Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Oscar E. Moore Reviews

Misery - laughter upstages suspense in this unbelievable and sometimes silly production starring Bruce Willis & Laurie Metcalf

Allegiance - Bold and daring - Fragile and powerful

On Your Feet! The Gloria & Emilio Estefan Reality Show

King Charles III - make believe monarchy is a majestic achievement

Sylvia - starring Matthew Broderick & Annaleigh Ashford as the mutt of the moment

Therese Raquin - Cry Me a River

Clever Little Lies - Marlo Thomas does a Miss Marple

First Daughter Suite - Welcome to the amazing surreal world of Michael-John LaChiusa

Dames At Sea - finally docks on Broadway with shaky sea legs

The Humans - superb cast in shadowy production of Stephen Karam's Thanksgiving get-together

Rothschild & Sons - Out of Service elevator upstages floundering remake of 1970 musical

The Gin Game - Masterful actors Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones win the day

Travels With My Aunt - an engaging story with a surprise and endearing ending

Fool for Love - a worn down and lovelorn Nina Arianda stars alongside Sam Rockwell

Old Times - It's over before you know what happens

Spring Awakening - an emotionally charged revival: unique and audacious

Daddy Long Legs starring Megan McGinnis & Paul Alexander Nolan

The Legend of Georgia McBride - Donning gay apparel for fun and profit

Popesical FringeNYC - Who will be the new Pope?

The Waste Land - FringeNYC bizarre and esoteric with Christopher Domig

Sousepaw - FringeNYC - unequivocally wonderful

Drop Dead Perfect starring Everett Quinton - DOA

Wilde Tales - FringeNYC 2015

Three Days to See - an odd Helen Keller revue with 7 Helen Kellers

Amazing Grace - Let Freedom Sing

Shows for Days - the Patti LuPone saga continues

Significant Other - COMPANY - but with a lot less finesse and a lot less insight

An Act of God - Starring Jim Parsons as the man of the hour and a half

Cagney - the tough guy who tapped doesn't live up to its legend

The King and I revival at Lincoln Center

Something Rotten! An avalanche of laughs, an absolutely funtastical entertainment

The Visit - Chita Rivera, Broadway royalty takes her revenge

Doctor Zhivago - Nyet! You just might leave the Broadway Theatre shell shocked and humming the chairs

Living on Love - Maestro (Douglas Sills) vs Diva (Renee Fleming) misses the bulls eye called comedy by a long shot

Finding Neverland - a gleeful, enchanting journey – cheers to one and all!

It Shoulda Been You - a master class in comic timing

An American in Paris - Wow! And double wow!

Gigi - Mamita, a ravishing Victoria Clark steals the show

Wolf Hall - Six hour endurance test with Henry VIII et al

Skylight - Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy & Sauce Bolognese

On The Twentieth Century - First rate revival of a not so first rate musical

Hamilton - There’s enough rich material for three musicals in this hip-hop hit

The Audience - Helen Mirren: a class act as Elizabeth II with a parade of Prime Ministers

Fish in the Dark - Larry David's questionable Broadway debut as writer and star

Honeymoon in Vegas - Tony Danza is a crooning, swooning tap dancing goomba

Constellations starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson is a lot less than the sum of its parts

Bradley Cooper stars in The Elephant Man revival on B'way: performance not to be missed

It's Only a Play - Nathan Lane nails it in McNally's not altogether perfect farce

The River starring Hugh Jackman - The Man himself is bewildered at times

Side Show – too much tinkering takes its toll

The Real Thing revival - Will you still love me tomorrow?

Disgraced on Broadway - Racial profiling, religion and pork tenderloin

The Last Ship or is it The Lost Ship?

On The Town - vibrant, vital and vivacious revival

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the director who brought us War Horse

You Can't Take It With You - Brilliant comic revival has lost none of its luster over the years and is now cause for unbridled laughter

Indian Ink - a lethargic, mysterious and complex period, period piece

Rococo Rouge - Company XIV where arias meet rap, where Handel meets Beyonce, where Carmen rocks with Peggy Lee

The Other Mozart - begs to be seen

Holler If Ya Hear Me - Tupac Shakur. Palace Theatre. Broadway’s newest odd couple

Just Jim Dale - a life in revue

The City of Conversation - Politics and family are dished up with wit and zingers at Lincoln Center

The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock - nothing to sing about

Forbidden Broadway comes out swinging (and boy do they mean it) -30th anniversary edition

Act One - stage adaptation of Moss Hart's 1959 autobiography is a perfect production written and directed by James Lapine

Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein - clothing makes the man

The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe - a superb production.

Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd: their friendship/chemistry is palpable

Cabaret - The 1998 Sam Mendes’ reimagined, revised and re-edited revival reopens

Violet - An incredible, gripping entertainment starring Sutton Foster has opened under the radar with an explosive impact of talent that stuns leaving you shaken as the journey ends

Bullets Over Broadway - is a musical puzzle where some of the pieces fit beautifully and others don’t.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill - Audra McDonald is Billie Holiday spiraling down, out of control, dissolving right before our eyes.

The Mystery of Irma Vep - blissfully funny comedy of outlandish manners.

The Realistic Joneses - Four quirky characters and a memorable dead squirrel

A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry revival -funny, smart, tragic, uplifting, surprising, exhilarating, uncompromising, compassionate, amazing and ageless

Mothers and Sons - starring Tyne Daly

If/Then - new musical starring Idina Menzel

Aladdin - Disney on Broadway. Again.

