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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Promenade: Musical Whatnot Charms After 50 Years, Intermittently by Steven Suskin

★★★ Encores! Off-Center spotlights composer Al Carmines in this fascinatingly absurdist musical The post Promenade: Musical Whatnot Charms After 50 Years, Intermittently appeared first…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

From London: An Exceptional Death of a Salesman and a Haunting Hunt by Steven Suskin

Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke shine in the Arthur Miller classic at the Young Vic; the Almeida brings us a haunting new play The post From London: An Exceptional Death of a Salesman an…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

From London: Mamet and Malkovich Reap Bitter Wheat from Harvey Weinstein by Steven Suskin

The controversial playwright takes on a ripped-from-the-headlines sex scandal, with intriguing but uneven results The post From London: Mamet and Malkovich Reap Bitter Wheat from Harvey Wein…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

From London: Renée Fleming on the Piazza and Trevor on the Roof by Steven Suskin

Excellent new productions of The Light in the Piazza, at Southbank Centre, and Fiddler on the Roof, at the Playhouse The post From London: Renée Fleming on the Piazza and Trevor on the Ro…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

From London: Rescued Ibsen Work Crackles; a National Revival Doesn’t, Quite by Steven Suskin

Ibsen's long-overlooked Rosmersholm turns out to be terrific, while the century-old Rutherford and Son doesn't catch fire The post From London: Rescued Ibsen Work Crackles; a National Reviva…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the Long-Running Woman in Black by Steven Suskin

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winner thrives in this Donmar Warehouse production, while Stephen Mallatratt's 1989 thriller runs on and on The post From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Beautiful Girls: A Soaring Songbook Tribute to Stephen Sondheim by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The one-night salute featured fiery performances from ate Baldwin, Ashley Park, Donna Murphy, and Petula Clark The post Beautiful Girls: A Soaring Songbook Tribute to Stephen So…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Handbagged: Elizabeth vs. Maggie the Cat by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Two Queen Elizabeths and two Margaret Thatchers battle it out, with caustic wit The post Handbagged: Elizabeth vs. Maggie the Cat appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Long Lost: Donald Margulies’ Prodigal Returns, Lobbing Grenades by Steven Suskin

★★ The Pulitzer winner returns to Manhattan Theatre Club with a disappointing new family drama The post Long Lost: Donald Margulies’ Prodigal Returns, Lobbing Grenades appeared first o…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune: Acting Brilliance in the Light of the Moon by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon shine in the Terrence McNally play The post Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune: Acting Brilliance in the Light of the Moon appeared first…

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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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