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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review:Hamlet at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Double-distilled in English and Farsi, with original music performed live by Mohsen Namjoo, this Waterwell production is as refreshing as spotting a patch of black-eyed Susans along an old d…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Review: Mobile Unit Twelfth Night at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

another free Shakespeare production from the Public Read More

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: A Gambler's Guide to Dying at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

- Only a stone wouldn't be moved by how this real-life story that launches this year's Brits Off-Broadway festival falls out

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Review:Drunkle Vanya at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

There's nothing hi-brow about this production. However, it will not only whet your whistle but will re-whet your appetite for Chekhov.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

All-Female The Tempest at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

- The last an best of Phyllida Loyd's gender bending, prison plays set trilogy prison plays

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review: Master Harold . . .and the Boys at curtainup.com/ http://www.curtainup.com/masterharold16.htm by Deirdre Donovan

- A beautifully staged, well-acted revival of Athol Fugard's autobiographical gem . . . Read More

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Review:Coriolanus at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

a new production by the Red Bull Theatre Company just as New York voters are poised to vote for their next president.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Review: Two Class Acts: Ajax and Squash at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

A double bill by A. R. Gurney ends the Flea Theater's residence on White Street, before moving to a larger space.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Review: Hamlet-Mobile Unit at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Mobile Unit's production staring award-winning Brit Chukwudi Iwuji at the Public's downtown home

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Review: 12th Night at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Public Works Musical adaptation headlined by Broadway Stars and a 200-member ensemble from all over New York

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Review: Engagements at curtainup.co by Deirdre Donovan

Lucy Teitler invites you to see the darker side of romantic relationships and how marriage commitments can be undone in a wink.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review:Liberty: A Monumental New Musical at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

f you ever have wondered about that monument that looms so majestically in New York harbor, this family friendly musical is a good starting point for learning some historical facts about the…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: Othello by Deirdre Donovan

Shakespeare with a dash of Verdi and traditional Jewish Moroccan songs and the Center of Jewish History

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: King and Country at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

-Although we follow 4 kings' individual journeys in this Henriad, the real protagonist here is the nation, and how it gains its identity. Shakespeare, if he were still alive, would likely gi…

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Review: Blackbird at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

this real slice of history that anybody over 10 can enjoy is deeply affecting, often witty, with some amazing tap dancing to punctuates this true story. .

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Review: Double Falsehood at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The dubious DNA lurking in this play shouldn't prevent you from enjoying the Marque Theater Company's lively new production at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn

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Monday, March 7, 2016

v Review: Nice Fish at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

- Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins surreal collaboration arrives in Brooklyn

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Review: Her Requiem at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Maybe death isn't a subject that you typically warm to in the heart of winter. But if you visit Greg Pierce's new play at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater, you will discover that the Grim…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Review: The Language of Love: Cyrano De Bergerac and Burning at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Something new to update something tried and true in Resonance double bill. .

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Review:The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

The Very Hungry Caterpillar doesn't arrive on the scene til rather late in this show for the preschool set. But so many enchanting characters that precede him that they won't mind a bit.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Review:Broadway and the Bard at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Len Cariou interweaves Shakespeare's verse with the Great American Songbook, and seasons it with tidbits of theater lore culled from his own personal history on Broadway, and beyond

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Review: The Merchant of Venice at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

this is a Merchant that sings in a Sephardic key but can speak to everybody

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Curtainup Shakespeare Anniversary feature by Deirdre Donovan

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with a Dollop of Theater

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Review: Henry IV at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

The Donmar's condensed all-Female production initiate's St. Ann's new venue

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Review: at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

The Mobile Shakespeare Unit is in its sixth season —and going strong.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: DruidShakespeare: The History Plays by Deirdre Donovan

a fast-paced marathon with an Irish accent . .

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review:My Perfect Mind at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Edward Petherbridge succeeds here by performing, not the tradtional Lear, but an off-beat meditation on the ancient king. .

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Review:Preludes at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

A surreal but fascinating first musical for the Claire Towe Theater

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Edward Anthony's new multi-media play about Sylvia Plath's suicide is surprising funny and entertaining,

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Review: Notes from Underground at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

Bill Camp's Underground Man pushes Dostoevsky's anti-hero right into the You Tube era. . .

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Review: The Great Game: Afghanistan at curtainup.com by Deirdre Donovan

This dramatic political smorgasbord makes for a lengthy meal with much to chew on and digest

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