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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “Breaking the Story” at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater (Through Sunday, June 23, 2024) by David Roberts

The newest offering at Second Stage’s Kiser Theatre is a production of a new play penned by Alexis Scheer titled “Breaking the Story” which centers around a war correspondent who is ac…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “The Lonely Few” at MCC Theater’s Newman Mills Theater (Through Sunday, June 2, 2024). by David Roberts

The most recent offering at MCC Theater is a new musical entitled “The Lonely Few” with music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak and a book penned by Rachel Bonds. Basically, it can be considered …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:00AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “Three Houses” at Signature Theatre’s Linney Theatre (Through Sunday, June 9, 2024) by David Roberts

Dave Malloy’s “Three Houses currently running at Signature Theatre’s Linney Theater is a retelling/interpretation of the classic fairy tales “The Three Little Pigs” and “Red Ridi…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:00PM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Broadway Review: The Who’s “Tommy” at the Nederlander Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

There are very few words not sung but spoken in the rock musical “Tommy,” but three that might be relevant are “Brilliant, wasn’t it?” spoken by a local lad that happens to be part…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:52PM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Broadway Review: “Water for Elephants” at the Imperial Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

When does “life” begin? Depending upon one’s religious beliefs, or scientific beliefs, or social media threads, the answer to the question is different. Does “life” begin at concep…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:36AM
Friday, March 29, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “Hamlet” at the Orpheum Theater (Through Sunday, April 14, 2024) by David Roberts

Adapted by Eddie Izzard’s sibling Mark Izzard, this “Hamlet” is among the best “Hamlets” on stage, screen, or stream. From the first scene of the iconic tragedy on the battlements …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:30PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “Dead Outlaw” at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre (Through Sunday, April 14, 2024) by David Roberts

Only in America, where greed, fame, crime and capitalism reign and members of a civilized society aspire to become part of the materialistic regime, can you discover the story of Elmer J. Mc…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:44AM
Monday, March 25, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “The Seven Year Disappear” at the Pershing Signature Center (Through Sunday, March 31, 2024) by David Roberts

As patrons enter the performance of Jordan Seavey’s “The Seven Year Disappear” at The Pershing Square Signature Center, they see Miriam (Cynthia Nixon) sitting across from her thirty-s…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:13AM
Friday, March 22, 2024

Broadway Review: “Doubt: A Parable” at the Todd Haimes Theatre (Through Sunday, April 21) by David Roberts

“Doubt” can produce several similar congenial feelings such as uncertainty, suspicion, uneasiness, apprehension, distrust and confusion. Usually there is a situation or event that occurs…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 04:41PM
Monday, March 18, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “The Notebook” at the Gerald Schoenfield Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

If you did not read the Nicholas Sparks novel “The Notebook,” you most likely saw the movie of the same name based on the novel and if you saw the movie chances are you have plans to see…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 06:51PM

Off-Broadway Review: “The Ally” at the Public’s Anspacher Theater (Through Sunday, March 24, 2024) by David Roberts

Asaf and the members of the audience are the unwitting protagonists of Itamar Moses’s “The Ally” which is currently running at the Public’s Anspacher Theater. Asaf Sternheim (a well-…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:28PM
Monday, March 11, 2024

Broadway Review: “Appropriate” at the Hayes Theater (Currently On) by David Roberts

According to the dictionary, there are several definitions of the word ‘appropriate,’ but there may possibly be one that could be added, that being “a brilliant play by Brandon Jacob-J…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:28PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “I Love You So Much I Could Die” at New York Theatre Workshop (Through Sunday, March 10, 2024) by David Roberts

Microsoft’s David Text to Speech Voice read’s Mona Pirnot’s script aloud (scored with sequences of punctuation to create pauses and silences) as the playwright sits with her back to th…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:28PM

Off-Broadway Review: “The Connector” at MCC Theater (Through Sunday, March 17, 2024) by David Roberts

The world premiere musical “The Connector” with a book by Jonathon Marc Sherman and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown now playing at MCC Theater certainly has a suitable title on ma…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:39PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “Jonah” at Roundabout Theatre Company (Through Sunday, March 10, 2024) by David Roberts

The time “Jonah,” currently running at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre, takes place is described in the program as “The past and the present. But everything is slippe…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:10PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Broadway Review: “Days of Wine and Roses” at Studio 54 (Currently On) by David Roberts

