Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Sunset Baby: Dominique Morisseau Unflinchingly Scrutinizes Freedom by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Russell Hornsby, Moses Ingram, J. Alphonse Nicholson act, Steve H. Broadnax III directs, all to great effect The post Sunset Baby: Dominique Morisseau Unflinchingly Scrutiniz…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Christine Jorgensen Show: The Reluctant 1950s Transgender Diva by Elysa Gardner

★★★☆☆ Transgender actress Jesse James Keitel and cabaret veteran Mark Nadler co-star in a new play with music about the groundbreaking star The post The Christine Jorgensen Show: T…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:02PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

I Love You So Much I Could Die: A Relatable Palliative by Sandy MacDonald

★★★☆☆ A shy courage infuses this recessive exercise in responding to emotional trauma. The post I Love You So Much I Could Die: A Relatable Palliative appeared first on New York St…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:00PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Apiary: Nothing to Buzz About by Frank Scheck

★★☆☆☆ Taylor Schilling and April Matthis in Kate Douglas' play about laboratory workers who develop an unconventional method of promoting beehive growth. The post The Apiary: Noth…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

Hamlet: Oh, What a Noble Prince (Plus Everyone Else) Is Eddie Izzard by David Finkle

★★★★☆ A solo revival, adapted by Mark Izzard and directed by Selina Cadell The post Hamlet: Oh, What a Noble Prince (Plus Everyone Else) Is Eddie Izzard appeared first on New York …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:59PM

Hamlet: A Tour de Force That Fails to Lift Off by Sandy MacDonald

★★☆☆☆ Eddie Izzard's formidable talent is spread a bit thin in this daunting abridgment of Shakespeare's masterwork. The post Hamlet: A Tour de Force That Fails to Lift Off appeare…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 05:58PM
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Oh, Mary!: Cole Escola As The Ludicrously Marvelous Mrs. Lincoln by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Uproarious farce sheds new light on the War Between the States, or at least the War Between the Lincolns The post Oh, Mary!: Cole Escola As The Ludicrously Marvelous Mrs. Lin…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:55PM

Oh, Mary!: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln on a Sometimes Funny Rampage by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Cole Escola writes and stars, Sam Pinkleton directs, Conrad Ricamora is Mary's bamboozled husband The post Oh, Mary!: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln on a Sometimes Funny Rampag…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM

Russian Troll Farm: The Hijinks Are Far from Hilarious by Sandy MacDonald

★★☆☆☆ Poke a troll and you might discover its soft underbelly. The post Russian Troll Farm: The Hijinks Are Far from Hilarious appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:51PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

After Midnight: Joyful Revue Celebrates a Momentous Chapter in Black History by Roma Torre

★★★★☆ The Paper Mill Playhouse dazzles with a first rate revival of Broadway's 2014 Tony nominee for Best Musical The post After Midnight: Joyful Revue Celebrates a Momentous Chap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 11:27AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The Connector: A Splendid New Musical About Truth and Consequences by Roma Torre

★★★★☆ Jason Robert Brown and company connect with a timely tale exploring fact and fancy in American journalism The post The Connector: A Splendid New Musical About Truth and Conse…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:58PM

The Connector: Journalism Scandal Musical Feels Too Little, Too Late by Frank Scheck

★★★☆☆ Daisy Prince directs this new musical by Jason Robert Brown and Jonathan Marc Sherman, based on a real-life story and featuring Scott Bakula, Ben Levi Ross, and Hannah Cruz. …

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:57PM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Jonah: Three Ages of Woman, Intriguingly Interspliced by Sandy MacDonald

★★★★☆ Gabby Beans portrays a writer-in-training at three distinct junctures in her life, slightly jumbled to fascinating effect. The post Jonah: Three Ages of Woman, Intriguingly I…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:05PM

The White Chip: Recovering Alcoholic’s Tough Tale Boldly Told by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Sean Daniels is autobiographical about his drinking past, with Joe Tapper as the fictional stand-in The post The White Chip: Recovering Alcoholic’s Tough Tale Boldly Told a…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Days of Wine and Roses: Demon Rum Is a Suave Seducer by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ A familiar tale of alcoholism is revitalized by authors Guettel and Lucas, focusing on the addiction rather than the cure The post Days of Wine and Roses: Demon Rum Is a Suav…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM

