Sunday, October 17, 2021

Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Triumphs in a Survivor Story by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Lucas Hnath’s 75-minute docudrama uses his mother’s experience—and her voice—to tell her terrifying story The post Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Triumphs in a Survivor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM

Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Brilliant in Lucas Hnath’s Portrait of His Mother by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A lip-synched verbatim account on the five-month-long kidnapping of the playwright's mother. The post Dana H.: Deirdre O’Connell Brilliant in Lucas Hnath’s Portrait of Hi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:59PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Fever: Wallace Shawn Wags His Finger, Again by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Lili Taylor plays Shawn's tortured traveler in a revival of the Obie Award-winning play The post The Fever: Wallace Shawn Wags His Finger, Again appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:00AM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy: Astonishing Sam Mendes Production Finally Reaches Broadway by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester altogether triumphant as the Brothers Lehman The post The Lehman Trilogy: Astonishing Sam Mendes Production Finally Reache…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:20PM

The Lehman Trilogy: Sam Mendes’ landmark production makes a triumphant Broadway debut. by Frank Scheck

★★★★★ Adam Godley, Simon Russell Beale and Adrian Lester deliver stupendous performances in this brilliantly staged, decades-spanning theatrical saga. The post The Lehman Trilogy:…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:19PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man: Seven Men Splendidly Declare Who/Why They Are by David Finkle

★★★★★ Keenan Scott II's new play delves into the complex and cogent subject of Black men's lives mattering The post Thoughts of a Colored Man: Seven Men Splendidly Declare Who/Why…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:20PM

Thoughts of a Colored Man: The Debut of an Important New Dramatic Voice by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Keenan Scott II's poetic drama resonates with urgency and heart. The post Thoughts of a Colored Man: The Debut of an Important New Dramatic Voice appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:19PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Letters of Suresh: An Ode to an All-But-Forgotten Art Form by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Rajiv Joseph’s new play explores the confessional power of the pen and paper The post Letters of Suresh: An Ode to an All-But-Forgotten Art Form appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:51PM

Letters of Suresh: The Importance of Letter-Writing Admirably Proclaimed by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Rajiv Joseph's spiritual play with completely in-tune director May Adrales and cast, featuring Ramiz Monsef The post Letters of Suresh: The Importance of Letter-Writing Admir…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:50PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Is This A Room: Reality Winner Speaks Her Truth by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ The FBI interrogation of an unlikely whistleblower yields a powerful docudrama The post Is This A Room: Reality Winner Speaks Her Truth appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM

Is This A Room: Chilling Verbatim FBI Investigation Into Government Whistleblower by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Conceiver-director Tina Satter's careful replication of shocking case, with Emily Davis as suspect Reality Winner The post Is This A Room: Chilling Verbatim FBI Investigation…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Chicken & Biscuits: Dysfunctional Family Becomes Beautifully Functional by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Douglas Lyons's dramedy brought to pulsing life by director Zhailon Levingston and top-notch cast The post Chicken & Biscuits: Dysfunctional Family Becomes Beautifully …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM

Chicken & Biscuits: Funeral Plus Family Dysfunction Adds Up to Familiar by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Theatrical comfort food delivering a few laughs but empty calories. The post Chicken & Biscuits: Funeral Plus Family Dysfunction Adds Up to Familiar appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:49PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lackawanna Blues: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Brillliantly Tour de Forcing by David Finkle

★★★★★ The actor-director lovingly revives a one-man work about his childhood and the woman who influenced it most The post Lackawanna Blues: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Brillliantly Tour…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM

LACKAWANNA BLUES: RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON’S ACCLAIMED SOLO PLAY MAKES ITS BROADWAY DEBUT by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Previously adapted into an HBO film, the play returns to the form that suits it best, with its original writer/star. The post LACKAWANNA BLUES: RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON’S ACC…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:50PM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Six: Hold on to Your Heads, with Cheers and Huzzahs! by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The musical juggernaut about displaced royals delivers, with flair, exuberance, and high style The post Six: Hold on to Your Heads, with Cheers and Huzzahs! appeared first on…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:46PM

Six: Long Live the Queens by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Henry VIII’s wives get the royal treatment in this 80-minute musical celebration of girl power The post Six: Long Live the Queens appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:45PM
Saturday, October 2, 2021

From Massachusetts: Ayodele Casel Chasing Magic (And Catching It) by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ A gifted dancer-choreographer taps into mood and meaning with a stunning troupe of artists The post From Massachusetts: Ayodele Casel Chasing Magic (And Catching It) appeared…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:00PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Takes the Stage Running by David Finkle

★★☆☆☆ Bedlam's Eric Tucker and adapter Sarah Rose Kearns turn a classic into a romp, obliviously The post Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Takes the Stage Running appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Looking for “One Hit Song” by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Bryonha Marie Parham shines as a pop star searching for a comeback in this showbiz-centered musical The post A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Looking for “One Hit Song…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:31PM

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Two Songwriters Go for That Top 40 Hit by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The 80-minuter asks the musical question about where chart-topping songs can start their climb The post A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet: Two Songwriters Go for That Top …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:30PM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Only an Octave Apart: Justin Vivian Bond/Anthony Roth Costanzo a Duo Wow by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The seemingly unlikely team in seemingly unlikely mash-ups makes everything indisputably likely The post Only an Octave Apart: Justin Vivian Bond/Anthony Roth Costanzo a Duo …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sanctuary City: Home Is Where the Hurt Is by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ Young characters search for love and belonging, under duress, in Martyna Majok's shattering new play The post Sanctuary City: Home Is Where the Hurt Is appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:57PM

Sanctuary City: Sizzling Actors and Creative Team Enliven Majok Drama by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Pulitzer Prize-winner looks at young hopefuls facing today's odds The post Sanctuary City: Sizzling Actors and Creative Team Enliven Majok Drama appeared first on New Yor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:56PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Film Musical to Sing About by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Max Harwood and hot cast sing a hot score about a trend-setting prom-goer The post Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Film Musical to Sing About appeared first on New Yo…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
Monday, September 13, 2021

The Last of the Love Letters: A Stunning Look at Love’s Ups and Downs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ngozi Anyanwu's trenchant relationships probe, with Daniel J. Watts and the author giving indelible performances The post The Last of the Love Letters: A Stunning Look at Lov…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: From Richard Nelson, More Food for the Soul by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ The playwright and director completes his Rhinebeck Panorama with a typically nourishing, and trenchant, work. The post What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: From Richard Nels…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:06PM

What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: Despair, Dread, Dance, and Lasagna by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Richard Nelson triumphantly completes his Rhinebeck Panorama, with Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders leading the troupe The post What Happened? The Michaels Abroad: Despai…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:12PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

From Massachusetts: Sister Sorry, Regrets Only by Bob Verini

★★☆☆☆ Sorry to say, an intriguing true story is fictionalized into something less than intriguing The post From Massachusetts: Sister Sorry, Regrets Only appeared first on New York…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Pass Over: Waiting for the Po-Po, Hoping for the Promised Land by Jesse Oxfeld

The first new Broadway production in 17 months is an extraordinary Black-lives-matter take on Godot and the Exodus The post Pass Over: Waiting for the Po-Po, Hoping for the Promised Land app…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:51PM

Pass Over: A Play That Speaks to Our Times by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Beckett meets Black Lives Matter in Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's racially charged absurdist drama. The post Pass Over: A Play That Speaks to Our Times appeared first on New …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:50PM

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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