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Monday, March 23, 2020

The Broadway Caronavirus Medley (video) by Oscar E. Moore

Since Broadway is closed down due to COVID-19, Zach Timson brings a little Broadway to you....about COVID-19, of course! A selection of tunes to help alleviate whatever…courtesy of Zach T…

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

West Side Story - a phenomenal production directed by Ivo van Hove - highly recommended by Oscar E. Moore

When was the last time a show left you breathless? The original production was way ahead of its time. WEST SIDE STORY has now caught up to itself.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

A Soldier's Play - starring David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood finally on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

Who killed Sergeant Waters? In a riveting and tense two acts we get the surprising answer. A powerful, raw and still pertinent play that resonates like a tsunami

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Grand Horizons - Bess Wohl's newest odd couple get a divorce by Oscar E. Moore

Ms. Wohl is no Neil Simon – although there are lots of jokes and some amusing situations and monologues – that border on the raunchy and/or ridiculous.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Romeo & Bernadette - A merry, melodic, romantic romp of a fractured love story by Oscar E. Moore

A breath of fresh air. Delightful! See for yourself. Probably twice so that you catch all the jokes and details you might have missed the first time around.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

My Name is Lucy Barton - starring Laura Linney by Oscar E. Moore

As the lyric from Superstar states “Loneliness is such a sad affair.” We listen. Some with empathy. Some without.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Sing Street - another screen to stage musical by John Carney, famous for ONCE by Oscar E. Moore

But being connected to ONCE is not enough. This production is a good first draft. It’s just not there – yet. Can it be salvaged?

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jagged Little Pill - Diane Paulus meets Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard meets Diablo Cody meets Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui meet the Healys of Connectic by Oscar E. Moore

It’s ironic that the final number is “You Learn” – we obviously haven’t as the same problems still plague us today: Racism, white privilege, opioids and date rape et al

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Monday, December 9, 2019

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez - a double dose of gay history uncensored and uncut by Oscar E. Moore

Eventually verging on the cusp of being a soap opera. With a lot of highbrow intelligence, campy humor and raunch. But much too long.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Christmas Carol - a cornucopia of treats for the holiday season by Oscar E. Moore

From the moment one enters the beautiful and appropriately old fashioned Lyceum Theatre – a perfect fit as it turns out to house this dickens of a production – one is beguiled

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tina - the Tina Turner musical starring a sensational Adrienne Warren by Oscar E. Moore

What’s love got to do with it? As it turns out. An awful lot.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

The Lightning Thief - the Percy Jackson musical OR a Poseidon misadventure on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

This bloated, mythological frenetic fantasy now at The Longacre Theatre runs over two hours with a top price of almost two hundred dollars - water 6 bucks, candy for the kiddies 5 bucks

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Rose Tattoo - Marisa Tomei & Emun Elliott and a flock of plastic pink flamingos by Oscar E. Moore

If you survive the melodramatic Act I you will suddenly find yourself in I LOVE LUCY land in Act II.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Sound Inside - starring an extraordinary Mary-Louise Parker who has met her match with newcomer Will Hochman by Oscar E. Moore

A superb, fresh, new, original, compelling, mysterious, intriguing 90 minute two character play by Adam Rapp that has just opened at Studio 54 directed by David Cromer

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019

The Great Society - Misfires with a disappointing Brian Cox as LBJ by Oscar E. Moore

The production is too big. Too loud. Too academic. With little emotion. Or humor. It becomes a play about exits and entrances between the avalanche of details and facts.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Linda Vista - Highly recommended. Through November 10th at Second Stage Theater by Oscar E. Moore

An extremely funny play. Truthful and moving with dialogue that is sharp and wise and caustic about this troubled Dick who is caught between his past and his future all the while having to …

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Monday, September 30, 2019

The Height of the Storm - Starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins by Oscar E. Moore

Intriguing and enigmatic. Dementia is difficult to deal with. So is death. Playwright Florian Zeller explains in a most unusual and unconventional way.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Betrayal - Jamie Lloyd’s radical, reimagined and breathtaking production by Oscar E. Moore

From the opening tableau this sexual love triangle tango for three sets a slow, steady and seductive pace that transfixes the audience into complete silence. The bar has been set quite high …

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Moulin Rouge! the musical - the extravagant, big budget, song stuffed musical falls short in the sizzle department by Oscar E. Moore

There is a smorgasbord of styles for us to digest. Is it a true love story? Is it a farce? A tragedy? Is it a tale told with tongue in highly rouged cheek or is it just a glitzy and glam…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Stonewall - celebrating 50 years of pride by Oscar E. Moore

Listen to WALK HAND IN HAND an anthem written to celebrate 25 years - produced in 1995. We've come this far. Time to continue...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Author Peter Filichia explains how his play God Shows Up came into being - Part Two by Oscar E. Moore

God Shows Up - Part Two - So I wrote a one-man show called BACK FROM THE STARS, in which God says

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Author Peter Filichia explains how his play God Shows Up came into being by Oscar E. Moore

Peter Filichia, the author of the wonderful and witty off Broadway play God Shows Up, explains how his play came into being. “GOD SHOWS UP actually happened because of Eric Krebs - the lo…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune revival starring Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon by Oscar E. Moore

A raw and romantic evening. Full of disclosures and discoveries. A master class in acting and directing. See this wonderful production and don’t be afraid to take a chance on love whenev…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hillary and Clinton on Broadway - starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow - the art of the almost deal behind closed doors by Oscar E. Moore

There isn’t much meat on the bones here but what meat there is, it is fun to chew on and completely digestible in this most original theatrical exercise.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Gary a sequel to Titus Andronicus starring Nathan Lane by Oscar E. Moore

In 90 minutes. Give or take how many laughs pile up during the performance. And there are many.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Tootsie starring Santino Fontana is FAB-U-LOUS - a tour de force production that will have the producers laughing all the way to the you-know where by Oscar E. Moore

If it is possible to get double Tony Awards for portraying Dorothy Michaels and Michael Dorsey then Santino Fontana should be the one to get them.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

All My Sons - revival starring Annette Bening, Tracy Letts & Benjamin Walker by Oscar E. Moore

Arthur Miller dishes out the drama bit by bit as we discover what it is that makes this family tick until it explodes like the thunderstorm that opens the drama.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

This drop dead awful Beetlejuice is best forgotten by Oscar E. Moore

This weird madhouse of cartoon characters and puppets and ridiculous goings-on has been directed by that mad-cap director Alex Timbers. After the intermission I didn’t think it could get a…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Ink - starring Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel: a year in the life of the SUN vs the MIRROR - David vs Goliath by Oscar E. Moore

The show belongs to Jonny Lee Miller and he does a fantastic job but we don’t really care for any of them. Murdoch lives on.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Oklahoma! 6 Outer Critics Circle nominations including Outstanding Revival of a Musical by Oscar E. Moore

From the opening notes of “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” sung quietly by Curly with only his guitar and his twang we are in the newly found territory created by Daniel Fish that is a wond…

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