Days of Wine and Roses: Musical on Alcoholic Sorrows Shakes and Stirs by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James fine performances highlight Adam Guettel-Craig Lucas tuner. The post Days of Wine and Roses: Musical on Alcoholic Sorrows Shakes and Stirs ap…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:53PM
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Once Upon a Mattress: Sutton Foster Distinguishes a So-So Revival by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer musical features Michael Urie, J. Harrison Ghee, Harriet Harris, and Cheyenne Jackson The post Once Upon a Mattress: Sutton Foster Distinguish…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:20PM

Once Upon a Mattress: A Royal Success, at Encores by Steven Suskin

★★★★☆ Sutton Foster, Michael Urie, Harriet Harris and more lead the cast in a happy revival of the Mary Rodgers—Marshall Barer musical The post Once Upon a Mattress: A Royal Succ…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 01:55PM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Public Obscenities: What’s Obscene and What Isn’t, Probed at Length by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ Shayok Misha Chowdhury writes and directs, with a hard-working and skilled cast The post Public Obscenities: What’s Obscene and What Isn’t, Probed at Length appeared fir…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Aristocrats: The Death of the Ruling Class in an Irish Brogue by Roma Torre

★★★☆☆ Brian Friel’s Chekhovian drama gets a first class production from the Irish Rep The post Aristocrats: The Death of the Ruling Class in an Irish Brogue appeared first on New…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:57PM

Aristocrats: Brian Friel’s Chekhovian Homage Treated Rather Shabbily by Sandy MacDonald

★★☆☆☆ Brian Friel's Ballybeg aristos face reduced circumstances, with varying degrees of grace (and varying degrees of acting skill). The post Aristocrats: Brian Friel’s Chekhovi…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:56PM
Saturday, January 20, 2024

From London: Pacific Overtures, and Thanks Be for It by David Finkle

★★★★☆ An intriguing and colorful staging of the 1976 Sondheim-Weidman musical, at the Menier The post From London: Pacific Overtures, and Thanks Be for It appeared first on New Yor…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:00PM
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Our Class: Harrowing History Lessons From the Polish Front by Roma Torre

★★★☆☆ BAM hosts a chilling drama based on the tragic story of a town in Poland that turned on its Jewish neighbors The post Our Class: Harrowing History Lessons From the Polish Fro…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:00PM
Sunday, January 14, 2024

Beverly Johnson In Vogue: Cover Girl, Breaking Barriers by Steven Suskin

★★★☆☆ Supermodel looks back, 50 (!) years later The post Beverly Johnson In Vogue: Cover Girl, Breaking Barriers appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:00PM
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Prayer for the French Republic: Give Thanks for This Powerful Drama by Frank Scheck

★★★★★ Joshua Harmon's superbly staged and acted drama arrives on Broadway after its heralded premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club. The post Prayer for the French Republic: Give Than…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:55PM

Prayer For The French Republic: Judaism takes centerstage in Joshua Harmon’s engrossing drama by Roma Torre

★★★★☆ MTC's excellent production explores anti-semitism with gravity, wit and heart. The post Prayer For The French Republic: Judaism takes centerstage in Joshua Harmon’s engros…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:54PM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Here We Are: Sondheim’s Non Finito Musical, or Sunday in the Dark with Brunch by Michael Sommers

A genius leaves a final puzzle for his fans to ponder The post Here We Are: Sondheim’s Non Finito Musical, or Sunday in the Dark with Brunch appeared first on New York Stage Review.

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 03:24PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Yuletide Revelry: The Callaway Sisters Spice the Season by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ann Hampton and Liz give carols and pop tunes a good time, Alex Rybeck at the piano The post Yuletide Revelry: The Callaway Sisters Spice the Season appeared first on New Yo…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 07:06PM
Monday, December 18, 2023

Appropriate: Check Your Expectations at the Door for This Brilliantly Subversive Family Drama by Frank Scheck

★★★★★ Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's acclaimed play makes its Broadway debut in a revelatory staging. The post Appropriate: Check Your Expectations at the Door for This Brilliantly Subv…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:53PM

Appropriate: Southern Discomfort and Sibling Rivalry at Its Juiciest by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★☆ Lila Neugebauer directs an epic, emotionally draining Broadway debut drama by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins The post Appropriate: Southern Discomfort and Sibling Rivalry at Its Juic…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 09:52PM
Sunday, December 17, 2023

The Night Of The Iguana: Tennessee Williams’ Last Great Play Shines in Starry Revival by Roma Torre

★★★★☆ Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Austin Pendleton lead La Femme Theatre’s production of the classic drama with impressive flair The post The Night Of The Iguana: Tennessee W…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 06:26PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards