Ariana Starr

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Reviews (6)
Sojourners
East Village
Stage Buddy

"A master class in acting...At a time when immigration is one of the most prevalent topics, these plays hit particularly hard and, even in their slower moments, one cannot help but be completely captivated by the expertly executed performances delivered by every member of the cast...Udofia’s script is authentic and sometimes raw, and Iskandar honors these elements, letting certain moments linger for a bit too long...The uniformly excellent performances maintain the momentum." Full Review

Bandstand
Midtown W
Stage Buddy

"Has all the ingredients necessary to make a Broadway hit: catchy songs that stay in your head...extraordinary choreography and a captivating story of war, love, and perseverance...Although undoubtedly an excellent piece of theater, there seems to be something somewhat dated about it...Although it’s possible that you’ll foresee a plot twist, embrace it, as 'Bandstand' is just as likely to jolt you alert, reduce you to tears, and ultimately, bring you to your feet." Full Review

Coriolanus
West Village
Stage Buddy

"The production, which has been expertly executed by director Michael Sexton, features an all-star cast, telling a story that feels especially poignant within our current political climate...Johnstone portrays the role of Coriolanus with poise and grace...That being said, it is his fragility that truly elevates his performance...Harrow’s performance is equally notable. She possesses an inherent strength and stillness that is rare to find in even the most prestigious venues." Full Review

Her Portmanteau
East Village
Stage Buddy

"A master class in acting...At a time when immigration is one of the most prevalent topics, these plays hit particularly hard and, even in their slower moments, one cannot help but be completely captivated by the expertly executed performances delivered by every member of the cast...Udofia’s script is authentic and sometimes raw, and Iskandar honors these elements, letting certain moments linger for a bit too long...The uniformly excellent performances maintain the momentum." Full Review

Stage Buddy

"One would be deceived to think that this slightly gimmicky environment degrades the shows integrity in any way. Rest assured that the show is left completely intact, and delivered with skill and finesse by an excellent team of actors and designers. Bill Buckhurst’s establishment of an immersive environment is smooth, subtle, and extremely masterful...The cast worked beautifully as an ensemble, delivering a rich, vibrant sound." Full Review

Vietgone
Midtown W
Stage Buddy

"Qui Nguyen’s play has all of the ingredients of solid entertainment: a captivating love story, action-packed fight scenes, comedy that hits all the bases, and sculpted men having their shirts ripped off. What truly brings this production to the next level is its ability to challenge normative liberalism and racial stereotypes in a way that is illuminating without being force-fed. It’s a delicate balance that is executed with wit and finesse by director May Adrales." Full Review