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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: If I Forget by Brian Scott Lipton

There are layers upon layers of plot, themes, and revelations in Steven Levenson’s new play, “If I Forget,” now being given an immaculately acted production by Tony winner Daniel Sulli…

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Monday, February 20, 2017


The conversation flows uninterrupted for 100 minutes in Wallace Shawn’spolished production.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review: Evening at the Talk House by Brian Scott Lipton

In Wallace Shawn’s aptly-named “Evening at the Talk House,” now being given a polished production by The New Group and director Scott Elliot at the Pershing Square Signature Center, co…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: Man from Nebraska by Brian Scott Lipton

Is there any actor around better at portraying the so-called “everyman,” – especially the complicated everyman – than Reed Birney? As he brilliantly proved last year in his Tony-winn…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: The Liar by Brian Scott Lipton

Given today’s political climate, you might think Classic Stage Company’s new production, “The Liar,” is an expose of Washington’s politics.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Cititour Review: Tell Hector I Miss Him by Brian Scott Lipton

The darker side of Puerto Rican culture is brought vividly to life in “Tell Hector I Miss Him,” an accomplished debut effort by Paola Lazaro, now at Atlantic Theater Stage II.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cititour Review: The Present by Brian Scott Lipton

Cate Blanchett makes her Broadway debut with the blazingly charismatic Richard Roxburgh in The Present.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

MAN OF TWO FACES by Brian Scott Lipton

Daniel Craig hands in a career-defining performance as the malevolent and malicious Iago.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

ZOO YORK by Brian Scott Lipton

This new musical uses the frenetic environment of New York to tell a story of life in motion.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cititour Review: Dear Evan Hansen by Brian Scott Lipton

Anyone who has ever felt unloved, rejected, isolated, or barely survived high school (have I left anyone out?) will relate to Dear Evan Hansen, the heart-stirring and often shattering new mu…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cititour Review: A Bronx Tale by Brian Scott Lipton

Those boys from Jersey are heading away from the Great White Way next month, but there will still be some do-wop, sweater girls and Italian gangsters on Broadway...

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cititour Review: Sweet Charity by Brian Scott Lipton

You will probably have to leap to the box office immeditely if you want any chance to see Tony winner Sutton Foster in the New Group’s utterly captivating re-imagination of the classic 196…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Cititour Review: "Dead Poets Society" by Brian Scott Lipton

Actor Jason Sudeikis urges his small band of students to seize the day in "Dead Poets Society"

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cititour Review: Terms of Endearment by Brian Scott Lipton

I wish I had more endearing terms for Dan Gordon’s stage adaptation “Terms of Endearment” than faithful or well-meaning.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Cititour Review: "Master Harold"...and the Boys by Brian Scott Lipton

Few plays reveal such hidden depths as Athol Fugard’s 1982 masterwork “MASTER HAROLD"…AND THE BOYS.

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TRIALS OF RE-ENTRY by Brian Scott Lipton

Rachel Weisz plays a character struggling to adjust to the mundane aspects of society after the intensity of war.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cititour Review: Finian's Rainbow by Brian Scott Lipton

Finian's Rainbow at the Irish Repertory Theatre is an elegant gift to bequeath to an audience.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cititour Review: Les Liaisions Dangereuses by Brian Scott Lipton

Josie Rourke’s new production of Christopher Hampton’s “Les Liaisions Dangereuses” is so extremely compelling... it's required viewing for serious theatergoers.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cititour Review: The Front Page by Brian Scott Lipton

There are a lot of crimes mentioned during the nearly three hours of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s 1928 comedy “The Front Page” – murder, kidnapping, graft – but it’s the one…

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Cititour Review: "A Life" by Brian Scott Lipton

David Hyde Pierce Enlivens "A Life"

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cititour Review: Tick Tick…Boom by Brian Scott Lipton

Reality inevitably intrudes on any production of “Tick Tick…Boom,” now being given its first major Off-Broadway revival by the Keen Company at the Acorn Theatre.

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Cititour Review: Love, Love, Love by Brian Scott Lipton

Mike Bartlett’s often hilarious, ultimately troubling comedy “Love, Love, Love,” now at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre...

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Monday, October 17, 2016

HUMAN FOIBLES by Brian Scott Lipton

Chekhov’s great play has always been a tricky one, but an opportunity to get it right is wasted here.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cititour Review: Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

“Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical” will absolutely chase your blues away for two hours, but it isn’t quite good enough to warrant making a return reservation.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cititour Review: The Layover by Brian Scott Lipton

Perhaps there should be seat belts installed at Second Stage, because Leslye Headland’s dark-hued, thoroughly unsettling drama “The Layover” is full of turbulence, unexpected turns, an…

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cititour Review: Engagements by Brian Scott Lipton

If you’re under 30, or work or play with people under 30, you probably know someone like Lauren, the heroine/anti-heroine of Lucy Teitler’s incisive comedy “Engagements,” now receivi…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NIMBLE ON THEIR FEET by Brian Scott Lipton

Cats continues to polarize audiences after all these years.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Cititour Review: Privacy by Brian Scott Lipton

Daniel Radcliffe returns to the stage in Privacy.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cititour Review: Motown the Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

There’s dancing in the streets of Manhattan again. 41st Street to be exact, the home of the Nederlander Theater where the crowd-pleasing “Motown the Musical” has resurfaced, 18 months …

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cititour Review: Oslo by Brian Scott Lipton

“Oslo,” J.T. Rogers’ dazzling drama about the back-channel peace talks that led to the groundbreaking (if short-lived) peace treaty between Israel and the PLO, now being given a 14-kar…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Cititour Review: Taming of the Shrew by Brian Scott Lipton

...William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” a raucous, if now very politically incorrect, comedy in which a free-thinking firebrand of a woman learns to submit to the whims of …

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