Thursday, March 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

If your laughs don't go deep, at least they can go long.

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KNOCK: A JOURNEY TO A STRANGE COUNTRY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Welcome to the world of abstract surrealism, as embodied in the Lost & Found Project’s Knock: A Journey to a Strange Country, now on view in a complexly crafted and intensely acted product…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Hir" by Arthur Dorman

"Hir," Mac Taylor's two-act play now at Mixed Blood Theatre, is a remarkable achievement, a melding of ideas, performance, direction, and design that is entertaining, disturbing, and though-…

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Monday, March 2, 2015

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

The Mystery of Love & Sex, the new play by Bathsheba Doran that just opened at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, is nothing if not inclusive.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

FASHIONS FOR MEN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Michael Portantiere

Anyone who knows the work of the Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár only through his beautiful, deeply moving drama Lilliom or his elegant, thoughtful comedy The Guardsman may be taken abac…

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Nick Gandiellos' "Oceanside" Premiere Production by Nancy Grossman

Beyond the finely tuned performances, attentive direction, and crisp writing, Oceanside works because it is realistic and relevant.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Farce, slapstick, and general tomfoolery blend beautifully together in Delirium’s Daughters, playwright Nicholas Korn’s new comic and heartfelt romp that lovingly captures the spirit of …

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Friday, February 27, 2015

BRIGHT HALF LIFE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Each of us is constantly adrift on a personal stream of consciousness, but it’s not easy to bring other people along for the ride without drowning them.

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Jeffrey Hatcher's New "To Begin With" features Dickens Great-Great Grandson by Arthur Dorman

He relates the gospels as a spell-binding tale, rife with intrigue and mystery, accessible to anyone able to take in a good yarn; but in telling this as a tale for children, Dickens effectiv…

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

JOHN & JEN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Our lives and choices are shaped in innumerable ways by others, especially those closest to us, often in ways we don’t recognize at the time (if ever).

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BROOKLYNITE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

It’s not a bird and it’s not a plane, but Brooklynite is just about featherweight enough to fly — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

We’re so consumed with the idea of “feeling good” in this country that we can easily forget that there are plenty of places where our concepts of self-actualization simply do not apply.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

THE NETHER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

How you behave when no one can see you is frequently cited as the ultimate definition of character.

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LIVES OF THE SAINTS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Not everything is a laughing matter.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

"First Date" in Open-Ended Production at Chicago's Royal George by John Olson

Those of us who love the art form appreciate efforts like this to make the musical relevant and appealing to new generations, and it may well be that those who have more recently experienced…

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

ONE DAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Depression, addiction, bulimia, and rape are terrible things, as the teens at the core of the new musical One Day are all too ready to tell you.

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DUTCHMAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Time has a way of helping us put things into perspective.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CHURCHILL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Even the biggest of men can seem small in the right — or wrong — circumstances.

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VERITE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

What if you were given carte blanche to live out your wildest dreams on someone else's dime, and promised that you'd attain your loftiest career goals if you followed through?

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

Meet the Malones, Bob and Karen, a couple going through a patch of marital discord.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

HAMILTON - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

When history comes alive (something it seldom does) in Hamilton, which just opened at The Public Theater, it tends to do so on the wave of a yawn.

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LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Of all potential terrors, surely the unknown must be the most unsettling.

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Ten Thousand Things "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" by Arthur Dorman

As is Ten Thousand Thing's trademark style, they have stripped away the external trappings, lifted up the show's central theme and found its heart. In so doing, they have given us a theatric…

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Monday, February 16, 2015

HORSEPLAY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

As long as there has been a spotlight, there have been individuals who have found a way to bask in its warm and public glow, regardless of their questionable talents ....

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Black Theatre Troupe of Phoenix Premieres "Conviction" by Gil Benbrook

With a premise that touches upon interesting topics and over a dozen of [Billy] Strayhorn's tunes, with a few tweaks I believe this play could have quite a life.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

New Rep World Premiere "The King of Second Avenue" by Nancy Grossman

Pitting antagonistic Jewish sects against each other, it might be subtitled "East Side Story," only with a comedic foundation.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Style isn't always enough to sell a half-cooked play, but it can really help.

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THE EVENTS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

The sheer number of hot-button issues touched upon in The Events, the intriguing but arid play by David Grieg that just opened at New York Theatre Workshop, is staggering.

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ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Can paper feel pain? As strange as that question may sound, it has real implications for the three (human) characters in Rajiv Joseph's 2008 play Animals Out of Paper.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

LOVE/SICK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

You “fall” for someone just as you “fall” ill.

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RASHEEDA SPEAKING - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"Post-racial" isn't a state of mind in Rasheeda Speaking — it's a state of confusion.

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