Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ink: Rupert Murdoch Against the World (and The Mirror) by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller star in a thrilling, real-life newspaper yarn The post Ink: Rupert Murdoch Against the World (and The Mirror) appeared first on New York S…

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Ink: Springtime for Murdoch by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ James Graham's new play traces the rise of the British tabloid that helped launch a global media empire The post Ink: Springtime for Murdoch appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tootsie: A Man Playing a Man Playing a Woman Playing a… by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Santino Fontana shines in this new David Yazbek musical, well adapted from the 1982 film The post Tootsie: A Man Playing a Man Playing a Woman Playing a… appeared first on New…

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Tootsie: They’ve Got Big Heels to Fill by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The Sydney Pollack–directed ’80s movie gets a Broadway makeover courtesy of screen-to-stage musical specialist David Yazbek The post Tootsie: They’ve Got Big Heels to Fill…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Pain of My Belligerence: Love Hurts by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Halley Feiffer stars in her own play about a writer battling Lyme disease and an obsessive codependent relationship The post The Pain of My Belligerence: Love Hurts appeared first …

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The Pain of My Belligerence: When Good Discomfort Turns Bad by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ Halley Feiffer's latest explores toxic masculinity, and then gets overrun by it The post The Pain of My Belligerence: When Good Discomfort Turns Bad appeared first on New York Stage R…

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All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Family-Secrets Tragedy in A-Plus Revival by David Finkle

★★★★★ Annette Bening, Tracy Letts, Benjamin Walker outstanding under Jack O'Brien's direction The post All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Family-Secrets Tragedy in A-Plus Revival appea…

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All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Still-Shattering Backyard Tragedy by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ More than 70 years after its premiere, Arthur Miller’s breakthrough drama proves as powerful (and timely) as ever The post All My Sons: Arthur Miller’s Still-Shattering Back…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: Bloody Brilliant by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ The profane and the sublime meet—with Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White—in Taylor Mac's brilliant Broadway debut The post Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: …

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Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: Cleaning Up and Moving On, After Disaster by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, and Julie White make art from horror, with help from Taylor Mac The post Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: Cleaning Up and Moving On, After Disa…

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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain: Less Than Instructive by David Finkle

★★ A 1942 World War II pamphlet brought to the stage a bit on the late side The post Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain: Less Than Instructive appeared first on New York Sta…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hillary and Clinton: Couples Therapy, for the Audience by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow, and what we'd like to think the power pair say behind closed doors The post Hillary and Clinton: Couples Therapy, for the Audience appeared first o…

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Hillary and Clinton: Peering Inside the Private Lives of a Power Couple by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow superbly depict a dynamic duo The post Hillary and Clinton: Peering Inside the Private Lives of a Power Couple appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hadestown: Anaïs Mitchell’s Myths and Hymns, from Way Downtown by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Internationally acclaimed folk opera arrives on Broadway, under Rachel Chavkin's direction The post Hadestown: Anaïs Mitchell’s Myths and Hymns, from Way Downtown appeared fi…

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Hadestown: Red, Hot, and Bluesy Score Fuels a Trip to Hell and Back by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Songwriter Anaïs Mitchell makes an impressive Broadway bow with an infernal musical The post Hadestown: Red, Hot, and Bluesy Score Fuels a Trip to Hell and Back appeared first …

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Socrates: Tim Blake Nelson Writes the Hemlock Drinker a Spiffy Toast by David Finkle

★★★★★ Michael Stuhlbarg is back on the boards, as good—or better—than ever The post Socrates: Tim Blake Nelson Writes the Hemlock Drinker a Spiffy Toast appeared first on New Y…

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Socrates: The Power and Danger of Critical Thinking, in Another Fragile Democracy by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Michael Stuhlbarg makes a triumphant return to the Public Theater in Tim Blake Nelson's bracing, probing new play The post Socrates: The Power and Danger of Critical Thinking, i…

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Burn This: Keri Russell and Adam Driver Lack Sizzle by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Keri Russell and Adam Driver play unlikely lovers in the first Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s play The post Burn This: Keri Russell and Adam Driver Lack Sizzle appeared fir…

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Burn This: 1987 Dramatic Firecracker No Longer Pops by Steven Suskin

★★★ Lanford Wilson’s play, in a revival powered by Adam Driver and Keri Russell, is fitfully entertaining but not compelling The post Burn This: 1987 Dramatic Firecracker No Longer P…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

17 Border Crossings: Thaddeus Phillips Journeys With Great Success by David Finkle

★★★★ A unique look at how differently borders are patrolled around the globe, directed by Tatiana Mallarino The post 17 Border Crossings: Thaddeus Phillips Journeys With Great Succ…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

The Feingold Column: Mythical Musicals by Michael Feingold

Broadway has seen many musicals, but the ones it’s never seen still fascinate The post The Feingold Column: Mythical Musicals appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Ferryman: Brilliant Play Still Blazingly Exciting with Replacements by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Jez Butterworth's play, now with Brian d'Arcy James and an accomplished American cast, is still not-to-be-missed The post The Ferryman: Brilliant Play Still Blazingly Excitin…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: Marilyn Dies Again, in Sparkling New Shed by Steven Suskin

★ Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming star in incomprehensible new whatnot at exciting new venue The post Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: Marilyn Dies Again, in Sparkling New Shed appeared first on …

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Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: The Shed Opens With a Mythical Misfire by Michael Sommers

★ Ben Whishaw and Renee Fleming valiantly appear in a gloomy chamber opera The post Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: The Shed Opens With a Mythical Misfire appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie: Focusing Upon a Slice of Late ’70s Life by Michael Sommers

★★★ The Mad Ones offers an awfully ultra-real look at a focus group The post Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie: Focusing Upon a Slice of Late ’70s Life appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Oklahoma!: Back on the Farm, but Without the Bright Golden Haze by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Daniel Fish's acclaimed new take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic offers plenty of ambition but not enough joy The post Oklahoma!: Back on the Farm, but Without the Bright Go…

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Oklahoma!: It May Not Be Necessary to 21st-Century-Update a Classic by David Finkle

★★★ Daniel Fish directs the Oscar Hammerstein II-Richard Rodgers musical with and without aplomp The post Oklahoma!: It May Not Be Necessary to 21st-Century-Update a Classic appeared f…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Sincerely, Oscar: Great Lyricist Hammerstein II Is Mistreated in a Revue by David Finkle

★ Soprano Doreen Taylor conceives and writes a below-par showcase for herself and Azudi Onyejekwe The post Sincerely, Oscar: Great Lyricist Hammerstein II Is Mistreated in a Revue appeared…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

King Lear: A Role Fit for A Commander by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Glenda Jackson makes another welcome return, leading a supple cast in Shakespeare's tragedy The post King Lear: A Role Fit for A Commander appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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King Lear: Glenda Jackson Rants, Raves, and Rules by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Sam Gold’s production isn’t sharper than a serpent’s tooth, but Glenda Jackson wears the crown well The post King Lear: Glenda Jackson Rants, Raves, and Rules appeared first …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Cradle Will Rock: Legendary Agitprop Musical Gets the John Doyle Treatment by Steven Suskin

★★★★ Marc Blitzstein’s 80-year-old rabble-rousing musical retains its bite The post The Cradle Will Rock: Legendary Agitprop Musical Gets the John Doyle Treatment appeared first on…

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