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Monday, November 25, 2019

A Bright Room Called Day: A Call to Action, Refreshed by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Tony Kushner's first play gets an update, and a stellar cast, in a new Public Theater production The post A Bright Room Called Day: A Call to Action, Refreshed appeared first on…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Underlying Chris: The Circle of Life, Through a Rainbow of Lenses by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Playwright Will Eno and director Kenny Leon find meaning, and commonality, in life's little moments The post The Underlying Chris: The Circle of Life, Through a Rainbow of Lense…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Einstein’s Dreams: Love and Science Merge, with Relative Success by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ A new musical (based on the novel) casts the iconic genius as a romantic lead The post Einstein’s Dreams: Love and Science Merge, with Relative Success appeared first on New Y…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Evita: Come Share Her Glory, with Two Actresses by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Maia Reficco and a sublime Solea Pfeiffer divide the role of the historical diva in a sparkling new production The post Evita: Come Share Her Glory, with Two Actresses appeared …

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Broadbend, Arkansas: A Family’s African-American Dreams, and Struggles by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A new musical examines decades of injustice, and hope, through the eyes of a father and daughter The post Broadbend, Arkansas: A Family’s African-American Dreams, and Struggles a…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tina: Trying, Too Hard, to Catch Fire by Elysa Gardner

★★ Broadway's latest jukebox tribute honors the queen of rock and soul The post Tina: Trying, Too Hard, to Catch Fire appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Woman of the World: Promoting a Poet, and Herself by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Kathleen Chalfant turns in a luminous performance as Emily Dickinson's editor in a new play by Rebecca Gilman The post A Woman of the World: Promoting a Poet, and Herself appeared …

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Imagining Madoff: Crimes and Consequences, Through a Philosophical Lens by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Deb Margolin's beautifully crafted, powerfully acted reflection on greed and guilt and the crime of the 21st century returns The post Imagining Madoff: Crimes and Consequences, …

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bella Bella: Tribute to a Champion, of Feminism and More by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Harvey Fierstein remembers, and plays, "Battling Bella" Abzug The post Bella Bella: Tribute to a Champion, of Feminism and More appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Only Human: Giving the Devil His Due, and Then Some by Elysa Gardner

★★ In a new musical, an aspiring rocker takes us to Heaven and Hell—and tries to upstage Gary Busey The post Only Human: Giving the Devil His Due, and Then Some appeared first on New Y…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

American Utopia: In Times of Trouble, Bringing on the Funk by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ David Byrne brings good vibes and great music to Broadway The post American Utopia: In Times of Trouble, Bringing on the Funk appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Lightning Thief: Half-Gods and Monsters, at Summer Camp by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Young readers' hero Percy Jackson and his fellow misfits arrive on the musical stage The post The Lightning Thief: Half-Gods and Monsters, at Summer Camp appeared first on New York…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Millennial survivors take a road trip in Catya McCullen's new play The post Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back appeared first on New York Sta…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ The opioid epidemic upends two families in a stirring new play by Chad Beckim The post Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent appeared first on New York Stage…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Great Society: A Leader in Shades of Gray, in Another Troubled Time by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Brian Cox plays LBJ in Robert Schenkkan's sequel to All The Way The post The Great Society: A Leader in Shades of Gray, in Another Troubled Time appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Why?: That Big Question, On Stage and Off by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Peter Brook and collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne reflect on theater, generally and in another troubled time The post Why?: That Big Question, On Stage and Off appeared first on…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Caesar and Cleopatra: Shaw Redux, with Reverent Irreverence by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Director David Staller revisits Shaw's power duo, delightfully The post Caesar and Cleopatra: Shaw Redux, with Reverent Irreverence appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning by Elysa Gardner

★★ Having tackled King Kong and Harry Potter, Jack Thorne takes on post-millennials The post Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fern Hill: Old Friends, Getting Older by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Michael Tucker's play considers marriage and friendship in our golden years The post Fern Hill: Old Friends, Getting Older appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Derren Brown, Secret: International Man of Mystery and Mind Games by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ The British TV and Netflix star brings his psychological intrigue to Broadway The post Derren Brown, Secret: International Man of Mystery and Mind Games appeared first on New Yo…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Only Yesterday: A Day (and Night) in the Life of Lennon and McCartney by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A new play imagines the young Beatles, out of the spotlight The post Only Yesterday: A Day (and Night) in the Life of Lennon and McCartney appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

L.O.V.E.R.: From Boy Crazy to Womanly and Wily by Elysa Gardner

★★Lois Robbins wrote and stars in a mostly autobiographical look at a woman's relationships through life The post L.O.V.E.R.: From Boy Crazy to Womanly and Wily appeared first on New Yor…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life: Fathers and Sons, Grappling with Love and Loss by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal turn in stirring performances in monologues addressing parenthood and mortality The post Sea Wall/A Life: Fathers and Sons, Grappling with Lov…

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Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: All Revved Up, Going Nowhere by Elysa Gardner

★★ A bloated musical adaptation of the Meat Loaf opus wastes the album's charms, and the talents of cast members The post Bat Out of Hell—The Musical: All Revved Up, Going Nowhere appe…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love, Noël: Letters, and Songs, from a Master by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Cabaret luminaries Steve Ross and KT Sullivan honor a legendary Coward The post Love, Noël: Letters, and Songs, from a Master appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Road Show: Sondheim’s Battling Brothers Are Back, in New Star Turns by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz, and others shine in a concert production of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical The post Road Show: Sondheim’s Battling Brothers Are Ba…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mojada: A Medea in the Barrio by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Luis Alfaro puts a modern, Latin twist on a classic Greek tragedy The post Mojada: A Medea in the Barrio appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

The Rolling Stone: Gathering Moss, and Facing Danger, in Uganda by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ A vital and harrowing new play by Chris Urch looks at a young Ugandan man's struggle to conceal his homosexuality The post The Rolling Stone: Gathering Moss, and Facing Danger, …

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

In the Green: Female Bonding, and Breaking, in Medieval Times by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A new musical by and featuring Grace McLean recalls a singular woman (and saint) to beguiling, bewildering effect The post In the Green: Female Bonding, and Breaking, in Medieval T…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Toni Stone: A Woman At Bat, Alone in the Game by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Lydia R. Diamond casts new light on the Negro League legend and first lady of professional baseball The post Toni Stone: A Woman At Bat, Alone in the Game appeared first on New Yor…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

A Strange Loop: The Cycle of Life, on Repeat by Elysa Gardner

★★★★Michael J. Jackson takes on identity, and Tyler Perry, in a funny, haunting and truly original new musical The post A Strange Loop: The Cycle of Life, on Repeat appeared first on…

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