Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: Singing Beach at curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com-London 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 curtainup.com-London 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 curtainup.com-London 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 curtainup.com-London 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com-London 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ 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 curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

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

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: Gently Down the Stream at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Martin Sherman's world premiere starring Harvey Fierstein wraps a May-December Love Story around a gay history lesson. . .

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Review:Present Laughter at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Kevin Kline as Noel Coward's self-absorbed Garry Essendine and a topnotch cast once again prove there's nothing insignificant about wit and laughter in an age weighed down by significantly w…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Review: Sweat at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

he Trump presidency makes the story of Lynn Nottage's under-educated, blue collar workers more relevant than ever

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: Miss Saigon at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Claude-Michel Schönberg-Alain Boublil- Richard Maltby Jr musical is back at the same theater where it made its long running Broadway debut-- and so is the helicopter.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Review: White Guy on the Bus at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Bruce Graham's intelligent and intense play about the unconscious, sometimes crippling, racism we all apparently harbor..

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Review:Come From Away at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

- Its uplift message has helped this fact-based musical fly from Canada to Broadway. .

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at curtainup.com-London by Lizzie Loveridge

Daniel Radcliffe is the big draw in the revival at the Old Vic of Tom Stoppard's comedy about the fated duo, side players in the Tragedy of Hamlet . . .

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: The Emperor Jones at curtainup.com/ http://www.curtainup.com/emperorjones17.html by Elyse Sommer

The invaluable Irish Rep reprises its stunning 2009 production of Eugene O'Neill's rarely done, early play. . .

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Review: Glass Menagerie at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Tennessee Williams' much produced play gets yet another go-round on Broadway

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