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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Trick or Treat: A Bold Play About Dementia Gets Less and Less Bold by David Finkle

★★ Playwright John Neary presents a Northeastern family is a much distress as the proceedings are The post Trick or Treat: A Bold Play About Dementia Gets Less and Less Bold appeared fir…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Behind the Sheet: Charly Evon Simpson Smart on Women’s Problems by David Finkle

★★★★ How a surgeon in the South uses slave women to solve complicated labor developments The post Behind the Sheet: Charly Evon Simpson Smart on Women’s Problems appeared first…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Maestro: Toscanini Conducts Beautiful Music Again by David Finkle

★★★★ Eve Wolf's newest look at a supernal artist, with six musicians added to lend their proficient all The post Maestro: Toscanini Conducts Beautiful Music Again appeared first on N…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Under the Radar: Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True, Frankenstein by David Finkle

★★★★ A Nigerian all-female troupe proclaim their independence ★★ The Manual Cinema group takes on Shelley The post Under the Radar: Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True, Frankenstein…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes: An Off-Center Gaze at the Future by David Finkle

★★★ Director/choreographer Chase Brock and scenarist/composer Eric Dietz ponder robots robotically The post The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes: An Off-Center Gaze at the Future appeared …

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Swingin’ With the Season: Michael Feinstein’s Wide Holiday Greetings by David Finkle

★★★★★ The top-drawer cabaret entertainer stretches the Christmas/Chanukah song boundaries The post Swingin’ With the Season: Michael Feinstein’s Wide Holiday Greetings …

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Network: Ivo van Hove Brings the 1976 Oscar-Winning Film Glaringly to the Stage by David Finkle

★★★ Bryan Cranston plays Paddy Chayevsky's addled newscaster Howard Beale amid all sorts of distracting goings-on The post Network: Ivo van Hove Brings the 1976 Oscar-Winning Film Gla…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

The Cher Show: Just as Sassy, Bold and Determined as the Star Herself by David Finkle

★★★★ Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond play Sonny's erstwhile partner with the absolutely right style The post The Cher Show: Just as Sassy, Bold and Determined as …

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Hello Girls: Perky, Pertinent World War I Musical Is Welcome by David Finkle

★★★★ Songwriter Peter Mills and Prospect Theater Company celebrate pioneering Great War telephone operators The post The Hello Girls: Perky, Pertinent World War I Musical Is Welcome …

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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Hard Problem: Tom Stoppard Presents and Cleverly Solves His Latest Theater Problem by David Finkle

★★★★ Consciousness is on the playwright's mind, whether and where that mind might be located, as one young, smart woman sees it The post The Hard Problem: Tom Stoppard Presents and C…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wild Goose Dreams: Romance Gone Wrong? Why Not Blame the Internet? by David Finkle

★★★ Hansol Jung sets her social-media excoriation—with fairy-tale overtones—in South Korea without any Kim Jong-un threat The post Wild Goose Dreams: Romance Gone Wrong? Why Not Bl…

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Bertolt Brecht’s Anti-Tyrant Allegory Doesn’t Rise High Enough by David Finkle

★★ Raul Esparza comes back to the New York Stage as the title figure in John Doyle's Neo-Brechtian(?) production. The post The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Bertolt Brecht’s Anti-T…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Eve’s Song: Patricia Ione Lloyd’s Tough Look at Racism Today by David Finkle

★★★★ A middle-class black family and interloping spirits hold out little hope for today's race relations The post Eve’s Song: Patricia Ione Lloyd’s Tough Look at Racism …

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Monday, November 5, 2018

I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce: The Soap-Mouth Comic Returns by David Finkle

★★★★ Ronnie Marmo writes and acts, Joe Mantegna directs a strong, sensitive tribute The post I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce: The Soap-Mouth Comic Returns appear…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett’s Masterpiece Masterfully Handled by David Finkle

★★★★★ Druid's Gerry Hynes directs Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in a brilliantly physical version The post Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett’s Masterpiece Masterfully Handled …

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Torch Song: Harvey Fierstein’s View of Gay Life Not Always Gay by David Finkle

★★★★ Urie, Ruehl repeat their masterful performances in the strong Second State revival The post Torch Song: Harvey Fierstein’s View of Gay Life Not Always Gay appeared first o…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Love, Linda: Stevie Holland Explains Why Mrs. Cole Porter Is So in Love by David Finkle

