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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Opinion: The great reckoning on Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

The official report from the Broadway League at the end of the 2018-2019 season couldn’t have been more upbeat.  “For the 2018-2019 season, total attendance reached 14,768,254 and Broad…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

IMITATION GOODS by Jeremy Gerard

The show aims to conjure the joyous energy of rock n roll legends, but it falls short of the real thing.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Opinion: How Cora Cahan transformed 42nd Street by Jeremy Gerard

An oversized, disembodied gold hand greets me as I enter Cora Cahan’s office. Its fingers, which dangle over Madame Tussauds across the street, appear to be stirring something — possibl…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A STAR-STUDDED NIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

This was a very special evening of music with some incredible guests, all to raise money for a non-profit organization.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

COMPLEX IDENTITY by Jeremy Gerard

Michael R. Jackson’s musical quickly gathers steam and doesn t let up for any of its 100 minutes.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

PLENTY OF SOMETHING by Jeremy Gerard

Though the setting is changed, much of the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy shines through in this imaginative production.

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Opinion: A bland Tony Awards telecast with moments of sincerity by Jeremy Gerard

Terrence McNally has a history of getting cut off by the Tonys telecast. The first time was in 1995, when his drama “Love! Valour! Compassion!” won the Tony Award for Best Play. CBS pull…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

MATING DANCE by Jeremy Gerard

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon star in this revival that perplexes as much as it delights.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Opinion: ‘Be More Chill’ and the buying power of social media by Jeremy Gerard

Social media is such an important factor in the marketing of Broadway shows that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become not only ticket sellers, but plot points in shows. The trend may …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Opinion: The revolution that propelled this year’s Tony nominations by Jeremy Gerard

Take a close look at the Tony Awards nominations announced Tuesday morning and a couple of things come into focus. Foremost is that a revolution has taken place in recent years. The nominati…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

IF I WERE A ROTHSCHILD by Jeremy Gerard

This production has several original touches that make it like no Fiddler you ve seen before.

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TAP-HAPPY by Jeremy Gerard

Despite some miscasting, this is a solid production of one of the great musicals.

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MOTOWN 2.0 by Jeremy Gerard

This superb jukebox musical about The Temptations churns out one hit after the next.

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HOUSE OF GREED by Jeremy Gerard

The creative team has transformed Massini’s family biodrama about the House of Lehman into a tragedy.

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NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL LEAR by Jeremy Gerard

With Glenda Jackson starring and Sam Gold directing, here is a rewarding production that breaks the mold.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Opinion: The Game Changers knocking down the walls of Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

At its penultimate meeting of the Broadway season, the Tony Administration Committee handed down a couple of eminently reasonable rulings, along with two mild surprises.The committee affirme…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

GETTING IT RIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

Finally we have a production that does this musical justice.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Opinion: Expectations vs. reality at ‘The Prom’ by Jeremy Gerard

The only thing missing from the money reviews was the money. Critics greeted “The Prom” with cheers when it opened in November at the Longacre Theatre. In the Times, Jesse Green called i…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

COMEDY OF TERRORS by Jeremy Gerard

Despite the accomplished actors playing the brothers, this production fails to achieve the chemistry to bring Shepard s play to life.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Opinion: In the battle for profit-sharing, it’s a question of risk by Jeremy Gerard

Should actors be paid for their contribution to shows that go on to be hits? I’ve been going to the theater regularly since I turned 10 (1962, the Martin Beck, Jerry Herman’s “Milk and…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES by Jeremy Gerard

This is an opera so beautifully played, sung and designed that one can forgive any hollowness in the story.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

OPERATIC HEIGHTS by Jeremy Gerard

While the orchestra performance and set design are amazing, Bartlett Sher’s staging has a few kinks to work out.

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POETIC REALISM by Jeremy Gerard

Director Trip Cullman conjures a gorgeous conspiracy of elements with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s memory play.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Opinion: On ‘All My Sons’ and breaking with tradition by Jeremy Gerard

In the midst of the usual year-end rash of “Best Of” lists and seasonal jolliness came news that a spring revival of Arthur Miller’s first Broadway success, “All My Sons,” had hit …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

HOLLYWOOD ATTICUS by Jeremy Gerard

Jeff Daniels puts in a great performance, but there s an element missing here that was essential to the book and film.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DOCUMENT OF A DOCUMENT by Jeremy Gerard

Heidi Schreck’s engaging play may stick with you long after you ve left the theater.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

MAD AS HELL AND STILL TAKING IT by Jeremy Gerard

Bryan Cranston gives a towering performance in Ivo van Hove s stage adaptation of the 1976 film.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

GODDESS OF POP by Jeremy Gerard

Cher fans will be singing the praises of Stephanie J. Block, who leads three great actresses in this spectacular musical.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

FLATTERY AND OBJECTIVITY by Jeremy Gerard

Bobby Cannavale and Daniel Radcliffe go up against each other in this true story of a writer and fact checker fighting to get a story right.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Opinion: To close or not to close? by Jeremy Gerard

Heading into the holidays, the Broadway season so far has been remarkable for the breadth of its appeal and the range of subjects. Along with the usual spate of film-to-musical adaptations (…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

SUPERSIZED FLOP by Jeremy Gerard

After the dazzle of the special effects wears off, this behemoth musical feels pretty small.

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