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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Review: Is This A Room at by Dan Rubins

As an animation of a single document, Is This A Room feels like a refreshingly innovative concept.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Review: for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

CurtainDirector Leah C. Gardiner has crafted a production nourished by the affection shown and attention paid across this rainbowed community

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Review: The Lightning Thief at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

Review: If you had told me at age 12 that my two favorite literary protagonists — Harry Potter and Percy Jackson — would be headlining Broadway shows side-by-side in less than 15 years,…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Review: Novenas for A Lost Hospital at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

Small miracles bookend Rattlestick Theater's Novenas for A Lost Hospital in Greenwich Village.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: American Moor at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Review: American Moor at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Da Vinci & Michelangeo: The Titans Experience at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

Descriptive Excerpt:His voice catches on a plaintive note, then crescendos to peals of laughter. Is this Lear? Is this Hamlet? No, it's just Mark Rodgers. . .delivering a 2-hour lecture perf…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Review: Broadway Bounty Hunter at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

Curtainup Reviewer: Broadway Bounty Hunter Dan Rubins Descriptive Excerpt: The chance to see Annie Golden in her fiercely ridiculous (or ridiculously fierce) pursuit of justice is a bounty…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Review:Mojada at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

All of Luis Alfaro's characters are Latinx, and he offers deep contrasts between the ways that different newcomers, even within the same family, make sense of their new home and their sudde…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Review: Reborning at curtainup.com/ by Dan Rubins

Zayd Dohrn's three-person play is a family affair. Director Lori Triolo, who also acts has brought her mom and dad along for the ride: Joe-Marie Triolo's the art director and Peter Triolo…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: It Happened in Key West, Charing Cross Theatre by Dan Rubins

In 1933, the German X-ray technician Carl Tanzler (who often went by Count Carl von Cosel) snatched the body of The post Review: It Happened in Key West, Charing Cross Theatre appeared first…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Review: Falstaff, Royal Opera House by Dan Rubins

The real live horse onstage in the Royal Opera House’s revival of Robert Carsen’s 2012 production of Verdi’s glorious final The post Review: Falstaff, Royal Opera House appeared first …

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review: Evita, Phoenix Theatre by Dan Rubins

What’s new, Buenos Aires? Not much, unfortunately, in the West End revival of Evita, that singing timeline of a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. With the exception of some e…

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Review: The Adventures of Pinocchio, Ambassadors Theatre by Dan Rubins

Very young audiences may well be inspired by seeing their peers storm the stage en masse in the British Theatre Academy’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, currently playing a month-long run at…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Menier Chocolate Factory by Dan Rubins

Matilda, Annie, and School of Rock may be employing myriad youngsters on the West End, but the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre’s new musical proves that there’s plenty of youthful talen…

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Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre by Dan Rubins

Words, words, words. That’s Shakespeare, not Tennessee Williams, but I’ve seldom been more spellbound by the pursuit of language – the desperation to find the right words, the frustrat…

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Review: The Tempest, Barbican Centre by Dan Rubins

In the second scene of The Tempest, Prospero famously recounts to his daughter Miranda how the pair came to inhabit their magical island all those years ago, peppering his story with calls t…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review: Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Dan Rubins

Helen Edmundson’s Queen Anne makes a convincing case that this neglected monarch deserves more attention and that the powerful Duchess of Marlborough, Sarah Churchill, who shared a tumultu…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Review: Superhero, Southwark Playhouse by Dan Rubins

The Southwark Playhouse has had an excellent, eclectic season so far, with shows ranging from a thrilling production of conjoined twins musical Side Show, the brilliant dive into the 17th-ce…

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Review: Mitridate, re di Ponto, Royal Opera House by Dan Rubins

At the Royal Opera House’s Saturday evening performance of Mozart’s opera seria, Mitridate, re di Ponto, two parallel tales of young artists who are suddenly thrust into the spotlight co…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Otello, Royal Opera House by Dan Rubins

First things first: vocally and orchestrally, the new production of Otello at the Royal Opera House, starring the legendary Jonas Kaufmann singing the title role at last, comes close to flaw…

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Review: Romeo and Juliet, Connaught Square by Dan Rubins

It’s all about the audience in Shakespeare in the Squares’ outdoor touring production of Romeo and Juliet. From the opening 1950s Italian musical medley (the cast plays two saxophones, t…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: I Know You Of Old, The Hope Theatre by Dan Rubins

What walks like Shakespeare, talks like Shakespeare, but isn’t Shakespeare? It’s tough to keep an audience in suspense at a Romeo and Juliet or a Hamlet production these days – those t…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Working, Southwark Playhouse by Dan Rubins

I came into the European premiere of the musical Working at the Southwark Playhouse with a very specific set of associations. While the UK has not previously encountered this 1978 musical, c…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: Annie, Piccadilly Theatre by Dan Rubins

Nikolai Foster’s new Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre is decidedly a post-Matilda production. The feel-good story’s tinged with darker edges, these orphans seem shrewder and cruder than e…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: Twelfth Night, St. Mary Aldermanbury’s Garden by Dan Rubins

The Three Inch Fools’ Twelfth Night may have been the third production of the play that I’ve reviewed in 2017, but the young troupe’s jovial, musically inventive performance demonstrat…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review: On the Town, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Dan Rubins

On the Town is a story suitable for the outdoors for sure, one that charts the adventures of three sailors as they look for love during their 24 hours on land, tearing through New York City…

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review: Othello, Wilton’s Music Hall by Dan Rubins

Director Richard Twyman makes a stirring case for setting his touring production of Othello, now playing in-the-round at Wilton’s Music Hall, in modern dress. In one scene early on, when O…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: Lettice and Lovage, Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre by Dan Rubins

The first 45 minutes or so of Trevor Nunn’s production of Lettice and Lovage at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre are an utter delight. Peter Shaffer’s three-act play, originally writ…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: The Addams Family, New Wimbledon Theatre by Dan Rubins

Gomez and Morticia might be hoping for an unhappily ever after, but the UK tour of The Addams Family, now stopping off at the New Wimbledon Theatre, offers only unabashedly cheery, good-natu…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: This Was A Man, Leicester Square Theatre by Dan Rubins

Noël Coward’s 1926 This Was A Man had the good fortune to be banned before its London premiere for its casual depiction of adultery. That scandalous history has leant the play one of the …

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