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(27/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Ephemera Trilogy (The Tank at The Paradise Factory)

Theatre in Review: The Ephemera Trilogy (The Tank at The Paradise Factory)

In "Bend," the third and longest part of The Ephemera Trilogy, Kimi Maeda turns her complicated, and not entirely happy, family history into an elegant piece of performance art. The story she has to tell is one that will be ...More

(27/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Kunstler (59E59)

Theatre in Review: Kunstler (59E59)

The best thing about Jeffrey Sweet's new play, about the famed -- and sometimes notorious -- trial lawyer William Kunstler, is Jeff McCarthy. Best known as a musical theatre leading man (Side Show, UrinetownMore

(24/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Sunday in the Park with George (Hudson Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Sunday in the Park with George (Hudson Theatre)

This new revival of Sunday in the Park with George offers two stellar lead performances, an exceptionally fine supporting cast, and some of Stephen Sondheim's most ravishing songs. The production, which began life as a benefit gala ...More

(23/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: If I Forget (Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre)

Theatre in Review: If I Forget (Roundabout Theatre Company/Laura Pels Theatre)

In If I Forget, a family battle is fought on both personal and political fronts. Lou Fischer is long retired and, as his loved ones gather for his seventy-fifth birthday in July 2000, the disposition of the building that once housed ...More

(23/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Kid Victory (Vineyard Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Kid Victory (Vineyard Theatre)

In Kid Victory, Greg Pierce and John Kander have done a very daring thing, building a musical around a character who can't express himself in song. As it begins, Luke, who is 17, has recently been returned to his home in Kansas ...More

(22/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Fish Men (INTAR)

Theatre in Review: Fish Men (INTAR)

Fish Men takes place in the southwestern corner of New York's Washington Square Park, where on any given day, a match with a professional chess player can be had, for a price. At it happens, the playwright, Cándido TiradoMore

(21/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Beardo (Pipeline Theatre Company) / Jonah and Otto (Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Beardo (Pipeline Theatre Company) / Jonah and Otto (Theatre Row)

It may be time to book safe passage out of Russia for Dave Malloy. The composer, currently enjoying Broadway success with Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, now offers us Beardo, a fictionalized ...More

(21/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Sunset Boulevard (Palace Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Sunset Boulevard (Palace Theatre)

"I didn't know you were planning a comeback," says Joe Gillis, a young screenwriter, speaking to the aging, reclusive ex-movie queen Norma Desmond. "I hate that word," snarls Norma. "It's a return!" Glenn Close, a lady ...More

(17/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Evening at the Talk House (The New Group at Pershing Square Signature Center)

Theatre in Review: Evening at the Talk House (The New Group at Pershing Square Signature Center)

Evening at the Talk House could be the title for almost any Wallace Shawn play; time and again his characters unburden themselves at length in monologues, pursuing dubious conclusions with faulty logic and exuding ...More

(16/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Man from Nebraska (Second Stage)

Theatre in Review: Man from Nebraska (Second Stage)

When did Reed Birney become the New York theatre's indispensable character man? He's been doing fine work for four decades -- beginning with Albert Innaurato's blockbuster comedy, Gemini -- but for much of that time he has ...More

(15/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Dressmaker's Secret (59E59)

Theatre in Review: The Dressmaker's Secret (59E59)

The "secret" in the title of this new play is something of a misnomer, since the characters spend most of the running time discussing it to death. The dressmaker is the fortyish Maria, who plies her trade in Kolozsvár, a Romanian city, in ...More

(15/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Life According to Saki (Atticist/4th Street Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Life According to Saki (Atticist/4th Street Theatre)

Saki, as you may know, is the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro, the Edwardian satirist, who found enduring fame with short stories that quietly chopped away at the manners and mores of stately England in its late afternoon of empire. ...More

(13/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose (The Loft at the Davenport Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose (The Loft at the Davenport Theatre)

If, as many people say, friendship is a gift, Ed Dixon's closeness to the actor George Rose was a distinctly mixed blessing -- one with long-lasting repercussions. He met Rose nearly half a century ago, and Rose died in 1988 ...More

(13/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Ring Twice for Miranda (City Center Stage II)

Theatre in Review: Ring Twice for Miranda (City Center Stage II)

Or, better yet, don't. Alan Hruska's sort of comedy, sort of drama isn't really much of anything; ostensibly a tale of masters and servants in a vaguely rendered post-apocalypse world, it is filled with hints and portents that don't ...More

(10/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Mother of Invention (Abingdon Theatre Company at June Havoc Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Mother of Invention (Abingdon Theatre Company at June Havoc Theatre)

The mother in James Lecesne's latest dramatic invention is Dottie, a widow, formerly of New Jersey, and, more recently, of Florida. When we meet her, she is sitting on the couch with her daughter, Leanne, talking a blue streak as ...More

(10/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: The Object Lesson (New York Theatre Workshop)

Theatre in Review: The Object Lesson (New York Theatre Workshop)

It's not uncommon for reviewers, speaking figuratively, to praise a performer for making something out of nothing; Geoff Sobelle literally makes it happen. About two-thirds of the way through the unclassifiable entertainment known ...More

(09/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Fade (Primary Stages at Cherry Lane Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Fade (Primary Stages at Cherry Lane Theatre)

In Fade, two Mexican-Americans find themselves lost in the television production jungle. Lucia is a budding novelist from Chicago; unable to deliver that second book to her publisher, and running low on funds, she signs on as ...More

(09/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic Theater Company Stage Two)

Theatre in Review: Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic Theater Company Stage Two)

Paola Lázaro's new play zeroes in on a fraught, ad hoc community in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There's Mostro, who is middle-aged and runs a bodega; he is hoping to have a baby with his wife, Samira. Little does he know, Samira is ...More

(06/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Yen (MCC Theater at Lucille Lortel Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Yen (MCC Theater at Lucille Lortel Theatre)

In Yen, director Trip Cullman and his gifted, intensely committed cast so persuasively stake out a landscape of poverty and neglect that one might not notice at first the contrivances and underlying sentimentality of More

(02/02/2017)

-Theatre in Review: Orange Julius (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)

Theatre in Review: Orange Julius (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)

Julius, an ailing Vietnam vet, may be the title character of Basil Kreimendahl's new play, but I'm betting that the character you'll be talking about as you leave the theatre is Nut; once Julius' daughter and now his son, Nut is ...More

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