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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Without You: Rent’s Anthony Rapp Remembers the Classic Musical by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A monologue about love, grief, joy, and a famed production's highs and lows The post Without You: Rent’s Anthony Rapp Remembers the Classic Musical appeared first on New Y…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Sugar Daddy: So-Out-He’s-In Gay Comic Probes the Funny Side of Grief by David Finkle

★★★★☆ 28-year-old diabetic Jew Sam Morrison stops at little while mourning his late lover The post Sugar Daddy: So-Out-He’s-In Gay Comic Probes the Funny Side of Grief appeared …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel: A Strange, Strong Meta-Theater Must by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ambitious, Inventive, prolific actor-writer Tim Crouch impressively worries about theater-going today The post Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel: A Strange, Strong Meta-Theater…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:40PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Between Riverside and Crazy: Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer-Winner Goes B’way by David Finkle

★★★★★ Austin Pendleton directs Stephen McKinley Henderson, six other actors in first-rate dramedy The post Between Riverside and Crazy: Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer-Winner Goes…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM
Monday, December 5, 2022

Ain’t No Mo’: Jordan E. Cooper Writes a First-Rate Political Comedy Revue by David Finkle

★★★★★ A funny, frightening, and important new play on today's Black-lash The post Ain’t No Mo’: Jordan E. Cooper Writes a First-Rate Political Comedy Revue appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:28PM
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Becky Nurse of Salem: Sarah Ruhl Mixes a Mild Witch Potion by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Tony-winner Deirdre O'Connell, directed by Rebecca Taichman, casts her always reliable spell The post Becky Nurse of Salem: Sarah Ruhl Mixes a Mild Witch Potion appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:58PM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road: A Cool, Cool Homage That Could Be Cooler by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Susan Schulman directs, Michael Lichtefeld choreographs seven energetic singer-dancers The post Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road: A Cool, Cool Homage That Could Be Cooler…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Gift-Wraps Charles Dickens, Astonishingly So by David Finkle

★★★★★ The many-times-told classic, tied with glittering ribbons by a highly creative production team The post A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Gift-Wraps Charles Dickens, Astonish…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:23PM

The Rat Trap: Noël Coward’s First Play Not Yet Up to His Mastery by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Written at 18, the future master shows early signs fans will appreciate checking out The post The Rat Trap: Noël Coward’s First Play Not Yet Up to His Mastery appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:15PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Downstate: Bruce Norris’ Bold, Unflinching Look at Child Abusers by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Pam McKinnon directs the attitude-challenging Steppenwolf/National Theatre co-production The post Downstate: Bruce Norris’ Bold, Unflinching Look at Child Abusers appeared …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:25PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Catch as Catch Can: A Comedy-Drama Mostly Worth Catching by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Clever playwright Mia Chung is aided by director Daniel Aukin and three spirited actors The post Catch as Catch Can: A Comedy-Drama Mostly Worth Catching appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

A Delicate Balance: Edward Albee’s Visionary Play on Terror Revived Terrifically by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Jack Cummings III, a deft hand at reviving top-drawer plays, directs six strong actors The post A Delicate Balance: Edward Albee’s Visionary Play on Terror Revived Terrific…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:15PM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

My Broken Language: Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Brilliant 2021 Memoir Now Staged by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The playwright relives her Philly-Rican upbringing, while directing a first-rate five-member cast The post My Broken Language: Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Brilliant 2021 Memoi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Almost Famous: Cameron Crowe Almost Tunes Up His 2000 Hit Flick by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Tom Kitt does the music and some lyrics, while Jeremy Herrin directs a cast of hot rock belters The post Almost Famous: Cameron Crowe Almost Tunes Up His 2000 Hit Flick appe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

A Man of No Importance: Jim Parsons in a Musical of Moderate Importance by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Ragtime's Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally's mild creation, with John Doyle directing The post A Man of No Importance: Jim Parsons in a Musical of Moderat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:59PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

peerless: College Admissions Today Get an Overextended Close-Up by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Korean twins decide homicide is the best way to obtain higher-level education The post peerless: College Admissions Today Get an Overextended Close-Up appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, October 3, 2022

Baldwin & Buckley at Cambridge: The Contentious, Significant 1965 Debate Unleashed by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Elevator Repair Service takes a look at sword's-point eloquence in action The post Baldwin & Buckley at Cambridge: The Contentious, Significant 1965 Debate Unleashed app…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:31PM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt: Tom Stoppard at His Absolute, Autobiographical(?) Best by David Finkle

★★★★★ The acclaimed playwright examines four generations of Viennese Jews, Patrick Marber directing a large cast The post Leopoldstadt: Tom Stoppard at His Absolute, Autobiographi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
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

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