Category Archives: Broadway

“The Price” is right

“The Price” is not a comedy – far from it. But Arthur Miller’s seldom-staged play demonstrates something his other plays do not – that Miller could indeed write funny. Not just the absurdist humor of Willy Loman’s refrigerator rant or … Continue reading

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Come from wherever to see “Come From Away”

Any people who don’t believe in the Magic of Theatre would be well advised to get themselves to “Come From Away,” where a dozen diverse performers, aided by some chairs, a few coats and hats and fewer props, create three … Continue reading

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“August Wilson’s Jitney” on B’way; “The Jag” in NJ

Seeing different August Wilson plays directed and acted by the same theater artists must be like it was for Elizabethan theatergoers watching the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (later The King’s Men for King James I) perform Shakespeare’s “Richard II” one week … Continue reading

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Take the A (for Any) Train to “In Transit”

The last time I walked by the TKTS booth on Time Square at 47th Street, 22 Broadway shows were offering same-day discounted tickets, most for half-price plus a two dollar service charge. Several have since closed, but in relatively low-attendance … Continue reading

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“A Bronx Tale: The Musical” on Broadway

Crafted by Chazz Palminteri from a true story from his 1960s youth, “A Bronx Tale” originated as his one-man show in 1989 (revived on Broadway in 2007, directed by Jerry Zaks). The 1993 film version starred Palminteri as neighborhood gangster … Continue reading

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Lotsa’ love for “Mad Love” (not so much for “The Cherry Orchard”)

Thinking about Mad Love, the word “lark” popped into my head. Where’d that come from? I thought, so I looked it up in my Oxford: Something mischievous…an amusing adventure or escapade. Marisa Smith’s play, running through November 20 at New … Continue reading

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