Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Outer Critics Circle Award Winners by Barry Gordin

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 71ST ANNUAL  OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS COMMEMORATING THE 2021-22  BROADWAY & OFF-BROADWAY SEASON The Lehman Trilogy Leads with 6 Awards including Outs…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

2022 Drama Desk Nominations by Barry Gordin

May 16, 2022: Nominations for the 66th AnnualDrama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available below. In keeping with the Drama Desk's mission, the no…

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American Buffalo by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why American Buffalo Has Lost its Shine By: Iris Wiener             May 23, 2022: David Mamet’s work is notably controversial and quite often meant to rile up li…

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Mr. Saturday Night by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why We Can Forgive Mr. Saturday Night for Being a Musical By: Iris Wiener May 22, 2022: The musical adaptation of Billy Crystal’s Mr. Saturday Night features a score by To…

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Beautiful Noise, Kimberly, Mask Mandates, Etc. By: David Sheward May 22, 2022: As the 2021-22 Broadway season comes to a close, 2022-23 is taking shape. A Beautiful Nois…

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Wish You Were Here ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 24, 2022: Remember the postman’s motto?  “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.” These words coul…

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Paradise Square by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why Paradise Square is Worth a Visit By: Iris Wiener             May 24, 2022: Paradise Square is the important piece that we don’t see often these days: a gre…

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A Case for the Existence of God *****, Golden Shield ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 22, 2022: When I saw the poster advertising the Signature Theater production of Samuel D. Hunter’s latest work, I joked to a friend, “This will be about lonely p…

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Golden Shield *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 22, 2022: In Golden Shield, now at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stage 1,Thai-Australian playwright Anchuli Felicia King has written a semi-fictional docudrama a…

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Macbeth by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why We Have Questions About Macbeth By: Iris Wiener May 22, 2022: Sam Gold certainly takes a unique spin on Shakespeare, though sometimes his forays into originality demons…

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Potus **** by Barry Gordin

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive By: Paulanne Simmons May 20. 2022: POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Hi…

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How I Learned To Drive by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why How I Learned to Drive is Still an Important Lesson By Iris Wiener May 18, 2022: At its core it’s a play about child abuse, despite a number of fantastic metaphors and wel…

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

jAmericano! A New Musical *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter May 17, 2022: Among many things for which this addled season of Covid-based cancelations and postponements will be remembered is the abundance of those little slips o…

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Chekhov + Turgenev ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons Mary 22, 2022: If you’re a fan of classic Russian literature, there’s a treat waiting for you at The Sheen Center, where Blueprint Productions in presenting in r…

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Macbeth **, Mr. Saturday Night **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward Mary 16, 2022: You know you’re in trouble at a production of Macbeth when the three witches look like they’re about to start a cooking class at a suburban shopping m…

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Friday, May 13, 2022

ARF by Barry Gordin

ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party   Join ARF Hamptons on Saturday, May 28, for the 2022 ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party from 6 to 8 PM at the ARF Thrift …

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Claybourne Elder by Barry Gordin

Company’s Claybourne Elder Celebrates Young Trailblazers at Live Out Loud Gala By: Iris Wiener May 19, 2022: Claybourne Elder will provide good “company” for a number of generous …

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Harmony by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why We’re Confused About Harmony’s Afterlife By: Iris Wiener May. 15, 2022: With the upcoming closing of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Harmony: A New Music…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

American Buffalo **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter MAY 13, 2022: David Mamet’s American Buffalo, often considered a modern, if minor, American classic, has been produced countless times worldwide since its late 1975…

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Americano! by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why ¡Americano! is an Off-Broadway Gem By: Iris Wiener March 16, 2022: Tony Valdovinos tried to enlist in the Marines at the age of 18, only to find that he was not an Amer…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Harmony ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 12, 2022: Despite the fact that I was born and raised Jewish and have heard more stories of the Holocaust than I can remember, I knew nothing about the Comedian…

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Birthday Candles by Barry Gordin

5 Reasons Why Birthday Candles is Worth Celebrating By: Iris Wiener May 9, 2022: In the swiftly-moving, 90-minute Birthday Candles, we see a woman celebrating her birthdays from ages 1…

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Paradise Square *** by Barry Gordin

By Samuel L. Leiter May 12, 2022: Finally, after yet another cancellation setback caused by a backstage Covid outbreak, I was able to see Paradise Square, the final iteration (one assumes)…

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Monday, May 9, 2022

How I Learned To Drive ****, American Buffalo *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 10, 2022: Varying takes on toxic masculinity and dysfunctional families are on view in two Broadway reviews of powerful, late 20th century works. Paula Vogel’s Ho…

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 jAmericano! **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 10, 2022: If you’ve ever wanted to know what it means to be an American, just ask someone who longs to be a citizen. Or go see the new musical ¡Americano!, w…

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American Buffalo **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons Perhaps David Mamet and his plays are an acquired taste. If this is true, I am one reviewer who has never acquired that taste.  May 13, 2022: American Buffalo, whic…

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Tony Awards by Barry Gordin

Strange Loop tops list with 11 nominations, followed by MJ and Paradise Square with 10 each. The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 12th.  M…

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Minutes ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 7, 2022: The Minutes, Tracy Letts’s new play about an unwelcome revelation at a small-town City Council meeting, might have been a comic masterpiece or a tragic…

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Hitler’s Tasters **** by Barry Gordin

Based on true events, Hitler's Tasters, a dark comedy about the young girls, who were chosen to be Hitler's food tasters, feels chillingly relevant. By: Patrick Christiano May 4, 2022: …

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Skin of Our Teeth ***, Potus: or Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 3, 2022: Two over-the-top comedies illuminate the differing styles of their respective decades of origin. They also offer pointed observations on serious subjects su…

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