Dana Schwartz

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Reviews (4)
Entertainment Weekly

"The elements of 'Farinelli and the King' taken in isolation are fascinating...And yet, somehow 'Farinelli and the King' unfolds as lethargic and two-dimensional, too enamored with its own cleverness and obvious metaphors to provide anything of real emotional weight...Any time Rylance is available on stage to a New York audience, it’s impossible not to recommend you see him. But 'Farinelli and the King' is all dazzle and no depth." Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

"It’s like a musical sketch put together by a group of local suburban high school students who like getting to feel edgy by saying swear words and humping each other...It’s difficult to call the show a satire when it never actually commits to satirizing anything...The songs have lyrics that feel like a random passerby on the street was held at gunpoint and told to write some rhymes as fast as possible...This isn’t a good show." Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

"Everything is elevated by Yazbek’s haunting music and deadpan lyrics that perfectly capture the Israeli humor...Probably better described as charming than life-altering, but its scale reinforces the moral themes of the musical itself...It’s a quiet, beautiful thing 'The Band’s Visit' does, and while I wished there had been more something — more emotional payoff, or catharsis — I also recognize that that’s sort of the point." Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

"Crackles with kinetic energy, punctuated by precise choreographed sequences...The ultraviolence depicted on stage is stylized and set to fun music...The violence here is artfully composed and provides ample shock-horror, but without any emotional weight...This is a play that will raise your heart rate, but it left me uncertain whether it was celebrating or criticizing the testosterone-frenzy it depicts. As a satire, I’m not entirely sure it succeeded, but it gave me plenty to talk about." Full Review