Monday, June 3, 2019

Drama Desk Award Winners Announced by Laurenyarger

2019 DRAMA DESK WINNERS: Outstanding Play Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep ***The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth*** Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwr…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Broadway Theater Review: Beetljuice by Laurenyarger

Commentary here: by Eddie PerfectBook by Scott Browan and Anthony KingChoreography by Connor GallagherDirected by Alex …

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Hadestown Tops Outer Critics Award Winners by Laurenyarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown credit Matthew Murphy Outer Critics Circle 2018-2019 Awards Winners are in bold with * OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY *The Ferryman Ink Networ…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Broadway Theater Review: Hadestown by Laurenyarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown credit Matthew Murphy Commentary here:, Music and Lyrics by Anaïs Mitchell…

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Broadway Theater Review: Tootsie by Laurenyarger

Commentary here: TootsieMusic and Lyrics by David YazbekBook by Robert HornChoreographed by Denis JonesDirected by Scott EllisTOOTSIE …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Award Nominations Are In by Laurenyarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown. Photo:Matthew Murphy The company of The Ferryman. Photo: Joan Marcus Nominations for the 2019 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®Presente…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Drama Desk Nominations Are In by Laurenyarger

2019 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS: Outstanding Play Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwr…

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O'Neill Center Announces Summer Season by Laurenyarger

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center announced today the 2019 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development at theNational Music Theater Conference, National Playwrights…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Outer Critics Nominations Announced by Laurenyarger

Outer Critics Circle 2018-2019 Award Nominations OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY The Ferryman Ink Network To Kill a Mockingbird What the Constitution Means to Me OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUS…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Jersey Review: Benny and Joon by Laurenyarger

Bryce Pinkham, Photo: Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade Benny and JoonBy Kirsten Guenther, based on the film written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil.Music by Nolan Gasser Lyrics by Mindi Dick…

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Off-Broadway Review: All Our Children by Laurenyarger

John Glover, Karl Kenzler and Sam Lila. Photo: Maria-Baranova All Our ChildrenBy Stephen UnwinDirected by Ethan McSweeny  Sheen Center, through May 12 By Lauren Yarger What's It All About?…

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Broadway Theater Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Laurenyarger

LaTanya Richardson Jackson and-Jeff Daniels. Photo: Julieta-Cervantes To Kill a MockingbirdBy Aaron Sorkin, adapted from the novel by Harper Lee Directed by Bartlett Sher Shubert Theatre …

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Off-Broadway Review: Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) TOP PICK by Laurenyarger

The cast of Fiddler in Yiddish. Photo: Matthew Murphy Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)Music by Jerry BockLyrics by Sheldon HarnickBook by Joseph Stein, based on stories by Sholem AleichemY…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Off-Broadway Theater Review: The Other Josh Cohen by Lauren Yarger

David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. Photo:  Caitlin McNaney The Other Josh Cohen Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen Directed by Hunter Foster Westside Theatre Through Ap…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Book Reviews Coming -- and Some Awards by Lauren Yarger

The National Book Critics Circle (I am a proud member) will announce winners of its 2019 awards at a ceremony March 14 at The New School in New York City. The ceremony at 6:30 pm is free. T…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Off-Broadway Theater Reviews: The Convent, God Shows Up, A Man for All Seasons by Lauren Yarger

By Lauren YargerA trinity of Off-Broadway plays puts God and faith center stage:Amy Berryman, Samantha Soule and Wendy vanden Heuvel. Photo: Ahron R. Foster(L-R) AThe ConventBy Jessica …

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: A Number and 'Night Mother by Lauren Yarger

Carla Brandberg and Erin Cronican in 'Night Mother. Photo by Russ Rowland.Brandon Walker and Michael Stephen Clay in A Number. Photo by Russ RowlandA Number By Caryl ChurchillDirec…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Off-Broadway Theater Review: Williston by Lauren Yarger

