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Friday, July 9, 2021

Chicago Theatre: ATHENAEUM THEATRE (Summer Season) by Paulanne Simmons

THE ATHENAEUM THEATRE IS BACK THIS SUMMER WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT ON ITS HISTORIC STAGES Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago’s oldest continuously operating Off-Loop theatre is back, w…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Reviews Miles for Mary at by Paulanne Simmons

Anyone who's ever been in a school office will immediately recognize the verisimilitude of the set created for The Mad Ones

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Review: It's a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play at by Paulanne Simmons

If you're finding these dim days of December are a little dimmer than usual, give your heart cheer and your soul comfort with the pure goodness of a show that celebrates people who love, com…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: Marcel + The Art of Laughter at by Paulanne Simmons

This double bill at TNFA is an amusing study in contrasts

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Friday, September 15, 2017

A CurtainUp Review: RHINOCEROS by Paulanne Simmons

Avant-garde and absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco was born in Slatina, Romania to a Romanian father and a French-Romanian mother, and he wrote mostly in French. Not surprisingly, one does …

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: AMERIKE— The Golden Land at by Paulanne Simmons

This wonderful revival by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage through early August. . .

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Review: When It's You at by Paulanne Simmons

Anna Reeder does her best to make Courtney Baron's play as as much a pleasure to watch as she is. .

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Review:Come Back Little Sheba/Picnic at by Paulanne Simmons

these William Inge plays in rep do give us a picture of middle America back in the 1950s when jobs were still plentiful and boredom was the chief demon of those living in rural America, not …

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review: Leah, the Forsaken at by Paulanne Simmons

John Augustin Daly's once popular melodrama given a new life at the tiny Metropolitan Playhouse. .

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review:God of Vengeance at by Paulanne Simmons

a wonderful opportunity to see the play that inspired Paula Vogel's Broadway bound Indecent.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review: The Golden Bride at by Paulanne Simmons

Super titles mean you don't have to speak Yiddish to enjoy this operetta. And you don't have to be Jewish. All you need is an open heart, a sense of humor and a love of life

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review:Death of a Salesman in Yiddish at by Paulanne Simmons

Arthur Miller's drama has come to be seen as a penetrating indictment of the American Dream but New Yiddish Rep's Yiddish translation opens up whole new vistas of interpretation

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Hapyy 50ish by Paulanne Simmons

often familiar, but well told 2-character musical about aging .

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Churchill" Triumphs Again by Paulanne Simmons

The warmth and wit that emanates from Churchill the man and Churchill the politician come in great part from the writing, but is also due to Ronald Keaton's very believable portrayal and Kur…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

The Sensational Josephine Baker by Paulanne Simmons

a one-woman show that takes a heartfelt look at a woman who captured the heart of many people whom she touched both personally and professionally

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Nance O'Neil at by Paulanne Simmons

The characters in the drama that surround Lizzie Borden are not much different from the rest of humanity, but minus the hatchet

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Review: The Memorandum at by Paulanne Simmons

Time marches on, and plays, even substantial ones like this one by Vaclav Havel don't always keep in step . . .

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Review: Mistakes Were Made at by Paulanne Simmons

The title of Craig Wright's new comedy refers to a play a small-time producer is desperate to get on stage, but it's clear.that the mistakes in question exist on many levels. . .

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Review: Bells Are Ringing at by Paulanne Simmons

Encores! brings back the telephone switchboard. . .

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Review: Golf: The Musical at by Paulanne Simmons

Having played throughout the United States andaround the world, this sport-y revue returns to the city of its birth

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Review: Golf: The Musical at by Paulanne Simmons

Having played throughout the United States andaround the world, this sport-y revue returns to the city of its birth

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Review: Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey at by Paulanne Simmons

If you think puppet entertainment is limited to children's shows don't miss . Wakka Wakka's story of a dying universe reborn.. . .

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Review: Hillbilly Womenat by Paulanne Simmons

this may not be as much fun as a big Broadway musical , but it touches the heart in ways that are not easily forgotten . .

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Review: Treasure Island at by Paulanne Simmons

Stevenson's adventure tale gets a lively, fun production at Brooklyn's Irondale Center . .

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Review: Blood Wedding at by Paulanne Simmons

Marvell Rep has neither the money nor the stage to recreate the galloping horses of escaping lovers or the wild celebration of the ill-fated wedding, but Leibowitz makes the audience see and…

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Off-Broadway Theater Review: SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS (Berliner Ensemble at BAM) by Paulanne Simmons

SHAKING UP SHAKESPEARE Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, only 25 of which are included in Berliner Ensemble’s Shakespeare’s Sonnets. But that is more than enough to make for an exciting the…

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Off-Broadway Theater Review: UNCLE VANYA (Pearl Theatre Company) by Paulanne Simmons

A MERRY APPROACH TO A MELANCHOLY CLASSIC These days when directors revive a classic, they have to decide whether their approach will be either to modernize the play or mount it as a period p…

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Off-Broadway Theater Review: TRADE PRACTICES (HERE at Pershing Hall on Governors Island) by Paulanne Simmons

DRAMA IN THE MARKETPLACE Trade Practices, which launches HERE’s 2014-2015 season, takes the audience on a tour into the bowels of the corporate world where deals are negotiated, promises a…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Off-Broadway Theater Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Public Theater in Central Park) by Paulanne Simmons

MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO SEE If one were only to see Shakespeare as produced by The Public Theater at the Delacorte Theater, it would be easy to come to the conclusion that all o…

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Friday, May 16, 2014

It’s Time to Boogie at The Chain Theatre by Paulanne Simmons

As long as these men can set the stage on fire, the music that is America’s greatest cultural contribution to the world will never die.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Off-Broadway Theater Review: INVENTING MARY MARTIN (York Theatre Company) by Paulanne Simmons

OUR HEARTS BELONG TO MARY, BUT THE REVUE ABOUT HER LIFE NEEDS REINVENTING The legendary actress and singer Mary Martin would have been 100 years old today, and to celebrate this centennial Y…

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