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Sunday, November 17, 2019

BIG QUESTIONS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Matthew Lopez s six-hour drama takes a smart and moving look at who we are, where we ve been and where we re going.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

FEW ANSWERS, PLENTY OF QUESTIONS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Richard Nelson expands his distinctive brand of kitchen-table realism with his splendidly acted new play.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

CULINARY ART by Joe Dziemianowicz

Theresa Rebeck’s two-act is a tangy and satisfying Off-Broadway main course.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

MARRIED TO THE BOTTLE by Joe Dziemianowicz

Conor McPherson’s sobering portrait of lives devastated by booze gets a beautifully acted revival.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

COMEDIC ELASTICITY by Joe Dziemianowicz

A slapstick approach to Tennessee Williams comedy misses out on the more poignant parts of the play.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

What Katori Hall Discovered About Her ‘She-ro’ Tina Turner While Writing the Musical About Her Life by Joe Dziemianowicz

'I was born to lay my hands on her story,' Hall says of Turner, an idol since the age or 3 or 4. Writing the book for 'The Tina Turner Musical' gave the playwright a chance to sit down with …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

STARTING OVER by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tracy Letts’ dark-tinged rom-dram is a portrait of an unsympathetic man in the throes of an ugly divorce and a middle-age tailspin.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

SCENIC FANTASY by Joe Dziemianowicz

Fans of the TV series should be quite pleased with the plot-packed film they ve been given.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

FADING MEMORY by Joe Dziemianowicz

Although we are on well-worn territory with this play, the two fine leads bring it to life.

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OVER THE RAINBOW by Joe Dziemianowicz

Renée Zellweger dazzles as Judy Garland in a film that gives new juice to an old story.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Tammy Blanchard Always Aspired to Take on the Challenge of Audrey in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tammy Blanchard finally won the role she always felt she was meant to play. Here's how she handles the comedy and pain of the complex 'Little Shop of Horrors' character.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

OPPOSITES ATTRACT by Joe Dziemianowicz

This film tracks the real-life affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf in 1920s London.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

CRYING OUT LOUD by Joe Dziemianowicz

This head-scratcher of a rock spectacle quickly wears out its welcome.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

MASTER OF MUSICALS by Joe Dziemianowicz

The Broadway icon Harold “Hal” Prince has passed away, leaving a legacy behind.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

DREAMERS AND SCHEMERS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Reinvention is a recurring theme in this intriguing but not altogether rewarding musical.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

FRIENDS LIKE THESE by Joe Dziemianowicz

A handful of mini-plays honors Vaclav Havel.

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WORDS, WORDS, WORDS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Two 40-year-old playlets are linked by an overlapping character and a made-up lingo.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

FEEL THE LOVE by Joe Dziemianowicz

You ve seen this story before, but the new film version looks and sounds tremendous.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

ORDINARY PEOPLE by Joe Dziemianowicz

This concert-style production celebrates the everyday American worker.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

AND THE WINNERS ARE ... by Joe Dziemianowicz

Hadestown and The Ferryman were among the big winners, with each taking home multiple awards.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SPILLED SECRETS by Joe Dziemianowicz

Even when chaos kicks in, Donald Margulies’ drama is predictable.

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THE KIDS AREN'T ALL RIGHT by Joe Dziemianowicz

Although Carla Ching’s script is uneven, her subject and characters are intriguing.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

‘Frankie and Johnny’ review: More than skin is bared in tender revival by Joe Dziemianowicz

His-and-her nudity is front and center in “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” — but this rom-dram’s success isn’t measured in flesh alone. Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon …

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Monday, May 27, 2019

THE ARTIST AND THE MAN by Joe Dziemianowicz

Kenneth Branagh s film portrait of Shakespeare features fine performances and striking cinematography.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

BELLIES UNFILLED by Joe Dziemianowicz

Sam Shepard’s bleak family saga is handled capably by this ensemble.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

STORY FOR ANOTHER TIME by Joe Dziemianowicz

Despite great songs, this revival of an old story is full of missteps.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tony nominations have been announced, with Hadestown leading the field with 14 nods.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

UNGODLY BUSINESS by Joe Dziemianowicz

This modest yet engaging revival boasts period detail and a tightknit ensemble.

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INSTANT COOL by Joe Dziemianowicz

Adding another high school musical to the mix, this one is loud and lively but lacking in surprises.

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WHALE OF A TALE by Joe Dziemianowicz

John Guare’s befuddling new memory play chases a lot of themes without really catching any of them.

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RADICAL REBOOT by Joe Dziemianowicz

While not every choice lands, you can be sure that this revival is swinging for the fences.

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