Tuesday, May 17, 2022

News: Announcing the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Commemorating the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season by David Roberts

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the winners of the 71st …

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Monday, May 16, 2022

News: Drama Desk Awards 2020 Nominations Announced by David Roberts

The nominees for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Play Cullud Wattah, by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, The Public Theater English, by Sanaz Toossi, Atlantic Theater Company Prayer …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Broadway Review: “A Strange Loop” at the Lyceum Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Two deeply significant plays by Jeremy O. Harris – “Daddy” (Off-Broadway 2019) and “Slave Play” (Broadway 2021) – highlighted significant issues about the self-identity of young …

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Award Announcement: The Outer Critics Circle 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees by David Roberts

Award Announcement: The Outer Critics Circle 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees By David Roberts Theatre Reviews Limited The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organizati…

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Broadway Review: “Hangmen” at the Golden Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” – “To A Mouse” by Robert Burns Despite his claim to be “quite content to keep [his] own counsel, as [he] sees fit, …

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Broadway Review: “for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf” at the Booth Theatre (Through Sunday, August 14, 2022) by David Roberts

“Since its premiere at The Public in 1976 and its subsequent transfer to Broadway later that year, much has happened to continue to impact the lives of the women of color celebrated by Nto…

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Broadway Review: “Take Me Out” at Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theatre (Through Sunday, June 11, 2022) by David Roberts

The revival of “Take Me Out” by Richard Greenberg which opened at The Helen Hayes Theater, in many ways does not feel as if it were written twenty years ago, given the current political …

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Harmony” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (Through Sunday, May 8, 2022) by David Roberts

The Comedian Harmonists was an internationally famous all-male German singing group that was formed during the Weimar period and was forced to disband in the early 1930’s when the Nazi reg…

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Broadway Review: “The Little Prince” at the Broadway Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

It has taken this reviewer a couple of days to contemplate the new stage version of the well-known children’s story “The Little Prince” penned by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, which has ta…

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical” at New World Stages (Through Sunday, May 22, 2022) by David Roberts

There is something very special happening at New World Stages that every ardent admirer of great musical legends and theatre enthusiast should see. “Little Girl Blue”, the new Nina Simon…

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Broadway Review: “Six” at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Broadway has been graced with quite a bit of royalty considering the “SIX” queens that currently occupy the stage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, vying for the title of the most victimiz…

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: Vineyard Theatre and WP Theater’s “sandblasted” at the Vineyard Theatre (Extended through Sunday, March 13, 2022) by David Roberts

As Stacey Derosier’s lighting comes up on the stage of Charly Evon Simpson’s “sandblasted,” which is currently being co-presented by Vineyard Theatre and Women’s Project Theater a…

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Broadway Review: “The Music Man” at the Wintergarden Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

The recent revival of “The Music Man” which has opened at the Winter Garden Theater comes to the stage with some good news for fans of a certain celebrity, and some bad news for avid the…

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: The New Group’s “Black No More” at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Through Sunday, February 27, 2022) by David Roberts

A clue in in the “New York Times” crossword puzzle on Tuesday, February 15th was “Prefix with futurism.” The correct answer: ‘Afrofuturism,’ defined as “a cultural aesthetic t…

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Monday, February 7, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: Tambo & Bones” at Playwrights Horizons (Through Sunday, February 27, 2022) by David Roberts

In “Tambo & Bones,” currently running at Playwrights Horizons, playwright Dave Harris (“Summertime,” “Patricide”) gives the audience a minstrel show with three variety acts w…

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: “Kimberly Akimbo” at Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theater (Through Sunday, December 26, 2021) by David Roberts

“Kimberly Akimbo” may be one of the best new musicals to appear on the New York Theatre scene this season, glorified by the music of Jeanine Tesori, and enhanced with the unequivocal boo…

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Broadway Review: “Mrs. Doubtfire” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (Open Run) by David Roberts

The latest Broadway opening is the new musical comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” based on the immensely popular 1993 film which starred Robin Williams in the leading role. The plot revolves around…

