Saturday, May 21, 2016

White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Doug Marino

Quite possibly one of the most mysterious, unique, and highly secretive show running today, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, for the un-initiated, is a play performed sight-unseen by an actor only o…

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Indian Summer by Doug Marino

Gregory S. Moss is indeed a talented playwright.  In his latest installment at Playwrights Horizons we are treated to a summer romance between two innocent high school kids.  Of co…

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Incognito by Doug Marino

Nick Payne certainly has a niche genre that has been playing out on the stage at Manhattan Theatre Club.  Neuro-cognative science and memory are the unique and intriguing substance for …

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A Better Place by Doug Marino

Despite several decent aspects of this show, I could not shake the feeling that I was mis-sold on what I was going to see and it was not overcome by what I actually saw. The show is sold as …

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Hadestown by Doug Marino

Like many of the productions at New York Theatre Workshop, Hadestown is a superbly interpretive and entertaining work of story told through music.  With a musical score by Anais Mitchel…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen by Doug Marino

I've never felt so torn about the review of a show as I have after attending an evening at Second Stage to watch Dear Evan Hansen.  The title represents a key document in the teen-angst…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Fully Committed by Doug Marino

I thought I'd be rolling in the aisle.  I thought my sides would hurt from laughing too much. How could it not be good?  A cute, funny, gay-boy playing the part of a haggered high-…

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Death for Five Voices by Doug Marino

Peter Mills, a multi award-winning composer, is responsible for this magnificent, sweeping, and lush musical along with the artistic director of Prospect Theater Company …

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tuck Everlasting by Doug Marino

The producers (and there are many) of this show have assembled perhaps the finest creatives available on Broadway and have made the best casting decisions possible.  Book writers Claudi…

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Battle of Central Park by Doug Marino

Playwright Andrew Massey stumbled onto Robert Moses in a car ride in the Bronx.  He stumbled on Joseph Papp in his college drama class.  I bet he never thought he would write a pla…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

American Psycho by Doug Marino

In the rehearsal room this show must come off like a a giant snooze fest with little entertainment value.  The fact that is is even on Broadway is a testament to the people who sold thi…

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Friday, March 25, 2016

The Robber Bridegroom by Doug Marino

The pure joy and toe-tappin' excitement over at the Laura Pels Theatre at Roundabout Theater Company is absolutely not to be missed.  Brilliant director, Alex Timbers, brings …

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Father by Doug Marino

I never doubted for one second that Langella would shine.  In its American debut at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Father, by Florian Zeller is a master class in acting and story telling. …

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Antlia Pneumatica by Doug Marino

Anne Washburn is at it again.  I did not see her last play, Mr. Burns, which has been described as leaving you "dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas".  Antlia Pneumatica se…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Medea by Doug Marino

Sometimes you have to venture out of milquetoast midtown to get a re-grounding in what it means to educate in the theatre.  Having ventured up to the Harlem School for the Arts this Sun…

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Red Speedo by Doug Marino

After a tremendously impactful showing at Playwrights Horizons this fall with Christians, Lucas Hnath bring another of his works to the New York Theatre Workshop stage with less than impress…

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Boy by Doug Marino

A true very raw and tender story penned by Anna Ziegler is being presented on stage by Keen Company at The Clurman Theater on Theater Row.  At just over 90 minutes, this show packs a po…

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She Loves Me by Doug Marino

Roundabout Theatre Company has taken a musical theater gem, polished it up in a new, delightful production, and is presently dazzling audiences nightly over at Studio 54 with a star-studded …

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hold On To Me Darling by Doug Marino

In its latest installment, The Atlantic Theatre Company is presenting a modern day tale of celebrities, their decisions, the bubble they live in, the people who surround them, and those that…

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bright Star by Doug Marino

It's always a bright day on Broadway when brave souls pen a new musical.  These brave souls are famous in their own right - none other than Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.    …

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Familiar by Doug Marino

Playwright, Danai Gurira, can have it any way she likes, but she will get some friendly advice here.  She's penned a terrific story, Familiar, about the emotional struggles of an Africa…

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Prodigal Son by Doug Marino

 In likely his most personal work, John Patrick Shanley bring us his own coming of age story in a touching, moving story of his years in attendance at a small private school in New Hamp…

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hughie by Doug Marino

The bad ones are easy to write.  The worse they are the easier it is.  This one is simple.  Do not pay Broadway prices (the box office lists the ticket prices for REGULAR seat…

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Smart People by Doug Marino

Second Stage has chosen to present likely the most self-absorbed, un-interesting, and indulgent play by what can only be described as a bitter, angry, ivy-leaguer stuck in academia-land with…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

a Man and his Prostate by Doug Marino

Over at the cozy stage at the Metropolitan Room, where we usually hear them crooning away into the night, this past weekend saw a giant of TV and Movies get back in the saddle and give a "te…

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Noises Off by Doug Marino

In what might be the most anticipated production of the season, Roundabout's 50th Anniversary, Noises Off hits the boards this week at the American Airlines Theatre. I saw the last NYC incar…

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Skeleton Crew by Doug Marino

Doing what they do best, The Atlantic Theater Company is beginning a run of what might be the most compelling and culturally relevant play of the season. Written by Dominique Morisseau, Skel…

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Fiddler on the Roof by Doug Marino

Over at the gorgeous Broadway Theatre we have another revival of a beloved classic.  I've seen a prior revival - the Alfred Molina production last in NYC. This time around we have Bartl…

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Our Mother's Brief Affair by Doug Marino

Hot off the press, Richard Greenberg's tender relatively new work hits Broadway's nail square on the head.  An almost perfect fit for the subscription theater crowd.  An old Jewish…

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School of Rock by Doug Marino

I may likely have had the most fun at what I perceived as the least anticipated show of the season.  (Ok, The Color Purple may be the actual show at that rung of the ladder, but I digre…

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Humans by Doug Marino

The wonderfully talented writer, Stephen Karam, has penned yet another potent work now on stage at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theater.  The Humans is a bare bones expose of the titular con…

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