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Monday, January 29, 2024

Days of Wine and Roses review – 60s marital drama becomes Broadway musical winner by Lauren Mechling

Studio 54, New York Song-heavy adaptation of the bruising 1962 Blake Edwards drama about a couple grappling with addiction makes for a surprising success It’s probably a good thing there�…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:02AM
Monday, November 20, 2023

Hell’s Kitchen review – Alicia Keys jukebox musical is a marvel by Lauren Mechling

The Public Theater, New York The star helps craft a show-stopping semi-autobiographical off-Broadway musical that brings the house down Ah yes, the jukebox musical. That darling of fat-cat B…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06AM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Infinite Life review – Annie Baker’s latest production is timely but uneven by Lauren Mechling

Linda Gross Theater, New York The Pulitzer-winning playwright’s latest follows a group of characters at a mysterious health retreat and is as audacious as it is unsteady For a certain segm…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:25AM
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Here Lies Love review – Imelda Marcos pop musical shines on Broadway by Lauren Mechling

Broadway Theatre, New York David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s disco-infused extravaganza turns the theatre into a dance floor with thrilling results Let’s get the shoes out of the way. Here L…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:33PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

‘This is an experiment’: is Hannah Gadsby’s Picasso exhibition really that bad? by Lauren Mechling

The comedian has taken on on the iconic yet problematic artist in a show that’s been instantly slated by critics but their co-curators remain defiantly proud The Brooklyn Museum is always…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:07PM
Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Thanksgiving Play: Broadway’s funniest and most daring new comedy by Lauren Mechling

After being told her work was ‘uncastable’, Indigenous playwright Larissa FastHorse set out to create a show featuring zero minority actors and wrote a scathing satire The Thanksgiving P…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:03AM
Friday, March 24, 2023

Bad Cinderella review – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s chaotic musical hits Broadway by Lauren Mechling

Imperial Theatre, New York The infamous ‘costly mistake’ has made its way to the US and while hardly the revisionist take it aims to be, there’s some sprightly fun to be had Andrew Llo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:00AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Kate Berlant and the one-woman show to end all one-woman shows by Lauren Mechling

The comedian teams up with Bo Burnham for a subversive and striking performance that plays into her knack for the absurd Even if you were only remotely involved in the making of Don’t Worr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:55AM

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