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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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Thursday, June 22, 2017

PIE SHOP OF HORRORS by Matt Windman

Though the performances are superb, this production sacrifices the storytelling and score for the sake of a gimmick.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Matt Windman

Jeffrey Hatcher presents awildly pleasing adaptation of a play that was long overdue for a revival.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

BROTHERLY GRUDGE by Matt Windman

Mint Theater Company takes another forgotten drama out of the drawer.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

MANGLED MAGIC by Matt Windman

The tender, fanciful story is turned into a complete train wreck.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CHRONICLE OF OBSENITY by Matt Windman

Paula Vogel s poignant play explores the history of the controversial 1923 melodrama God of Vengeance .

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CLASSIC REINVENTION by Matt Windman

19th-century English literature gets a fresh new spin.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

THE AGE OF REPURPOSING by Matt Windman

The film remake of Beauty and the Beast is sure to be a multiplex hit, but it doesn t really improve on the original.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS by Matt Windman

Joshua Harmon’s play is a sweet and sour comedic drama about millennials in their late 20s trying to grow into adulthood.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

THE COMING DOOM by Matt Windman

Thornton Wilder’s wild, meta-theatrical pageant gets the big production it deserves.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

RETURN TO THE SPOTLIGHT by Matt Windman

After two decades, Glenn Close returns to the role of Norma, bringing a 40-piece orchestra with her.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Spotted... by Matt Windman

Brooke Shields at “Jonah and Otto.”

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BARD BEHIND BARS by Matt Windman

This all-female production completes Phyllida Lloyd’s trilogy of Shakespeare plays set in a women’s prison and performed with a punk aesthetic.

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KING HAMILTON by Matt Windman

While 2016 featured several notable cast albums, Hamilton continues to hog the musical spotlight.

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