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(30/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Hamlet (Almeida Theatre/Park Avenue Armory)

Theatre in Review: Hamlet (Almeida Theatre/Park Avenue Armory)

These days, it seems, Elsinore lives in a state high alert; anyway, that's the impression one takes from contemporary productions of Hamlet, which, increasingly, pit the title character against the brutal workings of ...More

(29/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Epiphany (Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Epiphany (Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre)

The Feast of the Epiphany, as you may know, celebrates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus Christ. This fact eludes nearly everyone in Brian Watkins' new play, even though they are gathering for dinner to celebrate it. One of ...More

(28/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Titanique (The Asylum NYC)

Theatre in Review: Titanique (The Asylum NYC)

The summer silly season officially arrives with this frail, noisy offering, a Hollywood spoof grafted to a playlist of Céline Dion hits. Indeed, Dion is the show's presiding muse: During a museum tour, she emerges from a crone's outfit, ...More

(27/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Lessons in Survival: 1971 (Vineyard Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Lessons in Survival: 1971 (Vineyard Theatre)

We have a new genre: the James Baldwin transcript play. Last March, the theatre company known as the american vicarious presented Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley, a nearly verbatim replay of the famous argument, at the Oxford Union, ...More

(24/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Chains (Mint Theater Company/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Chains (Mint Theater Company/Theatre Row)

Apparently, The Great Resignation really began in 1909. That's the unmistakable impression to be taken away from Chains, the latest entry in the Mint's ongoing rediscovery of the early twentieth century playwright Elizabeth ...More

(23/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Corsicana (Playwrights Horizons)

Theatre in Review: Corsicana (Playwrights Horizons)

The average summertime high temperature in Corsicana, Texas runs to well over ninety degrees, which might explain the heavy atmosphere of languor that has overtaken Playwrights Horizons, where Will Arbery's new drama is currently ...More

(21/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Queen (NAATCO at ART/NY Theatres)

Theatre in Review: Queen (NAATCO at ART/NY Theatres)

Those darn alternate facts get some nice people into a lot of trouble in Madhuri Shekar's taut tale of academic intrigue. Hard-working grad students Sanam and Ariel are sitting pretty -- so much so that their jealous classmates shun ...More

(21/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: The Orchard (Arlekin Players Theatre/Baryshnikov Arts Center)

Theatre in Review: The Orchard (Arlekin Players Theatre/Baryshnikov Arts Center)

"Look, it's all the same, nothing has changed. White, all white!" So says Lyubov Andreevna Ranevskaya, heroine of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and, in this production, one's first thought is: The lady needs to have her head ...More

(16/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: soft (MCC Theater)

Theatre in Review: soft (MCC Theater)

Donja R. Love's new play is an explosive drama wrapped in an envelope of transcendence. It begins with a flurry of flower petals falling on us and ends in the mystical union of lovers. Between these episodes, the drama is boiling ...More

(15/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Snow in Midsummer (Classic Stage Company)

Theatre in Review: Snow in Midsummer (Classic Stage Company)

When it comes to plot twists, Snow in Midsummer may be the season's record-setter. Set in a provincial manufacturing town not too far from Shanghai -- called "New Harmony," a sure sign skullduggery is afoot -- it is an ...More

(14/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company)

Theatre in Review: The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company)

First, there's the chorus line of sedatives. In Act II of this new musical, about the spectacularly dysfunctional childhood of comic Sarah Silverman, the ten-year-old heroine is taken to a doctor about her nighttime urinary problems ...More

(10/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Mr. Parker (Penguin Rep Theatre/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Mr. Parker (Penguin Rep Theatre/Theatre Row)

Mr. Parker is a modestly scaled, modestly achieving romantic drama about a star-crossed affair between men of two generations. The kind of attraction often booked in June when LGBTQ tourists come to town for Pride month, it ...More

(09/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Dreaming Zenzile (National Black Theatre/New York Theatre Workshop)

Theatre in Review: Dreaming Zenzile (National Black Theatre/New York Theatre Workshop)

One way of thinking about Dreaming Zenzile is that it is essentially a two-act death scene. Somi Kakoma's musical play focuses on the night in 2008 when the great Miriam Makeba suffered a fatal heart attack during a ...More

(03/06/2022)

-Theatre in Review: ...what the end will be (Roundabout at Laura Pels Theatre)

Theatre in Review: ...what the end will be (Roundabout at Laura Pels Theatre)

Late in Mansa Ra's new play, a family drama salted with plenty of humor, the great Keith Randolph Smith stops the action cold with a monologue about death. The veteran actor -- always a guarantee of pleasure -- is cast as ...More

(31/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Board Members

Theatre in Review: Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Board Members

At this moment, it takes a performer with special nerve to stand up in front of an audience, waving a gun. Appearing in front of the curtain at Soho Rep, pistol in hand, Christine Carmela Herrero is Lolita, a Puerto Rican trans ...More

(27/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Fat Ham (The Public Theater/National Black Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Fat Ham (The Public Theater/National Black Theatre)

In recent years, the Public has reserved a late spring/early summer slot for what you might call fractured Shakespeare. In 2018, it presented Mike Lew's Teenage Dick, which enrolled Richard III in an American high school to meddle, ...More

(27/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: The Legend of the Waitress and the Robber (Dixon Place)

Theatre in Review: The Legend of the Waitress and the Robber (Dixon Place)

In the department of blink-and-you'll-miss-it is this rather odd entertainment, which closes on Sunday. It's a collaboration between Concrete Temple Theatre, Playfactory Mabangzen, and Yellowbomb Collaboration, in partnership with the ...More

(25/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Will You Come with Me? (PlayCo/Theatre Mitu)

Theatre in Review: Will You Come with Me? (PlayCo/Theatre Mitu)

Will You Come with Me? has a striking set design that, in retrospect, should raise a red flag for anyone expecting an engaging drama. Afsoon Pajoufar has laid out a spacious, grassy playing area, representing Istanbul's ...More

(24/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Belfast Girls (Irish Repertory Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Belfast Girls (Irish Repertory Theatre)

The Irish diaspora is the source of many gritty tales and Belfast Girls can stand up to the toughest of them. The ladies of the title are part of a program established by Henry Grey, British secretary of state for the ...More

(23/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Who Killed My Father (St. Ann's Warehouse)

Theatre in Review: Who Killed My Father (St. Ann's Warehouse)

At one point in Édouard Louis' theatrical memoir, the writer-performer recalls the night when, as a boy of seven, he organized an entertainment at a dinner party thrown by his parents. (It may have been their first inkling that ...More

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