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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Judgment Day: Gleeful Fun with Jason Alexander and Patti LuPone by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Santino Fontana, Michael McKean and more in Rob Ulin's wily look at good and (mostly) bad The post Judgment Day: Gleeful Fun with Jason Alexander and Patti LuPone appeared fi…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 09:01AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings): Jackie Hoffman Happily Soars by David Finkle

★★★★☆ E. Dale Smith's clever dramedy spin on "Fiddler on the Roof," also with Kelly Kinsella The post Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings): Jackie Hoffman Happily Soars appeared firs…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 08:00PM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Watering Hole: Timely Immersive Theater (if Flawed) by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Lynn Nottage, Miranda Haymon, and others look at adjusting to life's contemporary basics The post The Watering Hole: Timely Immersive Theater (if Flawed) appeared first on N…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 07:00PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Waiting for Godot: Beckett’s Masterpiece Pandemic-ized, Sorta by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Scott Elliott (mis)directs Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Wallace Shawn, and Tarik Trotter The post Waiting for Godot: Beckett’s Masterpiece Pandemic-ized, Sorta appeared fir…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 01:31PM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Sutton Foster Bring Me to Light: The Musical Leading Lady De-Lights by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Raul Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, Joaquina Kalukango, Wren Rivera join the festivities The post Sutton Foster Bring Me to Light: The Musical Leading Lady De-Lights appeared first o…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 03:44PM
Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Royale: Marco Ramirez Looks Closely at Systemic Racism by David Finkle

★★★★★ Rachel Chavkin's hot 2016 Lincoln Center production streamed with five actors at their best The post The Royale: Marco Ramirez Looks Closely at Systemic Racism appeared firs…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 07:01PM
Thursday, April 8, 2021

John Cullum, An Accidental Star: 76 Minutes of Broadway Joy by David Finkle

★★★★☆ At 91, the determined headliner sings and talks through his two Tony-winning career The post John Cullum, An Accidental Star: 76 Minutes of Broadway Joy appeared first on New…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 08:00PM
Friday, April 2, 2021

Amour: Love Has Creative Musical Trouble Conquering All by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Blithe Montmartre short story by Marcel Aymé tuned by Michel Legrand and Jeremy Sams The post Amour: Love Has Creative Musical Trouble Conquering All appeared first on New Y…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 10:01AM
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Romeo & Juliet: Matthew Bourne Has His Way With Shakespeare by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The famous young lovers now meet and die in a Veronese crazy house for hyperkinetic teenagers The post Romeo & Juliet: Matthew Bourne Has His Way With Shakespeare appeare…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 12:12PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Yours Unfaithfully: Get to Know Your Friendly Drawing-Room Comedy by David Finkle

★★★★★ Miles Malleson's forward-looking play well presented by director Jonathan Bank and cast The post Yours Unfaithfully: Get to Know Your Friendly Drawing-Room Comedy appeared fi…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 03:43PM
Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Car Man: Dance Master Matthew Bourne Takes on Bizet’s Carmen by David Finkle

★★★★★ A 19th-century opera classic as a 21st-century dance classic The post The Car Man: Dance Master Matthew Bourne Takes on Bizet’s Carmen appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 06:00PM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: Adam Guettel’s Work Section Sorta Works by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The second installment of Ted Sperling's "Saturn Returns"revise offers some first-rate ingredients. The post Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: Adam Guettel’s Work Section So…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 01:20PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

All On Her Own: Janie Dee Lays Bare Terence Rattigan’s Fierce Monologue by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A foremost 20th-century playwright gets his due in this impeccably streamed presentation The post All On Her Own: Janie Dee Lays Bare Terence Rattigan’s Fierce Monologue ap…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 12:00PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Little Wars: Women Writers Talk Bitingly During World War II by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Playwright Steven Carl McCasland confronts Lillian Hellman with Gertrude Stein and other gossips The post Little Wars: Women Writers Talk Bitingly During World War II appeare…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 05:15PM
Friday, December 18, 2020

