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Friday, August 17, 2018

40-YEAR-OLD ROCKERS by Joe Dziemianowicz

This cliché-filled musical is derivative of all that came before it, without the tunes to back it up.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ musical just feels wrong in the #MeToo era by Joe Dziemianowicz

The hooker with the heart of gold is singing a new tune — but it’s the same old icky story. “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” which opened Thursday on Broadway, boasts slick direction and…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

‘Mlima’s Tale’ review: Lynn Nottage drama about avarice and ivory by Joe Dziemianowicz

Elephants don’t forget, but the majestic beasts endure experiences no living creature would want to recall.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

‘Children of a Lesser God’ review: Broadway revival at Studio 54 by Joe Dziemianowicz

There’s something to admire about Mark Medoff’s 1979 play even in a revival that's only fitfully engaging and stirring

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Patti LuPone haaaaated Uma Thurman’s Broadway debut — and said so by Joe Dziemianowicz

Uma Thurman didn't please Patti LuPone. But Chris Evans did.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Miss You Like Hell’ review: A musical road trip at the Public by Joe Dziemianowicz

“Miss You Like Hell” reminds that traveling and theater share rules for success. Don't overpack. Do choose good company. It gets one right.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

‘This Flat Earth’ review: Lives in chaos after school massacre' by Joe Dziemianowicz

The unconvincing “This Flat Earth” at Playwrights Horizons proves that it’s actually not all in the timing.

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‘The Sting’ review: Harry Connick Jr. leads musical at Paper Mill by Joe Dziemianowicz

The trouble with Harry Connick’s promising but problematic new musical “The Sting” isn’t him.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

‘Mean Girls’ review: Tina Fey musical a Broadway crowd-pleaser by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tina Fey’s new Broadway musical “Mean Girls” delivers a fizzy blast that tickles the ears, eyes and funny bone.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

‘Three Tall Women’ review: Glenda Jackson towers in Albee drama by Joe Dziemianowicz

Everyone who goes to “Three Tall Women” hopes for a great revival. Good news: There are actually two.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘Beetlejuice’ musical to debut 'oddball subversiveness' in D.C. by Joe Dziemianowicz

You don’t have to say “Beetlejuice” three times for the new musical based on the 1988 fantasy-comedy film to materialize in the fall.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

‘Rocktopia’ review: rock-classical concert hits Broadway by Joe Dziemianowicz

If a Handel aria bleeding into “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” sounds like music to your ears, this may be the mash-up for you.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

‘Lobby Hero’ review: Chris Evans, Michael Cera shine on Broadway by Joe Dziemianowicz

Chris Evans trades a Captain America shield for an NYPD badge in his deft Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s 2001 drama.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

‘Angels in America’ review: Garfield, Lane lead gleaming revival by Joe Dziemianowicz

Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield lead the cast of the new production from London.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Frozen’ review: Songs, stars shine but Broadway show lacks magic by Joe Dziemianowicz

Thanks to Disney, kids have a shiny new Broadway toy. But their parents may have buyers’ remorse.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt team up to fight gun violence by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tony-winning Broadway stars have joined forces — and voices — for an urgent cause.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ review: Jimmy Buffett Broadway jukebox by Joe Dziemianowicz

A bird-brained story nags in the new show for Parrotheads.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018

‘Admissions’ review: Lincoln Center diversity drama lacks shading by Joe Dziemianowicz

Joshua Harmon's would-be button-pusher about white privilege tightly constructed for its own good.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

How ‘Hamilton’ producer’s ‘Rise’ is changing theater geeks’ lives by Joe Dziemianowicz

The new NBC series revolves around a small-town high school drama program.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

‘The Low Road’ review: Bruce Norris takes on capitalism by Joe Dziemianowicz

Move over, Candide. You too, Tom Jones. There’s a new picaresque poster boy in town.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

‘Amy and the Orphans’ review: Family drama at the Roundabout by Joe Dziemianowicz

Jamie Brewer, an actress with Down syndrome known for “American Horror Story,” makes an assured Off-Broadway debut.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron to star in ‘Peter and the Wolf’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Emmanuel Macron has worked his star quality on the political stage — and he’s about to use it on a new one.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

‘Jerry Springer — the Opera’ review: satire opens at Signature by Joe Dziemianowicz

When they go low, we go at them with high art. That's the show in a nutshell.

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ review: Bernadette Peters leads a joyful parade by Joe Dziemianowicz

Still going strong is right — in more ways than one.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

‘At Home at the Zoo’ review: Edward Albee on marriage and mayhem by Joe Dziemianowicz

It doesn’t take much to reveal people’s animal side and lack of humanity — a bit of talk does it.

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Disney theater exec accused of sexual misconduct by Joe Dziemianowicz

Thomas Schumacher has been accused of sexual harassment and lewd behavior by former employees.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘Kings’ review: Sarah Burgess takes on politics at the Public by Joe Dziemianowicz

Four good actors sink their teeth into juicy roles, but they're nearly upstaged by a sense-tickling platter of fajitas.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Katharine McPhee to make Broadway debut in ‘Waitress’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Her name is Katharine McPhee — she’ll be your server in “Waitress.”

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

‘Tootsie’ musical aims for spring 2019 Broadway run by Joe Dziemianowicz

The gender-bending musical “Tootsie," which will run this fall in Chicago, stars Tony nominee Santino Fontano.

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