Thursday, November 26, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Val Lewton’s ‘Cat People’ (1942) & ‘The Curse of the Cat People’ (1944) by Michael Feingold

Producer Val Lewton's two "Cat People" movies, from World War II, are like nothing you've ever seen. The post Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Val Lewton’s ‘Cat People’ (1942…

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Seven Deadly Sins: The Weill-Brecht 40-Minute Opera in Top Form by David Finkle

★★★★★ Director-choreographer Gary Clarke leads strong cast through each sin with hectic ease The post The Seven Deadly Sins: The Weill-Brecht 40-Minute Opera in Top Form appeared f…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A Touch of the Poet: Cuccioli Stuns in Strong O’Neill Revival by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly directs able cast in a work from the playwright's intended 11-play cycle The post A Touch of the Poet: Cuccioli Stuns in Strong O’Neill Revival appeared fi…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: William Wyler’s ‘Counsellor-at-Law’ by Michael Feingold

Manic and hectic, New York is full of stories that can drive people to, and sometimes over, the edge. William Wyler's 'Counsellor-at-Law' captures that excess in all its glory. The post Fein…

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

The School for Wives: An All-Women Cast Goes #MeToo on Molière by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Tonya Pinkins has a high time under Lucie Tiberghien's direction The post The School for Wives: An All-Women Cast Goes #MeToo on Molière appeared first on New York Stage Rev…

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Who’s Your Baghdaddy: Going to Iraq and Ruin by Bob Verini

★★★☆☆ Post-9/11 satire may or may not be your cuppa joe in the current moment, but streaming staging is something to see The post Who’s Your Baghdaddy: Going to Iraq and Ruin app…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy Sells It With a Smile and a Shoeshine by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ Don’t miss this chance to see a revelatory revival of Arthur Miller’s iconic American tragedy The post Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy Sells It With a Smile and a Shoe…

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Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy is the Unforgettable Forgotten Man by David Finkle

★★★★★ Robert Falls directs Dennehy, Elizabeth Franz, and other stalwarts in Arthur Miller's magnificent work The post Death of a Salesman: Brian Dennehy is the Unforgettable Forgot…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Show Boat: Francesca Zambello’s Revival Goes Upstream and Down by David Finkle

★★★☆☆ The seminal Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical as inevitable as ol' man river The post Show Boat: Francesca Zambello’s Revival Goes Upstream and Down appeared first …

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Shipwreck: On Trump, Race, Privilege, Friendship and Other Vexing Matters by Elysa Gardner

★★★★☆ Anne Washburn and direct Saheem Ali mix the fantastical with the naturalistic in an audio version of this "History Play About 2017" The post Shipwreck: On Trump, Race, Privil…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Tells Us What We Need to Hear by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The award-winning play is even more relevant today, dangerously so The post What the Constitution Means to Me: Heidi Schreck Tells Us What We Need to Hear appeared first on N…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Marcel Carné’s ‘Children of Paradise’ by Michael Feingold

If you care about the theater and you’ve never seen ‘Children of Paradise,’ you don’t really know yet what it is you care about. The post Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: M…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion by David Finkle

★★★ Tracy Thorne writes and performs a potent monologue with one serious drawback The post Jack Was Kind: A Confused Wife on Her Husband’s Public Indiscretion appeared first on New …

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Coastal Elites: Paul Rudnick Rages Against the Right-Wing Machine by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson star in a motley collection of made-for-liberal monologues The post Coastal Elites: Paul Rudnick Rages Against the Right-Wing Machine appeared …

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Coastal Elites: Red Meat for Blue Staters by Bob Verini

★★★☆☆ Paul Rudnick's five Trump era monologues on HBO interrupt laughs with rage, and vice versa The post Coastal Elites: Red Meat for Blue Staters appeared first on New York Stage…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Yet another engrossing and perceptive visit with Richard Nelson and the Apple family The post Incidental Moments of the Day: Trouble on Zoom with the Apple Family appeared fi…

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Incidental Moments of the Day: Richard Nelson’s Latest Socially Distant Drama by Michael Sommers

★★★☆☆ The latest Zoom saga of the Apple family's doings in the pandemic remains thoughtfully everyday The post Incidental Moments of the Day: Richard Nelson’s Latest Socially Di…

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘To Be or Not to Be’ by Michael Feingold

Death, marital infidelity, egomaniacal actors, and inept totalitarian armies all conspire to produce a glorious absurd comedy. The post Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Ernst Lubi…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

From Massachusetts: A Berkshire Godspell, Sharing and Caring Behind Masks by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ A COVID-safe retelling of the musical Jesus story maintains its social, but not its emotional, distance The post From Massachusetts: A Berkshire Godspell, Sharing and Caring …

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Rouben Mamoulian’s ‘Love Me Tonight’ by Michael Feingold

Though full of witty barbs and sharp bits of reality, the Rouben Mamoulian–directed, Rodgers and Hart–scored musical seems lighter than air—and "Isn't It Romantic"! The post Feingold o…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Ciarán O'Reilly's Irish Rep stage version, rethought for home screens, with a first-rate cast The post The Weir: Conor McPherson’s Tense Bar Play in Viral Circumstances ap…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Clarence Brown’s ‘Intruder in the Dust’ by Michael Feingold

William Faulkner's novel transformed for the screen in 1949, when racism in America was rarely examined by Hollywood The post Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Clarence Brown’s …

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Hamilton: $7 Gets You Front-Row Access to $10 Founding Father by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ The smash-hit Broadway musical and pop-culture phenomenon gets a wide release The post Hamilton: $7 Gets You Front-Row Access to $10 Founding Father appeared first on New Yor…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hamilton: Your Living Room As the Room Where It Happens by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ An exquisite capture of the original production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's masterpiece, with the original cast, now on your computer screen The post Hamilton: Your Living Room …

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And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress by David Finkle

Jay O. Sanders, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jane Murphy, Stephen Kunken at their viral best The post And So We Come Forth: Nelson’s Apples Convene Under Zoom Stress appeared first on N…

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And So We Come Forth: The Apple Family Seems Exhausted by Current Events by Michael Sommers

Richard Nelson's latest Rhinebeck drama offers a chat 'n' chew over interesting times The post And So We Come Forth: The Apple Family Seems Exhausted by Current Events appeared first on New…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Preston Sturges’ ’The Palm Beach Story’ by Michael Feingold

If you’ve never seen 'The Palm Beach Story,' and are among the lucky folk soon to taste its delights for the first time, what a treat you have in store. The post Feingold on Old Movies for…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Charles Laughton’s ‘The Night of the Hunter’ by Michael Feingold

The first—and last—film Charles Laughton ever directed was poorly received and badly marketed in its initial release, though it's now widely, and rightfully, acclaimed The post Feingold …

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: An Introduction by Michael Feingold

This is the inaugural column of a new series. While we’re all obliged to shelter in place, for who knows how long, and virtual encounters online are the only safe ones, I’ve decided to p…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Two Long-Ago American Plays)  by Michael Feingold

Michael Feingold looks at two popular century-old plays which had enduring afterlives, "Nothing But the Truth" and "The Cat and the Canary" The post The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoi…

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Pagnol’s Topaze)  by Michael Feingold

From John Barrymore to Fernandel to Peter Sellers, actors all over the world have put their stamp on Marcel Pagnol's Topaze. The post The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Pa…

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