All stories by Elysa Gardner on BroadwayStars

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical: Multi-Dimensional Fun, and Not For Fans Only by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ A savvy creator and vibrant, youthful cast bring the creepy Netlfix series to the stage, buoyantly The post Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical: Multi-Dimensional Fun, and No…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

On That Day in Amsterdam: Strangers Find Romance, and Guilt, Far From Home by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ A college boy meets a less fortunate traveler in Clarence Coo's play The post On That Day in Amsterdam: Strangers Find Romance, and Guilt, Far From Home appeared first on New…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville: Several Tokes Over the Line by Elysa Gardner

★★☆☆☆ A disappointingly preachy revue from HERE and LaMaMa overstates its case for "the people's plant" The post Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville: Several Tokes Over the Line appeared …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:25PM
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Cabaret Champion Michael Feinstein Teams With Café Carlyle by Elysa Gardner

The performer and entrepreneur is ending his partnership with 54 Below and will perform his first-ever shows at the Upper East Side venue in October.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:07PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Chains: Worries and Wanderlust in Early 20th Century England by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Mint Theater Company mines the enduring relevance of Elizabeth Baker's problem play The post Chains: Worries and Wanderlust in Early 20th Century England appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:59PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom: James Joyce’s Complicated Heroine Takes a Bow by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Actress Aedín Moloney and author Colum McCann's adaptation of "Ulysses"'s final chapter returns to the stage The post Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom: James Joyce’s Compli…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Friday, June 3, 2022

Broadway’s Beloved Basement Club, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Turns 10 by Elysa Gardner

The venue beneath what was once Studio 54 will pick up a Tony Award for excellence in the theater as it marks its anniversary with a pair of concerts.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:37PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Belfast Girls: The Pluck of the Irish by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆Jacki McCarrick revisits an underexplored chapter in Irish, and women's, history The post Belfast Girls: The Pluck of the Irish appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Exception to the Rule: Porch Kid Meets Street Kids by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Dave Harris's follow-up to 'Tango & Bones' is entertaining, sobering and ultimately frustrating The post Exception to the Rule: Porch Kid Meets Street Kids appeared first…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:35PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Two By Synge: Playing a Legend for Laughs by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore pairs and helms two of the playwright's early efforts The post Two By Synge: Playing a Legend for Laughs appeared first on New Yor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

How I Learned to Drive: Costly Lessons in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Winner by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ In the play's long overdue Broadway premiere, original stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse and director Mark Brokaw mine its wry humor and horror The post How I Learned …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Paradise Square: Allies and Rivals, in Song and Dance by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Choreographer Bill T. Jones and a vibrant cast led by Joaquina Kalukango make a Civil War musical fly The post Paradise Square: Allies and Rivals, in Song and Dance appeared …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:56PM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Life: Seldom-Revived Cy Coleman Musical Gets a Shot in the Arm from Billy Porter by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ The stage and screen star and his collaborators pump fresh blood into this ode to New York's mean streets The post The Life: Seldom-Revived Cy Coleman Musical Gets a Shot in …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:44PM
Thursday, March 10, 2022

This Space Between Us: Making Room For Change by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ A fine ensemble cast serves Peter Gil-Sheridan's study of a successful man trying, against all odds, to make a difference The post This Space Between Us: Making Room For Chan…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:12PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Daughter-in-Law: Early D.H. Lawrence Revived Again, in Mint Condition by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Martin Platt once again helms a bracing revival of the socially and emotionally charged play The post The Daughter-in-Law: Early D.H. Lawrence Revived Again, in Mint Conditio…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:01PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wolf Play: Surviving on Animal Instincts by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ In Hansol Jung's heartbreaking play, an adopted boy assumes a lupine identity while trying to find a place to call home The post Wolf Play: Surviving on Animal Instincts appe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:45PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

MJ: The Man in the Mire by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Lynn Nottage and Christopher Wheeldon tackle Michael Jackson's troubling life and transcendent art The post MJ: The Man in the Mire appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:49PM

Prayer for the French Republic: Old Hatred and Enduring Hope by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ Joshua Harmon's latest play movingly, fearlessly explores anti-Semitism, past and present The post Prayer for the French Republic: Old Hatred and Enduring Hope appeared first…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:52PM
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Hang: Prepare Ye the Way of Socrates by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Taylor Mac's latest work is a jazz-infused opera tracing the trial and death of philosophy's founding father The post The Hang: Prepare Ye the Way of Socrates appeared first …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:00PM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Whisper House: Not-So-Blithe Spirits by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow's ghost story finally arrives in New York The post Whisper House: Not-So-Blithe Spirits appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, December 13, 2021

Flying Over Sunset: A Long, Strange, Beautiful Trip by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ A new musical by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie finds icons bonding, with a little help from LSD The post Flying Over Sunset: A Long, Strange, Beautiful Trip appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Company: That Invincible Bunch, Reconsidered by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Marianne Elliott's acclaimed modern spin on the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth classic arrives in New York The post Company: That Invincible Bunch, Reconsidered appeared first…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Trouble in Mind: A Delayed Debut, Still Fresh and Troubling by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Alice Childress's biting play-within-a-play finally arrives on Broadway, more than sixty years after its premiere The post Trouble in Mind: A Delayed Debut, Still Fresh and T…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:52PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Diana, the Musical: The Princess and the Peepers by Elysa Gardner

★★☆☆☆A new musical offers a peek at the late Princess of Wales, and a lot of costume changes The post Diana, the Musical: The Princess and the Peepers appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:22PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Trevor: A Boy and His Diva by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆The Oscar-winning short film becomes a buoyant musical, in which Diana Ross looms large The post Trevor: A Boy and His Diva appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:39PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Caroline, or Change: Of Despair and Hope, and Singing Washing Machines by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ A London-based revival showcases the emotional range of the Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori musical The post Caroline, or Change: Of Despair and Hope, and Singing Washing Machine…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Fever: Wallace Shawn Wags His Finger, Again by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Lili Taylor plays Shawn's tortured traveler in a revival of the Obie Award-winning play The post The Fever: Wallace Shawn Wags His Finger, Again appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:00AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sanctuary City: Home Is Where the Hurt Is by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ Young characters search for love and belonging, under duress, in Martyna Majok's shattering new play The post Sanctuary City: Home Is Where the Hurt Is appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:57PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: From Richard Nelson, More Food for the Soul by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ The playwright and director completes his Rhinebeck Panorama with a typically nourishing, and trenchant, work. The post What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: From Richard Nels…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:06PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

With Venues Reopening Across New York, Life Is a Cabaret Once Again by Elysa Gardner

The Great American Songbook, jazz, drag and more are returning to the small stages where intimacy and audience interaction are so key.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:42PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Blindness: Light, Flickering, at the End of a Tunnel by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Simon Stephens's stark, lyrical adaptation of the novel arrives in New York, for socially distanced audiences The post Blindness: Light, Flickering, at the End of a Tunnel ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM

All that Chat