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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Into the Woods: The Beloved Sondheim-Lapine Musical in Full Bloom by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Lear deBessonet directs, Lorin Latarro choreographs the fairytale show, with hugely skilled ensemble The post Into the Woods: The Beloved Sondheim-Lapine Musical in Full Blo…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:24PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hamlet: The William Shakespeare Classic Declassified, and the Rest Is Silence by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Almeida Theatre production, directed by Robert Icke, with Alex Lawther as Hamlet, Jennifer Ehle as Gertrude The post Hamlet: The William Shakespeare Classic Declassified,…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:01PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Orchard: Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard Spectacularly Reimagined by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Director Igor Golyak and outstanding creative team at strong work, with Jessica Hecht, Mikhail Barishnikov featured The post The Orchard: Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard Spe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:20PM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Lessons in Survival: 1971: James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni Eloquently Talk Race by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Commissary puts an enthralling 1971 interview onstage, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Crystal Dickinson featured The post Lessons in Survival: 1971: James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Snow in Midsummer: Updated Chinese Ghost Tale of Injustices Hits Drifts by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig takes on a 13th-century dramatist, with Zi Alikhan directing a hard-working cast The post Snow in Midsummer: Updated Chinese Ghost Tale of …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

…what the end will be: A Black, Very Gay Family Cleverly Handles Ends and Means by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mansa Ra's comedy-drama with Margo Bordelon directing an outstanding cast, headed by Keith Randolph Smith The post …what the end will be: A Black, Very Gay Family Cleverly …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Dreaming Zenzile: Strongly Remembering Miriam Makeba in 29 Songs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Somi Kakoma writes and appears in a tribute to the legendary singer, with Lileana Blain-Cruz directing The post Dreaming Zenzile: Strongly Remembering Miriam Makeba in 29 Son…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan Musical Remains Superb by David Finkle

★★★★★ Conor McPherson writes, directs a first-rate production about the Depression with large, strong ensemble The post Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan Musical Remains Super…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:26PM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the World by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Edouard Louis adapts his tough memoir about a troubled boyhood, Thomas Ostermeier directing The post Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the W…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:10PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High Seas by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Taki McGarrick's eye-opening historical play, directed by Nicola Murphy, with a quintet of superlative actors The post Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:01PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer Romance by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Screenwriter Pamela Gray adapts her 1999 movie, with songs by Paul Scott Goodman and AnnMarie Milazzo The post A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:22PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poetry Scholar by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mona Mansour's three-acter, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, with a vibrantly versatile six-member cast The post The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:53PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breathtakingly Revived by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Awoye Timpo directs a superb cast, featuring Brittany Bradford and Thomas Sadoski as a mixed-race couple The post Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Threaten to Founder by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Sanaz Toossi writes perceptively, as Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs fa cast of five, Marjan Neshat among them The post Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Thre…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Friday, April 29, 2022

Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing by David Finkle

★☆☆☆☆ Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga and director Sam Gold try Shakespeare The post Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:54PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Mr. Saturday Night: Billy Crystal Musicalized Vehicle Runs Smoothly Enough by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The comedian adapts his flick hit with co-writers Ganz and Mandel, Brown and Green songs added, and Rando direction The post Mr. Saturday Night: Billy Crystal Musicalized Veh…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM

POTUS: Foul-Mouthed Women on Comedy Rampage by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Selina Fillinger writes a laugh-getter, Susan Stroman directs, Julie White, Lea DeLaria, Rachel Dratch et al amuse The post POTUS: Foul-Mouthed Women on Comedy Rampage appea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:09PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Funny Girl: Beanie Feldstein Easy-Peasy Proves She’s a Funny Girl by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Michael Mayer directs the revived Styne-Merrill-Isobel Lennart tuner with Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch, Jared Grimes The post Funny Girl: Beanie Feldstein Easy-Peasy Proves She…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf: Enuf, and More by David Finkle

★★★★★ Ntozake Shange's gloriously mad poems, directed by Camille A. Brown with a colorful seven-women cast The post for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow i…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

How I Learned to Drive: Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-Prize-Winner Returns in Highest Gear by David Finkle

★★★★★ Original stars Mary Louise Parker and David Morse, and director Mark Brokaw resume their assignments The post How I Learned to Drive: Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-Prize-Winner R…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

American Buffalo: David Mamet’s Classic Retains Its Classic Status by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss, directed by Neill Pepe, as charismatic befuddled losers The post American Buffalo: David Mamet’s Classic Retains Its Classi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Harmony: Harmonious Tale of Berlin Singing Group in 1930s by David Finkle

★★★★★ Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman score--in two senses of the word--with this musical, Warren Carlyle helming The post Harmony: Harmonious Tale of Berlin Singing Group in 1930s ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

The Patsy: Theater-Devoted David Greenspan Jovially Takes on All Six Roles by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Jack Cummings III directs this compact revival of the charming 1925 Barry Connors drawing-room comedy The post The Patsy: Theater-Devoted David Greenspan Jovially Takes on Al…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:29PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Suffs: The Suffragist Movement in High-Tone Song and Dance, Believe it or Not by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Shaina Taub cements her name as composer, lyricist, bookwriter, and performer, along with impassioned others The post Suffs: The Suffragist Movement in High-Tone Song and Dan…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:24PM
Sunday, March 27, 2022

Confederates: Black Women Keenly Observed in the Ketanji Brown Jackson Era by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The reliable Dominique Morisseau scores again, with Stori Ayers firmly directing an extremely versatile cast The post Confederates: Black Women Keenly Observed in the Ketanji…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

what you are now: A Cambodian Family in Universally Identifiable Memory Denial by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Sam Chanse's strong new play, directed by Steve Cosson with an impressive five-member ensemble The post what you are now: A Cambodian Family in Universally Identifiable Me…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Notes From Now: The Pandemic Musical Revue You’ve Been Waiting For by David Finkle

★★★★☆The Prospect Theater Company has Stephen Schwartz, Gretchen Cryer, Jeff Blumenkrantz, other witty songwriters on tap The post Notes From Now: The Pandemic Musical Revue You’…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:54PM
Friday, March 11, 2022

Anyone Can Whistle: One-Night Laurents-Sondheim Revival Often Whistle-Worthy by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Ted Sperling conducts/directs Vanessa Williams, Elizabeth Stanley, Santino Fontana, Joanna Gleason, many more to effect The post Anyone Can Whistle: One-Night Laurents-Sondhe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:44PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

A Touch of the Poet: Robert Cuccioli a Figure of Valor in Eugene O’Neill’s Drama by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly directs a worthy revival of a play about a raging pub owner bent on his own destruction The post A Touch of the Poet: Robert Cuccioli a Figure of Valor in Eu…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

On Sugarland: Playwright Aleshea Harris Concentrates on Black Lives Mattering by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Whitney White directs a smooth ensemble portraying people trying to persist in a far-flung Southern cul-de-sac The post On Sugarland: Playwright Aleshea Harris Concentrates …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Out of Time: Five Monologues Masterfully Capturing Contemporary Anxiety by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Five BIPOC playwrights, five BIPOC actors, directed by Les Waters, hit involving high notes The post Out of Time: Five Monologues Masterfully Capturing Contemporary Anxiety a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM

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