Rocky - the musical The Italian Stallion returns

All The Way starring Bryan Cranston on Boadway is a real eye opener

The Bridges of Madison County - Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale soar in new Jason Robert Brown musical

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill - be prepared for a wild ride

Dinner With Friends - Food for thought Off-B'way

The Tribute Artist - Charles Busch up to his old routines

Bronx Bombers - bits and pieces of historical data about each of the players and Yankee Stadium

The Correspondent - Grief and Guilt take their toll

Almost, Maine - a heartfelt and hopeful "tales of the heart" is almost an otherworldly experience

Outside Mullingar starring Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne is quirky and charming

Machinal - Unique revival: a bizarre story that is expertly produced and acted with a set design to die for

Beautiful - the Carole King musical is a sure fire crowd pleaser: great songs and spectacular performances

Demi Lovato officially resigning from The X Factor

Waiting for Godot & No Man's Land - performances of a lifetime

Natalie Toro's Christmas gift - Just in Time for Christmas CD

Nutcracker Rouge - a voyeur’s fantasy come true created by the multi-talented Austin McCormick for Company XIV

Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater with Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff

And Away We Go - backstage stories across the centuries by Terrence McNally

Mom Vans, Hybrids and Minis, Oh My! Celebrity moms with normal cars

Twelfth Night/King Richard III - an extremely special theatrical event

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: fresh blood on B’way

Fun Home – Lesbian Pop Chamber Musical at The Public Theater

Famous Celebrity Diets and How They Work

Becoming Dr. Ruth - starring Debra Jo Rupp of That 70s Show

Murder for Two reopens at New World Stages

After Midnight on B'way: a spectacular production - celebration of The Cotton Club’s music and performers

Betrayal - Fantastic Pinter revival with Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall

The Snow Geese starring Mary-Louise Parker and flocks of flying geese - very Chekhovian

A Time to Kill – Semi Successful Courtroom Drama

Big Fish - Fans of innovative musical theatre may want to go into mourning.

The Winslow Boy - is terrific theatre at the Roundabout

A Night with Janis Joplin - on Broadway

Lady Day - Off B'way musical/concert with Dee Dee Bridgewater

The Glass Menagerie - powerful, heartbreaking, stylized Broadway revival

Natural Affection - a darker William Inge rediscovered Off B'way

Best (& Worst) Guest Stars of Modern Family

Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad on B'way: remarkable

Best (& Worst) Guest Stars of Modern Family

Bradley Cole a new musical FringeNYC

Cowboy's Don't Sing - FringeNYC

First Date - a cute show, entertaining and sharp

Soul Doctor comes across as the first Jewish Juke Box Musical – a combination of Motown (Shlomo’s greatest hits) Fiddler on the Roof and Hair

Perfectly Normel People - FringeNYC

The King's Whore - Off Off B'way at Walkerspace

Castle Walk - Irene Castle oversees filming of life story at RKO circa 1938

Marry Harry - New York Musical Festival

Sasquatched! The Musical - Misunderstood Bigfoot meets lost young camper Sam

The Explorers Club - Off B'way: delightful up to a point

The Unavoidable Disappearance of TOM DURNIN

Buyer & Cellar - starring Michael Urie: Bonding in the basement with Babs

Sontag: Reborn Off B'way lacks passion and angst

Murder Ballad - a long bar, a pool table, band stand and a bloody bat

Here Lies Love – Imelda Marcos’ disco party

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 - Russian Dinner Theater Off B'way

Pippin - a glorious first time Broadway revival of 1972 Stephen Schwartz musical

I’ll Eat You Last: a chat with Sue Mengers – A Divine Comedy starring the Divine Miss M - Bette Midler

The Memory Show - an unusual Alzheimer's musical that's easy to forget

Orphans on Broadway: Do not miss it

The Big Knife - Hollywood artifact by Clifford Odets revived - unimpressive and dull

The Nance starring Nathan Lane

The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg: mellow yet very funny and somewhat sad

Motown, the musical - a legacy of love

Matilda madness - new musical is a case of The Emperor’s New Clothes

Kinky Boots - a feast for the eyes, the ears and the heart

Nora Ephron’s final bow on Broadway with Lucky Guy starring Tom Hanks

Hands on a Hardbody – Hard times in Texas on Broadway

Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway: a disjointed, noiresque, bummer of a production

Happy Birthday by Anita Loos: Bottoms Up! Off B'way

Really Really - The me-I-want-it-all-no-matter-who-or-what-generation arrives Off B'way

Hit The Wall - frightening and in your face theatre - STONEWALL June 1969

Cinderella on Broadway: a magical makeover - a sure fire crowd pleaser

Talley's Folly - Off B'way's romantic revival

Ann starring Holland Taylor as Ann Richards is Ann Richards

Belleville - Amy Herzog's unconvincing and unsatisfying new play Off B'way

Moose Murders - a major moosetake off off B'way

The Vandal: smart and satisfying Off Off B’way play at The Flea

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson on Broadway: the play slowly limps along

Picnic revival on Broadway – almost unbearable

The Other Place: a compelling memory loss play starring Laurie Metcalf

Natalie Toro's Christmas gift

Golden Boy – Lincoln Center Theater Revival

Penny Fuller: 13 Things about Ed Carpolotti

Glengarry Glen Ross: a non-event starring Al Pacino

Dead Accounts starring Katie Holmes, yawn and Norbert Leo Butz

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - the very model of a modern major musical. See it!

