Wednesday, March 15, 2023
★★★☆☆ Suzan-Lori Parks musicalizes the 1972 film with a skilled cast and crew but sugarcoats the original's gritty realism
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Friday, March 10, 2023
★★★★☆ A trio of differently abled performers embody Ryan J. Haddad’s rollicking collection of real-life tales.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
★★★★☆ With this, her first produced work, Nottage tossed out the rulebook for "well-made" plays and came up with a doozy.
The post Crumbs from the Table of Joy: Nearly Three Decade…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:58PM
Monday, March 6, 2023
★★☆☆☆ Anyone who attempts to tread in Wilde's footsteps had better be devilishly adroit – sadly not the case in this clumsy exercise.
The post The Rewards of Being Frank: A Wilde…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:40PM
Thursday, March 2, 2023
★★★★★ Alexander Zeldin's “you-are-there” study of a London housing shelter delivers edge-of-the-seat impact
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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
★★★☆☆ Hovering midway between parody and homage, this modernist rendering of a justifiable classic proves neither illuminating nor much fun.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
★★★★★ Finally, a kiddie show with an on-point message, snazzily presented.
The post Hip Hop Cinderella: A Clever Update Leaps Far into the Future appeared first on New York Stage R…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:58PM
Monday, February 6, 2023
★★★☆☆ Maybe take a step back if your babysitter offers to "co-parent"? A cautionary tale from the mommy-wars front.
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Sunday, December 18, 2022
Alt-darling Justin Vivian Bond celebrates the true spirit of the season.
The post Oh Mary, It’s Christmas!: Justin Vivian Bond brings joy to Joe’s Pub appeared first on New York Stage Re…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:03PM
Thursday, December 15, 2022
★★★★★ With words and gestures alone, Eddie Izzard recreates Dickens' beloved bildungsroman.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
★★★★☆ What with all the treacle on offer this month, you may savor something a little more spicy.
The post Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments: Boldly O’erleaping the Bounda…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Monday, December 5, 2022
★★★★★ Traversing the entire Black experience in the U.S., “Mo’” is a bumpy ride – one you don’t want to miss.
The post Ain’t No Mo’: Three Centuries of Oppression, pa…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:25PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022
★★★★☆ The inventive, nonexploitative circus flies high in this, its 45th embodiment.
The post Big Apple Circus: It’s Back and Buoyant, with a Message appeared first on New York S…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:50PM
Sunday, November 20, 2022
★★☆☆☆ The entire Judeo-Christian creation myth, wrapped in one woman's very trying week.
The post The Gett: The Epic Story of Creation, Cut Down to Human Size appeared first on New…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
★★★☆☆ A rare opportunity to hang out with London's witty literary crowd, circa 1770.
The post Boswell: History Comes to Life, Juicily, in This Clever Bio-Play appeared first on Ne…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022
★★★★★ The last chapter in a young girl's abbreviated life proves heartwarmingly hilarious
The post Kimberly Akimbo: A Doomed Teen Valiantly Seizes the Day appeared first on New Yor…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Monday, November 7, 2022
★★☆☆☆ Unimaginatively script aside, this rehashed fairy tale features some spectacular dancing.
The post Only Gold: At Least the Dancing Shines appeared first on New York Stage Re…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:06PM
Sunday, November 6, 2022
★★★★☆ Playwright Noah Diaz probes one salient flaw in the human condition: mortality.
The post You Will Get Sick: Laughter Laced with Malaise appeared first on New York Stage Revie…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:58PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022
★★★☆☆ Newcomer Casey Likes shines as a 15-year-old rock-journo wannabe, growing up fast in 1973.
The post ALMOST FAMOUS: ALMOST FABULOUS, BUT FLAWED appeared first on New York Sta…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
★★★★☆ Portraying the acclaimed late author, an equally celebrated actor acclimates us to the inevitability of loss.
The post The Year of Magical Thinking: Kathleen Chalfant Brings …SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:01PM
Sunday, October 30, 2022
★★☆☆☆ Jim Parsons puts in minimal effort in portraying a driven, passionate "nobody."
The post A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE: THE TITLE IS PERHAPS ALL TOO APT appeared first on New York S…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:58PM
Thursday, October 27, 2022
★★★★☆ Has God left the building? Nine religious professionals, of varied faiths, suspect that the party may be over.
The post The Unbelieving: Agnostics Anonymous — Renegade Prea…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:51PM
Saturday, October 22, 2022
★★★☆☆ Two women barricade themselves against the outside world and seek refuge in one another's company.
The post Montag: A Female Odd Couple Sits Out a Crisis appeared first on Ne…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:55PM
Friday, October 21, 2022
★★★★☆ Relive the agonies of your first romantic entanglements -- prompted by an extraordinarily honest and insightful sympathizer.
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Thursday, October 20, 2022
★★★★★ It's a story as old as Cain and Abel, but Suzan-Lori Parks made it contemporary and compelling -- a neo-classic.
The post Topdog/Underdog: Keep your eye on the winner — but…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
★★★★☆ Reed and Ephraim Birney (father and son) recreate a doctor-patient relationship from 1945 that delivers equal parts shock and awe.
The post Chester Bailey: A Civilian Casualt…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
★★★★☆ The course of true love endures some rough -- but riveting -- turns in Emma Rice's imaginative musical rendering.
The post Wuthering Heights: Happily a Bit Extra appeared fir…SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Monday, October 3, 2022
★★☆☆☆ Why flatten the affect of two powerful orators? Baldwin's points bear repeating; Buckley's condescension rankles as ever.
The post Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge: Verbatim …SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:30PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022
★★☆☆☆ An immigrant tale packed with tragedy forfeits urgency when too artfully pixelated.
The post american (tele)visions: ‘80s Nostalgia Adorns a Standard Family Saga appeared …SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:15PM
Thursday, September 15, 2022
★★★★☆ David Strathairn stirringly embodies a hero who tried to alert the Allies to Hitler’s ultimate goal
The post Remember This: A Vital Message Goes Unheeded appeared first …SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The notion of "happily ever after" gets a fresh twist in this page-to-stage adaptation of Between the Lines
Indecent. The Kite Runner. How I Learned to Drive. Jagged Little Pill. During her …SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM