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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Peace for Mary Frances: Sometimes Death and Dying Go On Too Long by David Finkle

★★★ The wonderful Lois Smith, directed by Lila Neugebauer, in Lily Thorne's well-cast death watch The post Peace for Mary Frances: Sometimes Death and Dying Go On Too Long appeared fir…

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The Beast in the Jungle: Henry James’ Work Dances on Uncertain Feet by David Finkle

★★★ Susan Stroman, David Thompson and John Kander get Irina Dvorovenko, Tony Yazbeck on their toes The post The Beast in the Jungle: Henry James’ Work Dances on Uncertain Feet ap…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique): Wooster Group on Tadeusz Kantor by David Finkle

★★★★★ A fascinating tribute to the late, great Polish director/author and his Cricot 2 company The post A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique): Wooster Group on Tadeusz Kantor …

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Turning Off the Morning News: New Durang Satirical Sketch Sketchy by David Finkle

★ Emily Mann directs favorite Durang actor Kristine Nielsen, others to skimpy payoff The post Turning Off the Morning News: New Durang Satirical Sketch Sketchy appeared first on New York S…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Twelfth Night: The Quality of Shakespeare’s Comedy Woefully Strained by David Finkle

★ The usually exceptional Maria Aitken runs into trouble directing a cast working overtime to no avail. The post Twelfth Night: The Quality of Shakespeare’s Comedy Woefully Strained…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Long Day’s Journey into Night: O’Neill’s at Breakneck, Breakheart Pace by David Finkle

★★★★★ Richard Eyre brilliantly directs Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville, Rory Keenan and Matthew Beard The post Long Day’s Journey into Night: O’Neill’s at Breakneck…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Gentleman Caller: Tennessee Williams, William Inge Oddly Coupled by David Finkle

★★ Playwright Philip Dawkins roams freely through the famous playwrights' related lives The post The Gentleman Caller: Tennessee Williams, William Inge Oddly Coupled appeared first on Ne…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire: Caryl Churchill’s History Lecture by David Finkle

★★★ Rachel Chavkin directs a talk-heavy look back at Oliver Cromwell's civil war The post Light Shining in Buckinghamshire: Caryl Churchill’s History Lecture appeared first on Ne…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Summer and Smoke: Ireland, Darrow Set Fire to Williams’ Hot Drama by David Finkle

★★★★★ Jack Cummings III stunningly directs the play that established the very idea of off-Broadway The post Summer and Smoke: Ireland, Darrow Set Fire to Williams’ Hot Dra…

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Unexpected Joy: Mothers, Daughters Vie, Singing Joyful Tunes by David Finkle

★★★★ Bill Russell writes the songs, Janet Hood the book for a maybe likely story of tolerance The post Unexpected Joy: Mothers, Daughters Vie, Singing Joyful Tunes appeared first on …

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Travesties: Tom Stoppard’s Brilliant Comedy Brilliantly Revived by David Finkle

★★★★★ Tom Hollander heads a just about perfect cast, directed just about perfectly by Patrick Marber The post Travesties: Tom Stoppard’s Brilliant Comedy Brilliantly Revived …

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Metromaniacs: David Ives Tickles a Rhyming French Mini-Classic by David Finkle

★★★ Alexis Prion is the now-all-but-forgotten comic writer whose spoof is reworked The post The Metromaniacs: David Ives Tickles a Rhyming French Mini-Classic appeared first on New Yo…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

My Fair Lady: Shaw Goes Ibsen in Sher’s Appealing Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Bartlett Sher directs Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton and an impeccable cast The post My Fair Lady: Shaw Goes Ibsen in Sher’s Appealing Revival appeared first on New Yo…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Seafarer: Conor McPherson’s Tense Drinking, Soul-Searching Tale by David Finkle

★★★★ Matthew Broderick heads an expert ensemble is this realistic-surrealistic drama The post The Seafarer: Conor McPherson’s Tense Drinking, Soul-Searching Tale appeared firs…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Children of a Lesser God: Mark Medoff Prize Winner Back Forthrightly by David Finkle

