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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jeff Harnar & Alex Rybeck – The 35th Anniversary Show ★★★★★ by David Hurst

The Laurie Beechman Theatre in the West Bank Cafe June 13, 2018 Music Direction & Accompaniment by Alex Rybeck Bass – Jered Egan Drums – Dan Gross You only have to glance at cabaret …

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

As she did with John Weidman in Contact at Lincoln Center in 2000, director and choreographer Susan Stroman is breaking the musical theatre form again with The Beast in the Jungle at The Vin…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

SUMMER AND SMOKE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

"The tables have turned with a vengeance," says Alma Winemiller in the penultimate scene of Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams' gothic potboiler now on view at Classic Stage Company courte…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

TRANSFERS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

The academic stakes couldn't be higher in MCC Theater's new drama . . . .

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

Though spring is still struggling to arrive, and Christmas is still eight long months away, the Irish Repertory Theatre is giving us an early gift in the form of its terrific new revival of …

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

Jordan Harrison has written some wacky plays over the last few years, including his 2015 Pulitzer finalist Marjorie Prime, Doris to Darlene, Amazons and Their Men, Act a Lady, as well as the…

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AN ORDINARY MUSLIM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Fresh off an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, Hammaad Chaudry is making his professional debut with An Ordinary Muslim, an uneven drama at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW).

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

HANGMEN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

After winning four Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and seven Oscar nominations for his emotionally charged revenge film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh is unquest…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

FIRE AND AIR - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

After sitting through Terrence McNally's dismal Fire and Air at Classic Stage Company, a play about ballet that contains no actual dancing, I remembered McNally is also the playwright who ga…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

THE HOMECOMING QUEEN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Presented last summer in a workshop by New York Stage and Film & Vassar at the Powerhouse Theater, Ngozi Anyanwu's The Homecoming Queen is now receiving its world premiere production at the …

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DISCO PIGS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

It's always a red flag when the first page inside your theatre program is a note from the director explaining the play you're about to see.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Stearns Matthews – December Songs ★★★★☆ by David Hurst

December Songs Produced by Randy Crafton for Chlo-Rita Productions Executive Produced by Stearns Matthews for Chlo-Rita Productions CD Design and Packaging by Michael Hetrick Markus Grae-Hau…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Jeff Macauley – Hollywood Party – Movie Songs: 1928-1936 ★★★★☆ by David Hurst

Pangea October 30, November 30, December 15 & 27, 2017 Music Direction & Accompaniment by Tex Arnold No one likes being late to a party, but that’s how I felt recently watching the…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

TWELFTH NIGHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

The Fiasco Theater's rollicking, new production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will is the perfect way to spend a cold, winter night.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

DESCRIBE THE NIGHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Pulitzer-nominee Rajiv Joseph's new play at The Atlantic, Describe the Night, is a sweeping, political potboiler spanning 90 years of history and intertwining the lives of seven characters o…

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