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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.  *…

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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…

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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:…

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

April 2023: D-Day Is Coming by Nicole Serratore

From a cluster of dancers dressed in gray and black, Suga emerges in beaming white.  As he performs "Interlude: Shadow," we watch this mob around him film him, follow him, and crowd him. T…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 11:37PM
Sunday, April 2, 2023

February-March 2023: SKZ, Crash Course in Bad Dramas by Nicole Serratore

I've been really busy with work for the past few months and my drama writing has fallen to the wayside. But I wanted to keep track for posterity a few shows I saw.  Plus I went to Atlanta t…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 01:43PM
Friday, January 27, 2023

January 2023: Boys, Revenge, and Violence by Nicole Serratore

Gratuitous cat pic for 2023 Viciously striking out at the thing that has hurt you is a human response but in two K-dramas I watched this month, revenge plays out differently for teenage bo…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 04:43PM
Monday, December 26, 2022

October-December 2022: Queens, Cross-Dressing, and a trip to Korea by Nicole Serratore

Due to travel, I am behind on my drama posts. I also had some trouble watching shows while I was on the road so my viewing got interrupted.  But I finally fulfilled my early pandemic plan t…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Review: Ain’t No Mo’ at the Belasco Theatre by Nicole Serratore

An electric new play about Blackness in America comes to Broadway. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Ain’t No Mo’ at the Belasco Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NYC.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Review: Ye Bear & Ye Cubb at 59E59 by Nicole Serratore

A comical imagining of an early American play fails to get the audience on board for its idea of fun. Nicole Serratore reviews The post Review: Ye Bear & Ye Cubb at 59E59 appeared first …

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

September 2022: Death, Psychiatry, and Webtoons by Nicole Serratore

Happy Birthday to Jungkook.  In September, I finalized my plans to go to Korea. It's my first international trip since December 2019.  After two years of Korean lessons, I am hoping I ca…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 01:56PM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

August 2022: Whales and Wizards by Nicole Serratore

All 13 of Seventeen It was a hot month and I didn't want to leave my house much. I did go see Seventeen in concert which was fun. I had not really been following their work but still a go…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 05:25PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME at La MaMa by Nicole Serratore

An inventive production of Daniel K. Isaac's ambitious play on family history and folk tales. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME at La MaMa appeared first on Exeun…

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

July 2022: Hobipalooza and Melodramas by Nicole Serratore

The BTS group "hiatus" is processed now. It has been for sure, NOT A BREAK. As always, barely keeping up with all they are doing.  It's exciting to see the different paths each of the artis…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 08:26PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Happy Life at Walkerspace by Nicole Serratore

A smart, funny, and complex play by Kathy Ng about the persistent ghosts in our lives (or apartments). Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Happy Life at Walkerspace appeared first on Exeunt M…

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

June 2022: Losing the Plot by Nicole Serratore

Not a disappointment--seeing Stray Kids in concert. K-dramas sometimes a disappointment  It can be frustrating when a drama has interesting characters and a compelling setting, and then ju…

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Review: The Bedwetter at Atlantic Theater by Nicole Serratore

An honest and relatable musical adaptation of Sarah Silverman’s memoir about the nightmare of childhood. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: The Bedwetter at Atlantic Theater appear…

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Monday, May 30, 2022

May 2022: Demons, Suicide, and Complicated Concubines by Nicole Serratore

Bigfoot was more into The Red Sleeve than I was A lot of Sad Rowoon this month and it would be nice to see him in a light comedy. If you're listening Korea, please let him have a fun and li…

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards