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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Broadway Review: "The Parisian Woman" at the Hudson Theatre by David Roberts

Inspired by Henry François Becque’s 1885 play “La Parisienne,” Mr. Willimon’s “The Parisian Woman,” currently running at the Hudson Theatre, overshadows its important themes of …

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Pride and Prejudice" at Primary Stages at Cherry Lane Theatre by David Roberts

Kate Hamill’s retelling also explores the seriousness with which people treat love – romantic and otherwise. Hence, this “Pride and Prejudice” is, in Hamill’s words, “a screwball…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Hundred Days" Transforms Love's Limits at New York Theatre Workshop by David Roberts

“Hundred Days” celebrates Saying ‘yes’ to life and all its uncertainties: celebrates facing the fear of loneliness, rejection, and being able to take each other’s troubles “into…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Torch Song" Wobbles at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater by David Roberts

The characters and their conflicts are familiar – even more familiar than they were in the 1970s and 1980s. And the plots and subplots driven by their conflicts are even more recognizable.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Harry Clarke" Wrangles with Reality at the Vineyard Theatre by David Roberts

Billy Crudup engages in a dramatic battle with the script and comes up the clear victor, unearthing Mr. Cale’s treasures and bringing Harry Clarke to life with inexorable energy and irrepr…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Stuffed" at the Westside Theatre Downstairs by David Roberts

“Stuffed” addresses the gamut of issues surrounding weight and its gain or loss (intentional or otherwise), including: body-image; clothing; shaming; anorexia-bulimia; dieting; therapy; …

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage by David Roberts

The play raises rich and enduring questions regarding justice and morality; moral ambiguity; and guilt and innocence. When is it all right to lie to save one’s life? How does systemic raci…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Occupied Territories" at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

In addition to the Vietnam Jungle, the play addresses the occupied territories of the childhood home and its basement full of memories; of time and space; between characters; between charact…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Oedipus el Rey" Creates Mythos at The Public's Shiva Theatre by David Roberts

Also compelling is one of Oedipus’s final questions, “Do we have to believe everything they tell us?” Equally compelling is the question of the Coro, “Do we lay down and take what th…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Desperate Measures" at the York Theatre Company by David Roberts

This is a pleasant musical that celebrates the enduring themes of love, commitment, and “being alive.” The cast is uniformly engaging – all triple threats with vocal, acting, and mov…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Lonely Planet" at the Keen Company at the Clurman at Theatre Row by David Roberts

Despite the outstanding performances of Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath, the revival of Steven Dietz’s “Lonely Planet,” currently running at the Keen Company at the Clurman at Theatre Ro…

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Broadway Review: "Time and the Conways" at the American Airlines Theatre by David Roberts

“Time and the Conways” is a sensitive and courageous exploration of how time (the fourth dimension) teases the fifth dimension and the possibility of alternate universes where, as Alan (…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

News: Theatre Reviews Limited Available in Ten Languges by David Roberts

Using the powerful Google Translate platform, all content on Theatre Reviews Limited is now available in ten languages: English; Spanish; Italian; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Bengali; …

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Measure for Measure" at the Public's LuEsther Theatre by David Roberts

ERA’s “Measure for Measure” successfully questions the nature and purpose of law and order and the role of the state in maintaining moral clarity.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Charm" at MCC Theatre at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by David Roberts

At first glance, Philip Dawkins’s “Charm,” currently playing at MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, is a heartfelt play about Mama Darleena Andrews (played with a spirited trans…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: “Mary Jane” at New York Theatre Workshop by David Roberts

Mary Jane experiences the breadth and depth of transcendence and catharsis at the play’s end in a scene rich in magical realism immersed in blessed redemptive release.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Off-Broaday Review: "A Clockwork Orange" at New World Stages by David Roberts

Under Ms. Spencer-Jones’s precise and inventive direction, the ensemble cast of “misfits” and “miscreants” deliver uniformly authentic performances that challenge the status-quo un…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Tiny Beautiful Things" at the Public's Newman Theater by David Roberts

Watching “Tiny Beautiful Things” at The Public’s Newman Theater can be described as experiencing the vicissitudes of the human experience through the kaleidoscopic lens of sheer redemp…

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord” at Primary Stages by David Roberts

Duane Boutté, as “Charles Dickens,” Michael Laurence as “Thomas Jefferson,” and Thom Sesma as “Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in what they soon discover is a “room” in Hea…

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "As You Like It" Pleases the Palate at Classic Stage Company by David Roberts

Under John Doyle’s exacting direction, the ensemble cast is uniformly excellent. Their performances – believable and authentic – carefully explore their characters’ levels of complex…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "The Treasurer" at Playwrights Horizons by David Roberts

“The Treasurer” is a memory play narrated by The Son who attempts to “confront” his difficult mother in a long-distance relationship by phone and only succeeds in confronting his own…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Off-Broadway Review: "Small World" at 59E59 Theaters by David Roberts

Review of the Off-Broadway Play "Small World" by Frederick Stroppel

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review: “Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter” at Minetta Lane Theatre by David Roberts

What do you call a nation-state that seeks prosperity for its citizens, encourages personal responsibility, prefers not to be dependent on other nation-states for its needs, and supports a d…

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

“Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter” at Minetta Lane Theatre by David Roberts

Bergur Ingolfsson directs REVOLUTION’s energetic and talented cast with precision and depth. The cast creates authentic characters – not caricatures – and Mr. Ingolfsson provides convi…

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

“Dancing on Nails” at Theatre 80 by David Roberts

All the characters in Mr. Kane’s delightful tragic-comedic drama are dancing on nails except, perhaps, Luba Fogel (Bryna Weiss) who shares the story of a man dancing on nails in the West V…

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

“Bend in the Road” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at the PTC Performance Space by David Roberts

BEND IN THE ROAD is a delightful character-driven musical lifted from the framework of the classic 1908 novel “Anne of the Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The musical - like those…

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