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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Review: In ‘Still,’ Confessions Doom Two Reunited Lovers by Rhoda Feng

Despite a juicy premise, this Colt Coeur production, starring Tim Daly and Jayne Atkinson, never manages to take off.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Review: In ‘American Rot,’ the Painful Legacy of the Dred Scott Case by Rhoda Feng

Kate Taney Billingsley’s play starts with a fictional apology, but then segregated choirs and a racist waitress create tonal dissonance.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Effect by Rhoda Feng

Side effects may vary: in Lucy Prebble’s play, love and romance go head-to-head with an experimental antidepressant. Paapa Essiedu as Tristan and Taylor Russell as Connie in The Effect. C…

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

You always know exactly where the story’s going in this play by Rhoda Feng

“Shutter Sisters” at 1st Stage tells the story of two women whose lives intertwine in obvious ways.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

‘Munich Medea: Happy Family’ Review: A Friendship Crushed by the Past by Rhoda Feng

Themes of incest and sexual abuse of minors loom large in this strikingly becalmed play named after a legendarily vengeful Greek mother.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Review: The Fractious Family Ties in ‘The Animal Kingdom’ by Rhoda Feng

Conflicting ideas of guilt, identity and genetics do battle in this quietly galvanizing play by Ruby Thomas.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

‘United States v. Gupta’ Review: Father’s Trial, Daughter’s Song by Rhoda Feng

Deepali Gupta offers a meandering and muddled take on the trial of Rajat Gupta, a former head of McKinsey & Company.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Here We Are by Rhoda Feng

The brunch must go on: the final musical by Stephen Sondheim sends up a group of trapped plutocrats à la Buñuel. Cast of Here We Are. Photo: Emilio Madrid. Here We Are, by Stephen Sondhe…

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Monday, October 16, 2023

‘The Lights Are On’ Review: Catastrophizing About the Future by Rhoda Feng

Time — and a whole lot more — stands still in Owen Panettieri’s static drama about a doomsday prepper.

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Monday, September 25, 2023

‘Mary Gets Hers’ Review: A Spiky Update of a Medieval Tale by Rhoda Feng

Emma Horwitz makes her Off Broadway debut with an adventurous retelling of a devotional play from the 10th century.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Four Theater Artists to Watch This Fall by Laura Collins-Hughes, Alexis Soloski, Brittani Samuel and Rhoda Feng

We spoke with two actors and two playwrights who will be in the spotlight this season.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

‘Pay the Writer’ Is Just One Point in This Relationship Play by Rhoda Feng

Despite its thunderbolt of a title, the focus of this memory play is on the relationship between a self-involved author and his long-suffering agent.

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Friday, July 14, 2023

Review: In ‘The Saviour,’ Past Trauma Is Very Much Present by Rhoda Feng

The gravitational pull of the hurts of yesteryear is on vivid display in Deirdre Kinahan’s drama at Irish Repertory Theater.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Review: An All-Female ‘Richard III’ Makes for an Evening of Discontent by Rhoda Feng

The New York Classical Theater adaptation, playing in New York’s city parks, feints toward novelty but offers little in the way of originality.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Review: ‘Being Mr. Wickham’ Tracks a Rake’s Progress by Rhoda Feng

In this “Pride and Prejudice” spinoff from Original Theatre, Jane Austen’s infamous knave attempts to set the record straight.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

‘Emilie’ Review: Defending, and Defining, a Life by Rhoda Feng

In her new play, Lauren Gunderson explores the legacy of the 18th-century French mathematician and philosophe Emilie du Châtelet.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Four Rising Theater Stars to Watch This Spring by Roslyn Sulcas and Rhoda Feng

These actors turned playwrights all excavate memories and meaning from their lives in creating these four shows, which arrive in New York in the coming months.

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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
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