Sunday, October 13, 2019

The White Chip: A Blithe Spirit Spins Into Chronic Alcohol Abuse by Michael Sommers

★★★ Three actors make a cautionary saga of excessive drinking go down easily The post The White Chip: A Blithe Spirit Spins Into Chronic Alcohol Abuse appeared first on New York Stage …

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Millennial survivors take a road trip in Catya McCullen's new play The post Georgia Mertching Is Dead: Three Amigas Who’ve Been to Hell and Back appeared first on New York Sta…

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Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground by David Finkle

★★ The Coop's introductory production lacks substance, wastes the marvelous Andrus Nichols The post Terra Firma: Sally Hammond’s Comedy(?) Not on Firm Ground appeared first on New York…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Linda Vista: Unadulterated Comedy Back on Broadway, from Tracy Letts by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The 'August: Osage County' playwright returns with an explosively funny comedy of crotchety manners The post Linda Vista: Unadulterated Comedy Back on Broadway, from Tracy Le…

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Linda Vista: A View From the Bottom by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Tracy Letts pens a startlingly accurate, if tough to swallow, portrait of “middle-aged desperation” The post Linda Vista: A View From the Bottom appeared first on New York Stag…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ The opioid epidemic upends two families in a stirring new play by Chad Beckim The post Nothing Gold Can Stay: Wasted Youth Among the 99 Per Cent appeared first on New York Stage…

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All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t by David Finkle

★★★ Paul David Young's drama eventually waxes metatheatrical to no heavy benefit The post All My Fathers: Sometimes You Can Go Home But Maybe Shouldn’t appeared first on New York Sta…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

The Wrong Man: Joshua Henry Shows Conviction as Man Wrongly Accused by Steven Suskin

★★★ Pop songwriter Ross Golan tries his hand at a sung-through musical, directed by Thomas Kail The post The Wrong Man: Joshua Henry Shows Conviction as Man Wrongly Accused appeared fi…

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The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance by David Finkle

★★★ Ross Golan's original musical looks at injustice but not with sufficient insight The post The Wrong Man: How Wrong a Wrong Man Can Go in Song and Dance appeared first on New York S…

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Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Millennials Argue About Our Civil Wars by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Younger conservatives drunkenly debate fundamental issues at Playwrights Horizons The post Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Millennials Argue About Our Civil Wars appeared first on…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Slave Play: Down on the Ol’ Plantation, on 45th Street by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Jeremy O. Harris hits Broadway with an explosive examination of race, sexuality and more The post Slave Play: Down on the Ol’ Plantation, on 45th Street appeared first on New …

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Slave Play: Provocative, Poetic, and Disquieting by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Jeremy O. Harris’ phenomenally daring, disruptive drama is the polar opposite of theatrical comfort food The post Slave Play: Provocative, Poetic, and Disquieting appeared fir…

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Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now by David Finkle

★★★ Liba Vaynberg's (autobiographical?) play views troubled romance during two disparate eras The post Round Table: King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now appeared first on New Yo…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash by David Finkle

★★★ Jeff Augustin's play doesn't quite get to the bottom of a family's incipient dysfunction The post The New Englanders: Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash appeared first on Ne…

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(A)loft Modulation: Obsessive Behavior and All That Jazz by Michael Sommers

★★ A bluesy atmosphere and musical performances enhance an awfully talky new drama The post (A)loft Modulation: Obsessive Behavior and All That Jazz appeared first on New York Stage Revi…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Feingold Column: Good Grief, America! by Michael Feingold

The cultural forms and images that make us human, that give shape and meaning and memory to our collective life as a species, are being increasingly forgotten. The post The Feingold Column: …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme: High-Flying Improv at the Booth by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail successfully bring a new-style event to Broadway The post Freestyle Love Supreme: High-Flying Improv at the Booth appeared first on New York S…

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Freestyle Love Supreme: Hip-Hop Don’t Stop by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale’s improv phenomenon conquers Broadway The post Freestyle Love Supreme: Hip-Hop Don’t Stop appeared first on New York S…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Great Society: A Not So Great Play About LBJ by Michael Sommers

★★★ Troubled 1960s events overwhelm a President and dishearten a drama The post The Great Society: A Not So Great Play About LBJ appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Great Society: A Leader in Shades of Gray, in Another Troubled Time by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Brian Cox plays LBJ in Robert Schenkkan's sequel to All The Way The post The Great Society: A Leader in Shades of Gray, in Another Troubled Time appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Dublin Carol: Whiskey on the Rocks by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Irish Rep stages a too-grim revival of one of Conor McPherson’s grimmest plays The post Dublin Carol: Whiskey on the Rocks appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Why?: That Big Question, On Stage and Off by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Peter Brook and collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne reflect on theater, generally and in another troubled time The post Why?: That Big Question, On Stage and Off appeared first on…

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Antigone: Greek Tragedy Is Reflected Through Traditional Japanese Modes by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A Japanese company delivers an unusually immersive staging of a classical play The post Antigone: Greek Tragedy Is Reflected Through Traditional Japanese Modes appeared first on…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Caesar and Cleopatra: Shaw Redux, with Reverent Irreverence by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Director David Staller revisits Shaw's power duo, delightfully The post Caesar and Cleopatra: Shaw Redux, with Reverent Irreverence appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Our Dear Dead Drug Lord: A Schoolgirl Crush Goes Tragically Wrong by Michael Sommers

★★★ Teens idolize Pablo Escobar in newcomer writer Alexis Scheer's offbeat dramedy The post Our Dear Dead Drug Lord: A Schoolgirl Crush Goes Tragically Wrong appeared first on New York…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Height of the Storm: Provocative Play Offers Master Class in Acting by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in Florian Zeller’s newest Paris-to-London-to-New York offering The post The Height of the Storm: Provocative Play Offers Master Class i…

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The Height of the Storm: Cloudy Skies Ahead by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins are entrancing as husband and wife in Florian Zeller’s going-gently-into-that-good-night drama The post The Height of the Storm: Cloudy Skies Ahe…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning by Elysa Gardner

★★ Having tackled King Kong and Harry Potter, Jack Thorne takes on post-millennials The post Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Sunday: Spending a Desultory Evening with Generation Z by Michael Sommers

★★ Meet some "wry and ironic and dull" characters at Atlantic Theater, or perhaps not The post Sunday: Spending a Desultory Evening with Generation Z appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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runboyrun & In Old Age: Ghosts Haunt a Nigerian-American Family Saga by Michael Sommers

★★★ New York Theatre Workshop stages two installments of Mfoniso Udofia's epic nine-play cycle The post runboyrun & In Old Age: Ghosts Haunt a Nigerian-American Family Saga appeare…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fern Hill: Trouble Down on the Farm by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★ Come for actors John Glover and Mark Linn-Baker; leave with playwright Michael Tucker’s recipe for spaghetti with clam sauce The post Fern Hill: Trouble Down on the Farm appeared fi…

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