggregate gives the activist incentive for excoriating the nation's Pandemic response The post Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord: Performance Artist W…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:58AM
Monday, November 1, 2021

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992: Anna Deavere Smith’s Stage Documentary Brilliantly Back by David Finkle

★★★★★ Taibi Magar directs a versatile five-member cast in a harsh look at racism then and now The post Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992: Anna Deavere Smith’s Stage Documentary Brillia…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mrs. Warren’s Profession: Shaw’s Steadfast Feminism Tidily Displayed by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Gingold Theatrical Group's David Staller capably directs a Shavian cast, featuring Karen Ziemba and Robert Cuccioli The post Mrs. Warren’s Profession: Shaw’s Steadfast Fe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:12PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Brilliant in Lucas Hnath’s Portrait of His Mother by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A lip-synched verbatim account on the five-month-long kidnapping of the playwright's mother. The post Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Brilliant in Lucas Hnath’s Portrait of Hi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:59PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man: Seven Men Splendidly Declare Who/Why They Are by David Finkle

★★★★★ Keenan Scott II's new play delves into the complex and cogent subject of Black men's lives mattering The post Thoughts of a Colored Man: Seven Men Splendidly Declare Who/Why…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:20PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Letters of Suresh: The Importance of Letter-Writing Admirably Proclaimed by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Rajiv Joseph's spiritual play with completely in-tune director May Adrales and cast, featuring Ramiz Monsef The post Letters of Suresh: The Importance of Letter-Writing Admir…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:50PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Is This A Room: Chilling Verbatim FBI Investigation Into Government Whistleblower by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Conceiver-director Tina Satter's careful replication of shocking case, with Emily Davis as suspect Reality Winner The post Is This A Room: Chilling Verbatim FBI Investigation…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits: Dysfunctional Family Becomes Beautifully Functional by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Douglas Lyons's dramedy brought to pulsing life by director Zhailon Levingston and top-notch cast The post Chicken & Biscuits: Dysfunctional Family Becomes Beautifully …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lackawanna Blues: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Brillliantly Tour de Forcing by David Finkle

★★★★★ The actor-director lovingly revives a one-man work about his childhood and the woman who influenced it most The post Lackawanna Blues: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Brillliantly Tour…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Takes the Stage Running by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Bedlam's Eric Tucker and adapter Sarah Rose Kearns turn a classic into a romp, obliviously The post Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Takes the Stage Running appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Two Songwriters Go for That Top 40 Hit by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The 80-minuter asks the musical question about where chart-topping songs can start their climb The post A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Two Songwriters Go for That Top …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:30PM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Only an Octave Apart: Justin Vivian Bond/Anthony Roth Costanzo a Duo Wow by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The seemingly unlikely team in seemingly unlikely mash-ups makes everything indisputably likely The post Only an Octave Apart: Justin Vivian Bond/Anthony Roth Costanzo a Duo …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sanctuary City: Sizzling Actors and Creative Team Enliven Majok Drama by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Pulitzer Prize-winner looks at young hopefuls facing today's odds The post Sanctuary City: Sizzling Actors and Creative Team Enliven Majok Drama appeared first on New Yor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:56PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Film Musical to Sing About by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Max Harwood and hot cast sing a hot score about a trend-setting prom-goer The post Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Film Musical to Sing About appeared first on New Yo…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
Monday, September 13, 2021

The Last of the Love Letters: A Stunning Look at Love’s Ups and Downs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ngozi Anyanwu's trenchant relationships probe, with Daniel J. Watts and the author giving indelible performances The post The Last of the Love Letters: A Stunning Look at Lov…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Judgment Day: Gleeful Fun with Jason Alexander and Patti LuPone by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Santino Fontana, Michael McKean and more in Rob Ulin's wily look at good and (mostly) bad The post Judgment Day: Gleeful Fun with Jason Alexander and Patti LuPone appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:01AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings): Jackie Hoffman Happily Soars by David Finkle

★★★★☆ E. Dale Smith's clever dramedy spin on "Fiddler on the Roof," also with Kelly Kinsella The post Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings): Jackie Hoffman Happily Soars appeared firs…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Watering Hole: Timely Immersive Theater (if Flawed) by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Lynn Nottage, Miranda Haymon, and others look at adjusting to life's contemporary basics The post The Watering Hole: Timely Immersive Theater (if Flawed) appeared first on N…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM