All stories by Simon Saltzman on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review: Log Cabin at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

l Jordan Harrison's new satiric play charts the journey of a gay couple, a Lesbian couple and a transgender one through their humorously impassioned trans-formations

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

a charming and disarming entertainment

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review:Turning Off The Morning News at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

htt Turning Off The Morning News - a dark new comedy by Christopher Durang.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Review: The Gentleman Caller at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

Tennessee Williams and William Ingeentertainingly dramatized by Phillip Dawkins

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Review:The Sting at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

totally fresh, invigorating and fierce new musical

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review:Children of a Lesser God at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

There is plenty that is commendable and rewarding about this first Broadway revival of Mark Medoff’s 1980 Tony Award-winning play

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Review:Relevance at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

Jayne Houdyshell and Armand Pascale are the reason to see JC Lee's new play

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Review:Jerry Springer – The Opera at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

l a feat of marrying a libretto calculated to shock with lots of elegant music that doesn't

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review:A Walk With Mr.Heifetz at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

James Inverne's interesting but didactic play

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Review: Razorhurst at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

The bouncy and often raunchy score serves the integrity of the era as it propels Tilly and Kate to the end of their entertaining 90-minute visit

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: The Outsider at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

a company of expert farceurs appear committed to keeping the Paper Mill's audiences laughing louder and longer than they have in a long time

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review: The Calling at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

a taut eighty-minute play in which God's messenger is pitted against the Devil's executioner

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Review:Hundred Days at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

A stirring concept concert with narrative segues

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Review:Once on This Island at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

This musical may be small in its scope but when compared to some it achieves its own sense of grandness by being both magical and seductive— an unbeatable combination

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Review: Muswell Hill at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

the characters in Betts’s play deploy their idiosyncrasies as well as defend their ideologies cleverly, and often ruefully.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review:Shadowlands at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

William Nicholson's 1990 award winner revived off-Broadway

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review:Red Roses Green Gold at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

a show in which group participation means more than any anticipation as to what to expect next

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: Squeamish at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

Alison Fraser in solo show that delves into dark behavior

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: The Ho neymoonersat curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

Weiner's score is conventionally melodic giving a bright frame for Mill's pleasantly facile and flippant lyrics

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Review: Too Heavy for Your Pocket  at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

a thoroughly worthwhile and memorable experience

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: The Show-Off at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

worthy revival of George Kelly comedy

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: Simpatico at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

a tantalizing and entertaining intrusion into the lives of old buddies and former partners with a past as scam artists

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Report on 2017 Shaw Festival: at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

  Grab your passport and head for the Shaw Festival's fifty-fifth year in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review:Animal at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

Claire Lizzimore's play may be providing a heavy dose of the psychotic. But who will complain when its being doled out by the terrific Rebecca Hall.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: The End of Longing at curtainup.com/ http://www.curtainup.com/endoflonging17.html Matthew Perry's playwriting and stage acting debut at MCC R by Simon Saltzman

Claire Lizzimore's play may be providing a heavy dose of the psychotic. But who will complain when its being doled out by the terrific Rebecca Hall

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review: Mary Poppins at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

Mary Poppins at the Paper Mill Playhouse

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Richard III at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

this killer of a play is with verifiable certainty perversely comical

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Intimate Apparel at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's beautiful play gets a lovely revival

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: The Roundabout at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

This little known J.B. Priestly 1932 comedy belongs within the once revered "drawing room" genre wherein trifling but also unsettling issues, both romantic and familial, got their due with l…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: Charlie and the Chocolate factory at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

The exceptionally talented Christian Borle plays Willie Wonka with exhilarating ferocity. .

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hello Dollys. . .They Never Say Good-Bye at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

A recollection triggered by the latest Hello, Dolly on Broadwa

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