A Christmas Story: musical spreads nostalgic, endearing and sometimes delightful moments across the footlights

Scandalous – Prayer, persistence and patience certainly pay off here

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - A Chekhovian inspired dysfunctional comedy from Christopher Durang

Inner Voices: 3 Musical Monologues Off B'way

Annie: It’s truly a hard knock life when kids can’t afford to see this winning show

Giant – a gigantic achievement for all involved

The Heiress - lacklustre revival starring Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn, Dan Stevens

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring four exceptional actors

Cyrano de Bergerac - Starring Douglas Hodge and his nose

Falling by Deanna Jent: Autism case study Off B'way

Grace on Broadway - an intriguing production that I would urge you to see

Ten Chimneys - Lunt and Fontanne's private lives examined off B'way

An Enemy of the People with Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas: Unrestrained fury

Red Dog Howls – Kathleen Chalfant gives bravura performance

If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet: Jake Gyllenhaal's Off B'way debut

The Exonerated – Death Row Docudrama Off-B’way

Chaplin, the musical: Behind the limelight

Mary Broome – Edwardian hanky-panky at the Mint

Harrison, TX: Three plays by Horton Foote

The Dick and The Rose FringeNYC

Nightfall on Miranga Island, take two FringeNYC

Panaromania: John Banvard, artist of the first "moving pictue" musicalized FringeNYC

Orphan Train – Marla Hirokawa's impressive 1997 ballet at FringeNYC

Standby, the "suicide" musical at FringeNYC

Falling – isn’t totally convincing at FringeNYC

Non-Equity the musical – is a delight FRINGENYC

Bring It On the musical - Jaw dropping choreography, vibrant and exciting score

Into The Woods – Stephen Sondheim in the park soars at the Delacorte

Bullet for Adolf – Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman's play misfires

Tombstone – The Legend of Wyatt Earp at MITF

The Last Smoker in America - Off B'way musical

Le Prince et Le Pauvre – In French with English translation at MITF

Stand Tall – David & Goliath inspired rock musical falls short

Relax! Alice – a psychological riff on Wonderland

I Love Bob – Silent Movie ballet staged at Joyce Soho

Re-Animator - the splashy new musical at NYMF

Miss Lilly Gets Boned at the New Ohio Theatre Ice Factory Festival: shocking, moving, bittersweet

Spoolie Girl: new fractured fairy tale musical at Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival

Himself and Nora: a musical love affair with words

Flambe Dreams: a light and witty new musical

Nymph Errant: Cole Porter’s musical fossil dug up Off B'way

He’s Not Himself: ridiculous cops ‘n robbers caper

Triassic Parq – Silly Off B’way musical spoof stumbles

7th Monarch – Psychological thriller off-B'way

Harvey starring Jim Parsons and his imaginary rabbit friend on B'way is a fine comedy of errors

Maltby & Shire's musical Closer Than Ever: simply great

Love Goes to Press – Women war correspondents vs the den of men circa 1944

Food and Fadwa: a middle eastern smorgasbord of sorts Off B'way

Potted Potter: Yes, that Potter…Harry off B’way

The Common Pursuit: lofty, idealistic and sometimes long winded revival

Peter and the Starcatcher comes to Broadway

Leap of Faith starring Raul Esparza on B'way: waiting for some miracles

Nice Work If You Can Get It - frivolous, frothy and lots of fun

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER - French sex farce. Mon Dieu! Quel dommage!

The Lyons on Broadway – extremely funny and moving

PRATFALLS – Off-Off Broadway – a gem of a play

Ghost: the musical on Broadway is a paranormal phenomenon

The Columnist starring John Lithgow at Manhattan Theatre Club: the text is tiresome

A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams Revival in living color

Tribes directed by David Cromer Off B’way: dealing with deafness

One Man, Two Guvnors: a tour de farce - from soup to nuts starring James Corden

The City Club: original new Blues & Jazz Musical Off-B’way

Clybourne Park on Broadway: racism, real estate and A Raisin in the Sun

4000 miles at Lincoln Center - Grandma knows best

Evita: semi revived on Broadway

Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on B'way: a winner by a landslide

Newsies: the legacy of Disney marches on

Now. Here. This. At the Vineyard: Cosmic Confusion

End of the Rainbow – Judy Garland Live at the Belasco

Jesus Christ Superstar: Webber/Rice rock opera resurrected - OMG!

ONCE – A romantic musical odyssey transfers from Off-Bway

Lost in Yonkers – finds itself a wondrous new production Off-B’way

Death of a Salesman: ghostlike revival with Philip Seymour Hoffman

Carrie: the musical – still a bloody mess

An Iliad starring Denis O’Hare or Stephen Spinella off Broadway

Painting Churches by Tina Howe: Off B’way revival

Rutherford & Son – 1912 revival at the Mint Theater Company

Loni Ackerman – Next to Ab-Normal: pitch perfect Cabaret

Rx – A hearty dose of laughs at Primary Stages

Remembering Zina Bethune

Look Back in Anger off B'way: a truly unique and powerful experience

Leave the Balcony Open: dealing with death Off Off B’way

Godspell on Broadway is mostly God awful

WIT starring Cynthia Nixon on B'way: brilliance, brittleness and bunnies

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

The Road to Mecca starring Rosemary Harris is worth the trip - just be patient

Cecil Beaton: The New York Years – dapper, double breasted and sometimes in drag

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick, Jr. is reconceived & revamped

Lysistrata Jones: a frothy mix of sex, love and basketballs

Bonnie & Clyde the musical – Bullets Over Broadway to close Dec. 30th

Stick Fly: a weekend at the Vineyard

Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn - Brits Off B’way

The Cherry Orchard – Spectacularly reinvented at Classic Stage Company

The Man Who Came to Dinner: Off B’way at St. Clements has some laughs and some groans

Wild Animals You Should Know-camping out with the Boy Scouts off B’way

Ch’ing-lish on B'way – An American in China with twisted translations

Queen of the Mist: Only two more weeks off B'way – rush to see it

Private Lives starring Sex in the City's Kim Cattrall on Broadway

Seminar: language and sex and serious laughter with Alan Rickman & Co.

