Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me by Doug Marino

In it's latest installment, it seems that Second Stage Theater either had a "budget gap" that they couldn't afford to produce their own show or just saw an opportunity to bring someone else …

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Her Opponent by Doug Marino

In today's political environment, I'm surprised this show is not getting more airtime and exposure.  Part experiment, part theatrical experience, Her Opponent seeks to open eyes and get…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Six Degrees of Separation by Doug Marino

I just had to see the first preview of John Guare's theatrical classic, Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway. After all, I never saw the movie and knew almost nothing about it except t…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lilian Hellman's The Little Foxes by Doug Marino

The only thing I did not like about this production was its title.  I hate it when an author feels that their name needs to be attached to the title - ala Edward Albee.  Now, onto …

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Daniel's Husband by Doug Marino

Who on earth WOULDN'T want to marry (Ryan Spahn).... um... i mean Daniel Bixby?  In Michael McKeever's play now in previews at the Cherry Lane Theatre, that would be Daniel's partner, M…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Church & State by Doug Marino

It's not often that a play grabs you and shakes you to the core. Church & State by Jason Odell Williams is one such play.  Presented 8 times a week over at New World Stages, Mr. Wil…

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Profane by Doug Marino

This one by Zayd Dohrn creeps up on you.  In the beginning you are quite sure there will be some cultural issues - but even up to intermission you are not entirely sure with whom they w…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Performeteria by Doug Marino

 A very interesting concept to promote off-off-Broadway. Multiple theatre comanies perform skits and short performances in a large space where the audience roams around and sees differe…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Michael Cerveris and his Accomplices by Doug Marino

The larger story here is that the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, which is a remarkable organization on Bleecker Street in NoHo, is presenting a series called Convergenc…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong by Doug Marino

 What could possibly go wrong?  In Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields' new play, just about everything is the correct answer.  Costumes, props, sets, and lighting …

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Man From Nebraska by Doug Marino

Powerhouse Tracy Letts penned a killer show several years ago - August Osage County - family drama - intense - drug fueled.  Wowza.  His latest installment off-Broadway, Man From N…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Object Lesson by Doug Marino

It seems the entire season at New York Theater Workshop is one full of "alternate theater".  In the latest installment - once again - we have a non-theater, a non-play, and an "experien…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Penitent by Doug Marino

A classic David Mamet subject without his signature style of endless cursing.  Mr. Mamet has penned a moral and ethical dilemma that really has no answer but leaves lots of questions. &…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Linda by Doug Marino

She's a power player.  She's stunning at 50 - always was and will be for quite a while longer.  She's successful, strong, and confident.  She was on a mission when she started…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tell Hector I Miss Him by Doug Marino

This is a slice through and through of one small ally in Puerto Rico but represents so much more.  An entire ethnic cast with a uniquely ethnic subject.  The bowels of Puerto Rico …

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

NEWSical by Doug Marino

It's not really that good, but it's light hearted, silly, and delivers what it promises - entertainment.  It's not really a musical, nor is it a play - it's really just like an extended…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Othello by Doug Marino

It's a hoity-toity theatre event.  The East Village.  New York Theatre Workshop.  Shakespeare reimagined.  Sam Gold directed.  Stars.  The audience physically c…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Love Love Love by Doug Marino

One of the things I most enjoyed about Mike Bartlett's play is the ease at which he gets the audience just before he slides the knife in.  Biting, cunning, humorous, and genuinely quite…

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ride The Cyclone by Doug Marino

I did not see this show in Chicago  or elsewhere, however after reviewing the photos and old new articles and reviews, it is evident to me just how much a show grows as it steps through…

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

In Transit by Doug Marino

We have a new incarnation of a show I saw off-Broadway in 2010 at 59E59 Theater.  It really does take time to stew, to mature, and frankly to get the funds to mount an attack on Br…

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Babylon Line by Doug Marino

Richard Greenberg has penned yet another fascinating character study - this time 1960's Long Island - Levittown, specifically.  There's quite a storied history to Levittown and apparent…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Rancho Viejo by Doug Marino

Where do I start?  It was Awful, with a capital 'A'.  Underlined 3 times.  No, it was not the too-late-to-leave notice given by the director (Daniel Aukin)before the show star…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Band's Visit by Doug Marino

This Atlantic show was supposed to be a Hal Prince directed musical.  Schedules conflicted and alas, we have a David Cromer directed, Itmar Moses penned, adaptation of the Eran Kolirin …

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

This Day Forward by Doug Marino

Upon a bit of reflection this was not the Nicky Silver play I expected.  However, that is not to say that I didn't enjoy it or it wasn't good.  I think Mr. Silver tried some new th…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sell/Buy/Date by Doug Marino

In another one-woman show coup - the indomitable Sarah Jones brings her cadre of characters to life in a creative, clever new show Sell/Buy/Date. Mrs. Jones brings a wide variety of characte…

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Falsettos by Doug Marino

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a revival of a much loved show now playing again on Broadway after a long rest.  Falsettos, a book by James Lapine with music and lyrics by William Finn re…

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Notes From the Field by Doug Marino

While they have cut the inappropriate sub-title from the playbill, they have not cut it from the marketing material.  While this play touches on education is is absolutely not about "do…

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tick, Tick... Boom! by Doug Marino

In what I believe is the first off-Broadway revival since its original 2001 incarnation, Keen Company has brought back Jonathan Larson's pre-rent work, Tick, Tick...Boom! in a magnificent, r…

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Vietgone by Doug Marino

Now playing over at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I at City Center is a remarkable tale - the other side of the proverbial coin - a story about the Vietnam War - told through the eyes o…

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Nat Turner in Jerusalem by Doug Marino

A well acted, heavy two hander (well really 3 but it's only two actors) is playing down at New York Theater Workshop.  Nat Turner in Jerusalem (Virginia, not Israel) is a fictional…

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A Life by Doug Marino

A powerful, humbling new play, A Life,  by Adam Bock is now playing over at Playwrights Horizons.  Mr. Bock explores life through a lonely, gay, introverted, quirky, and obsessive …

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