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Sunday, June 3, 2018

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by David Cote

Although this is a period piece, this play reverberates with the zesty camaraderie that gay men can openly enjoy today.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

GENDER MERCIES by David Cote

Alan Ayckbourn’s new comedy-drama sketches a portrait of a man across seven decades.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

RELATIVE STRANGERS by David Cote

Unfortunately, the members of this ensemble seem as if they re acting in different plays.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

BARROOM TRAGEDY by David Cote

Revivals of this caliber do not come often.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW by David Cote

Tony Kushner’s two-part mega-drama is high art, but with plenty of sex, laughs and thrills throughout.

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UNHOLY TRINITY by David Cote

At 81, Glenda Jackson still performs with breathtaking bite and vitality.

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FEEL THE BERN by David Cote

Bernadette Peters works her magic in the revival of this joy-stuffed classic.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

COSMIC CRAZINESS by David Cote

Steve Martin’s zestless couples comedy is high on wackiness but low on laughs.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE by David Cote

A play about greed and scandal in Washington comes across as flat and uninspired.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

DEBT, BE NOT PROUD by David Cote

While entertaining, Junk is packed with a lot of trader jargon, greed and testosterone that you may feel like you ve seen before.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

THE BRUUUUCE-ICAL by David Cote

While it may not be high on drama, an evening with the Boss is always special.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

WOODLAND CREATURES by David Cote

John Doyle’s production conjures the sense of being a child at play in a forest of wondrous words.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

STAGE ROYALTY by David Cote

This greatest-hits revue celebrates the work of Harold Prince in the least interesting way.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

POLITICAL ANIMAL by David Cote

Michael Moore encourages the audience to do something – other than tweeting – to unseat our loathsome president.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

BROKEN FAMILY by David Cote

Sam Gold’s staging is unique, eloquent and at times very funny.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NORA RETURNS by David Cote

Lucas Hnath picks up where Henrik Ibsen left off in 1879.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LOOP DE LOOP by David Cote

The tone of this musical adaption is gratingly cartoonish, replacing the dry whimsy of the movie with overwrought clownishness.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

AGED LIKE A FINE KLINE by David Cote

Kevin Kline and Noël Coward’s should really get together more often.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Amélie Theater review by David Cote

Adaptation is an ancient and noble art, but some things simply work better on film. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s swoony-cartoony movie, with its saturated reds and greens, manic angles and surreal…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

FORCED TO LOOK by David Cote

When Sam Gold’s production is viewed as a counter-interpretation, the friction it creates is fascinating.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

CONNECTING THE DOTS by David Cote

Jake Gyllenhaal leads an exquisite group of actors in this superb revival.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Broadway review: Jake Gyllenhaal is amazing in Sunday in the Park with George by David Cote

Now 34 years old, the musical’s art-world satire still cuts and its emotional climax still brings tears. It began Sondheim’s late (and, arguably, most unguarded and daring) period, inclu…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

TAXICAB CONFESSIONS by David Cote

Long overdue on Broadway, Jitney is a soul-sustaining, symphonic piece by a late, great master of language.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Theater review: The Beauty Queen of Leenane comes to Brooklyn by David Cote

Tantalizingly, the first half of Beauty Queen is almost a pared-down Celtic riff on The Glass Menagerie: overbearing mother, daughter with mental problems, a gentleman caller (Marty Rea) who…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

POST-SOVIET CHEKHOV by David Cote

If Cate Blanchett weren t in this production, few people would be going to see it.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE by David Cote

Dave Malloy has put together one of the most original new musicals Broadway has seen this decade.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

THE SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION by David Cote

Simon Stephen’s drama begins with an intriguing premise but offers little to back it up.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BREAKING THE NEWS by David Cote

This fast-paced production is bursting at the seams with acting talent.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

heater review: The Encounter on Broadway amazes both ear and brain by David Cote

Closing one’s eyes in the theater can be a sign of boredom or exhaustion. But shutting the peepers at Simon McBurney’s utterly transfixing mind-tickler The Encounter is a valid expressio…

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Theater review: Spamilton sparks a satiric uprising against Hamilton by David Cote

You’re over Hamilton: We get it. After hysterical reviews, obscene ticket prices and all the awards ever, enough is enough. The media coverage has grown so predictable, the hype is so perv…

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Friday, August 26, 2016

The 20 worst Broadway musicals of the millennium by David Cote and Adam Feldman

From Thou Shalt Not to Amazing Grace, 20 of the absolute stinkiest flops the Great White Way has seen since 2000

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