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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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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Socrates: Tim Blake Nelson Writes the Hemlock Drinker a Spiffy Toast by David Finkle

★★★★★ Michael Stuhlbarg is back on the boards, as good—or better—than ever The post Socrates: Tim Blake Nelson Writes the Hemlock Drinker a Spiffy Toast appeared first on New Y…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

17 Border Crossings: Thaddeus Phillips Journeys With Great Success by David Finkle

★★★★ A unique look at how differently borders are patrolled around the globe, directed by Tatiana Mallarino The post 17 Border Crossings: Thaddeus Phillips Journeys With Great Succ…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Oklahoma!: It May Not Be Necessary to 21st-Century-Update a Classic by David Finkle

★★★ Daniel Fish directs the Oscar Hammerstein II-Richard Rodgers musical with and without aplomp The post Oklahoma!: It May Not Be Necessary to 21st-Century-Update a Classic appeared f…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Sincerely, Oscar: Great Lyricist Hammerstein II Is Mistreated in a Revue by David Finkle

★ Soprano Doreen Taylor conceives and writes a below-par showcase for herself and Azudi Onyejekwe The post Sincerely, Oscar: Great Lyricist Hammerstein II Is Mistreated in a Revue appeared…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It by David Finkle

One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage. The post She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

I Carry Your Heart: A Play About a Transplant And What Else Is Planted by David Finkle

★★★★ Georgette Kelly keenly sees how many hearts are affected after one meaningful operation The post I Carry Your Heart: A Play About a Transplant And What Else Is Planted appeared …

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Director Shana Cooper’s Furious Take by David Finkle

★★★★ An unusually well-spoken, even well-declaimed treatment, choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch The post The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Director Shana Cooper’s Furious Take appeare…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Ain’t No Mo’: This In-Yo’-Face Revue Asks If Blacks Should Fly to Africa by David Finkle

★★★★ While examining USA racism playwright-actor Jordan E. Cooper reaps chills, laughs The post Ain’t No Mo’: This In-Yo’-Face Revue Asks If Blacks Should Fly to Africa appeare…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Accidentally Brave: Maddie Corman Bravely Tells Her Startling Story by David Finkle

★★★★ When a "well-known-ish" actress learns her husband's dark secret, she attempts to right her upturned life The post Accidentally Brave: Maddie Corman Bravely Tells Her Startling …

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks Offers a Brilliant Approach to Racism by David Finkle

★★★★★ Oskar Eustis neatly helms a work best seen before its heady contents are noised about The post White Noise: Suzan-Lori Parks Offers a Brilliant Approach to Racism appeared fi…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Juno and the Paycock: Sean O’Casey’s Tragedy In Top-Drawer Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Neil Pepe directs an inspired cast, headed by Ciaran O'Reilly, Maryann Plunkett and John Keating The post Juno and the Paycock: Sean O’Casey’s Tragedy In Top-Drawer Revival …

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

After: Battling Parents with Combative Sons Ferociously Lock Horns by David Finkle

★★★★ Michael McKeever's play, directed by Joe Brancato with a strong cast, disturbs with great effect The post After: Battling Parents with Combative Sons Ferociously Lock Horns appe…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Surely, Goodness and Mercy: A 12-Year Old Good But Maybe Too Good by David Finkle

★★★ Chisa Hutchinson's play includes the 23rd psalm and is just as hopeful The post Surely, Goodness and Mercy: A 12-Year Old Good But Maybe Too Good appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka: Black Sure Is Beautiful Here by David Finkle

★★★★ Tori Sampson's allegory heartily examines beauty definitions, with Leah C. Gardiner directing The post If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka: Black Sure Is Beautiful Here appe…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fleabag: Waller: A Very Funny Girl With Sex Always on Her Mind by David Finkle

★★★★ Phoebe Waller-Bridge arrives from Great Britain, impressing stateside audiences with her talent The post Fleabag: Waller: A Very Funny Girl With Sex Always on Her Mind appeared…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Imagining Madoff: Deb Margolin’s Imagination Runs Brilliantly Wild by David Finkle

★★★★ The Ponzi criminal seen raving and ranting in a knock-out performance by Jeremiah Kissel The post Imagining Madoff: Deb Margolin’s Imagination Runs Brilliantly Wild appeared f…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Dying in Boulder: Linda Faigao-Hall’s Drama Dies More Than One Way by David Finkle

★★★ A Buddhist-style death wish is examined from a perspective not sympathetic to religion The post Dying in Boulder: Linda Faigao-Hall’s Drama Dies More Than One Way appeared first …

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Marys Seacole: An Everywoman Play That Hits and Misses Targets by David Finkle

★★★ Jackie Sibblies Drury's work tributes a famous healer but doesn't entirely heal itself The post Marys Seacole: An Everywoman Play That Hits and Misses Targets appeared first on Ne…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong: Rarely Does Anything Go So Right by David Finkle

★★★★★ The long-running British send-up moves to a new address, keeping its old hilarity The post The Play That Goes Wrong: Rarely Does Anything Go So Right appeared first on New Yo…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Switzerland: Patricia Highsmith in Person Niftily Fictionalized by David Finkle

★★★★ Joanna Murray-Smith imagines how the thriller author might handle a non-Tom Ripley young man The post Switzerland: Patricia Highsmith in Person Niftily Fictionalized appeared …

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My Very Own British Invasion: A Warped Brit-Based Jukebox Tuner by David Finkle

★★ Herman's Hermit's lead singer Peter Noone's story, via Rick Elice, with nostalgic rock ditties The post My Very Own British Invasion: A Warped Brit-Based Jukebox Tuner appeared first…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Light: Playwright Loy A. Webb Tackles Woman-Man Problem by David Finkle

★★★★ McKinley Belcher III and Mandi Masden give their impressive all under director Logan Vaughn The post The Light: Playwright Loy A. Webb Tackles Woman-Man Problem appeared first o…

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Mies Julie and The Dance of Death: Strindberg Strengthened, Weakened by David Finkle

Yale Farber's Mies Julie ★★★★ smartly transforms Strindberg, while The Dance of Death revival ★★ merely smarts The post Mies Julie and The Dance of Death: Strindberg Strengthe…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Call Me Madam: Irving Berlin’s Tuneful Laugh at 1950s Politics by David Finkle

★★★★ Carmen Cusack goes for broke and nicely gets there in the satirical Ethel Merman showcase The post Call Me Madam: Irving Berlin’s Tuneful Laugh at 1950s Politics appeared…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Gatz: Elevator Repair Service’s Penthouse-High Great Gatsby Transfer by David Finkle

★★★★★ Every word of Fitzgerald's masterwork faithfully read and acted with loving urgency The post Gatz: Elevator Repair Service’s Penthouse-High Great Gatsby Transfer appea…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Eddie and Dave: Amy Staats Salutes Van Halen With a Half-Salute by David Finkle

★★★ A musical spoof that amuses for a while before becoming a typical rock-band demise tale The post Eddie and Dave: Amy Staats Salutes Van Halen With a Half-Salute appeared first on N…

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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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