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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "72 Miles to Go..." - 3/10/20 by Marc Miller

Hilary Bettis's new play, 72 Miles to Go..., kind of sneaks up on you. It begins in a Tucson church in 2016, where the pastor, Billy (Triney Sandoval), is giving what evidently is his farewe…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Unknown Soldier" - 3/9/20 by Marc Miller

[Friedman's] writing in many styles, from pastiche to operatic to sorta-Sondheim, and he melds them well to tell an affecting story.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "The Perplexed" - 3/3/20 by Marc Miller

These debonair individuals aren't easy for us schlubs to identify with, and their problems are neither that acute nor that compelling.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation" - 1/20/20 by Marc Miller

A New York with a Forbidden Broadway in it is always a happier place. And the franchise's latest incarnation, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, currently occupying the York, is a pip.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Harry Townsend's Last Stand" - 12/4/19 by Marc Miller

... well-produced, humorous, and occasionally moving. Still, Eastman's trudging down a well-traveled path.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Review: "The Inheritance" 11/17/19 by Marc Miller

Lopez's mammoth depiction of the last 30-odd years of gay American male-hood is a unique meditation.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Smart Blonde at 59 E 59 by Marc Miller

“There are some who think Judy Holliday was the greatest comic actress of all time, and some who think she was simply the greatest comic actress of the century.” That’s David Shipman i…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

“Kiss Me Kate” at Studio 54 by Marc Miller

There’s only one other full-size Broadway musical revival in town right now, that thing uptown about Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, so fans of golden age musicals had better hie themse…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

CARMELINA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

But there must be something about Carmelina, because York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti has just brought it back for its third airing, the first title to score such a trifecta.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CHOIR BOY - Talkin Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

A stageful of characters you don't often encounter in Broadway houses populates Choir Boy, Tarell Alvin McCraney's two-thirds-drama, one-third-concert, a Manhattan Theatre Club production at…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

CHRISTMAS IN HELL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

One walks into Christmas in Hell, at the York, wanting to like it.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

NOURA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Noura burns on a low flame.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Tricky business, political correctness.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

AMERICAN SON - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Though we never actually meet him, Jamal, the title character of Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son, sounds like a wonderful kid.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

TORCH SONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

It's been a lot of years.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

THE NICETIES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

So once upon a time, kids, there was this play called Oleanna. Mid-career David Mamet, it opened off-Broadway in 1992 and immediately caused a ruckus, both on its own merits and in light of …

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

There's a famous, oft-exhibited photo of Julius, the still-there predominantly gay bar in the Village, from 1966.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

THE NAP - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

"You wanna play snooker? Well, chalk up your cue."

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Monday, September 24, 2018

I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

An unfamiliar sight greets audiences filing into Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater:

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

YOU AND I - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

The story of the writing of You and I turns out to be more compelling than You and I itself. Philip Barry, fatherless from infancy and raised in a modest Irish-Catholic household, was to inh…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

WORSE THAN TIGERS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

It's just a guess, but I'll hazard that Mark Chrisler has a Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? fixation.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

HENRY VI PARTS 1 AND 2 - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Henry VI doesn't get a lot of stagings . . .

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Monday, June 25, 2018

LOG CABIN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Log Cabin is so stuffed with ideas, it feels foolish to try to unpack them all here.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS - Talkin' Broadway;s Review by Marc Miller

Upstage center in Donja R. Love's Sugar in Our Wounds is, as the Playbill says, "a tall, tall tree."

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DAN CODY'S YACHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

When did you last see a new play where at the end of Act One you thought, hmm, I'm not sure, then at the end of Act Two you thought, Wow?

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DANCE NATION - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

The theatrical tradition of grownups playing kids, and bringing fresh nuance to adolescent angst, is long and honorable: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, of course, and then there's that "P…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

UNEXPECTED JOY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Unexpected Joy has a cast of four women and possesses a chick-flick plot that, while original, might have been lifted from a Lifetime Movie of the Week. Wait, wait, don't go away.

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https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/ob/05_03_18.html by Marc Miller

Unexpected Joy has a cast of four women and possesses a chick-flick plot that, while original, might have been lifted from a Lifetime Movie of the Week. Wait, wait, don't go away.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

THIS FLAT EARTH - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Plays don't come timelier than Lindsey Ferrentino's This Flat Earth, premiering at Playwrights Horizons, and sadly, this one will probably stay timely for some good while.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LATER LIFE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

A.R. Gurney is back in town; town is a more civilized place.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Vulnerability doesn't come easily to Eve Ensler. Neither does holding back.

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