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Broadway Review: “Caroline, or Change” at Roundabout’s Studio 54 (Tickets Available through Sunday January 9, 2022) by David Roberts

Racism, sexism, economic disparity, and stagnation roil beneath the surface Caroline Thibodeaux’s (an embattled yet resilient Sharon B Clarke) deep unhappiness, disappointment, and resista…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Trevor: The Musical” at Stage 42 (Open Run) by David Roberts

The new musical “Trevor: The Musical” based on the 1994 short film makes a valid attempt to bring to light the issues and problems that adolescent gay teens face, which result in attempt…

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: “The Visitor” at the Public’s Newman Theater (Through Sunday, December 5, 2021) by David Roberts

The new musical “The Visitor,” now playing at the Public’s Newman Theater, is based on the 2007 film sharing the same title, with a book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, music by …

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Off-Broadway Review: “Morning Sun” at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I (Extended though Sunday December 19, 2021) by David Roberts

“I’m very scared. I’m very confused it’s very bright here please just tell me whether or not I am safe.” These are among the first words spoken by Charley McBride (an ethereal and …

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: “A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet” at the DR2 Theatre (Through Sunday November 21, 2021) by David Roberts

The new musical “A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet” with music, book and lyrics by Ben Fankhauser and Alex Wyse, who also star in the Off-Broadway production now occupying the DR2 The…

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Audio Drama Preview: “Around the Sun” Brings Egot Winners and Nominees Together in an Original Audio Drama by David Roberts

Around the Sun, an episodic audio drama, created by Brad Forenza, has launched its first episodes via the Broadway Podcast Network. New episodes premiere each week, throughout fall 2021. The…

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Broadway Review: “The Lehman Trilogy” at the Nederlander Theatre (Through Sunday January 2, 2022) by David Roberts

If you were to sit in the dark in the Nederlander Theatre at the appointed hour, with the security screen lowered, you would eventually hear Candida Caldicot begin to play the stage-left pia…

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Broadway Review: “Chicken & Biscuits” at Circle in the Square Theatre (Through Sunday January 2, 2022) by David Roberts

Had the playwright, director, and creative team of “Chicken & Biscuits” taken a cue from their “Oklahoma” colleagues who occupied the same Circle in the Square Theatre space in 2…

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: Bedlam’s “Persuasion” at the Connelly Theatre (Through Sunday October 31, 2021) by David Roberts

Bedlam’s 2016 “Sense and Sensibility” was fresh, buoyant, engaging, and richly authentic. Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s text was transformative theatre, groundbreaking …

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Off-Broadway Review: New York Theatre Workshop’s “Sanctuary City” at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (Through Sunday October 10, 2021) by David Roberts

Since the controversy started about the destiny of so called “dreamers” and immigration moved to the forefront of the political spectrum, theatre has become a formidable platform, reveal…

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Broadway Review: “Pass Over” at the August Wilson Theatre (Through Sunday October 10, 2021) by David Roberts

In Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s most recent iteration of “Pass Over,” two “brothers” Moses (Jon Michael Hill) and Kitch (Namir Smallwood) engage in an interminable exchange of esca…

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival 2021 Main Stage Review: “How I Learned What I Learned” (Through Sunday July 11, 2021) by David Roberts

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival 2021 Main Stage Review: “How I Learned What I Learned” (Through Sunday July 11, 2021 By August Wilson Co-Conceived by Todd Kreidler Directed by Christ…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Video on Demand Preview: Purdue University’s Department of Theatre Presents Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” (Friday April 1 by David Roberts

Purdue University’s Department of Theatre is presenting “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Bertolt Brecht. This weekend’s production will be available virtually April 16-18 from th…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Video on Demand: GFour Productions “Middletown” (Streaming through Sunday April 4, 2021) by David Roberts

Don Clancy’s play “Middletown” reflects on the lives of two couples who establish a close friendship, supporting each other through the trials and tribulations that life brings their w…

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