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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Review: Macbeth at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Though John Doyle breaks the rules in all the right ways, newbies to the play are likely to t become confused at times by its gender-blind casting and the nine cast members who play mu…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Review: Scotland, PA at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

It's all very irreverent, casual, and American-- but is there enough Shakespeare to go along with its ambience? After all, the language has almost entirely gone missing here, so that …

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Review : Freestyle Love Supreme at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

This isn't an introspective show. No group member attempts to persuade you that anything done on stage is IMPORTANT. What IS important, however, is the shared theatrical experience betwe…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review: Wives| at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Despite this time trsveling comedy's flaws, Jaclyn Backhaus still drives home an urgent message here about patriarchal tropes and how they can insidiously infect a marriage and undo a…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Review: Lear: That Old Manlearoldman19 I Used To Know< at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Curtainup Reviewer: Descriptive Excerpt: Conceived and whimsically directed by Beth Ann Hopkins at A.R.T Theatres

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Review: Coriolanus at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

As the presidential candidate debates played out on television last Wednesday evening, a hearty group of New York theatergoers gathered at the Public’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park to…

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Review:Yes, Reflections of Molly Bloom at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

An adaptation of the "Penelope" episode from James Joyce's Ulysses in which Aedin Moloney brings the unforgettable Molly to life. Deirdre Donovan

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

A CurtainUp Review: Donald Margulies' "Long Lost" at MTC. Am I My Brother's Keeper? by Deirdre Donovan

Daniel Sullivan has briskly staged this handsome prodcution with kudos to the entire first rate cast: KELLY AuCOIN, ANNIE PARISSE, LEE TERGESEN and ALEX WOLFF!

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Review:Octet at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

the Signature's first musical will be remembered it for its down-to-earth message aboutunplugging from one's hi-tech devices for a while and truly reconnect with people? and reawakening to t…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Review:Mac Beth at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Erica Schmidt might not be the first artist to introduce an all-female cast for a Shakespeare play. Yet her Mac Beth arrives in New York like a breath of fresh air.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review:Curse of the Starving Class at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

This new revival might not fire on all cylinders. But it sure does allow one to get a real taste of the late Sam Shepard's genius.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: The Tempest at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Mobile Unit's new gender-blind production gives the old play a new spin and fits right in with the Metoo era

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Review:The Plough and the Stars at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

What is particularly satisfying about this production is how it complements the Irish Rep's two earlier O'Casey productions.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Review: The Pain of My Beligerence at currtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Halley Feiffer's look at the terrible toll toxic masculinity can take on both genders.a

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Review:King Lear at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer and Deirdre Donovan

this is indeed a not to be missed star turn by Jackson, with enough positive assets to overcome the directorial missteps.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

In TNFA's production the ensemble's choreography is a major plus

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Review: Ain't No Mo' at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

There are some things you can't pack in a suitcase. This becomes glaringly evident in Jordan E. Cooper's new play currently heating up the boards at the Public's LuEsther Hall

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Review:Nantucket Sleigh Ride at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

l John Guare's stylishly staged but not always easy to follow memory play

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review:Surely Goodness and Mercy at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

an uplifting exploration of defying the odds and having the guts to be generous.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Review:Fleabag at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

This extended monologue on sex, dating, pornography, masturbation, dysfunctional families, and more is not for the easily offended

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review:Hurricane Diane at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Madeleine George's play nods to Euripides' The Bacchae as it focuses on the very contemporary problem of climate change.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Review:The Light at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a provocotative new play launches MCC's handsome new second stage

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Review:About Alice at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

A page to stage version Calvin Trillin's love letter to his late wife

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Friday, December 14, 2018

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The current Barrow Street Theatrical production arrived in New York just in time for the holidays. But its message about the power of language to connect people in unsettled times will mea…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Two by Friel at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Theatergoers have a fresh opportunity to enjoy Brian Friel's brilliant talent in a double-bill. at the Irish Repertory Theatre. . .

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Review:On Beckett at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Without diluting any of Beckett's art, Bill Irwin casts a new light on it and infuses it with his own American voice

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: Wild Abandon at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a solo show about mother and daughter duo who share a passion for art and have lived, and continue to live outside the lines.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: James & Jamesy in the Dark at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

latter-day clowns Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles invite audiences to go on a magical journey of the imagination that shakes out Socrates old maxim: Know thyself.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: Teenage Dick at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

-Mike Lew's Shakespeare inspired play makes a fine case for casting disabled actors. It's brilliantly dramatized and robustly acted

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review:Little Rock at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

hough it fails to flesh-out the constellation of historical personages that parade through its scenes, this historical pageant scores when it comes to delineating the nine black students …

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