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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Lady in the Dark: Victoria Clark Shines As Lady in the Spotlight by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin-Moss Hart musical in exciting form at City Center The post Lady in the Dark: Victoria Clark Shines As Lady in the Spotlight appeared first on New York St…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ink: Rupert Murdoch Against the World (and The Mirror) by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller star in a thrilling, real-life newspaper yarn The post Ink: Rupert Murdoch Against the World (and The Mirror) appeared first on New York S…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tootsie: A Man Playing a Man Playing a Woman Playing a… by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Santino Fontana shines in this new David Yazbek musical, well adapted from the 1982 film The post Tootsie: A Man Playing a Man Playing a Woman Playing a… appeared first on New…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Burn This: 1987 Dramatic Firecracker No Longer Pops by Steven Suskin

★★★ Lanford Wilson’s play, in a revival powered by Adam Driver and Keri Russell, is fitfully entertaining but not compelling The post Burn This: 1987 Dramatic Firecracker No Longer P…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Ferryman: Brilliant Play Still Blazingly Exciting with Replacements by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Jez Butterworth's play, now with Brian d'Arcy James and an accomplished American cast, is still not-to-be-missed The post The Ferryman: Brilliant Play Still Blazingly Excitin…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: Marilyn Dies Again, in Sparkling New Shed by Steven Suskin

★ Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming star in incomprehensible new whatnot at exciting new venue The post Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: Marilyn Dies Again, in Sparkling New Shed appeared first on …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Cradle Will Rock: Legendary Agitprop Musical Gets the John Doyle Treatment by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Marc Blitzstein’s 80-year-old rabble-rousing musical retains its bite The post The Cradle Will Rock: Legendary Agitprop Musical Gets the John Doyle Treatment appeared first on…

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Explains It All for You by Steven Suskin

★★★★ What is devised as a re-creation of a small-town debate turns out to be invigorating entertainment The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Explains It All …

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Lehman Trilogy: Theatrical Magnificence from Sam Mendes, at the Armory by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ This compelling chronicle of the rise and fall of the American finance family is not to be missed The post The Lehman Trilogy: Theatrical Magnificence from Sam Mendes, at the…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Smart Blonde: The Life and Times of a Beloved Broadway Funny Lady by Steven Suskin

★★★ Andréa Burns shines as the not-born-yesterday Judy Holliday The post Smart Blonde: The Life and Times of a Beloved Broadway Funny Lady appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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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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