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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Nicole Serratore: US shows at Edinburgh assess the state of a divided nation by Nicole Serratore

Making theatre about US politics is fraught. Whether he is deliberately snubbed or consciously included, shades of Trump abound in narrative injustices,

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Boys in the Band: Still Relevant After All These Years by Nicole Serratore

(Photo: Joan Marcus)Mart Crowley’s 1968 landmark play about gay men in New York does not feel like a 50 year-old play. While the film (from 1970) version is camp and heavy-handed, this pro…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teenage Dick review at Public Theater, New York – ‘a high school riff on Richard III’ by Nicole Serratore

Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick is a high school-set tongue-in-cheek tragicomedy that riffs on Richard III. Discontent with being class secretary, and wanting

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Nicole Serratore: First-time nominees offer reasons to be cheerful about the Tonys by Nicole Serratore

It’s always easy to find reasons to be grumpy about the Tony Awards. Whether it’s overcritical omissions (what do you mean there’s

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Angels in America: Revisited by Nicole Serratore

Leaving Angels in America, I tingle. I am covered in tears and exhaling joy. The time has passed quickly. None of it has felt laborious. And I carry with me the feeling of religious devotion…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart review at American Airlines Theatre, New York – ‘sentimental and slight’ by Nicole Serratore

In his one-man show John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, the charming stage legend recounts tales of his youth but at the heart

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 of 2016: UK edition by Nicole Serratore

Due to job woes I was not able to get over to the UK much this year.  So really...my list is a Top 10 of Edinburgh.1. Joan2. Lucy McCormick's Triple Threat3. Us/Them4. Letters to Windso…

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Top 10 of 2017 (US and UK edition) by Nicole Serratore

Since I did not end up going to Edinburgh this year I did not have enough shows in the UK to make a separate top 10 list.  So I'm combining US and UK shows this year because it's my lis…

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Review: The Band’s Visit at Barrymore Theatre by Nicole Serratore

The Band's Visit is a gentle exploration of the unexamined lives of ordinary people from artists David Yazbek and David Cromer. The post Review: The Band’s Visit at Barrymore Theatre …

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review: M. Butterfly at Cort Theatre by Nicole Serratore

David Henry Hwang revises his M. Butterfly at a propitious moment. Nicole Serratore reviews The post Review: M. Butterfly at Cort Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: The Last Match at Laura Pels Theatre by Nicole Serratore

Anna Ziegler explores the internal turmoil of tennis players on court and off in The Last Match. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: The Last Match at Laura Pels Theatre appeared fir…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: {my lingerie play} at Rattlestick Theater by Nicole Serratore

Diana Oh makes an unapologetic call to arms to queer the world. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: {my lingerie play} at Rattlestick Theater appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Do Your Worst by Nicole Serratore

Boom Bat Gesture's 'Do Your Worst' series asks artists to create deliberate flops. Nicole Serratore asks them about failure, DIY theatre, and Spiderman. The post Do Your Worst appeared first…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time and the Conways review at American Airlines Theatre, New York – ‘moving performances’ by Nicole Serratore

JB Priestley’s between-the-wars drama, Time and the Conways bears the hallmarks of a well-made play of the period. It’s suffused with class

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

As You Like It review at Classic Stage Company, New York – ‘mild-mannered’ by Nicole Serratore

John Doyle’s Off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a mild-mannered affair – a passable production of limited enchantments. It’s

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Piece of Work: A Text of Hamlet Remixed by Nicole Serratore

Preserving performance is a challenge. How do you document multi-faceted work that involves sound, light, text, bodies, and music? Video may take images of it but rarely captures it. For Ann…

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The TEAM: “Towards collective liberation” by Nicole Serratore

New York collaborative theatre heroes The TEAM are staging 'Primer for a Failed Superpower', a multi-generational pop concert of protest songs. Nicole Serratore sits in on rehearsals. The po…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Nicole Serratore: Cinema broadcast leaves angels with dimly-lit faces by Nicole Serratore

Theatre productions beamed into the cinema act as soft diplomacy for the industry. It expands access beyond physical theatres and national boundaries,

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Angels In America: Home Again by Nicole Serratore

Andrew Garfield in Angels in America (Photo: Helen Maybanks)Sometimes a show is a time capsule to another part of your life. I saw Tony Kushner’s Angels in America on Broadway just after I…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Memory and Memorial: Come from Away and Villa by Nicole Serratore

Photo: Play Co.Guillermo Calderón's play Villa is about three women asked to resolve the impossible--how should they treat the remains of General Pinochet's demolished Villa Grimaldi, …

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The Ferryman: Everything and Nothing by Nicole Serratore

(Photo: Johan Persson)Can a play be both rich and slight?  Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman makes me believe so. Set in Armagh, Northern Ireland in 1981, it is inevitable that The Fe…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Marvin’s Room review at American Airlines Theatre, New York – ‘slight and ponderous’ by Nicole Serratore

When it opened Off Broadway in 1991, Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room was viewed through the lens of the Aids crisis – the

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

My Personal Fake Obie Awards by Nicole Serratore

We ended up not doing this piece for Exeunt...but I had these fake Obie awards that I wanted to give out for work in 2016 so I thought I would share. Best Play About Economic AnxietyDominque…

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Measure for Measure review at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, New York – ‘an illuminating production’ by Nicole Serratore

In Simon Godwin’s taut production of Measure for Measure the audience enters the theatre via the back entrance through Mistress Overdone’s brothel. Greeted by

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

1984 review at Hudson Theatre, New York – ‘dark, audacious production’ by Nicole Serratore

Sales of George Orwell’s novel, 1984, have skyrocketed since the inauguration of Donald Trump. It’s an apt moment for Robert Icke and

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Review: Maps For A War Tourist at Dixon Place by Nicole Serratore

Activism, terrorism, and Turkish politics shape this Performative Essay starring two tortoises The post Review: Maps For A War Tourist at Dixon Place appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Derren Brown: Secret review Linda Gross Theater, New York – ‘a series of dazzling acts’ by Nicole Serratore

The first rule of Derren Brown: Secret is you need to keep it secret. Magician and mentalist Brown is making his American

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review: The Little Foxes at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Nicole Serratore

Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon give strong voices to the complex women in Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes The post Review: The Little Foxes at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre appeared fir…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: Anastasia at Broadhurst Theatre by Nicole Serratore

Screen addiction threatens to steal all the attention in Broadway's Anastasia. The post Review: Anastasia at Broadhurst Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Miss Saigon review at Broadway Theatre, New York – ‘a muddled revival’ by Nicole Serratore

Mega-musical Miss Saigon is back on Broadway. But despite the presence of its trademark helicopter the thrills are limited in Laurence Connor’s

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Price review at American Airlines Theatre, New York – ‘all-star cast fails to unify’ by Nicole Serratore

With contrived accents and mannered performances, Terry Kinney’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Price lacks genuine dramatic punch. The tension in this

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