Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FABULATION - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

"Can I be honest with you?" These are the first words uttered by Undine Barnes Calles, a high-powered New York City publicist and the central character in Lynn Nottage's sweeping and satiric…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

NOURA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Noura burns on a low flame.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

NETWORK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Network, director Ivo van Hove's razzle dazzle staging of Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 film of the same title, transmogrifies the Belasco Theatre into one gigantic hyperkinetic television studio, …

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you prefer your holiday cheer tuneful, sweet and short, you'll do no better than the Irish Repertory Theatre's latest revival of A Child's Christmas in Wales.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

THE CHER SHOW - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Please excuse the feeling of foreboding that flooded my bloodstream as I waited to enter the Neil Simon Theatre, where The Cher Show opened tonight.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

THE TRICKY PART - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

When The Tricky Part, Martin Moran’s lacerating solo show about child sex abuse, debuted in 2003, the nation was still reeling from The Boston Globe’s Roman Catholic church exposé publish…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Review:"Holiday Inn" Paper Mill delights its audiences with a first class production of the entertaining Broadway Musical! by Bob Rendell

Cleverly & charmingly restage by the Broadway originals, NICHOLAS RODERIGUEZ brings a leading man's strong voice while JEFF KREADY dances up a storm and ANN HARADA brings spunk & warmth to "…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Philadelphia Review:"Cinderella:A Musical Panto" Your Best Bet this Holiday Season at People's Light by Rebecca Rendell

CAROLINE STRANG sparkles as "Ella," KIM CARSON smolders while LUKE BRANDT & TYLER FAUNTLEROY are my top notch favorites!

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Monday, November 19, 2018

THE HARD PROBLEM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Getting your head around playwright Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, opening tonight at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, is a bit like trying to pin down one of artist M. C. …

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE PROM - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

The Prom, the new musical opening tonight at the Longacre Theatre, is a bonbon of the highest order.

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THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

It's easy to see why artistic director John Doyle was tempted to program Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in Classic Stage Company's current season.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

KING KONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

OK. There's really only one thing anyone wants to know about King Kong, the new musical opening tonight at the Broadway Theatre. So let's get right to it. The answer is, yes. The great ape i…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

EVE'S SONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Playwright Patricia Ione Lloyd stands on the shoulders of giants to bring us a sizzling and darkly comic new work, Eve's Song, opening tonight at the Public Theater in a riveting production …

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Tricky business, political correctness.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

AMERICAN SON - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Though we never actually meet him, Jamal, the title character of Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son, sounds like a wonderful kid.

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I'M NOT A COMEDIAN . . . I'M LENNY BRUCE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

How does anyone become a trailblazer?

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Friday, November 2, 2018

GOOD GRIEF - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

Following her wondrous exploration of a Nigerian woman's emotional reckoning with her country, her family and herself in The Homecoming Queen last January at Atlantic's Stage 2, playwright N…

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TORCH SONG - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

It's been a lot of years.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

THE NICETIES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

So once upon a time, kids, there was this play called Oleanna. Mid-career David Mamet, it opened off-Broadway in 1992 and immediately caused a ruckus, both on its own merits and in light of …

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

THE FERRYMAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Magic and music, domesticity and revolution saturate Jez Butterworth's gloriously hyperkinetic The Ferryman, opening today at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

The Lifespan of a Fact, a funny, thought-provoking, and exceedingly well performed "comedy of conflict" opening tonight at Studio 54 . . . .

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MOTHER OF THE MAID - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

No one will ever love you like your mom, not even if you are a saint-in-training.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

APOLOGIA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Let us heap accolades upon Stockard Channing, who finds a pulse and thrillingly breathes life into Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia, a somewhat squishy play opening tonight at the Laura Pels T…

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FIREFLIES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If you were lucky enough to see Donja R. Love's searing, civil-war drama Sugar in Our Wounds over the summer at Manhattan Theatre Club, you won't want to miss his Fireflies, which just opene…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

ANNA CHRISTIE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

When silent film star Greta Garbo transitioned to talking movies with her performance of Anna Christie in Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize winning-play of the same name, the marketing campaig…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

GOODBODY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

There is definitely no honor among thieves in J. C. Ernst's Goodbody, a pitch dark comedy about a quartet of double-crossing thugs opening tonight at 59E59 Theaters.

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MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

There's a famous, oft-exhibited photo of Julius, the still-there predominantly gay bar in the Village, from 1966.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

ON BECKETT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

If your reaction to the news the Irish Rep's season opener is a new piece exploring the works of Samuel Beckett is one of trepidation, be not afraid.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

As a 15-year old student growing up in Wenatchee, Washington, not even a precociously talented girl like Heidi Schreck could have imagined that, thirty years later, she'd be starring in a se…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Pay close attention as Mare Winningham sings Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" at the end of Act I of the bleak and stunning Girl from the North Country, opening tonight at the Public Theat…

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