Venus in Fur plus leather equals premature adulation

Other Desert Cities - revisited on Broadway

THE LYONS – starring Linda Lavin as the matriarch from hell at The Vineyard Off-B’way

Say Goodnight Gracie: loving tribute to George Burns and Gracie Allen Off-B’way

La Strada: brave and wonderfully moving production

ELF – the Broadway musical CD

Relatively Speaking: 3 one act comedies by Woody Allen, Elaine May, Ethan Coen on B'way

Children: AR Gurney play based on short story by John Cheever at TACT

Sons of the Prophet – On pain and suffering, ha ha

Nightfall on Miranga Island – Off-Off B’way’s Swashbuckling New Musical

MAN AND BOY – Vile financier courtesy of Frank Langella

TUT – as in King Tutankhamun at NYMF

GREENWOOD with Andrea McArdle at NYMF

The Mountaintop staring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett opens on B'way

The Bus: a gay take on Our Town off Broadway

Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid - a rocky musical – NYMF

Ghostlight: dull and dreary at New York Musical Festival

Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice – NYMF

The Kid Who Would Be Pope – NYMF

NYU Scores big with a so-so SUCCESS

This One Girl’s Story - NY Musical Festival (NYMF)

The Submission – a major MCC disappointment Off B’way

Little Did I Know – a show biz novel by Mitchell Maxwell, theatrical producer

Follies: remembrance of things past

Play It Cool – Red Hot & Smooth Original Jazz Score

Harper Seven Beckham and other names that rocked celebrity gossip columns

Daja Vu - Aja Nisenson’s solo show at NY Int’l Fringe Fest

Cow Play – New York Int’l Fringe Festival

NOIR – Love and Murder at First Sight at NY Int’l Fringe Fest

The Legend of Julie-Taymor at the NY Int’l Fringe Fest

Olive and the Bitter Herbs – Oy vey! Off-B’way

Mother – she’s with you wherever you go at NY Int’l Fringe Fest: hysterical and wonderful

Lola-Lola – Monkey business at NY Int’l Fringe Festival

Death Takes a Holiday dulls the spirits

Sunset Boulevard starring Loni Ackerman at The Gateway Playhouse Bellport

Rent: returns Off-B’way and comes up short

Frankenstein with Mary Shelley & Gabriel: two one act plays that are intriguing

Lavender Shore: serious talking about homosexuality

The Shoemaker starring Danny Aiello off B’way

Hanky Panky – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival

Georgia & Me – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival

Peg O’ My Heart – Midtown International Theatre Festival musical

Master Class: Tyne Daly tackles Maria Callas

Silence! The Musical: Unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs off-B’way

Commentary: Manipulation

Manipulation – Novelas de Telemundo at the Cherry Lane

Side Effects starring Joely Richardson Off B’way

Some of Our Parts: theater breaking through barriers Off B’way

Unnatural Acts – Harvard Cover-Up at Classic Stage Company

The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark has finally opened: Splat! sums it up precisely

Any Night – Off B’way Pseudo Psycho Drama

Oscar E. Moore Tony Award Wish List

Through A Glass Darkly: stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film

Desperate Writers: far fetched Hollywood farce Off-B’way

A Little Journey – Rachel Crothers’ Revival at the Mint Theater

I Married Wyatt Earp: a musical Oater

The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman –All I Can Say Is Wow!

Lucky Guy: campy Nashville musical comedy Post Mortem Eulogy

As It Is In Heaven – Heaven Help Us Off Off B'way

Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen – Woody’s Wonderland

The Sphinx Winx – Up the Nile without a paddle

A Minister’s Wife – A clean shaven Shaw at Lincoln Center

Baby It’s You! The Shirelles, sort of

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer revived on B’way

The Human Comedy: Musical revived at the Astoria Performing Arts Center

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a key to the Scriptures at The Public Theatre

The New York Pops: Celebrating the Legacy of Bob Hope

The School for Lies – Gold discovered at Classic Stage Company

The People in the Picture – Donna Murphy then and now

2011 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards honoring dancers and choreography on B'way and Film

Sister Act – the miracle of miracles musical

The House of Blue Leaves starring Ben Stiller, Edie Falco & Jennifer Jason Leigh leaves one wondering

Born Yesterday: Politics, gin rummy and Nina Arianda

Jerusalem – The British hymn not the Holy City

HIGH starring Kathleen Turner should not have closed

Wonderland – Alice down the elevator shaft with Frank Wildhorn

Stephen Schwartz opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon: unsettling and eerie

Picked: heady and well written World Premiere at the Vineyard

War Horse at Lincoln Center is spectacular story telling at its best

Reading Under the Influence opens Off B’way – being inebriated might help

Catch Me If You Can: how to succeed at being a crook disappoints

Anything Goes – Blissful, buoyant and brassy revival

Chris Rock debuts on B'way in The MotherFker With The Hat

Born Bad at Soho Rep: playing the blame game

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe disappoints

The Book of Mormon – Holy Helpers

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend starring Mike Birbiglia –So cool and so really funny

Hello Again – Explicit reimagining of LaChiusa’s chamber/bedroom musical

John Leguizamo’s autobiographical Ghetto Klown on Broadway

Three Men on a Horse – revived by The Actors Company Theatre – And they’re off…

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard – Sex and boredom ad infinitum

Party Time at the Palace with Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Double Falsehood – Classic Stage Company pulls a fast one

The Spidey Project – At the PIT - one fabulous night only!

