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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Review: Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory by Deirdre Donovan

Excerpt: A fascinating study of the unforgettable Lady Gregory. Too bad the grande dame isn't alive to see it for herself.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 07:24PM
Friday, January 24, 2020

Review: Romeo and Bernadette - A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklynat by Deirdre Donovan

Say waht you will about this Bard inspired musical farce with its trigger-happy cast, it's a lot of fun packed into 90 minutes. . .

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 01:11PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Review: Macbeth at 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…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:09AM
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Review: Scotland, PA at 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 …

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 06:24PM
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Review : Freestyle Love Supreme at 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…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:53AM
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review: Wives| at 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…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:34PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Review: Lear: That Old Manlearoldman19 I Used To Know< at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 08:20AM
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Review: Coriolanus at 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…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:28AM
Friday, June 28, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Review:Yes, Reflections of Molly Bloom at 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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 07:53PM
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!

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 10:08AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Review:Octet at 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…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 05:19PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Review:Mac Beth at 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.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 07:56AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review:Curse of the Starving Class at 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.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 08:41AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: The Tempest at 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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 05:56PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Review:The Plough and the Stars at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 04:02PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Review: The Pain of My Beligerence at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 01:35PM
Monday, April 8, 2019

Review:King Lear at 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.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 08:16AM
Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 02:49PM
Monday, April 1, 2019

Review: Ain't No Mo' at 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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 05:02PM
Monday, March 25, 2019

Review:Nantucket Sleigh Ride at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 06:03PM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review:Surely Goodness and Mercy at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 11:32AM
Monday, March 11, 2019

Review:Fleabag at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:17AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review:Hurricane Diane at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:37AM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Review:The Light at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:14AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Review:About Alice at by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 08:59AM
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Deirdre Donovan

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 by Deirdre Donovan

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:42AM
Friday, October 5, 2018

Review:On Beckett at 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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 02:20PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: Wild Abandon at 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.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:32AM
Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: James & Jamesy in the Dark at 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.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 10:14AM

All that Chat

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