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Monday, December 12, 2022

Merrily We Roll Along: Opening Doors, and How! by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, and Daniel Radcliffe star in Maria Friedman's sterling revival of the Sondheim-Furth musical The post Merrily We Roll Along: Opening Doors, an…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:58PM
Sunday, November 13, 2022

The Old Man & the Pool: Mike Birbiglia Laps Up Laughs, and How! by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Life, death, and the pursuit of pizza in Brooklyn The post The Old Man & the Pool: Mike Birbiglia Laps Up Laughs, and How! appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM
Friday, November 11, 2022

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey: East Side After Dark by Steven Suskin

The Café Carlyle back in full swing, with prime entertainment The post John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey: East Side After Dark appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:03PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Parade: Triumphant Return of the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry Musical by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond lead a talented cast in a stunning production of the 1998 musical The post Parade: Triumphant Return of the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry Music…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:32PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Straight Line Crazy: Ralph Fiennes Is Straight Line Wonderful by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ David Hare distills the rise and fall of master builder Robert Moses The post Straight Line Crazy: Ralph Fiennes Is Straight Line Wonderful appeared first on New York Stage …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022

Death of a Salesman: Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke Bring Classic to Broadway by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ Acclaimed London production of Miller masterwork is admirable but not quite exceptional in transfer The post Death of a Salesman: Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke Bring C…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

1776: Founding Fathers Declare Independence, Deconstructed by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ The 1969 Revolutionary War musical is enhanced by the players but bloated by ineffective tinkering The post 1776: Founding Fathers Declare Independence, Deconstructed appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:55PM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt: Stoppard Examines His Roots, in Extraordinary Fashion   by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The philosophically loquacious playwright switches gears with a gripping personal chronicle The post Leopoldstadt: Stoppard Examines His Roots, in Extraordinary Fashion   ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Bedwetter: A Laughing Matter, from Sarah Silverman by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Wickedly funny new musical about a sharp-tongued pre-teen with issues demonstrates growing pains    The post The Bedwetter: A Laughing Matter, from Sarah Silverman appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Into the Woods: Sondheim Leads Encores Out of Darkness by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Sarah Bareilles, Neil Patrick Harris, Gavin Creel, and more head the cast of Lear deBessonet’s delightful production The post Into the Woods: Sondheim Leads Encores Out of …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:54PM
Monday, May 2, 2022

A Case for the Existence of God: Compellingly Good, from Samuel D. Hunter by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ David Cromer directs Kyle Beltran and Will Brill in dynamic new American play The post A Case for the Existence of God: Compellingly Good, from Samuel D. Hunter appeared firs…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

From Paris: Tartuffe Stripped Bare (Literally) by Ivo van Hove by Steven Suskin

The Comédie-Française presents a stunningly vibrant new/old version of the classic comedy The post From Paris: Tartuffe Stripped Bare (Literally) by Ivo van Hove appeared first on New York…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:31PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

John Pizzarelli: Songs of Stage and Screen, at the Carlyle by Steven Suskin

The jazz great and his guitar make a most welcome return to New York's most celebrated nightclub The post John Pizzarelli: Songs of Stage and Screen, at the Carlyle appeared first on New Y…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:49PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Suffs: New Musical Wins by a Landslide by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Shaina Taub writes and stars in an exciting new musical saluting a band of forgotten but exceptional American heroes The post Suffs: New Musical Wins by a Landslide appeared …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:25PM
Thursday, March 24, 2022

To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim by Steven Suskin

A personal salute to the Master, exceptionally performed The post To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:42PM
Monday, March 21, 2022

At the Wedding: Of Canapés and Cannibals by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Nuptials upended by hilarity in Bryn Turner play at Lincoln Center Theater The post At the Wedding: Of Canapés and Cannibals appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:58PM
Friday, March 11, 2022

Anyone Can Whistle: Famously Troubled Musical, Flaws Magnified by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ Santino Fontana and Elizabeth Stanley shine in an under-rehearsed semi-staging of the Sondheim-Laurents not-quite-masterwork The post Anyone Can Whistle: Famously Troubled Mu…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:23AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Daughter-in-Law: Sons and Lovers and Clinging Mums by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ The Mint returns with D.H. Lawrence’s posthumously unearthed “problem play” The post The Daughter-in-Law: Sons and Lovers and Clinging Mums appeared first on New York S…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Tap Dance Kid: A Boy and His Tap Shoes by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ Fabulous Feet, and a lot of them, at City Center The post The Tap Dance Kid: A Boy and His Tap Shoes appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:46PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Clyde’s: Zestfully Tasty New Play from Lynn Nottage, with Cilantro and Dill by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Tasty new play features strong cast conjuring fantastically metaphoric sandwiches The post Clyde’s: Zestfully Tasty New Play from Lynn Nottage, with Cilantro and Dill appe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Baby: Charm-filled Maltby-Shire Musical Makes a Welcome Return by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ Out of the Box Theatrics offers a diverse and inclusive redraft of the 1983 parenthood musical The post Baby: Charm-filled Maltby-Shire Musical Makes a Welcome Return appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:50PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Caroline, or Change: Sharon D Clarke Offers a Bracing Performance in Tesori-Kushner Musical by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ UK-originated revival demonstrates the power and scope of 2004 chamber musical The post Caroline, or Change: Sharon D Clarke Offers a Bracing Performance in Tesori-Kushner M…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

American Utopia: David Byrne and His Merry Band Lift Us Back to Our Feet by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Byrne, choreographer Annie-B Parsons, and musicians set St. James rocking The post American Utopia: David Byrne and His Merry Band Lift Us Back to Our Feet appeared first on …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy: Astonishing Sam Mendes Production Finally Reaches Broadway by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester altogether triumphant as the Brothers Lehman The post The Lehman Trilogy: Astonishing Sam Mendes Production Finally Reache…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:20PM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Six: Hold on to Your Heads, with Cheers and Huzzahs! by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The musical juggernaut about displaced royals delivers, with flair, exuberance, and high style The post Six: Hold on to Your Heads, with Cheers and Huzzahs! appeared first on…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:46PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: Despair, Dread, Dance, and Lasagna by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Richard Nelson triumphantly completes his Rhinebeck Panorama, with Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders leading the troupe The post What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: Despai…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:12PM
Monday, August 9, 2021

Merry Wives: Rambunctious Romp from The Public by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Playwright Jocelyn Bioh and director Saheem Ali bring Falstaffian hijinks to Shakespeare in the Park The post Merry Wives: Rambunctious Romp from The Public appeared first on…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Putting It Together: Lapine and Sondheim (and Bernadette and Mandy), Via Town Hall by Steven Suskin

A candid discussion about the creation of 'Sunday in the Park with George,' from the creators The post Putting It Together: Lapine and Sondheim (and Bernadette and Mandy), Via Town Hall app…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:52PM
Friday, March 19, 2021

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Outlandish Comedy Is as Funny as It Gets by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver, and Kristine Nielsen in Christopher Durang's convulsively neo-Chekhovian Disneyish idyll The post Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Ou…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:44PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Last Five Years: Jason Robert Brown’s Dissection of Marriage, in Song by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Dynamic two-character musical more than retains its power under the spell of Tony-winning director Jason Michael Webb The post The Last Five Years: Jason Robert Brown’s Dis…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:17PM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: A Minor Portion of Guettel’s Major Song Cycle by Steven Suskin

The second installment doesn't have quite the power of the first, nor the likely power of the forthcoming final two chapters The post Myths and Hymns Chapter 2, Work: A Minor Portion of Guet…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:22PM

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