Friday, February 15, 2019

SPECIAL GUEST by David Lefkowitz

God makes a visit to Earth in this new comedy, but the story is short on substance.

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WEIGHTY THEMES by Joe Dziemianowicz

These two solo shows offer meditations on big topics but don t make much of an impact.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BOUNCY TUNES by Joe Dziemianowicz

This take on Irving Berlin’s 1950 musical comedy is a smooth but unremarkable ride.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

LIVES INTERTWINED by Bernard Carragher

Sebastian Barry is a mesmerizing writer, but audiences may find this play unsatisfying in the end.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WONDERFUL AS EVER by Matt Windman

Laura Benanti s performance should silence any critics who say she s too old for the lead role.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

INTEGRITY TO THE END by Joe Dziemianowicz

Robert Bolt s production dramatizes the life of Sir Thomas More, who was willing to put his principles on the line.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

UNLUCKY AND UNFULFILLED by David Lefkowitz

This is a fun musical about a nice Jewish boy with maxed-out credit cards and zero game with women.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

LOVE LIVES ON by Sandy MacDonald

Calvin Trillin brings a real-life love story back to life.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

THE ODDEST COUPLE by Sandy MacDonald

Sebastian Barry s latest about two cellmates growing close is just too ludicrous to buy into.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

EVERY WOMAN by Joe Dziemianowicz

Fine performances can t make up for the lackluster script by Stephen Belber.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

COMEDY OF TERRORS by Jeremy Gerard

Despite the accomplished actors playing the brothers, this production fails to achieve the chemistry to bring Shepard s play to life.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

FOREIGN TONGUES by Sandy MacDonald

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour builds a unique dramatic device that’s all heart.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET by Joe Dziemianowicz

Jack Neary has written an intriguing play, but the second act has a few too many twists for its own good.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS by David Cote

Many of the productions of the past year were tinged with a political aura.

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DISJOINTED BIOGRAPHY by Sandy MacDonald

The musicians are skilled, but the story about conductor Arturo Toscanini is steeped in sentimentality and smarminess.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

AVENGING ANGEL by Sandy MacDonald

A promising young playwright plumbs the vicissitudes of recovery.

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MORE THAN A PLAY by Brian Scott Lipton

Emily Mann’s play paints a vivid portrait of the pioneering journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem.

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EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES by Jeremy Gerard

This is an opera so beautifully played, sung and designed that one can forgive any hollowness in the story.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

FINDING IDENTITY by David Cote

The Moonlight writer offers a big-hearted portrait of young African Americans navigating class and sexual differences in private school.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

OPERATIC HEIGHTS by Jeremy Gerard

While the orchestra performance and set design are amazing, Bartlett Sher’s staging has a few kinks to work out.

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POETIC REALISM by Jeremy Gerard

Director Trip Cullman conjures a gorgeous conspiracy of elements with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s memory play.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

TITANS OF THEIR TIME by Matt Windman

Todd S. Purim s engrossing book outlines all the ways that Rodgers and Hammerstein forever changed musical theater.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

BIG IRISH FAMILY by Jessica Branch

Each of the many characters in Jez Butterworth s remarkable drama is drawn with distinct detail.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

PROVOCATIVE TRAUMA by Matt Windman

Jeremy O. Harris experimental play is sure to make many people uncomfortable, as intended.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

MISPLACED QUIPS by David Cote

Aaron Sorkin has left his fingerprints all over this stage adaptation, to mixed results.

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HOLLYWOOD ATTICUS by Jeremy Gerard

Jeff Daniels puts in a great performance, but there s an element missing here that was essential to the book and film.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DOCUMENT OF A DOCUMENT by Jeremy Gerard

Heidi Schreck’s engaging play may stick with you long after you ve left the theater.

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DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE by Brian Scott Lipton

Cherise Boothe gives an excellent performance in this story of a woman breaking apart and trying to put it all back together again.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

RATINGS ARE POWER by David Cote

Despite great acting, this techno-savvy adaptation is strangely out of step with some of the more searing themes in the original film.

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MAD AS HELL AND STILL TAKING IT by Jeremy Gerard

Bryan Cranston gives a towering performance in Ivo van Hove s stage adaptation of the 1976 film.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

GODDESS OF POP by Jeremy Gerard

Cher fans will be singing the praises of Stephanie J. Block, who leads three great actresses in this spectacular musical.

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