Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunset Boulevard - Glenn Close makes a triumphant return to Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

Glenn Close won a Tony for her performance twenty three years ago. She has now returned older and wiser and more than spectacular.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Man From Nebraska - stellar cast shines under David Cromer's direction by Oscar E. Moore

The production is intriguing, bizarre, disturbing at times but ultimately unsatisfying. Through March 12th.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

The Mother of Invention - a confounding Off B'way production by Oscar E. Moore

What’s more confounding? That Mr. Lecesne has won multiple awards or that his new play doesn’t support his reputation?

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jitney - Let's hear it for August Wilson and Company - highly recommended by Oscar E. Moore

Set in Pittsburgh 1977 we meet a collection of characters that Mr. Wilson has a fondness for and knows deep down inside and out

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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Present - 3 hour Sydney Theatre Company production starring Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh lumbers along on Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

If you absolutely need to see Cate Blanchett in the flesh be forewarned. She is lovely but the play itself isn’t.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

In Transit - a cappella musical at Circle in the Square by Oscar E. Moore

It is the extraordinary arrangements by Deke Sharon and Music Supervision by Rick Hip-Flores that are the true stars of this production. Along with each amazing singer. You may not remembe…

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Bronx Tale the musical - the sounds of the sixties by Oscar E. Moore

Doo-wop, slick hair, crap games, gangsters and guns with stand out performances by Nick Cordero & Hudson Loverro

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sweet Charity - starring Sutton Foster: may she never be out of the spotlight by Oscar E. Moore

Brilliantly scaled down by director Leigh Silverman to slip into the intimate three quarters round seating – without sacrificing the super entertainment factor and exciting score one iota.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ride The Cyclone - Teens die in tragic accident Off B'way by Oscar E. Moore

Attempting to take us to dizzying heights RIDE THE CYCLONE is a series of ups and downs without too many thrills and/or chills.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

This Day Forward - marriage on the rocks off-Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

Light and superficial. Not plausible nor believable. However the acting is convincing. And then all of a sudden in Act II everything begins to make sense. Sort of.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Falsettos - A high energy, smart, tuneful, brutally honest, funny and touching revival by Oscar E. Moore

A human story told brilliantly, sung brilliantly with passion, humor and spirit. Love, friendship, family, compassion are all rightfully above the title here.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses - disappointing revival starring Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber fumbles by Oscar E. Moore

What is intended to be provocative soon becomes a snooze fest featuring decaying and decadent aristocratic morals.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Love, Love, Love - biting contemporary satire by Oscar E. Moore

The Baby Boomer generation is laid bare in satirical splendor by Mr. Bartlett with laser like direction by Michael Myers. The acting exceptional.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Front Page - an all-around historical and hysterical document of a bygone era by Oscar E. Moore

Finally towards the end of Act II Mr. Lane arrives like a tornado. In a role that fits him like a glove. A boxing glove. And delivers the goods like a roaring inferno in Act III.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Cherry Orchard - Unclear, tedious and yawn inducing starring an unremarkable Diane Lane by Oscar E. Moore

A blight has befallen this ill-conceived cherry orchard represented by a grouping of Calder-like mobiles hovering over this classic play like a series of modern day sabotaging vultures.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

She Stoops to Conquer - a rare 18th century revival Off B'way by Oscar E. Moore

A merry band of actors presenting this play in a carefree manner, when offstage are visible watching the preposterous goings on. The plot at times is ludicrous.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Heisenberg - Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt Broadway's newest odd couple by Oscar E. Moore

There is a bit more here than meets the eye but it is pretty slim pickens. At best it’s interesting.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Holiday Inn - the new Irving Berlin musical is sure to please. Sure to sprinkle stardust in everyone’s eyes by Oscar E. Moore

This terrific Roundabout production at Studio 54 is no slap-dash remake of its source material but a well thought out, clever, reverential valentine to the movies of the period and Irving Be…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oh, Hello on Broadway - two stooges from Comedy Central: tuna on a schtick by Oscar E. Moore

They are stand-up comics in the tradition of Weber and Fields, Stiller and Meara and Statler and Hilton with a lethal dose of Larry David thrown in.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Encounter - gives new meaning to the expression a captive audience by Oscar E. Moore

It is indeed ironic that in 2014 the Tony Awards decided to no longer recognize sound design. And here it is as the star of the show.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Roads to Home - a trio of interconnected vignettes by Horton Foote charms by Oscar E. Moore

Natural and amusing dialogue, detailed characterizations, subtle and refined direction by Michael Wilson. It’s a soft and lovely production.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

All the ways to say I love you - not to be missed performance by Judith Light in Neil LaBute monologue by Oscar E. Moore

The vivid, emotional and truly honest performance of Judith Light as the tormented and otherwise normal Mrs. Johnson is phenomenal.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Marie and Rosetta - Rebecca Naomi Jones & Kecia Lewis legendary women of swinging gospel music by Oscar E. Moore

The songs are the show. The performers make the songs. Sometimes soft. Sometimes loud enough to raise the dead. It’s a special music. Churchlike with a hip swaying rhythm that is both …

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Privacy - the invasion of the internet at The Public Theater with Daniel Radcliffe by Oscar E. Moore

A very smart, well researched, sometimes amusing, technically proficient, full of surprises, elongated scary gimmick.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Oslo - Political intrigue behind closed doors by Oscar E. Moore

Smart, theatrical, longish but never boorish lesson in history

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Out of the Mouth of Babes - Estelle Parsons & Judith Ivey plus two off Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

The Golden Girls meets Blithe Spirit in this new sit-com cum sex farce of sorts by the prolific Israel Horovitz

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hadestown - Bourbon Street bluesy folk opera's trip to hell by Oscar E. Moore

Responsible for this busy pseudo-poetic edging towards pretentious production is the imaginative and theatrical director Rachel Chavkin

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Shuffle Along – or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed by Oscar E. Moore

If it’s spectacular dancing that you crave that sparkles along with the smiles and the costumes SHUFFLE ALONG is the show for you.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

American Psycho the musical starring Benjamin Walker in all his glory by Oscar E. Moore

Conspicuous consumption is what life is all about. Until someone named Patrick Bateman - takes it all away with that killer smile and a satisfied twinkle in his eye.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuck Everlasting - pleasant musical adventure based on the classic novel by Natalie Babbitt by Oscar E. Moore

It’s a bit FINDING NEVERLAND, a bit THE SECRET GARDEN and a bit PIPPIN. With a lot of charm and unexpected humor.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Waitress - Pie-O-Mania with Jessie Mueller by Oscar E. Moore

Pregnant woman in an abusive relationship thinks up and bakes up pies with unusual names in a small town diner hoping to find happiness while singing and cavorting with new doctor

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