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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Vulnerability doesn't come easily to Eve Ensler. Neither does holding back.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:27PM
Sunday, February 4, 2018

IMPERFECT LOVE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

The Connelly Theater, on East Fourth, is an elegant old-style off-Broadway house, with gilded proscenium arch, dramatic red curtain, and ample wing space to store enormous set changes.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:21PM
Monday, January 22, 2018

MILES FOR MARY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

The more you like being in a crowded teachers' lounge in the middle of Ohio, the more you'll like Miles for Mary.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:10PM
Sunday, October 1, 2017

DESPERATE MEASURES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Something's happened to Peter Kellogg. . . .

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:17PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

THE TREASURER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Filial guilt may seem a slender thread on which to hang a whole evening. And it turns out, with The Treasurer, that it is. . . .

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:21PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Sarah Ruhl, who's usually so eager to provoke and bend rules and tease her audience, has gone mostly naturalistic and presentational with her latest.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:35PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017

MY DEAR WATSON - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Sherlock Holmes hasn't had an easy time of it on the musical stage.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 02:15PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FULFILLMENT CENTER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

The sad outweighs the funny in Fulfillment Center, at City Center Stage II at Manhattan Theatre Club, but my gosh, there's plenty of both.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:15PM
Monday, June 12, 2017

BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Bella: An American Tall Tale wore me down.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:11PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

It's called Building the Wall, and yes, the wall referred to is That Wall.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:18AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Shine: A Burlesque Musical by Marc Miller

Myriad are the pop-culture references in "Shine: A Burlesque Musical." How do you make them hold together? You don't.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

P.O. by Marc Miller

The downsizing of the workforce is one of the timeliest subjects around, but it's only given a light dusting over in "P.O.," Scott Klavan's two-hander about a pair of average-Joe postal work…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Vinnie Vidivici by Marc Miller

Vince Santoro's one-man show plays like its raison d'être is that the author had a lot to get off his chest, and this was cheaper than therapy.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Friends Like These by Marc Miller

"I like you." "Why?" Not a deathless exchange, yet as rendered with multileveled subtext in Gregory Crafts' "Friends Like These," it pierces and resonates.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

One Thumb Out by Marc Miller

Playwright Tom MacLachlan knows stagecraft and has imagination, but he hasn't organized them into a coherent theatrical statement.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

The Sneeze by Marc Miller

Anton Chekhov famously referred to his stage works as comedies, a characterization that may puzzle anyone who has ever sat through an uncut "Uncle Vanya."

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Nighttime Traffic by Marc Miller

This 90-minute show involving a time-altering drug feels twice as long. Kudos to Broadway vet Liz McCartney for bringing a note of reality to the fantasy.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Fingers and Toes by Marc Miller

1950s sensibilities clash with 2010 realities in a weird throwback to backstage musicals, but the three-person cast enchants.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical by Marc Miller

This musical version of the fabled Horatio Algers books is hopelessly old-fashioned—but in a good way.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Love Divided By/Times Three by Marc Miller

Despite some juicy roles and histrionic scenes, this trio of interrelated one-acts fails to evoke any big emotions.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

As Is by Marc Miller

Apple Core Theatre Company's production of William M. Hoffman's 1985 play about the AIDS crisis may not be ideal, but it mostly hits the right notes and is genuinely moving.SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Golf: The Musical by Marc Miller

Michael Roberts' high-energy, low-inspiration musical revue boasts a gifted company of four and enough decent yuks to get you past the sand traps.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Whatever, Heaven Allows (WHA?!) by Marc Miller

Radiohole's spoof of Douglas Sirk's film "All That Heaven Allows" plays like a bunch of kids putting on a show in their backyard and feels just a bit redundant.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

NY Review: 'Newsical the Musical' by Marc Miller

Rick Crom's material is inconsistent, but a gifted quartet sells it with panache in this often funny topical revue.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Clifford Chase's Winkie by Marc Miller

Matt Pelfrey's dramatization of novelist Clifford Chase's satire of all things current scores some salient points but undercuts itself by plunging too deeply into absurdity.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nonmusical Revue 'How to Be a New Yorker' Is Bland Tourist Fare by Marc Miller

How am I going to stretch this out into a full review? There’s so little to say about “How to Be a New Yorker,” the nonmusical revue of New York facts, sketches, and stereo…

SOURCE: at 08:00PM
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NY Review: 'The Great Pie Robbery…or, We Really Knead the Dough' by Marc Miller

"The Great Pie Robbery," Ben Tostado's send-up of 19th-century melodrama in the Fringe, feels belligerent rather than affectionate toward the genre.

SOURCE: Backstage at 03:17AM
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NY Review: 'Summer Shorts 2012: Series A' by Marc Miller

Wendy Kesselman's "Spit" and James McLure's "Drive-in Dreams" have modest charms, but Nancy Giles' "The Accidental Pundette" standup routine is hilarious.

SOURCE: Backstage at 07:15AM
Sunday, July 22, 2012

NY Review: 'Happily After Tonight' by Marc Miller

"Happily After Tonight," Mateo Moreno's fairy tale mash-up, is crowded with talent and imagination but also coarse, violent, and without purpose.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:11AM
Friday, July 20, 2012

NY Review: 'Killing Time' by Marc Miller

om Slot's serial-killer drama "Killing Time" is gory and gruesome, but its mild tone is that of a sitcom, and its victims' gallery is mostly good company.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:39AM

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