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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge in Great, Nervous Shape by David Finkle

★★★★ Carrie Cracknell forcibly directs tough-minded one-acts by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne The post Sea Wall/A Life: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge in Great, Nervous Shape appeare…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love, Noël: Steve Ross, KT Sullivan Honor the Great Coward by David Finkle

★★★★★ Charlotte Moore directs the praise-worthy Barry Day-devised-and-written compilation The post Love, Noël: Steve Ross, KT Sullivan Honor the Great Coward appeared first on New…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

#DateMe An OKCupid Experiment: Comic Robyn Lynne Norris Has Only OK Dating Flings by David Finkle

★★ Audience members get to participate in the six-actor send-up, directed and choreographed by Lorin Latarro The post #DateMe An OKCupid Experiment: Comic Robyn Lynne Norris Has Only OK …

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Little Gem: Three Generations in One Family Work It All Out by David Finkle

★★★★ Elaine Murphy's engaging play features Marsha Mason, Brenda Meany, and Lauren O'Leary The post Little Gem: Three Generations in One Family Work It All Out appeared first on New …

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

the way she spoke: Abuse of Women in Mexico Urgently Exposed by David Finkle

★★★ Isaac Gomez asks Kate del Castillo and director Jo Bonney to make his overdone drama lucid The post the way she spoke: Abuse of Women in Mexico Urgently Exposed appeared first on N…

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‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home by David Finkle

There must be method to playwright Halley Feiffer's current madness. The post ‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy by David Finkle

Despite predictable drawbacks, Chris Urch's theatrical indictment is an important work of art. The post ‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy appeared first on Clyde …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Promenade: Al Carmines, Maria Irene Fornés Commit the Perfect Tuner by David Finkle

★★★★★ An over-the-top universe, directed by Laurie Woolery and choreographed by Hope Boykin The post Promenade: Al Carmines, Maria Irene Fornés Commit the Perfect Tuner appeared f…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Twohander: Sherie Rene Scott & Leo Norbert Butz Are Friends(?) in Song by David Finkle

★★★★ Dick Scanlan directs, Todd Almond music directs a longed-for, honest show-biz reunion The post Twohander: Sherie Rene Scott & Leo Norbert Butz Are Friends(?) in Song appeare…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Working: Stephen Schwartz and Pals Do Yeoman Revival Work by David Finkle

★★★★ Studs Terkel's classic interviews with Tilly the Toiler, Tommy the Tiller, and others are musicalized with class and concern The post Working: Stephen Schwartz and Pals Do Yeom…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Mountains Look Different: Hardscrabble West Ireland Doings by David Finkle

★★★★ Micheál mac Líammoír's couldn't-be-more-Irish play, keenly directed by Aidan Redmond The post The Mountains Look Different: Hardscrabble West Ireland Doings appeared first on…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’ by David Finkle

An autobiographical musical about an autobiographical musical about -- well, you know. The post How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Repo…

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Life Sucks: Playwright Aaron Posner Fun-Fools With Anton Chekhov by David Finkle

★★★★ An expert cast, directed expertly by Jeff Wise, has fun tossing a Chekhovian theme salad The post Life Sucks: Playwright Aaron Posner Fun-Fools With Anton Chekhov appeared fir…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Much Ado About Nothing: Director Kenny Leon Sees Shakespeare’s Vision by David Finkle

★★★★★ Danielle Brooks as Beatrice and Grantham Coleman as Benedick lead the superb revival The post Much Ado About Nothing: Director Kenny Leon Sees Shakespeare’s Vision appeared…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Little Women: Playwright/Actor Kate Hamill Has Her Way with Alcott by David Finkle

★★ The classic American novel updated according to current gender-shifting attitudes The post Little Women: Playwright/Actor Kate Hamill Has Her Way with Alcott appeared first on New Yor…

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‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered by David Finkle

The playwright thinks he’s offering us shocks. They register more like mild nudges. The post ‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered appeared first on Clyde Fitch Repo…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Nomad Motel: Carla Ching’s Play Pits Parents vs. Children, Sorta by David Finkle

★★★ Playwright Ching is close to getting her California-based drama on the right contemporary path The post Nomad Motel: Carla Ching’s Play Pits Parents vs. Children, Sorta appeared…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light by David Finkle

Playwright Terrence McNally can be greatly thanked -- especially in the light of the moon. The post ‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light appeared first on Clyde Fitch …

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Chita Rivera: The Cabaret Act of This Year and Other Years? You Bet by David Finkle

★★★★★ She's 86 but hardly 86ed in a jubilant celebration of an on-stage life The post Chita Rivera: The Cabaret Act of This Year and Other Years? You Bet appeared first on New York…

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Monday, May 27, 2019

From London: Miller Vibrant, Strindberg Strong, Sweet Charity Less Sweet by David Finkle

More reactions to a diverse, generally rewarding current London season--and like-able Sally Field The post From London: Miller Vibrant, Strindberg Strong, Sweet Charity Less Sweet appeared f…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Octet: Dave Malloy’s Musical 12-Step Program is Tarot-iffic by David Finkle

★★★★ Eight singer-actors, under Annie Tippe's flawless direction, sing out 12-Step woes The post Octet: Dave Malloy’s Musical 12-Step Program is Tarot-iffic appeared first on New Y…

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Mac Beth: Light Not Only Thickens But Goes Out on Will’s Classic by David Finkle

★★ Director Erica Schmidt wrongly thinks that a girls-school spin is how to treat the Bard The post Mac Beth: Light Not Only Thickens But Goes Out on Will’s Classic appeared first on N…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

From London: Betrayal, Three Sisters, Top Girls Tops to Middling by David Finkle

Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill receive smart revivals, Anton Chekhov not so much The post From London: Betrayal, Three Sisters, Top Girls Tops to Middling appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

From London: Henrik Ibsen, Andrea Levy, Rod Serling Honored Variously by David Finkle

Rosmersholm strongly revived, while Andrea Levy's thick novel, Serling's series adapted well enough The post From London: Henrik Ibsen, Andrea Levy, Rod Serling Honored Variously appeared fi…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

From London: Maggie Smith Astonishes in A German Life by David Finkle

★★★★★ The 2016 documentary, indelibly directed on the stage by Jonathan Kent The post From London: Maggie Smith Astonishes in A German Life appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Plough and the Stars: O’Casey’s Tragicomedy In Superb Shape by David Finkle

★★★★★ The Irish Repertory Company ends O'Casey season with outstanding direction, cast The post The Plough and the Stars: O’Casey’s Tragicomedy In Superb Shape appeared first o…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Link Link Circus: Isabella Rossellini, Pan the Dog Explain It All by David Finkle

★★★★ The actress-model, seeking a Master's degree in animal behavior, turns it delightful The post Link Link Circus: Isabella Rossellini, Pan the Dog Explain It All appeared first on…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s 1988 Cult Film Kinda Musicalized by David Finkle

★★★ Alex Brightman is the major bright spot in Alex Timber's stage transfer The post Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s 1988 Cult Film Kinda Musicalized appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Family-Secrets Tragedy in A-Plus Revival by David Finkle

★★★★★ Annette Bening, Tracy Letts, Benjamin Walker outstanding under Jack O'Brien's direction The post All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Family-Secrets Tragedy in A-Plus Revival appea…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain: Less Than Instructive by David Finkle

★★ A 1942 World War II pamphlet brought to the stage a bit on the late side The post Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain: Less Than Instructive appeared first on New York Sta…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing by David Finkle

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgrow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play. The post For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing appeared first on Clyde…

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