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Thursday, March 21, 2019

I Married an Angel: A Rodgers and Hart Encore at Encores! by Steven Suskin

★★★ The highly praised fantasy musical from 1938 looks earthbound 80 years later The post I Married an Angel: A Rodgers and Hart Encore at Encores! appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Mother: Family Affairs Française, Outside Buffalo by Steven Suskin

★★ Florian Zeller follows up his sterling The Father with a less-intriguing The Mother The post The Mother: Family Affairs Française, Outside Buffalo appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Cake: Marriage, Bigotry, and Pink Lemonade Buttercream by Steven Suskin

★★★ Debra Jo Rupp scores as a bigoted baker in Bekah Brunstetter’s new play at Manhattan Theatre Club The post The Cake: Marriage, Bigotry, and Pink Lemonade Buttercream appeared fir…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

The Day Before Spring: Early Lerner and Loewe, on Their Way by Steven Suskin

★★★ The York’s exhumation of an all-but-lost musical exhibits songwriters on the verge of greatness The post The Day Before Spring: Early Lerner and Loewe, on Their Way appeared firs…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Call Me Madam: Political Satire 70 Years Later, Without Ethel Merman by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Encores’ latest is a thorough charmer, though not quite the blockbuster it could be The post Call Me Madam: Political Satire 70 Years Later, Without Ethel Merman appeared firs…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

My Fair Lady: Benanti and Burstein Enhance the Enchantment of Lerner and Loewe Classic by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Stellar cast replacements make this excellent production even better The post My Fair Lady: Benanti and Burstein Enhance the Enchantment of Lerner and Loewe Classic appeared …

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Choir Boy: Tarell Alvin McCraney Reaches Broadway, Finally by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ McCraney’s prep school play is rousing and intensely spiritual entertainment The post Choir Boy: Tarell Alvin McCraney Reaches Broadway, Finally appeared first on New York …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee’s Classic Makes Magnificent Theater by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Atticus, Scout, Jem and the rest exquisitely reimagined by Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher The post To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee’s Classic Makes Magnificent Theater app…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine: Lynn Nottage on a Comic Escapade by Steven Suskin

★★★★ This early play by the two-time Pulitzer-winner is a comedy lark The post Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine: Lynn Nottage on a Comic Escapade appeared first on New York …

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Jungle: Masterful, Timely, and Devastating Living Theater by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ This latest excellent UK import brings the European Refugee Crisis to our shores The post The Jungle: Masterful, Timely, and Devastating Living Theater appeared first on New…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Chorus Line: One Singular Sensation All Over Again by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Michael Bennett’s masterwork is back, and as powerful as ever The post A Chorus Line: One Singular Sensation All Over Again appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Audra McDonald: In Performance and Conversation at Town Hall by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The six-time Tony winner is her usual exceptional self in a one-night-only visit to Town Hall The post Audra McDonald: In Performance and Conversation at Town Hall appeared firs…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The New One: And Papa Makes Three, With Nonstop Laughter by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia is pulled into fatherhood, with hilarious and heartwarming results The post The New One: And Papa Makes Three, With Nonstop Laughter appeared f…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

King Kong: B’way Agape Over Ape by Steven Suskin

★★ This misguided musical colossus, in New York after repeated rewrites, proves underwhelming The post King Kong: B’way Agape Over Ape appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Days of Rage: Dropouts, Protests, and the SDS by Steven Suskin

★★ Steven Levenson, the Dear Evan Hansen librettist, returns with a sixties problem play The post Days of Rage: Dropouts, Protests, and the SDS appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Lewiston/Clarkston: Westward Ho! 200 Years Later by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Two separate but thematically related plays by Samuel D. Hunter make for a uniquely special dramatic event The post Lewiston/Clarkston: Westward Ho! 200 Years Later appeared fir…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play: Jubilantly Funny High School Days by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Jocelyn Bioh’s Uproarious Comedy Returns to MCC The post School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play: Jubilantly Funny High School Days appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Ferryman: A Modern Masterwork from Jez Butterworth by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ This sprawling family story set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles is a contemporary classic The post The Ferryman: A Modern Masterwork from Jez Butterworth appeared fir…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ordinary Days: Keen Company Revives Adam Gwon’s Promising Musical by Steven Suskin

★★★ This perfectly pleasant chamber musical includes one breathtakingly emotional song The post Ordinary Days: Keen Company Revives Adam Gwon’s Promising Musical appeared first on Ne…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Apologia: No Apologies Necessary for Stockard Channing by Steven Suskin

★★★ The accomplished leading lady exuberantly carries a not-quite-satisfying play   The post Apologia: No Apologies Necessary for Stockard Channing appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oklahoma!: Bright Golden Haze (and Darkest Night) on the Meadow by Steven Suskin

★★★★ A brave and mostly successful rethinking of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic The post Oklahoma!: Bright Golden Haze (and Darkest Night) on the Meadow appeared first on New…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Nap: All Balled Up, in Sheffield by Steven Suskin

★★★★ One Man, Two Guvs author returns with another very funny play The post The Nap: All Balled Up, in Sheffield appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet: Bedlam’s Newest Jumbled Classic Doesn’t Quite Add Up by Steven Suskin

★★ Chekhov and Shakespeare make a mismatched pair The post Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet: Bedlam’s Newest Jumbled Classic Doesn’t Quite Add Up appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Lion King: Disney’s Pride Still Rules the Savanna by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: Disney’s Tale of Simba Remains Awe-Inspiring The post The Lion King: Disney’s Pride Still Rules the Savanna appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Young Vic’s Fun Home and the Donmar’s Aristocrats: From London by Steven Suskin

Sam Gold's London production of Fun Home retains its full magic, while Brian Friel's Aristocrats is interesting but not top tier The post The Young Vic’s Fun Home and the Donmar’s A…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Lehman Trilogy, a Thrilling Look at the American Experience: From London by Steven Suskin

An altogether terrific chronicle of money, power, and the American Way The post The Lehman Trilogy, a Thrilling Look at the American Experience: From London appeared first on New York Stage …

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Monday, September 3, 2018

McKellen’s Lear and Christie’s Witness, Both Excellent: From London by Steven Suskin

Ian McKellen makes a monumental Lear, while Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution literally goes to court The post McKellen’s Lear and Christie’s Witness, Both Excellent:…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The King and I, Both in Brilliant Form: From London by Steven Suskin

Martin McDonagh's macabre thriller and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Siamese spectacle are done to perfection The post The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The King and I, Both in Brilliant Form: Fro…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A Bracingly Bristling Jungle, Plus an Overly Wilde Earnest: From London by Steven Suskin

The Jungle is a remarkable theatrical experience; a sexualized Importance of Being Earnest works as poorly as one might suspect The post A Bracingly Bristling Jungle, Plus an Overly Wilde E…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rylance vs. Othello, plus World War II Weather: From London by Steven Suskin

Mark Rylance's Iago electrifies Othello, while D-Day forecasts bring suspenseful chills in Pressure The post Rylance vs. Othello, plus World War II Weather: From London appeared first on New…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pretty Woman: Lady Liza of the Streets Goes Hollywood by Steven Suskin

★★★ The beloved romantic comedy hit is transplanted from screen to stage, without quite enough magic The post Pretty Woman: Lady Liza of the Streets Goes Hollywood appeared first on Ne…

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