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Sunday, December 20, 2020

FromTheFrontMezzanine: "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" A Stunning Achievement by Joseph Cervelli

Chadwick Boseman's last and most unforgettable performance.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Theater Time Review: "72 Miles To Go..." by Joseph Cervelli

An uninvolving new play and missed opportunity on a timely subject

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Theater Time: "Darling Grenadine" by Joseph Cervelli

A beautifully touching new musical.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Theater Time Review: "West Side Story" by Joseph Cervelli

A staggering new production with two memorable lead actors.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Theater Time Review: "Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory" by Joseph Cervelli

Attending the Irish Rep next best thing to attending Dublin theater.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Theater Time Review: “Jagged Little Pill” by Joseph Cervelli

A powerfully thrilling new musucal

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Theater Time Review: "Cyrano" by Joseph Cervelli

A Cyrano minus his wonderful humor.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Theater Time Review: "IsThis A Room" by Joseph Cervelli

More like, "Is This a Play?"

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Theater Time Review: "The Rose Tattoo" by Joseph Cervelli

Misguided direction turns Williams' play into an almost total comedy.

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Theater Time Review: "Betrayal" by Joseph Cervelli

Directed and acted with icy perfection. Vastly superior over the last revival.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Theater Time Review: "The Mountains Look Different" by Joseph Cervelli

Not up to the usual standards of prior Mint Theater Company productions.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Theater Time Review: "BLKS" by Joseph Cervelli

Plenty of laughs but more fitting for a cable sitcom series.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Theater Time Review: "The Bigot" by Joseph Cervelli

Well intentioned but remains contrived and predictable.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Theater Time Review: "Accidentally Brave" by Joseph Cervelli

A riveting one person show that is quite unforgettable.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019

Theater Time Review: "Kiss Me, Kate" by Joseph Cervelli

Still a robustly entertaining show

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Theater Time Review: "Daddy" by Joseph Cervelli

A bizarre and disturbing new play by author of "Slave Play"

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Theater Time Review: "The Price of Thomas Scott" by Joseph Cervelli

Another entertaining play from the Mint.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Theater Time Review: "My Very Own British Invasion" by Joseph Cervelli

Among the most inept jukebox musicals.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Theater Time Review: "The Light" by Joseph Cervelli

Astonishing performances in a stunning new play.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Theater Time Review: "True West" by Joseph Cervelli

Where is the buildup of tension?

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Mike Birbiglia's The New One" by Joseph Cervelli

An ingratiating performer in his delightful new show.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Good Grief" at the Vineyard by Joseph Cervelli

A well intentioned but detached new play.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Fireflies" by Joseph Cervelli

One of the best plays of the current season.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Bernhardt/Hamlet" by Joseph Cervelli

A very entertaining play with a bravura performance by Janet McTeer. Unfortunately, it goes off track late in the second act.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Days To Come" by Joseph Cervelli

A terrible play written by Lillian Hellman early in her career. Poorly staged and amateurishly acted.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Pretty Woman: The Musical" by Joseph Cervelli

While nothing particularly wrong with the show, it does lack its own identity.

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All that Chat

Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes