Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road: A Cool, Cool Homage That Could Be Cooler by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Susan Schulman directs, Michael Lichtefeld choreographs seven energetic singer-dancers The post Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road: A Cool, Cool Homage That Could Be Cooler…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022

KPOP: The Musical About the Korean Pop Music Phenomenon Doesn’t Translate Well to Broadway. by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ The acclaimed Off-Broadway production feels glossier but slighter in its new incarnation. The post KPOP: The Musical About the Korean Pop Music Phenomenon Doesn’t Translat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:54PM

Big Apple Circus: It’s Back and Buoyant, with a Message by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★☆ The inventive, nonexploitative circus flies high in this, its 45th embodiment. The post Big Apple Circus: It’s Back and Buoyant, with a Message appeared first on New York S…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:50PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Remembering Michael Feingold by Melissa Rose Bernardo

A link to the final columns of the esteemed critic and our beloved colleague The post Remembering Michael Feingold appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Plays Scrooge, and Everyone Else. by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ Mays delivers a tour-de-force performance in this theatrically dazzling one-person version of Dickens' holiday classic. The post A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Plays Scro…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:24PM

A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Gift-Wraps Charles Dickens, Astonishingly So by David Finkle

★★★★★ The many-times-told classic, tied with glittering ribbons by a highly creative production team The post A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Gift-Wraps Charles Dickens, Astonish…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:23PM

The Rat Trap: Noël Coward’s First Play Not Yet Up to His Mastery by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Written at 18, the future master shows early signs fans will appreciate checking out The post The Rat Trap: Noël Coward’s First Play Not Yet Up to His Mastery appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:15PM
Sunday, November 20, 2022

The Gett: The Epic Story of Creation, Cut Down to Human Size by Sandy MacDonald

★★☆☆☆ The entire Judeo-Christian creation myth, wrapped in one woman's very trying week. The post The Gett: The Epic Story of Creation, Cut Down to Human Size appeared first on New…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM

Sandra: A Mystery Tale, Delivered in Storytelling Fashion by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Marjan Neshat stars in David Cale's one-person play about a woman who goes to Mexico in search of her missing friend. The post Sandra: A Mystery Tale, Delivered in Storytell…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:02PM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

& Juliet: Candy-Colored Glitter-Bomb Musical Romp by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ The hit London musical arrives on Broadway with cannons of confetti and a catalog full of chart-toppers The post & Juliet: Candy-Colored Glitter-Bomb Musical Romp appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:25PM

& Juliet: Shakespeare Reimagined with Earworm-Heavy Pop Hits by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ This Broadway musical featuring dozens of pop hits from the catalogue of songwriter/producer Max Martin imagines what might have happened if Juliet didn't die. The post &…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:24PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Boswell: History Comes to Life, Juicily, in This Clever Bio-Play by Sandy MacDonald

★★★☆☆ A rare opportunity to hang out with London's witty literary crowd, circa 1770. The post Boswell: History Comes to Life, Juicily, in This Clever Bio-Play appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Camp Siegfried: In Post-Weimar New York, Innocence Lost by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ David Cromer directs Bess Wohl's intimate account of young love tainted by hateful ideology The post Camp Siegfried: In Post-Weimar New York, Innocence Lost appeared first o…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 10:00PM

Downstate: Bruce Norris’ Bold, Unflinching Look at Child Abusers by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Pam McKinnon directs the attitude-challenging Steppenwolf/National Theatre co-production The post Downstate: Bruce Norris’ Bold, Unflinching Look at Child Abusers appeared …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:25PM
Sunday, November 13, 2022

The Old Man & the Pool: Mike Birbiglia Laps Up Laughs, and How! by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Life, death, and the pursuit of pizza in Brooklyn The post The Old Man & the Pool: Mike Birbiglia Laps Up Laughs, and How! appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM

The Old Man & the Pool: Mike Birbiglia Dives Into Middle Age by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ The popular comic brings his own brand of gregarious, low-level neuroticism back to Broadway The post The Old Man & the Pool: Mike Birbiglia Dives Into Middle Age appear…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:52PM
Friday, November 11, 2022

