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Monday, October 25, 2021

Ziel Dance Theater: “And There it Was” by Darryl Reilly

Magnificent leaps, graceful gestures with his hands and arms, grand turns, and Martial Arts-style moves are all to be experienced by Tomislav Nevistic’s exceptional modern dance technique.…

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Clifford Odets in Staten Island by Darryl Reilly

An idealistic down on his luck Filipino American father home schools his two children. To teach them about The Great Depression and the present U.S. economy, he has them study the plays of C…

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Friday, October 22, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy by Darryl Reilly

Wearing costume designer Katrina Lindsay’s artful business attire is the distinguished British trio of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Adrian Lester. They initially portray the three …

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Lackawanna Blues by Darryl Reilly

Employing his majestic vocal and physical talents, Santiago-Hudson supremely differentiates each of his brief characterizations with specificity and pathos. There’s also a poignant dynami…

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

F.I.R.E. by Darryl Reilly

Ms. Blauvelt has a fine ear for contemporary dialogue, sharply delineates her seven characters and gradually sets up a credible plot. The resolution is a familiar take on the financial world…

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Hindsight by Darryl Reilly

The pop music classics of the 1980’s intermixed with audio clips of President Ronald Reagan telling jokes is an apt pre-show soundtrack to playwright Alix Sobler’s "Hindsight." With Stop…

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Scott Raneri: Extra! Extra! by Darryl Reilly

The title, Extra! Extra! refers to Raneri’s past livelihood as a prolific screen background player in such television shows as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “I’m finally playing the lead …

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Ruth Stage and The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation by Darryl Reilly

A highlight of the benefit is to be a rehearsal sequence of the troupe’s upcoming revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin" Roof, featuring cast members Alison Fraser and Austin Pendleton. The product…

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Last of the Love Letters by Darryl Reilly

We’re transported to Ms. Chen’s boldly oppressive spacious prison set with bars, an austere bed, a urinal, a tank to vomit in, and a retractable metal staircase for a menacing authority …

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Monday, August 23, 2021

The Book of Moron by Darryl Reilly

“Do I believe in heaven and hell or another parallel universe? If I parallel park in a parallel universe will I be double parking?” muses the affable performer Robert Dubac during his c…

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Alma Baya by Darryl Reilly

"Alma Baya" is distinguished by its impressive production design which wondrously theatricalizes what we’re used to from experiencing science fiction on the screen and television. Scenic d…

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Trial on the Potomac: The Impeachment of Richard Nixon by Darryl Reilly

Rich Little, belatedly making his New York stage debut in the role of Richard Nixon is the show’s magnetic anchor. George Bugatti crafts a wild scenario, meshing Allen Drury’s sense of p…

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+ by Darryl Reilly

For "The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+" which wildly lives up to its title, director Maarten Cornelis updates Wilde’s scenario to present day New York City. Currency is in dollars; …

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Friday, July 2, 2021

The Watering Hole by Darryl Reilly

There are installations, written words, video projections, and recorded spoken word. One setting is intended as a break area where patrons can dance or play with beachballs. Other interactiv…

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Aporia: “Morning Was Safe” by Darryl Reilly

Two police detective partners have breakfast while working a case at a generic U.S.A. hotel in author Gabriel Nathan’s electric 15-minute play Morning Was Safe. Mr. Nathan’s dialogue cra…

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Two Jack Lemmon Triumphs by Darryl Reilly

He died 20 years ago today at the age of 76. Why am I moved to note this anniversary? For the same reason I was compelled to see "Tribute" onstage. Viewing 1973’s "Save the Tiger" as a chi…

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Darryl Reilly: Podcast Guest by Darryl Reilly

During Mr. Reilly’s breezy segment his life, career and views on theater were discussed. The Bronx-born Reilly has been a critic for seven years, is a member of the Drama Desk and has a BF…

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Grodin on Letterman by Darryl Reilly

Grodin created his meta gag in 1973, which was that he was playing a snide and combative version of himself. He was so good at it that some audience members gasped at his rudeness and home v…

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

George Rose Recalled by Darryl Reilly

Highlights of Ed Dixon’s sharp writing and grand acting inlcude joyous recreations of George Rose in My Fair Lady and The Pirates of Penzance, a sad mini portrait of Ray Walston and being …

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Consider Your Ass Kissed by Darryl Reilly

“We have remained dear friends for 45 years, so I know the stories she has to tell. You’ll love this!” wrote Alex Trebek of Ruta Lee in his foreword. The post Consider Your Ass Kissed…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Edward Morehouse (1924 – 2021) by Darryl Reilly

The HB Studio Facebook page thread about his death was filled with former students’ testimonials of his greatness. There was mention of a video of him on YouTube, it’s a revelation. The …

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Importance of Being Earnest by Darryl Reilly

Of course, there’s Wilde’s brilliance with his ingenious epigrams, the barbed skewering of the British class system and the precise plot. Most importantly, this glorious document preserv…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Darryl Reilly

Cameron Cueva Clarke and Logan Alexis Troyer , each offer riveting performances energetically rendering the poignant complexities of their dysfunctional characters. Director Tyler Riley’s…

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag! by Darryl Reilly

The captivating cast of actors who are here drag artistes is comprised of Philip McLeod, Ryan Stutz, Cammerron Baits, Jacob P.S. Lemmenes, and Sam Brackley. While striding around and danc…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

John Cullum: An Accidental Star by Darryl Reilly

This glorious career retrospective solo show by the 91-year-old two-time Tony Award-winner has been crisply filmed for streaming. The post John Cullum: An Accidental Star appeared first on …

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Ruth Stage’s 50/50 Raffle by Darryl Reilly

A distinguished local theater company’s pandemic-delayed revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens in January 2022, and there’s a novel raffle to fund it. The post Ruth Stage’s 50/5…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

The Bloomingdale Theater Company by Darryl Reilly

NYC-based actor Connor Chase Stewart has founded a troupe which performs scenes from classic plays via Zoom as an artistic outlet during the pandemic. The post The Bloomingdale Theater Comp…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

John Heilpern (1942-2021) by Darryl Reilly

Darryl Reilly, Critic English journalist John Heilpern died of cancer at the age of 78 on January 7, 2021, in New York City. Mr. Heilpern’s sparkling reportage of the London theater scene …

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Remembering Jason Robards by Darryl Reilly

The great American actor died 20 years ago today at the age of 78. I became fascinated with him during his 1970’s consecutive Oscar-winning renaissance. The post Remembering Jason Robards …

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Listening Pleasures by Darryl Reilly

Sam Fragoso, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Santopadre and Studs Terkel’s broadcasts have provided me with entertainment and enlightenment during this pandemic. The post Listening Pleasures ap…

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Friday, December 4, 2020

The 1970 Tony Awards by Darryl Reilly

Darryl Reilly, Critic “This is my first award, so please be kind” cooed Noël Coward after he sauntered down a spiral staircase to accept his 1970 honorary Tony Award from Cary Grant, wh…

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All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre