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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

by Joseph Cervelli

The Apiary By Joseph Cervelli About the only thing I really know concerning keeping bees was from the lovely book made into an equally beautiful film, "The Secret Life of Bees." Kate Douglas…

SOURCE: Theater Time at 08:59PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Theater Time Review: "The Connector" by Joseph Cervelli

A captivating new musical with a star turn by Ben Levi Ross.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 07:39PM
Monday, January 15, 2024

Theater Time Review: Formidable! Aznavour 100th Anniversary World Tour by Joseph Cervelli

A glowing tribute to the late great performer.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 11:02AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Best Shows of the First Half of the 2023-2024 Season by Joseph Cervelli

Best Shows of the First Half of the 2023-2024 Season By Joseph Cervelli Here are what I consider the best shows I have seen from May till December of this year.  So, here in no particular o…

SOURCE: Theater Time at 09:09AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Theater Time Review: "Make Me Gorgeous!" by Joseph Cervelli

A dazzling star turn by Wade McCollum.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 12:20PM
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Theater Time Review: "Dracula A Comedy of Terrors" by Joseph Cervelli

Silly, crazy and loads of fun!

SOURCE: Theater Time at 12:27PM
Monday, October 23, 2023

Theater Time: Review of "The Great Gatsby" at Paper Mill Playhouse by Joseph Cervelli

Despite a fine cast, a very disappointing new show on several levels.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 05:31PM
Saturday, October 7, 2023

Theater Time Review: "Swing State" by Joseph Cervelli

A deeply moving, emotionally exhausting new play by Rebecca Gilman which, thus far, is easily the best show of the season.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 10:11AM
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Theater Time Review: "Dig" by Joseph Cervelli

An engrossing new Theresa Rebeck play but with some reservations.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 07:09AM
Monday, July 17, 2023

Theater Time Review: "The Saviour" by Joseph Cervelli

Two superb performances in this staggering new play.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 11:33AM
Friday, May 26, 2023

Theater Time Review: "Primary Trust" by Joseph Cervelli

A beautifully subtle new play with an unforgettable performance by William Jackson Harper.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 04:33AM
Friday, May 19, 2023

Theater Time Review: "The Fears" by Joseph Cervelli

A haphazard new play unsure what it wants to be.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 06:59AM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Theater Time Review: "Oliver!" by Joseph Cervelli

"Oliver!" Glorious "Oliver!"

SOURCE: Theater Time at 12:21PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Theater Time: Best Shows of the Second Half of the 2022-2023 Theater Season by Joseph Cervelli

Back in January, I listed those shows I felt were the best up to that point and now the remainder of the season.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 07:12AM
Friday, March 31, 2023

Theater Time Review: Life of Pi by Joseph Cervelli

A wondrous new show based on the best selling book.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 06:03AM
Monday, February 27, 2023

Theater Time Review: "Becomes a Woman" by Joseph Cervelli

This never published and never produced work is among the season's best.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 07:05PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Theater Time Review: "A Bright New Boise" by Joseph Cervelli

Too many issues never coalesce into an involving play.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 06:57AM
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Best shows, thus far, of the 2022-2023 season by Joseph Cervelli

Along with those of honorable mention.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 04:05PM
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Theater Time Review: "The Bandaged Place" by Joseph Cervelli

A strikingly powerful new play outstandingly acted. Catch it before it leaves on December 18.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 10:25AM
Friday, October 28, 2022

Theater Time Review: Gabriel Byrne Walking With Ghosts by Joseph Cervelli

A deeply personal memoir beautifully told.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 08:52AM
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Chester Bailey" by Joseph Cervelli

An intriguing and superbly acted new work about being unable to deal with reality after a horrifying incident.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 07:28AM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Everything's Fine" by Joseph Cervelli

An immensely likable storyteller in a heartfelt solo show.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 08:36PM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Theater Time Review: "1776" by Joseph Cervelli

This revival succeeds well in the first act but then takes a serious nosedive in the second act.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 09:03PM

Theater Time Review: "I'm Revolting" by Joseph Cervelli

This unpleasant new play seems to indicate that if you need support from loved ones when ill you better look elsewhere.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 07:19AM
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Jasper" by Joseph Cervelli

Thoughtful and sincere but faulty.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 03:28PM
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Joseph Cervelli

A disastrous new revival of this brilliant play.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 09:01PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Between The Lines" by Joseph Cervelli

A very likable new musical that needs tightening.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 11:49PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Chains" by Joseph Cervelli

Charming and bittersweet tale of seeking one's true dream but being held back by various "chains" preventing you.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 07:23PM
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Birthday Candles" by Joseph Cervelli

An endearing look at the cycle of one's life. A beautifully acted new play by Noah Haidle

SOURCE: Theater Time at 08:13PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Theater Time Review: "Little Girl Blue" by Joseph Cervelli

Laiona Michelle is electrifying as Nina Simone.

SOURCE: Theater Time at 01:13PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Theater Time Review: "The Chinese Lady" by Joseph Cervelli

A fascinating but thinly written new play

SOURCE: Theater Time at 09:22AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards