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REVIEW: Casa Valentina, Samuel J Friedman Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Casa Valentina, Samuel J Friedman Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Casa Valentina Samuel J Friedman Theatre 13 April 2014 4 Stars It's 1962 and the memory of the McCarthy witch hunts are still hot and fetid. In a small guesthouse in the Catskill Mountains, a gr[...]

REVIEW: The Realistic Joneses, Lyceum Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: The Realistic Joneses, Lyceum Theatre ✭✭✭✭
The Realistic Jonses Lyceum Theatre 13 April 2014 4 Stars I cannot remember the last time there was a play on Broadway which played with the form of dramatic theatre as much as The Realistic Jon[...]

REVIEW: Bullets Over Broadway, St James Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: Bullets Over Broadway, St James Theatre ✭✭✭
Bullets Over Broadway St James Theatre 12 April 2014 3 Stars The sight was one of preposterous grandeur. William Ivey Long saw to that. Ridiculously dressed, but very masculine chorus boys, [...]

REVIEW: Of Mice And Men, Longacre Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Of Mice And Men, Longacre Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Of Mice And Men Longacre Theatre 11 April 2014 4 Stars John Steinbeck won pretty much every award for literature going. His novels and novellas are prime examples of the form and, of them, Of Mi[...]

REVIEW: Violet, American Airlines Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Violet, American Airlines Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭
Violet American Airlines Theatre 10 April 2014 5 Stars At their very best, Musicals can do many things. They can shine a light on a particular time or a particular person, help you understand a [...]

REVIEW: Rocky, Wintergarden Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: Rocky, Wintergarden Theatre ✭✭✭
Rocky Winter Garden Theatre 9 April 2014 3 Stars One's belief that any topic can provide the foundation for a good musical can be, like a fine cocktail, shaken or stirred depending on what is be[...]

REVIEW: Dinner With Friends, Laura Pels Theatre ✭✭

REVIEW: Dinner With Friends, Laura Pels Theatre ✭✭
Dinner With Friends Laura Pels Theatre 9 April 2014 2 Stars Audiences underestimate the effect they have on the experience of theatre enjoyed, or otherwise, by their fellow theatregoers. A h[...]

REVIEW: Raisin In The Sun, Ethel Barrymore Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Raisin In The Sun, Ethel Barrymore Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Raisin In The Sun Ethel Barrymore Theatre 8 April 2014 4 Stars It is often the case that people leave theatrical productions at interval. There can be many reasons for this. Tonight, over tw[...]

REVIEW: The Most Happy Fella, New York City Centre ✭✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: The Most Happy Fella, New York City Centre ✭✭✭✭✭
The Most Happy Fella Encores! At New York City Centre 6 April 2014 5 Stars If you remember what it was like the first time you saw the sun rise, or saw your child smile, or beheld Michelangelo's[...]

REVIEW: The Bridges Of Madison County, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: The Bridges Of Madison County, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭
Bridges of Madison County Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre January 18 2014 5 Stars Having never read the novel, The Bridges of Madison County, nor seen the film of the same name, arriving at the Gerald[...]

REVIEW: Machinal, American Airlines Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: Machinal, American Airlines Theatre ✭✭✭
Machinal American Airlines Theatre January 18 2014 3 Stars In 1928 there debuted on Broadway a play, Machinal, written by Sophie Treadwell, a woman who led a remarkable life as journalist, playw[...]

REVIEW: The Glass Menagerie, Booth Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: The Glass Menagerie, Booth Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭
The Glass Menagerie Booth Theatre January 18 2014 5 Stars I have slept through many a professional production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, usually because tiresome directors and s[...]

REVIEW: Pippin, Music Box Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Pippin, Music Box Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭
Pippin Music Box Theatre January 16 2014 5 Stars I have never had any time for Pippin, the 1972 Musical from Roger O Hirson and Stephen Schwartz which was originally directed on Broadway by the [...]

REVIEW: Buyer And Cellar, Barrow Street Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Buyer And Cellar, Barrow Street Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Buyer and Cellar Barrow Street Theatre January 13, 2014 4 Stars Some years ago, I was given, as a birthday present, a coffee table glossy hardcover book written by Barbra Streisand (it was never[...]

REVIEW: A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder, Walter Kerr Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder, Walter Kerr Theatre ✭✭✭✭
A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder Walter Kerr Theatre 25 November 2013 4 Stars BOOK TICKETS One does not often come across a new musical which has everything going for it, but at the Walte[...]