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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Nap - Through November 11th if all this silliness is your cup of tea by Oscar E. Moore

Act I as they set us up is quite a snooze. Act II zany. Don’t be snookered by all this malarkey.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Bernhardt/Hamlet - the not-so-divine Sarah by Oscar E. Moore

Other than the I-am-the-star performance of Janet McTeer, BERNHARDT/HAMLET is a slow going and disappointing affair where the real Sarah Bernhardt remains elusive.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Pretty Woman the musical - proceed with caution by Oscar E. Moore

PRETTY WOMAN is at times pleasurable at best. With some fine performers having to plod through a very mediocre and much too loud score.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Head Over Heels - a funny thing happened on the way to the Island of Lesbos by Oscar E. Moore

Get thee hence quickly to see this boisterous, bawdy and beautiful production. In plain English GO!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Straight White Men starring Armie Hammer - My Three Sons throwback with a twist by Oscar E. Moore

A slight, three scene sit-com with superfluous curtain raiser.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A murky On A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER at the Irish Rep despite strong vocals by Oscar E. Moore

This valiant production “adapted” and directed by Charlotte Moore appears to bring back the good ol’ summer stock days of yore.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Desperate Measures - award winning, crowd pleasing, laugh out loud musical reopens at New World Stages by Oscar E. Moore

A rowdy, tuneful and somewhat sentimental mixture of the Bard and the Old West

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - a once in a lifetime theatrical experience that must be seen to be believed and you may still find it hard to beli by Oscar E. Moore

Will leave you feeling stuffed and satisfied and somewhat bewildered at times. Yet full of wonderment and awe from witnessing some of the most incredible illusions and magic created by Jami…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Iceman Cometh - Denzel Washington stars in this tragic revival by Oscar E. Moore

Spending four hours with this group of losers with their “pipe dreams” might even make a teetotaler desperate for a drink

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Summer - the Donna Summer musical by Oscar E. Moore

Just get on with the songs. When that happened, magic happens. Voices soar and we are brought back to the sounds of the 70’s that truly are boogie inspiring.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

My Fair Lady: Revitalized revival at Lincoln Center Theater positively glows by Oscar E. Moore

A badly needed tonic for an anemic theatrical season. Director Bartlett Sher has created brand new memories to supplant any deeply held fond memories of the original production and film vers…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Carousel revival sings and dances its way into our hearts by Oscar E. Moore

Everyone, young and those of a certain age alike should see this production at the Imperial Theatre to remember or be introduced to what real theater songs sound like

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mean Girls the musical - These girls are not mean enough, they are simply annoying by Oscar E. Moore

A series of stereotypical characters in a series of stereotypical television skits with stereotypical punch lines, when you can catch the punch lines emanating from the awful over amplified-…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Three Tall Women - A:Glenda Jackson, B:Laurie Metcalf & C: Alison Pill-all rolled into one by Oscar E. Moore

Be especially eager to hear A’s story about her naked husband and a piece of expensive jewelry that is priceless. A wonderful theatrical production with superb acting by Glenda Jackson. T…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville - elements haphazardly thrown together in a blender resulting in one big alcoholic Slurpee mess by Oscar E. Moore

I give full credit to the excellent cast for believing in their one dimensional characters and implausible sit-com situations as they go about singing and dancing with gusto

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Angels in America - starring Andrew Garfield & Nathan Lane Totally intriguing and vastly entertaining by Oscar E. Moore

The direction is superb by Marianne Elliott. Sensational set design by Ian MacNeil. Andrew Garfield’s sensitive yet fierce performance will be talked about and will be remembered forever.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Frozen on Broadway- for Mouseketeers of all ages by Oscar E. Moore

Briskly directed by Michael Grandage. Beautifully lit by that wizard of lighting Natasha Katz with some fun choreography by Rob Ashford starring Patti Murin, Caissie Levy, book writer Jenni…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Amy and the Orphans - off-Broadway by Lindsey Ferrentino an equal opportunity playwright by Oscar E. Moore

An insightful, brave, and quite funny play dealing with Down Syndrome and its repercussions. I advise you to see it.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hangmen - A Martin McDonagh melodrama: ominous thunder and lightning and incomprehensible accents by Oscar E. Moore

One or two phrases understood here and there make it almost impossible to follow the bumpy McDonagh road of which “hangman” is better with all its underlying complications.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Party Face - Irish import starring Hayley Mills - yes that Hayley Mills by Oscar E. Moore

This group of women deserve each other. We don’t. After two acts of ridiculous chit chat I would suggest avoiding them.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

John Lithgow: Stories by heart - has all the appearance of a bus and truck tour by Oscar E. Moore

Mr. Lithgow, ham that he is, is wonderful - along with his wry take on the proceedings. But the production and choice of tales just doesn’t cut the mustard.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Farinelli and the King - The power of music to heal is undisputed but it can also lull you to sleep. by Oscar E. Moore

I urge anyone who is thinking of attending (which would not be high on my to-do list) to first read the very informative insert by David Cote enclosed in the Playbill program.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Meteor Shower by Steve Martin - College frat humor at best by Oscar E. Moore

A cliché-ridden sex fantasy farce. A surreal pseudo-intellectual gimmick. Best line – “Just rub it around the rim.” Enough said.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants - a fun musical for everyone. Stand up and cheer for optimism, persistence, friendship and imagination by Oscar E. Moore

SpongeBob, the ever optimistic hero of this opus – portrayed by Ethan Slater makes a tremendous and auspicious Broadway debut.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Parisian Woman - starring Uma Thurman: Hearts get broken – D.C. style by Oscar E. Moore

Pretending to be a pot-boiler this is a very slow cooker. Quel dommage! They drink a lot. And lie a lot.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Once On This Island revival - a magical, sensual and mystical tale seamlessly retold by Oscar E. Moore

An enchanting score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty that oozes truth and honesty with more than a few Caribbean flourishes

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Latin History for Morons - written and performed by John Leguizamo now extended through February 25 by Oscar E. Moore

Senor Leguizamo no matter how good he is and he is very good - has not learned that brevity is the soul of wit

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Band's Visit -the sounds of Israel and Egypt co-mingle with Gershwin and Chet Baker by Oscar E. Moore

It is quite special seeing Arabs and Jews in complete harmony making beautiful music together in this gentle, charming and thoroughly inviting musical.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

M. Butterfly revisal starring Clive Owen and Julie Taymor by Oscar E. Moore

What should be an intriguing, fascinating and intimate story has been blown up to operatic proportions with floating screens, elaborate costumes and noisy percussive music.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Torch Song - Michael Urie in Harvey Fierstein's breakthrough drag queen, post Stonewall - pre AIDS saga by Oscar E. Moore

The torch has been passed along to Michael Urie who as hard as he tries is still chasing Harvey to the finish line in this slimmed down, revised version directed by Moises Kaufman

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Desperate Measures - a rowdy, tuneful and somewhat sentimental mixture of the Bard and the Old West by Oscar E. Moore

How refreshing to hear melodies and lyrics that fall wonderfully on the ear – caressing rather than bombarding by a terrific cast of six full throttled vocalists.

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