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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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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cyrano: Great Edmond Rostand Play Less Than Great in Musical Tune-up by David Finkle

★★ Peter Dinklage plays the iconic swordsman in director Erica Schmidt's adaptation The post Cyrano: Great Edmond Rostand Play Less Than Great in Musical Tune-up appeared first on New Y…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

One Discordant Violin: The Lasting Effect of Potent New Music by David Finkle

★★★★ Actor-adapter Anthony Black brings a right-smart Yann Martel short story to the stage The post One Discordant Violin: The Lasting Effect of Potent New Music appeared first on Ne…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Woman of the World: Emily Dickinson Well Remembered, Almost by David Finkle

★★★★ Kathleen Chalfant radiant as poet Dickinson's friend(?) Mabel Loomis Todd The post A Woman of the World: Emily Dickinson Well Remembered, Almost appeared first on New York Stag…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Panama Hattie: Klea Blackhurst Swell as Cole Porter’s 1940 Heroine by David Finkle

★★★ The plot is nothing to rave to friends about, but the songs have the rich Yalie's gossamer sound The post Panama Hattie: Klea Blackhurst Swell as Cole Porter’s 1940 Heroine appea…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Macbeth: Do Too Many Witches Spoil the Theatrical Brew? by David Finkle

★★★ John Doyle directs Corey Stoll's title warrior as too full of the milk of human kindness The post Macbeth: Do Too Many Witches Spoil the Theatrical Brew? appeared first on New York…

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Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again! by David Finkle

My, my -- how can I resist Harvey Fierstein in his new play, "Bella Bella"? The post Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again! appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Scotland, PA: Shakespeare’s Scottish Play as an Updated So-So Tuner by David Finkle

★★ The McBeths, as they're now called, in a Lonny Price-directed Macbeth musical with an Adam Gwon score The post Scotland, PA: Shakespeare’s Scottish Play as an Updated So-So Tuner ap…

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Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Drama About Sight Has Vision by David Finkle

★★★★★ Jonathan Silverstein directs the deceptively quiet three-hander with surgical care The post Molly Sweeney: Brian Friel’s Drama About Sight Has Vision appeared first on New …

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: Much More Than Enuf by David Finkle

★★★★★ Ntosake Shange's 1976 success revived with highest standards benevolently applied The post For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: Much More Than Enuf appeared first …

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Power Strip: Sylvia Khoury’s Mostly Cogent Look at Syrian Refugees by David Finkle

★★★ Dina Shihabi give a strong performance as a woman forced from Damascus, attempting to survive by any means The post Power Strip: Sylvia Khoury’s Mostly Cogent Look at Syrian Ref…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature by David Finkle

★★★★ Mary-Louise Parker is strong as a creative-writing teacher with a talented, troubled student The post The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature appeared fir…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Forbidden Broadway The Next Generation: Musical Comedy Takes It on the Chin by David Finkle

★★★★ Gerard Alessandrini is back with his usually delectable vengeance The post Forbidden Broadway The Next Generation: Musical Comedy Takes It on the Chin appeared first on New York…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Rose Tattoo: Tennessee Williams’ Rose Isn’t a Rose Isn’t a Rose by David Finkle

★★★ Director Trip Cullman takes the work, starring Marisa Tomei, to be only a comedy, but it's more than that The post The Rose Tattoo: Tennessee Williams’ Rose Isn’t a Rose Isn’…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: The Decline Rises by David Finkle

★★★★ The 1965 Ben Bagley revue well treated by director Pamela Hunt, with Lee Roy Reams The post The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter: The…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground by David Finkle

★★ The Coop's introductory production lacks substance, wastes the marvelous Andrus Nichols The post Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground appeared first on New York…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t by David Finkle

★★★ Paul David Young's drama eventually waxes metatheatrical to no heavy benefit The post All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t appeared first on New York Sta…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance by David Finkle

★★★ Ross Golan's original musical looks at injustice but not with sufficient insight The post The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance appeared first on New York S…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now by David Finkle

★★★ Liba Vaynberg's (autobiographical?) play views troubled romance during two disparate eras The post Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now appeared first on New Yo…

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Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire by David Finkle

Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains. The post Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire ap…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash by David Finkle

★★★ Jeff Augustin's play doesn't quite get to the bottom of a family's incipient dysfunction The post The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash appeared first on Ne…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo by David Finkle

But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions? The post In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Margaret Trudeau: Certain Woman of an Age: Former First Lady Tells All by David Finkle

★★★ How the onetime headline grabber deals with bipolar disorder and other exigencies The post Margaret Trudeau: Certain Woman of an Age: Former First Lady Tells All appeared first on …

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Only Yesterday: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Caught in the Rain by David Finkle

★★★★ Fans will love what Bob Stevens imagines two Beatles get up to on a documented day off The post Only Yesterday: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Caught in the Rain appeared first …

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

American Moor: Keith Hamilton Cobb Turns an Othello Audition Red Hot by David Finkle

★★★ The playwright/actor questions how effective any understanding between the races can be The post American Moor: Keith Hamilton Cobb Turns an Othello Audition Red Hot appeared first…

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Lear: That Old Man I Used to Know: Not the Tragedy You Used to Know by David Finkle

★★★ Writer-director Beth Ann Hopkins fools with Shakespeare's King Lear for intriguing changes The post Lear: That Old Man I Used to Know: Not the Tragedy You Used to Know appeared fir…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life by David Finkle

Actors Zawe Ashton and Charlie Fox add immeasurably to the playwright's most biographical work. The post On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life appeared first on Clyde Fitc…

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Dust: Milly Thomas Wrote, Performs an Ashen but Lively Monologue by David Finkle

★★★★ A raw look, directed by Sara Joyce, at what happens after a death that isn't exactly final The post Dust: Milly Thomas Wrote, Performs an Ashen but Lively Monologue appeared fir…

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