★★★★ Twenty of the great love song purveyor's greatest hits recalled in a musical autobiography The post Love, Linda: Stevie Holland Explains Why Mrs. Cole Porter Is So in Love appe…

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Renascence: Edna St. Vincent Millay” First Great Poem, Greatly Staged by David Finkle

★★★★ Carmel Dean, Jack Cumming II, Dick Scanlan, Scott celebrate the making of the poet's prize-winning poem The post Renascence: Edna St. Vincent Millay” First Great Poem, Gre…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

India Pale Ale: Immigrant Punjabi Drama Makes for Pale Ale by David Finkle

★★★ Jaclyn Backhaus fights back at current domestic policies to mixed but hopeful results The post India Pale Ale: Immigrant Punjabi Drama Makes for Pale Ale appeared first on New York…

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Happy Birthday, Wanda June: Kurt Vonnegut’s First Play Not Happy-Making by David Finkle

★★ The revival takes advantage of the Donald J. Trump environment but not well The post Happy Birthday, Wanda June: Kurt Vonnegut’s First Play Not Happy-Making appeared first on N…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

The Book of Merman: Merman, Mormon Spoof Down in the Depths by David Finkle

★ Leo Schwartz snd DC Cathro may enjoy what they've written, but many others might not The post The Book of Merman: Merman, Mormon Spoof Down in the Depths appeared first on New York Stage…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Mother of the Maid: Glenn Close, Grace Van Patten Hot as Mom and Saint Joan by David Finkle

★★★ Jane Anderson's follows a mother whose difficult child turns out to be a saint in the making The post Mother of the Maid: Glenn Close, Grace Van Patten Hot as Mom and Saint Joan a…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Fireflies: Donja R. Love’s Explosive Look at Destructive Racism by David Finkle

★★★★ The marriage of. a reverend and his pregnant wife founders as literal and figurative bombs go off The post Fireflies: Donja R. Love’s Explosive Look at Destructive Racism …

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Emma and Max: Moviemaker Todd Solondz Tries Theater to Mixed Results by David Finkle

★★★ A tale ripped from the headlines about liberal guilt and immigrant discontent is watered down The post Emma and Max: Moviemaker Todd Solondz Tries Theater to Mixed Results appeared…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Midnight at the Never Get: A Musical That Never Quite Gets There by David Finkle

★★ Mark Sonnenblick is the composer-;lyricist-bookwriter of a sorry tale of 1960s gay romance The post Midnight at the Never Get: A Musical That Never Quite Gets There appeared first on …

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oklahoma!: The Great Musical in 2018 Whipping-Down-the-Plain Take by David Finkle

★★★★ Daniel Fish and fine 12-member cast, 7-musician band revitalize the Rodgers-Hammerstein classic The post Oklahoma!: The Great Musical in 2018 Whipping-Down-the-Plain Take appe…

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

What the Constitution Means to Me: Lots, Declares Heidi Scheck by David Finkle

★★★★ Laughs abound in this sincere defense of the currently under-siege document The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Lots, Declares Heidi Scheck appeared first on New York St…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bernhardt/Hamlet: Janet McTeer in Theresa Rebeck’s Almost-Ready Play by David Finkle

★★★ Sarah Bernhardt takes on the great role while dallying with Edmond Rostand The post Bernhardt/Hamlet: Janet McTeer in Theresa Rebeck’s Almost-Ready Play appeared first on New…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Wild Abandon: Leenya Rideout Plays, Sings, Talks Show-Biz/Mom Issues by David Finkle

★★★ The multi-talented performer works instruments and resentments to vigorous effect The post Wild Abandon: Leenya Rideout Plays, Sings, Talks Show-Biz/Mom Issues appeared first on Ne…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton’s Novel Graces the Stage by David Finkle

★★★★ Douglas McGrath brings the tale of how doing the right society thing is doing the wrong thing The post The Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton’s Novel Graces the Stage appeare…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Emperor: Up-Close-and-Personal/Generic Look at the Powerful by David Finkle

★★★★ Shape-shifting Kathryn Hunter skillfully plays many men in Haile Selassie's Ethiopian court The post The Emperor: Up-Close-and-Personal/Generic Look at the Powerful appeared fir…

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