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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwardly by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Writer-director Amy Heckerling tries turning her classic movie about a '90 Beverly Hills 'Emma' into a musical The post Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwar…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Hope by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★★ This dynamic, extraordinary British import confronts our global crisis and offers insight but no answers The post The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Ho…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wild Goose Dreams: Broken Relationships, and the Internet by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ A moving story about the perils of separation gets distracted by the bells and whistles of social media The post Wild Goose Dreams: Broken Relationships, and the Internet appeared …

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The New One: Public Radio Onstage, Exactly as Exciting as It Sounds by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ The actor, comedian, and This American Life contributor Mike Birbiglia tells a wry story, for some reason onstage The post The New One: Public Radio Onstage, Exactly as Exciting as It…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Thanksgiving Play: Maybe It Wasn’t All Fun and Maize by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ This Playwrights Horizons satire amusingly skewers already well-skewered American patriotic pieties The post The Thanksgiving Play: Maybe It Wasn’t All Fun and Maize appeared fi…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Waverly Gallery: Lonergan’s Memory Play, Slim But Heartbreaking by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Elaine May is the perfect center of this very New York-y revival about aging and family The post The Waverly Gallery: Lonergan’s Memory Play, Slim But Heartbreaking appear…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Plot Points in Our Sexual Development: In a Queer Relationship, Universality by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ A careful, wry look inside a very specific relationship—and at how everyone grows up and figures themselves out The post Plot Points in Our Sexual Development: In a Queer Rela…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact: Seeking Accuracy, With Dramatic License by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale bring their best to a true-ish script about a battle over truth The post The Lifespan of a Fact: Seeking Accuracy, With Dramatic License appear…

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

What the Constitution Means to Me: Trying to Figure That Out, Wonderfully by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Heidi Schreck's entertaining, earnest exploration of our fundamental rights is a tonic for our challenging times The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Trying to Figure Tha…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Nap: No Farce Please, We’re British by Jesse Oxfeld

The latest from 'One Man, Two Guvnors' playwright Richard Bean doesn't quite make the jump from northern England The post The Nap: No Farce Please, We’re British appeared first on New …

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Lion King: Another Ride on the Circle of Life by Jesse Oxfeld

Long-Run Lookback: ★★★ The Disney warhorse still looks spectacular, even if it's not entirely engaging The post The Lion King: Another Ride on the Circle of Life appeared first on New …

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night Plays On (and On) by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic keeps dropping chandeliers, three decades later The post The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night Plays On (and On) ap…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Down the Shore, Everything’s All Right by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ The stupid, feel-good Parkway-exit musical is Jersey in a nutshell: a messy good time The post Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Down the Shore, Everything’s All Right ap…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Fire in Dreamland: A Coney Island Cyclone, With Thrills and Twists by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Rinne Groff's meditation on dreams and reality, devastation and redemption, packs a lot into a short ride The post Fire in Dreamland: A Coney Island Cyclone, With Thrills and Tw…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Royal Family of Broadway: Aiming for Times Square, Stalled in Pittsfield by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's take on the Ferber-Kaufman warhorse sharpens the 1920s satire, but not enough The post The Royal Family of Broadway: Aiming for Times Square, Sta…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Log Cabin: The ‘Gay Takeover’ Is Complete, So Now What? by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Jordan Harrison's latest, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, considers just about every issue in modern gay life, with some success The post Log Cabin: The ‘Gay Takeover’ I…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teenage Dick: Discontent, Made Glorious by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ A Richard III update that takes on high school, disabilities, and lot of excellent wordplay The post Teenage Dick: Discontent, Made Glorious appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf: A Feminist Avenger, Lost in Allusions by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ This Elevator Repair Service response to Edward Albee's classic purports to stand up for strong women but fails The post Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf: A Feminist Avenger,…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Boys in the Band: Turning, Turning, Turning by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Mart Crowley's 1968 classic, now in a starry revival that shows how far we've come, is as indelible as ever—and as confounding The post The Boys in the Band: Turning, Turning, Tu…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Beast in the Jungle: Lovely Poetry, Lousy Prose by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ John Kander's score and Susan Stroman's choreography soar; the play does not The post The Beast in the Jungle: Lovely Poetry, Lousy Prose appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Travesties: A Good Great War, Over Art and Revolution by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Tom Stoppard's early masterwork is a shell-shocked delight in revival at the Roundabout The post Travesties: A Good Great War, Over Art and Revolution appeared first on New York…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Summer: She Works Hard for the Money, Less Hard for the Story by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo, with three Donnas and an all-woman chorus, put on an entertaining, confounding biomusical The post Summer: She Works Hard for the Money, Less Hard …

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Transfers: Who Gets In, and Who Belongs? by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ In Lucy Thurber's look at college admissions and social class, the hard-working students don't get what they deserve The post Transfers: Who Gets In, and Who Belongs? appeared firs…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Children of a Lesser God: The Great White Nope by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ Lauren Ridloff is terrific in the role Marlee Matlin made famous, but that doesn't save this horribly dated play The post Children of a Lesser God: The Great White Nope appeared first…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mean Girls: Fey’s Film Is Very Fetch on Broadway by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Director-choreography Casey Nicholaw has fun playing with the Plastics — but why's it all so white and straight? The post Mean Girls: Fey’s Film Is Very Fetch on Broadwa…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Bobbie Clearly: A Portrait of a Crime, Not so Clearly by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Something terrible has happened in corn country, but the young author of this spiky play doesn't quite unpack it The post Bobbie Clearly: A Portrait of a Crime, Not so Clearly appe…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Frozen: That Old Disney Magic, This Time on Ice by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ A solid Frozen delivers the key moments and some strong performances, but it never truly lets go.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville: This Concoction Barely Hangs On by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ The Jimmy Buffett musical, a paean to chilling out, has good songs, a talented cast, and takes itself way too seriously.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How Cats Set the Stage for the Modern Mega-Musical | Cats Broadway Review by Jesse Oxfeld

Cats just re-opened on Broadway. Does the feline fantasy have what it takes for another 18-year run?

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Paramour: EW Stage Review | EW.com by Jesse Oxfeld

About 45 minutes into Paramour, the Cirque du Soleil musical that opens at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre tonight, the twin aerialists Andrew and Kevin Atherton are suspended over a stage set of…

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Monday, December 7, 2015

School of Rock: EW stage review by Jesse Oxfeld

There is tremendous amount of talent, and a long list of credits, behind School of Rock, the Broadway musical of version of the 2003 Jack Black comedy. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the score. D…

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