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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Brilliant in Lucas Hnath’s Portrait of His Mother by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A lip-synched verbatim account on the five-month-long kidnapping of the playwright's mother. The post Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Brilliant in Lucas Hnath’s Portrait of Hi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:59PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man: Seven Men Splendidly Declare Who/Why They Are by David Finkle

★★★★★ Keenan Scott II's new play delves into the complex and cogent subject of Black men's lives mattering The post Thoughts of a Colored Man: Seven Men Splendidly Declare Who/Why…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:20PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Letters of Suresh: The Importance of Letter-Writing Admirably Proclaimed by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Rajiv Joseph's spiritual play with completely in-tune director May Adrales and cast, featuring Ramiz Monsef The post Letters of Suresh: The Importance of Letter-Writing Admir…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:50PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Is This A Room: Chilling Verbatim FBI Investigation Into Government Whistleblower by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Conceiver-director Tina Satter's careful replication of shocking case, with Emily Davis as suspect Reality Winner The post Is This A Room: Chilling Verbatim FBI Investigation…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits: Dysfunctional Family Becomes Beautifully Functional by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Douglas Lyons's dramedy brought to pulsing life by director Zhailon Levingston and top-notch cast The post Chicken & Biscuits: Dysfunctional Family Becomes Beautifully …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lackawanna Blues: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Brillliantly Tour de Forcing by David Finkle

★★★★★ The actor-director lovingly revives a one-man work about his childhood and the woman who influenced it most The post Lackawanna Blues: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Brillliantly Tour…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Takes the Stage Running by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Bedlam's Eric Tucker and adapter Sarah Rose Kearns turn a classic into a romp, obliviously The post Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Takes the Stage Running appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Two Songwriters Go for That Top 40 Hit by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The 80-minuter asks the musical question about where chart-topping songs can start their climb The post A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Two Songwriters Go for That Top …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:30PM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Only an Octave Apart: Justin Vivian Bond/Anthony Roth Costanzo a Duo Wow by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The seemingly unlikely team in seemingly unlikely mash-ups makes everything indisputably likely The post Only an Octave Apart: Justin Vivian Bond/Anthony Roth Costanzo a Duo …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sanctuary City: Sizzling Actors and Creative Team Enliven Majok Drama by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Pulitzer Prize-winner looks at young hopefuls facing today's odds The post Sanctuary City: Sizzling Actors and Creative Team Enliven Majok Drama appeared first on New Yor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:56PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Film Musical to Sing About by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Max Harwood and hot cast sing a hot score about a trend-setting prom-goer The post Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Film Musical to Sing About appeared first on New Yo…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
Monday, September 13, 2021

The Last of the Love Letters: A Stunning Look at Love’s Ups and Downs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ngozi Anyanwu's trenchant relationships probe, with Daniel J. Watts and the author giving indelible performances The post The Last of the Love Letters: A Stunning Look at Lov…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review 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: New York Stage Review at 01:00PM

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