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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "I Wanna F*ck Like Romeo and Juliet" - 10/26/22 by Howard Miller

The New Light Theater Project's production of Andrew Rincón's I Wanna F*ck Like Romeo and Juliet, opening tonight at 59E59 Theaters, is a sweet, funny, heartwarming, bilingual, gay, romanti…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:23PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "A Raisin in the Sun" - 10/25/22 by Howard Miller

The extraordinary revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opening tonight at the Public Theater is one for the books. Anyone who imagines this iconic 1959 play about the struggle…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:53AM
Friday, October 21, 2022

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "Topdog/Underdog" 10/20/22 by Howard Miller

Few writers manage with such consistent skill the variety of works Parks has produced about Black lives and experiences, ranging in content from historic to biographic to literary to contemp…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:36AM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "The Piano Lesson" 10/13/22 by Howard Miller

The revival of Wilson's The Piano Lesson, opening tonight at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, incorporates all of these in generous portions. It also marks the Broadway directorial debut of LaTa…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:41PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "Death of a Salesman" 10/9/22 by Howard Miller

What I love about this production, apart from the all-around exceptionally fine performances under Miranda Cromwell's sharp-as-a-well-stropped-razor direction, is the ease with which all of …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:41PM
Friday, October 7, 2022

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "1776" 10/6/22 by Howard Miller

If you go into the American Airlines Theatre expecting to see a revival of the Peter Stone/Sherman Edwards musical 1776, you are in for a surprise, not to say shock. Because this version, du…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:13AM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "I'm Revolting" - 10/5/22 by Howard Miller

Whatever playwright Gracie Gardner intends by the title of her play I'm Revolting, opening tonight at the Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater, multiple meanings are there for inte…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:04AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Ink'dWell" - 10/5/22 by Howard Miller

The New Light Theater Project's production of Erin E. Adams' Ink'dWell, opening tonight at 59E59 Theatres, is an intense, deeply moving play about death, mourning, and, thankfully, the possi…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:29PM
Monday, October 3, 2022

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "Cost of Living" 10/3/22 by Howard Miller

"The shit that happens is not to be understood." That's the first line from Martyna Majok's 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cost of Living, making its Broadway debut at the Samuel J. Friedm…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:33PM

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "Leopoldstadt" 10/2/22 by Howard Miller

If playwright Tom Stoppard stays true to his word and Leopoldstadt turns out to be the last play he writes, it would be a fitting and worthy way to bookend a long and illustrious career dati…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:30AM
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Our Man in Santiago" - 9/16/22 by Howard Miller

It's spy vs spy vs spy in Mark Wilding's spoofy Our Man in Santiago, a loose-knit political farce that draws its inspiration from Graham Greene's "Our Man in Havana," a novel that pokes fun …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:25AM
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Memory Exam" - 9/10/22 by Howard Miller

Dale is there to do nothing less than to help keep the other three alive in a society where you are deemed worthy of continuing to exist only until your mind starts to slip. And beware, beca…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:14AM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Strings Attached" - 9/8/22 by Howard Miller

Is Schrödinger's cat alive or dead? How certain are we of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle? Does God indeed play dice with the universe? And how many physicists does it take to screw in a…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:13PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Once Upon a (Korean) Time" - 8/31/22 by Howard Miller

The 90-minute play is divided into a series of scenes that take us from the 1930s and the Japanese occupation of Korea through World War II, before crossing the Pacific to Los Angeles just i…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:56PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "As You Like It" - 8/30/22 by Howard Miller

If you are finding joy to be in short supply these days, do yourself a favor and get yourself over to the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where joy has been uncorked and set loose in the …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:54AM
Monday, August 1, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Butcher Boy" - 8/1/22 by Howard Miller

The Butcher Boy, the darkly comic musical opening tonight at Irish Repertory Theatre, where it was previously workshopped, is still a bit rough around the edges. But it has all the earmarks …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:18PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Nosebleed" - 8/1/22 by Howard Miller

In The Nosebleed, the Japanese-American playwright weaves a story of relationships: between mothers and their children, between adults and their own parents, between sometimes disparate cult…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:37PM
Friday, July 22, 2022

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "The Kite Runner" 7/21/22 by Howard Miller

Now we've got The Kite Runner, adapted by Matthew Spangler from Khaled Hosseini bestselling novel about one man's search for redemption, opening tonight at the Helen Hayes Theatre in a compa…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:52AM
Friday, July 15, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Notre Dame de Paris" - 7/15/22 by Howard Miller

Compared to the 100 years it took to construct the cathedral that bears its name, what's the two decades that passed before the all-singing, all-dancing, emotionally relentless French confla…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:35PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Richard III" - 7/11/22 by Howard Miller

... an inconsistent mix of Shakespeare and modern cadences that fails to help the audience to see the play as a full-bodied classic or as a satire with contemporary touches. By trying to be …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:24AM
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Hamlet" - 7/3/22 by Howard Miller

This is a production that mixes art with artifice, with an overlay of quirky design elements that, even when they clash with the onstage action, rarely fail to engage. Both Shakespeare afici…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:23PM
Friday, June 24, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Epiphany" - 6/23/22 by Howard Miller

Playwright Brian Watkins has dipped his quill into the inkwell of James Joyce and has come up with a variation on Joyce's "The Dead" with his play Epiphany, opening tonight at the Mitzi E. N…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:56AM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Chains" - 6/23/22 by Howard Miller

Which of these quotes best describes your degree of contentment with your lot in life? "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence," or "A bird in the hand is worth two in th…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:56AM
Friday, June 17, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Hooded; Or Being Black for Dummies" - 6/17/22 by Howard Miller

The play, a production of the aptly named Undiscovered Works (because this one really does deserve to be discovered by a wide audience), takes us on a smartly crafted journey from cartoonish…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:49PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Bedwetter" - 6/13/22 by Howard Miller

Your appreciation of the show will depend a lot on your regard for her unconventional comedy style that is streaked with four-letter words and fart jokes. Personally, I loved it. But then, I…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:23AM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Soft" - 6/9/22 by Howard Miller

Other than the plethora of flowers that are integral to the production, there is nothing remotely soft about Soft, Donja R. Love's hard-hitting play about a group of students at a correction…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:13PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Mr. Parker" - 6/7/22 by Howard Miller

... all told, Mr. Parker is a genuine audience pleaser, filled with humor and warmth. It makes for a wonderfully engaging 90 minutes, thanks to the playwright's insightful dialog, the not-al…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:49PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "... what the end will be" - 6/2/22 by Howard Miller

A singular spellbinding performance and a beautifully scripted, deeply moving story of self-determination, redemption, and love lie at the heart of Mansa Ra's ... what the end will be, a pla…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:59PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "A Kid Like Rishi" - 6/1/22 by Howard Miller

Running 80 minutes, the production, translated into English by Tom Johnston from a script by Dutch playwright Kees Roorda, a one-time apprentice to director Ivo van Hove, delves into intervi…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:11PM
Friday, May 27, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Fat Ham" - 5/26/22 by Howard Miller

... the newly crowned Pulitzer Prize winner Fat Ham uses Shakespeare's play to kickstart the plot. Our stand-in for the Prince of Denmark is "Juicy" (Marcel Spears), a barely-out-of-his-teen…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:54AM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Talkin' Broadway on Broadway Review: "Macbeth" 4/30/22 by Howard Miller

Sometimes, the entire production comes off as if it were being performed by a high school class of mixed talents, assigned to read Macbeth by their popular English teacher. Indeed, that role…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:47PM

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