Saturday, July 16, 2016

Waitress by Doug Marino

The all female dynamo creative team of Sara Bareilles (Music & Lyrics), Jessie Nelson (Book), and Diane Paulus (Director) have turned Adrenne Shelly's (Motion Picture) work into a divine…

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Friday, July 15, 2016

A Class Act by Doug Marino

 In a new work by Norman Shabel over at the New World Stages, we are treated to a legal gem.  Well written such that the audience understands the way a class action lawsuit works a…

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Out of the Mouths of Babes by Doug Marino

Now Playing over at the Cherry Lane Theater hidden down on a charming Greenwich Village street is a gem of a situation comedy written by Israel Horovitz.  The story revolves around a de…

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Imbible by Doug Marino

Now running in its second year, this little-known show, Imbible, A Spirited History of Drinking, set in the speakeasy downstairs at the Soho Playhouse on Vandam Street is an appeal…

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Total Bent by Doug Marino

 In their latest installment for the stage, Stew along with Heidi Rodewald will fill your soul with music.  This show is starting much like their last - at The Public Theatre. &nbs…

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Indecent by Doug Marino

There's something playing over at the Vineyard Theatre that is nothing short of spectacular.  Paula Vogel has penned a superb play-within-a -play based on a true story of a Yiddish thea…

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An Act of God by Doug Marino

As far as one man shows goes - this one is a romp.  Spoiler alert - it appears that God might be gay.  Don't go expecting an outer body experience.  This one rakes religion ov…

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Effect by Doug Marino

So... Lucy Prebble has a knack for details.  You might remember her for the musical, Enron.  It was a hit in London, but not so much here. (Those Brits love their American flo…

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois by Doug Marino

The first 20 minutes of Adam Rapp's play are the creepiest.  Although the creepy factor never dissipates, given the subject matter it never quite goes away.  A bi-polar man with ps…

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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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