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Friday, January 27, 2023

Broadway Review: “The Collaboration” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Through Sunday, February 12, 2023) by David Roberts

Unlike the typical one-thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle where the completed puzzle matches the image on the cover, “The Collaboration’s” dénouement and resolution are nothing like the pla…

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Broadway Review: “A Beautiful Noise” at the Broadhurst Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Fans of jukebox musicals and Neil Diamond will be thrilled with the current production of “A Beautiful Noise” now playing at the Broadhurst Theatre. This production is packed with plenty…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Theatre News: The Outer Critics Circle Announces Newly Reconstructed Acting Categories without Gender Specification by David Roberts

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the dates for the p…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:50AM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Theatre News: World and Northern American Premieres, Original Commissions, and Works Spanning Theater, Opera, Music, and Dance Comprise Park Avenue Ar by David Roberts

World and North American Premieres, Original Commissions, and Works Spanning Theater, Opera, Music, And Dance Comprise Park Avenue Armory’s 2023 Season   The North American debut of Briti…

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Saturday, December 24, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Merrily We Roll Along” by David Roberts

It is difficult to believe that it has been a year since the death of Stephen Sondheim, one of the most prolific American composer and lyricists in the history of musical theatre. New York h…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:43AM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Broadway Review: “The Piano Lesson” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Through Sunday, January 29, 2023) by David Roberts

Years after August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” was first produced on Broadway in 1990, Black playwrights have continued to grapple with this enduring question which defines the struggl…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 02:34PM
Friday, December 16, 2022

Broadway Review: “Some Like It Hot” at the Shubert Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

“Some Like It Hot” a modern day, good old-fashioned musical has arrived on Broadway at The Shubert Theatre, and it delivers on all levels, making for a very enjoyable evening of musical …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:33PM
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Sandra” at the Vineyard Theatre (Through Sunday, December 18, 2022) by David Roberts

There are two paths to “disappearance” in David Cale’s engaging “Sandra” currently running at the Vineyard Theatre. The audience discovers that Ethan Martin’s path has been well …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:44AM
Friday, December 2, 2022

Broadway Review: “& Juliet” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Broadway has had quite a roster of juke box musicals grace the stage in the past and it seems that this season will add a few more to the archive. Opening at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is …

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Broadway Review: “Mike Birbiglia” The Old Man & The Pool” at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater (Extended through Sunday, Ja by David Roberts

There is an abundance of medical and anatomical references in “Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool” currently running at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. Mr. Bi…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:46AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: The New Group’s “Evanston Salt Costs Climbing” at Pershing Square Signature Center’s Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (Thr by David Roberts

If Will Arbery’s “Evanston Salt Costs Climbing were an absurdist play, its non-sense narrative might make some sense. However, this is not a “Waiting for Godot” for post-pandemic Eva…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Regional News: Bucks County Playhouse Costume Clearance (Holiday Edition) on Saturday, December 3, 2021 by David Roberts

The costume department at Bucks County Playhouse will open its wardrobe room for a holiday sale — offering a wide collection of festive frocks, and everyday ready-to-wear clothing, for sal…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:09PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Broadway Review: “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” at The Nederlander Theatre (Through Sunday, January 1, 2023) by David Roberts

Under Michael Arden’s meticulous direction, Jefferson Mays navigates through his adaptation (with Susan Lyons and Michael Arden) of the five staves of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Car…

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Regional Theatre News/Preview: “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” Debuts at Bucks County Playhouse (Through Sunday, January 1, 2023) by David Roberts

Audiences are invited to relive one of the most magical nights in rock and roll history — but this time with a decidedly festive twist — when Bucks County Playhouse presents a special ho…

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Broadway Review: “Almost Ready” at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

In heeding the advice mentor Lester Bangs gives young music journalist William Miller, the following comments will be “honest and unmerciful.” Fans of the movie “Almost Famous” relea…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Camp Siegfried” at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater (Through Sunday, December 4, 2022) by David Roberts

There is no doubt that “Camp Siegfried” a new play penned by Bess Wohl is extremely relevant given the current social, moral, and political landscape that has evolved in the past few yea…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:00PM

