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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Review: Lennon and McCartney Wait Out a Storm in ‘Only Yesterday’ by Jose Solís

Bob Stevens’s fond look at a life-changing night for the young Beatles should satisfy more than die-hard fans.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

‘See You’ Review: Influencers With Followers, Not Souls by Jose Solís

Five self-involved social-media obsessives don’t make for good company in Guillaume Corbeil’s play.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

A New Festival Shows Off Creators Ready to Launch by Jose Solís

If the eclectic clutch of productions in its first week is any indication, the Rave Theater Festival is off to a promising start.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Review: From Last Rites to Marriage Vows in ‘Filomena Marturano’ by Jose Solís

Resetting the Italian drama on an unnamed Caribbean island, Repertorio Español allows two rich performers to shine in a twisty romance.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: The Greeks Go Coachella in a Boisterous ‘Bacchae’ by Jose Solís

Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hendrix.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Review: Masculinity Takes a Beating in ‘Square Go’ by Jose Solís

A boy, his best friend and an unseen bully negotiate fear and fantasy in an imaginary wrestling ring, with the audience encouraged to cheer.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: A 5-Course Meal Served in One-Act Bites by Jose Solís

An Ensemble Studio Theater series includes an allegory on American intervention and a sympathetic look at a woman in distress.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

GOD SAID THIS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

"I'm happy. My cancer bring everyone together," exclaims a joyful Masako (Ako) as she lays in her hospital bed surrounded by her husband James (Jay Patterson), and their daughters Sophie (Em…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SCRAPS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

The Brooklyn of Geraldine Inoa's Scraps is one filled with ghosts.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

HURRICANE PARTY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Art dealing with natural disasters tends to focus on the phenomenon itself and the ways in which it affects the characters in the story.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Among all of Shakespeare's works, Measure for Measure stands out for being one of the most difficult to stage in modern days.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

THE METROMANIACS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

David Ives' recent plays, a series of "rediscovered" gems of French theatre, translated into English and done in verse, feel like the stage equivalent of a thrilling Jenga game.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

KOALAS ARE DICKS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

According to Larry Phillips' play Koalas Are Dicks, but they've got nothing compared to humans.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

THE CULT PLAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Someday, someone will write a work of fiction about a cult that doesn't involve: insanity, murder and deceit.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ACTUALLY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

We are living in either/or times which have made it impossible for adults to engage in civilized conversations about things they disagree on, but has made the work of some artists easier tha…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Despite its irreverent comedic nature, Charles Ludlam subtitled Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, his take on Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great as "a tragedy"

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Monday, October 30, 2017

ILLYRIA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Imagine if The Public Theater was a funhouse in which each venue was inhabited by the phantoms of performances past.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

AFTER THE BLAST - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

In the future, we still won't know how to deal with depression, or so believes playwright Zoe Kazan, who creates one of the most insightful portraits of the disorder in After the Blast which…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

MARTIN DENTON, MARTIN DENTON - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Chris Harcum's Martin Denton, Martin Denton is to indie theatre what James Lapine's Act One was to Broadway; an enchanting tale of how one man's deep love for the artform changed the landsca…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

MOMIX - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

The question of why shows are revived doesn't always seem to be at the center of the conversation when companies bring back productions that were once praised.

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