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Sunday, June 16, 2024

May 2024: Time Travel, Superpowers, and Serial Killers by Nicole Serratore

Even the cats are K-drama devotees Summer is here...and I've been struggling to find good dramas. One show I can highly recommend this month but otherwise it's been frustrating. ********…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 02:37PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Review: What Became of Us at Atlantic Stage 2 by Nicole Serratore

Shayan Lofti's Off-Broadway debut is ambitious but frustrating. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: What Became of Us at Atlantic Stage 2 appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NYC.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Review: The Lonely Few at MCC Theater by Nicole Serratore

This scrappy rock musical with a wan score fails to make a case for its characters and circumstances. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: The Lonely Few at MCC Theater appeared first …

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 07:01PM
Sunday, May 19, 2024

April 2024: Tears, Trauma, and Giving Up by Nicole Serratore

My fave K-drama restaurant in 2011! I was a little off my game this month. With all the Broadway openings in April, I was mentally spent so I didn't keep great notes on the shows I was watc…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 03:31PM
Saturday, May 11, 2024

Book Review: K-Drama School by Nicole Serratore

  Grace Jung’s educational and frequently breezy book K-Drama School: A Pop Culture Inquiry Into Why We Love Korean Television is a great starting place if you don’t have any Korean cu…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 03:45PM
Monday, May 6, 2024

Review: Lorenzo at 59E59 Theaters by Nicole Serratore

A storytelling show about death and grief maybe avoids the emotional crux of the material. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Lorenzo at 59E59 Theaters appeared first on Exeunt Maga…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:16AM
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Review: Stereophonic at Golden Theatre by Nicole Serratore

David Adjmi's epic play reminds us art is not easy and it is the blood, sweat, and tears of people who make it happen. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Stereophonic at Golden The…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 12:05AM
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Review: The Outsiders at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre by Nicole Serratore

This new musical based on the famous novel and film offers some powerful visual vignettes but confusingly muddies its themes. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: The Outsiders at Ber…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 01:25PM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

March 2024: Depressingly Bad at Consent by Nicole Serratore

Classic K-drama lyric.  Maybe I was just on a road to be disappointed by all my shows this month. It's not unusual for a K-drama to start strong and then completely collapse. But some rea…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 01:31PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Review: Grief Hotel at Public Theater by Nicole Serratore

An encore run of Liza Birkenmeier’s play gives you a chance to catch up with her hilarious characters fumbling through life and loss. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Grief Hotel…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:16PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Brooklyn Laundry at MTC NY City Center by Nicole Serratore

Life is all out of chicken in this troubling new play served up by John Patrick Shanley. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Brooklyn Laundry at MTC NY City Center appeared first on Exeunt M…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 01:17PM
Friday, March 22, 2024

An Enemy of the People at Circle in the Square by Nicole Serratore

A vibrant adaptation of an often blunt play. Nicole Serratore reviews The post An Enemy of the People at Circle in the Square appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NYC.

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 03:23PM
Thursday, March 7, 2024

Doubt: A Parable at Todd Haimes Theatre by Nicole Serratore

Rather than doubts I was left with an ickiness from this revival focused on faith, obedience, and the power of the church. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Doubt: A Parable at Todd Haimes…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 10:33PM
Sunday, March 3, 2024

February 2024: Demons Mental and Literal by Nicole Serratore

I've had a bit too much time on my hands and have been watching too much TV. Some shows were not even worth finishing. I'm listing them for completeness.  But 12 shows in one month is too m…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 03:06PM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Review: Munich Medea: Happy Family at WP Theater by Nicole Serratore

A chilling story of childhood sexual assault is given a retrospective gloss by two women and suffers from some structural detachment. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Munich Medea…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:00PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

January 2024: Creatures from the Past by Nicole Serratore

In January, New York City broke it's 700-day no-snow streak and I encountered some real stellar dramas. ************************************* Gyeongsang Creature Gyeongseong Creature sets a…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 11:43AM
Sunday, January 7, 2024

