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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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Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Band’s Visit: Still the Music of the Jasmine-Scented Night by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Last season’s best new musical retains its magic with a new leading man The post The Band’s Visit: Still the Music of the Jasmine-Scented Night appeared first on New …

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Twelfth Night: A Rambunctiously Jubilant Fest in Central Park by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Singer-songwriter Shaina Taub shines in this midsummer’s night delight The post Twelfth Night: A Rambunctiously Jubilant Fest in Central Park appeared first on New York Stage …

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Head Over Heels: A New Musical With Plenty of Surprises by Steven Suskin

★★★ A rollicking Elizabethan musical, with transgender themes and a score, so to speak, by The Go-Go's. The post Head Over Heels: A New Musical With Plenty of Surprises appeared first …

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fiddler on the Roof: “If I Were a Rothschild,” in Yiddish by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Fiddler retains full enchantment in Joel Grey's Yiddish-language production The post Fiddler on the Roof: “If I Were a Rothschild,” in Yiddish appeared first on New…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Damned: Arms and the Man in the Third Reich by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Ivo van Hove returns to town with a stunning, tour-de-force version of the Visconti film classic The post The Damned: Arms and the Man in the Third Reich appeared first on New Y…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mary Page Marlowe: The Six Ages of Woman by Steven Suskin

★★★ Tracy Letts returns with an intriguing notion for a play, perhaps too streamlined for coherence The post Mary Page Marlowe: The Six Ages of Woman appeared first on New York Stage …

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Carmen Jones: Dat’s Love, Dynamite on 13th Street by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ A rip-roaring reimagining of Hammerstein’s reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen The post Carmen Jones: Dat’s Love, Dynamite on 13th Street appeared first on New York Stage…

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Girls & Boys: Carey Mulligan Astounds in Searing One-Person Play by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Dennis Kelly’s new play exceeds expectations, bolstered by a bravura performance by Carey Mulligan The post Girls & Boys: Carey Mulligan Astounds in Searing One-Person Pl…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Skintight: Beauty Is Fleeting, with Belly Laughs by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Playwright Joshua Harmon returns with his fourth consecutive rewarding comedy The post Skintight: Beauty Is Fleeting, with Belly Laughs appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Conflict: Another Impeccable Lost-but-Worthy Play at the Mint by Steven Suskin

★★★ This 1925 politics-and-romance play by a screenwriter and character actor is well revived, if unimportant The post Conflict: Another Impeccable Lost-but-Worthy Play at the Mint app…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

The Great Leap: Hoop Dreams, in Beijing and San Francisco by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Lauren Yee scores a three-pointer in her American-Chinese basketball play The post The Great Leap: Hoop Dreams, in Beijing and San Francisco appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Dan Cody’s Yacht: Early Admissions, Good Intentions by Steven Suskin

★★★ Opportunity and privilege collide in Anthony Giardina’s likably intelligent but not quite convincing play The post Dan Cody’s Yacht: Early Admissions, Good Intentions appeared …

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Our Lady of 121st Street: The Case of the Nun’s Missing Corpse by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Pulitzer-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis takes us on a wild ride with rhapsodic crests The post Our Lady of 121st Street: The Case of the Nun’s Missing Corpse appeared first on Ne…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Me and My Girl: Christian Borle Will Have You Doin’ the Lambeth Walk, Oi! by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Borle Sings & Dances & Clowns as the Boy from Down Lambeth Way The post Me and My Girl: Christian Borle Will Have You Doin’ the Lambeth Walk, Oi! appeared first on N…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dance Nation: Preteens on A Chorus Line by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Clare Barron forges new ground with her clear-eyed account twelve-year-old girls on the cusp The post Dance Nation: Preteens on A Chorus Line appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Iceman Cometh: Monumental O’Neill, with Monumental Denzel by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ George C. Wolfe and a sterling cast illuminate long night's journey of pipe dreams lost The post The Iceman Cometh: Monumental O’Neill, with Monumental Denzel appeared …

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Broadway’s Enchanted Kingdom by Steven Suskin

★★★★ J.K. Rowling’s immortal wizard vanquishes Broadway, too The post Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Broadway’s Enchanted Kingdom appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

My Fair Lady: Sher’s New Production, Warm and Tender As It Can Be by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Lerner & Loewe’s Masterwork Shines in a Masterful New Production The post My Fair Lady: Sher’s New Production, Warm and Tender As It Can Be appeared first on New Yor…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mlima’s Tale: A Monumental New Play by Lynn Nottage by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The Pultizer- and MacArthur-winnging playwright delivers a masterwork about ivory trafficking—and much more. The post Mlima’s Tale: A Monumental New Play by Lynn Nottage…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mean Girls: Tina Fey’s Little Foxes Slay Broadway by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The 2004 movie becomes a crowd-pleasing musical, with help from the wizardly Casey Nicholaw The post Mean Girls: Tina Fey’s Little Foxes Slay Broadway appeared first on New Y…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Three Tall Women: Glenda Jackson on a Ripping Albee Ride by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Glenda Jackson and Edward Albee combine for a scorching Mother's Day The post Three Tall Women: Glenda Jackson on a Ripping Albee Ride appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Yerma: Anguish in the Rain, Transplanted from Spain by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Billie Piper is astonishing as she recreates her Olivier Award-winning role in Yerma The post Yerma: Anguish in the Rain, Transplanted from Spain appeared first on New York Stag…

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Angels in America: A Fantasia for All Seasons by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Tony Kushner's modern classic soars in this new production starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane

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