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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Martha Plimpton on Why Tales of Presidential Strife Pair Well With Aimee Mann’s Music by Joe Dziemianowicz

Martha Plimpton delivers covers of Aimee Mann's songs alongside stories of troubled American commanders-in-chief (so many choices!) for the latest American Songbook Series.

SOURCE: The New York Observer at 07:30AM
Friday, February 15, 2019

WEIGHTY THEMES by Joe Dziemianowicz

These two solo shows offer meditations on big topics but don t make much of an impact.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 04:24PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BOUNCY TUNES by Joe Dziemianowicz

This take on Irving Berlin’s 1950 musical comedy is a smooth but unremarkable ride.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:06PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New York Theater Is About to Get F**ked Up by Joe Dziemianowicz

The playwrights of three new Off-Broadway works on why they chose unprintable titles.

SOURCE: The New York Observer at 08:30AM
Monday, February 4, 2019

INTEGRITY TO THE END by Joe Dziemianowicz

Robert Bolt s production dramatizes the life of Sir Thomas More, who was willing to put his principles on the line.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:04PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019

EVERY WOMAN by Joe Dziemianowicz

Fine performances can t make up for the lackluster script by Stephen Belber.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:06PM
Friday, January 25, 2019

Paul Dano fails to rival Ethan Hawke in soft ‘True West’ revival by Joe Dziemianowicz

When Ethan Hawke relieving himself onto a houseplant becomes one of the most noteworthy moments in a Broadway show, it’s safe to say it’s been a soggy night of theater. That’s what awa…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:30AM
Sunday, January 20, 2019

SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET by Joe Dziemianowicz

Jack Neary has written an intriguing play, but the second act has a few too many twists for its own good.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:06PM
Thursday, December 27, 2018

From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘King Kong’: Theater’s hits and misses of 2018 by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tina Fey, King Kong and Harry Potter all made their marks in New York theater in 2018, with varying degrees of success. There were no perfect musicals. On Broadway, Fey’s sly humor made �…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:36PM
Friday, December 14, 2018

‘Mockingbird’ is still relevant 60 years later on Broadway by Joe Dziemianowicz

Not long into this new “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a young girl considers what she’s just heard in a courtroom. “All rise,” says Scout, marveling at the weight of the words while imag…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:42AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bryan Cranston’s brilliance can’t save gimmicky ‘Network’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

In Broadway’s “Network,” Bryan Cranston does the impossible: Playing Howard Beale, the so-called mad prophet of the airwaves, he makes Peter Finch’s Oscar-winning turn feel like yest…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Monday, December 3, 2018

‘The Cher Show’ will leave you feeling moonstruck by Joe Dziemianowicz

If I could turn back time, I’d rewind to my night at “The Cher Show” for another happy high. Think I’m kidding? Snap out of it! Granted, the jukebox musical that opened on Broadway M…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:04PM

MOMENTARY PEACE by Joe Dziemianowicz

This a capella musical celebrates when British and German troops observed an informal ceasefire in WWI.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 06:06PM

ANSWER THE CALL by Joe Dziemianowicz

Bilingual American women worked as telephone operators in World War I, and their story is turned into a stirring musical here.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:36AM
Monday, November 19, 2018

CRACKING THE CODE by Joe Dziemianowicz

A smart script and fine performances drive this drama about human consciousness.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:54PM
Friday, November 16, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA by Joe Dziemianowicz

Though the story isn t perfect, this new Broadway musical is a bit of breezy fun with a peppy score.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 04:48AM
Sunday, November 11, 2018

RELUCTANT DAD by Joe Dziemianowicz

Mike Birbiglia puts his self-deprecating wit to work in his solo Broadway show about becoming a father.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:18PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Broadway’s ‘King Kong’ is a gorilla-sized mess by Joe Dziemianowicz

Show me the monkey! That gargantuan gorilla in “King Kong” is the top banana of the $35 million musical that opened Thursday night on Broadway. Too bad that most everything else wrapped …

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:42PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PAGEANTRY SPOOF by Joe Dziemianowicz

Larissa FastHorse takes on hot-button issues with a deliciously funny approach.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 03:06AM
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Elaine May leads a strong ensemble in heart-wrenching ‘Waverly Gallery’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Old age isn’t for sissies. And as painful as that reality is, Kenneth Lonergan faces it head-on in “The Waverly Gallery,” his affecting, funny-sad memory play about the wrenching and r…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:24PM
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe gets his facts straight in ‘Lifespan’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

They’re Broadway’s new odd couple: an eager-beaver fact-checker and an arrogant author who treats the truth like Silly Putty. That’s the setup for “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the so-…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:11PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

GENDER ROLES by Joe Dziemianowicz

In Theresa Rebeck’s clever and entertaining comedy, actress Sarah Bernhardt is determined to play Hamlet.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:06PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

FAITH ERODES by Joe Dziemianowicz

Craig Lucas latest play takes on a cluttered mess of themes – with two sets of actors to make it extra complicated.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 02:54AM
Friday, September 21, 2018

POLITICS AS USUAL by Joe Dziemianowicz

Sharr White s political drama never quite catches fire, but Edie Falco is strong in the lead role.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 04:36PM
Friday, August 17, 2018

40-YEAR-OLD ROCKERS by Joe Dziemianowicz

This cliché-filled musical is derivative of all that came before it, without the tunes to back it up.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:24PM
Thursday, August 16, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ musical just feels wrong in the #MeToo era by Joe Dziemianowicz

The hooker with the heart of gold is singing a new tune — but it’s the same old icky story. “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” which opened Thursday on Broadway, boasts slick direction and…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:01PM
Saturday, May 26, 2018

‘Othello’ director: ‘I highlight love, not race’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Cue the green-eyed monster — and racist slurs.

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 03:13PM

Summer theater stars ‘Pretty Woman,’ Armie Hammer, the Go-Gos by Joe Dziemianowicz

Our lips aren’t sealed. With a Go-Go’s jukebox musical, a happy hooker, and free Shakespeare all on deck, summer theater is heating up.

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 06:00AM
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

‘Beast in the Jungle’ review: Dance play lets feet do the talking by Joe Dziemianowicz

Creators John Kander, David Thompson and Susan Stroman previously collaborated on "The Scottsboro Boys.'

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 08:00PM

Andy Karl to star in ‘Pretty Woman’ on Broadway by Joe Dziemianowicz

Broadway’s red-light district has a new John — actually, Edward.

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 01:36PM
Monday, May 21, 2018

NY high school student's art show benefits Parkinson's research by Joe Dziemianowicz

Math, chemistry, English and royal etiquette are on high schooler Sydney Goldstein’s to-do list.

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 05:27PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
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Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards