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Friday, March 19, 2021

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Outlandish Comedy Is as Funny as It Gets by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver, and Kristine Nielsen in Christopher Durang's convulsively neo-Chekhovian Disneyish idyll The post Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Ou…

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Monday, March 15, 2021

The Last Five Years: Jason Robert Brown’s Dissection of Marriage, in Song by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Dynamic two-character musical more than retains its power under the spell of Tony-winning director Jason Michael Webb The post The Last Five Years: Jason Robert Brown’s Dis…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: A Minor Portion of Guettel’s Major Song Cycle by Steven Suskin

The second installment doesn't have quite the power of the first, nor the likely power of the forthcoming final two chapters The post Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: A Minor Portion of Guet…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Simply Sondheim: The Master in Revue, Yet Again by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Arlington's Signature Theatre brings us a worthy (if unfocused) evening of Sondheim, headlined by Norm Lewis, Emily Skinner, and Conrad Ricamora The post Simply Sondheim: The…

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Myths and Hymns Chapter 1, Flight: Adam Guettel and Friends Soar by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The astonishing song cycle from the “The Light in the Piazza” composer is reconceived for streaming, with exciting results The post Myths and Hymns Chapter 1, Flight: Ad…

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

An Evening With Audra McDonald: Online Gala Reveals Star in Top Form by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The exceptional entertainer brings her superb concert act onto your screen The post An Evening With Audra McDonald: Online Gala Reveals Star in Top Form appeared first on Ne…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Prom: Streep and Corden Conquer All, with Sequins by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Ryan Murphy brings the Broadway musical to the screen, with sparkling glitz and plenty of heart The post The Prom: Streep and Corden Conquer All, with Sequins appeared first …

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Anyone Can Whistle: New (Old) Complete Recording of Iconoclastic Sondheim Masterwork by Steven Suskin

The ill-fated early musical by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents is extravagantly celebrated, with Julia McKenzie and Maria Friedman in the spotlight The post Anyone Can Whistle: New (Old…

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Spellbinding as a One-Man Cast of Fifty by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Theatrical magic works its wonders in this marvelous telling of the time-tested tale of the triumph of humanity over humbug The post Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Jef…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Tells Us What We Need to Hear by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The award-winning play is even more relevant today, dangerously so The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Tells Us What We Need to Hear appeared first on N…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Yet another engrossing and perceptive visit with Richard Nelson and the Apple family The post Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family appeared fi…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hamilton: Your Living Room As the Room Where It Happens by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ An exquisite capture of the original production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterpiece, with the original cast, now on your computer screen The post Hamilton: Your Living Room …

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Intermission Talk: Five Bites of the Apple (Family) by Steven Suskin

Richard Nelson's newest installment in his celebrated Apple Family series "opens" online on Wednesday, and the first four plays are available for viewing The post Intermission Talk: Five Bi…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Intermission Talk: Outrageous Slings and Arrows by Steven Suskin

The exceptional Canadian series, set at a facsimile of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is re-released just in time for us to savor it The post Intermission Talk: Outrageous Slings and Ar…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Intermission Talk: One Man, Two Guvnors, Your Screen by Steven Suskin

National Theatre Live brings James Corden and his Tony-winning performance into your home The post Intermission Talk: One Man, Two Guvnors, Your Screen appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Intermission Talk: About the Alan Jay Lerner-Kurt Weill “Love Life” by Steven Suskin

Am influential, pioneering concept musical from 1948 which lost its way The post Intermission Talk: About the Alan Jay Lerner-Kurt Weill “Love Life” appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Intermission Talk: About Mack & Mabel by Steven Suskin

The inauspicious origins of the ill-fated Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart musical, recently revived at City Center The post Intermission Talk: About Mack & Mabel appeared first on New York …

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Playbill Viewing: A Memorable Carousel, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn by Steven Suskin

The 2013 concert is available to stream on Prime Video and Broadway HD.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Madison Square Mockingbird: Atticus & Company on the Big, Big Stage by Steven Suskin

Public school students—18,000 of them—spend an afternoon at the hit Broadway production based on Harper Lee's novel The post Madison Square Mockingbird: Atticus & Company on the Big,…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dana H.: Mother’s Day, with Knives and Tats by Steven Suskin

★★★★ A phenomenal and indescribable play from Lucas Hnath, with the astonishing Deirdre O’Connell The post Dana H.: Mother’s Day, with Knives and Tats appeared first on New York …

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Sabbath Girl: Bagels and Knishes, With Spicy Mustard by Steven Suskin

★★ Orthodox Boy meets Italian girl, loses girl, gets girl… The post The Sabbath Girl: Bagels and Knishes, With Spicy Mustard appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Darling Grenadine: Quirkily Charming New York Love Story, with Tunes by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Songwriter Daniel Zaitchik scores big with this endearing, small-scale musical comedy The post Darling Grenadine: Quirkily Charming New York Love Story, with Tunes appeared firs…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Jerry Herman, A Memorial Celebration: A Grand Afternoon for Singing by Steven Suskin

A flavorfully joyful, star-packed salute to the composer of Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and myriad favorite showtunes The post Jerry Herman, A Memorial Celebration: A Grand Afternoon for Singing ap…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Grand Horizons: Senior Citizen Sex Comedy Gets Boost from Jane Alexander by Steven Suskin

★★ Strong comedy performances offset the surprisingly mild script by the usually adventurous Bess Wohl The post Grand Horizons: Senior Citizen Sex Comedy Gets Boost from Jane Alexander a…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My Name Is Lucy Barton: Her Name Is Laura Linney, in an Illuminating Performance by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Elizabeth Strout’s best-seller is convincingly brought to the stage in Rona Munro’s adaptation, directed by Richard Eyre The post My Name Is Lucy Barton: Her Name Is Laura L…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Sing Street: The Magic of ‘Once’ Is Not Replicated, Alas by Steven Suskin

★★★ John Carney, Enda Walsh, and NYTW’s new Dublin-based musical is hampered by uninspired plotting The post Sing Street: The Magic of ‘Once’ Is Not Replicated, Alas appeared fir…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Thin Place: Lucas Hnath Unspools a Minimalist Ghost Story by Steven Suskin

★★★ Not much happens in this slight play by the author of ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ The post The Thin Place: Lucas Hnath Unspools a Minimalist Ghost Story appeared first on New Yo…

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Harry Connick Jr.: Celebrating Cole Porter With Brass and Multimedia by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The crooner smoothly guides us through the Porter songbook, sparking the evening with theatrical surprises The post Harry Connick Jr.: Celebrating Cole Porter With Brass and Mu…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven: Stephen Adly Guirgis Strikes Again by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ An overstuffed, engrossing, masterful new play from Pulitzer winner Guirgis The post Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven: Stephen Adly Guirgis Strikes Again appeared first …

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand: Wheezy Geriatric Comedy, with Fart Jokes by Steven Suskin

★★ Len Cariou does his best to charm his way through George Eastman’s creaky comedy The post Harry Townsend’s Last Stand: Wheezy Geriatric Comedy, with Fart Jokes appeared first on …

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Inheritance: A Magnificent Look at the Post-‘Angels in America’ World by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Matthew Lopez's two-part play, with Stephen Daldry at the helm, is not to be missed The post The Inheritance: A Magnificent Look at the Post-‘Angels in America’ World app…

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