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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Napoli, Brooklyn at by Elyse Sommer

Meghan Kennedy's 1960 set play bout the effect of the burgeoning social changes and an actual flight disaster on her own family

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review:The Traveling Lady at by Elyse Sommer

a welcome return to Horton Foote's beloved sleepy Texas town where nothing much happens. . .until it does!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: Fulfillment Center at by Elyse Sommer

A formidably talented cast forcefully brings Abe Koogler's unhappy characters to life in this world premiere at MTC's smallest venue

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review:Angels in America at by Elyse Sommer

The opera version of Tony Kushner's two-part epic finally made its New York debut, courtesy of the New York City Opera Company

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: Julius Caesar at by Elyse Sommer

a Trump-inspired Caesar steps out of a bathtub to meet those who've come not to praise but to bury him/

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Common at by Elyse Sommer

DC Moore's new play for Headlong and the National Theatre

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: Cost of Living by Elyse Sommer

life isn't easy for Martyna Majok four characters; neither is it always easy to watch them dealing with the blows they've been dealt

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Review: Government Inspector at by Elyse Sommer

- Don't be surprised if some of the over-the-top characters in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Gogol's farce remind you of some of the real life shenanigans in our current body politic.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review: Can You Forgive Her?  at by Elyse Sommer

- the women in Gina Gionfriddo's new play again takes its inspiration from a classic 19th century novel, but less successfully so. . . Read M

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Review: Building The Wall at by Elyse Sommer

Robert Schenkan's cautionary tale written in just a week of outraged reaction to our new administration is a classic case of preaching to the choir. .

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: The Whirligig at by Elyse Sommer

- Hamish Linklater dons his playwright's hat for a complex story about how the untimely death of a young woman sends her parents and others who knew her into a whirligig of grief and guilt. .

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: The Lucky One at by Elyse Sommer

-A.A. Milne's 1922 play about sibling rivalry among the upper class gets another go by the Mint Theater.

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Review: Venus at by Elyse Sommer

Suzan-Lori Parks 1996 play given a vivid new production as part of her Signature Residency Read

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Review:Rancho Viejo at by Elyse Sommer

Dan LeFranc intermittently satisfying quirky new comedy

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Review:Heisenberg at by Elyse Sommer

No uncertainty Simon Stephen's quirky romance being a charmer, especially since it stars Mary Louise Parker

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: Sojourner & Her Portmanteau at by Elyse Sommer

two chapters of an ambitious cycle about a Nigerian-American famiy playing in repertory at New York Theatre Workshop Read More

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Review:Pacific Overtures at by Elyse Sommer

Stephen Sondheim's complex musical given a timely political focus with drastic, but brilliant new staging John Doyle

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: Anastasia at by Elyse Sommer

The famous Russian princess fairy tale boasts a top team

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Review: A Doll's House, Part 2 at by Elyse Sommer

Lucas Hnuth's highly original sequel to Ibsen's classic adds yet another terrific new play to the Broadway season.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Review: Hello, Dolly! at by Elyse Sommer

Jerry Herman's bouncy score plus Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce . . .no wonder this old-fashioned musical is the season's hottest ticket. .

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Groundhog Day at by Elyse Sommer

- Even an injured knee can't keep Andy Karl from making our visit to Punxsutawney, Pa. fun .

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: The Little Foxes at by Elyse Sommer and Charles Wright

our review now covers a report on both Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon's performances.

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Review: Six Degrees Of Separation at by Elyse Sommer

John Guare's 1990 hit makes a stylish Broadway comeback. .

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review:Indecent at by Elyse Sommer

Paula Vogel's more relevant than ever homage to the power (and danger) of creativity and dissent

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review: War Paint at by Elyse Sommer

musical stars Patty LuPone and Christine Ebersole do their utmost to make to stars of the beauty industry fascinating.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: Oslo at by Elyse Sommer

it's a talky play, but the talk is wonderful in this welcome Broadway production

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: The Hairy Ape at by Elyse Sommer

Eugene O'Neill's 1922 drama has been given a thrillingly innovative production and Bobby Cannavale is a riveting Yank

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review:The Profane at by Elyse Sommer

Zayd Dohrn gives us an inside look at two very different Muslim-American families Read More

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Amélie at by Elyse Sommer

The French movie now sings and stars the lovely Phillipa Soo

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: Gently Down the Stream at by Elyse Sommer

Martin Sherman's world premiere starring Harvey Fierstein wraps a May-December Love Story around a gay history lesson. . .

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Review:Present Laughter at by Elyse Sommer

Kevin Kline as Noel Coward's self-absorbed Garry Essendine and a topnotch cast once again prove there's nothing insignificant about wit and laughter in an age weighed down by significantly w…

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