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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST by Brian Scott Lipton

J.T. Rogers’ award-winning 1996 play – telling the complex story of the 1993 Peace Accords – gets adapted for HBO.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 06:48PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

RED, WHITE AND BLUES by Brian Scott Lipton

Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis star in the highly accomplished film version of August Wilson’s play.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:18PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

NOT AN EVENT TO REMEMBER by Brian Scott Lipton

Ryan Murphy applies his “more is more” style to a star-studded, slightly gooey film version of the Broadway musical.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:12AM
Friday, November 13, 2020

BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Brian Scott Lipton

This book features an extraordinary collection of behind-the-scenes shots taken by British photographer Simon Annand over the past 37 years.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:54PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A SUBLIME TRIBUTE by Brian Scott Lipton

The two-hour-plus event was filled with magic moments, and honored both the intricacies and simplicity of Sondheim’s oeuvre.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 01:48AM
Thursday, April 16, 2020

SOMETHING SHINY IN THE DARK by Brian Scott Lipton

The New York Drama Critics Circle has announced its winners, and awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on April 28.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 10:18PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

HEARING IS BELIEVING? by Brian Scott Lipton

Dierdre O’Connell stars in a fascinating solo play that asks, can you ever really know a person?

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:54PM
Monday, February 17, 2020

FRESH BLOOD by Brian Scott Lipton

This is one Dracula you can count on for an evening’s worth of worthwhile entertainment.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:42PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020

OPPORTUNITY LOST by Brian Scott Lipton

If it weren’t for the valiant efforts of the six-person cast, this production might have come up completely lame.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:24AM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

IMPERFECT UNION by Brian Scott Lipton

Bess Wohl’s play features characters we can all recognize, brought to life by a first-rate cast.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:36PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020

LIPTON'S TOP PICK OF 2019 by Brian Scott Lipton

Annette Bening is a revelation in a production that still rings true seven decades later.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:48PM
Saturday, January 11, 2020

BEST OF 2019 by Brian Scott Lipton

Annette Bening is a revelation in a production that still rings true seven decades later.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 05:32PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019

PRECISELY ABSURD by Brian Scott Lipton

Farce isn t easy to pull off, but this group does it wonderfully.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 10:18PM
Monday, December 9, 2019

Review: Greater Clements by Brian Scott Lipton

Legacies of the past connect and collide throughout Samuel D. Hunter’s ambitious, multi-layered “Greater Clements,” now on view at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre.

SOURCE: cititour.com at 10:06PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019

CRASH LANDING by Brian Scott Lipton

Joshua Ravetch’s new work takes flight and lands with a thud in practically equal measure.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:03PM
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Review: Jagged Little Pill by Brian Scott Lipton

Audiences should be prepared to swallow a supersized dose of angst if they choose to attend “Jagged Little Pill.”

SOURCE: cititour.com at 10:11PM
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Review: The Young Man from Atlanta by Brian Scott Lipton

One of the joys – and occasional sorrows -- of Horton Foote’s many works is the opportunity to periodically revisit the lives of characters with whom we’ve become acquainted in the pas…

SOURCE: cititour.com at 10:13PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019

MUSICAL RELATIVITY by Brian Scott Lipton

An imaginative staging is paired with a talented ensemble.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 01:42AM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Review: The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Brian Scott Lipton

As might be expected, there are explosions galore in Lauren Gunderson’s “The Half-Life of Marie Curie,” a brilliantly acted two-hander now having its world premiere at the Audible Thea…

SOURCE: cititour.com at 11:45PM
Monday, November 11, 2019

Review: Fires in the Mirror by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Benjamin Washington (“The Boys in the Band”) delivers a tour-de-force performance under Saheem Ali’s mostly invisible direction in "Fires in the Mirror."

SOURCE: cititour.com at 10:19PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Review - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

Adrienne Wareen is simply the best in Tina

SOURCE: cititour.com at 10:51PM

Review: Peter Dinklage stands tall in Cyrano by Brian Scott Lipton

The show’s tallest order has been fulfilled as Dinklage brings his now-signature brand of razor-sharp wit, melancholy, intelligence – and a decent baritone singing voice – to the piece…

SOURCE: cititour.com at 07:21PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

READ BETWEEN THE LIES by Brian Scott Lipton

Kathleen Chalfant embodies Mabel Loomis Todd, who s remembered for editing Emily Dickinson s poetry, in this solo play.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:42PM
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY by Brian Scott Lipton

Harvey Fierstein creates a finely detailed portrait of the late Bella Abzug, a strong Democratic politician who made her mark on her time.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:18PM
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Review: The Sound Inside by Brian Scott Lipton

Adam Rapp has taken his own words to heart in this remarkably intense and gorgeously written play – perhaps the finest in his long career.

SOURCE: cititour.com at 11:21PM

MAN EATER by Brian Scott Lipton

This crowd-pleasing show is an utter delight for any musical theater fan.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:24PM
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Review: Linda Vista by Brian Scott Lipton

Deeply humane, often hilarious and ultimately heart-wrenching, Tracy Letts’ “Linda Vista" is a mass of contradictions and conflicts...

SOURCE: cititour.com at 10:51PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: The Height of the Storm by Brian Scott Lipton

As those theatergoers who’ve seen French dramatist Florian Zeller’s last two American imports – “The Father” and “The Mother” – are aware, traditional theatrical concepts suc…

SOURCE: cititour.com at 11:49PM
Friday, September 20, 2019

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Tucker’s sincere new play sees three couples trying to take the best approach to their autumn years.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:12AM
Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Wives by Brian Scott Lipton

“Wives” is somewhat redeemed by its female actors: three wonderful performers – Purva Bedi, Adina Verson and Aadya Bedi – who make the most of every opportunity given them.

SOURCE: cititour.com at 10:35PM
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Review: Derren Brown "Secret" by Brian Scott Lipton

The one thing I can absolutely tell you about “Secret.” You will be kicking yourself if you don’t snatch up a ticket while you can!

SOURCE: cititour.com at 09:50PM

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