Friday, February 16, 2018

Review:Noura at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

Loosely based on Ibsen's tragic heroine in A Doll's House, this is a sad, thought-provoking take on the lives of refugees forced to adjust their lives and expectations.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Review: Razorhurst at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

The bouncy and often raunchy score serves the integrity of the era as it propels Tilly and Kate to the end of their entertaining 90-minute visit

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Review: Bar Mitzvah Boy at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

The invaluable York Theater's Musical Mufti series' new version of little known Jule Styne musical.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Review: Hangmen at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommerl

Martin McDonald's first stage play in ten hears something of a homecoming for McDonagh since it's at the Atlantic Theater where The Beauty Queen of Leenane premiered and built his reputation…

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Review:The Homecoming Queen at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommerl

Ngozi Anyanwu's play is a familiar yet unique story about one woman's return to the home she both loves and hates..

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Review: Hamlet at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

Michael Urie's very modern and lively Hamlet

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review:Until the Flood atÂcurtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Perhaps the real take-away from Dael Olandersmi.h's solo play is that the conversation on racism in our country must continue and that many voices need to be heard. . . .

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Review:Hindle Wakes at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommerl

The Mint does it again with its latest re-discovery: a 100-year-old play about a once shocking illicit weekend

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review:Ballyturk at curtainup.com/ by Deirdre Donovan

Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehouse

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Review: Mankind at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommerl

Robert O'Hara's interesting but overstuffed cautionary tale about a world without women. . .

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Review of A Place Called Home by Elyse Sommerl

A retrospective on 5 seasons of Australia's own Downton Abbey

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Review:Hundred Days at curtainup.com/ by Simon Saltzman

A stirring concept concert with narrative segues

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Review: Downtown Race Riot at curtainup.com/ by Les Gutman

Terrific performances but though playwright Seth Zvi Rosenfeld toys with a good many subjects, he never grapples with any of the stereotypes in an insightful way

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review:The Band's Visit on Broadway at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Charming as ever. Don't miss it!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review:Junk at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

If Shakespeare were still with us and writing history plays about kings and those seeking to usurp them, he'd not be looking to Holinshed's Chronicles for plot ideas. Instead, like Ayad Akhtar, he'd subscribe to the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times< to find his dramatic personae

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Review: Vicuna & The American Epilogue at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

Jon Robin Baitz play updated with Epilogue in DC

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review: M.Butterfly at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

David Henry Hwang's bizarre East-West socio-political romance, updated and back on Broadway

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Review: Illyria at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Nelson takes us back to 1958 when Public Theate founder Joe Papp faced the collapse of his dream of free Shakespeare productions. Given where it's runing the Shakespeare festival…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: Young Marx at curtainup.com-London by Lizzie Loveridge

a new comedy from Richard Bean and Clive Coleman about the early life in London of Karl Marx as a young reprobate

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People, Places & Things at curtainup.com/ by Charles Wright

Macmillan's play is a timely depiction of the physical, psychological, and social impact of addiction. It's hard to imagine the sundry crafts of theater being brought together more expertl…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review:The Last Match at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Anna Ziegler uses tennis as metaphor for the universal game of life. Anna Ziegler uses tennis as metaphor for the universal game of life. Though you don't have to be…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: Albion at curtainup.com-London by Lizzie Loveridge

Mike Bartlett has compared his play to Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Others are saying that this is Britain's first serious Brexit play

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Review:Strange Interlude at curtainup.com/ by Charles Wright

Though popular in O'Neill's day, the Freudian asides and marathon running time have proved stumbling blocks for later audiences. But Greenspan's marathon approach may have found the sec…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: Torch Song at curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com-London 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 curtainup.com-London 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com-London 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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