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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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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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