Friday, March 27, 2015

Skylight by Doug Marino

I've only seen one other British playwright David Hare play, The Vertical Hour, and ironically it stared the same leading man.  This must mean something.  This play, Skyl…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hand to God by Doug Marino

By my calculations this is the 5th worst play I've ever seen... And I've seen a LOT of plays.  Trust me.  What makes this the 5th worst and not the 3rd worst is the fact that #1, &…

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

It Shoulda Been You by Doug Marino

Fasten your seat belts because David Hyde Pierce's directorial debut on Broadway is going to be a wild ride.  Prepare for hilarity, mix ups, and mayhem, in what just might be the funnie…

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Audience by Doug Marino

In what might be heralded as the show of the season, Dame Helen Mirren graces the stage at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre bringing Queen Elizabeth II to life right here on West 45th Street he…

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Posterity by Doug Marino

Perhaps the only downside to writing and directing a play is that you don't get enough valuable feedback.  When Doug Wright penned this gem, he should have turned the direction over to …

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The Heidi Chronicles by Doug Marino

Wendy Wasserstein certainly had something to say.  An now her bold play is back on Broadway to the delight of feminists everywhere.  There's a sense that it is just as timely as ev…

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas by Doug Marino

In what might be one of his smoothest moves yet - the always slick and sexy Tony Danza seems to have been a part of bringing a show to Broadway starring.... well, none other than himself! &n…

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Friday, March 6, 2015

The Events by Doug Marino

In what might be the most bizarre, unique, immersive, and interesting performance I have ever seen, The Events, an event all unto itself - part play, part documentary, part musical interlude…

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Brooklynite by Doug Marino

There's a little slice of Brooklyn invading Manhattan at the Vineyard Theatre near Union Square in Manhattan.  Fear not.  The invasion is merely a riff on chemistry, superheroes an…

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Placebo by Doug Marino

There's a new play over at Playwrights Horizons that in 100 minutes gets you thinking about life, decisions you make, and what those decisions are based on.  While the play is well acte…

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Doug Marino

Off-Broadway plays, in my humble opinion, will always be a more visceral, poignant, and biting experience than their bigger siblings on the Great White Way.  Why?  Because they can…

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Friday, February 6, 2015

The World of Extreme Happiness by Doug Marino

When a play succeeds in telling a political and social history of another people, you leave the theater with a deeper appreciation of the world around you.  Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig has pe…

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Between Riverside and Crazy by Doug Marino

As its namesake suggests - Second Stage Theater has given a second chance to a first rate off-Broadway production, Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy, originally seen last sea…

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Delicate Balance by Doug Marino

When I returned home from this play I was satiated.  However, In order to not feel like an idiot, I had to something I almost never do - read the other reviews.  Why you might ask?…

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Cafe Society Swing by Doug Marino

A rockin' live Jazz band on stage, cool-as-cats vocalists, and a wildly true story about the first un-segregated Jazz club in New York City are the ingredients in this impressive walk down m…

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Constellations by Doug Marino

For 80 minutes on a Broadway stage, Roland (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Marianne (Ruth Wilson) manage to thoroughly engage you in a pastiche of possibilities, multiple dimensions of the universe, u…

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Into The Woods by Doug Marino

With a blockbuster holiday movie on the horizon in just a few days, I am once again bewildered by Roundabout Theater Company's decisions to put plays on the stage.  But despite the…

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pocatello by Doug Marino

There's a new play on at Playwrights Horizons and it has a little bit of sexy-star-sizzle.  The always adorable and boyishly handsome T.R. Knight  (Eddie) takes the helm of Samuel …

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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Invisible Hand by Doug Marino

A force to be reckoned with, Ayad Akhtar has penned yet another powerful drama now playing out on the stage at New York Theatre Workshop.  He's currently on Broadway representing his Pu…

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Friday, November 21, 2014

On A Stool at the End of the Bar by Doug Marino

A new play by Robert Callely had its debut over at 59E59 Theaters.  I always enjoy seeing different things over on the east side in the intimate theaters.  The productions that gra…

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Love Letters by Doug Marino

A. R. Gurney admits it right up front in his script - "This is a play, or rather a sort-of-a-play, which needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and…

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Friday, November 7, 2014

You Can't Take It With You by Doug Marino

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's stale and dated play is currently exploding (literally) on stage at the Longacre Theatre in a 3rd Broadway revival since it was written in 1936.  This …

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Grand Concourse by Doug Marino

What we have here is one of the most realistic and naturally constructed plays I have seen in a long while.  Heidi Schreck writes like people speak, and think, and wonder.  Kip Fag…

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Found by Doug Marino

Just when you thought all the original ideas have dried up and creativity has gone the way of the Ford Packard, along comes Hunter Bell & Lee Overtree (Book) and Eli Bolin (Music and Lyr…

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Real Thing by Doug Marino

Tom Stoppard is certainly on a roll.  He, like his compadre Terrence McNally, has two plays running concurrently, in this case, both at the Roundabout Theatre Company.  His la…

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lost Lake by Doug Marino

I have to say I was a bit lost at Lost Lake.   For it's first ever public performance, the actors were remarkable.  They writing was as natural and fluid as possible.  Wh…

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Doug Marino

What a magical time on and off Broadway for Terrence McNally.  Three of his shows - two now running concurrently (Lips, It's Only a Play) and one that just closed (Mothers & Sons) a…

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scenes From a Marriage by Doug Marino

The effect is jarring.  The result is jarring.  Nothing about Ivo Van Hove's re-imagination of Ingmar Bergman's already jolting TV mini-series and later screenplay involves bliss a…

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Disgraced by Doug Marino

What's going on over at the Lyceum is nothing short of theatrical excellence.  New, fresh, culturally relevant theatre is what Disgraced, a new Pulitzer prize winning drama by Ayad Akht…

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Billy & Ray by Doug Marino

This play had good intentions. I wanted to like it.  I really did.  Especially starting the uber adorable Vincent Kartheiser (Billy Wilder).  But it wasn't.  And he wasn'…

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Indian Ink by Doug Marino

The indomitable and erudite Tom Stoppard is making a big splash both on and off Broadway this season.  The first installment of him is being presented at the Laura Pels Theater by Round…

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