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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Deliverance at curtainup.com/ by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Godlight Theatre Company's creative translation of the National Book Award-winning novel and a popular, film holds the audience captive with tension and challenge

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: It Has to Be You at curtainup.com/ by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Catherine Butterfield's new comedy skims along with witty lightness over a thoughtful undertone.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: Riding the Midnight Express With Billy Hayes at curtainup.com/ by Elizabeth Ahlfors

- this limited run solo play takes us back to the harrowing true story of 23-year-old Billy Hayes after his arrest at the Istanbul airport and the nightmare that followed.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review: A Wonderful Life: The 1946 Radio Play at curtainup.com/ by Elizabeth Ahlfors

The popular radio play adaptation of the 1946 film is back at the Irish Rep

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined at curtainup.com/ by Elizabeth Ahlfors

What's it all about? It's about dusting off Burt Bacharach's songbook and presenting it to younger audiences with updated arrangements, seven wildly talented musician/singers and a first-rat…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review: A Christmas Carolat curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Patrick Barlow's adaptation is an a entrancing and enlightened way to get into spirit of the season. . . . Read More

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Review: La Soiree at curtainup.com/ by Elizabeth Ahlfors

All the world's a stage and at the Union Square Theatre where La Soiree proves it can be a sexy, screwy, spell-binding stage of circus, cabaret, and burlesque. .

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Shida at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

'n this world premiere of her emotionally gripping tour-de-force, Jeannette Bayardelle grabs hard and takes you on her shattering journey from horror to survival. Shida is not easy to watch …

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: Encores! The Cradle Will Rock at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Our only complaints about this concert revival is that it ran too briefly.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review: The Silver Cord  at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Mrs. Phelps in Sidney Howard's 1926 play is far from a stereotypical cartoon. This mother is pathologically possessive, taking mother love for her two sons dangerously over the top.

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Review: A Picture of Autumn at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

The Denham family of Winton Manor in N.C. Hunter's play might bring to mind the Crawleys of Downton Abbey three decades later and considerably poorer. England has struggled through industria…

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review:Encores! - It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Encores!' revival is as foolish and funny as a comic book, with imaginative bright staging by John Rando and a first-rate cast.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review: A Christmas Story at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

The musical/ based on the Jean Shepherd stories is dated, delightful fun

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review Closer than ever at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

The York Theater's revival of this solid musical revue with four Broadway actors/singers, one pianist and a bass player still proves that less embroidery can reveal more detail. . . . Read M…

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Review: Murder in the First by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Dan Gordon’s play provocatively dramatizes the real story of imprisoned Willie Moore and Henry Davidson, the inexperienced but determined attorney, assigned to his case.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review: The City Club at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

A salute to the design and the cast that grapples with undeveloped characters. The show overall proves that less is more if you want audiences to emotionally connect

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Review: Make Mine Manhattan at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

a heartfelt Valentine to Manhatta, but it is Manhattan of 65 years ago. The “good old days.” and everything have changed — including the audience . .

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Review: Love Sick at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

This snappy new anti-romantic musical carves a sharp Cupid’s arrow aimed at a young modern audience . . .

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: Farm Boy at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

a far more low-keyed but cleverly conceived sequel Michael Morpurgo’s 1997 novel than War Horse, the play or the soon to be released movie.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin at curtainup by Elizabeth Ahlfors

For two hours these legendary performers deliver a musical storybook through the lyrics of some of theater’s greatest songs and, as one of those songs says, it is “Some Enchanted Evening…

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

he's the current King of Broadway. For him, it’s home. For us, it’s a treat

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: Any Given Monday at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Bruce Graham’s dark but fiercely funny comedy

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Review: The Bus at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Simplicity does not mean simple. This play's small-town simplicity packs a wallop that is worth your time, whatever your beliefs

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Play It Cool at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Singer/actress Sally Mayes runs away with this noir-ish new show

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: Summer Broadway Festival at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Final installment of 3-part Summer FestivalCoverage . .

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Review: The Shoemaker by Elizabeth Ahlfors

this three-character play features a sequence of metaphors and symbols that too often get in the way of the inherent dramatic opportunities. . .

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011

Review: Tryist at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

an entertaining and suspenseful,a theatrical get-away

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: Eyes of Babylon at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

a gripping monologue written by and starring Jeff Key, a gay man and former Marine, . . .

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review: The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Lillas White is the standout of this Ü jazzy musical revue. . .

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Review: The Shaugraun at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

here is much to enjoy in the Irish Rep'stheatrical extravagances of Dion Boucicault. play

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