Monday, March 29, 2021

Theater Time Review: A dynamic new CD from Laura Benanti by Joseph Cervelli

Laura Benanti soars with her gorgeous voice in some familiar and less familiar songs in a unique new CD.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Bernhardt/Hamlet" by Joseph Cervelli

A very entertaining play with a bravura performance by Janet McTeer. Unfortunately, it goes off track late in the second act.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Days To Come" by Joseph Cervelli

A terrible play written by Lillian Hellman early in her career. Poorly staged and amateurishly acted.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Pretty Woman: The Musical" by Joseph Cervelli

While nothing particularly wrong with the show, it does lack its own identity.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Gettin' The Band Back Together" by Joseph Cervelli

May be unoriginal but exuberantly entertaining

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Half Time" by Joseph Cervelli

A Generally Entertaining New Musical with a Grand Cast of Veteran Performers

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Theater Time Review: "The Great Leap" by Joseph Cervelli

Throughly entertaining with a first rate cast.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Peace For Mary Frances" by Joseph Cervelli

An exasperating evening filled with unlikable characters.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Paradise Blue" by Joseph Cervelli

An intense and beautifully woven new play.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Carousel" by Joseph Cervelli

In Search of Julie and Billy in this misguided production.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Theater Time Review: "This Flat Earth" by Joseph Cervelli

A flawed but heartfelt play.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Good For Otto" by Joseph Cervelli

Superlative performances rule this play. Review will appear next week in (The Record's website)

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Hello, Dolly!" by Joseph Cervelli

Bernadette Peters brings "Dolly" to new heights. Review will appear on (The Record's website) this week.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

In The Body of the World--A Portrait of Courage and Determination by Joseph Cervelli

Writer/performer/activist Eve Ensler is responsible for the tremendously successful “The Vagina Monologues” which has been performed all over the world. Her new work“In The Body of the…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Theater Time Review: "Cardinal" by Joseph Cervelli

A patchwork of a new play with many ideas but jumbled results. Review should appear next week on (The Record's online site).

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Theater Time Review: "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" by Joseph Cervelli

Robert Fairchild is the major asset in this muddled production. . Review should appear next week on

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Theater Time Review: "Farinelli and the King" by Joseph Cervelli

A castrato calms a frenzied king in this entertaining though disappointing new British import.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Theater Time Review: "SpongeBob SquarePants" by Joseph Cervelli

A universally appealing show and eye popping delight!

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Theater Time Review: "Once on This Island" by Joseph Cervelli

A jubilant but overbloated revival.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Theater Time Review: "The Parisian Woman" by Joseph Cervelli

The title role is played to icy perfection by Uma Thurman. Review appears next week on north (The Record's website) and in Community Newspapers.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Theatre Time Review: "Harry Clarke" by Joseph Cervelli

An intoxicating performance by Billy Crudup. Review will appear on next week.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Theatre Time Review by Joseph Cervelli

A Jewel of a Musical

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Theatre Time Review: "M. Butterfly" by Joseph Cervelli

Choppy and oddly aloof revival.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Theater Time Review: "Torch Song" by Joseph Cervelli

Michael Urie is brilliant in a dazzling revival of this landmark play. Review will appear on north and Community Newspapers next week.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Theatre Time Review: "Lonely Planet" by Joseph Cervelli

Left this reviewer feeling cold and ambivalent. Review should appear in North Jersey Media newspapers next week and on

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Theatre Time Review: "The Honeymooners" by Joseph Cervelli

A pleasant first act turns into a mediocre second.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Theatre Time Review: "A Clockwork Orange" by Joseph Cervelli

A pulverizing adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel. Review will appear in North Jersey Media Newspapers next week.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Theater Time Review: "For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday" by Joseph Cervelli

Not one of Sarah Ruhl's more successful plays.

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