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Monday, January 8, 2018

MANKIND - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Robert O'Hara's Mankind, now playing at Playwrights Horizons, begins with a bang.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:14PM
Sunday, November 26, 2017

INDIANS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows were huge circus-like extravaganzas and ostentatious spectacles of American exceptionalism.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:37AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MUSWELL HILL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Even before the first guest has arrived and the monkfish stew is ready to be served, the audience watching Muswell Hill, Torbin Betts's 2012 British play receiving its New York premiere, can…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:55PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

OFFICE HOUR - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Opening just days after the mass shooting in a church near San Antonio, Texas, Julia Cho's Office Hour couldn't be more timely.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:18PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017

LONELY PLANET - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

In an uneasy world and during anxious times, maps offer a sense of orderliness and manageability.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:26PM
Friday, September 15, 2017

THE CLIMBERS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

History has not been kind to American playwright Clyde Fitch.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:20PM
Monday, August 7, 2017

JERRY'S GIRLS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Now that Dolly is back where she belongs, on Broadway and assayed by Bette Midler, it seems fitting to honor Jerry Herman, the composer and lyricist responsible for the show's enduring appea…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:38PM
Thursday, July 6, 2017

THE ENCHANTMENT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

As an overlooked piece of theatre history, Victoria Benedictsson's semi-autobiographical The Enchantment, currently receiving its US premiere in a production by Ducdame Ensemble, is a fascin…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:40PM
Thursday, June 22, 2017

THE TRAVELING LADY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Clara Breedlove's backyard, the setting of Horton Foote's The Traveling Lady, which is currently playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, seems to be the perfect place to sit…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:25PM

BASTARD JONES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

There have been several attempts at creating musical adaptations of Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, the scandalous British novel first published in 1749, and the basi…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:23PM
Friday, June 16, 2017

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Just a few years ago, Broadway audiences witnessed a swarm of Elvis impersonators jumping out of a plane in Honeymoon in Vegas, the Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman musical based on Ber…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:20AM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NOWHERE MAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

At the height of Beatlemania in the 1960s there was a persistent—and as Mark Twain would say, greatly exaggerated—report of the death of Paul McCartney.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:18PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mismanagement & The Peking Opera: Part 1 by James Wilson

In part 1 of this 2 part piece, James voices concern for the mismanagement that seems to constantly surround him.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 03:50PM

All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre