Monday, April 22, 2019

KNOCKOFF PYTHON by Sandy MacDonald

Taste is not a strong point in this spoof of Anglo-American relations mid-WWII.

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MILLER’S TIME by David Cote

Arthur Miller s play about risking lives in exchange for corporate profiteering has not lost its relevance.

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FADED FLAME by Robert Cashill

Although this play was incendiary in 1987, it packs much less of a punch today.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

POLITICAL FANFIC by David Cote

Lucas Hnath s fictionalized account of behind-the-scenes maneuvering during the 2008 presidential campaign is tightly written, but it pulls too many punches.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

UNHAPPY GATHERINGS by David Lefkowitz

This adaptation of Uncle Vanya struggles as it straddles two worlds without committing to either.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

SIMMERING TENSION by Brian Scott Lipton

Jez Butterworth’s epic family drama is in excellent hands here, delivering plenty of shocks and surprises.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

BLACK EXODUS by Sandy MacDonald

Promising new playwright Jordan E. Cooper gives a high-speed crash course in race relations.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SHAME OF THRONES by David Cote

Between Sam Gold s staging and Glenda Jackson s performance, this production unfortunately falls flat.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

RADICAL REBOOT by Joe Dziemianowicz

While not every choice lands, you can be sure that this revival is swinging for the fences.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

MONEY TALKS … AND TALKS by David Cote

Although the piece runs runs a bit long, talented actors and a savvy director get you to care about a clan of cold-blooded capitalists.

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WORKERS' RIGHTS by Sandy MacDonald

Classic Stage Company presents a pared-down, timely portrait of the downtrodden proletariat.

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REVENGE SERVED HOT by David Cote

It may not be Shakespeare, but this is a savvy and fiercely acted modern revival of John Webster s revenge tragedy.

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NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL LEAR by Jeremy Gerard

With Glenda Jackson starring and Sam Gold directing, here is a rewarding production that breaks the mold.

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ILLUMINATING BRIGHTNESS by Jessica Branch

Willy Holtzman’s biopic celebrates the life of stage and screen star Judy Holliday.

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STATE OF THE UNION by Matt Windman

John Doyle s show-within-a-show approach is successful in some aspects and less so in others.

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A WOMAN'S CONSTITUTION by Brian Scott Lipton

Heidi Schreck’s deeply felt play is sure to get audiences pondering important questions.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

HOUSE OF GREED by Jeremy Gerard

The creative team has transformed Massini’s family biodrama about the House of Lehman into a tragedy.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

MOTOWN 2.0 by Jeremy Gerard

This superb jukebox musical about The Temptations churns out one hit after the next.

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STRANGER AT THE DOOR by Matt Windman

The Irish Rep keeps it going strong with part two of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

WHALE OF A TALE by Joe Dziemianowicz

John Guare’s befuddling new memory play chases a lot of themes without really catching any of them.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

WAR AT HOME by Sandy MacDonald

Escalation is the name of the game in this story of two families on either side of high school bullying.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

PYRAMID SCHEME by Matt Windman

Unfortunately, this low-key production about Bernie Madoff is more interested in debating morality than providing engaging drama.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

TAP-HAPPY by Jeremy Gerard

Despite some miscasting, this is a solid production of one of the great musicals.

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GIRLISH RIVALRY by Sandy MacDonald

You’re likely to come away both chastened and cheered by Tori Sampson s tale of girls caught in the beauty trap.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

GOOD THING GONE by Matt Windman

This scaled-down version is at times underpowered, but on the whole it is effective, smart and emotional.

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INSTANT COOL by Joe Dziemianowicz

Adding another high school musical to the mix, this one is loud and lively but lacking in surprises.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

THE NOT-SO-LIGHT FANTASTIC by Jessica Branch

This is a compelling portrayal of an honest, caring man working through a painstaking moral process.

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UNRAVELING IN REVERSE by Jessica Branch

The action unfolds backwards in this musical, as a group of friends rewind back to where their bond was strong.

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BRUTALITY ENDURED by Brian Scott Lipton

Strong performances carry this heartbreaking revival about two South Africans fighting to survive Apartheid.

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MAN OF PRINCIPLE by Bernard Carragher

This is an illuminating show on a serious theme, entertaining until its solemn end.

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IF I WERE A ROTHSCHILD by Jeremy Gerard

This production has several original touches that make it like no Fiddler you ve seen before.

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