Marvell Rep 2 – Blood Wedding & The Dybbuk

That Championship Season: a dreary, uninspired, star studded revival

Cactus Flower: an Off B’way fizzler

Peter and the Starcatcher – Peter Pan prequel at New York Theatre Workshop

Frances McDormand starring in Good People at Manhattan Theatre Club

Treasure Island – at the Irondale Center Brooklyn

Marvell Rep – New Off-B’way Company

Invasion! by Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri captures your attention

Bukowsical: original cast recording presented by Kritzerland

The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller at Arclight

The Whipping Man – Civil War Seder at Manhattan Theatre Club Stage 1

Black Tie – a new comedy by A. R. Gurney

Lysistrata – Puppets and Sex at La Mama

The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams starring Olympia Dukakis

The Road to Qatar! – Two Jews, an Emir and a camel, oh my

Molly Sweeny by Brian Friel at The Irish Rep – Audio Book version

Dolores & North of Providence – Valentine’s Day in Rhode Island

Other Desert Cities by creator of ABC-TV's Brothers and Sisters at Lincoln Center

The Importance of Being Earnest – Brian Bedford directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in this impeccable production

Carnival Round the Central Figure – Death defying acts of dying with music

Honey Brown Eyes: Bosnian Bombs over Off-B’way

Hillbilly Women: Off-B’way at Arclight Theatre

A Wonderfully Flat Thing – Mark Twain, puppets and kids

Dracula: Off-B’way Revival has lost its bite

A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Concert at The Irish Rep

Driving Miss Daisy with Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones & Boyd Gaines

A Free Man of Color at Lincoln Center

Elling starring Brendan Fraser & Denis O'Hare on B'way: the odd couple from Oslo

Elf the musical – Holiday Happiness at the Hirschfeld

The Last Castrato: way Off B’way

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Rock Idol or is it Idiot President

The Pee-Wee Herman Phenomenon

Devil Boys From Beyond – Alien hunky guys and guys in drag Off-B'way

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown theatre review: Ay Caramba!

Jersey Boys celebrates 5 years on Broadway

The Libertine: racy restoration saga Off B’way

Kander & Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys: captivating, diverting and entertaining

LOMBARDI is a winner at Circle in the Square

Banished Children of Eve at The Irish Rep

La Bete on Broadway

The Language Archive is an unfortunate and annoying waste of resources

A Life in the Theatre with Patrick Stewart & T.R. Knight

Charles Busch in The Divine Sister: Heaven Help Us!

Look Back in Anger at The Seeing Place Theater

Trav’lin: the new 1930’s Harlem Musical at New York Musical Theatre Festival

Marilyn Maye in “Her Kind of Broadway” at The Metropolitan Room

Fingers and Toes at New York Musical Theatre Festival

POPart the musical at New York Musical Theatre Festival

Deep Throat Sex Scandal: Off B’way eye opener

Love Divided by Times Three: Remembrance of Things Past Off-B’way

Therapy Rocks: at NY Musical Theatre Festival

In Transit: Off B’way a cappella musical

The Pitmen Painters: fascinating true story

Mrs. Warren’s Profession: Cherry Jones returns to Broadway

The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid: Marx Brothers at NY Musical Theatre Festival

Brief Encounter – Noel Coward jazzed up

A Bright New Boise – Father, son & God Off B’way

Now Circa Then – where the past and present bond beautifully at Ars Nova

Daniel Beaty in Through The Night – Oppression and Optimism in the Black Ghetto

Orlando – Sarah Ruhl does Virginia Woolf

It Must Be Him is an Off B’way dud

An Error of the Moon: backstage with the Booth Brothers Off-B’way

When Last We Flew – Fringe Fest NYC

Have a Nice Life – Fringe Fest NYC

And a Wake-Up – Surrealistic War Story at Fringe Fest NYC

Pope! An epic musical at Fringe Festival NYC

Fringe Fest NYC - The Pig, The Farmer and The Artist

All Day Suckers – Fringe Festival Highlight

Power Balladz is rocking the rafters at the Midtown Theater

Spellbound is a musical fantasy for all ages at the Fringe Festival NYC

Burning in China – Fringe Festival NYC

The Twentieth-Century Way - Fringe Festival NYC

Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story at Fringe Festival

Fringe Festival NYC - Getting Even with Shakespeare

Fringe Festival NYC - Love in the Time of Swine Flu

Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party – Off B’way

Secrets of the Trade at Primary Stages: play about show biz

In God’s Hat: brotherly love grand Guignol style

See Rock City & Other Destinations: new, unique & unconventional musical

The Irish…and how they got that way at The Irish Rep

Freud’s Last Session: a meeting of the minds Off B’way

Falling For Eve – Trouble in Paradise: Adam & Eve Revisited Off-B’way

The Grand Manner: Kate Burton as Katherine Cornell off B’way lulls rather than excites

Piccola Cosi - a night with Aja Nisenson at the Triad

Nunsense: 25th Anniversary production is a hoot

Dietrich & Chevalier, the musical: off B’way at St. Luke’s Theatre

Freed: a new Denzel Washington discovered Off B’way?

Are You There, Zeus? It’s Me, Electra – Off Off B’way

That Face – Manhattan Theatre Club premieres teen angst from London

This One Girl’s Story: GayFest NYC 2010

The Kid – The adoption made not so easy musical

Adam Rapp’s The Metal Children at the Vineyard Off-B’way

Mitzi Gaynor at Feinstein’s – Razzle Dazzle: My life behind the sequins

Oliver Parker! At The Cherry Lane with John Larroquette & Michael Zegen

The Glass House – Off Off B’way Breakthrough

The Housewives of Mannheim - Golden Girls meets The Goldbergs Off B'way

The One Man (Two Man (not quite)) Hamlet at Here Arts Center

Romeo and Hamlet – GAYFEST NYC 2010

Children of Eden: Stephen Schwartz/John Caird mediocre musical

Le Cirque Feerique (The Fairy Circus) Company XIV's inventive and imaginative production in Brooklyn

Everyday Rapture on B'way with semi star Sherie Rene Scott

Collected Stories on B'way starring Linda Lavin & Sarah Paulson has no fireworks

Enron, the play, as bankrupt as the company itself

Fences: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis star in B'way revival of Pulitzer Prize drama

Promises, Promises is the Best Musical Revival this season says Oscar E. Moore

Sondheim on Sondheim – Singing Interruptus at Studio 54

Archie comics introducing gay character

American Idiot – 21st Century Fast and Furious Musical by GREEN DAY

La Cage Aux Folles – Glitter and be Gay Revival

Leslie Jordan – My Trip Down the Pink Carpet

Engaging Shaw – Matchmaking, Shavian Style Off -B’way

Langston in Harlem – Poetry in Motion Off-B’way

Bloodsong of Love – Tex-Mex Spaghetti Western Song and Blood Fest at Ars Nova

666 – Disgusting, demented, devil may care and questionable activities Off B’way

Million Dollar Quartet – American Idol Idols

Moore on The Addams Family - Not what you expect

Seeing RED – Mark Rothko unveiled

Inner Voices: Solo Musicals – The newest odd couple Off-B’way

Lend Me a Tenor – A B’way Revival of Farcical Proportions

Come Fly Away – Ol’ Blue Eyes & Terpsichore

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

The Irish Curse – It’s a small, small world Off B'way

All About Me – Dame Edna & Michael Feinstein duel it out

Looped – Valerie Harper does Tallulah Bankhead

The Scottsboro Boys by Kander & Ebb Off-B'way

The Cocktail Party – The Actors Company Theatre

The Pride – and lots of prejudice Off B'way

Equivocation – Shakespeare in Trouble at Manhattan Theatre Club

When the Rain Stops Falling - Directed by David Cromer

Next Fall – Triumphant Transfer to Broadway

The Miracle Worker - Starring Little Miss Sunshine

Christopher Walken stars in A Behanding in Spokane

Norma Doesmen: not ready for her close up

Candida at the Irish Rep: revived relic by George Bernard Shaw

Zero Hour: imitation of Zero Mostel's life

Ill conceived FINN – Mabou Mines at NYU Skirball Center

List of 25th Film Independent Spirit Award winners

The Temperamentals – Radical Fairies Off-B’way

Jonathan Reynolds’ Girls in Trouble – To abort or not to abort

The Boys in the Band - Welcome to Harold's gay birthday party penthouse bitch fest

Signs of Life: A Holocaust drama with music

Blind – Craig Wright's Oedipus in New York

YANK! – A 1940’s gay military love story musical

The Orphans’ Home Cycle Part III

ReENTRY – A salute to the Marines, Off B’way

British import Happy Now? does not make you happy

When We Have Gone Astray – and they have Off Off B’way

Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies

Phantom Killer is taut, sexy and suspenseful and done Texas style

Tea With Chachaji is a total family musical that is fun, imaginative, inspirational

Noel Coward’s Present Laughter – Staring Victor Garber

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray off B’way: little passion and less wit

A View from the Bridge - It’s Arthur Miller done to perfection.

The Accidental Pervert – The Power of Porn Off Off B’way

David Mamet’s Race on Broadway

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury star in A Little Night Music

War on Christmas Day - Video debut

Kristen Johnston stars in long lost comedy, So Help Me God: Off B'way

Tiger Woods and the list of alleged mistresses

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter opens at NY Theatre Workshop

Baby Jane Dexter in All About Love at the Metropolitan Room

The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever – Off B’dway Holiday Humbug

Lynn Redgrave stars in Nightingale

Manson: the musical arrives off off Broadway from Chicago

In the Next Room or the vibrator play: pleasurable but fleeting

NY Pops celebrates Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous For Words

If there is only one show that you can see on Broadway this season Ragtime is it

Post No Bills: Off B'way post mortem

Talk Like Singing is the first ever original Japanese musical to premiere in the U.S

Talk Like Singing is the first-ever original Japanese musical to premiere in the USA

Roundabout production of The Understudy has been extended to January 17, 2010

The Late Christopher Bean is a triumph for The Actors Company Theatre

Penang: War is hell play with full frontal nudity Off Broadway

Broke-ology is a powerful and poignant play at Lincoln Center Theater

“Love, Linda – the life of Mrs. Cole Porter” at the Triad starring Stevie Holland

Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks & "Nashville" at the Metropolitan Room

Made in Heaven – Off B’dway ménage a quatre

Still Life arrives and departs still born Off B'way

Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs to close on Broadway on Sunday

Finian’s Rainbow: a golden revival on Broadway

Sienna Miller stars in After Miss Julie – Updated, indulgent and somewhat ludicrous Strindberg Variations on Broadway

Memphis – the musical is like a shot of adrenalin on Broadway

Avenue Q – Puppet friendly musical returns to Off-Broadway

Bye Bye Birdie – Roundabout Theatre's Revival Needs Reviving

The Toy Maker – a giant jig saw puzzle of a musical at New York Musical Festival

Plagued – a love story is a hip update on Cinderella

The Oldsmobiles at the Flea – an Off Off B’way car wreck

The Emperor Jones at the Irish Rep done Disney style

The Pig, The Farmer and The Artist – An operatic satire about sex, music and art

Balloon boy vomits on live television on The Today Show (video)

Hollywood stars have a Five Star hotel for dogs only

Limp satire, Inventing Avi (and other theatrical maneuvers) Off-B'way

A glorious glamorous Marilyn Maye – Revisits Johnny Mercer at the Metropolitan Room

Cross That River: a new musical about the Black West with an amazing score

The comedy The Royal Family was the first reality show (1927)

The Diary of Anne Frankenstein is an absurd piece of theatre Off Off B’way

Jude Law stars in Hamlet on B'way: it's boring

Carrie Fisher stars in Wishful Drinking at Studio 54: Hollywood on the rocks

The Happy Embalmer is one big looney, irreverent cartoon of a musical

Hurricane is not your usual singing in the rain story

The Night Watcher at Primary Stages is brimmming with brilliance

All Through The Night is a dreary, surrealistic Third Reich war drama

Off Broadway's Penny Penniworth is an entertaining, light hearted evening

Letters to Daddy, Jr. at New York Musical Festival is "chock full of life's lessons"

Daniel Craig & Hugh Jackman, Hollywood He-Men, star in A Steady Rain on B'way

A Boy and His Soul – at the Vineyard Theatre

Killers and Other Family – Off B’way Rattlestick Offering

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 12/7/09

Days and Nights – Two Chekhovian Interludes at La Mama

Off B'way play In The Daylight is exciting, suspenseful & grotesquely funny

Groovaloo is a Hip Hop Sensation at the Joyce Theatre

Fathers & Sons is playing Off B’way

Emma Watson did NOT arrive by helicopter to college in U.S.