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey: East Side After Dark by Steven Suskin

The Café Carlyle back in full swing, with prime entertainment The post John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey: East Side After Dark appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 04:03PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Kimberly Akimbo: The Sweet Musical Treat We Need Right Now by Bob Verini

★★★★★ David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori transform a quirky black comedy into a tuneful affirmation of life and difference The post Kimberly Akimbo: The Sweet Musical Treat W…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM

Kimberly Akimbo: A Doomed Teen Valiantly Seizes the Day by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★★ The last chapter in a young girl's abbreviated life proves heartwarmingly hilarious The post Kimberly Akimbo: A Doomed Teen Valiantly Seizes the Day appeared first on New Yor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Catch as Catch Can: A Comedy-Drama Mostly Worth Catching by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Clever playwright Mia Chung is aided by director Daniel Aukin and three spirited actors The post Catch as Catch Can: A Comedy-Drama Mostly Worth Catching appeared first on Ne…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

A Delicate Balance: Edward Albee’s Visionary Play on Terror Revived Terrifically by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Jack Cummings III, a deft hand at reviving top-drawer plays, directs six strong actors The post A Delicate Balance: Edward Albee’s Visionary Play on Terror Revived Terrific…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:15PM

Only Gold: At Least the Dancing Shines by Sandy MacDonald

★★☆☆☆ Unimaginatively script aside, this rehashed fairy tale features some spectacular dancing. The post Only Gold: At Least the Dancing Shines appeared first on New York Stage Re…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:06PM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

My Broken Language: Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Brilliant 2021 Memoir Now Staged by David Finkle

★★★★☆ The playwright relives her Philly-Rican upbringing, while directing a first-rate five-member cast The post My Broken Language: Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Brilliant 2021 Memoi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM

You Will Get Sick: Laughter Laced with Malaise by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★☆ Playwright Noah Diaz probes one salient flaw in the human condition: mortality. The post You Will Get Sick: Laughter Laced with Malaise appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:58PM

From Boston: Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard in High-Tech Makeover by Bob Verini

★★★☆☆ Ukrainian artist Igor Golyak plays fast and loose with a classic text, to intriguing if mixed results (with Baryshnikov) The post From Boston: Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard in …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:00AM
Friday, November 4, 2022

From Boston: Joe Turner’s Back, Powerful As Ever by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ The renovated Huntington reopens with a full-blooded, full-voiced revival of an August Wilson classic The post From Boston: Joe Turner’s Back, Powerful As Ever appeared fi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:26PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Almost Famous: Cameron Crowe Almost Tunes Up His 2000 Hit Flick by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Tom Kitt does the music and some lyrics, while Jeremy Herrin directs a cast of hot rock belters The post Almost Famous: Cameron Crowe Almost Tunes Up His 2000 Hit Flick appe…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM

ALMOST FAMOUS: ALMOST FABULOUS, BUT FLAWED by Sandy MacDonald

★★★☆☆ Newcomer Casey Likes shines as a 15-year-old rock-journo wannabe, growing up fast in 1973. The post ALMOST FAMOUS: ALMOST FABULOUS, BUT FLAWED appeared first on New York Sta…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Parade: Triumphant Return of the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry Musical by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond lead a talented cast in a stunning production of the 1998 musical The post Parade: Triumphant Return of the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry Music…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:32PM

The Year of Magical Thinking: Kathleen Chalfant Brings Joan Didion Back to Life by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★☆ Portraying the acclaimed late author, an equally celebrated actor acclimates us to the inevitability of loss. The post The Year of Magical Thinking: Kathleen Chalfant Brings …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:01PM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

A Man of No Importance: Jim Parsons in a Musical of Moderate Importance by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Ragtime's Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally's mild creation, with John Doyle directing The post A Man of No Importance: Jim Parsons in a Musical of Moderat…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:59PM

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