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Friday, December 9, 2022

Ohio State Murders review – Audra McDonald soars in an unsteady mystery by Gloria Oladipo

James Earl Jones Theatre, New York The Broadway debut of 91-year-old playwright Adrienne Kennedy provides its captivating lead star with stellar moments but lacks insight Ohio State Murders …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18AM
Monday, December 5, 2022

Ain’t No Mo review – absurdist and uneven satire about race in America by Gloria Oladipo

Belasco Theatre, New York Jordan E Cooper’s lively and provocative Broadway debut has moments of insight and wit but some of its targets feel dated “Ain’t no mo tears to be shed. Ain…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:03PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Topdog/Underdog review – Corey Hawkins triumphs in Suzan Lori-Parks revival by Gloria Oladipo

Golden Theatre, New York The actor makes a searing impact in the surreal Pulitzer prize-winning play about two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, struggling to get by in America Abraham Lincoln wa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:19PM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Piano Lesson review – August Wilson revival hits a bum note by Gloria Oladipo

Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York John David Washington and Samuel L Jackson star in a tonally misjudged drama oddly played for awkward laughs August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson is not a com…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:30PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

L Morgan Lee on making Broadway history: ‘I could not stop crying’ by Gloria Oladipo

The actor has become the first openly trans performer to receive a Tony nomination for her role in the Pulitzer prize-winning musical A Strange Loop L Morgan Lee, the first openly trans pers…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:24PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A Strange Loop review – Michael R Jackson’s thrilling Broadway triumph by Gloria Oladipo

Lyceum Theatre, New York The audacious and uproarious musical, which leads this year’s Tony nominations, is a meta masterpiece about a Black queer writer writing about a Black queer writer…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:03PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

for colored girls: the 40-year-old masterwork that’s still inspiring audiences by Gloria Oladipo

A Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s ‘choreopoem’ shows how it remains relevant In the first five minutes of the late artist Ntozake Shange’s masterwork, for colored…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:13PM
Monday, October 18, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man review – Black Brooklyn life explored on Broadway by Gloria Oladipo

John Golden Theatre, New York The first Broadway show to be written, directed by, starring and produced by Black artists offers a patchy mix of insight and unoriginality What does it mean to…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Chicken and Biscuits review – under-baked Broadway comedy by Gloria Oladipo

Circle in the Square Theatre, New York A funeral at a Black church promises chaotic and culturally specific comedy but the end-product feels more like a broad, lukewarm sitcom “It’s not …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:34PM

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