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Monday, February 10, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories" - 2/10/20 by Howard Miller

... a partial success for the Mint. If nothing else, Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories offers the opportunity to view these rarely seen works based on stories by two giants of Russian literatur…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:34PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Review: "Grand Horizons" 1/21/20 by Howard Miller

The play is often quite funny in the way that a well-written sitcom can be, but a thick layer of jokes and punchlines cannot cover up the fact that there is little of credible substance here.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:23PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Review: "A Soldier's Play" 1/21/20 by Howard Miller

A rock solid cast and a spit-shine production make for a gripping and altogether outstanding revival of Charles Fuller's 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play...

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:13PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Review: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" 1/15/20 by Howard Miller

... as it stands, the production seems like a staged book-on-tape.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:26PM
Sunday, January 12, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Maz and Bricks" - 1/12/20 by Howard Miller

... what emerges is a quirky yet moving story about the vulnerability of the human heart and the universal need for connection.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:21PM
Friday, December 6, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Review: "Jagged Little Pill" 12/5/19 by Howard Miller

... damn if it doesn't set a new aspirational standard for the subgenre referred to mostly in scoffing terms as the "jukebox musical."

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:18AM
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "MsTrial" - 12/4/19 by Howard Miller

... having a strong idea for a play is a far cry from being able to translate it into compelling dramaturgy and authentic-seeming dialog. And that is definitely the problem here.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 02:19PM
Friday, November 22, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Einstein's Dreams - 11/21/19 by Howard Miller

,,, the venturesome chamber musical Einstein's Dreams, now on view at 59E59 Theaters.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 04:50AM
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Review: "A Christmas Carol" 11/20/19 by Howard Miller

Thorne's interpretation, under Matthew Warchus's direction, is darker, more analytical and psychologically probing than we have become accustomed to. As a result, it is also less emotionally…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:12AM
Monday, November 4, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - One Discordant Violin - 11/3/19 by Howard Miller

... a haunting duet that briefly brings together a world that is shaped by words with another that is shaped by music.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:23AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

KISS ME KATE! - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Misogyny, thou art hereby banished from Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate!, opening tonight in a snappy, scintillating, and decidedly woke new production at Studio 54 and featuring an altogether s…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:05PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019

SEA WALL/A LIFE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

"If this can happen, anything can happen," warns Alex, a man striving to stay afloat in the wake of a tragic and sudden loss he can hardly begin to grasp, in the first of the pair of monolog…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:58PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019

GOD SHOWS UP - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Televangelist Thomas Isaac Rehan has scored quite a programming coup, with a very very very special guest scheduled to appear on the broadcast from his sprawling megachurch and compound in a…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:12PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019

TRUE WEST - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano burn up the stage as a lock-horn duo of estranged brothers in the rip-roaring revival of True West, playwright Sam Shepard's offbeat salute to sibling rivalry and b…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:05PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

THE NET WILL APPEAR - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Friendship sometimes comes in the most unexpected of packages.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:19PM
Thursday, December 6, 2018

NETWORK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Network, director Ivo van Hove's razzle dazzle staging of Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 film of the same title, transmogrifies the Belasco Theatre into one gigantic hyperkinetic television studio, …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:02PM
Monday, December 3, 2018

THE CHER SHOW - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Please excuse the feeling of foreboding that flooded my bloodstream as I waited to enter the Neil Simon Theatre, where The Cher Show opened tonight.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:02PM
Monday, November 19, 2018

THE HARD PROBLEM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Getting your head around playwright Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, opening tonight at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, is a bit like trying to pin down one of artist M. C. …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:55PM
Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE PROM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

The Prom, the new musical opening tonight at the Longacre Theatre, is a bonbon of the highest order.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:44PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018

KING KONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

OK. There's really only one thing anyone wants to know about King Kong, the new musical opening tonight at the Broadway Theatre. So let's get right to it. The answer is, yes. The great ape i…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:59PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

EVE'S SONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Playwright Patricia Ione Lloyd stands on the shoulders of giants to bring us a sizzling and darkly comic new work, Eve's Song, opening tonight at the Public Theater in a riveting production …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:01PM
Monday, November 5, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018

THE FERRYMAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Magic and music, domesticity and revolution saturate Jez Butterworth's gloriously hyperkinetic The Ferryman, opening today at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:54PM
Thursday, October 18, 2018

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

The Lifespan of a Fact, a funny, thought-provoking, and exceedingly well performed "comedy of conflict" opening tonight at Studio 54 . . . .

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:23PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MOTHER OF THE MAID - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

No one will ever love you like your mom, not even if you are a saint-in-training.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:53PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

APOLOGIA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Let us heap accolades upon Stockard Channing, who finds a pulse and thrillingly breathes life into Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia, a somewhat squishy play opening tonight at the Laura Pels T…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:21PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018

GOODBODY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

There is definitely no honor among thieves in J. C. Ernst's Goodbody, a pitch dark comedy about a quartet of double-crossing thugs opening tonight at 59E59 Theaters.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:19PM
Monday, October 1, 2018

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Pay close attention as Mare Winningham sings Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" at the end of Act I of the bleak and stunning Girl from the North Country, opening tonight at the Public Theat…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:58PM
Thursday, September 27, 2018

BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Emily Dickinson, the near-reclusive nineteenth century American poet, is the focus of Because I Could Not Stop, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century's latest and, to my mind, the most effec…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:13PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

BERNHARDT/HAMLET - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Janet McTeer is luminous as Sarah Bernhardt, the reigning queen of 19th century French theater, in Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet, opening tonight at the American Airlines Theatre.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:22PM

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