Kate Grimes and Robert LuPone. Photo: Jeremy DanielWillistonBy Adam SeidelDirected by Valentina FrattiMiranda Theatre CompanyThrough Nov. 10By Lauren YargerSomething's not quite right in the…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: The Waverly Gallery -- TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Lucas Hedges, Elaine May, Joan Allen, David Cromer, Michael Cera. Photo: Brigitte LacombeThe Waverly GalleryBy Kenneth LonerganDirected by Lila NeugebauerGolden TheatreBy Lauren YargerThe Wa…

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Broadway Theater Review: The Ferryman by Lauren Yarger

The company. Photo: Joan MarcusThe FerrymanCredit: © 2018 Joan MarThe FerrymanBy Jez ButterworthDirected by Sam Mendes.Bernard B. Jacobs TheatreBy Lauren YargerIt's 1981 in Northern Ir…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

New Victory Theatre Will Present Stage Version of Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Lauren Yarger

The Maurice Sendak Foundation announced that it has commissioned the first major and only full-length stage play adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. This stage adaptation foll…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

New York City Children’s Theater Announces 22nd Season by Lauren Yarger

In its 22nd season, New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT) will premiere three theater productions for families that celebrate the power of imaginationJoin NYCCT for three original, ente…

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Friday, July 20, 2018

NY Theater Review: The Peculiar Patriot TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Liza Jessie Peterson. Photo: Garlia C. Jones-LyThe Peculiar PatriotWritten and performed by Liza Jessie PetersonDirected by Talvin WilksNational Black TheatreThrough July 29By Lauren YargerW…

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If You're Feeling Desperate, Be Kind by Lauren Yarger

By Lauren YargerComposer David Friedman is part of the Desperate Measures team making people laugh at Shakespeare over at New World Stages. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outs…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Harry Potter, Spongebob, Admissions, Desperate Measures Win Top Drama Desk Categories by Lauren Yarger

Photo: Matthew Murray2018 DRAMA DESK AWARDS Outstanding Play**Admissions, by Joshua Harmon, Lincoln Center TheaterMary Jane, by Amy Herzog, New York Theatre WorkshopMiles…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Harry Potter, Spongebob, Admissions, Desperate Measures Take Top Outer Critics Awards by Lauren Yarger

At the Lyric Theatre. Photo: Lauren YargerDesperate Measures at the York. Photo: Carol RoseggJessica Hecht, Andrew Garman, and Ben Edelman Photo: Jeremy DanielBroadway stars Jenn Colell…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2 TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Noma Dumezweni, Susan Heyward, Paul Thornley, Olivia Bond, Ben Wheelwright, Jamie Parker, Poppy Miller, Sam Clemmett . Photo: Manuel Harlan Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, P…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: St. Joan by Lauren Yarger

Condola Rashad. Photo: Joan MarcusSaint JoanBy George Bernard ShawDirected by Daniel SullivanManhattan Theatre ClubThrough June 10By Lauren YargerGeorge Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, which doe…

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Off-Broadway Theater Review: Mlima's Tale -- TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

 Sahr Ngaujaht. Photo: Joan MarcusMlima's TaleBy Lynn NottageDirected by Jo BonneyThe Public TheaterExtended through June 3By Lauren YargerPulitzer-Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; Sw…

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Broadway Theater Review: Travesties by Lauren Yarger

TravestiesBy Tom StoppardDirected by Patrick MarberRoundabout Theatre CompanyThrough June 17By Lauren YargerThe first scene of Tom Stoppard's Travesties, getting a Broadway run by Roundabout…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Carousel, Spongebob Lead Drama Desk Award Nominations by Lauren Yarger

Jessie-Mueller and Joshua-Henry. Photo: Julieta Cervantes2018 Drama Desk Award Nominations Outstanding PlayAdmissions, by Joshua Harmon, Lincoln Center TheaterMary Jane, by Amy Herzog, …

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