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Friday, June 14, 2019

25th anniversary for Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Simon Saltzman

Gorgeous production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

New perspective on Alcott novel by Simon Saltzman

Alcott novel gets feminist touch

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Review: Framkie and Johnny at the Clair De Lune at by Simon Saltzman

This new Broadway revival has two extraordinary actors simply having a good time romp

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Exciting and shamelessly amusing "The Curse of the Starving Class" by Simon Saltzman

Signature Theatre revival of Sam Shepard's ground-breaking 1978 play

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Monday, May 20, 2019

"Enter Laughing" Hilarous little known treasure by Simon Saltzman

York Theatre Company revival of "Enter Laughing."

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Monday, May 6, 2019

"Too Heavy For Your Pocket" at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J. through May 19, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Donnell E. Smith as Bowzie. Although I previously saw this award-winning (2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award) play a year ago in New York, it made a lasting impression on me, one that ma…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

"The Plough and the Stars" at the Irish Repertory Theatre through June 22, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Maryann Plunkett, Sarah Street and Ed Malone   Photo credit: Carol RoseggIt would be very easy to be under the delusion that I was not, in fact, at the Irish Repertory Theater in NYC but ra…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Low-key musical "Benny & Joon" highlights off-beat charm of its characters by Simon Saltzman

A review of musical stage version of 1993 film

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Terrific revival of Miller's emotions-extracting play by Simon Saltzman

A review of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Roundabout Theater

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“All My Sons” Roundabout Theater Co. at the American Airlines Theater. Opened April 22, 2019. Ends June 23, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Tracy Letts and Annette Bening   (photo credit: Joan Marcus) What irony there is having productions of Arthur Miller’s excellent emotions-extracting drama “All My Sons” emerge with a…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"Burn This" is given a new if not entirely successful life on Broadway by Simon Saltzman

Review of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" on Broadway

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

"King Lear" at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. (through July 7, 2019) by Simon Saltzman

Ruth Wilson and Glenda Jackson  (photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe) It is to be expected that a seasoned critic would have seen William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” more than once, perhaps…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Often hilarious, often chilling "Do You Feel Anger" by Simon Saltzman

Review of play at Vineyard Theater

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 doyoufeeltheanger19.html by Simon Saltzman

hilarious/often chilling play that moves gainfully from silly to serious to surreal

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"Juno and the Paycock" at the Irish Repertory Theatre through May 23, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Maryann Plunkett and Ciaran O'Reilly  (photo credit: Carol Rosegg) What Sean O’Casey’s political tragicomedy “Juno and the Paycock” lacks in plot, it makes up for in characterizatio…

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Review:The Immigrant at by Simon Saltzman

an immigrant saga that still resonates . .

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Kiss Me, Kate" Roundabout Theatre Company Studio 54 (through June 2, 2019) by Simon Saltzman

          Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase  (photo credit: Joan Marcus)Another opening, another revival of “Kiss Me, Kate” or perhaps re- titled “Kick Me, Kate,” as this is what…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Review:Superhero at by Simon Saltzman

Overall, this musical has quite a few nice moments but they are just not quite super enough to insure its success.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review:Boesman and Lenaby at by Simon Saltzman

A powerfully directed and performed new production of Athol Fugard's play

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

“Merrily We Roll Along” Fiasco Theatre for Roundabout at the Laura Pels Theatre, 111 W. 46th Street through April 7, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

Courtesy of Joan Marcus From left: Manu Narayan, Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld in 'Merrily We Roll Along' Theat It has become a pleasure for me to look forward to performances by The Fi…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Mies Julie at by Simon Saltzman

excellent text, eminently reflective of its characters

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review: Roan @ The Gatesat by Simon Saltzman

Christina Gorman has picked a thorny, topical and timely subject on which to build a dramatic story American soul.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

"True West" Opened January 24, 2019 at the Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre by Simon Saltzman

Ethan Hawke and Paul DanoPhoto credit: Joan Marcus What is it about Sam Shepard's “True West” that packs a wallop each and every time I see it -- and that is four times if memory serves?…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Review: Colin Quinn Red State Blue State at by Simon Saltzman

Colin Quinn's observations on the chaotic state of our Union

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Friday, January 18, 2019 by Simon Saltzman

all three plays are calculated to sting, surprise and stir up the kind of feelings you might otherwise not care to acknowledge.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Review: On Blueberry Hill at by Simon Saltzman

a short play buoyed by riveting performances On Blueberry Hill

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

“Choir Boy” Opened January 8, 2019 at the Manhattan Theatre Club at The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Simon Saltzman

Jeremy Pope and members of the cast Photo credit: Matthew MurphyTarell Alvin McCraney's “Choir Boy” premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stage II in 2013. It is now in revival wit…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

“The Other Josh Cohen” Opened at Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43th St. Nov. 12, 2019. by Simon Saltzman

Members of the supporting castphoto credit: Caitlin McNaneyOkay, so you missed this terrific show during its brief Off-Broadway run in 2012 and then perhaps missed it again when it showed up…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre Opened December 13, 2018 by Simon Saltzman

Jeff Daniels and Gbenga Akinnagbe (photo: Julieta Cervantes)The good news is that Jeff Daniels is a terrific Atticus Finch -- without diminishing the memory of the sterling Academy Award-win…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"The Winter's Tale" (now through December 30) at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey by Simon Saltzman

Jon Barker and Erin Partin (photo: Jerry Dalia)You can really feel the chill of winter in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of Shakespeare partly morose, partly magical “A…

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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