Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hunting for Humor: ‘Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!!’ by Matthew Wexler

The theatrical chefs need to return to the kitchen to rework the recipe for this unpalatable interactive dinner theater experience. The post Hunting for Humor: ‘Truffles: Music! Mushrooms…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

God, We Hope They Get This Job: Signature’s ‘A Chorus Line’ by Matthew Wexler

Arlington, Virginia's Signature Theatre presents and intimate and emotionally resounding revival of the Tony Award-winning musical "A Chorus Line." The post God, We Hope They Get This Job: S…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Contemplating the Cycle of Violence: ‘Broadbend, Arkansas’ by Matthew Wexler

In "Broadbend, Arkansas," an African-American family grapples with decades of inequality, violence, and suppression in the South. The post Contemplating the Cycle of Violence: ‘Broadbend,…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Optimism With a Call to Action: ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ by Matthew Wexler

David Byrne brings his album "American Utopia" to life in a dynamic, theatrical setting with an unencumbered band taking the stage. The post Optimism With a Call to Action: ‘David Byrne’…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Packing’ – An Odyssey of Reinvention and Self-Discovery by Matthew Wexler

Scott Bradley's solo show, "Packing," tackles a three-decade odyssey of reinvention and self-discovery. Directed by Chay Yew. The post ‘Packing’ – An Odyssey of Reinvention and Self-Di…

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Dancing and Conversation During Difficult Times: ‘The Michaels’ by Matthew Wexler

Playwright-director Richard Nelson returns with "The Michaels," his latest installment about modern-day America. The post Dancing and Conversation During Difficult Times: ‘The Michaels’…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Inside Perspectives: Producer Eva Price (“Jagged Little Pill”) and Director Sammi Cannold (“Evita”) by Matthew Wexler

Producer Eva Price ("Jagged Little Pill) and director Sammi Cannold ("Evita") share insights about their upcoming productions. The post Inside Perspectives: Producer Eva Price (“Jagged Lit…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

‘Cyrano’ – a New but Imperfect Take on Unrequited Love by Matthew Wexler

Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") stars in "Cyrano," a new musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play about unrequited love and ghostwritten letters. The post ‘Cyrano’ – a New b…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

‘Macbeth’ and the Thane of Thrones by Matthew Wexler

"Something wicked this way comes..." but for all the wrong reasons in Classic Stage Company's gloomy production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." The post ‘Macbeth’ and the Thane of Thrones ap…

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Desire and Danger Dramatically Converge in ‘Hoodoo Love’ by Matthew Wexler

Katori Hall's "Hoodoo Love" receives a gripping production by Chicago's Raven Theatre. The post Desire and Danger Dramatically Converge in ‘Hoodoo Love’ appeared first on The BroadwayBlo…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A Recipe for Success? ‘Seared’ Tinkers with the Ingredients by Matthew Wexler

Teresa Rebeck's Off-Broadway play, "Seared," examines the underbelly of a fledgling Brooklyn restaurant on the brink of success. The post A Recipe for Success? ‘Seared’ Tinkers with the …

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Monday, November 4, 2019

In ‘You Are Happy,’ Optimism is Relative by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Red Theater presents a new translation of "You Are Happy," Rébecca Déraspe's play about an unusual attempt to create happiness in a makeshift romance. The post In ‘You Are Happ…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trick or Treat? 4 Evan Hansens Sing ‘For Forever’ by Matthew Wexler

"Dear Evan Hansen"'s four leading men unite to perform "For Forever," featuring new vocal arrangements by Alex Lacamoire and guitar arrangement by Dillon Kondor. The post Trick or Treat? 4 E…

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In ‘Fear,’ the pursuit of truth falls short by Matthew Wexler

Matt Williams' Off-Broadway thriller, "Fear," is cringe-worthy for all the wrong reasons. The post In ‘Fear,’ the pursuit of truth falls short appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In ‘Sugar in Our Wounds,’ Loving Freely Can Also Be Heartbreaking by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's First Floor Theater presents "Sugar in Our Wounds," an emotionally compelling play about unchartered love as the end of slavery nears. The post In ‘Sugar in Our Wounds,’ Loving…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Les Ballets Eloelle Brings Camp to Leslie-Lohman Museum Gala by Matthew Wexler

