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Monday, November 5, 2018

BLACK, WHITE AND BLUE by David Cote

Although Christopher Demos-Brown s play covers important issues of race, the story and characters are two-dimensional.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

‘School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play’ Is a Pecking-Order Teen Comedy With a Punch by David Cote

MCC Theater brings back Jocelyn Bioh’s 'School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play,' a cutting comedy with an emotional wallop centered around six school girls in Ghana preparing for a …

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‘The Ferryman’ Suffers From Its Countless Irish Clichés (Including a ‘Riverdance’ Sequence) by David Cote

The whiskey flows, rainbows are spotted, tall tales are told and Irish dancing breaks out over dinner.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

St. Ann’s Acid-Rock Take on ‘Oklahoma!’ Is Sexy, Suspenseful and Surprisingly Modern by David Cote

Backstage, they apparently call it 'Woke-lahoma!'

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Monday, October 1, 2018

The Dylan Songs in ‘Girl From the North Country’ Won’t Break Your Heart—But the Musical’s Clichés Will by David Cote

Dylan songs sprinkle 'Girl From the North Country.' So do clichés.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Janet McTeer Gets Saucy in the Lively but Exhausting ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ by David Cote

A swashbuckling Janet McTeer plays idolized French actress Sarah Bernhardt in a play about her shocking 1899 depiction of Hamlet.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Rebecca Hall Haunts Her No. 1 Queer Fan in ‘Soundstage’ by David Cote

A hybrid theater-video installation by Rob Roth, 'Soundstage' casts Rebecca Hall as the archetype of a 'strong female lead,' and the object of obsession for Roth's reclusive protagonist.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

What’s the ‘Hamilton’ of the 2018 Fall Theater Season? Our Picks for the Top Contenders by David Cote

From 'The Cher Show' to productions featuring Bryan Cranston and Snoop Dogg, our picks for what will be this fall's 'Hamilton.'

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Lyrical Artistry of Broadway’s “Pretty Woman” Musical Wouldn’t Pass Muster in a Febreze Commercial | Village Voice by David Cote

Pretty Woman — the 1990 Hollywood blockbuster and now the glitzy, pop-scored Broadway spectacle — is a story of mutual transformation. In this sentimental and consumerist riff on George …

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Review: ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Is a Sweaty Garbage Fire | Observer by David Cote

Having sat through the sweaty, janky garbage fire Gettin’ the Band Back Together, I strongly suspect that producer and book writer Ken Davenport has a chest tattoo that reads (in Gothic sc…

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‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Tries to Sell Truly Forgettable Mock Rock by David Cote

It's kind-of like the Broadway version of Nickelback.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Trying to Understand Why Dopey, Shrill ‘Be More Chill’ Has So Many Fans by David Cote

'Be More Chill' lacks the yearning and pain of 'Dear Evan Hansen,' the whip-smart satire of 'Mean Girls,' and has a generic score. Why do people love it?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

CURSE OF MEDIOCRITY by David Cote

Young Jean Lee s well-executed new work is both political satire and a philosophical study of human limitations.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

‘Straight White Men’: The Best Play You’ve Ever Seen About Mediocrity by David Cote

This Broadway debut reveals Young Jean Lee as one of our boldest living playwrights.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Don’t See ‘The Damned’ to Escape—It’s the Perfect Mirror of Our Moral Decay by David Cote

It has greed, sex addiction, blackmail and craven excuses for Nazis…no cultural relevance to see here!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Joy and Tragedy in ‘Mary Page Marlowe’ Shouldn’t Make For Such Dull Viewing by David Cote

In his latest play you can't help but wonder, what happened to the bad boy Tracy Letts of yesteryear?

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Carey Mulligan Magnificently Delivers a Dark New Monologue—Onstage and Via Audiobook by David Cote

This may be Carey Mulligan's toughest role—certainly the most demanding and intense.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Ballet Lite Take on Henry James’ ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ Strains to Titillate by David Cote

Henry James would find the nearest string of pearls and clutch them if he saw what’s been done to his 1903 novella 'The Beast in the Jungle.'

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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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