Since the Atlantic Theater Company first announced that Brian d’Arcy James and Kelli O’Hara would lead the cast of the new musical “Days of Wine and Roses” based on the book by JP Mi…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:30AM
Monday, January 22, 2024

Liver & Lung’s Queer, Muslim Cabaret Preview: “Shafeeq Shajahan Shivam Sundaram” at London’s Soho Theatre (10th and 17th February, 2024 On by David Roberts

Award-winning Malaysian director and performer, Shafeeq Shajahan, invites you to “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, a cabaret odyssey that peels back the layers of his queer, Muslim heritage. Pre…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 06:32PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Hell’s Kitchen” at the Public’s Newman Theater (Through Sunday, January 7, 2024) by David Roberts

Immediately after the first number in the new musical “Hell’s Kitchen” which is a loosely based auto biographical story about musician Alicia Keys growing up and coming of age during t…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 04:06PM

Off-Broadway Review: “Translations” at Irish Repertory Theatre (Through Sunday, December 31, 2023) by David Roberts

Language and translation serve as powerful tropes for colonial ownership in Brian Friel’s “Translations” currently playing at Irish Repertory Company through Sunday. December 31, 2023.…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 02:50PM
Sunday, December 17, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion” (Through Monday, March 4, 2024) by David Roberts

Mischief Theatre, responsible for “The Play That Goes Wrong” and “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” is at it again, bringing yet another production to the New York stage billed as “Mind Mangle…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:19PM
Friday, December 15, 2023

Broadway Review: “Harmony” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

The Comedian Harmonists was an internationally famous all-male German singing group that was formed during the Weimar period and was forced to disband in the early 1930’s when the Nazi reg…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:14PM
Monday, December 11, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “I Can Get It for You Wholesale” at Classic Stage Company (Through Sunday, December 17, 2023) by David Roberts

The latest show offered at Classic Stage Company is the revival of the 1962 musical “I Can Get It For You Wholesale” with a book by Jerome Weidman and music and lyrics by Harold Rome. Th…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:10PM
Saturday, October 21, 2023

Broadway Review: “Gutenberg! The Musical!” at the James Earl Jones Theatre (Through Sunday, January 28, 2024) by David Roberts

One of the latest offerings to open on the Great White Way is no stranger to New York theatre audiences since it has had several productions Off Broadway since the mid-2000s, after it was de…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:09PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors” at New World Stages (Through Sunday, January 7, 2024) by David Roberts

The new Off-Broadway show “Dracula a Comedy of Terrors,” now playing at New World Stages, certainly lives up to its title, ensuring lots of laughs infused into the original storyline alo…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:32PM

Theatre News: Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, in Partnership with The Town Players of New Cannan, Connecticut, Finds a New Home by David Roberts

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, the only theatre festival where playwrights take center stage, will be back and better than ever in the summer of 2024 with a beautiful new theatre space tha…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:28AM
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Broadway Review: “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting a new Broadway production entitled “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” penned by Jocelyn Bioh at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Ms. Bioh has set her dr…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 05:48PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Infinite Life” at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (Through Saturday, October 14, 2023) by David Roberts

Five women in their forties to seventies and one man in his forties gather at a clinic two hours north of San Francisco to continue to deal with their pain. The regimen includes fasting and …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:26PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Benefit Performance News/Preview: “I Put a Spell on You: Witches ERA” at Sony Hall on Monday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. by David Roberts

Jay Armstrong Johnson welcomes a new cast of characters for this year’s Halloween concert-meets-dance-part “I Put a Spell on You: The Witches ERA,” including Tony Award Nominee Justin …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:25PM
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: Primary Stage’s “Dig” at 59E59 Theaters (Through Sunday, October 22, 2023) by David Roberts

Primary Stages current offering is Theresa Rebeck’s new play entitled “Dig.” Now playing at 59E59 theatres, the play revolves around the situations that develop in a small plant shop t…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:13AM
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Swing State” at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre (Through Saturday, October 28, 2023) by David Roberts

The latest production produced by Audible titled “Swing State”, which has transferred from Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and is now playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre, is not really what …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:57AM
Sunday, August 20, 2023

Broadway Review: “Back to the Future” at the Winter Garden Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

The new musical “Back to the Future” is certainly a blast from the past, with Bob Gale penning a book that sticks closely to his original 1985 screenplay written with Robert Zemeckis. Th…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:39AM

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