Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Commons: Hell Is Other People by Elysa Gardner

★★ In Lily Akerman's new play, three's a crowd and four is insufferable The post The Commons: Hell Is Other People appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Riddle of the Trilobites: An Earnest New Musical Packs Multiple Messages by Michael Sommers

★★★ Prehistoric characters deal with global warming and learn that change is their friend The post Riddle of the Trilobites: An Earnest New Musical Packs Multiple Messages appeared fir…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: From Russia with Languor by Elysa Gardner

★★ From Mint Theater, a strangely soporific pairing of plays based on stories by creative giants The post Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: From Russia with Languor appeared first on New Yo…

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Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served by David Finkle

★★ Chekhov's "An Artist's Story" and Tolstoy's "Michael," adapted by Miles Malleson The post Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories: Russian Masters Sparsely Served appeared first on New York Stag…

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Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting by David Finkle

★★ Audience participation with a perhaps misguided purpose, directed by Tamilla Woodard The post Where We Stand: Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Elusive Town Meeting appeared first on New York…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Hamlet: The Star’s the Thing by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Oscar nominee Ruth Negga makes a stellar New York stage debut in a somewhat tedious staging of Shakespeare’s soliloquy-heavy tragedy The post Hamlet: The Star’s the Thing appea…

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Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? by David Finkle

★★★ Yaël Farber's handsome Gate Theatre production boasts pluses and minuses The post Hamlet: Ruth Negga To Be or Not To Be in Title Role? appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Darling Grenadine: Quirkily Charming New York Love Story, with Tunes by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Songwriter Daniel Zaitchik scores big with this endearing, small-scale musical comedy The post Darling Grenadine: Quirkily Charming New York Love Story, with Tunes appeared firs…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

House Plant: Humans Seeking Nourishment and Connection by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Sarah Einspanier's new play follows young searchers in the digital age The post House Plant: Humans Seeking Nourishment and Connection appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears by David Finkle

★★ Sarah Einspanier's elusive play with three (over)actors and a fourth on violin The post House Plant: Wilts Quickly Before Your Aching Eyes and Ears appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: They’re All Talk and No Action by Michael Sommers

★ A dull new musical regards a not-so-fab foursome of the Swinging '60s The post Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: They’re All Talk and No Action appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Mazursky’s Movie Musically Mangled by David Finkle

★ Creators Jonathan Marc Sherman, Duncan Sheik, and Amanda Green do no one any adapting favors The post Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Mazursky’s Movie Musically Mangled appeared…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Jerry Herman, A Memorial Celebration: A Grand Afternoon for Singing by Steven Suskin

A flavorfully joyful, star-packed salute to the composer of Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and myriad favorite showtunes The post Jerry Herman, A Memorial Celebration: A Grand Afternoon for Singing ap…

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Masterpiece Returns Triumphantly by David Finkle

★★★★★ A male swan king and male companions turn Ivanov/Petipa into masculine pride The post Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Masterpiece Returns Triumphantly appeared first on New Yor…

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Spooky and Sexy Romance in Dance by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A classical ballet reimagined as a bisexual psychodrama briefly revisits New York The post Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Spooky and Sexy Romance in Dance appeared first on New Y…

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well by David Finkle

★★★★ Keone and Mari Madrid lead highly-energized 12-member dance troupe with inspiration The post Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well appear…

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STEW: A Mothers and Daughters Dish by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Playwright Zora Howard debuts Off-Broadway with a tasty kitchen sink-type drama The post STEW: A Mothers and Daughters Dish appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Next to Normal: It’s Gonna Be Good by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Director Michael Greif brings the musical to D.C. for a brief but intensely emotional run starring Rachel Bay Jones The post Next to Normal: It’s Gonna Be Good appeared fir…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Medea: Another Woman on the Verge, and Past It by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale star in Simon Stone's harrowing tragedy, "after" the Euripides classic The post Medea: Another Woman on the Verge, and Past It appeared first on N…

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Medea: Simon Stone’s Not Too Searching Euripides Update by David Finkle

★★★ Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale menace each other well as star-crossed former lovers The post Medea: Simon Stone’s Not Too Searching Euripides Update appeared first on New York Stage…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Confession of Lily Dare: Charles Busch at His Best, As Always by David Finkle

★★★★ Carl Andress directs Busch, Nancy Anderson, Howard McGillin, others in heart-felt spoof The post The Confession of Lily Dare: Charles Busch at His Best, As Always appeared first…

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The Confession of Lily Dare: What’s Wrong with This Picture? by Michael Sommers

★★ Charles Busch stars as a self-sacrificing mama in his send-up of Pre-Code Hollywood flicks The post The Confession of Lily Dare: What’s Wrong with This Picture? appeared first on Ne…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Grand Horizons: The Kids Aren’t Alright by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Bess Wohl gets big laughs from a long-married couple, their potential divorce, and their flabbergasted adult children The post Grand Horizons: The Kids Aren’t Alright appeared…

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Grand Horizons: Senior Citizen Sex Comedy Gets Boost from Jane Alexander by Steven Suskin

★★ Strong comedy performances offset the surprisingly mild script by the usually adventurous Bess Wohl The post Grand Horizons: Senior Citizen Sex Comedy Gets Boost from Jane Alexander a…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Kenny Leon directs David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood and skilled cast on race madness The post A Soldier’s Play: Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer-Winner in Stunning Revival appeare…

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A Soldier’s Play: A Stodgy Whodunit, and a Thoughtful Meditation on Racism by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ This probing but flawed Pulitzer winner gets a gorgeous revival staged by Kenny Leon with David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood The post A Soldier’s Play: A Stodgy Whodunit, and a…

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Paris: Black Invisibility in a White World by Michael Sommers

★★★ Eboni Booth sets her insightful working class drama in a big box store in 1995 The post Paris: Black Invisibility in a White World appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Timon of Athens: From Riches to Rags, With a Twist by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ Shakespeare’s rarely produced tale of a big-hearted spendthrift gets a powerful production with a first-rate female Timon The post Timon of Athens: From Riches to Rags, With a…

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Timon of Athens: Re-gendered and Re-Engineered for Audiences Today by Michael Sommers

★★★ Kathryn Hunter plays the title figure in a relatively obscure play by Shakespeare (and Thomas Middleton) The post Timon of Athens: Re-gendered and Re-Engineered for Audiences Today…

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Emojiland: Once You Get Restarted by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ A delightful new musical takes us behind the screen—of our smartphones. The post Emojiland: Once You Get Restarted appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

How to Load a Musket: Re-creating Your Own Personal American History by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A smart new docudrama studies history re-enactors whose pastime can be obsessive The post How to Load a Musket: Re-creating Your Own Personal American History appeared first on …

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