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Thursday, November 19, 2015

King Charles III by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Admittedly, many of the ideas in the play are hardly new or revolutionary: the first measures to limit the scope of the British monarchy’s power date back to …

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Spring Awakening by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Aside from its notable staging, this production is also receiving a great deal off attention for facilitating the Broadway debut of Marlee Matlin, the only deaf…

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Reread Another by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee "Reread Another" is a collection of Stein’s sometimes illuminating, sometimes moving, and sometimes completely ridiculous linguistic portraits arranged into a…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Christians by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee "The Christians," Lucas Hnath’s examination of the intricacies of religion currently playing at Playwrights Horizons, comes to us at a unique cultural moment:…

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Black Book by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee "The Black Book" follows the faculty of United University while they attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding a difficult student named Collin Archer and a su…

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Foolerie by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee The premise of "Foolerie" centers on a clowning competition between the aptly named Clowne and a modern day Knave challenger. At the Earl’s behest, the two en…

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Friday, June 26, 2015

The Qualms by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Norris is interested in examining issues so often argued in black and white terms by drawing out the—pun intended—shades of grey. However, while wryly enter…

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blood Red Roses: The Female Pirate Project by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Perhaps the most unique aspect of this devised piece is the venue itself. Boarding the Lehigh Valley Barge off the docks of Red Hook, Brooklyn, is like taking a…

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fun Home by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Inside this less-than-"Fun Home" of deception and repression is an exceedingly endearing and relatable cast of characters. Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, and Beth …

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hand to God by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Though operating under the guise of a rather nonsensical comedy, Askins’ play is actually a sophisticated examination of how we handle grief. The text depicts…

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Five Times In One Night by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Through a series of five two-character scenes, Atik’s play charts the evolution (or lack thereof) of sex in humanity. While one segment depicts Adam and Eve f…

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

New York Pops: “One Night Only: Sutton Foster” by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee The concert’s triumph was due largely to its headliner, the incomparable Sutton Foster. Since her Tony Award-winning portrayal of the title character in the 2…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Diversions & Delights by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee The famous late-19th century author Oscar Wilde is a rather paradoxical historical figure. On the one hand, he was a proud Irishman quick to correct anyone who …

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

An Octoroon by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee In 2015, it’s a bold move to revive a century and a half-old play that bears a racially insensitive title, and it’s an even bolder move to refrain from apol…

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Sun and Room by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Matthew Socci, Zoë Pike and Leah Brewer In a scene from “Sun and Room” (Photo credit: Danielle Faitelson) We’ve all had those nights. Like the one where …

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No One Loves Us Here by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Playwright Ross Howard’s new work illustrates the characteristically 21st Century sentiments of unbridled selfishness, feigned apathy, and perennial disconten…

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Villainous Company by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Asking us to stoop down to the level of three women willing to do many ethically reprehensible acts in the pursuit of wealth, Cahn challenges the notions of pla…

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

The New York Pops: Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee While it may have been “Cold Outside” on the streets of New York City, the interior of Carnegie Hall was warm and cozy during Kelli and Matthew: Home for th…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Soul Doctor by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee If Shlomo Carlebach’s music holds a special place in your heart, then you will likely have a blast at this delightful, little homage of a show. If, like me, y…

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York Pops: All You Need Is Love: The Music of The Beatles by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Despite the sometimes-questionable song selection and orchestration choices, All You Need Is Love upheld the New York Pops' well-established standard of excelle…

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Back by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Set in at ill-defined Halloween party raging somewhere in the universe between life and death, Back depicts numerous formerly living Greenwich Village icons, fr…

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This Is Our Youth by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee details a specific subset of affluent, privileged, urban teenagers with no concepts for independence or ambition. In the larger context, the characters' problem…

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