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: August Wilson Hits the Screen Singing by David Finkle

★★★★★ Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star, George C. Wolfe directs from Ruben Santiago-Hudson's adaptation The post Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: August Wilson Hits the Screen Sing…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 07:02PM
Friday, December 11, 2020

Meet Me in St. Louis: The Classic Film Crammed Into the Small Screen by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Irish Repertory Theatre's Charlotte Moore directs, with Shereen Ahmed as The Girl Next Door The post Meet Me in St. Louis: The Classic Film Crammed Into the Small Screen …

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 07:00PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Wild Mountain Thyme: John Patrick Shanley’s Entrancing Play Transfer by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The prolific playwright directs Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in this film adaptation of his 2014 play "Outside Mullingar" The post Wild Mountain Thyme: John Patrick Shanley…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 05:00PM
Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Seven Deadly Sins: The Weill-Brecht 40-Minute Opera in Top Form by David Finkle

★★★★★ Director-choreographer Gary Clarke leads strong cast through each sin with hectic ease The post The Seven Deadly Sins: The Weill-Brecht 40-Minute Opera in Top Form appeared f…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 12:15PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A Touch of the Poet: Cuccioli Stuns in Strong O’Neill Revival by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly directs able cast in a work from the playwright's intended 11-play cycle The post A Touch of the Poet: Cuccioli Stuns in Strong O’Neill Revival appeared fi…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 01:00PM
Sunday, October 25, 2020

The School for Wives: An All-Women Cast Goes #MeToo on Molière by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Tonya Pinkins has a high time under Lucie Tiberghien's direction The post The School for Wives: An All-Women Cast Goes #MeToo on Molière appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 06:03PM
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy is the Unforgettable Forgotten Man by David Finkle

★★★★★ Robert Falls directs Dennehy, Elizabeth Franz, and other stalwarts in Arthur Miller's magnificent work The post Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy is the Unforgettable Forgot…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 02:00PM
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Show Boat: Francesca Zambello’s Revival Goes Upstream and Down by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The seminal Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical as inevitable as ol' man river The post Show Boat: Francesca Zambello’s Revival Goes Upstream and Down appeared first …

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 03:23PM
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion by David Finkle

★★★ Tracy Thorne writes and performs a potent monologue with one serious drawback The post Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion appeared first on New …

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 05:00PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly's Irish Rep stage version, rethought for home screens, with a first-rate cast The post The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances ap…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 01:41PM
Thursday, July 2, 2020

And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress by David Finkle

Jay O. Sanders, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jane Murphy, Stephen Kunken at their viral best The post And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress appeared first on N…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 01:11PM
Monday, April 27, 2020

Intermission Talk: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration by David Finkle

The beloved and respected songwriter is saluted by the brightest Broadway entertainers of today The post Intermission Talk: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 02:47PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Intermission Talk: Bob Avian’s Fleet-Footed Show-Biz Memoir by David Finkle

The choreographer-director recalls his active career, including the Michael Bennett years The post Intermission Talk: Bob Avian’s Fleet-Footed Show-Biz Memoir appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 04:29PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Betty Buckley: Cabaret Artistry at Its Peak by David Finkle

★★★★★ Back in a small room, the Broadway diva is in new voice, adventurous, relaxed The post Betty Buckley: Cabaret Artistry at Its Peak appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 04:51PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

72 Miles to Go: Imperiled DACA Family Close Up by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Hilary Bettis handles a sensitive issue with understanding The post 72 Miles to Go: Imperiled DACA Family Close Up appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 09:01PM
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Girl From the North Country: Depression Musical Elates by David Finkle

★★★★★ Bob Dylan songs enhance grand Conor McPherson musical The post Girl From the North Country: Depression Musical Elates appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 09:46PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Perplexed: Richard Greenberg Play Perplexes by David Finkle

★★★ Lynne Meadows directs 10 committed actors with little payoff The post The Perplexed: Richard Greenberg Play Perplexes appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: nystagereview.com at 10:03PM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
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