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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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

"You wanna play snooker? Well, chalk up your cue."

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BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Emily Dickinson, the near-reclusive nineteenth century American poet, is the focus of Because I Could Not Stop, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century's latest and, to my mind, the most effec…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

BERNHARDT/HAMLET - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Janet McTeer is luminous as Sarah Bernhardt, the reigning queen of 19th century French theater, in Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet, opening tonight at the American Airlines Theatre.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

An unfamiliar sight greets audiences filing into Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater:

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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

Playwright Sharr White's The True, opening tonight at the Pershing Square Signature Center in a production by The New Group, is an old-fashioned political potboiler that manages to rise abov…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

YOU AND I - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

The story of the writing of You and I turns out to be more compelling than You and I itself. Philip Barry, fatherless from infancy and raised in a modest Irish-Catholic household, was to inh…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

AGNES - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Until recently, playwright Catya McMullen's biggest claim to fame was winning the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in 2012 for her two-character work Missed Connections.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SCRAPS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

The Brooklyn of Geraldine Inoa's Scraps is one filled with ghosts.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

HURRICANE PARTY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Jose Solís

Art dealing with natural disasters tends to focus on the phenomenon itself and the ways in which it affects the characters in the story.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

THE DRAGON GRISWYND - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

It can't be easy being the last remaining dragon on earth, a planet which humans do not even inhabit anymore.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

SEPARATE AND EQUAL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

The septic wound of legally sanctioned racial segregation in the U.S. remains very much a living memory for anyone who was around prior to its painfully slow dissolution starting in the mid-…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Pianist, composer, and theatrical storyteller Hershey Felder has carved out a specialized niche for himself with his staged presentations about musical masters, from classicists Frédéric C…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

WORSE THAN TIGERS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

It's just a guess, but I'll hazard that Mark Chrisler has a Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? fixation.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

DAYS TO COME - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Michael Portantiere

It's interesting to debate just where Lillian Hellman's reputation as a playwright stands as compared to her contemporaries in terms of quality, prolificity, and also revivability.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

HENRY VI PARTS 1 AND 2 - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Marc Miller

Henry VI doesn't get a lot of stagings . . .

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Imagine for a moment what some adventurous and creative theater team might come up with based on a story idea about a sex worker and a very wealthy man who upend one another's lives.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

You know what might be fun? How about a Broadway Battle of the Bands pitting the kids from School of Rock against the hapless middle-aged suburban Jersey guys in Gettin' the Band Back Togeth…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BELOVED - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

Time is of the essence in Beloved, Lisa Lengseth's one-person show currently playing at the Lion Theatre in Theatre Row.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE NEW ONE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by James Wilson

The central image of Mike Birbiglia's dazzling new solo show, aptly and simply named The New One, is a couch.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND - Talkin' Broadway's Review by David Hurst

A moment comes near the end of New York Theatre Workshop's sensational new production of Marcus Gardley's provocative play, The House That Will Not Stand, where a house-slave named Makeda, s…

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