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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy Sells It With a Smile and a Shoeshine by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Don’t miss this chance to see a revelatory revival of Arthur Miller’s iconic American tragedy The post Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy Sells It With a Smile and a Shoe…

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Coastal Elites: Paul Rudnick Rages Against the Right-Wing Machine by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson star in a motley collection of made-for-liberal monologues The post Coastal Elites: Paul Rudnick Rages Against the Right-Wing Machine appeared …

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Hamilton: $7 Gets You Front-Row Access to $10 Founding Father by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ The smash-hit Broadway musical and pop-culture phenomenon gets a wide release The post Hamilton: $7 Gets You Front-Row Access to $10 Founding Father appeared first on New Yor…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Intermission Talk: Sondheim’s Starry Online 90th Birthday Concert by Melissa Rose Bernardo

After a few technical difficulties, ‘Take Me to the World’ was the Sondheim celebration that theater-starved Broadway babies were waiting for The post Intermission Talk: Sondheim’s Sta…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Unknown Soldier: Unraveling a Century-Spanning Family Drama by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ A new musical by Daniel Goldstein and the late Michael Friedman gets a handsome production at Playwrights Horizons The post Unknown Soldier: Unraveling a Century-Spanning Fam…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Hot Wing King: Katori Hall Serves Up Love and Laughs by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The author of ‘Hurt Village’ and ‘The Mountaintop’ spreads her wings with a serious relationship- and family-focused drama The post The Hot Wing King: Katori Hall Serves…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

We’re Gonna Die: But First Let’s Sing by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Young Jean Lee’s show about death will send you off with a smile on your face The post We’re Gonna Die: But First Let’s Sing appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Cambodian Rock Band: Discovering Melody and Meaning in Tragedy by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Lauren Yee’s play finally gets its New York premiere and a rockin’ production at the Signature Theatre The post Cambodian Rock Band: Discovering Melody and Meaning in Traged…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mack & Mabel: This One’s for Jerry by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Brushed off and spiffed up, the cult favorite 1974 musical finally gets the Encores! treatment The post Mack & Mabel: This One’s for Jerry appeared first on New York Stage…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Sabbath Girl: A Cute but Clichéd Cross-Cultural Rom-Com by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Cary Gitter’s comedy centers on an Italian-American woman and an Orthodox Jewish knish maker in New York City The post The Sabbath Girl: A Cute but Clichéd Cross-Cultural Rom-Co…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Hamlet: The Star’s the Thing by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Oscar nominee Ruth Negga makes a stellar New York stage debut in a somewhat tedious staging of Shakespeare’s soliloquy-heavy tragedy The post Hamlet: The Star’s the Thing appea…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Next to Normal: It’s Gonna Be Good by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Director Michael Greif brings the musical to D.C. for a brief but intensely emotional run starring Rachel Bay Jones The post Next to Normal: It’s Gonna Be Good appeared fir…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Grand Horizons: The Kids Aren’t Alright by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Bess Wohl gets big laughs from a long-married couple, their potential divorce, and their flabbergasted adult children The post Grand Horizons: The Kids Aren’t Alright appeared…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Timon of Athens: From Riches to Rags, With a Twist by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Shakespeare’s rarely produced tale of a big-hearted spendthrift gets a powerful production with a first-rate female Timon The post Timon of Athens: From Riches to Rags, With a…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My Name Is Lucy Barton: Maternal Affairs by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Laura Linney shines in this Richard Eyre–directed one-woman show about the unbreakable, intricate mother-daughter bond The post My Name Is Lucy Barton: Maternal Affairs appear…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Sing Street: We’re With the Band by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ If ’80s music is your jam, the nostalgia-soaked ‘Sing Street’ is right up your alley The post Sing Street: We’re With the Band appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter Where Anything Goes by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The actor, singer, and virtuoso pianist pays tribute to Cole Porter with a Broadway extravaganza The post Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter Where Anything Goes app…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

One November Yankee: Turbulence Ahead by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Harry Hamlin and Stefanie Powers play three pairs of siblings in this flight-themed earthbound drama The post One November Yankee: Turbulence Ahead appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Yeston Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Gerard Alessandrini’s valentine to composer-lyricist Maury Yeston mixes his best-known songs with a handful of obscurities The post Anything Can Happen in the Theater: Yeston Tim…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jagged Little Pill arrives on Broadway as a musical with angst to spare: Review by Melissa Rose Bernardo

“Ooh, this could get messy,” sings the ensemble of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill at the top of Act 2. It’s actually a bit from “Hands Clean” — not a song from the eponymous 199…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

A Bright Room Called Day: The Fascist and the Furious by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Tony Kushner takes another look at his Hitler-through-the-Reagan-era play ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ The post A Bright Room Called Day: The Fascist and the Furious appeared …

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Half-Life of Marie Curie: Fun With Science (Really!) by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ America's most popular living playwright, Lauren Gunderson, shines a spotlight on two history-making female scientists   The post The Half-Life of Marie Curie: Fun With Science…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Evita: Star Quality to Spare by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Thanks to star Solea Pfeiffer, the City Center Encores! production will leave you on a rainbow high The post Evita: Star Quality to Spare appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell: The Man We Love by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The Tony-winning Broadway baritone is as swoon-worthy as ever in a show packed with his holiday and showtune favorites The post Brian Stokes Mitchell: The Man We Love appeared f…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Fires in the Mirror: A Hot-Button Show Whose Glow Hasn’t Dimmed by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Anna Deavere Smith’s one-person show still burns bright with star Michael Benjamin Washington and a timely-as-ever theme The post Fires in the Mirror: A Hot-Button Show Who…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth For the Girls: It’s Good to See Her, Isn’t It? by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The ever-popular Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway with a too-brief concert run The post Kristin Chenoweth For the Girls: It’s Good to See Her, Isn’t It? appeared first …

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Seared: Theresa Rebeck’s Kitchen-Set Comedy Needs More Fire by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Theresa Rebeck centers her newest comedy on a crash-and-burn–style pretentious New York chef The post Seared: Theresa Rebeck’s Kitchen-Set Comedy Needs More Fire appeared first…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Macbeth: A Slimmed-Down Version of the Scottish Play by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The couple who slays together stays together? Real-life spouses Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers star as Shakespeare’s murderous Scots. The post Macbeth: A Slimmed-Down Version of…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: Raise Your Voices and Dance by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Ntozake Shange’s 1976 choreopoem receives an inspired revival at the Public Theater, where its poetry first flowed   The post For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide: R…

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Bella Bella: Hats Off to Harvey Fierstein’s Abzug Homage by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein channels Battling Bella Abzug in his history-packed new one-person show The post Bella Bella: Hats Off to Harvey Fierstein’s Abzug Homag…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The beloved 1982 musical returns to its off-Broadway roots. Just don’t feed the plants! The post Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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