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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Manahatta by Tulis McCall

By Tulis McCall “Manahatta”, now at the Public Theater, is a snappy and disturbing play that will make you reconsider Manhattan, whether or not you want to  “Manahatta” in Lenape me…

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Friday, December 1, 2023

Russ Lorenson: Standard Time: Live In New York at the Triad by Tulis McCall

Every track on this album draws inspiration from composers who themselves have been torchbearers of the classic standards—artists like Michael Feinstein, Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzare…

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Friday, November 24, 2023

Scene Partners by Tulis McCall

Watching "Scene Partners" by John J. Caswell, Jr. at the Vineyard Theatre felt like an out of body experience.  I was watching something, but I had no idea what it was.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Hell’s Kitchen by Tulis McCall

Seems as though there are three sets of people in the world.  The first group knows all about Alicia Keys and has been following her for decades.  The second group wouldn't know her if the…

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Harmony – A New Musical by Tulis McCall

A pause here to praise these six actors.  They are astonishing in their talent, their enthusiasm and their commitment to every moment they are on stage.  They dance, sing, become puppets, …

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I Can Get It For You Wholesale by Tulis McCall

We meet Harry as a young man who remembers being robbed of his earnings as a messenger for the rag business.  As an adult, when faced with eviction, Harry steps on the wrong treadmill and n…

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Baggage at the Door by Tulis McCall

Aber walks us through a variety of methods she uses to defeat the PTSD that has built up over the past four January episodes and makes her terrified of being seen.  At the same time, being …

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Marilyn Maye at 54 Below by Tulis McCall

Logic tells us Marilyn Maye, at 95, must be on the way down.  But the way she works a room, it feels like up to me.

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Sesame Street The Musical by Tulis McCall

Big Bird is not part of this musical, but the other mainstay characters more than make up for it.  Cookie Monster eats the set.  The Count counts.  Elmo dances up a storm.  And Bert and …

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Friday, October 20, 2023

All The Devils Are Here by Tulis McCall

Each character that Page gives us is a marvel of precision, execution and the flame of human spirit that connects us all.

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Norbert Leo Butz Sings Torch Songs For A Pandemic by Tulis McCall

In this show his musicianship is out in front.  He begins at the piano, gliding through his earlier years.  After a bit he is joined by Nick Blaemire and Ethan Slater on guitar, piano and …

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

DIG by Tulis McCall

as the play concludes Rebeck drops us off in the neighborhood near where the story started.  Where truth was a bargaining chip.  Curiosity was the coinage of the realm.  And possibility w…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

JOB by Tulis McCall

This play is not a walk in the park.  It is a running of the gauntlet.  Both these characters are playing a high stakes game, and because of the combination of writing, direction and perfo…

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Trippping On Life by Tulis McCall

By Tulis McCall Let me tell you something about Lin Shaye   This woman has worked.  A lot.  Since 1975 when she had a small role in Hester Street, she has worked steadily in film and te…

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Pay The Writer by Tulis McCall

With a title like "Pay The Writer" you might think that this is a play about just that, or about the  tension between wirters and, well, everyone else.  You would be wrong.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Let’s Call Her Patty by Tulis McCall

What is so remarkable about "Let's Call Her Patty" at the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center, is that it is unremarkable.  

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The Doctor by Tulis McCall

The ideas in this play are not new, but they are newly laid out.  And of course in this political climate of fake news and lies as truths they are still relevant.

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Friday, July 28, 2023

One Woman Show by Tulis McCall

Not my cuppa, I'm afraid.

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Just For Us by Tulis McCall

OK THIS goes on my FAVORITES list. When Edelman drops us off at the final bus stop you realize we have doubled back around to the beginning.  He leaves us where he found us, except we are t…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground by Tulis McCall

One person shows that are biographical are always a bid dodgy. For one thing, the author has to come up with a reason for the character onstage to be talking at all - because the character i…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Days Of Wine and Roses by Tulis McCall

Watching O’Hara and D’Arcy James in "Days of Wine And Roses" is both thrilling and exhausting.  These two thoroughbreds navigate this difficult and overwritten score with grace and self…

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Tickets for New York, NewYork on SALE thru January 14, 2024 by Tulis McCall

... a new block of tickets for the nine-time Tony Award nominated new musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, are now available for performances through Sunday, January 14, 2024

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Primary Trust by Tulis McCall

There are several ways for a man to deal with a childhood trauma. He might seek out psychotherapy. He could delve into meditation. Or, if he is Kenneth, the central character in Eboni Booth�…

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Saturday, May 13, 2023



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Friday, April 28, 2023


2023 CHITA RIVERA AWARD NOMINATIONS BROADWAY OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A BROADWAY SHOW   Steven Hoggett, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot Susan…

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2023 Drama Desk Nominations by Tulis McCall

2023 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS Outstanding Play A Case for the Existence of God, by Samuel D. Hunter, Signature Theatre Fat Ham, by James Ijames, The Public Theater and National Black Theatre L…

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

New York, New York by Tulis McCall

Theatre is a temple.  We go there to open our hearts and let them be touched by someone or something unexpected.  We willingly place ourselves in a seat and hope for the best.  With "New …

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Goodnight, Oscar by Tulis McCall

This is a hodge-podge of disappointing writing and direction.  Levant is a person I saw on many a movie screen - THAT guy I cared about. This Levant - not so much.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Tulis McCall

Everybody performed with grace and commitment.  For whatever reason I did not feel much more than interested.  This, as I have said many times, is part of the magic of the arts and particu…

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Plays for the Plague Year by Tulis McCall

Today's catastrophe becomes yesterday's property in an instant. We are bombarded with information that most of us neither need nor want with the result that what should be remembered and hel…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

White Girl In Danger by Tulis McCall

By Tulis McCall I don’t know where to begin. More than once duing the performance of “White Girl In Danger” by Michael R. Jackson my guest and I looked at one another and said, “What…

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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