Devil Boys From Beyond: hilarious Fringe Grand Finale

Be the Dog at the Fringe Festival

His Greatness plays at Fringe Festival

Graveyard Shift – A Fringe Festival Mess

How Now, Dow Jones revisited plays at Fringe Festival

Victoria & Frederick for President at the Fringe Festival

Afterlight - Fringe Festival

The Boys Upstairs – Fringe Festival

A Time to Dance - Fringe Festival

A Lifetime Burning: rush to see this play

The play Al’s Business Cards is like a bad tv sitcom

Puppetry of the Penis: the long and short of it

Burn The Floor: smoldering, sexy and sweaty

Gentleman’s Wish at Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival

Click, Clack, Moo: FREE TheatreworksUSA's simply delightful moosical

Wildflower – Summer Lust in the Rockies

Vanities a “new” musical based on an “old” play, by Jack Heifner also called Vanities

Revisionist, cross gendered retelling of Babes in Toyland

The Sword Politik – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival

I HATE LOVE – Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival

Mother: Holland Taylor & Buck Henry star at The Wild Project

Tin Pan Alley Rag: Irving Berlin & Scott Joplin compare notes

Perfect Wedding - Bedroom Farce opens Off Off B'way

Jersey Boys Special – The Cloning of Frankie Valli Part I

Jersey Boys Special – The Cloning of Frankie Valli Part II

Jamie deRoy and the Gatlin Brothers

Dolly Parton's decorator, Anthony Cochran, sings at Metropolitan Room

A deadly production of The Funeral Director’s Wife

Marilyn Maye's tribute to Johnny Mercer at the Metropolitan Room

The Amish Project: beautiful, intelligent heartfelt ode to 2006 masacre of 10 girls

The off B'way play Strangers features Bogie & Bacall and green cards

The play Next Fall is a gay drama by Geoffrey Nauffts

Susan Yankowitz play Night Sky deals with Aphasia (June is Nat’l Aphasia Awareness Month)

Fred Astaire musical tribute by Beegie Adair

Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony at Sardi's: a behind the scenes look

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the musical – Shines like the sun

Elton John's Billy Elliot receives 15 Tony Award Nominations

Sophistry: sophomoric revival

Shrek the musical – All hail the freaks!

Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman & John Glover in Waiting for Godot

30's relic, Accent on Youth, revived at Manhattan Theatre Club

Roger Rees, Victoria Clark headline Sing Happy! - a spring benefit for The Collegiate Chorale

August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Michael Feinstein and The New York Pops Celebrate at Carnegie Hall

Happiness, an original musical at Lincoln Center, isn’t

Next to Normal - a theraputic Broadway trip

Alan Ayckbourn's serio/comic triology The Norman Conquests conquers B'way

Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer on B'way in Mary Stuart

The Good Negro - emotional closing night performance at The Public Theater

Outer Critics Circle Announce 2008-09 season nominees

Angela Lansbury on stage at 83 in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit

Rock of Ages starring Constantine Maroulis will be rocking for ages and ages

Jane Alexander and Lynn Cohen in Chasing Manet a new play by Tina Howe

Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty makes B'way debut

Patti Wicks is totally disarming. Mellow. Funny. And just plain wonderful

Hair revival on B'way: a love fest for the young and old

The Toxic Avenger: rock musical has songs like Evil is Hot and Bitch/Slut/Liar/Whore

New musical Being Audrey (as in Hepburn) opens

Tovah Feldshuh stars in Irena’s Vow on B'way

Geoffrey Rush & Susan Sarandon reign on Broadway in Ionesco's Exit The King

Glitter and be Gay at the Big Gay Sing

God of Carnage is a comedy about upscale savages on the loose in Brooklyn

West Side Story Revival sizzles

The play Impressionism has the sharks out on Broadway ready for the kill

“MetroStar” Winner, Anne Steele is an original

Gaugleprixtown: murderers reunite

Humor Abuse – Clowning around in the Pickle Family Circus

Rooms: a rock romance that will have NYC humming and buzzing and cheering

Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy grabs your attention

Schooling Giacomo – Orchard Beach Memories

Jane Fonda returns to B’way in 33 Variations

red-haired thomas is a mediocre drama at Ohio Theatre

Moliere's classic comedy Tartuffe is a catastrophe

A Little Night Music – Sondheim plays White Plains

“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” songs and stories from the Great Depression - a new Musical Revue at the Triad

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town – Timeless Classic Off B’way

Blood Type: Ragu Off B’way Sicilian Style

Guys and Dolls – Reviled or Revered B'way Revival?