Les Ballets Eloelle brought high-energy camp and ballet to Leslie-Lohman Museum's gala, helping to raise funds for queer artists, scholars, activists and allies. The post Les Ballets Eloelle…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

‘Molly Sweeney’ Asks: To See or Not to See? by Matthew Wexler

Keen Company revives "Molly Sweeney," Brian Friel's play about the unexpected consequences of a medical miracle. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein. The post ‘Molly Sweeney’ Asks: To See o…

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

A Vertiginous Silence in The Sound Inside by Matthew Wexler

Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman co-star in 'The Sound Inside,' a new play about the complex relationship between student and college professor. The post A Vertiginous Silence in The Soun…

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Friday, October 25, 2019

In ‘The Rose Tattoo,’ Mourning Becomes Electric by Matthew Wexler

Marisa Tomei stars in 'The Rose Tattoo,' Tennessee Williams' sultry portrayal of a woman rediscovering her ability to love and live life to its fullest. The post In ‘The Rose Tattoo,’ M…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

In ‘A Man of No Importance,’ the Human Spirit Prevails by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Pride Film & Plays presents a beautiful revival of "A Man of No Importance" about a community coming to terms with diversity in 1960s Dublin. The post In ‘A Man of No Import…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Review: ‘Is This A Room’? Better Question, Is This A Play? by Matthew Wexler

Tina Satter conceives and directs "This Is A Room," based on the FBI transcript reagrding Reality Winner's leaking evidence of Russian election interference. The post Review: ‘Is This A Ro…

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Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do: ‘Only Human’ by Matthew Wexler

No prayers can save this Off-Broadway musical of biblically bad proportion, including Academy Award nominee Gary Busey. The post Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do: ‘Only Human…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

In ‘Linda Vista,’ Getting Older and Wiser is Relative by Matthew Wexler

Tracy Letts' "Linda Vista" unravels what happens to a man who, at 50 years old, should have it all but finds himself empty-handed. The post In ‘Linda Vista,’ Getting Older and Wiser is R…

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In Comes ‘Company!’ Full Broadway Cast Announced by Matthew Wexler

The full Broadway cast for "Company" has been announced. Jennifer Simard, Christopher Fitzgerald, and others join Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. The post In Comes ‘Company!’ Full Broadwa…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

In ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ a Colorful, Cautionary Tale Once Again Comes to Life by Matthew Wexler

Michael Mayer directs a slick revival of the hit Off-Broadway musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," starring Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard. The post In ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ a Colo…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

They Had it Coming: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ by Matthew Wexler

Gerard Alessandrini returns with "Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation," a parody of Broadways latest musicals and plays. The post They Had it Coming: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Gen…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Urgent and Engaging, ‘Twice, Thrice, Frice…’ Examines the Female, Arab-American Experience by Matthew Wexler

Playwright Fouad Teymour's "Twice, Thrice, Frice..." examines the complex relationships among three Muslim women and their friendships, fidelity and faith. The post Urgent and Engaging, ‘T…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In ‘Chasing Rainbows,’ Dreams Really Do Come True, But With a Price by Matthew Wexler

Judy Garland's early years come to life in 'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Playhouse under the direction and choreography of Denis Jones. The post In ‘Chasing Rainbows,’ Dreams Really D…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Great Performances Presents Third Annual ‘Broadway’s Best’ by Matthew Wexler

Great Performances returns this November to broadcast five new productions including "Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I," "Kiinky Boots" and more. The post Great Performances Presen…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Reimagining an Icon: ABIAH May Be Madonna’s New Lucky Star by Matthew Wexler

ABIAH, a soul singer with a soaring vocal range, takes on the Madonna songbook for his forthcoming album and recent Joe's Pub concert. The post Reimagining an Icon: ABIAH May Be Madonna’s …

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Friday, October 11, 2019

In ‘The Wrong Man,’ The Right Story, Score and Creative Team Are Still the Wrong Fit by Matthew Wexler

The whole doesn't equal the sum of its parts in Ross Golan's 'The Wrong Man,' now playing Off-Broadway at MCC Theater. The post In ‘The Wrong Man,’ The Right Story, Score and Creative T…

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