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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

The School for Wives: An All-Women Cast Goes #MeToo on Molière by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Tonya Pinkins has a high time under Lucie Tiberghien's direction The post The School for Wives: An All-Women Cast Goes #MeToo on Molière appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy is the Unforgettable Forgotten Man by David Finkle

★★★★★ Robert Falls directs Dennehy, Elizabeth Franz, and other stalwarts in Arthur Miller's magnificent work The post Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy is the Unforgettable Forgot…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Show Boat: Francesca Zambello’s Revival Goes Upstream and Down by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The seminal Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical as inevitable as ol' man river The post Show Boat: Francesca Zambello’s Revival Goes Upstream and Down appeared first …

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion by David Finkle

★★★ Tracy Thorne writes and performs a potent monologue with one serious drawback The post Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion appeared first on New …

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly's Irish Rep stage version, rethought for home screens, with a first-rate cast The post The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances ap…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress by David Finkle

Jay O. Sanders, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jane Murphy, Stephen Kunken at their viral best The post And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress appeared first on N…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Intermission Talk: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration by David Finkle

The beloved and respected songwriter is saluted by the brightest Broadway entertainers of today The post Intermission Talk: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration appeared first on New York St…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Intermission Talk: Bob Avian’s Fleet-Footed Show-Biz Memoir by David Finkle

The choreographer-director recalls his active career, including the Michael Bennett years The post Intermission Talk: Bob Avian’s Fleet-Footed Show-Biz Memoir appeared first on New York St…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Betty Buckley: Cabaret Artistry at Its Peak by David Finkle

★★★★★ Back in a small room, the Broadway diva is in new voice, adventurous, relaxed The post Betty Buckley: Cabaret Artistry at Its Peak appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

72 Miles to Go: Imperiled DACA Family Close Up by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Hilary Bettis handles a sensitive issue with understanding The post 72 Miles to Go: Imperiled DACA Family Close Up appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Girl From the North Country: Depression Musical Elates by David Finkle

★★★★★ Bob Dylan songs enhance grand Conor McPherson musical The post Girl From the North Country: Depression Musical Elates appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Perplexed: Richard Greenberg Play Perplexes by David Finkle

★★★ Lynne Meadows directs 10 committed actors with little payoff The post The Perplexed: Richard Greenberg Play Perplexes appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Coal Country: 2010 Mining Disaster Stunningly Mined by David Finkle

★★★★ Theater documentarians Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen are in top form The post Coal Country: 2010 Mining Disaster Stunningly Mined appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! by David Finkle

★★★ J. Julian Christopher's play about dreaded conversion therapy The post Bundle of Sticks: Women as Unhappy Gay Men!! appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit by David Finkle

★★★ Lesley Manville is the vengeful Claire Zachanassian in director Jeremy Herrin's production at the National The post From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit appeared f…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame by David Finkle

Intellectual exercises with Rafe Spall, Roger Allam, Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in worthy productions The post From London: Death of England, A Number, and Endgame appeared first on N…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

From London: Stoppard Potently Examines His Elusive Background in Leopoldstadt by David Finkle

★★★★★ For his supposedly last work, the revered playwright looks at vanished Viennese Jews The post From London: Stoppard Potently Examines His Elusive Background in Leopoldstadt a…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blues for an Alabama Sky: 1930s Harlem Dreaming by David Finkle

★★★★ Pearl Cleage looks at five figures running for their natural lives The post Blues for an Alabama Sky: 1930s Harlem Dreaming appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Dracula/Frankenstein: Stoker, Shelley Classics on Lowered Stakes by David Finkle

★★ Adaptations by Kate Hamill and Tristan Bernays are playing in rep, directed by Sarna Lapine and Timothy Douglas The post Dracula/Frankenstein: Stoker, Shelley Classics on Lowered Stak…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served by David Finkle

★★ Chekhov's "An Artist's Story" and Tolstoy's "Michael," adapted by Miles Malleson The post Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served appeared first on New York Stag…

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Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting by David Finkle

★★ Audience participation with a perhaps misguided purpose, directed by Tamilla Woodard The post Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting appeared first on New York…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? by David Finkle

★★★ Yaël Farber's handsome Gate Theatre production boasts pluses and minuses The post Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears by David Finkle

★★ Sarah Einspanier's elusive play with three (over)actors and a fourth on violin The post House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre