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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review:Liberty: A Monumental New Musical at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

f you ever have wondered about that monument that looms so majestically in New York harbor, this family friendly musical is a good starting point for learning some historical facts about the…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: Othello by Deirdre Donovan

Shakespeare with a dash of Verdi and traditional Jewish Moroccan songs and the Center of Jewish History

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: King and Country at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

-Although we follow 4 kings' individual journeys in this Henriad, the real protagonist here is the nation, and how it gains its identity. Shakespeare, if he were still alive, would likely gi…

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Review: Blackbird at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

this real slice of history that anybody over 10 can enjoy is deeply affecting, often witty, with some amazing tap dancing to punctuates this true story. .

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Review: Double Falsehood at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The dubious DNA lurking in this play shouldn't prevent you from enjoying the Marque Theater Company's lively new production at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn

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Monday, March 7, 2016

v Review: Nice Fish at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

- Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins surreal collaboration arrives in Brooklyn

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Review: Her Requiem at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Maybe death isn't a subject that you typically warm to in the heart of winter. But if you visit Greg Pierce's new play at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater, you will discover that the Grim…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Review: The Language of Love: Cyrano De Bergerac and Burning at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Something new to update something tried and true in Resonance double bill. .

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Review:The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Very Hungry Caterpillar doesn't arrive on the scene til rather late in this show for the preschool set. But so many enchanting characters that precede him that they won't mind a bit.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Review:Broadway and the Bard at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Len Cariou interweaves Shakespeare's verse with the Great American Songbook, and seasons it with tidbits of theater lore culled from his own personal history on Broadway, and beyond

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Review: The Merchant of Venice at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

this is a Merchant that sings in a Sephardic key but can speak to everybody

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Curtainup Shakespeare Anniversary feature by Deirdre Donovan

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with a Dollop of Theater

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Review: Henry IV at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

The Donmar's condensed all-Female production initiate's St. Ann's new venue

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Review: at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

The Mobile Shakespeare Unit is in its sixth season —and going strong.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: DruidShakespeare: The History Plays by Deirdre Donovan

a fast-paced marathon with an Irish accent . .

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review:My Perfect Mind at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Edward Petherbridge succeeds here by performing, not the tradtional Lear, but an off-beat meditation on the ancient king. .

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Review:Preludes at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

A surreal but fascinating first musical for the Claire Towe Theater

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Edward Anthony's new multi-media play about Sylvia Plath's suicide is surprising funny and entertaining,

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Review: Notes from Underground at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Bill Camp's Underground Man pushes Dostoevsky's anti-hero right into the You Tube era. . .

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Review: The Great Game: Afghanistan at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

This dramatic political smorgasbord makes for a lengthy meal with much to chew on and digest

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Review: Nearly Lear at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

this solo adaptation of Shakespeare's classic isn't nearly as effective as the real thing . . .

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Review: Girl Talk: The Musica at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

a disappointing sequel to Girls Night: The Musical

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Review:Cymbeline at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

a spunky bare bones production of Shakespeare's notoriously difficult play has fresh clarity and charm. .

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Review:Cymbeline at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

a spunky bare bones production of Shakespeare's notoriously difficult play has fresh clarity and charm. .

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Review: Small Craft Warnings at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Austin Pendleton is the best thing about this bare bones production of a minor Tennessee Williams play. .

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Review: Nora & In the Shadow of the Glen at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Scratch beneath the ultural surface, and you will find that these two plays are joined at the hip by their feisty female protagonists, both named Nora

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Review: Storm Still at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Although this extended riff on King Lear has some pithy philosophical moments and inventive staging it doesn't completely coalesce into a whole. . .

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Macbeth at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Another lively Mobile Shakespeare Unit production

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Review:Cool Hand Luke at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

a distilled and intense rendering of the tale famously filmed with Paul Newman in the title role

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: The Two Gentlemen of Verona at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Fiasco's reworks Shakespeare's first romantic comedy as a zany caper

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Review: 'Tis Pity She's A Whore at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Red Bull's production of Ford's juicy drama hits the bull's eye . .

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