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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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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

entertaining and terrifically cast Paper Mill Playhouse production.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

this British farce glows with antic performances

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: Latin History For Morons at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

John Leguizamo turns history professor in his latest solo show Read More

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Review: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

delightfully silly concoction of murder, mystery and mayhem Read More

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Review: White Guy on the Bus at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Bruce Graham's intelligent and intense play about the unconscious, sometimes crippling, racism we all apparently harbor..

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review:Wakey, Wakey at Curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Eno's most easily embraced and most deliberately accessible playR

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

This new version by the theatrical group Third Space is notable essentially for its more free-wheeling adaptation/loose translation by David Tushingham

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review: Indian Head at curtainup.com -NJ by Simon Saltzman

New Jersey playwright Salter has filled her play with passionate voices R

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review: American Son at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

a sensational play that is driven by a long-standing social imperative made more acute by the current political climat

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: The Object Lesson at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

we are committed by our sheer curiosity about what may come next.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review: A Comedy of Tenors at curtainup.com-NJ by Simon Saltzman

a splendid ensemble and just need more time to inhabit rather than invade their roles

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Review: Jonah and Otto at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Snappy writing gives this sentimental story a real lift

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review: The Jag at curtainup.com-NJ by Simon Saltzman

Tightly structured and intense, the interaction of the three characters is beautifully developed

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review: Life Is For Living at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

We see Coward's views of a changing world In Simon Green's exemplary performance Read More

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review: Martin Luther on Trial at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

filled to the brim with witty irreverence and impassioned rhetoric

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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

No doubt that fans will swoon and sway hoot and holler to the music Read More

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Review: Out of the City at curtainup.com -NJ by Simon Saltzman

a rather cuddly little domestic comedy in which two couples, friends for thirty years, have been set up to reexamine their marital bonds and re-explore their friendship

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review:Vietgone at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

sometimes funny, occasionally exasperating and totally confounding play

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Review: Mama’s Boy at curtainup.com-NJ by Simon Saltzman

perhaps the most insightful portrait of manipulative motherhood in recent times

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Monday, October 17, 2016

eview: Disgraced at curtainup.com-NJ by Simon Saltzman

an emotions- charged consideration of familial, racial, cultural and political issues

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Review: Single Black Female at curtainup.com-NJ by Simon Saltzman

a brittle discursive rebuttal to the bad images of black women that have prevailed for so long on TV and in the movies

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Review: The Roads To Home at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

This lovely production by Primary Stages now at the Cherry Lane Theater has a sublime cast under the fine direction of Michael Wilson

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