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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Four Saints in Three Acts: Gertrude Stein’s Prose-Poem Brilliantly Played by David Finkle

★★★★★ David Greenspan delivers the magnetic, quizzical piece in 90 masterful minutes The post Four Saints in Three Acts: Gertrude Stein’s Prose-Poem Brilliantly Played appeared…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, September 19, 2022

This Beautiful Future: Not So Beautiful Future for World War II Love Story by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ German Soldier-French Woman lovers, with Austin Pendleton, Angelina Fiordellisi back-up singing The post This Beautiful Future: Not So Beautiful Future for World War II Love…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Remember This: A Highly Memorable Holocaust Message by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A Polish World War II hero tells his painful story, David Strathairn does the fine acting The post Remember This: A Highly Memorable Holocaust Message appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:59PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jasper: A Jarring Drama of Parents With Severely Compromised Son by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ A devoted yet at-odds couple seen only tentatively dealing with diversity The post Jasper: A Jarring Drama of Parents With Severely Compromised Son appeared first on New Yo…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

The Memory Exam: A Fantasy That Tests Credulity More than Memory by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ A somewhat trying 90-minuter in which characters must try to remember, like it or not The post The Memory Exam: A Fantasy That Tests Credulity More than Memory appeared firs…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Strings Attached: Science, Love, Jealousy in an Uneasily Tied Package by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Science as a cogent subject for our time, handled with only mild success The post Strings Attached: Science, Love, Jealousy in an Uneasily Tied Package appeared first on New…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, September 4, 2022

Kinky Boots: The Lauper-Feinstein Tuner Kicks Up its Heels Off-Broadway by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The hit musical returns in full Broadway strength, under Jerry Mitchell's guiding hand The post Kinky Boots: The Lauper-Feinstein Tuner Kicks Up its Heels Off-Broadway app…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:28PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Once Upon a (korean) Time: Marvelous Stories Told by Marvelous Tellers by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Bold new playwright Daniel K. Isaacs tells stories, with beauty The post Once Upon a (korean) Time: Marvelous Stories Told by Marvelous Tellers appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Monday, August 29, 2022

Two Jews, Talking: Exactly, Mildly What the Title Promises by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell in a 60-minute-plus, two-part comedy The post Two Jews, Talking: Exactly, Mildly What the Title Promises appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Monday, August 1, 2022

The Nosebleed: Cheerful Ritualistic Play About Grief, Of All Things by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Aya Ogawa writes, directs and performs in new play at LCT3's rooftop theater The post The Nosebleed: Cheerful Ritualistic Play About Grief, Of All Things appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:30PM

The Butcher Boy: Dark New Musical About Psychotic Young Man by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Princeton senior Asher Muldoon adapts 1992 Patrick McCabe novel, Ciarán O'Reilly directs, Barry McNabb choreographs The post The Butcher Boy: Dark New Musical About Psychoti…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Oresteia: The Aeschylus Classic Trilogy Modern -Dressed-Up for Today by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Director Robert Icke has his semi-effective, semi-not adapted way with the Greeks, a strong cast helping things along The post Oresteia: The Aeschylus Classic Trilogy Modern …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 02:42PM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

The Kite Runner: The Best-Selling Novel Soars Sky-High on Stage by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Matthew Spangler adapts the Khaled Hosseini work, with Giles Croft directing a taut 13-member cast The post The Kite Runner: The Best-Selling Novel Soars Sky-High on Stage ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:55PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Seagull: Elevator Repair Service Takes Aim at Anton Chekhov’s Classic by David Finkle

★☆☆☆☆ John Collins directs a laboring 11-member cast in a revival (revisal?), to little avail The post Seagull: Elevator Repair Service Takes Aim at Anton Chekhov’s Classic appe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:56PM
Friday, July 15, 2022

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Western Stage Adaptation Hits Target by David Finkle

★★★★☆ An outstanding cast shines in this stage adaptation of the short story on which the John Wayne-Jimmy Stewart film was based The post The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Western…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 02:58PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Richard III: Shakespeare’s Crooked in Several Ways Villain as Court Fashion Plate by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Director Robert O'Hara has his own thoughts about the tragedy, with Danai Gurira as the last York monarch The post Richard III: Shakespeare’s Crooked in Several Ways Villa…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:00AM
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Into the Woods: The Beloved Sondheim-Lapine Musical in Full Bloom by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Lear deBessonet directs, Lorin Latarro choreographs the fairytale show, with hugely skilled ensemble The post Into the Woods: The Beloved Sondheim-Lapine Musical in Full Blo…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:24PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hamlet: The William Shakespeare Classic Declassified, and the Rest Is Silence by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Almeida Theatre production, directed by Robert Icke, with Alex Lawther as Hamlet, Jennifer Ehle as Gertrude The post Hamlet: The William Shakespeare Classic Declassified,…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:01PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Orchard: Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard Spectacularly Reimagined by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Director Igor Golyak and outstanding creative team at strong work, with Jessica Hecht, Mikhail Barishnikov featured The post The Orchard: Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard Spe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:20PM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Lessons in Survival: 1971: James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni Eloquently Talk Race by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Commissary puts an enthralling 1971 interview onstage, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Crystal Dickinson featured The post Lessons in Survival: 1971: James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Snow in Midsummer: Updated Chinese Ghost Tale of Injustices Hits Drifts by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig takes on a 13th-century dramatist, with Zi Alikhan directing a hard-working cast The post Snow in Midsummer: Updated Chinese Ghost Tale of …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

…what the end will be: A Black, Very Gay Family Cleverly Handles Ends and Means by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mansa Ra's comedy-drama with Margo Bordelon directing an outstanding cast, headed by Keith Randolph Smith The post …what the end will be: A Black, Very Gay Family Cleverly …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Dreaming Zenzile: Strongly Remembering Miriam Makeba in 29 Songs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Somi Kakoma writes and appears in a tribute to the legendary singer, with Lileana Blain-Cruz directing The post Dreaming Zenzile: Strongly Remembering Miriam Makeba in 29 Son…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan Musical Remains Superb by David Finkle

★★★★★ Conor McPherson writes, directs a first-rate production about the Depression with large, strong ensemble The post Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan Musical Remains Super…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:26PM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the World by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Edouard Louis adapts his tough memoir about a troubled boyhood, Thomas Ostermeier directing The post Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the W…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:10PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High Seas by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Taki McGarrick's eye-opening historical play, directed by Nicola Murphy, with a quintet of superlative actors The post Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:01PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer Romance by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Screenwriter Pamela Gray adapts her 1999 movie, with songs by Paul Scott Goodman and AnnMarie Milazzo The post A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:22PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poetry Scholar by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mona Mansour's three-acter, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, with a vibrantly versatile six-member cast The post The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:53PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breathtakingly Revived by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Awoye Timpo directs a superb cast, featuring Brittany Bradford and Thomas Sadoski as a mixed-race couple The post Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Threaten to Founder by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Sanaz Toossi writes perceptively, as Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs fa cast of five, Marjan Neshat among them The post Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Thre…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Friday, April 29, 2022

Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing by David Finkle

★☆☆☆☆ Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga and director Sam Gold try Shakespeare The post Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:54PM

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