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Friday, November 6, 2015

In ‘The Hot Rock,’ Gems on View Before Their Time by Daniel M. Gold

Robert Redford and Zero Mostel are among the cast members in this 1972 caper comedy screening at Film Forum.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Review: In ‘Pimm’s Mission,’ Seeking Clues to a Deadly Blast by Daniel M. Gold

Christopher Stetson Boal’s drama, at the 59E59 Theaters, toggles between an F.B.I. interrogation and flashbacks of a friendship.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Fringe Festival Journal: 'The Swearing Jar' by DANIEL M. GOLD

Review of "Swearing Jar" at Fringe festival

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The Ghosts of Unquiet Souls Doomed in a Wartime Ghetto by Daniel M. Gold

In Dybbuk at Theater for the New City, the English playwright Julia Pascal turns a folk tale—about a dislocated soul that inhabits a living person—into an existential meditation.

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Theater Review | 'Skin Deep': Fabulous Lodging, Clothing Optional by DANIEL M. GOLD

Rich Orloff’s “Skin Deep,” at Theater 54, is a would-be sex comedy of manners.

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Theater Review | 'Reservoir': Soldier Returns to Pressures at Home and Chaos Within by Daniel M. Gold

“Reservoir” by Eric Henry Sanders, brings “Woyzeck,” that classic of a soldier gone mad, up to date.

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Theater Review | 'Starry Messenger': Science and Religion on a Collision Course at Galileo’s Trial by Daniel M. Gold

“Starry Messenger,” a one-act play by Ira Hauptman, revolves around Galileo’s trial in 1633 and the clash between science and religion.

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Theater Review | 'The Great Divide': Frontier Woman’s Desperate Proposition by Daniel M. Gold

“The Great Divide,” an obscure 1906 melodrama written by William Vaughn Moody, provides clichéd characters who, at their best, are intriguing reflections of a changing nat…

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Fringe Festival in Review by ANDY WEBSTER, DAVID ROONEY, RACHEL SALTZ and DANIEL M. GOLD

New York Times writers review five shows that made their debuts in the early days of this year’s New York International Fringe Festival.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Theater Review: ‘Olympics Über Alles,’ a Story of the 1936 Games by Daniel M. Gold

“Olympics Über Alles” hopscotches among decades as it recounts how Marty Glickman and another Jewish runner were pulled from an American relay team in the Berlin Games.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Theater Review: ‘Clinton: The Musical’ Makes Everybody Look Bad by Daniel M. Gold

In “Clinton: The Musical,” a former president is so conflicted that he is portrayed by two actors and the humor is so low that Kenneth Starr wears leather and fishnet.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Theater Review: ‘The Religion Thing,’ From Project Y, at Cell Theater by Daniel M. Gold

Friends prompt a Jewish husband and a Roman Catholic wife to debate in “The Religion Thing,” at the Cell Theater.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Theater Review: ‘Within the Law’ Is a Revival Focusing on Social Justice by Daniel M. Gold

A working-class woman unjustly sent to prison plots revenge against well-heeled members of society in “Within the Law,” a Progressive Era melodrama revived at the Metropolitan Playhouse.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Theater Review: Jim Brochu Honors Broadway Colleagues With ‘Character Man’ by Daniel M. Gold

In this solo show at Urban Stages, Jim Brochu portrays Zero Mostel and other Broadway actors who were recognizable if not household names.    

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Theater Review: ‘My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer,’ at the Flea Theater by Daniel M. Gold

Brian Watkins’s play, “My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer,” tells the story of two sisters in their 20s, living with their ailing mother on the high plains, and desperate for a way out. …

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Theater Review: In ‘Philosophy for Gangsters,’ Ideas Are Deadly by Daniel M. Gold

In “Philosophy for Gangsters,” a college graduate being groomed to lead the family business puts the concept of determinism squarely in her cross hairs.    

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Theater Review: ‘The Preacher and the Shrink,’ at the Beckett by Daniel M. Gold

In “The Preacher and the Shrink,” at the Beckett Theater, a young woman moves back home and soon accuses a young minister in her father’s church of molesting her.   &nbs…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Theater Review: ‘Bronx Bombers’ Revisits the 1977 Yankees by Daniel M. Gold

“Bronx Bombers” centers largely on the volatile relationships of the Yankees team of 1977, while summoning ghosts of other eras of the team’s history.    

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Theater Review: In ‘The Great Society,’ a Conflicted Lyndon B. Johnson by Daniel M. Gold

In Alexander Harrington’s new drama, “The Great Society,” the complex and conflicted Lyndon B. Johnson comes across as the biggest Vietnam-era pacifist in the White House.  &…

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Theater Review: ‘rogerandtom’ by Julien Schwab, at Here Arts Center by Daniel M. Gold

Metatheatrical techniques pepper the comedy “rogerandtom” and add to its mystical feeling.    

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Theater Review: ‘La Ruta,’ a Portable Production by Working Theater by Daniel M. Gold

The seats are cardboard boxes in a truck for playgoers making the journey with the immigrants of “La Ruta.”    

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Theater Review: ‘Bodega Bay,’ by Elisabeth Karlin, at Abingdon Theater by Daniel M. Gold

The play “Bodega Bay,” about a mousy Staten Islander’s search for her mother, is intended to pay theatrical homage to Hitchcock, but its true horror is not intentional.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Theater Review: Allan Sherman’s ‘Fig Leaves Are Falling,’ From 1969 by Daniel M. Gold

Allan Sherman’s 1969 musical “The Fig Leaves Are Falling” is given a new treatment by UnsungMusicalsCo. at the Connelly Theater in the East Village.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Theater Review: ‘The Last Seder,’ by Jennifer Maisel, at the Mint Theater by Daniel M. Gold

“The Last Seder,” a comic drama by Jennifer Maisel, depicts a family assembling at a holiday and wrestling with a range of troubles across two generations.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Theater Review: ‘Wild Man in Rome,’ a Solo Show by Matthew Maguire by Daniel M. Gold

In “Wild Man in Rome,” Matthew Maguire riffs on a range of places and characters in a 65-minute monologue at the Wild Project.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Theater Review: ‘Hard Times: An American Musical’ at the Cell Theater by Daniel M. Gold

“Hard Times: An American Musical” at the Cell Theater, part of the 1st Irish Theater Festival, looks at the life and works of the songwriter Stephen Foster.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Theater Review: Michelle Clunie in Her Play ‘Us,’ at the Lion Theater by Daniel M. Gold

The romance between a Hollywood actress and a Washington politician, born in the 2008 campaign, is put to the test in “Us.”

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Theater Review: Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters by Daniel M. Gold

A musical by Sam Davis and Sean Hartley is mixed in with one-acts by Paul Rudnick, Neil LaBute and James McLure in a six-script festival at 59E59 Theaters.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Theater Review: ‘Serious Money,’ by Caryl Churchill, at Atlantic Stage 2 by Daniel M. Gold

Caryl Churchill’s 1987 satire, “Serious Money,” gets a timely revival from the Potomac Theater Project.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Theater Review: ‘Potted Potter,’ a Parody, at the Little Shubert Theater by Daniel M. Gold

“Potted Potter,” at the Little Shubert Theater, takes a humorous look at the seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Theater Review: ‘Miracle on South Division Street’ at St. Luke’s Theater by Daniel M. Gold

The comedy “Miracle on South Division Street” at St. Luke’s Theater finds a family holding on tight to its secrets.

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