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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…

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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
Friday, August 11, 2023

Off-Broadway News: Irish Repertory Theatre Announces Encore Presentation of A. R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” Beginning Wednesday, September 5, 2023 by David Roberts

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) announced today that they will present an encore run of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, d…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:56AM
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Broadway Review: “Here Lies Love” at the Broadway Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

One of the best things about the new incarnation of the musical “Here Lies Love” which has recently opened at the Broadway Theatre, is that it does not rely on that common fact that Imel…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:10AM

Off-Broadway Review: The Church Is on Trial in Landmark Productions “The Saviour” at the Irish Repertory Theatre (Through Sunday, August 13, 2023) by David Roberts

New York theater goers know Marie Mullen from her performance in “The Cripple of Inishmaan” as Billy Claven’s Aunt Kate who talks to stones, and from her performance in “The Beauty Q…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:02AM
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Broadway Review: “The Cottage” at the Helen Hayes Theater (Through Sunday, October 29, 2023) by David Roberts

The familiar post-TONY lull that usually occurs during the summer months of July and August, when everyone takes a break to flee the city for a bit of ocean breeze, doesn’t seem to be happ…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 03:41PM
Saturday, July 22, 2023

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Preview: “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” (Through Sunday, August 6, 2023) by David Roberts

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is proud to present Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, written by acclaimed playwright Lanie Robertson with musical arrangements by Danny Holgat…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:43AM
Monday, July 17, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Triple Threat” at Theatre Row (Through Sunday, July 30, 2023) by David Roberts

James T. Lane portrayed choreographer Paul Williams in the American tour of “Ain’t Too Proud” and his many Broadway roles have included “Chicago” (Billy Flynn), “Kiss Me Kate” …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:16PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Days of Wine and Roses” at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (Through Sunday, July 16, 2023) 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 02:38PM
Sunday, July 2, 2023

Musical and Dance Review: “Notre Dame de Paris” at the David H. Koch Theater (Through Sunday, July 16, 2023) by David Roberts

“Notre Dame de Paris” is based on the novel by Victor Hugo and is adapted by author Luc Plamondon with music composed by Richard Cocciante. The musical and dance piece is billed as a mus…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:21PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “The Gospel According to Heather” at Theater 555 (Through Sunday, July 9, 2023) by David Roberts

“The Gospel According to Heather” a new musical which is now playing at Theater 555 fails to deliver any clear message let alone a gospel, constantly being sidetracked by insignificant s…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:57PM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Broadway Review: “Grey House” at the Lyceum Theatre (Through Sunday, September 3, 2023) by David Roberts

Years (decades, centuries, eons) of interminable suffering hang over the gables of Grey House. And while there is no forgiveness or redemption within, the walls of the house encase unrelenti…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:58AM

Off-Broadway Review: Defibrillator and M. Green Productions “Foxes” at 59E59 Theaters (Through Sunday, July 2, 2023) by David Roberts

“Foxes” a new play by Dexter Flanders now having a run at 59E59 theaters is appropriately named since the two central characters Daniel (an earnest Raphel Famotibe) and Leon (a complex B…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 10:54AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: Prospect Theater Company’s “Lizard Boy” at Theatre Row (Through Saturday, July 1, 2023) by David Roberts

“Lizard Boy” a new Indie-Rock musical with book, music and lyrics by Justin Huertas is currently playing at New World Stages presented by Prospect Theater Company. It can be described as…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:27PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground” at Theatre at St. Clements (Through Sunday, July 30, 2023) by David Roberts

It was only one day after Father’s Day. It was Juneteenth. As we walked to The Theatre at St. Clements to see “Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground,” we anticipated Richard Hellesen’s on…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 09:00PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: Audible Theater’s “Sorry For Your Loss” at Minetta Lane Theatre (Through Sunday, June 4, 2023) by David Roberts

Audible Theater is currently presenting “Sorry For Your Loss” a solo show written and performed by Michael Cruz Kayne at The Minetta Lane Theatre, which approaches the subject of grievin…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 05:51PM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards