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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sea Wall / A Life: Personal Storytelling, Carefully and Impersonally Constructed by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal offer two monologues of love and death, immaculately performed if not quite honest The post Sea Wall / A Life: Personal Storytelling, Carefully…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

True West: Sam Shepard’s Brotherhood of Man by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano are excellent in a revival that's still shadowed by its previous staging The post True West: Sam Shepard’s Brotherhood of Man appeared first on N…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwardly by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Writer-director Amy Heckerling tries turning her classic movie about a '90 Beverly Hills 'Emma' into a musical The post Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwar…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Hope by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★★ This dynamic, extraordinary British import confronts our global crisis and offers insight but no answers The post The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Ho…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wild Goose Dreams: Broken Relationships, and the Internet by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ A moving story about the perils of separation gets distracted by the bells and whistles of social media The post Wild Goose Dreams: Broken Relationships, and the Internet appeared …

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The New One: Public Radio Onstage, Exactly as Exciting as It Sounds by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ The actor, comedian, and This American Life contributor Mike Birbiglia tells a wry story, for some reason onstage The post The New One: Public Radio Onstage, Exactly as Exciting as It…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Thanksgiving Play: Maybe It Wasn’t All Fun and Maize by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ This Playwrights Horizons satire amusingly skewers already well-skewered American patriotic pieties The post The Thanksgiving Play: Maybe It Wasn’t All Fun and Maize appeared fi…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Waverly Gallery: Lonergan’s Memory Play, Slim But Heartbreaking by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Elaine May is the perfect center of this very New York-y revival about aging and family The post The Waverly Gallery: Lonergan’s Memory Play, Slim But Heartbreaking appear…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Plot Points in Our Sexual Development: In a Queer Relationship, Universality by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ A careful, wry look inside a very specific relationship—and at how everyone grows up and figures themselves out The post Plot Points in Our Sexual Development: In a Queer Rela…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact: Seeking Accuracy, With Dramatic License by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale bring their best to a true-ish script about a battle over truth The post The Lifespan of a Fact: Seeking Accuracy, With Dramatic License appear…

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

What the Constitution Means to Me: Trying to Figure That Out, Wonderfully by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Heidi Schreck's entertaining, earnest exploration of our fundamental rights is a tonic for our challenging times The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Trying to Figure Tha…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Nap: No Farce Please, We’re British by Jesse Oxfeld

The latest from 'One Man, Two Guvnors' playwright Richard Bean doesn't quite make the jump from northern England The post The Nap: No Farce Please, We’re British appeared first on New …

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Lion King: Another Ride on the Circle of Life by Jesse Oxfeld

Long-Run Lookback: ★★★ The Disney warhorse still looks spectacular, even if it's not entirely engaging The post The Lion King: Another Ride on the Circle of Life appeared first on New …

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night Plays On (and On) by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic keeps dropping chandeliers, three decades later The post The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night Plays On (and On) ap…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Down the Shore, Everything’s All Right by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ The stupid, feel-good Parkway-exit musical is Jersey in a nutshell: a messy good time The post Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Down the Shore, Everything’s All Right ap…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Fire in Dreamland: A Coney Island Cyclone, With Thrills and Twists by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Rinne Groff's meditation on dreams and reality, devastation and redemption, packs a lot into a short ride The post Fire in Dreamland: A Coney Island Cyclone, With Thrills and Tw…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Royal Family of Broadway: Aiming for Times Square, Stalled in Pittsfield by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's take on the Ferber-Kaufman warhorse sharpens the 1920s satire, but not enough The post The Royal Family of Broadway: Aiming for Times Square, Sta…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Log Cabin: The ‘Gay Takeover’ Is Complete, So Now What? by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Jordan Harrison's latest, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, considers just about every issue in modern gay life, with some success The post Log Cabin: The ‘Gay Takeover’ I…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teenage Dick: Discontent, Made Glorious by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ A Richard III update that takes on high school, disabilities, and lot of excellent wordplay The post Teenage Dick: Discontent, Made Glorious appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf: A Feminist Avenger, Lost in Allusions by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ This Elevator Repair Service response to Edward Albee's classic purports to stand up for strong women but fails The post Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf: A Feminist Avenger,…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Boys in the Band: Turning, Turning, Turning by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Mart Crowley's 1968 classic, now in a starry revival that shows how far we've come, is as indelible as ever—and as confounding The post The Boys in the Band: Turning, Turning, Tu…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Beast in the Jungle: Lovely Poetry, Lousy Prose by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ John Kander's score and Susan Stroman's choreography soar; the play does not The post The Beast in the Jungle: Lovely Poetry, Lousy Prose appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Travesties: A Good Great War, Over Art and Revolution by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Tom Stoppard's early masterwork is a shell-shocked delight in revival at the Roundabout The post Travesties: A Good Great War, Over Art and Revolution appeared first on New York…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Summer: She Works Hard for the Money, Less Hard for the Story by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo, with three Donnas and an all-woman chorus, put on an entertaining, confounding biomusical The post Summer: She Works Hard for the Money, Less Hard …

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Transfers: Who Gets In, and Who Belongs? by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ In Lucy Thurber's look at college admissions and social class, the hard-working students don't get what they deserve The post Transfers: Who Gets In, and Who Belongs? appeared firs…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Children of a Lesser God: The Great White Nope by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ Lauren Ridloff is terrific in the role Marlee Matlin made famous, but that doesn't save this horribly dated play The post Children of a Lesser God: The Great White Nope appeared first…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mean Girls: Fey’s Film Is Very Fetch on Broadway by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Director-choreography Casey Nicholaw has fun playing with the Plastics — but why's it all so white and straight? The post Mean Girls: Fey’s Film Is Very Fetch on Broadwa…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Bobbie Clearly: A Portrait of a Crime, Not so Clearly by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Something terrible has happened in corn country, but the young author of this spiky play doesn't quite unpack it The post Bobbie Clearly: A Portrait of a Crime, Not so Clearly appe…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Frozen: That Old Disney Magic, This Time on Ice by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ A solid Frozen delivers the key moments and some strong performances, but it never truly lets go.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville: This Concoction Barely Hangs On by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ The Jimmy Buffett musical, a paean to chilling out, has good songs, a talented cast, and takes itself way too seriously.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How Cats Set the Stage for the Modern Mega-Musical | Cats Broadway Review by Jesse Oxfeld

Cats just re-opened on Broadway. Does the feline fantasy have what it takes for another 18-year run?

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