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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High Seas by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Taki McGarrick's eye-opening historical play, directed by Nicola Murphy, with a quintet of superlative actors The post Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:01PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer Romance by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Screenwriter Pamela Gray adapts her 1999 movie, with songs by Paul Scott Goodman and AnnMarie Milazzo The post A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:22PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poetry Scholar by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mona Mansour's three-acter, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, with a vibrantly versatile six-member cast The post The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:53PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breathtakingly Revived by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Awoye Timpo directs a superb cast, featuring Brittany Bradford and Thomas Sadoski as a mixed-race couple The post Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Threaten to Founder by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Sanaz Toossi writes perceptively, as Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs fa cast of five, Marjan Neshat among them The post Wish You Were Here: Women Talk Freely as Friendships Thre…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Friday, April 29, 2022

Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing by David Finkle

★☆☆☆☆ Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga and director Sam Gold try Shakespeare The post Macbeth: Loud Sound, Intermittent Fury, Signifying Nothing appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:54PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Mr. Saturday Night: Billy Crystal Musicalized Vehicle Runs Smoothly Enough by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The comedian adapts his flick hit with co-writers Ganz and Mandel, Brown and Green songs added, and Rando direction The post Mr. Saturday Night: Billy Crystal Musicalized Veh…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM

POTUS: Foul-Mouthed Women on Comedy Rampage by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Selina Fillinger writes a laugh-getter, Susan Stroman directs, Julie White, Lea DeLaria, Rachel Dratch et al amuse The post POTUS: Foul-Mouthed Women on Comedy Rampage appea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:09PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Funny Girl: Beanie Feldstein Easy-Peasy Proves She’s a Funny Girl by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Michael Mayer directs the revived Styne-Merrill-Isobel Lennart tuner with Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch, Jared Grimes The post Funny Girl: Beanie Feldstein Easy-Peasy Proves She…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf: Enuf, and More by David Finkle

★★★★★ Ntozake Shange's gloriously mad poems, directed by Camille A. Brown with a colorful seven-women cast The post for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow i…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

How I Learned to Drive: Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-Prize-Winner Returns in Highest Gear by David Finkle

★★★★★ Original stars Mary Louise Parker and David Morse, and director Mark Brokaw resume their assignments The post How I Learned to Drive: Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-Prize-Winner R…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

American Buffalo: David Mamet’s Classic Retains Its Classic Status by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss, directed by Neill Pepe, as charismatic befuddled losers The post American Buffalo: David Mamet’s Classic Retains Its Classi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Harmony: Harmonious Tale of Berlin Singing Group in 1930s by David Finkle

★★★★★ Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman score--in two senses of the word--with this musical, Warren Carlyle helming The post Harmony: Harmonious Tale of Berlin Singing Group in 1930s ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

The Patsy: Theater-Devoted David Greenspan Jovially Takes on All Six Roles by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Jack Cummings III directs this compact revival of the charming 1925 Barry Connors drawing-room comedy The post The Patsy: Theater-Devoted David Greenspan Jovially Takes on Al…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:29PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Suffs: The Suffragist Movement in High-Tone Song and Dance, Believe it or Not by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Shaina Taub cements her name as composer, lyricist, bookwriter, and performer, along with impassioned others The post Suffs: The Suffragist Movement in High-Tone Song and Dan…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:24PM
Sunday, March 27, 2022

Confederates: Black Women Keenly Observed in the Ketanji Brown Jackson Era by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The reliable Dominique Morisseau scores again, with Stori Ayers firmly directing an extremely versatile cast The post Confederates: Black Women Keenly Observed in the Ketanji…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

what you are now: A Cambodian Family in Universally Identifiable Memory Denial by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Sam Chanse's strong new play, directed by Steve Cosson with an impressive five-member ensemble The post what you are now: A Cambodian Family in Universally Identifiable Me…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Notes From Now: The Pandemic Musical Revue You’ve Been Waiting For by David Finkle

★★★★☆The Prospect Theater Company has Stephen Schwartz, Gretchen Cryer, Jeff Blumenkrantz, other witty songwriters on tap The post Notes From Now: The Pandemic Musical Revue You’…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:54PM
Friday, March 11, 2022

Anyone Can Whistle: One-Night Laurents-Sondheim Revival Often Whistle-Worthy by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Ted Sperling conducts/directs Vanessa Williams, Elizabeth Stanley, Santino Fontana, Joanna Gleason, many more to effect The post Anyone Can Whistle: One-Night Laurents-Sondhe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:44PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

A Touch of the Poet: Robert Cuccioli a Figure of Valor in Eugene O’Neill’s Drama by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly directs a worthy revival of a play about a raging pub owner bent on his own destruction The post A Touch of the Poet: Robert Cuccioli a Figure of Valor in Eu…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

On Sugarland: Playwright Aleshea Harris Concentrates on Black Lives Mattering by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Whitney White directs a smooth ensemble portraying people trying to persist in a far-flung Southern cul-de-sac The post On Sugarland: Playwright Aleshea Harris Concentrates …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Out of Time: Five Monologues Masterfully Capturing Contemporary Anxiety by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Five BIPOC playwrights, five BIPOC actors, directed by Les Waters, hit involving high notes The post Out of Time: Five Monologues Masterfully Capturing Contemporary Anxiety a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Sunday, February 27, 2022

sandblasted: The Place of Black Women Today Given a Fantastical Look-See by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Playwright Charly Evon Simpson has a strong but compromised say, mightily helped by her director and cast The post sandblasted: The Place of Black Women Today Given a Fantast…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

English: Playwright Sanaz Toossi Looks at Language in So Many Wise Words by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A smart cast, under Knud Adams' smart direction, speak in two tongues but both English The post English: Playwright Sanaz Toossi Looks at Language in So Many Wise Words appea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Merchant of Venice: John Douglas Thompson’s Shylock Takes the Town by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Arin Arbus directs a cast in which some act flashily and some put too much flash in their acting The post The Merchant of Venice: John Douglas Thompson’s Shylock Takes the…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:59PM

Black No More: A New Musical About Black Lives Delivers So Much More by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and inspired colleagues, under Scott Elliott's direction, examine today's racist dilemmas The post Black No More: A New Musical About Black Live…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:31PM
Friday, February 11, 2022

The Music Man: Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster Band Together Okay by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Meredith Willson's joyful musical comedy is back, with Jerry Zaks directing and Warren Carlyle choreographing The post The Music Man: Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster Band Togethe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:53PM
Monday, February 7, 2022

Tambo & Bones: American Racism Probed in Ambitious, Faulty Comic Drama by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Playwright Dave Harris plucks characters from long-repudiated minstrel shows to make his sadly pertinent points The post Tambo & Bones: American Racism Probed in Ambitiou…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:30PM
Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Tap Dance Kid: Taps 10, Direction 8, Score 5, Book 4 by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Choreographer Jared Grimes brings cheer to the Henry Krieger-Robet Lorick-Charles Blackwell musical, directed by Kenny Leon The post The Tap Dance Kid: Taps 10, Direction 8, …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:47PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Prayer for the French Republic: Will Jews Always Have Paris and the Rest of France? by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Playwright Joshua Harmon confronts anti-Semitism, with brilliant cast and strong David Cromer direction The post Prayer for the French Republic: Will Jews Always Have Paris a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Monday, January 31, 2022

Intimate Apparel: Lynn Nottage’s First-Rate Play Opera-ized to No Evident Purpose by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Ricky Ian Gordon's two-act composition is bolstered by strong ensemble singing, as Bartlett Sher directs The post Intimate Apparel: Lynn Nottage’s First-Rate Play Opera-ize…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM