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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

THE OTHER JOSH COHEN – a clever, joyous off-Broadway mensch-ical by Oscar E Moore

Finally, a respite from mediocrity.  A relief from rap and unrelenting horrible headlines.  A Rolaids-like cure for indigestible musicals can be found at the Westside Theatre/Downstairs in…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

THE WAVERLY GALLERY – Into the abyss with ELAINE MAY on Broadway by Oscar E Moore

At the Golden Theatre, where “An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May” opened 58 years ago, Elaine May – a spry 86 with all her faculties and comic instincts intact – is …

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

THE FERRYMAN – A Family Affair – Northern Ireland 1981 by Oscar E Moore

Undoubtedly those of you interested in the latest openings on and off Broadway have heard all the positive hoopla over the multiple award winning play imported from London – THE FERRYMAN w…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

THE NAP – Don’t be snookered by a lot of malarkey by Oscar E Moore

I would love to report that it doesn’t matter if you don’t know heads or tails of the rules of SNOOKER – a game similar to billiards (pool) made famous by Paul Newman and Jackie Gleaso…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BERNHARDT/HAMLET – poetic/artistic license taken to the extreme by Oscar E Moore

Historical dramas can prove to be problematic.  To stick to the facts or not, that is the question.  In BERNHARDT/HAMLET playwright Teresa Rebeck attempts to straddle the best of both worl…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

PRETTY WOMAN the musical – finding some pleasure with a prostitute by Oscar E Moore

    In happily-ever-after neon lit Hollywood, circa late 1980’s just about anything plausible and implausible can happen, especially in a musical, from this unique perspective …

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

HEAD OVER HEELS – an opus delirium-hysterium by Oscar E Moore

  Ah!  Love!  What is love but a four letter word?  A word much used and oft abused.  It can mean a multitude of things and comes in all kinds of combinations and varieties.  Every…

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN – Boys will be boys by Oscar E Moore

On view at the Helen Hayes Theater is STRAIGHT WHITE MEN written by Young Jean Lee who has the distinction of being the first Asian-American woman to be produced on Broadway.  A Second Stag…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

CLEAR DAY at IRISH REP – Nostalgia is not enough by Oscar E Moore

I’ll make this short and unfortunately not so sweet. You will most probably leave this most recent reincarnation of this mostly problematic musical humming a few of its wonderful songs (mu…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Dramatists Guild Criticizes Marginalization of Writers at the 2018 Tony Awards by Oscar E Moore

Dramatists Guild Criticizes Marginalization of Writers at the 2018 Tony Awards by BWW News Desk Jun. 14, 2018 Tweet Share      Dough Wright, president of the Dramatists…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

HARRY POTTER and the CURSED CHILD – J.K. Rowling’s magic show by Oscar E Moore

Are you up to the challenge?  Are you willing to commit both time and that all important commodity, money, into seeing this once in a lifetime theatrical experience? This is a stunner of a …

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

THE ICEMAN COMETH – Eugene O’Neill, Denzel Washington & George C. Wolfe by Oscar E Moore

How wise was director Mr. George C. Wolfe in this long night’s journey into a bar – to cut it down somewhat, quicken its pace, mine it for its humor and to cast terrific supporting b…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SUMMER – the Donna Summer musical – It takes three to boogie, disco style by Oscar E Moore

On April 26, 1977 Studio 54 opened.  On April 26, 2018 I attended the new musical based on the life of the most famous Disco Queen that reigned supreme at Studio 54 – Donna Summer …

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

MY FAIR LADY – 9 well deserved Outer Critics Circle Nominations by Oscar E Moore

After seeing a matinee performance of the sumptuous Lincoln Center Theater revitalized revival of MY FAIR LADY I can only say one thing – that I wish I could have seen it again.  Imme…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

CAROUSEL – a brave new revival of a classic by Oscar E Moore

  Back to basics.  Strong story.  Gorgeous melodies.  Smart lyrics.  Uncomplicated sets.  No projections.  I’ve just about had it with projections.  Incredibly creative choreog…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

MEAN GIRLS the musical – Is Tina Fey the new Queen of Mean? by Oscar E Moore

Somewhere in the middle or I should say the muddle of the first act of the overly long, much too loud, pulsating and bombastic two act MEAN GIRLS, while being distracted by two twenty-someth…

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Friday, April 6, 2018


  Like the proverbial old gray mare, A isn’t what she used to be.  She is worse.  A is wealthy and ailing.  A is 92 insisting that she is 91.  A is disgruntled and demanding.  A …

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE – Belly up to the bar guys by Oscar E Moore

  Sometimes it takes a volcanic eruption to open your eyes to love and sometimes it takes a shower of beach balls to make memorable a rather silly musical.  The musical in question is …

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

AIDS, ANGST AND ANGELS IN AMERICA – 25th anniversary production imported from London by Oscar E Moore

An almost perfect alignment of writing, casting, design and direction have resulted in a monumental eight hour, double bill theatrical marathon.  It is a fantastical achievement. First prod…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

FROZEN – Disney on Ice or Finding Elsa by Oscar E Moore

Call me a Mouseketeer.  Call me a kid.  Call me a boob.  Whatever.  I am a fan of Disney’s new musical FROZEN on Broadway at the St. James Theatre.  In the great old tradition of Tink…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

AMY AND THE ORPHANS – at some performances ANDY AND THE ORPHANS by Oscar E Moore

What would you do?  You are happily married with two children (a boy and a girl) and have just given birth to a third – a girl who the doctor has, unfortunately, told you is a “Mong…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

HANGMEN – A minor McDonagh off Broadway by Oscar E Moore

You might want to see this Royal Court Theatre production of HANGMEN more than once at the Atlantic Theater Company on West 20th Street.  And not because it is written by Martin McDonagh. …

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

PARTY FACE – Group Therapy Dublin Style Starring Hayley Mills Off-B’way by Oscar E Moore

Five Irish women.  Family and frenemies and one germ-a-phobic manic-depressive obsessive compulsive acquaintance.  Girl talk ensues.  Men in and out of their lives.  Chatty.  Gossipy. …

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

John Lithgow: STORIES BY HEART – Ham and wry by Oscar E Moore

  There’s some good news and some rather dreary news to report about this Lithgow family “show and tell” Roundabout production that has taken roughly ten years to get to the Ameri…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

FARINELLI AND THE KING – the music cure: a disappointing experiment by Oscar E Moore

For those of you who can’t enough of Handel sung beautifully by the renowned countertenor Iestyn Davies as the “singing” Farinelli (a renowned 18th century castrato) hie thee over to t…

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

METEOR SHOWER – A Steve Martin conundrum hits Broadway by Oscar E Moore

  Twenty minutes into this 80 minute puzzling and slight but bloated idea penned by Steve Martin, there I sat – fourth row on the aisle – at the Booth Theatre – wonder…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS – Palace Theatre transformed into Day-Glo theme park for Bikini Bottom by Oscar E Moore

Who knew?  Who knew that a simple sponge living in a pineapple at the bottom of the sea in a town called Bikini Bottom could erupt on Broadway at the Palace Theatre as an ingenious, put-a-s…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

THE PARISIAN WOMAN – Bland: 4 yawns starring Uma Thurman by Oscar E Moore

You might be interested in the fact that ultra-cool socialite Chloe (Uma Thurman) one half of a Washington D.C. power couple – the other half being her successful well connected tax attorn…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND – spreading an aura of enchantment by Oscar E Moore

A perfect cast.  A perfect score.  A perfect story of forbidden love on a hurricane ravaged island in the French Antilles.  There are no commercials and no intermission at Circle in the S…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS – too much of a good thing at Studio 54 by Oscar E Moore

Remember the ad campaign for real Levy’s Jewish Rye Bread?   “You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s Real Jewish Rye.”  Well you don’t have to be Latino to love John L…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

A MUST SEE PERFORMANCE – DEC 11 & 12 by Oscar E Moore

TULIS McCALL   ALL IN GOOD TIME Tulis McCall is unbelievable and unabashedly honest and funny to a fault.  If you are feeling the onset of old age (and who isn’t) you will definitely ge…

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