Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Government Inspector - Michael Urie & Mary Testa milk political corruption for all its worth by Oscar E. Moore

This new adaptation seems to have been penned with the Marx Brothers in mind. Director Jesse Berger has picked up the reins and directs the fine cast of actors at a full gallop.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

War Paint - Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole by Oscar E. Moore

The spanning-the-decades costumes by Catherine Zuber are knock-outs. As are the spectacular hats. But when hats and haute-couture upstage the book and score you’re in trouble.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Oslo makes a successful move, cast intact - till June 18th by Oscar E. Moore

It has lost one intermission but has gained a bigger audience on a much larger acting space that gives the actors a mighty workout - shouting louder than ever.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Christian Borle & the Oompa Loompas by Oscar E. Moore

It has to be believed to be seen! With tons of kids excited and expectant in the audience. The feeling is contagious.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hello Dolly! - Glorious revival starring the Divine Miss M by Oscar E. Moore

Jerry Zaks has taken over the direction and made this production a hilarious vaudevillian farce that makes us as pleased as punch.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Indecent - The Rabbi's daughter and the prostitute by Oscar E. Moore

Go and be tremendously moved. Be entertained. Laugh and cry. And most importantly be reminded of the horrors of censorship and its repercussions. At The Cort Theatre.

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Bandstand - WW II Vets remembered and honored in new American musical by Oscar E. Moore

One almost expects to see Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland or at least one might hope to see them come to the rescue

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Anastasia - Cinematic projections upstage plot in live action production by Oscar E. Moore

It’s like watching a movie with real live actors. Some of it is charming. Some of it is dull. It is sometimes serious. Sometimes vaudevillian.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Groundhog Day the musical starring the very talented and injured but unsinkable Andy Karl by Oscar E. Moore

It is one delightful, imaginative and wacky surprise after another with a heart of gold that is running on all cylinders at the August Wilson Theatre

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong and Present Laughter reviewed by Oscar E. Moore

Put a lot of laughter in your life, try one or better yet both.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Amelie - without the accent starring Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat by Oscar E. Moore

Doesn’t catch the gold ring but meanders along in short vignettes with various narrators urging it along slowly and unsurely.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gently Down the Stream - Starring Harvey Fierstein by Oscar E. Moore

A three character genteel and romantic/historical menage a trois fairy tale featuring Gabriel Ebert and Christopher Sears.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Sweat - “torn from the headlines” episodic, often preachy docu-drama moves to Broadway by Oscar E. Moore

Taking place in a bar where everybody knows your name, your habits (good and bad), your favorite brew, your birthday, and who is supplying the drugs and using.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Price revived with a quartet of top notch actors by Oscar E. Moore

Danny DeVito at 72 making his Broadway debut pulls the rug out from under his co-stars with his revelatory performance as a charming yet shrewd and completely amusing 90 year old antique app…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Come From Away - a wonderful new big bear hug of a musical comes in under the radar by Oscar E. Moore

GO! You will stand up and shout out and support our Canadian friends who have delivered this musical with care and love. A lesson for us all.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Glass Menagerie - Controversial Sam Gold revival starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello surprises by Oscar E. Moore

If you have any qualms about seeing this production - set them aside. Forget any preconceived notions and meet the Wingfields through a new set of eyes.

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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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