Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: Torch Song at by Elyse Sommer

After almost half a century Harvey Fierstein's story about drag queen Arnold Beckoff's quest for a satisfying love and family life is dated, an artifact of gay history on stag…

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: The Lie at by Lizzie Loveridge

Zeller's play puts a new slant on the French reputation for a relaxed attitude towards infidelity

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: What Shadows at by Lizzie Loveridge

Hannan's play looks at the politician Enoch Powell and the impact his speech about the nation had on a generatiib

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review:No Wake at by Elyse Sommer

Playwright William Donnelly t doesn't always manage to make the glib banter and more painful undercurrents mesh fluidly, there is a lot that's heart-touching and compelling here.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: As You Like It at by Elyse Sommer

For most of its 100 minutes, John Doyle's production doubles its pleasures. That's even though the running time has probably been cut to half of its usual length and there a…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: Oslo at by Lizzie Loveridge

The big hit from Broadway arrives in London telling the tale of the most unlikely peace process in secret talks between the Israelis and the PLO.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

A CurtainUp London Review The Blinding Light by Lizzie Loveridge

Howard Brenton's intriguing play looks at the playwright August Strindberg's time in Paris reflecting on his life and obsessions

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Friday, September 15, 2017

A CurtainUp Review: RHINOCEROS by Paulanne Simmons

Avant-garde and absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco was born in Slatina, Romania to a Romanian father and a French-Romanian mother, and he wrote mostly in French. Not surprisingly, one does …

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: March on Russia at by Lizzie Loveridge

David Storey's play was a prequel to his novel Pasmore and comes from a theatre company dedicated to illustrating what is extraordinary about people's ordinary lives

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: Singing Beach at by Elyse Sommer

Tina Howe's worthy but flawed real-surreal new play about climate change and aging

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Review: Girl From the North Country at by Lizzie Loveridge

Conor McPherson's play with many Bob Dylan songs set in hiis birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review: The Mentor at by Lizzie Loveridge

F Murray Abraham stars in a play about the agonies of writing

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: Ink at by Lizzie Loveridge

James Graham's new play looks at Rupert Murdoch's acquisition of The Sun newspaper

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Review: Gloria at by Lizzie Loveridge

Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins's play about New York magazine journalism stirs up the industry at Hampstead Theatre

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Review: Soulpepper's Kim's Convenience at by Elyse Sommer

Soulpepper's home grown comedy hit that seeded a TV sitcom is live and lively again on 42nd Street

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: Bat out of Hell at by Lizzie Loveridge

Jim Steinman's musical Bat out of Hell finally gets a staging forty years on . . .

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: Fulfillment Center at by Elyse Sommer

A formidably talented cast forcefully brings Abe Koogler's unhappy characters to life in this world premiere at MTC's smallest venue

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review:Animal at by Simon Saltzman

Claire Lizzimore's play may be providing a heavy dose of the psychotic. But who will complain when its being doled out by the terrific Rebecca Hall.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: Sweetee at by Elizabeth Ahlfors

You gotta have heart and this little show has it despite plot and other problems . . .

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Monday, June 5, 2017

. Review: Robert Le Page's 887-London by Lizzie Loveridge

reflective solo show by Robert Le Page

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review: Can You Forgive Her?  at by Elyse Sommer

- the women in Gina Gionfriddo's new play again takes its inspiration from a classic 19th century novel, but less successfully so. . . Read M

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Review: Building The Wall at by Elyse Sommer

Robert Schenkan's cautionary tale written in just a week of outraged reaction to our new administration is a classic case of preaching to the choir. .

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Meteor Shower at by David A. Rosenberg

Comedian and tragedian, bluegrass musician and art collector, brainy and goofy . . . this Long Wharf world premiere is all Steve Martin

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Review:Heisenberg at by Elyse Sommer

No uncertainty Simon Stephen's quirky romance being a charmer, especially since it stars Mary Louise Parker

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: Sojourner & Her Portmanteau at by Elyse Sommer

two chapters of an ambitious cycle about a Nigerian-American famiy playing in repertory at New York Theatre Workshop Read More

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Review: Encores! Golden Apple at by Elizabeth Ahlfors

The invaluable Encores! gives a brief new life to a Broadway flop musical enthusiasts loved. . .

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Review:Marry Harry at by Elizabeth Ahlfors

-a fast-moving "mangia bene" ("eat well") of simple laughs and charm. Read More

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review:Bandstand at by Charles Wright

The masterful choreographer of Hamilton and a first-class musical theater team have concocted a show that mixes music inspired by the swing era with an overall sensibility that's up-to-the-m…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review:Indecent at by Elyse Sommer

Paula Vogel's more relevant than ever homage to the power (and danger) of creativity and dissent

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: The Hairy Ape at by Elyse Sommer

Eugene O'Neill's 1922 drama has been given a thrillingly innovative production and Bobby Cannavale is a riveting Yank

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review:The Profane at by Elyse Sommer

Zayd Dohrn gives us an inside look at two very different Muslim-American families Read More

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