Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review:Yerma at by Elyse Sommer

An intriguing "reinvention" of Lorca's classic Andalusian fertility tale, and a smashing New York debut for Billie Piper.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Review:Three Tall Women at by Elyse Sommer

A starry cast and perceptive staging make Edward Albee's 1991 play feel almost new

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: The Winter's Tale at by Jacob Horn

The Winter's Tale - Theater for a New Audience embraces Shakespeare's messy tragicomedy with Arin Arbus directing.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review:Pygmalion at

Bedlam's take on George Bernard Shaw's makeover of all makeover stories sings even as a straight play, true to the musicality of a well-made play with sparkling dialogue …

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Review:Angels in America at by Elyse Sommer

Toni Kushner's epic returns to Broadway. . . visually stunning and decidedly of our

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review:Admissions at by Elyse Sommer

Joshua Harmon's satire targets the very audience buying tickets to see his play

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review: Later Life at by Elyse Sommer

A. R. Gurney' economically cast 1993 dramady brought back to life at the Keen Company's Theatre Row hom

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review:Three Small Irish Masterpieces at by Deirdre Donovan

Three Small Irish Masterpieces a delightful triple-decker culled from the "Celtic Twilight"

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Review:3 Wise Guys at by Gregory Wilson TACT's swan song is an enjoyable take on two Damon Runyon stories

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review:Good for Ottoat by Elyse Sommer

David Rabe's epic-length look at mental health care

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Review: Amy and the Orphans at by Elyse Sommer

Lindsey Ferrentino has written an extraordinary play about an ordinary American family. It packs all the elements of a Greek tragedy into just ninety minutes.

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Review:An Ordinary Muslim at by Charles Wright

Hammaad Chaudry's timely family drama at New York Theatre Workshop

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Review: The Amateurs at by Elyse Sommer

Jordan Harrison's new play tackles disasters though the ages with two distinct theatrical styles

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review:A Walk With Mr.Heifetz at by Simon Saltzman

James Inverne's interesting but didactic play

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Review: Kings at by Elyse Sommer

Playwright Sarah Burgess takes on the alliances of our legislators and the influence peddling lobbyists and their paid matchmakers. Our Review  

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Review:Noura at 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 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 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 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 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 by Susan Davidson

Michael Urie's very modern and lively Hamlet

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review:Until the Flood atÂ 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 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 by Deirdre Donovan

Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehouse

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Review: Mankind at 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 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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