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Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy: Sam Mendes’ landmark production makes a triumphant Broadway debut. by Frank Scheck

★★★★★ Adam Godley, Simon Russell Beale and Adrian Lester deliver stupendous performances in this brilliantly staged, decades-spanning theatrical saga. The post The Lehman Trilogy:…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:19PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man: The Debut of an Important New Dramatic Voice by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Keenan Scott II's poetic drama resonates with urgency and heart. The post Thoughts of a Colored Man: The Debut of an Important New Dramatic Voice appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:19PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits: Funeral Plus Family Dysfunction Adds Up to Familiar by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Theatrical comfort food delivering a few laughs but empty calories. The post Chicken & Biscuits: Funeral Plus Family Dysfunction Adds Up to Familiar appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

LACKAWANNA BLUES: RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON’S ACCLAIMED SOLO PLAY MAKES ITS BROADWAY DEBUT by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Previously adapted into an HBO film, the play returns to the form that suits it best, with its original writer/star. The post LACKAWANNA BLUES: RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON’S ACC…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Pass Over: A Play That Speaks to Our Times by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Beckett meets Black Lives Matter in Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's racially charged absurdist drama. The post Pass Over: A Play That Speaks to Our Times appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:50PM
Friday, July 2, 2021

Enemy of the People: Ann Dowd in Reimagined, Interactive Ibsen by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Ann Dowd plays the gender-altered lead role in Robert Icke's interactive reimagining of Ibsen's classic The post Enemy of the People: Ann Dowd in Reimagined, Interactive Ibse…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:40PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: LIVE THEATER BEHIND GLASS by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Moisés Kaufman directs seven vice-inspired one-acts, cleverly staged on the streets of the Meatpacking District The post SEVEN DEADLY SINS: LIVE THEATER BEHIND GLASS appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:20PM
Thursday, February 8, 2018

'Hey, Look Me Over!': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Broadway talents including Vanessa Williams, Bebe Neuwirth, Judy Kuhn, Carolee Carmello, Reed Birney and Marc Kudisch appear in this Encores! 25th anniversary musical celebration.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:35PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

'In the Body of the World': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Eve Ensler, creator of 'The Vagina Monologues,' describes her experiences being treated for uterine cancer in this new solo piece based on her memoir.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:20PM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'The Children': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay star in the American premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's acclaimed drama about the tense reunion of three people who worked together in a nuclear power …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:51PM
Monday, December 4, 2017

'Hundred Days': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The husband-and-wife songwriting/performg team The Bengsons deliver a theatrical concert relating the story of their whirlwind courtship.

SOURCE: hundred-days-1063842 at 09:51PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017

'Downtown Race Riot': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Chloe Sevigny plays a junkie mother in the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's 1970s-set drama inspired by an actual Greenwich Village riot.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:10PM
Monday, October 30, 2017

'Illyria': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Richard Nelson's play depicts the beginnings of the Public Theater and its free Shakespeare productions in Central Park under the leadership of Joe Papp.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:41PM
Sunday, October 29, 2017

'Red Roses, Green Gold': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

This new musical about a family of con artists features Grateful Dead songs written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter.

SOURCE: edit.hollywoodreporter.com at 09:57PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hal Prince Looks Back Over the Legendary Career That Inspired 'Prince of Broadway' by Frank Scheck

The veteran director-producer, winner of a record 21 Tony Awards, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his seven decades in the theater.

SOURCE: hal-prince-looks-back-legendary-career-inspired-prince-broadway-1031764 at 05:02PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

'Notes From the Field': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

In her latest one-person show, 'Notes from the Field,' Anna Deavere Smith portrays dozens of real-figures involved in the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline." read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:30PM

'Kingdom Come': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Roundabout Underground presents the world premiere of 'Kingdom Come,' Jenny Rachel Weiner's dark comedy about internet catfishing. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

'Vietgone': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Romantic sparks fly between two Vietnamese refugees in 'Vietgone,' Qui Nguyen's outlandish comedy inspired by his parents' experiences. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Monday, October 24, 2016

'A Life': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

David Hyde Pierce plays a lonely man who seeks answers with astrology in Adam Bock's new drama, 'A Life,' directed by Anne Kaufman. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:15PM

'The Harvest': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Several young Catholic missionaries prepare for their upcoming Middle East assignment in 'The Harvest,' the new drama by MacArthur Fellowship recipient Samuel D. Hunter.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Saturday, October 22, 2016

'Letter to a Man': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Mikhail Baryshnikov plays celebrated dancer Vaslav Nijinksy in 'Letters to a Man,' an abstract dance-theater piece directed by Robert Wilson.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:47AM
Thursday, October 20, 2016

'Tick, Tick... Boom!': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

The Keen Company stages an off-Broadway revival of 'Tick, Tick... Boom!,' the autobiographical chamber musical by 'Rent' composer Jonathan Larson. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'Love, Love, Love': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Amy Ryan and Richard Armitage stars in 'Love, Love, Love,' by the Tony Award-nominated playwright of 'King Charles III,' chronicling the lives of a couple and their two children over several…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

'Sell/Buy/Date': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Tony Award winner Sarah Jones' new one-person play, 'Sell/Buy/Date,' features characters working in and around the sex industry. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Thursday, October 13, 2016

'Chris Gethard: Career Suicide': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

In his his mordantly amusing one-man show presented by Judd Apatow, 'Chris Gethard: Career Suicide,' the actor-comedian discusses his lifelong battle with mental illness and alcoholism. read…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Monday, October 10, 2016

'Oh, Hello on Broadway': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their septuagenarian characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland to the Great White Way. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Friday, October 7, 2016

'Stuffed': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli stars in her debut playwriting effort about women's food and body-image issues, 'Stuffed,' receiving its world premiere off-Broadway. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Thursday, October 6, 2016

'Holiday Inn': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu star in the new Broadway musical 'Holiday Inn,' based on the classic Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire film, featuring songs by Irving Berlin. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

'The Roads to Home': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Hallie Foote stars in this revival of 'The Road to Home,' three interrelated one-acts written by her two time Oscar-winning father, Horton Foote, also featuring Harriet Harris. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Monday, October 3, 2016

'Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Cirque du Soleil's big top extravaganza delivers dazzling circus acts in a 19th century, steampunk-infused setting. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:09PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'All the Ways to Say I Love You': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Judith Light stars in 'All the Ways to Say I Love You,' Neil LaBute's one-person play about a high school teacher who describes a traumatic experience involving one of her students. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:30PM

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