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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Coal Country: 2010 Mining Disaster Stunningly Mined by David Finkle

★★★★ Theater documentarians Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen are in top form The post Coal Country: 2010 Mining Disaster Stunningly Mined appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! by David Finkle

★★★ J. Julian Christopher's play about dreaded conversion therapy The post Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit by David Finkle

★★★ Lesley Manville is the vengeful Claire Zachanassian in director Jeremy Herrin's production at the National The post From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit appeared f…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame by David Finkle

Intellectual exercises with Rafe Spall, Roger Allam, Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in worthy productions The post From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame appeared first on N…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

From London: Stoppard Potently Examines His Elusive Background in Leopoldstadt by David Finkle

★★★★★ For his supposedly last work, the revered playwright looks at vanished Viennese Jews The post From London: Stoppard Potently Examines His Elusive Background in Leopoldstadt a…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blues for an Alabama Sky: 1930s Harlem Dreaming by David Finkle

★★★★ Pearl Cleage looks at five figures running for their natural lives The post Blues for an Alabama Sky: 1930s Harlem Dreaming appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Dracula/Frankenstein: Stoker, Shelley Classics on Lowered Stakes by David Finkle

★★ Adaptations by Kate Hamill and Tristan Bernays are playing in rep, directed by Sarna Lapine and Timothy Douglas The post Dracula/Frankenstein: Stoker, Shelley Classics on Lowered Stak…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served by David Finkle

★★ Chekhov's "An Artist's Story" and Tolstoy's "Michael," adapted by Miles Malleson The post Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served appeared first on New York Stag…

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Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting by David Finkle

★★ Audience participation with a perhaps misguided purpose, directed by Tamilla Woodard The post Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting appeared first on New York…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? by David Finkle

★★★ Yaël Farber's handsome Gate Theatre production boasts pluses and minuses The post Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears by David Finkle

★★ Sarah Einspanier's elusive play with three (over)actors and a fourth on violin The post House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Mazursky’s Movie Musically Mangled by David Finkle

★ Creators Jonathan Marc Sherman, Duncan Sheik, and Amanda Green do no one any adapting favors The post Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Mazursky’s Movie Musically Mangled appeared…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Masterpiece Returns Triumphantly by David Finkle

★★★★★ A male swan king and male companions turn Ivanov/Petipa into masculine pride The post Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Masterpiece Returns Triumphantly appeared first on New Yor…

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well by David Finkle

★★★★ Keone and Mari Madrid lead highly-energized 12-member dance troupe with inspiration The post Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well appear…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Medea: Simon Stone’s Not Too Searching Euripides Update by David Finkle

★★★ Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale menace each other well as star-crossed former lovers The post Medea: Simon Stone’s Not Too Searching Euripides Update appeared first on New York Stage…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Confession of Lily Dare: Charles Busch at His Best, As Always by David Finkle

★★★★ Carl Andress directs Busch, Nancy Anderson, Howard McGillin, others in heart-felt spoof The post The Confession of Lily Dare: Charles Busch at His Best, As Always appeared first…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Kenny Leon directs David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood and skilled cast on race madness The post A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival appeare…

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