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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

How Her Ancestors Reignited Her Return to Theater by Jose Solís

Quiara Alegría Hudes is back with a new work, an Off Broadway production of “My Broken Language,” adapted from her 2021 memoir.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

An Immersive ‘Next to Normal’ Debuts in Barcelona by Jose Solís

The Broadway musical and its Tony-winning star, Alice Ripley, return to the stage in this condensed and deconstructed production.

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Asked to Adapt a Classic Play, This Writer Rethought Her Life by Jose Solís

As she sought the truth for her characters on the page, Mara Vélez Meléndez’s real self began to emerge. Now she’s making her Off Broadway debut.

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Viva! Flamenco! by Jose Solís

Artistic Director Manuel Liñán on breaking new ground in a traditional form.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Heather Christian’s Choral Work Is a Study of Time. Patience, Too. by Jose Solís

The composer’s “Oratorio for Living Things,” forced to shut down because of the pandemic, returns to the Ars Nova stage in Manhattan.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A Surprising First Live Show, in the Hometown I Once Fled by Jose Solís

Back in Honduras for the first time in a decade, a critic finds hopefulness in a city’s cultural ferment — including an energetic theater troupe.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Looking from the outside in, ‘Voyeur’ reimagines the life of Toulouse-Lautrec by Jose Solís

Site-specific set pieces by Bated Breath Theatre transform New York’s West Village into Montmartre.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Review: Notes of Joy and Fear Fill This ‘Fandango’ by Jose Solís

“Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes),” an En Garde Arts production, invites audiences to experience a musical gathering popular among immigrants, this one under the threat of a raid.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Review: In ‘Skinfolk,’ the Joys of Blackness Burst From the Earth by Jose Solís

On a set that transforms the Bushwick Starr into a cave beneath a tree, Jillian Walker tells a story of her family, and of blackness in America, that aches with hope.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Review: A ‘Paradise Lost’ More Dutiful Than Divine by Jose Solís

In Tom Dulack’s take on Milton, the devils get the best lines and costumes, while Adam and Eve are a snooze.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Review: Poets Vie for the Golden Ticket in ‘Really Really Gorgeous’ by Jose Solís

In this dystopian satire, “American Idol” and “60 Minutes” still reign, the White House is in Cleveland and a pair of writers compete to save the world.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

‘Harry Connick, Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter’ Review: by Jose Solís

With showmanship and childlike wonder, one musical sensation revisits the era of another.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Review: A Multimedia Excavation of Lispector’s ‘Wild Heart’ by Jose Solís

Video projections help set the mood for an admirable adaptation of the Brazilian writer’s fragmented novel about a woman chafing against society’s restrictions.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

‘Measure for Measure’ Review: No One Is Innocent on Mardi Gras by Jose Solís

Morals are especially relative in a new production of Shakespeare’s play, set in New Orleans amid the anarchy of Fat Tuesday, 1979.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Review: ‘¡Guaracha!,’ Jubilantly Reclaiming Its Roots by Jose Solís

This art form, which stems from a classic genre of protest song, gets a new spin in a musical by Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

‘Pumpgirl’ Review: Gas for Sale but Dreams on Hold by Jose Solís

An exquisite Irish Repertory Theater revival captures a trio of lost souls aching to connect in their constricting small town.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Opinion: What people of color experience at the theater by Jose Solís

“I’m running 10 minutes late, can you leave my ticket at the box office?” Who hasn’t received the exact same text message while waiting for their companions in New York City? I chuck…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Oscar Wao Takes His Superpowers to the Stage by Jose Solís

Presenting a version of Junot Díaz’s prizewinning novel, Repertorio Español is also showing off a confident cohort of Latino actors.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Review: Lennon and McCartney Wait Out a Storm in ‘Only Yesterday’ by Jose Solís

Bob Stevens’s fond look at a life-changing night for the young Beatles should satisfy more than die-hard fans.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

‘See You’ Review: Influencers With Followers, Not Souls by Jose Solís

Five self-involved social-media obsessives don’t make for good company in Guillaume Corbeil’s play.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

A New Festival Shows Off Creators Ready to Launch by Jose Solís

If the eclectic clutch of productions in its first week is any indication, the Rave Theater Festival is off to a promising start.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Review: From Last Rites to Marriage Vows in ‘Filomena Marturano’ by Jose Solís

Resetting the Italian drama on an unnamed Caribbean island, Repertorio Español allows two rich performers to shine in a twisty romance.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: The Greeks Go Coachella in a Boisterous ‘Bacchae’ by Jose Solís

Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hendrix.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Review: Masculinity Takes a Beating in ‘Square Go’ by Jose Solís

A boy, his best friend and an unseen bully negotiate fear and fantasy in an imaginary wrestling ring, with the audience encouraged to cheer.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: A 5-Course Meal Served in One-Act Bites by Jose Solís

An Ensemble Studio Theater series includes an allegory on American intervention and a sympathetic look at a woman in distress.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

GOD SAID THIS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

"I'm happy. My cancer bring everyone together," exclaims a joyful Masako (Ako) as she lays in her hospital bed surrounded by her husband James (Jay Patterson), and their daughters Sophie (Em…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SCRAPS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

The Brooklyn of Geraldine Inoa's Scraps is one filled with ghosts.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

HURRICANE PARTY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Art dealing with natural disasters tends to focus on the phenomenon itself and the ways in which it affects the characters in the story.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Among all of Shakespeare's works, Measure for Measure stands out for being one of the most difficult to stage in modern days.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

THE METROMANIACS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

David Ives' recent plays, a series of "rediscovered" gems of French theatre, translated into English and done in verse, feel like the stage equivalent of a thrilling Jenga game.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

KOALAS ARE DICKS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

According to Larry Phillips' play Koalas Are Dicks, but they've got nothing compared to humans.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
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