Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hangmen - A Martin McDonagh melodrama: ominous thunder and lightning and incomprehensible accents by Oscar E. Moore

One or two phrases understood here and there make it almost impossible to follow the bumpy McDonagh road of which “hangman” is better with all its underlying complications.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Party Face - Irish import starring Hayley Mills - yes that Hayley Mills by Oscar E. Moore

This group of women deserve each other. We don’t. After two acts of ridiculous chit chat I would suggest avoiding them.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

John Lithgow: Stories by heart - has all the appearance of a bus and truck tour by Oscar E. Moore

Mr. Lithgow, ham that he is, is wonderful - along with his wry take on the proceedings. But the production and choice of tales just doesn’t cut the mustard.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Farinelli and the King - The power of music to heal is undisputed but it can also lull you to sleep. by Oscar E. Moore

I urge anyone who is thinking of attending (which would not be high on my to-do list) to first read the very informative insert by David Cote enclosed in the Playbill program.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Meteor Shower by Steve Martin - College frat humor at best by Oscar E. Moore

A cliché-ridden sex fantasy farce. A surreal pseudo-intellectual gimmick. Best line – “Just rub it around the rim.” Enough said.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants - a fun musical for everyone. Stand up and cheer for optimism, persistence, friendship and imagination by Oscar E. Moore

SpongeBob, the ever optimistic hero of this opus – portrayed by Ethan Slater makes a tremendous and auspicious Broadway debut.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Parisian Woman - starring Uma Thurman: Hearts get broken – D.C. style by Oscar E. Moore

Pretending to be a pot-boiler this is a very slow cooker. Quel dommage! They drink a lot. And lie a lot.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Once On This Island revival - a magical, sensual and mystical tale seamlessly retold by Oscar E. Moore

An enchanting score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty that oozes truth and honesty with more than a few Caribbean flourishes

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Latin History for Morons - written and performed by John Leguizamo now extended through February 25 by Oscar E. Moore

Senor Leguizamo no matter how good he is and he is very good - has not learned that brevity is the soul of wit

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Band's Visit -the sounds of Israel and Egypt co-mingle with Gershwin and Chet Baker by Oscar E. Moore

It is quite special seeing Arabs and Jews in complete harmony making beautiful music together in this gentle, charming and thoroughly inviting musical.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

M. Butterfly revisal starring Clive Owen and Julie Taymor by Oscar E. Moore

What should be an intriguing, fascinating and intimate story has been blown up to operatic proportions with floating screens, elaborate costumes and noisy percussive music.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Torch Song - Michael Urie in Harvey Fierstein's breakthrough drag queen, post Stonewall - pre AIDS saga by Oscar E. Moore

The torch has been passed along to Michael Urie who as hard as he tries is still chasing Harvey to the finish line in this slimmed down, revised version directed by Moises Kaufman

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Desperate Measures - a rowdy, tuneful and somewhat sentimental mixture of the Bard and the Old West by Oscar E. Moore

How refreshing to hear melodies and lyrics that fall wonderfully on the ear – caressing rather than bombarding by a terrific cast of six full throttled vocalists.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time and the Conways - starring a superficial Elizabeth McGovern by Oscar E. Moore

It’s in the tradition of a well-made three act play with a slight variation: Beginning. End. Middle. An uneven production where the set will be probably remembered above all.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hollywood loves and defends bad boys like David Letterman, Roman Polanski and more by Oscar E. Moore

No one should worry about Harvey Weinstein. He will be fine. He will be back working in Hollywood with all his friends soon. Just look at David Letterman, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, Bill …

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mary Jane by Amy Herzog plus two pet peeves by Oscar E. Moore

The play ends ambiguously. This gets people talking about what happened or what didn’t happen as they leave the New York Theatre Workshop

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by Sarah Ruhl by Oscar E. Moore

Despite some flying this Peter peters out as a play.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Prince of Broadway - a sweeping panorama from Hal’s hit list and some misses by Oscar E. Moore

This Reader’s Digest version of memorable (and some not so memorable) songs/scenes from the incredible resume of Hal’s productions is less than the sum of its parts

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jerry Lewis starred in Damn Yankees on B'way: Mitchell Maxwell remembers - Part 1 by Oscar E. Moore

Jerry Lewis starred on Broadway in the hit musical Damn Yankees in 1995. He played the Devil himself, a fellow named Applegate. Producer Mitchell Maxwell remembers meeting and working with…

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

In A Heartbeat - animated short is a must see by Oscar E. Moore

An instant masterpiece created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Hamlet - Gold's Folly by Oscar E. Moore

Unfortunately the play is not the thing here. Sam Gold is. A simple case of murder most foul.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Napoli, Brooklyn - Meet the Muscolinos off B'way by Oscar E. Moore

Too many stories going on – the not fully cooked production is ultimately unsatisfying - too many spoons in the pasta

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

1984 - an extraordinary, frightening, theatrical and thought provoking production by Oscar E. Moore

“Pain compels truth.” So if you experience a little discomfort watching this production perhaps that’s a good thing

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Traveling Lady - a fine ensemble brings Horton Foote's quirky and fine tuned dialogue to life by Oscar E. Moore

The voice of Horton Foote rings true as his well worn characters gossip and go about their lives and wait to see the fate of Georgette Thomas in this seemingly abridged 1954 play.

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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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