The Cripple of Inishmaan - Off B’way hit is darkly humorous

The opera Kaspar Hauser: wild child is tossed out into the cold cruel world

B'way diva Natalie Toro is a smash hit at Metropolitan Room

Off Broadway show Zombie is not for the squeamish

Christine Jorgensen Reveals is a riveting theatrical event

Tony Middleton at the Metropolitan Room

That Pretty Pretty; or The Rape Play

The Book of Lambert – La Mama Premiere

Simply Streisand “the duets album”

American Rapture: Loneliness Off B’way style

Sleepwalk With Me graphically explains an exam through a penis

Shipwrecked! The amazing adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)

Award winning RAGTIME at Astoria Performing Arts Center

EUAN MORTON’S Debut Solo Recording - New Clear

Kathleen Turner & Charles Busch star in The Third Story off B'way

Famous Writer Seduced by Beautiful Breasts

Cornbury, The Queen’s Governor: Political drag race

Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire

Ken Lavigne: Canadian tenor makes Carnegie Hall debut

Suzanne Carrico – The Friendliest Thing…

Leaves of Glass – Dirty Family Secrets

KRAPP,39 – Soho Playhouse

“Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident”

Historic Photos of Broadway by Leonard Jacobs

Natalie Toro: B'way diva makes her debut in Paris

Gilbert & Sullivan with a twist at the Triad

The Judgment of Paris – Company XIV seduces and sizzles

Brittany Lietz: Miss Maryland 2006. Cancer Survivor. Humanitarian

New musical comedy ReWrite starring Joe Iconis

Glimpses of the Moon at the Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel

The Black Monk - Chamber Musical with Austin Pendleton

Jamie deRoy & Friends at the Metropolitan Room

Liza Minnelli opens at The Palace

Oliver! Lionel Bart musical a must see

My Vaudeville Man! a new musical

Dear Edwina - a musical comedy for kids

Mitzi Gaynor - Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years

King David - Alan Menken/Tim Rice oratorio at NYU

Missa Solemnis or The Play About Henry - a Mormon tragedy

Love Child: Two man comedy at Primary Stages

Capture Now: Brotherly Love Off B'way

Political Idol - Satirical Cabaret at the Triad

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn

SPIN - an evening of not short enough plays

13 - Broadway's newest teen musical - Teen-tastic!

Camelot - Starring Robert Cuccioli as King Arthur

NY Musical Festival - Fancy Boys Follies - XXX Rated

NY Musical Festival - Jason and Ben

NY Musical Festival - Idaho! with an emphasis on the "Ho"!

NY Musical Festival - BEDBUGS!!!

NY Musical Festival - Max and the Truffle Pig

NY Musical Festival: ABOUT FACE - Much Ado About Nothing Makeover

NY Musical Festival: The Hatpin

Bonnie and Clyde: A Folktale at New York Musical Festival

A Tale of Two Cities: epic, electrifying musical theatre at its grandest

Anna Bergman at Feinstein's: My Heart Stood Still - the love songs of Richard Rodgers

Craig Wright, creator of ABC series Dirty Sexy Money, opens show LADY off B'way

Dane Vannatter: Bistro Award-Winning Jazz Artist at New York's Metropolitan Room

The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison Returns!

FRINGE NYC: Now That She's Gone - I Remember Mama Angst

Fringe Festival NYC - The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison

TE Feature: Q&A with Susan Sullivan

Fringe Festival NYC - a chilling ZOMBIE

Fringe FestNYC - KNB the musical is DOA

Fringe Festival NYC - The Boy in The Basement

Fringe Festival NYC - Jacqueline Susann returns

Buffalo Gal - Hollywood star meets Gurney meets Chekhov Off-B'way

2008 Great Male Survey from AskMen.com

Political Idol: an Off Broadway show about elections

Dog Day Afternoon: classic film becomes a play Off-Broadway

[title of show] [wow!. see it!]

Tony Snow dies

Picture Incomplete: on the road to Broadway

Tony Awards: whatever happened to KISS? As in Keep It Short Sweetie (TE FEATURE)

Jamie deRoy and Friends Celebrate Tony Award Winning Musicals (TE Feature)

The Future of Broadway: Fidelity FutureStage

Minnie's Boys: The Marx Brother's Mother's Musical

Edward the King: out of the royal closet or sexual shenanigans in high places

Sex, Lies and Ambition: All in a day’s work in a revival

The New Century: Paul Rudnick politically incorrect play is a laugh filled evening

Gypsy returns to B'way: great show, great story, great songs. great performances

Documentary film Hats Off is a tribute to actress Mimi Weddell: a star at last!

The Optimist: Lost Weekend

In the Heights: pulsating, rip roaring rap salsa meringue hip hopping Latino inspired score

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words at The Triad is non stop laughter

27 Rue de Fleurus: Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas - Who’s On Top?

Grammy winner Julie Gold at The Duplex: wonderful

Rendezvous: a special, melodic romantic evening of music

Passing Strange: an exuberant new rock musical which is original and truly exciting

Secrets of a Soccer Mom: a very slight slice of life

Take Me Along: It’s delightful. It’s charming.

Artf**kers: Art on the block

La Vie En Rose: Marion Cotillard is a mesmerizing, brilliant Edith Piaf

TE FEATURE: Oscar Musical Tribute: a grand night for singing at Metropolitan Room in NYC

TE FEATURE: Floyd Collins: Musical Theatre at NYU is impressive, gripping and poignant

The Cenci: Greek Tragedy Italian Style translated from the French with a bit of American tabloid

TE EXCLUSIVE: Susan Stroman ballet Double Feature is a triumph

Ragtime: in concert at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

Straight Up - With a Twist: off Broadway tell all

Is He Dead? is just Twain wonderful

The 39 Steps: an occasionally ingenious homage to Hitchcock

Fugueuses: A Parisian Comedy with Line Renaud and Muriel Robin

Natasha Lyonne's dad Aaron Braunstein inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Quote of the day
Brad Pitt

Anthony Hopkins, with whom he starred in Legends of the Fall in 1994, described Brad Pitt as "a character actor in a matinee idol’s body". Brad Pitt said: "It was the greatest compliment I ever received."

The Telegraph
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