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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review:Fire In Dreamland at by Elyse Sommer

Rebecca Naomi Jones delivers dauntingly long monologues with plenty of fire and verve though Rinne Groff's play fails to fully live up to its potential Elyse Sommer

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Review:Mary Page Marlowe at by Elyse Sommer

This doesn't have the fire and fury of August Osage County. But any theatergoer who appreciates fine acting and willing to tackle a challengingly structured play won'…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Review: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever at by Elyse Sommer

this musical's story will never be without credibility issues but as adapted and directed by Charlotte Moore, it's now more fun than flawed.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Review: Carmen Jones at by Elyse Sommer

John Doyle applies his essential staging style tithis rare revival at Classic Stage. And it works!

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Review:Girls & Boys at by Elyse Sommer

Audible's latest production at the Minetta Lane Theater stars Carey Mulligan in a contemporary marital drama which ends with a nod to the Greek tragedians

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review:Cyprus Avenue at by Elyse Sommer

a provoative new play with a riveting Stephen Rea as its central character

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Review: Conflict at by Elyse Sommer

a better late than never revival of Miles Malleson's political love story

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: Desperate Measures at by Elyse Sommer

The delightful Shakespeare inspired musical is terrific as ever at New World Stages

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Review:Dan Cody's Yacht at by Elyse Sommer

A new play about the have and have not society's effect on equal educational opportunities. . .

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review:Peace for Mary Frances at by Elyse Sommer

Well acted, nicely staged but flawed new play from the New Group.

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The Beast In The Jungle Review: at by Elyse Sommer

The sublime cast of dancers headed by two stars from Broadway and the classical Ballet World beautifully evokes the glad, sad and and scary elements of this half a century spanning …

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Review: Our Lady of 121st Street at by Elyse Sommer

Elyse Sommer Stephen Adly Guirgis's early play still a terrific dark human comedy

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review:Paradise Blue at by Elyse Sommer

Dominique Morisseau's bluesy tribute to August Wilson, with a noirish nod to Tennessee Williams

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: A Brief History Of Women at by Elyse Sommer

Alan Ayckbourn's latest comedy is more the history of an ordinary man and an extraordinarily grand house

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review:Unexpected Joy at by Elyse Sommer

a big-voice femal quartet in a timely if not groundbreaking musical about issues dividing modern American families

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Review:Summer And Smoke at by Elyse Sommer

Even in a disappointing production like this, Williams's language still gives Marin Ireland, this Alma, an opportunity to break our hearts.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Review:Travesties at by Elyse Sommer

A deliciously song and dance infused revival of Tom Stoppard's absurdist farce

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: Summer at by Elyse Sommer

the latest "jukesical" to hit Broadway, this one with 3 Donna Summers

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Review:Transfers at by Elyse Sommer

Lucy Thurber's well directed, staged and acted but flawed new play

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Review:My Fair Lady at by Elyse Sommer

A lavishly staged new production of the ever "loverly" classic musical

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Review:The Metromaniacs at by Elyse Sommer

the best reason to see this little known 18th Century playwright's farce, is that it's adapted by wordsmith extraordinary

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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at by Elyse Sommer

The billion dollar franchise is sure to be a theatrical juggernaut

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Review:Carousel at by Elyse Sommer

A wonderful cast and dances retains this favorite from the Golden Age of Musicals ear and eye hugging sizzle.

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Review:Mlima's Tale at by Elyse Sommer

Beautifully staged and performed world premiere

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: Miss You Like Hell at by Elyse Sommer

The merger of reflections about how misunderstandings can create walls that can destroy a family just like the physical walls built by insensitive politicians, may b…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Review:This Flat Earth at by Elyse Sommer

Lindsey Ferrentino's flawed but timely look at school shootings

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review:Yerma at by Elyse Sommer

An intriguing "reinvention" of Lorca's classic Andalusian fertility tale, and a smashing New York debut for Billie Piper.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Review:Three Tall Women at by Elyse Sommer

A starry cast and perceptive staging make Edward Albee's 1991 play feel almost new

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Review: Lobby Hero at by Elyse Sommer

Kenneth Lonergan's play launches 2nd Stage's life at the retooled Hayes Theater

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Review:Angels in America at by Elyse Sommer

Toni Kushner's epic returns to Broadway. . . visually stunning and decidedly of our

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review:Admissions at by Elyse Sommer

Joshua Harmon's satire targets the very audience buying tickets to see his play

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