December 2023: Korean Sojourn by Nicole Serratore

I spent three weeks in Korea this December. While it was cold and we got snow (a white Christmas!), I was glad to see the country at this time of year. Winter light festivals brightened the …

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 04:06PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

November 2023: Destiny by Nicole Serratore

  Some demonic Xmas trees for you this season I'm deep in Korea travel planning but here are some interesting shows from November.  Destined with You  In Destined With You, Rowoon play…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 11:29AM
Monday, November 20, 2023

Review: Monty Python’s Spamalot at St. James Theatre by Nicole Serratore

The Monty Python musical returns to Broadway and shows its age. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Monty Python’s Spamalot at St. James Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NY…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 12:07PM
Saturday, October 28, 2023

September-October 2023: Liars, Liars, and Love by Nicole Serratore

A classic truly terrible drama lyric A bunch of shows sort of drifted between September to October so here's my wrap-up for the two months. ********************************** My Lovely Lia…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 04:22PM
Monday, October 16, 2023

Review: Salesman 之死 at Connelly Theater by Nicole Serratore

Cross-cultural confusion abounds in this funny but introspective look at a unique moment in theater history and in the lives of a group of Chinese artists. Nicole Serratore review. The post…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 08:15PM
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Review: Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Nicole Serratore

Ossie Davis's segregation-era satire has lost none of its bite and this frenetic production balances laughter, beauty, and social critique perfectly. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Revie…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 07:56PM
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Review: Doppelganger at Park Avenue Armory by Nicole Serratore

With a thumping heartbeat, Claus Guth's production of Schubert's Swan Song portrays a soldier's journey towards death. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Doppelganger at Park Avenu…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 03:51PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

August 2023: Running Out of Steam by Nicole Serratore

  Did the dramas I watched in August run out of steam or did I?  Looking back on how I fell into K-dramas, it was clearly about the collective trauma of the pandemic. I needed this narra…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 12:37PM
Sunday, August 20, 2023

Review: Here Lies Love at Broadway Theatre by Nicole Serratore

Nicole Serratore panics on the disco floor finding Here Lies Love's immersion doesn't quite work on Broadway. The post Review: Here Lies Love at Broadway Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 07:07PM
Sunday, August 6, 2023

July 2023: Life is Hard by Nicole Serratore

Jungkook in tiny at GMA  I didn't finish as many series as I would have liked in July. But I did go see Jungkook sing on Good Morning America and start my long-awaited bathroom renovati…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 04:51PM
Monday, July 31, 2023

Review: The Half-God of Rainfall at NYTW by Nicole Serratore

This poem-play from Inua Ellams is a mélange of interesting images, ideas, and theatrical moments but lacks cohesion. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: The Half-God of Rainfall at…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 08:30PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

May-June 2023: Liberation, Grief and Divorce by Nicole Serratore

I ended up watching a couple of "sad people shows" ™ done in very different styles but both with a languid thoughtfulness. ********************************** Summer StrikeI found Im Siwa…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 04:17PM
Saturday, June 3, 2023

April 2023: The Glory of a Slow Burn by Nicole Serratore

I did a Namjooning trip to DIA: Beacon to see the Indigo album MV locations in April.   I'm way behind in my blogging about K-dramas due to my D-Day activities. So let's get into it.  *…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 02:59PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

Review: Work Hard Have Fun Make History at Clubbed Thumb Summerworks by Nicole Serratore

ruth tang's sly, funny play explores prophets and profits. Nicole Serratore reviews The post Review: Work Hard Have Fun Make History at Clubbed Thumb Summerworks appeared first on Exeunt M…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 04:05PM
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Review: Prometheus Firebringer at The Chocolate Factory Theater by Nicole Serratore

Annie Dorsen returns with a new piece of algorithmic theater which asks the audience to focus on language and what power we are handing over to AI. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review:…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 02:23PM

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