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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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Sunday, November 12, 2017

THE BAND’S VISIT – the universal language of music by Oscar E Moore

You will not soon forget THE BAND’S VISIT.  Nor should you.  In a small Israeli town (circa 1996) in the desert – its people are waiting for something different – anything – to hap…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

M. BUTTERFLY – why tinker with perfection? by Oscar E Moore

In this uneven and unbalanced revisal of the 1988 multiple award winning production of M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang you may find yourself as confused as its leading character Rene Galli…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

TORCH SONG – What is this thing called love? by Oscar E Moore

It’s virtually impossible to fill those bunny rabbit slippers worn so majestically and confidently by Harvey Fierstein in his original production of TORCH SONG TRILOGY some 35 years ago wh…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

DESPERATE MEASURES – The taming of the lewd – a marriage of the Bard and the bawdy by Oscar E Moore

At the Wednesday evening performance that I attended (10/25/17) James Morgan (Artistic Director of The York Theatre Company) in his opening remarks in his own inimitable style announced that…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TIME AND THE CONWAYS – an adequate all in the family adventure by Oscar E Moore

  This Roundabout revival of J. B. Priestley’s three act drama is just adequate.   And seems longer than it actually is.  There are some high points and an equal amount of low as d…

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

MARY JANE – a young mother copes, along with the audience at NYTW by Oscar E Moore

This newest play by Amy Herzog and directed by Anne Kauffman features a cast of five women spearheaded by Carrie Coon as Mary Jane.  You wouldn’t want to be in her shoes. She is strong, c…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – the beautiful face of terror by Oscar E Moore

Welcome to the dystopian world of Anthony Burgess as seen through the eyes of Alexandra Spencer-Jones set in England – Today.  It might be better set in 1984. This ultra-violent, unpleasa…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY – Sarah Ruhl’s homage to her mom by Oscar E Moore

Sarah Ruhl’s mom Kathleen grew up playing Peter Pan in Iowa. As in why oh why oh why-o?  Excuse me that’s Ohio.  In any event she played Peter in Community Theater in Iowa.   Now …

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

PRINCE OF BROADWAY – Hal’s Hit Parade – with some misses by Oscar E Moore

You know, he’s the guy with the glasses perched atop his mostly bald pate.  Prince.  Hal Prince.  Producer.  Director.  Visionary.  Twenty one count ‘em twenty one Tony Awards – …

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jerry Lewis starred in Damn Yankees on Broadway: Mitchell Maxwell remembers working with the icon by Oscar E Moore

Jerry Lewis passed away last week. If you are of a certain age, that is a notable item for throughout his long and public life he was a man of consequence. He was indeed worthy of a “f…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

GEORAMA – a lively musical lesson in art appreciation by Oscar E Moore

Chances are there are not too many people who have heard of the American artist John Banvard who found his fifteen minutes of international fame painting a three mile long “moving” panor…

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

IN A HEARTBEAT – animated short is a must see by Oscar E Moore

Beth David and Esteban Bravo have created an instant masterpiece.  It is magical and moving with a beautiful score.  Without a single word of dialogue it conveys what one’s heart tru…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sam Gold’s HAMLET – Here’s mud in your eye by Oscar E Moore

  Are we at The Public Theater or La Mama or some Greek amphitheater to witness the revenge tragedy of Hamlet starring Oscar Isaac (scampering around barefoot in his black undies and te…

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

NAPOLI, BROOKLYN – 1960 time capsule by Oscar E Moore

Playwright Meghan Kennedy remembers Mama in her scattered memory kitchen sink drama NAPOLI, BROOKLYN – a series of short all-around-the-mulberry-bush scenes now playing off-Broadway at the…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

1984 – Back to the future by Oscar E Moore

When does two plus two not equal four?  When you are being subjected to torture till submission.  That is the horrific answer that George Orwell proposed with his ground breaking 1949 nove…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

THE TRAVELING LADY – Horton Foote abridged? by Oscar E Moore

  Condensing Horton Foote’s 1954 three act play (which starred Kim Stanley) into a one hour forty five minute intermission-less one act is akin to Cinderella’s step sisters trying t…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR – Red Bull’s recipe for mayhem by Oscar E Moore

A provincial Russian town.  1836.  Corruption is rampant.  Cover-ups follow.  Bribes disguised as loans (the new reimbursement program) flow freely.  From the Mayor to the Judge to the …

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Monday, May 8, 2017

WAR PAINT – Tennis anyone? by Oscar E Moore

  I had a dream.  A wonderful dream…during the second act of the quite slow going WAR PAINT.  Christine Ebersole had morphed from Elizabeth Arden into Mame and Patti LuPone from Hel…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

OSLO REVISITED – bigger but not necessarily better by Oscar E Moore

OSLO an excellent production of an excellent play has moved upstairs from the smaller Mitzi E. Newhouse to the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center – original cast intact.  Through J…

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Friday, May 5, 2017

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Lots of yummy fun by Oscar E Moore

“Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew – Cover it with choc’late and a miracle or two?”  Christian Borle as Willy Wonka can!  ‘Cause he mixes it with love and wacky hu…

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