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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

PRIMITIVE CREATION by Matt Windman

Classic Stage Company presents a condensed, bewildering adaptation that may put you to sleep.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

NOT WORTH THE TRIP by Matt Windman

Neither a new musical nor a revival, this odd revisal is an unwieldy, plot-heavy mess.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

SINGLE NOTE by Matt Windman

This musical comedy represents the kind of third-rate work that New York Musical Festival has been presenting in recent years.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

WINDMAN'S TOP PICK OF 2019 by Matt Windman

Matthew Lopez’s inspired two-part, seven-hour drama is unforgettable.

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

FLAIR FOR DRAMA by Matt Windman

Writer Alexandra Jacobs presents a biography of Stritch that is meticulously researched, gossipy and vivid in detail.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

BROADWAY RECORDINGS by Matt Windman

The cast album is alive and well. Here are the highlights from the past year.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

FANTASY AND WONDER by Matt Windman

Rather than narrative, expect short comedy routines and striking visual imagery that awakens your inner child.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

WISHFUL SINCERITY by Matt Windman

The Queen jukebox musical took over the Garden for four fun performances.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

SAVING GRACE by Matt Windman

Adrienne Warren is extraordinary in a rather ordinary jukebox musical.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

FLASH OVER FUNDAMENTALS by Matt Windman

All the ingredients for this musical looked promising, but the result is underwhelming.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

OMISSIONS RECTIFIED by Matt Windman

Jaclyn Backhaus comedy rewrites scenes from history with a focus on women who were overshadowed by men.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

FIFTY YEARS OF FIDDLER by Matt Windman

This documentary details Fiddler on the Roof s origins, recent revivals and continued cultural relevance.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

REACTIONARY CULTURE by Matt Windman

Chris Urch s gripping new drama is inspired by real events in Uganda in which gays were outed in a local newspaper.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK by Matt Windman

The Mint Theatre Company outdoes itself with this production of Micheál Mac Liammóir ’s little-known 1948 Irish drama.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

BLUSHING BRIDE by Matt Windman

The Mint Theatre Company outdoes itself with this production of Micheál Mac Liammóir ’s little-known 1948 Irish drama.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

COMEDY OF MANNERS by Matt Windman

With two versions playing on alternating nights, the gender-reversed version is not just entertaining but surprisingly fitting and enlightening.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

MAKING IT HER OWN by Matt Windman

Kate Hamill takes liberties in adapting this classic work, to mixed results.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

EASTER RISING by Matt Windman

The Irish Rep presents the final piece of its ambitious Sean O’Casey Season.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

GOOD THING GONE by Matt Windman

This scaled-down version is at times underpowered, but on the whole it is effective, smart and emotional.

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PYRAMID SCHEME by Matt Windman

Unfortunately, this low-key production about Bernie Madoff is more interested in debating morality than providing engaging drama.

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STRANGER AT THE DOOR by Matt Windman

The Irish Rep keeps it going strong with part two of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy.

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STATE OF THE UNION by Matt Windman

John Doyle s show-within-a-show approach is successful in some aspects and less so in others.

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NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR by Matt Windman

The action sequences fail to make up for what is a mostly dull production.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Matt Windman

Mistaken identity turns tragic in Sean O’Casey s rarely seen 1923 comic drama.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WONDERFUL AS EVER by Matt Windman

Laura Benanti s performance should silence any critics who say she s too old for the lead role.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

TITANS OF THEIR TIME by Matt Windman

Todd S. Purim s engrossing book outlines all the ways that Rodgers and Hammerstein forever changed musical theater.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

PROVOCATIVE TRAUMA by Matt Windman

Jeremy O. Harris experimental play is sure to make many people uncomfortable, as intended.

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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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