★★★ Joshua Jackson as speech teacher to the deaf and Sarah Ridloff as unwilling student The post Children of a Lesser God: Mark Medoff Prize Winner Back Forthrightly appeared first on …

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"Glee" on TV: Is It the Best, the Worst or Both? by David Finkle

Let's talk a minute about my idea of this season's best and the worst television series: <em>Glee</em>.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

The Sting: The Irresistible 1973 Oscar Flick as Irresistible Tuner by David Finkle

★★★★★ Harry Connick Jr. leads a cast directed by John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. The post The Sting: The Irresistible 1973 Oscar Flick as Irresistible Tuner appea…

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King Lear: Antony Sher Makes Foolish Old Age Memorable by David Finkle

★★★★ Director Gregory Doran runs mostly hot and sometimes cold on the Shakespeare masterpiece The post King Lear: Antony Sher Makes Foolish Old Age Memorable appeared first on New Y…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Miss You Like Hell: Hudes and McKeown View Mothers and Daughters by David Finkle

★★★ Rubin-Vega and Jiménez as an estranged mother and daughter renewing their love to songs The post Miss You Like Hell: Hudes and McKeown View Mothers and Daughters appeared first on…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

The Winter’s Tale: Arin Arbus’ Austere–Too Austere?–Revival by David Finkle

★★★ The stage direction that goes "Exit, pursued by bear" gets it best showing ever The post The Winter’s Tale: Arin Arbus’ Austere–Too Austere?–Revival appeare…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Feeding the Dragon: A Childhood Sometimes Charmed, Often Not by David Finkle

★★★ Writer-performer Sharon Washington remembers being the girl who lived in the library The post Feeding the Dragon: A Childhood Sometimes Charmed, Often Not appeared first on New Yor…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rocktopia: Rock and Classical Fight to the Death, Both Lose by David Finkle

★ Classic rock warhorses meet classical warhorses, but the singers, orchestra, and choir reach no agreement The post Rocktopia: Rock and Classical Fight to the Death, Both Lose appeared fi…

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Pygmalion: Delightful Shaw, With Only Spoken Music by David Finkle

★★★★ Bedlam's Eric Tucker directs a six-member cast with Vaishnavii Sharma as Eliza and himself as Higgins The post Pygmalion: Delightful Shaw, With Only Spoken Music appeared first …

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett Makes a Salted Musical by David Finkle

★★★★ Director Christopher Ashley lets bookwriters Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley loose on Parrot Head faves.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Three Wise Guys: A New Runyon Guys and Dolls by David Finkle

★★★★ The Actors Company Theatre spends Christmas Eve 1923 by circuitously following an Eastern Star.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Enda Walsh's "Disco Pigs" Cavorts to Static-y Inner Music by David Finkle

Pig (Colin Campbell) and Runt (Evanna Lynch) are heard before they’re seen in Enda Walsh’s 1996 Disco Pigs, now revived at

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Big-Hearted John Lithgow Tells Swell Stories by David Finkle

There are actors whom audiences admire for their consistent good work, and that suffices. Then there are actors whom audiences

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Robert O'Hara's "Mankind" a Spotty Gift to Humankind by David Finkle

You can say this for Robert O’Hara, whose uneven, though acclaimed, Bootycandy prompted Playwrights Horizons folks to commission

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Make Room for Ariane Mnouchkine's Big, Bold, Beautiful "A Room in India" by David Finkle

If you know Ariane Mnouchkine’s Theatre du Soleil, you know how big she likes to think. The space, situated in Paris’s Bois

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Public's Mobile Unit "Winter's Tale," Music Works by Allan Harris and The Bengsons, Jimmie Fowlie Upends "La La Land" by David Finkle

After touring schools, community centers, prisons and other other-than-theater venues, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty "Once on This Island" Floats High Again, Only Higher This Time by David Finkle

When Once on This Island debuted at Playwright Horizons in 1990, several tropical-bird feathers were added to the caps of

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