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Saturday, December 1, 2018

BUDDING ROMANCES by Matt Windman

Two one-acts by Brian Friel get a welcome revival, though the chemistry between the two leads leaves something to be desired.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

GANGSTER HITLER by Matt Windman

Parallels are drawn between Trump and Hitler in John Doyle s production of this rarely seen 1941 political allegory.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

SLIGHTED CHILDREN by Matt Windman

Although the play’s thematic content provides food for thought, much of it is slow, didactic and derivative.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

'The Ferryman' review: Sam Mendes directs a masterpiece | am New York by Matt Windman

When it comes to theatrical flair, Jez Butterworth’s explosive “The Ferryman” has pretty much got it all. Within its three hour-plus running time, the stage plays host to a 30-plus …

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Friday, October 12, 2018

MASHUP THEATER by Matt Windman

Bedlam, in a move fitting of its name, combines these two plays into a side-by-side experimental mashup.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK by Matt Windman

Felder s one-man show portrays Berlin s restless intensity and fervent patriotism in the style of a jukebox musical.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

WIN A TONY, LOSE A TONY by Matt Windman

Sasson Gabay has big shoes to fill taking over the role of Tewfiq, but the show hasn t lost its step.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

HITS AND MISSES by Matt Windman

While the cast album of Carousel is as disappointing as the revival, My Fair Lady is one of the albums of the last 60 years.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

A MAN'S CONSTITUTION by Matt Windman

John Strand s play explores the character and judicial philosophy of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

OPERA MEETS THEATER by Matt Windman

Anika Noni Rose leads a pitch-perfect cast in John Doyle s scaled-down production.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

BIG SHOES by Matt Windman

As one would expect, a production of this musical largely lives and dies by the strength of its leading actress.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… by Matt Windman

Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants lead the Tony nominations for the 2017-18 Broadway season.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY by Matt Windman

This mega-musical is an inventive, crowd-pleasing spectacle full of dazzling special effects.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

HIGH NOTES by Matt Windman

For fans of cast albums, Bandstand and The Band’s Visit were among the standouts of this past year.

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AN EMPTY STAGE by Matt Windman

John Lithgow ineffectively performs two short stories by himself.

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THE ORIGINAL FEMINIST by Matt Windman

Stanley Houghton1912 three-act drama plays surprisingly well today, thanks to this deft production.

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BITS AND PIECES by Matt Windman

By presenting parts of a handful of musicals, Encores! has created a clunky and disorienting show.

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ANIMAL IN A CAGE by Matt Windman

Signature Theatre could have chosen a more intimate stage for Edward Albee s double one-act.

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AN UNOFFICIAL SEQUEL by Matt Windman

In her thoughtful piece of young-adult fan fiction, Alexandra Silber explores the story of Hodel and her fiancé Perchik beyond the events in Fiddler on the Roof.

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IRISH LITERARY REVIVAL by Matt Windman

The Irish Repertory Theatre showcases three one-acts by major turn-of-the-century Irish playwrights.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

EVERY HUNDRED YEARS by Matt Windman

Lerner and Loewe s 1947 musical is a welcome treat for golden-age musical theater devotees.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

STUMBLED STEPS by Matt Windman

Denise Gough delivers an all-out, full-bodied performance in this inventive production.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

TIME OF UNCERTAINTY by Matt Windman

Richard Nelson’s slow-moving historical drama depicts Joseph Papp s struggles during the early years of the New York Shakespeare Festival.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WHAT'S IN A NAME by Matt Windman

John Patrick Shanley s direction encourages oversized performances and desperate stooping for laughter.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

POTENTIAL MARRIAGES by Matt Windman

The Mint has discovered a treasure trove of lost work by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy and puts on four one-acts here.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

DON'T CALL IT A SEQUEL by Matt Windman

Lucas Hnath’s 85-minute, four-character debate is not for everyone, with or without a new cast.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Yiddish ‘Rhinoceros’ to stalk off-off-Broadway by Matt Windman

Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist drama “Rhinoceros” (in which humans suddenly turn into rhinoceroses) will receive its first production in Yiddish (with English supertitles) at the Castillo …

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THE BIG SHORTS by Matt Windman

Three very solid ideas make Series B a compelling and entertaining evening of theater.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

BITE-SIZE PIECES by Matt Windman

Three half-hour pieces produce varying results.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

PERVASIVE DEBAUCHERY by Matt Windman

Simon Godwin puts some new touches on some old revelry.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING by Matt Windman

The Trump administration inspires another production that imagines how grim our future could become.

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