Off-Broadway Review: “You Will Get Sick” at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre (Through Sunday, December 11, 2022) by David Roberts

You will get sick. It happens. You do not know why. Often you do not want to tell anyone you are sick. Perhaps you might even pay someone to talk to you about your illness. Yet after all tha…

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Catch as Catch Can” at Playwrights Horizons (Through Sunday, November 20, 2022) by David Roberts

Playwright Mia Chung intends to raise a rich and enduring question in her play “Catch as Catch Can” currently running at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater: “What is inherent…

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Off-Broadway Review: “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Public Theater’s Newman Theater (Extended through Sunday, November 20, 2022) by David Roberts

Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” debuted on Broadway in 1959 and appeared in London’s West End five months later. The musical adaptation “Raisin” won the Tony Award for…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:05AM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: The Civilians “The Unbelieving” at 59E59 Theaters (Through Saturday, November 19, 2022) by David Roberts

Marin Gazzaniga’s “The Unbelieving” is based on select interviews from the 2013 book “Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind” by Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola. The autho…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:10AM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Chester Bailey” at Irish Repertory Theatre (Extended through Sunday, November 20, 2022) by David Roberts

Every once in a while, there comes along a little gem of a play that certainly will knock you off your feet, especially if it is a first-rate production and impeccably performed by two remar…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Broadway Review: “Death of a Salesman” at the Hudson Theatre (Through Sunday, January 15, 2023) by David Roberts

Some may say that Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” may be the greatest play of the 20th century and there is evidence that supports that claim. It premiered on Broadway in 19…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 04:14PM
Monday, October 31, 2022

Broadway Review: “1776” at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre (Through Sunday, January 8, 2023) by David Roberts

Sometimes there is no reason to try and improve or change something which would adhere to the adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Adjusting, tweaking, or trying to improve thing…

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “A Man of No Importance” Disappoints at Classic Stage Company” (Extended through Sunday, December 18, 2022) by David Roberts

Currently running at Classic Stage Company, “A Man of No Importance” chronicles gay middle-aged bus conductor Alfie Byrnes’s (a gloomy and dispirited Jim Parsons) struggles to claim hi…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 06:00PM
Friday, October 21, 2022

Broadway Review: “Topdog/Underdog” at the Golden Theatre (Through Sunday, January 15, 2023) by David Roberts

In the current 20th anniversary production of “Topdog/Underdog,” Suzan Lori-Parks reminds the audience that when one does not receive unconditional and nonjudgmental love and chooses to …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 02:00PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “american (tele)visions” Co-Produced with Theatre Mitu at New York Theatre Workshop (Through Sunday, October 16, 2022) by David Roberts

There is too much noise on the set of Victor I. Cazares’s “american (tele)visions” currently running at New York Theatre Workshop (co-produced with Theatre Mitu). Although that noise c…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:52PM

Book News/Preview: Elysa Gardner’s “Magic to Do” Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of “Pippin” Opening (Releases in November 2022) by David Roberts

Applause Books is proud to announce the November 2022 release of Magic to Do (192 pages • 978-1-4930-6435-9• Hardback) by Elysa Gardner. In Magic to Do, which celebrates the 50th anniver…

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Broadway Review: “Cost of Living” at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Through Sunday, November 6, 2022) by David Roberts

“Cost of living indexes are meant to compare the expenses an average person can expect to incur to acquire food, shelter, transportation, energy, clothing, education, healthcare, childcare…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Regional News/Preview: “Evita” at Bucks County Playhouse (Through Sunday, October 30, 2022) by David Roberts

The rags to riches story of one of the world’s most charismatic and controversial political figures receives a new look, in an exciting, intimate production at Bucks County Playhouse, runn…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: OHenry Productions “This Beautiful Future” at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Through Sunday, October 30, 2022) by David Roberts

Elodie (Francesca Carpanini) and Otto (Uly Schlesinger) reunite in a bedroom after they meet in a town square in Chartres, France in August 1944. Crazy things happened in the square includin…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Los Otros” at A.R.T./New York Theatres – Mezzanine Theatre (Through Saturday, October 8, 2022) by David Roberts

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of “cycle” is a permutation of a set of ordered elements in which each element takes the place of the next and the last becomes…

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