Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hamlet: The William Shakespeare Classic Declassified, and the Rest Is Silence by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Almeida Theatre production, directed by Robert Icke, with Alex Lawther as Hamlet, Jennifer Ehle as Gertrude The post Hamlet: The William Shakespeare Classic Declassified,…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:01PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Epiphany: You Won’t Have One by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Joyce meets Godot in Brian Watkins' play about a dinner party on a snowy wintry evening. The post Epiphany: You Won’t Have One appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

Chains: Brit Playwright Elizabeth Baker, in Mint Condition by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ A 113-year-old British drama proves to be an ideal pandemic-era production The post Chains: Brit Playwright Elizabeth Baker, in Mint Condition appeared first on New York Stag…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM

Chains: Worries and Wanderlust in Early 20th Century England by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Mint Theater Company mines the enduring relevance of Elizabeth Baker's problem play The post Chains: Worries and Wanderlust in Early 20th Century England appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:59PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Corsicana: Will Arbery in a Lone Star State of Mind by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Everything’s bigger in Texas, including this protracted four-character play The post Corsicana: Will Arbery in a Lone Star State of Mind appeared first on New York Stage Re…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM

Corsicana: Heartache and Yearning in Texas by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Four troubled lives intersect in the new drama by Will Arbery, author of "Heroes of the Fourth Turning." The post Corsicana: Heartache and Yearning in Texas appeared first o…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:29PM

Brian Stokes Mitchell: Songs and Stories for Today by Will Friedwald

"What a Wonderful World" sings the masterful Tony-winner, still seeking "The Impossible Dream" The post Brian Stokes Mitchell: Songs and Stories for Today appeared first on New York Stage R…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:34PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

From Massachusetts: Barrington Bounces Back with Warhol & Waller by Bob Verini

A provocative new play, and a grand musical revival, prove that the Pittsfield-based Barrington Stage is alive and well The post From Massachusetts: Barrington Bounces Back with Warhol &…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:37AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Orchard: Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard Spectacularly Reimagined by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Director Igor Golyak and outstanding creative team at strong work, with Jessica Hecht, Mikhail Barishnikov featured The post The Orchard: Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard Spe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:20PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom: James Joyce’s Complicated Heroine Takes a Bow by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Actress Aedín Moloney and author Colum McCann's adaptation of "Ulysses"'s final chapter returns to the stage The post Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom: James Joyce’s Compli…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Lessons in Survival: 1971: James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni Eloquently Talk Race by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The Commissary puts an enthralling 1971 interview onstage, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Crystal Dickinson featured The post Lessons in Survival: 1971: James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Snow in Midsummer: Updated Chinese Ghost Tale of Injustices Hits Drifts by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig takes on a 13th-century dramatist, with Zi Alikhan directing a hard-working cast The post Snow in Midsummer: Updated Chinese Ghost Tale of …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Bedwetter: Laughs Flow in This Musical Comedy by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Comedian/actress Sarah Silverman co-wrote the book and lyrics for this new musical based on her best-selling memoir. The post The Bedwetter: Laughs Flow in This Musical Come…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM

The Bedwetter: A Laughing Matter, from Sarah Silverman by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Wickedly funny new musical about a sharp-tongued pre-teen with issues demonstrates growing pains    The post The Bedwetter: A Laughing Matter, from Sarah Silverman appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

…what the end will be: A Black, Very Gay Family Cleverly Handles Ends and Means by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mansa Ra's comedy-drama with Margo Bordelon directing an outstanding cast, headed by Keith Randolph Smith The post …what the end will be: A Black, Very Gay Family Cleverly …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:30PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Dreaming Zenzile: Strongly Remembering Miriam Makeba in 29 Songs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Somi Kakoma writes and appears in a tribute to the legendary singer, with Lileana Blain-Cruz directing The post Dreaming Zenzile: Strongly Remembering Miriam Makeba in 29 Son…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan Musical Remains Superb by David Finkle

★★★★★ Conor McPherson writes, directs a first-rate production about the Depression with large, strong ensemble The post Girl From the North Country: Bob Dylan Musical Remains Super…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:26PM
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fat Ham: A Nontragic Take on Shakespeare’s Most Popular Tragedy by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Newly minted Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames turns the revenge play on its proverbial ear The post Fat Ham: A Nontragic Take on Shakespeare’s Most Popular Tragedy appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Songbook Sundays: Got Gershwin at Dizzy’s Club by Will Friedwald

New Lincoln Center songbook series, Karen Ziemba & Sydney James Harcourt sing George & Ira The post Songbook Sundays: Got Gershwin at Dizzy’s Club appeared first on New York Stage …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:26PM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the World by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Edouard Louis adapts his tough memoir about a troubled boyhood, Thomas Ostermeier directing The post Who Killed My Father: A Gregarious Gay Son Faces His Macho Dad and the W…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:10PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High Seas by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Taki McGarrick's eye-opening historical play, directed by Nicola Murphy, with a quintet of superlative actors The post Belfast Girls: Five Irish Orphans Brave the 1850 High …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:01PM

Belfast Girls: The Pluck of the Irish by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆Jacki McCarrick revisits an underexplored chapter in Irish, and women's, history The post Belfast Girls: The Pluck of the Irish appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Exception to the Rule: Porch Kid Meets Street Kids by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Dave Harris's follow-up to 'Tango & Bones' is entertaining, sobering and ultimately frustrating The post Exception to the Rule: Porch Kid Meets Street Kids appeared first…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:35PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Golden Shield: Foiled by Its Own Ambitions by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Anchuli Felicia King's drama deals with corporate, legal and international intrigue. The post Golden Shield: Foiled by Its Own Ambitions appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:01PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer Romance by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Screenwriter Pamela Gray adapts her 1999 movie, with songs by Paul Scott Goodman and AnnMarie Milazzo The post A Walk on the Moon: An Inviting Musical About an Illicit Summer…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:22PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poetry Scholar by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Mona Mansour's three-acter, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, with a vibrantly versatile six-member cast The post The Vagrant Trilogy: Vivid Lives of a Conflicted Palestinian Poe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:53PM

For Good: A Celebration of Stephen Schwartz by Will Friedwald

A gala salute to the Wicked composer, featuring his songs and his stars The post For Good: A Celebration of Stephen Schwartz appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:49PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Candace Bushnell Live at the Carlyle: A Diva with a Difference by Will Friedwald

The Sex in the City author "returns" to the House that Bobby Short built The post Candace Bushnell Live at the Carlyle: A Diva with a Difference appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:45PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Which Way to the Stage: A Witty Love Letter to the Theater by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Diva worship, drag queens, and Sondheim duets collide in Ana Nogueira’s stagestruck comedy The post Which Way to the Stage: A Witty Love Letter to the Theater appeared firs…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Oh God, A Show About Abortion: Alison Leiby Brings the Funny (Yes, Really!) by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Lila Neugebauer directs a one-woman show on the hottest of the hot-button issues of the moment The post Oh God, A Show About Abortion: Alison Leiby Brings the Funny (Yes, Rea…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breathtakingly Revived by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Awoye Timpo directs a superb cast, featuring Brittany Bradford and Thomas Sadoski as a mixed-race couple The post Wedding Band: Alice Childress’ Play on Racist Themes Breat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM