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Friday, April 7, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Thrill, Charge and Fascinate in ‘War Paint’ by Rex Reed

'War Paint' is one of those rare break-speed-records-to-get-there shows to save money for.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sam Gold Goes Gross With ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Rex Reed

No, they are not blasting for a new subway under the Belasco Theater. The noise you hear is the sound of a mortified Tennessee Williams, turning over in his grave over what pretentious hack …

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

‘Significant Other’ Brings a Dreary Theater Season to Vibrant Life by Rex Reed

In Joshua Harmon’s exuberant comedy, expertly directed by Trip Cullman, Gideon Glick does a career-defining turn as Jordan Berman.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

At the Roundabout, the Remarkable ‘On the Exhale’ and Awkward ‘Orion’ by Rex Reed

One of five showcases in New York devoted to “new and experimental works” produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in its “underground” program, the tiny Black Box Theatre, Sixth A…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

22 Years Later, Glenn Close Still Shines in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ by Rex Reed

The demented Norma remains pretty much the sole ownership of Glenn Close. People just can’t get enough of her, or 'Sunset Boulevard.'

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lucas Hedges Turns Disappointing ‘Yen’ Into a Must-See Experience Off Broadway by Rex Reed

Lucas Hedges, Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Manchester by the Sea, makes his New York stage debut a must-see experience.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

‘The Present,’ Despite Cate Blanchett, Might Be the Worst Play to Ever Hit Broadway by Rex Reed

'The Present' is a relentless three-hour pile of noisy, pointless and pretentious junk starring Cate Blanchett.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

‘The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey’ Is an Interactive Look at a Macabre Icon by Rex Reed

'The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey' Off Broadway is an intriguing lure into the unhinged world of an erratic queer potato.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Brilliant Ben Platt Elevates the Mediocre ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Rex Reed

It's Ben Platt who earns the affectionate audience responses, not the Evan Hansen created in the one-note, one-dimensional pop tunes.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

‘A Bronx Tale’ Is a Surprising Delight, Guaranteed to Entertain by Rex Reed

'A Bronx Tale' on Broadway, with take-home tunes, a first-rate cast and lively choreography, clicks like a new Rolex.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

‘Dead Poets Society’ Finds New Life Off Broadway by Rex Reed

The latest in a long line of dust-offs is the current production of 'Dead Poets Society' off Broadway.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

With ‘Sweat’, Pulitzer Prize-Winner Lynn Nottage Hits Another Nerve by Rex Reed

Lynn Nottage's 'Sweat' is an evening of sobering, well-crafted food for thought.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ With Liev Schrieber Is Too Tame to Titillate by Rex Reed

I’ve seen excellent productions of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, including five movies. This is not one of them.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Stop the Presses: Old, Tired ‘The Front Page’ Limps Back to Broadway by Rex Reed

Broadway's 'The Front Page', with John Goodman and Nathan Lane, is directed with forced energy that makes it feel phony as a wooden nickel.

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Not Much of ‘A Life:’ Adam Bock’s Off-Broadway Bore is Dead on Arrival by Rex Reed

'A Life' makes not one lick of sense. It’s only 85 minutes long with no intermission but seems like a week at hard labor.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Irving Berlin Jukebox Musical ‘Holiday Inn’ is as Sweet as a Sugar Plum by Rex Reed

'Holiday Inn' is a nice, entertaining, totally derivative but heartfelt musical eggnog without much originality but plenty of energy.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

All the Ways to Love ‘All the Ways to Say I Love You’ by Rex Reed

It’s always thrilling to watch veteran actress Judith Light wear one of the many masks of comedy and tragedy in the trunk of theatrical disguises she uses to enchant, mesmerize and grip he…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

‘Five Nights in Maine’ Is Inconsequential, Despite the Superb Dianne Wiest by Rex Reed

A pair of superb central performances by Dianne Wiest and David Oyelowo bookmark 'Five Nights in Maine', a slight but poignant drama.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

‘Equals’ Is a Sci-Fi Hat Tip to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Rex Reed

Drake Doremus’ new film Equals is a futuristic Romeo and Juliet knockoff set in a cold, dystopian society called The Collective.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

‘The Rose Tattoo’ Opens Williamstown Theatre Festival by Rex Reed

Rex Reed reviews the theater.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Genius Behind ‘Genius’ by Rex Reed

Michael Grandage’s directorial debut focuses on the personal and professional relationship between legendary editor Maxwell Perkins and Thomas Wolfe.

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Taking the Joy Out of Joyce by Rex Reed

'Himself and Nora' is an exercise in atonal somnambulism.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cirque du Soleil Brings Its Acrobatic Extravaganza to Broadway by Rex Reed

Rex Reed reviews the theater.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Trials of Oscar Wilde by Rex Reed

A glorious new production of 'The Judas Kiss' runs through mid-June at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

‘Waitress’ is a Blue Plate Disaster by Rex Reed

Rex Reed reviews the theater.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Musical Adaptation of ‘American Psycho’ Is as Depressing as It Is Distressing by Rex Reed

Rex Reed reviews the latest theater offerings.

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016

James Cagney Comes to Life in a Brilliant Off-Broadway Musical by Rex Reed

Rex Reed reviews the theater.

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