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Monday, March 2, 2020

Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! by David Finkle

★★★ J. Julian Christopher's play about dreaded conversion therapy The post Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM

From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit by David Finkle

★★★ Lesley Manville is the vengeful Claire Zachanassian in director Jeremy Herrin's production at the National The post From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit appeared f…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame by David Finkle

Intellectual exercises with Rafe Spall, Roger Allam, Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in worthy productions The post From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame appeared first on N…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:05PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020

From London: Stoppard Potently Examines His Elusive Background in Leopoldstadt by David Finkle

★★★★★ For his supposedly last work, the revered playwright looks at vanished Viennese Jews The post From London: Stoppard Potently Examines His Elusive Background in Leopoldstadt a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:00PM
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.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:01PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:59PM

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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:57PM
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.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:30PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:46PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:01PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:30PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:02PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:31PM
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.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:15PM

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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:40PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 02:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
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 …

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 10:26PM

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…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 08:00AM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:45PM
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 …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:40PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:15PM
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 …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:00PM
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…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 11:57PM
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…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:30AM

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