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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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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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