Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Review: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" 1/15/20 by Howard Miller

... as it stands, the production seems like a staged book-on-tape.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Maz and Bricks" - 1/12/20 by Howard Miller

... what emerges is a quirky yet moving story about the vulnerability of the human heart and the universal need for connection.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven" - 12/10/19 by David Hurst

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. It is also a master-class in acting and not to be missed.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Review: "Jagged Little Pill" 12/5/19 by Howard Miller

... damn if it doesn't set a new aspirational standard for the subgenre referred to mostly in scoffing terms as the "jukebox musical."

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "MsTrial" - 12/4/19 by Howard Miller

... having a strong idea for a play is a far cry from being able to translate it into compelling dramaturgy and authentic-seeming dialog. And that is definitely the problem here.

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Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - "Harry Townsend's Last Stand" - 12/4/19 by Marc Miller

... well-produced, humorous, and occasionally moving. Still, Eastman's trudging down a well-traveled path.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

All That Chat - NEW - THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA - Talkin' Broadway Review by James Wilson

With direction by Michael Wilson, the cast is uniformly strong, and they keep the audience guessing about the uncomfortable truths.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Einstein's Dreams - 11/21/19 by Howard Miller

,,, the venturesome chamber musical Einstein's Dreams, now on view at 59E59 Theaters.

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Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - The Underlying Chris - 11/21/19 by James Wilson

... Will Eno's strange and wonderful new play currently running at Second Stage Theater ...

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Review: "A Christmas Carol" 11/20/19 by Howard Miller

Thorne's interpretation, under Matthew Warchus's direction, is darker, more analytical and psychologically probing than we have become accustomed to. As a result, it is also less emotionally…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Review: "The Inheritance" 11/17/19 by Marc Miller

Lopez's mammoth depiction of the last 30-odd years of gay American male-hood is a unique meditation.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - One Discordant Violin - 11/3/19 by Howard Miller

... a haunting duet that briefly brings together a world that is shaped by words with another that is shaped by music.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Regional Review: Qui Nguyen's phenomenal VIETGONE premieres at Florida's American Stage through Nov 3rd. by William S. Oser

JEFF KIM our hero gives a riveting performance in this phenomenal production! Anyone who loves great theatre should make the trek to American Stage to see VIETGONE.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

KISS ME KATE! - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Misogyny, thou art hereby banished from Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate!, opening tonight in a snappy, scintillating, and decidedly woke new production at Studio 54 and featuring an altogether s…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

How much do biographers really know about the individuals they research?

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Friday, February 15, 2019

STATE OF THE UNION - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

In State of the Union, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning play currently being revived by Metropolitan Playhouse, a presidential hopeful agrees to go on the pre-c…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

SEA WALL/A LIFE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

"If this can happen, anything can happen," warns Alex, a man striving to stay afloat in the wake of a tragic and sudden loss he can hardly begin to grasp, in the first of the pair of monolog…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

As the cornerstone of their 30th Anniversary season, the Irish Repertory Theatre is presenting a comprehensive retrospective of the work of the great Irish playwright, Sean O'Casey.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

THE LIGHT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

MCC Theater has much to celebrate in The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, its gorgeous new theatre center in Hell's Kitchen located at 511 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

GOD SHOWS UP - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Televangelist Thomas Isaac Rehan has scored quite a programming coup, with a very very very special guest scheduled to appear on the broadcast from his sprawling megachurch and compound in a…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

GOD SAID THIS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

"I'm happy. My cancer bring everyone together," exclaims a joyful Masako (Ako) as she lays in her hospital bed surrounded by her husband James (Jay Patterson), and their daughters Sophie (Em…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

CARMELINA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

But there must be something about Carmelina, because York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti has just brought it back for its third airing, the first title to score such a trifecta.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

TRUE WEST - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano burn up the stage as a lock-horn duo of estranged brothers in the rip-roaring revival of True West, playwright Sam Shepard's offbeat salute to sibling rivalry and b…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

EDDIE AND DAVE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you're a die-hard Van Halen fan who lies awake at night, tossing and turning, unable to sleep because you're obsessed with knowing what really happened with David Lee Roth at the MTV Vide…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

COLIN QUINN: RED STATE BLUE STATE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

One thing that Americans can all agree on is that Americans cannot all agree on anything.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

AWAKE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

In Awake, the estimable Barrow Group's current production, K. Lorrel Manning tackles a host of divisive and contemporary hot-button issues. Racism, sexism, Islamophobia, religious hypocrisy,…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CHOIR BOY - Talkin Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

A stageful of characters you don't often encounter in Broadway houses populates Choir Boy, Tarell Alvin McCraney's two-thirds-drama, one-third-concert, a Manhattan Theatre Club production at…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

BLUE RIDGE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Despite a script that throws credulity out the window, the Atlantic Theater Company has given Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge the kind of world premiere a young playwright can only dream about.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Whether you like the new stage production of Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's seminal coming of age memoir, To Kill a Mockingbird, which opened tonight at the Shubert Theatre, will …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

CHRISTMAS IN HELL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

One walks into Christmas in Hell, at the York, wanting to like it.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

NASSIM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Two years ago Nassim Soleimanpour's White Rabbit Red Rabbit was an Off-Broadway hit and ran an impressive forty-two weeks. (It played Monday nights only at the Westside Theatre.)

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