All stories by Oscar E. Moore on BroadwayStars

Friday, April 29, 2022

Funny Girl starring Beanie Feldstein - a mediocre, cut and paste patchwork quilt revisal by Oscar E. Moore

Had I never seen the original production in 1964; had I never heard Streisand sing, I would still wonder how in the world this newest two and a half hour with one intermission adaptation cam…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:33AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Plaza Suite: Bittersweet and Sour – starring Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick by Oscar E. Moore

Whether they are from Mamaroneck or Hollywood or Tenafly New Jersey or Forest Hills the inhabitants of Suite 719 at The Plaza share the same malaise. With great relish. And plenty of laugh…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:12AM
Friday, February 18, 2022

The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster by Oscar E. Moore

This is not your run of the mill carbon copy revival. This revitalized MUSIC MAN has an identity all its own. It is simply sensational.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:54AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

COMPANY – reinterpreted revival revisited starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone by Oscar E. Moore

You gotta get a gimmick, right Mr. Sondheim? The main character Bobby, a single “he” is now Bobbie a single “she” - an alcoholic whose friends are celebrating her 35th birthday. A …

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:24AM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

MRS. DOUBTFIRE - starring an incandescent Rob McClure by Oscar E. Moore

Excellent word of mouth will surely get Mr. and Mrs. Average Theater-goer and extended families cheering from their hearts in support of this terrific lovable, laughable Mrs. Doubtfire and…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:54AM
Saturday, November 6, 2021

NIX on SIX – the kvetching wives of Windsor by Oscar E. Moore

A mix-up of Tudor history as heard through the over-amplified voices of the six dearly departed wives of Henry VIII channeling pop icons all sounding alike in this rock style concert.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 02:54PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet - an ear-splitting baffling blur by Oscar E. Moore

In need of a doctor suffering from a weak plot and forgettable tunes. I rate it 4 and a half yawns.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:03AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Lackawanna Blues - Ruben Santiago-Hudson is wonderful by Oscar E. Moore

Mr. Santiago-Hudson has got the whole audience not only in the palm of his hands but in his grip. Never letting go. You cannot help but be enthralled by his storytelling.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 07:12AM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Girl From The North Country reopens on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

Hope and heartbreak. A truly remarkable emotional journey. A most beautiful production of a not so beautiful time in America. Reviewed March 11, 2020

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:06PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits – Guess who’s coming to the funeral by Oscar E. Moore

Harkening back to the golden days of Neil Simon we are treated to a true laugh-fest. A tasty treat of laughter and family love – with all the dressings.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:03AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

PERSUASION – BEDLAM at the Connelly by Oscar E. Moore

A comic celebratory dance at the finale is the cherry on top of this charming confection. At www.bedlam.org/persuasion you will discover all you need to know to enjoy this production one hun…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:48PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Pass Over - Reopens on Broadway - Be Forewarned by Oscar E. Moore

PASS OVER is ultimately unsatisfying despite the excellent acting.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 06:54AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

JAYNE MANSFIELD – the girl couldn’t help it by Eve Golden by Oscar E. Moore

The narrative speeds along as fast as Mansfield’s life attempts to catch up with her goals. It would be impossible to make all this stuff up. Eve Gordon has turned in a perfect summer re…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 09:06AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

VITAGRAPH – The birth of the moving picture industry - meticulously researched by Andrew A. Erish by Oscar E. Moore

Ken Burns take note. This would make an excellent documentary. Overcoming their harassment and intimidating troubles with Edison, Adolpf Zukor of PARAMOUNT entered the picture - determined …

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 01:54PM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

VITAGRAPH – The birth of the moving picture industry - meticulously researched by Andrew A. Erish by Oscar E. Moore

Ken Burns take note. This would make an excellent documentary. Overcoming their harassment and intimidating troubles with Edison, Adolpf Zukor of PARAMOUNT entered the picture - determined…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 07:18AM
Monday, April 5, 2021

Don't Lose Your Head - If Queens could kiss and tell by Oscar E. Moore

“Let’s just say prayer isn’t the only useful thing you can do on your knees.”

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 01:18PM
Friday, August 21, 2020

Magic Time - a memoir Notes on Theatre & Other Entertainments by Edwin Wilson by Oscar E. Moore

A lesson in fortitude, hard work, research and luck. And entertaining to boot! At ninety one Edwin Wilson is still sharing his vast theatrical knowledge in his own candid, inimitable way. …

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 01:18PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Charlie Chaplin: A Man of the World - illuminating new documentary by Oscar E. Moore

The documentary Charlie Chaplin: A Man of the World sheds light on Chaplin's Romany gypsy roots. It was written and directed by his grand-daughter Carmen Chaplin.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:06AM
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Joel Grey on CARONAVIRUS and THEATER by Oscar E. Moore

Life in the theater after shutdown

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:18AM
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Folies Bergere - 1935 musical starring Maurice Chevalier, Ann Southern, Merle Oberon by Oscar E. Moore

An unexpected delight! 1935 musical comedy that is one of the best of the period.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 02:42PM
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…

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:33PM
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.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:48AM
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

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 07:36AM
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.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:48PM
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.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 11:06AM
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.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 12:12PM
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?

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 09:36AM
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

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 10:24AM
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.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 04:06PM
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

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 10:06AM
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.

SOURCE: Talk Entertainment at 08:12AM