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Friday, May 4, 2018

SUMMER AND SMOKE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

"The tables have turned with a vengeance," says Alma Winemiller in the penultimate scene of Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams' gothic potboiler now on view at Classic Stage Company courte…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:04AM
Monday, April 23, 2018

TRANSFERS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

The academic stakes couldn't be higher in MCC Theater's new drama . . . .

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:05PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

THE SEAFARER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Though spring is still struggling to arrive, and Christmas is still eight long months away, the Irish Repertory Theatre is giving us an early gift in the form of its terrific new revival of …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:04PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

THE AMATEURS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Jordan Harrison has written some wacky plays over the last few years, including his 2015 Pulitzer finalist Marjorie Prime, Doris to Darlene, Amazons and Their Men, Act a Lady, as well as the…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:52PM

AN ORDINARY MUSLIM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Fresh off an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, Hammaad Chaudry is making his professional debut with An Ordinary Muslim, an uneven drama at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW).

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:40AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

HANGMEN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

After winning four Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and seven Oscar nominations for his emotionally charged revenge film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh is unquest…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:29AM
Thursday, February 1, 2018

FIRE AND AIR - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

After sitting through Terrence McNally's dismal Fire and Air at Classic Stage Company, a play about ballet that contains no actual dancing, I remembered McNally is also the playwright who ga…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:04PM
Monday, January 22, 2018

THE HOMECOMING QUEEN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Presented last summer in a workshop by New York Stage and Film & Vassar at the Powerhouse Theater, Ngozi Anyanwu's The Homecoming Queen is now receiving its world premiere production at the …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:56PM
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DISCO PIGS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

It's always a red flag when the first page inside your theatre program is a note from the director explaining the play you're about to see.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:53AM
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Stearns Matthews – December Songs ★★★★☆ by David Hurst

December Songs Produced by Randy Crafton for Chlo-Rita Productions Executive Produced by Stearns Matthews for Chlo-Rita Productions CD Design and Packaging by Michael Hetrick Markus Grae-Hau…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 12:17PM
Friday, December 29, 2017

Jeff Macauley – Hollywood Party – Movie Songs: 1928-1936 ★★★★☆ by David Hurst

Pangea October 30, November 30, December 15 & 27, 2017 Music Direction & Accompaniment by Tex Arnold No one likes being late to a party, but that’s how I felt recently watching the…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 06:35AM
Friday, December 15, 2017

TWELFTH NIGHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

The Fiasco Theater's rollicking, new production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will is the perfect way to spend a cold, winter night.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:39AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

DESCRIBE THE NIGHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Pulitzer-nominee Rajiv Joseph's new play at The Atlantic, Describe the Night, is a sweeping, political potboiler spanning 90 years of history and intertwining the lives of seven characters o…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:20PM
Monday, December 4, 2017

HUNDRED DAYS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

There will undoubtedly be people who enjoy and connect with Hundred Days, an eclectic "concert musical" written by and starring real-life married couple Abigail and Shaun Bengson currently o…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:51PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HARRY CLARKE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

After seeing Harry Clarke, the mesmerizing and frequently creepy new play by David Cale at The Vineyard, you'll start making a list of superlatives in your head to describe the tour de force…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:54PM
Thursday, November 16, 2017

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

In a recent profile in The New York Times, actress and playwright Jocelyn Bioh said it was her mission "to tell stories about African and African-American characters that buck expectation an…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:51PM
Friday, September 29, 2017

AS YOU LIKE IT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

As the first production of Classic Stage Company's 50th anniversary season, John Doyle's new staging of William Shakespeare's As You Like It is a frustrating amalgam of beautiful visual imag…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:54AM
Monday, September 25, 2017

MARY JANE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Mary Jane, a beautiful new play written by Amy Herzog and directed with naturalism by Anne Kauffman (A Life) opening tonight at New York Theatre Workshop, will only burnish Herzog's stature …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:22PM
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ARCADIA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Attention all Tom Stoppard fans! Rising out of the theatrical mist comes an engaging, new staging of Arcadia, Stoppard's time-traveling meditation on art, science and love courtesy of PTP/NY…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:15PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

PITY IN HISTORY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

For their 31st repertory season, and their 11th consecutive season in New York City, it should come as no surprise PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) has included a play by iconoclastic, Brit…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:18PM
Monday, June 19, 2017

THE ARAN ISLANDS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Long before playwright Martin McDonagh put the spotlight on the Aran Islands in a trilogy of plays . . .the islands held a fascination for another Irish playwright, Edmund John Millington Sy…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:39PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ANIMAL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Primarily a British theatre director, Clare Lizzimore is also a budding playwright.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:18PM
Monday, June 5, 2017

THE END OF LONGING - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

The clash between "art" and "commerce" has rarely been on the kind of painful display it is now at the Lucille Lortel in the form of MCC Theater's eye-rolling production of Matthew Perry's T…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:51PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017

THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Proving once again that inspired ideas for new musicals often come from the most unexpected places, Tim Rosser (music) and Charlie Sohne's (book and lyrics) The Boy Who Danced On Air at the …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:18PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Choosing a title for a show can be fraught with danger, especially when that title poses a question.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:04PM
Monday, March 27, 2017

Latin History for Morons ★★★★☆ by David Hurst

John Leguizamo in “Latin History for Morons” (photo: Joan Marcus) The Public Theater February 24, 2017 thru April 23, 2017 Opened March 27, 2017 Written and Performed by John Leguizamo D…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 07:00PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sweat ★★★☆☆ by David Hurst

Michelle Wilson & Johanna Day in “Sweat” (photo: Joan Marcus) Roundabout – Studio 54 March 4, 2017 thru (open ended) Opened March 26, 2017 Written by Lynn Notage Directed by Kate W…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 07:00PM

Come Back, Little Sheba – William Inge in Rep ★★★☆☆ by David Hurst

Heather MacRae & Joseph Kolinsky in “Come Back, Little Sheba” (photo: Carol Rosegg) Transport Group Theatre Company Gym at Judson February 23, 2017 thru April 23, 2017 Opened March 2…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 07:00PM

Picnic – William Inge in Rep ★★★★☆ by David Hurst

Michele Pawk & Ginna LeVine in “Picnic” (photo: Carol Rosegg) Transport Group Theatre Company Gym at Judson February 23, 2017 thru April 23, 2017 Opened March 26, 2017 Written by Wil…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 07:00PM
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Significant Other ★★★★☆ by David Hurst

Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Sas Goldberg & Lindsay Mendez in “Significant Other” (photo: Joan Marcus) Booth Theatre February 14, 2017 thru April 23, 2017 Opened March 2, 2017 …

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 06:00PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ★★★★★ by David Hurst

Siobhán McCarthy & Jeremy Secomb in “Sweeney Todd” (photo: Rex Features, via Associated Press) Barrow Street Theatre February 14, 2017 thru (open ended) Opened March 1, 2017 Book by…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 06:00PM

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