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Sunday, September 25, 2022

This Beautiful Future by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If you like your W.W. II history unadulterated, you may object to a love story between a French teenage girl and a Nazi soldier even if they are inexperienced and innocent and unaware of wha…

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Fauna by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Is it possible to be completely truthful in attempting to tell the life of a famous author in a biofilm? That is the premise of Argentinian novelist and playwright Romina Paula’s "Fauna" n…

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Burn by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although Alan Cumming is a charismatic performer, the distracting video design, the often overpowering music, and the often flashing lighting by Tim Lutkin, gets in the way of viewing the sh…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sacco and Vanzetti: A New American Opera by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The finished score by Lehrman is 50% music he created based on themes by Blitzstein: pieces of his unproduced 1932 opera "The Condemned" (an earlier work about Sacco and Vanzetti), a march, …

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Our Man in Santiago by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Mark Wilding’s "Our Man in Santiago" is billed as a “raucous political farce” but it is neither loud and noisy nor hilariously funny. Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 1974 articl…

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Aside from his ability to create multiple characters with his voice and body language, Strathairn’s physicality is remarkable in aging from a young man to a senior citizen before our eyes …

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

My Onliness by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"My Onliness," Robert Lyons’ latest stage work, is a musical homage to Polish avant-garde playwright Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (active 1918-1934) but who resurfaced during the 1960’s w…

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Monday, September 5, 2022

Los Otros by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

A fresh antidote to the usual brassy, loud rock musicals of today, "Los Otros" slows down the tempo and the sound level with a story of the experiences of two people who learn to love, cope …

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

As You Like It (Public Works) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Public Works’ musical adaptation of "As You Like It" is an enchanting evening of summer fun under the stars. Trimmed to a long one act, the story is accessible for both those who know the …

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

'Hyprov" is a delightful and surprising evening as there is no telling how it will turn out. Will the Hyprovisers be good at their improvs? Will they stay in character? How will they deal wi…

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Titanique by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Titantique" is the most hilarious musical parody to play New York in many a year. Since international superstar Céline Dion only got to sing one song at the end of James Cameron’s blockb…

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

macbitches by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

It is not until the last 15 minutes of Sophie McIntosh’s new play, "macbitches," that a dramatic event takes place. Up until then the play is mostly the chit chat of acting majors talking …

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Monday, August 15, 2022

The Inconvenient Miracle: A Mysterious Birth Musical by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Samantha Streich and Deijah Faulkner in a scene from “The Inconvenient Miracle: A Mysterious Birth Musical” at The Episcopal Actors Guild (Photo credit: Ahron R. Foster) Victor Gluck, Ed…

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Oresteia (Almeida Theatre) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If you have ever seen a play by Aeschylus, you know how static and slow they are, made up entirely of monologues and choral odes with hardly any action. It was Sophocles and Euripides who ad…

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Hit the Wall by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Jake Shore’s "Hit the Wall," though limited in its range, is very successful in its goals. It gives Adam Files and Alexandra Guerrero juicy roles as the aging mentor and the younger studen…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While the play is rooted in its original 1955 period (its language, social mores, references, three-act form), this revival directed by Joe Rosario has attempted to place it in the present f…

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Monday, July 25, 2022

The Kite Runner by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The second problem is the performance of Amir Arison, star of nine seasons on NBC’s "The Blacklist," and eight Off Broadway dramas, playing both "The Kite Runner"’s narrator and its prot…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Into the Woods by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Patina Miller as The Witch in a scene from the New York City Center Encores! Production of “Into the Woods” at the St. James Theatre (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman for …

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Sex, Grift and Death: An Evening of Plays by Steven Berkoff and Caryl Churchill by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

For its 35th anniversary, PTP/NYC (Potomac Theater Project) continues is exploration of little known British plays by major playwrights with the New York premieres of one acts by Steven Berk…

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Between the Lines by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Into the Woods" is not the only fairy tale for adults in New York right now. "Between the Lines," based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, has been turned into…

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Richard III (Free Shakespeare in the Park) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

And of his behavior Richard continues to explain, “And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, I am determined to prove a villain.” In this production we see none of this though this sp…

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Hamlet (Almeida Theatre) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Modern dress "Hamlet" productions can be problematic when the directors don’t plan out all the details. Robert Icke’s staging for London’s Almeida Theatre now at New York’s Park Aven…

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Chains by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The Mint Theater Company continues its three play mini-festival of the forgotten plays of Elizabeth Baker with "Chains." Given a polished – maybe too polished – production like the earli…

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Orchard by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Such an event is the high-tech adaptation at the Baryshnikov Arts Center calling itself "The Orchard," conceived and directed by Igor Golyak, described as based on "The Cherry Orchard" by An…

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Bedwetter by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Comedian Sarah Silverman has turned her bestselling memoir, "The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee,"  into a musical with the help of co-book writer Joshua Harmon, author of…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Mr. Parker by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Mr. Parker," the latest play by Michael McKeever whose "Daniel’s Husband" has been produced twice Off Broadway, has been given a stylish production by director Joe Brancato who also direc…

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Sky of Darkness by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Following the lead of Francis Ford Coppola’s "Apocalypse Now," Siting Yang has updated Conrad’s "Heart of Darkness" to the present but left the story mainly set in Africa. In "Sky of Dar…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona & Brooklyn by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Romeo & Bernadette" is a musical comedy worthy of the name that delivers on all counts. Mark Saltzman’s spoofing of the old story is great fun and his lines are very clever. The score…

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Fat Ham by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

James Ijames’ "Fat Ham" (all puns intended) is the latest and most successful modern riff on the Bard turning Hamlet into an expression of the Black experience while at the same time havin…

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Golden Shield by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although playwright Anchuli Felicia King’s plays have been performed in London, Washington, D.C., Staunton (Virginia), Melbourne, and Sydney, her Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-nominated "Gol…

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Three Sisters by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While this is not an in-depth interpretation and at times seems a bit superficial, Will Pomerantz’s production of "Three Sisters" is a true ensemble making it appear that these people have…

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