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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "A Touch of the Poet" - 3/8/22 by David Hurst

"... the technical production and supporting cast are superb, but its star, Robert Cuccioli, works far too hard at portraying a common Irish peasant masquerading as an English gentleman."

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:13PM
Friday, March 4, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "On Sugarland" - 3/3/22 by David Hurst

On Sugarland doesn't sound like anything you've heard before, and that's a good thing. It "draws elements from Greek Tragedy, Southern gothic, Afro-surrealism, and hip-hop" in its quest to p…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:34AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "English" - 2/22/22 by David Hurst

Beautifully directed by Knud Adams with welcome touches of levity and cultural humor...

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:26AM
Monday, March 9, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Endlings" - 3/9/20 by David Hurst

... you'll be thinking about Song's ocean-diving women long after you've stopped worrying about whether her integrity's intact.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:43PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Dana H." - 2/25/20 by David Hurst

... a theatrical tour-de-force...

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:13PM
Monday, February 24, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "All the Natalie Portmans" - 2/24/20 by David Hurst

,,, a raw, blistering play that's as hopeful as it is devastating.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:22PM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Incantata" - 2/23/20 by David Hurst

The poem, a dark, dense rant at the death of a loved one, is a harrowing journey into the mind of a grieving artist.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:36AM
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory" - 2/19/20 by David Hurst

... ultimately, Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory shines a warm glow on an overlooked playwright, producer, and nurturer of the greatest writers of the Irish Renaissance.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:22AM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Frankenstein" - 2/17/20 by David Hurst

... this Frankenstein is a tedious and uninvolving slog. Directed with lackluster inspiration by Timothy Douglas and running 80 minutes without an intermission, Shelley's story about man's i…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:51AM

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Dracula" - 2/17/20 by David Hurst

This is a slip-shod, bargain-basement production devoid of any serious stagecraft that squanders its cast's talent and its audience's time.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:51AM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Scourge" - 1/23/20 by David Hurst

A deeply moving testament to the power of emotional resilience, The Scourge is a captivating tribute to the human spirit, and Mahon is an international treasure.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:30PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Paris" - 1/21/20 by David Hurst

Directed with unfussy simplicity by Knud Adams on a terrific multi-layered set courtesy of David Zinn, the cast of Paris is wonderful in this quiet play that is an indictment against poverty…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:23PM
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven" - 12/10/19 by David Hurst

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. It is also a master-class in acting and not to be missed.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:09AM
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Christmas at Birdland with Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso and Klea Blackhurst ★★★★★ by David Hurst

Christmas at Birdland with Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso and Klea Blackhurst Club 44 Records Executive Producers: Landon Beene & Ernie Haase Producer by: Billy Stritch & Wayne Haun Track…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 02:40PM

Kevin Dozier – Christmas Eve ★★★★★ by David Hurst

Christmas Eve Produced and Engineered by Paul Rolnick Musical Direction and Arrangements by Alex Rybeck Now that the Thanksgiving leftovers are a memory and the Christmas insanity has begun,…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 02:39PM
Sunday, May 12, 2019

John DePalma – Something Shiny ★★★★★ by David Hurst

Something Shiny LML Music Executive Producer for LML Music: Lee Lessack Producers: Kevin Jasper and John DePalma Co-Producer: Lisa DePalma Recorded and Mixed at Kjaz Studio, NYC Engineered b…

SOURCE: New York Arts Review at 07:25PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

As the cornerstone of their 30th Anniversary season, the Irish Repertory Theatre is presenting a comprehensive retrospective of the work of the great Irish playwright, Sean O'Casey.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:13AM
Monday, February 11, 2019

THE LIGHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

MCC Theater has much to celebrate in The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, its gorgeous new theatre center in Hell's Kitchen located at 511 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:35AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

EDDIE AND DAVE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you're a die-hard Van Halen fan who lies awake at night, tossing and turning, unable to sleep because you're obsessed with knowing what really happened with David Lee Roth at the MTV Vide…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:59AM
Monday, January 7, 2019

BLUE RIDGE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Despite a script that throws credulity out the window, the Atlantic Theater Company has given Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge the kind of world premiere a young playwright can only dream about.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:56PM
Friday, December 14, 2018

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Whether you like the new stage production of Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's seminal coming of age memoir, To Kill a Mockingbird, which opened tonight at the Shubert Theatre, will …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:23AM
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you prefer your holiday cheer tuneful, sweet and short, you'll do no better than the Irish Repertory Theatre's latest revival of A Child's Christmas in Wales.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:16AM
Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

It's easy to see why artistic director John Doyle was tempted to program Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in Classic Stage Company's current season.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:57PM
Friday, November 2, 2018

GOOD GRIEF - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Following her wondrous exploration of a Nigerian woman's emotional reckoning with her country, her family and herself in The Homecoming Queen last January at Atlantic's Stage 2, playwright N…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:34AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

FIREFLIES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you were lucky enough to see Donja R. Love's searing, civil-war drama Sugar in Our Wounds over the summer at Manhattan Theatre Club, you won't want to miss his Fireflies, which just opene…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:20AM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

ON BECKETT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If your reaction to the news the Irish Rep's season opener is a new piece exploring the works of Samuel Beckett is one of trepidation, be not afraid.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:00AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

As a 15-year old student growing up in Wenatchee, Washington, not even a precociously talented girl like Heidi Schreck could have imagined that, thirty years later, she'd be starring in a se…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 07:58AM
Monday, July 30, 2018

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

A moment comes near the end of New York Theatre Workshop's sensational new production of Marcus Gardley's provocative play, The House That Will Not Stand, where a house-slave named Makeda, s…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:08PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

THIS AIN'T NO DISCO - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

At least there's truth in advertising with The Atlantic's new musical, This Ain't No Disco; there's definitely no disco music in it.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:01AM
Thursday, June 28, 2018

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Let's face it, Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner's On A Clear Day You Can See Forever has had a checkered history on New York stages despite its tuneful score and a starring role which should …

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:49PM

CARMEN JONES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Unless you happened to have seen the original Broadway production or one of two relatively recent London mountings, odds are you haven't seen Carmen Jones on stage.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:08AM