All stories by Sandy MacDonald on BroadwayStars

Monday, May 20, 2019

WARTIME MISSIVES by Sandy MacDonald

We get a privileged glimpse of WWII resistance through a real-life couple s letters.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

TROPES AND TRICKS by Sandy MacDonald

This well-oiled exercise in classic farce lacks that special sauce.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

GIRLISH RIVALRY by Sandy MacDonald

You’re likely to come away both chastened and cheered by Tori Sampson s tale of girls caught in the beauty trap.

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WAR AT HOME by Sandy MacDonald

Escalation is the name of the game in this story of two families on either side of high school bullying.

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WORKERS' RIGHTS by Sandy MacDonald

Classic Stage Company presents a pared-down, timely portrait of the downtrodden proletariat.

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BLACK EXODUS by Sandy MacDonald

Promising new playwright Jordan E. Cooper gives a high-speed crash course in race relations.

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KNOCKOFF PYTHON by Sandy MacDonald

Taste is not a strong point in this spoof of Anglo-American relations mid-WWII.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

LOVE LIVES ON by Sandy MacDonald

Calvin Trillin brings a real-life love story back to life.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

THE ODDEST COUPLE by Sandy MacDonald

Sebastian Barry s latest about two cellmates growing close is just too ludicrous to buy into.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

FOREIGN TONGUES by Sandy MacDonald

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour builds a unique dramatic device that’s all heart.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

DISJOINTED BIOGRAPHY by Sandy MacDonald

The musicians are skilled, but the story about conductor Arturo Toscanini is steeped in sentimentality and smarminess.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

AVENGING ANGEL by Sandy MacDonald

A promising young playwright plumbs the vicissitudes of recovery.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

STUNTED DEVELOPMENT by Sandy MacDonald

Excellent acting pays off in this domestic drama.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

KEEPING WITH TRADITION by Sandy MacDonald

The schmaltz goes down more easily in Joel Grey s deft production.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

UPPERS AND DOWNERS by Sandy MacDonald

This spirited revival delivers a relatively swift descent into hell.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES by Sandy MacDonald

A little-known prequel to D-Day is brought to light in this high-spirited tragicomedy.

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TASTY TREAT by Sandy MacDonald

Sondheim’s glorious score rings out in this intimate, immersive staging.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FAMILY STRUGGLES by Sandy MacDonald

Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon alternate lead roles in this sturdy revival.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

LABOR OF LOVE by Sandy MacDonald

Bette Midler is every bit as superb as you’ve heard.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BRITTLE BONES by Sandy MacDonald

The colorful, quirky movie loses its magic on the way to the stage.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

JAKE OF ALL TRADES by Sandy MacDonald

Jake Gyllenhaal takes to the musical stage like a tested pro in what is unfortunately a budget production.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

MOTLEY CREW by Sandy MacDonald

Justice is served in this out-of-the-box rendering of Shakespeare.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

BLENDED FAMILIES by Sandy MacDonald

William Finn’s 1992 portrait of an unconventional clan proves its staying power.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: "A Taste of Honey" is bittersweet at Pearl Theatre Company by Sandy MacDonald

The mystery is why Shelagh Delaney's funny, touching & extraordinarily prescient 1958 play has sat on the shelf so long. It is no mystery that REBEKAH BROCKMAN is a revelation in the role o…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GET IT WHILE YOU CAN by Sandy MacDonald

A brilliant cast suffuses a potential downer of a musical with light and laughs.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

STAR-CROSSED by Sandy MacDonald

Self-interested adults do their best to thwart a budding romance.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

WAVES OF LOVE by Sandy MacDonald

This top-shelf musical revival makes 1934 Budapest feel brand new.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

HIDDEN IDENTITIES by Sandy MacDonald

A fractured folk tale from the 70s roars back to life in this inspired revival.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

GENERATION ROCK by Sandy MacDonald

The stage version proves a worthy successor to the film, fuled by dazzling underage talent.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

SMOTHER MOTHER by Sandy MacDonald

Inspired design and perfectly cast actors breathe new life into a classic.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

RODEO ROMANCE by Sandy MacDonald

There’s plenty of passion but little spark in this reboot of Sam Shepard’s 1983 psychodrama.

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