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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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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Burn This - starring Adam Driver & Keri Russell by Oscar E. Moore

With wit and a huge heart. All the elements come together to make a most satisfying journey through the land of love

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Monday, April 22, 2019

A Bloody Mess is Sam Gold's King Lear starring Glenda Jackson by Oscar E. Moore

As Lear goes mad, one sitting and watching and listening while awaiting the end may grow madder. I did. If rosemary is for remembrance this KING LEAR should be forgotten.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Hadestown on Broadway - Bourbon Street bluesy folk opera’s trip to hell by Oscar E. Moore

A sometimes exciting, sometimes repetitive, sometimes off the track lavish sweaty and sultry production

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Monday, April 1, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me - starring author and performer Heidi Schreck on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

Heidi Schreck is quite funny and engaging and verbose and smart and a clever storyteller with an agenda. Patience and persistence and passion have paid off.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

ain't too proud - the life and times of THE TEMPTATIONS by Oscar E. Moore

Moving along at a speed much faster than a vintage LP recording thanks to a turntable and conveyor belt that seem appropriate for this well-oiled assembly line product

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Nantucket Sleigh Ride by John Guare - An hour and fifteen minutes worth of absurd farce in two acts by Oscar E. Moore

A wild romp through the memory of Edmund Gowery – a venture capitalist who once wrote a hit play “Internal Structure of Stars” - if you are adventurous

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Be More Chill the Broadway musical - Just take this pill, it's called a Squip. It's from Japan by Oscar E. Moore

Still trying to “chill out” after seeing the social media cult sensation sci-fi cautionary teenage tale of woe musical

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate! - a superb feast of a show at Studio 54 by Oscar E. Moore

Get thee hence and luxuriate in the music of Cole Porter who is on a par with Shakespeare as a master of words. “So in Love” says it all.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Aaron Sorkin's new, re-imagined, re-structured riveting look at a classic story opens on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

It’s the best of folks and the worst of folks – featuring the good the bad and the truth. An unflinching look at race relations that is as relevant today as it was then.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

True West revival starring Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano and a slew of toasters by Oscar E. Moore

Unfortunately Paul Dano is totally miscast and so half of the equation goes missing in this very uneven production. While Ethan Hawke makes up for that in spades. Perhaps a bit too much in…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Choir Boy - Religion, repression, resilience and harmony oh my by Oscar E. Moore

First produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club off-Broadway in 2013 CHOIR BOY has had some repair work done. Some further repairs are called for

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Cher Show - Vegas style. It kind of wears you down and into submission by Oscar E. Moore

Davy, a friend, summed up THE CHER SHOW succinctly as we left. “Well, it’s cheaper than going to Vegas.” I have to agree.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Network - disturbing and all too real - starring a brilliant Bryan Cranston by Oscar E. Moore

Lee Hall has adapted this eerie, frightening and pertinent production currently running at The Belasco Theatre

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Prom - is much more than the sum of its parts. It is a feel good musical. Better still, it is a feel good about yourself musical by Oscar E. Moore

A clever, tuneful, original, uproariously funny, sweet and chock full of show-stopping numbers that is at the Longacre Theatre.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

American Son - Racism, parenting and police procedure rear their ugly heads by Oscar E. Moore

Kerry Washington distraught and rapidly losing her patience with the young white officer on duty awaits hearing news about her son Jamal who has not returned home. Nine hours missing.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

King Kong - spectacular mammoth marionette falls short of saving theme park event by Oscar E. Moore

This silver back gorilla has its eyes on success in New York but unfortunately for all its technological wonders the production falls way short

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Other Josh Cohen - the "be a mensch" musical off B'way by Oscar E. Moore

A Rolaids-like cure for indigestible musicals can be found at the Westside Theatre in this very clever, tuneful and bouncy 90 minute escapist journey

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Waverly Gallery - 58 years ago Elaine May starred at the Golden Theatre - She's finally back by Oscar E. Moore

a spry 86 with all her faculties and comic instincts intact in Kenneth Lonergan's loss of memory, memory play

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Ferryman - Go. Meet the Carneys. Once you do some of the images will be etched on your mind forever by Oscar E. Moore

A fascinating, honest and true to life representation of human relationships and the sadness of love.

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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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