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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The True starring Edie Falco by Brian Scott Lipton

Edie Falco delivers the kind of riveting, tour-de-force performance that basically makes “The True” worth the price of your ticket.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Brian Scott Lipton

Here are a few of the collective reactions audience members can expect to feel while watching Jen Silverman’s provocative, intentionally messy “Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties,” n…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

TUNING OUT THE WAR by Brian Scott Lipton

Bernard Shaw s 1919 dramedy remains a multi-dimensional portrait of human nature.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

STRIKE BREAKERS by Brian Scott Lipton

Lillian Hellman s play gets off to a slow start, but it really comes alive in the second act.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Review: Be More Chill by Brian Scott Lipton

Adults (especially those attending without the young ones) may be less inclined to swallow this Chill pill.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: The New One by Brian Scott Lipton

Is there anyone out there in either the comedy world or the theatrical scene capable of delivering more laughs per minute than Mike Birbiglia? I don’t think so

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Review: Twelfth Night by Brian Scott Lipton

“If music be the food of love, play on,” is undoubtedly one of the most famous lines in William Shakespeare’s comic romance “Twelfth Night,” and there is equally little doubt that …

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Review: The House That Will Not Stand by Brian Scott Lipton

The House That Will Not Stand is "extremely thought provoking." You will enjoy "every tantalizing morsel."

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Head Over Heels is "truly enchanting" by Brian Scott Lipton

Since not all of us can afford a summer getaway, a trip to “Head Over Heels” featuring the music of the 1980s girl group The Go-Go’s, may be the brief but satisfying vacation we all ne…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: Straight White Men by Brian Scott Lipton

Hollywood heartthrob Armie Hammer makes his stage debut in "Straight White Men."

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Review: Fire in Dreamland by Brian Scott Lipton

It not altogether surprising that in “Fire in Dreamland,” Rinne Groff’s alternately haunting and banal new play at the Public Theater, the main character’s dream of a new life is jus…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever by Brian Scott Lipton

What will you see if you go to the Irish Repertory Theatre’s revival – or should I say –revisal of Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane’s 1965 Broadway musical “On A Clear Day You Can S…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review: Carmen Jones by Brian Scott Lipton

The moment Anika Noni Rose takes the stage as the title character of the 1943 musical “Carmen Jones,” you will instantly recall how transcendent a performer this Tony Award winner can be…

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Review: Girls & Boys by Brian Scott Lipton

Dennis Kelly’s “Girls & Boys,” being performed by the astounding Carey Mulligan at the Minetta Lane Theatre, is a must-see production.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: Vitaly - An Evening of Wonders by Brian Scott Lipton

The latest in a surprisingly long line of illusionists who have graced the New York stage, Russian-born Vitaly Beckman will definitely have you asking yourself (or your companion) “How did…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

MAGIC IN THE AIR by Brian Scott Lipton

The Band’s Visit dominated the musical categories at an exciting night at the Tony Awards.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Review: Dan Cody’s Yacht by Brian Scott Lipton

What separates the “haves” from the “have nots”? It’s certainly one of the most pressing questions facing Trump-era America, and one that the playwright Anthony Giardini seems to h…

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Review: The Great Leap by Brian Scott Lipton

Football is much better known than basketball for its so-called trick plays, from the “Statue of Liberty” to “the Flea Flicker,” so perhaps we need to invent a new term to describe w…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: The Boys in the Band by Brian Scott Lipton

High expectations, tinged with just a little bit of dread and a pinch of skepticism, may be in the minds of many people as they enter the Booth Theater for the first-ever Broadway production…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Review on Peace for Mary Frances by Brian Scott Lipton

“Have you ever seen a worse family than this?”, the rather sensible Rosie (Natalie Gold) asks a visiting social worker at the beginning of Act II of “Peace for Mary Frances,” Lily Th…

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Review on The Beast in the Jungle by Brian Scott Lipton

This highly ambitious and extremely moving “dance play” is now mesmerizing audiences at the Vineyard Theatre.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Paradise Blue by Brian Scott Lipton

In works as diverse as “Skeleton Crew” and “Pipeline,” the playwright Dominique Morriseau can be heard clearly, often educating us about the truth of the African-American experience …

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Review: Dance Nation by Brian Scott Lipton

Dance Nation opens a flood of physical and emotional changes and desires.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

ALMOST ROMANCE by Brian Scott Lipton

Marin Ireland and Nathan Darrow make this rare revival worth the trip.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Countdown to the Tony Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

Yes, theater lovers, the long wait is over: the 2018 Tony Award nominations have been announced. And while we won’t know the winners until Sunday, June 10, there is cause for celebration f…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

A MESS OF MANIACS by Brian Scott Lipton

There is a lot going on in this clever, well-written work by David Ives.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Review: Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh by Brian Scott Lipton

The casting of superstar Denzel Washington in the lead role of glad-handing salesman Theodore “Hickey” Hickman will likely introduce this play to a whole new cadre of theater lovers.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Brian Scott Lipton

Once again, there’s magic to do on Broadway. Jack Thorne’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” has settled in for a long run at the Lyric Theatre. And there are way more witches and…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Review: My Fair Lady by Brian Scott Lipton

I think I could I grow accustomed to seeing this “My Fair Lady” on a weekly basis.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

BROADWAY SCORES BIG by Brian Scott Lipton

From musicals to dramas to big star turns, there was plenty to celebrate on Broadway this past year.

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GIVING UP THE NOOSE by Brian Scott Lipton

Martin McDonagh brilliantly executed plot gets the gold-star treatment by this director and ensemble cast.

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