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Michael C. Hall & Tracy Letts opening

The Realistic Joneses – Four Characters in Search of a Play

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei are terrific actors. Watching them work is a pleasure. Each manifests his role from the

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If/Then – Confusing and Self Indulgent

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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According to press, friends Brian Yorkey (Book & Lyrics) and Tom Kitt (Music) of Next to Normal fame, wrote If/Then for Idina Menzel as she

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Tales From Red Vienna – A Disappointment

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Vienna 1920. As Helena Altman (Nina Arianda), fully clothed, is summarily fucked on a table top, all we hear is the tick of a clock

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Peter Friedman, Danny McCarthy, Michael Countryman, Hannah Bos, Carolyn McCormick - opening

The Open House – Isolated By Selfishness and Wit

Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Will Eno dramatizes the familiar theme of existential isolation and family alienation with neither brow-furrowing analysis nor emotional pyrotechnics. Instead, the playwright utilizes wry, mordant

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Steven Boyer & Tyrone opening

Hand To God – Rip Roaring Black Humor

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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This may be the funniest piece of theater in New York. Revived from a 2011 run, Hand to God speeds past The Book of Mormon’s

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Cole Horibe as Bruce Lee opening

Kung Fu – Entertaining, Visual Wow and NOT Just for Men

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu is more and less than a bio-story about martial arts expert/ action film star Bruce Lee. Based on Lee’s multifaceted

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Bridges

The Bridges of Madison Country:
Crossing The Bridge And Drinking The Tea

Friday, February 21st, 2014
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The Bridges Of Madison County is the one you’ve been waiting for; perfect for a first date with hopes of many more; an anniversary that’s

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Bombers Cast

Bronx Bombers Hits One Inside The Park

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Full disclosure: I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Red Sox fan. So, when covering a production touting the Yankees, I wanted to make sure I was totally impartial,

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