Friday, December 14, 2018

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Family Fun in Whoville by Elysa Gardner

★★★ The holiday favorite returns to Madison Square Garden, with Gavin Lee as the titular grouch The post Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Family Fun in Whoville appea…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee’s Classic Makes Magnificent Theater by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Atticus, Scout, Jem and the rest exquisitely reimagined by Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher The post To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee’s Classic Makes Magnificent Theater app…

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To Kill A Mockingbird: A Timeless Favorite, Revered and Reborn by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher reintroduce Harper Lee's beloved work as a play for our times, or any other The post To Kill A Mockingbird: A Timeless Favorite, Rever…

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The Feingold Column: That ‘Fiddler’ Incident by Michael Feingold

A drunk yells, a panic starts, a columnist worries. Should he? The post The Feingold Column: That ‘Fiddler’ Incident appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Typically Tutu Funny to Describe by Michael Sommers

★★★★ The Trocks spin back for the holidays as en pointe entertaining as ever The post Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Typically Tutu Funny to Describe appeared first on New Yo…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Clueless: As If… It Were Still the ’90s by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Amy Heckerling brings unapologetic nostalgia and joy to a musical adaptation of her '90s film, featuring Disney star Dove Cameron The post Clueless: As If… It Were Still the …

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Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwardly by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Writer-director Amy Heckerling tries turning her classic movie about a '90 Beverly Hills 'Emma' into a musical The post Clueless, the Musical: Cher Horowitz Takes Manhattan, Awkwar…

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Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show: American Idols Reunite for the Holidays by Michael Sommers

★★ Former rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken get together to vocalize holiday songs The post Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show: American Idols Reunite for the Holidays appeared …

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine: Lynn Nottage on a Comic Escapade by Steven Suskin

★★★★ This early play by the two-time Pulitzer-winner is a comedy lark The post Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine: Lynn Nottage on a Comic Escapade appeared first on New York …

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Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine: Facing Your Not-So-Fab Origins by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Playwright Lynn Nottage's lighter side is nicely served by Signature Theatre's revival The post Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine: Facing Your Not-So-Fab Origins appear…

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Noura: On Marriage, Motherhood, Refugees, and Family by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Versatile playwright-performer Heather Raffo continues to explore her Middle Eastern heritage with a Christmas-set family drama The post Noura: On Marriage, Motherhood, Refugees…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Jungle: Masterful, Timely, and Devastating Living Theater by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ This latest excellent UK import brings the European Refugee Crisis to our shores The post The Jungle: Masterful, Timely, and Devastating Living Theater appeared first on New…

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The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Hope by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★★ This dynamic, extraordinary British import confronts our global crisis and offers insight but no answers The post The Jungle: As the World Burns, These Refugees Still Have Ho…

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Slave Play: Gabbing Too Much About Sexual Dysfunction and Racism by Michael Sommers

★★ Steamy sex scenes evaporate into hot air in newcomer Jeremy O. Harris' debut drama The post Slave Play: Gabbing Too Much About Sexual Dysfunction and Racism appeared first on New Y…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Network: Maddening As Hell by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ To quote Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning screenplay, this Network messes with the primal forces of nature The post Network: Maddening As Hell appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Network: Ivo van Hove Brings the 1976 Oscar-Winning Film Glaringly to the Stage by David Finkle

★★★ Bryan Cranston plays Paddy Chayevsky's addled newscaster Howard Beale amid all sorts of distracting goings-on The post Network: Ivo van Hove Brings the 1976 Oscar-Winning Film Gla…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

The Cher Show: Truly Turning Back Time With a Singular Superstar by Michael Sommers

★★★★ It takes three performers to portray the one-and-only Cher in a wildly entertaining jukebox show The post The Cher Show: Truly Turning Back Time With a Singular Superstar appear…

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The Cher Show: Just as Sassy, Bold and Determined as the Star Herself by David Finkle

★★★★ Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond play Sonny's erstwhile partner with the absolutely right style The post The Cher Show: Just as Sassy, Bold and Determined as …

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Hello Girls: Perky, Pertinent World War I Musical Is Welcome by David Finkle

★★★★ Songwriter Peter Mills and Prospect Theater Company celebrate pioneering Great War telephone operators The post The Hello Girls: Perky, Pertinent World War I Musical Is Welcome …

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Man in the Ring: Forgiven for Killing, Condemned for Love by Bob Verini

★★★★ Shadow Box author shadow-boxes with charismatic real-life champ, wins on points The post Man in the Ring: Forgiven for Killing, Condemned for Love appeared first on New York Sta…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Dead, 1904: Dubliner Sisters Invite You to an Immersive Christmas Dinner by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Melissa Gilbert is among the guests attending a holiday dinner drawn from a famous James Joyce story The post The Dead, 1904: Dubliner Sisters Invite You to an Immersive Christm…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Two By Friel: Love Stories, Fleeting and Bittersweet by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Director Conor Bagley pairs lovely, haunting accounts of innocence and experience by Brian Friel The post Two By Friel: Love Stories, Fleeting and Bittersweet appeared first on …

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The Feingold Column: A Great Playwright’s Odyssey by Michael Feingold

The late María Irene Fornés wandered through many forms, rewriting the rules as she went The post The Feingold Column: A Great Playwright’s Odyssey appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Hard Problem: Puzzling Over Beautiful Enigmas, the Mind and Heart by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ In Tom Stoppard's brilliant, moving new play, very smart people grapple with very big questions The post The Hard Problem: Puzzling Over Beautiful Enigmas, the Mind and Heart…

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The Hard Problem: Tom Stoppard Presents and Cleverly Solves His Latest Theater Problem by David Finkle

★★★★ Consciousness is on the playwright's mind, whether and where that mind might be located, as one young, smart woman sees it The post The Hard Problem: Tom Stoppard Presents and C…

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What to Send Up When It Goes Down: Making Black Lives Matter Through Art by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Aleshea Harris's new play and "ritual" commemorates violence and a celebrates a community's resilience The post What to Send Up When It Goes Down: Making Black Lives Matter Thro…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Downstairs: Tyne Daly and Tim Daly Tackle Kin Beyond Their Typical Ken by Michael Sommers

★★★ Theresa Rebeck's new semi-thriller digs some dark secrets from out of a cellar The post Downstairs: Tyne Daly and Tim Daly Tackle Kin Beyond Their Typical Ken appeared first on New…

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Downstairs: Tim and Tyne Daly Dig Up Family Secrets by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ In their first-ever shared New York stage appearance, the dynamic real-life siblings star as brother and sister in Theresa Rebeck’s family drama The post Downstairs: Tim and Tyne…

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All Is Calm: A Poignant Music-Theater Account of WWI’s Christmas Truce by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A handsomely sung musical documentary relates an inspiring wartime miracle The post All Is Calm: A Poignant Music-Theater Account of WWI’s Christmas Truce appeared first …

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Chorus Line: One Singular Sensation All Over Again by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Michael Bennett’s masterwork is back, and as powerful as ever The post A Chorus Line: One Singular Sensation All Over Again appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Prom: Bringing Red and Blue Together with Song and Dance by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Broadway actors invade a Midwestern town to help a teenage lesbian, and themselves, in a new musical comedy helmed by Casey Nicholaw The post The Prom: Bringing Red and Blue Togeth…

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