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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Golden Shield: Foiled by Its Own Ambitions by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Anchuli Felicia King's drama deals with corporate, legal and international intrigue. The post Golden Shield: Foiled by Its Own Ambitions appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:01PM
Monday, May 2, 2022

A Case for the Existence of God: Intimate Drama Packing a Powerful Punch by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Two very different men form an unlikely bond in Samuel D. Hunter's deeply humanistic new play. The post A Case for the Existence of God: Intimate Drama Packing a Powerful Pu…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Mr. Saturday Night: Broadway Musical, Borscht Belt Style by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Billy Crystal co-wrote and stars in the new musical adaptation of his 1992 film, featuring a score by Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green The post Mr. Saturday Night: Broadwa…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Hangmen: Gallows Humor, Literally by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ David Threlfall and Alfie Allen appear in the Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh's darkly funny, Olivier Award-winning play The post Hangmen: Gallows Humor, Literally appea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:23PM
Sunday, April 17, 2022

The Minutes: Daring in Both Style and Substance by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Tracy Letts' imperfect but provocative new play uses a small town city council meeting to explore big ideas. The post The Minutes: Daring in Both Style and Substance appeared…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:55PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

American Buffalo: Mamet’s Classic is in Mint Condition by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne and Darren star in this superbly acted Broadway revival of Mamet's 1975 drama. The post American Buffalo: Mamet’s Classic is in Mint Condi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:55PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

The Little Prince: Gallic Whimsy Doesn’t Translate by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ This dance and acrobatics-filled adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic novella arrives on Broadway for a limited engagement. The post The Little Prince: Gallic Wh…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:56PM
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Birthday Candles: Casts a Dim Theatrical Flame by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Debra Messing stars in Noah Haidle's dramedy spanning 90 years in the central character's life. The post Birthday Candles: Casts a Dim Theatrical Flame appeared first on New…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:55PM
Monday, March 28, 2022

Plaza Suite: Not Worth Asking for a Late Check-Out by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker star in this lavishly staged revival of Neil Simon's now-dated trio of one-acts. The post Plaza Suite: Not Worth Asking for a Late…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

English: Lost in Translation by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Sanaz Toosi's play concerns a group of adult Iranian students attempting to learn English. The post English: Lost in Translation appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:59PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Black No More: Sometimes More is Less by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ There's a wealth of talent both on and off stage in this highly ambitious musical inspired by George S. Schuyler's 1931 Afrofuturist novel. The post Black No More: Sometimes …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:30PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

‘Skeleton Crew’: Blue Collar Angst, Without Much Depth by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Dominique Morisseau's drama, the third in her "Detroit Project Trilogy," makes its Broadway debut. The post ‘Skeleton Crew’: Blue Collar Angst, Without Much Depth appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Long Day’s Journey into Night: A Tragedy for All the Wrong Reasons by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Director Robert O'Hara squanders the formidable talents of his lead performers in this grotesquely updated, heavily cut revival. The post Long Day’s Journey into Night: A …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:01PM
Monday, December 13, 2021

Flying Over Sunset: A Bummer Theatrical Drug Trip by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Aldous Huxley, Cary Grant and Clare Booth Luce trip on LSD in the new musical written and directed by James Lapine featuring a score by Tom Kitt and Michael Korie. The post…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:50PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Kimberly Akimbo: A Musical As Skewed As Its Title Character by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Victoria Clark plays a teenager afflicted with an illness that makes her grow old prematurely in the new musical by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori. The post Kimberl…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Trouble in Mind: Better as Theatrical History Lesson Than Drama by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Alice Childress' groundbreaking play about racism makes its Broadway debut 66 years after its premiere. The post Trouble in Mind: Better as Theatrical History Lesson Than Dr…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Medicine: Not What the Doctor Ordered by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Domhnall Gleeson plays an institutionalized man undergoing a unique form of drama therapy in Enda Walsh's absurdist drama. The post Medicine: Not What the Doctor Ordered app…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Morning’s at Seven: Everything Old is Wonderfully New Again by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Sterling revival of Paul Osborn's classic 1939 play features a dream cast of stage and screen veterans The post Morning’s at Seven: Everything Old is Wonderfully New Again …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:58PM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nollywood Dreams: Hilarious Show Business Comedy, Nigerian Style by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Jocelyn Bioh's new comedy uses the Nigerian film industry as a backdrop for show business satire. The post Nollywood Dreams: Hilarious Show Business Comedy, Nigerian Style a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:51PM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Visitor: Good Intentions Don’t Always Pay Off, in Life or Musical Theater by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ David Hyde Pierce stars in this musical adaptation of the 2007 film, featuring a score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey The post The Visitor: Good Intentions Don’t Always Pay O…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:56PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Morning Sun: Three Not So Tall Women by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Edie Falco, Blair Brown, and Marin Ireland star in Simon Stephens' time-shifting drama about three generations of women. The post Morning Sun: Three Not So Tall Women appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:55PM
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Fairycakes: You’ll Be Desperate to Get Out of These Woods by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Douglas Carter Beane's comedy, featuring a formidable cast, mashes up Shakespeare and fairy tales and does neither any favors. The post Fairycakes: You’ll Be Desperate to …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:27PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

American Utopia: The Joyous Theatrical Concert We Still Need by Frank Scheck

★★★★★ The former frontman of the Talking Heads returns with his Tony Award-winning show of music and dance. The post American Utopia: The Joyous Theatrical Concert We Still Need a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
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