Monday, April 23, 2018

Summer: She Works Hard for the Money, Less Hard for the Story by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo, with three Donnas and an all-woman chorus, put on an entertaining, confounding biomusical The post Summer: She Works Hard for the Money, Less Hard …

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Summer: Saluting a Queen, With Hokum and Joy by Elysa Gardner

★★★ A new jukebox musical, despite predictable shortcomings, has a worthy subject and a winning spirit. The post Summer: Saluting a Queen, With Hokum and Joy appeared first on New York…

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Transfers: Two Bronx Guys Level Their Eyes On a Prize by Michael Sommers

★★★ Lucy Thurber's latest drama contrasts a couple of disadvantaged students who aim for a better life The post Transfers: Two Bronx Guys Level Their Eyes On a Prize appeared first on…

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Transfers: Who Gets In, and Who Belongs? by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ In Lucy Thurber's look at college admissions and social class, the hard-working students don't get what they deserve The post Transfers: Who Gets In, and Who Belongs? appeared firs…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Broadway’s Enchanted Kingdom by Steven Suskin

★★★★ J.K. Rowling’s immortal wizard vanquishes Broadway, too The post Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Broadway’s Enchanted Kingdom appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Magic Man Tested by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ The boy who lived is a troubled father, in a haunting, exhilarating two-part play conceived by J.K. Rowling with top theater artists. The post Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:…

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The Metromaniacs: David Ives Tickles a Rhyming French Mini-Classic by David Finkle

★★★ Alexis Prion is the now-all-but-forgotten comic writer whose spoof is reworked The post The Metromaniacs: David Ives Tickles a Rhyming French Mini-Classic appeared first on New Yo…

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The Metromaniacs: David Ives’ Latest Shows It’s All in the Rhyming by Michael Sommers

★★★ A French antique is smartly refinished by David Ives, but gets tarnished by its express delivery The post The Metromaniacs: David Ives’ Latest Shows It’s All in the Rhy…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

My Fair Lady: Sher’s New Production, Warm and Tender As It Can Be by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Lerner & Loewe’s Masterwork Shines in a Masterful New Production The post My Fair Lady: Sher’s New Production, Warm and Tender As It Can Be appeared first on New Yor…

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My Fair Lady: Shaw Goes Ibsen in Sher’s Appealing Revival by David Finkle

★★★★ Bartlett Sher directs Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton and an impeccable cast The post My Fair Lady: Shaw Goes Ibsen in Sher’s Appealing Revival appeared first on New Yo…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Seafarer: Matthew Broderick Plays a Wicked Game of Cards by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A diabolical visitor encounters amazing grace in Conor McPherson's supernatural Irish drama The post The Seafarer: Matthew Broderick Plays a Wicked Game of Cards appeared first…

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The Seafarer: Conor McPherson’s Tense Drinking, Soul-Searching Tale by David Finkle

★★★★ Matthew Broderick heads an expert ensemble is this realistic-surrealistic drama The post The Seafarer: Conor McPherson’s Tense Drinking, Soul-Searching Tale appeared firs…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Children of a Lesser God: Mark Medoff Prize Winner Back Forthrightly by David Finkle

★★★ Joshua Jackson as speech teacher to the deaf and Sarah Ridloff as unwilling student The post Children of a Lesser God: Mark Medoff Prize Winner Back Forthrightly appeared first on …

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mlima’s Tale: A Monumental New Play by Lynn Nottage by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The Pultizer- and MacArthur-winnging playwright delivers a masterwork about ivory trafficking—and much more. The post Mlima’s Tale: A Monumental New Play by Lynn Nottage…

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Mlima’s Tale: Lynn Nottage Incarnates the Ivory Trade with Cruel Irony by Michael Sommers

★★★★ An imaginative quasi-documentary sees an elephant's precious tusks pass through a chain of ivory traffickers The post Mlima’s Tale: Lynn Nottage Incarnates the Ivory Trade…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

The Sting: The Irresistible 1973 Oscar Flick as Irresistible Tuner by David Finkle

★★★★★ Harry Connick Jr. leads a cast directed by John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. The post The Sting: The Irresistible 1973 Oscar Flick as Irresistible Tuner appea…

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King Lear: Antony Sher Makes Foolish Old Age Memorable by David Finkle

★★★★ Director Gregory Doran runs mostly hot and sometimes cold on the Shakespeare masterpiece The post King Lear: Antony Sher Makes Foolish Old Age Memorable appeared first on New Y…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

King Lear: Antony Sher’s Crowning Achievement by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★★ In his last dance with the Bard, Antony Sher tackles (and conquers) the mad king with the Royal Shakespeare Company The post King Lear: Antony Sher’s Crowning Achievement a…

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Carousel: A Real Nice Clambake That’s Nicer to Hear Than See by Michael Sommers

★★★★ The bittersweet Rodgers & Hammerstein classic sounds far lovelier than it looks The post Carousel: A Real Nice Clambake That’s Nicer to Hear Than See appeared first o…

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Carousel: A Timeless Ride, Still Bold and Beautiful by Elysa Gardner

★★★★★ Director Jack O'Brien, choreographer Justin Peck and an excellent cast revive this most harrowing and rapturous of musicals. The post Carousel: A Timeless Ride, Still Bold an…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Children of a Lesser God: The Great White Nope by Jesse Oxfeld

★★ Lauren Ridloff is terrific in the role Marlee Matlin made famous, but that doesn't save this horribly dated play The post Children of a Lesser God: The Great White Nope appeared first…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Miss You Like Hell: Hudes and McKeown View Mothers and Daughters by David Finkle

★★★ Rubin-Vega and Jiménez as an estranged mother and daughter renewing their love to songs The post Miss You Like Hell: Hudes and McKeown View Mothers and Daughters appeared first on…

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Miss You Like Hell: Can a Latina Mom Fight Deportation? by Michael Sommers

★★★ An incandescent Daphne Rubin-Vega blazes through a topical new musical at The Public The post Miss You Like Hell: Can a Latina Mom Fight Deportation? appeared first on New York Sta…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

This Flat Earth: A School Shooting Raises Sad Questions by Michael Sommers

★★ A sorrowful teen survivor wonders: "So why don't the grown-ups just fix it?" The post This Flat Earth: A School Shooting Raises Sad Questions appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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The Winter’s Tale: Arin Arbus’ Austere–Too Austere?–Revival by David Finkle

★★★ The stage direction that goes "Exit, pursued by bear" gets it best showing ever The post The Winter’s Tale: Arin Arbus’ Austere–Too Austere?–Revival appeare…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mean Girls: Tina Fey’s Little Foxes Slay Broadway by Steven Suskin

★★★★ The 2004 movie becomes a crowd-pleasing musical, with help from the wizardly Casey Nicholaw The post Mean Girls: Tina Fey’s Little Foxes Slay Broadway appeared first on New Y…

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Mean Girls: Fey’s Film Is Very Fetch on Broadway by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Director-choreography Casey Nicholaw has fun playing with the Plastics — but why's it all so white and straight? The post Mean Girls: Fey’s Film Is Very Fetch on Broadwa…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Feeding the Dragon: A Childhood Sometimes Charmed, Often Not by David Finkle

★★★ Writer-performer Sharon Washington remembers being the girl who lived in the library The post Feeding the Dragon: A Childhood Sometimes Charmed, Often Not appeared first on New Yor…

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Feeding the Dragon: Sharon Washington Hits the Books by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★ Sharon Washington pens and performs her New York City fairy tale of “The Little Girl Who Lived in a Library.” The post Feeding the Dragon: Sharon Washington Hits the Books appe…

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Bobbie Clearly: Chasing Redemption In A Broken Heartland by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ Alex Lubsicher's account of a small-town tragedy poses powerful, timely questions about our capacity for forgiveness. The post Bobbie Clearly: Chasing Redemption In A Broken Hea…

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Bobbie Clearly: A Portrait of a Crime, Not so Clearly by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★ Something terrible has happened in corn country, but the young author of this spiky play doesn't quite unpack it The post Bobbie Clearly: A Portrait of a Crime, Not so Clearly appe…

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