Thursday, May 25, 2017

Michael Urie Goes Off-Broadway in 'The Government Inspector' by Frank Dilella

NY1 VIDEO: "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie is in a new off-Broadway comedy that is more relevant than ever, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL for Red Bull Theater.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Talks Adjourn, But Hope Remains For Deal To End Broadway Strike

Officials announced shortly after 6 a.m. that the two sides would return to the bargaining table on Monday evening to resume negotiations.

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Review: "A Steady Rain" By: Roma Torre

"A Steady Rain" is at best a modest drama for Broadway that not even the strength of Wolverine and James Bond could turn into must-see theater.

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Review: "Fences" By: David Cote - Time Out New York

When "Fences" first swept Broadway 23 years ago, James Earl Jones's portrayal of Troy was reportedly amazing. Denzel Washington also hits a home run with a richly textured, Tony-worthy perfo…

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Review: "Desire Under The Elms" By: Roma Torre

Eye-catching as it all is, this stylized production seemed to be more about the style than substance.

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Review: "The Boys In The Band" By: Roma Torre

Stereotypes do abound in "The Boys in the Band," a seminal 1968 work about a group of gay friends, but anyone expecting to find little more than a dated, cliche-ridden show will be very plea…

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Review: "A View From The Bridge" By: Roma Torre

"A View From The Bridge" has never been regarded in quite the same class as Miller's "Death of A Salesman" but so good is this production it elevates the play's status.

SOURCE: NY1 at 05:58PM

Review: "La Bete"

"La Bete" is a virtuosic collaboration that falls just short of the classic it aspires to be.

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Reviewed by Roma Torre

Yasmina Reza, who first stormed Broadway with her Tony-winning play Art 11 years ago, returns with another crowdpleasing comedy. God of Carnage doesn't quite match the artfulness of that first triumph, but it's a winner and the theatre gods are smiling yet again.

SOURCE: NY1 at 05:58PM

Review: "Vanities" By: David Cote - Time Out New York

While I wouldn't recommend "Vanities" in general, the cast is charming and it's a relatively fast 90 minutes. Take your mother or grandmother. It's disappointing, but not an effort completel…

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Review: "Rain"

"Rain" may not be theatre but it sure is entertaining.

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Review: "Sondheim On Sondheim" By: David Cote - Time Out New York

Despite multimedia razzle-dazzle and clever medleys, "Sondheim on Sondheim" is best, sadly, in its prerecorded bits. By all means, everybody stand for Sondheim, but the greatest tribute? Rev…

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Reviewed by Roma Torre

What do Jesus, Judy Garland and Mister Rogers have in common? Sherie Rene Scott. And finding that common thread amounts to a wonderful kind of stage magic. And no, I'm not speaking of magic …

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Review: "Compulsion"

Gripping as the play is, it turns out to be a case of art imitating life imitating art. As theater, "Compulsion" feels, ironically enough, compulsive.

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Review: "Impressionism" By: David Cote - Time Out New York

We expect movies stars to do hack work for easy money. Who begrudges Joan Allen her appearance in "Death Race" or Jeremy Irons in "Dungeons & Dragons?" But to see these seasoned actors in so…

SOURCE: NY1 at 05:58PM

Review: "Exit The King" By: Roma Torre

Some people will no doubt find "Exit The King" frustrating and too long. I found this fine production both funny and moving, much like life itself.

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Review: "The Bacchae" By: Roma Torre

What should be an emotional fireball is surprisingly bloodless.

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Time Out Theater Review: "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown"

Women on the Verge is stranded between commercial flash and not-for-profit class. Neither sensible nor wildly hysterical, it just stays on the verge, not going anywhere.

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Reviewed by Roma Torre

If ever there were a real life modern day tragedy in the classical sense, the colossal rise and fall of Enron would be it. Yet while the dynamics are certainly there—hubris, larger-tha…

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Review: "Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them" By: David Cote - Time Out New York

America's longtime lampooner of cracked Americana is back with "Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them," a dark yet strangely optimistic snapshot of our confusing times.

SOURCE: NY1 at 05:58PM

Review: "Equus" By: Roma Torre

Staged by Thea Sharrock, "Equus" remains a riveting synthesis of stage craft and theatrical vision.

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Review: "The Third Story" By: David Cote - Time Out New York

At the very least, there's plenty of high-grade camp on display in "The Third Story." Busch can get laughs from the slightest smirk or wink. But next time, I hope he'll stick to one story, a…

SOURCE: NY1 at 05:58PM

Reviewed by David Cote

Broadway will always have its ghosts. They say the specters of past troupers and producers hover through the back alleys and theaters of the Great White Way. Well, now there's another apparition to be found on the Rialto, and it's frightfully funny. The play is Blithe Spirit, the champagne-light supernatural farce by Noel Coward, and it should continue to haunt the Shubert for a good long time.

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre