All stories by Toby Zinman on BroadwayStars

Sunday, March 1, 2020

THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM (IRT): What went wrong? by Toby Zinman

Sebastian Barry, author of The Steward of Christendom, is a major Irish playwright. I am a major fan of Irish drama. Irish Heritage Theatre, whose production of Steward just opened...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

[nyc] THE HEADLANDS (Lincoln Center): Unraveling a family history by Toby Zinman

Families, as we know, have secrets

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[nyc] CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (Signature Theatre): Rocking Off-Broadway by Toby Zinman

Playwright Lauren Yee’s script is really two shows: an old-fashioned rock concert uncomfortably yoked to a somber history drama.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

HELLO DOLLY! (touring): 60-second review by Toby Zinman

They sure don’t write them like this anymore. 

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Monday, February 10, 2020

FOOL FOR LOVE (EgoPo): Secrets, raw passion, and danger by Toby Zinman

Sam Shepard can set up a world like nobody else

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW (Inis Nua): 60-second review by Toby Zinman

This solo show is performed by Satchel Williams, who can best be described as adorbs. 

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

[nyc] MEDEA (BAM): Euripides should sue by Toby Zinman

British auteur-director Simon Stone has rewritten the ancient Greek tragedy, Medea,  to fit the contours of the contemporary world 

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MAN OF GOD (InterAct): Worthy of praise by Toby Zinman

Anna Moench's new, short, fascinating play is not to be missed.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

MY GENERAL TUBMAN (Arden): Ancestors calling by Toby Zinman

Time travel as spiritual reality and a throbbing moral obligation

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Friday, January 17, 2020

THURGOOD (Walnut Street): A supreme life by Toby Zinman

Johnnie Hobbs Jr. stars in a biographical play about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

THE VERTICAL HOUR (Lantern): Still means something by Toby Zinman

David Hare has the uncanny knack of being able to talk out of both sides of his mouth.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

CHESS: THE MUSICAL (11th Hour): Cold War on the board by Toby Zinman

The precision and sense of drama makes you almost forget this is a concert and not a fully staged production.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

THE BAND’S VISIT (National tour at Academy of Music): Lost in transit by Toby Zinman

The musicians are terrific and there are some sweet moments, but too much is lost

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Monday, November 25, 2019

AN ILIAD (Arden): Rage returns to Ilium by Toby Zinman

A bold, visceral performance giving the strong script its due.

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[nyc] YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA (Signature Theatre): Times change by Toby Zinman

The style—despite a major cast—might be best described as wooden realism

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[nyc] PUMPGIRL (Irish Repertory Theatre): Things are fine in Irish drama by Toby Zinman

Everywhere you turn, there’s another Irish play, and each seems better than the last.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

SHREK THE MUSICAL (Walnut Street): 60-second review by Toby Zinman

A witty as well as funny musical that brought the happy house game.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

SUNSET BABY (Azuka): A shining lead performance by Toby Zinman

Victoria Aaliyah Goins shines in a new play by a hot young playwright

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

EUREKA DAY (InterAct): An infectious satire by Toby Zinman

No easy answers, no good guys/bad guys; it’s life as we cope with it, only funnier.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

'Apologia' at the Roundabout Theatre: Talky, unpersuasive, annoying by Toby Zinman

Stockard Channing and Hugh Dancy star in this abrasive family drama, an intellectual soap opera aspiring to tragedy.

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"King Kong" comes to Broadway, and it -- Kong, that is -- is a knockout by Toby Zinman

"King Kong" has arrived on Broadway. The show manages, while not being the greatest musical per se, to be immense and immensely entertaining. The star of the show, the star of the night, is …

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"King Kong" comes to Broadway, and it -- Kong, that is -- is a knockout by Toby Zinman

"King Kong" has arrived on Broadway. The show manages, while not being the greatest musical per se, to be immense and immensely entertaining. The star of the show, the star of the night, is …

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