Thursday, November 7, 2019

TORMENT TO TRIUMPH by Jeremy Gerard

Adrienne Warren is exhilarating as Tina Turner in this biomusical.

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PURE HARMONY by Jeremy Gerard

Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince top the duo’s annual fall fling, while Lainie Kazan remembers flings, flames and fiascos.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

FLASH OVER FUNDAMENTALS by Matt Windman

All the ingredients for this musical looked promising, but the result is underwhelming.

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LOST SOULS by David Lefkowitz

Even with good acting, a play told entirely in monologues can be difficult to make lively.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

FOUL IS FAIR

Corey Stoll has a powerful physical presence as he leads a tight ensemble of actors.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

READ BETWEEN THE LIES by Brian Scott Lipton

Kathleen Chalfant embodies Mabel Loomis Todd, who s remembered for editing Emily Dickinson s poetry, in this solo play.

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THE PLAY THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED by Jessica Branch

CSC’s minimalist staging of Shakespeare’s spookiest play takes the slippage between stage and reality to whole new levels.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

CULINARY ART by Joe Dziemianowicz

Theresa Rebeck’s two-act is a tangy and satisfying Off-Broadway main course.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

AMERICAN IDYLLS by Jeremy Gerard

David Byrne leads a trio of works including Soft Power and Scotland, PA that reflect on the state of the union.

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DARK NIGHT OF THE CONSERVATIVE MILLENNIAL SOUL by Robert Gilbo

Will Arbery s new play is heavy on polemics and light on action.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

SATIRE GOLD by Bill Stevenson

Gerard Alessandrini s latest parody of Broadway shows deserves to run longer than some of the shows it spoofs.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY by Brian Scott Lipton

Harvey Fierstein creates a finely detailed portrait of the late Bella Abzug, a strong Democratic politician who made her mark on her time.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

MAN EATER by Brian Scott Lipton

This crowd-pleasing show is an utter delight for any musical theater fan.

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VARIABLES OF EXISTENCE by Jeremy Gerard

Playwright Adam Rapp and actress Mary-Louise Parker make an electrifying match.

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MARRIED TO THE BOTTLE by Joe Dziemianowicz

Conor McPherson’s sobering portrait of lives devastated by booze gets a beautifully acted revival.

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HALF DIVINE by Sandy MacDonald

A teen-oriented musical grows too big for its britches.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

COMEDIC ELASTICITY by Joe Dziemianowicz

A slapstick approach to Tennessee Williams comedy misses out on the more poignant parts of the play.

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UNLEASHED PASSION by Jeremy Gerard

Despite the comedic brilliance of Marisa Tomei, something in the tone of this revival doesn t hold together.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

STARTING OVER by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tracy Letts’ dark-tinged rom-dram is a portrait of an unsympathetic man in the throes of an ugly divorce and a middle-age tailspin.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

THIS WILL HURT by Jeremy Gerard

Fine performances and a fleet staging can t counteract the more tedious parts of this work.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LIZARD-SKIN BOOTS by Jeremy Gerard

Brian Cox takes on the role of LBJ in Robert Schenkkan’s follow-up to All The Way.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

SCENIC FANTASY by Joe Dziemianowicz

Fans of the TV series should be quite pleased with the plot-packed film they ve been given.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

THE UNKNOWN BIRD by Jeremy Gerard

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins are perfectly in tune with each another in this excellent London transfer.

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FADING MEMORY by Joe Dziemianowicz

Although we are on well-worn territory with this play, the two fine leads bring it to life.

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MINDLESS ENTERTAINMENT by David Cote

Despite the fact that it keeps you guessing as to what s real or not, this play fails to achieve any dramatic intrigue.

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OVER THE RAINBOW by Joe Dziemianowicz

Renée Zellweger dazzles as Judy Garland in a film that gives new juice to an old story.

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COMEDY OF MANNERS by David Lefkowitz

David Staller s production lacks realism in parts, but it s a lively take on George Bernard Shaw s comedy.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Tucker’s sincere new play sees three couples trying to take the best approach to their autumn years.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

LET IT BE by Sandy MacDonald

If two Beatles sitting in a hotel room talking sounds boring to you, you re not wrong.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

OMISSIONS RECTIFIED by Matt Windman

Jaclyn Backhaus comedy rewrites scenes from history with a focus on women who were overshadowed by men.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

DEN OF DREAMS by Jessica Branch

There is genius in this production that transcends the campiness of its plot and score.

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