Monday, December 4, 2017

Review:Hundred Days at by Simon Saltzman

A stirring concept concert with narrative segues

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Review: Downtown Race Riot at 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 by Elyse Sommer

Charming as ever. Don't miss it!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review:Junk at 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 by Susan Davidson

Jon Robin Baitz play updated with Epilogue in DC

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review: M.Butterfly at 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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