All stories by Jeremy Gerard on BroadwayStars

Monday, February 8, 2021

ANGER INTO ART by Jeremy Gerard

Mark Harris’ biography of Mike Nichols pulses with a narrative energy equal to its subject.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:32PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

LINGUISTIC ACROBATICS by Jeremy Gerard

Hermione Lee’s exhaustively researched biography takes us inside the works of a literary genius.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 01:48AM
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

BECKETT IMMERSION by Jeremy Gerard

Bill Irwin adapts his award-winning meditation on Samuel Beckett’s works for the screen.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 02:32AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

ZOOM IN by Jeremy Gerard

Richard Nelson’s Zoom trilogy explores a family grasping for connection in these unprecedented times.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:18PM
Saturday, July 11, 2020

ZOOM THEATER by Jeremy Gerard

Theater makers show their ability to adapt to our new reality in these two productions tailored to watching on a screen.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 06:24PM
Thursday, July 2, 2020

BELIEVE THE HYPE by Jeremy Gerard

For those who couldn t see Hamilton on Broadway or those who want to see it again, the smash musical is now streaming on Disney+.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:42PM
Monday, April 27, 2020

A RECKONING by Jeremy Gerard

If anyone still believed in the idea of American exceptionalism, they might be rethinking that notion now.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:18PM
Sunday, April 12, 2020

Wynn Handman, co-founder of the American Place Theatre, dies at 97 by Jeremy Gerard

Wynn Handman, a revered acting teacher whose Off-Broadway company, The American Place Theatre, defied Broadway commercialism while providing early support to many of the country’s most tal…

SOURCE: broadwaynews.com at 08:22PM
Sunday, April 5, 2020

LOOKING BACK AT ANGER by Jeremy Gerard

This tribute to Terrence McNally looks back at one of his less-praised works and the anger that burned within it.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 03:18AM
Friday, March 13, 2020

STORY SONGS by Jeremy Gerard

Betty Buckley uses her beautiful voice to create dreamscapes that will send you home on a cloud.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 01:03AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

DREAMERS IN A DARK NIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

This is a timely new play from a promising writer, with a fine, committed cast.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:54PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

TAPESTRY OF GRIEF by Jeremy Gerard

As the best folk songs often do, this powerful show may make you both sad and elated.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:54PM
Monday, March 2, 2020

Opinion: It’s time for critics to step in by Jeremy Gerard

“Crrrritic!” Estragon sneers as the trumping put-down in the battery of insults he trades with Vladimir in “Waiting for Godot.” You might say that for theater critics, it’s been do…

SOURCE: broadwaynews.com at 06:31AM
Thursday, February 20, 2020

RECKLESS REVIVAL by Jeremy Gerard

Missteps in this production include cutting the show too short and using giant video projections that overwhelm the action onstage.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:42PM

MUSICAL MAKEOVER by Jeremy Gerard

Jerry Herman’s 1974 flop has been reborn and reformed into a splendid show.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 07:24PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

BED-HOPPING RETREAT by Jeremy Gerard

It s unclear why this carbon copy of the 1969 film has been transferred to the stage.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:54AM
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Broadway community pays tribute to composer Jerry Herman by Jeremy Gerard

“Kid, the show is yours.” The words were recalled, not sung at Monday afternoon’s tribute to the late Jerry Herman. And while they may lack the urgent iambic promise of “You charm th…

SOURCE: broadwaynews.com at 06:50AM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

GOOD MEDICINE by Jeremy Gerard

The play’s Broadway debut couldn’t be fresher, timelier or more satisfying.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:48PM
Monday, December 30, 2019

SORROWFUL MADNESS by Jeremy Gerard

Here are some of the highlights from a year full of big shows and stunning performances.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 03:54PM
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Broadway pays tribute to Hal Prince by Jeremy Gerard

“I live for the next musical. I live in the future. I’m totally mindful that nobody will ever have the life I’ve had in the theater. That’s past. And that’s damned sad.” Harold P…

SOURCE: broadwaynews.com at 06:00AM
Thursday, December 5, 2019

CALM THE ANGRY VOICE by Jeremy Gerard

Diablo Cody has framed her first musical around Alanis Morrissette’s 1995 album of the same name.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 10:48PM
Monday, November 25, 2019

ANTHEM OF HOPE by Jeremy Gerard

Composer and actress joined together in an impassioned performance.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 06:42PM
Friday, November 22, 2019

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS by Jeremy Gerard

The London import settles into the Lyceum Theatre through New Year’s.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 06:06PM
Sunday, November 17, 2019

HARD-WON HOPE by Jeremy Gerard

Matthew Lopez’s miraculous play tells the story of AIDS in New York in the 80s in an elegiac and expansive way.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 08:18PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019

TORMENT TO TRIUMPH by Jeremy Gerard

Adrienne Warren is exhilarating as Tina Turner in this biomusical.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:48PM

PURE HARMONY by Jeremy Gerard

Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince top the duo’s annual fall fling, while Lainie Kazan remembers flings, flames and fiascos.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 04:32PM
Friday, October 25, 2019

AMERICAN IDYLLS by Jeremy Gerard

David Byrne leads a trio of works including Soft Power and Scotland, PA that reflect on the state of the union.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 02:06AM
Thursday, October 17, 2019

VARIABLES OF EXISTENCE by Jeremy Gerard

Playwright Adam Rapp and actress Mary-Louise Parker make an electrifying match.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 09:24PM
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

UNLEASHED PASSION by Jeremy Gerard

Despite the comedic brilliance of Marisa Tomei, something in the tone of this revival doesn t hold together.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 11:18PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Opinion: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ sticks to its Off-Broadway roots by Jeremy Gerard

For a typical producer, the phrase “somewhere that’s green” — to quote one of the best-known ballads from “Little Shop of Horrors” — refers to one place, and one place only: Br…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

THIS WILL HURT by Jeremy Gerard

Fine performances and a fleet staging can t counteract the more tedious parts of this work.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 12:18AM

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