Domenick Danza

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Reviews (34)
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“This play tells a captivating tale of loss of innocence, finding love, losing love, and maintaining hope. Eno plays with words in this...one-character play that vividly depict the dichotomy of life’s journey. His use of language brilliantly paints the landscape of emotion that floods the turning point events that define a life...Butler seamlessly connects moment to moment, pulling truth to the surface of this distinctive theatrical work that is rich in subtext...A masterful and genuine perfo... Full Review

Days to Come
Midtown W
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"A high quality Off-Broadway revival...The play contains strong social themes that were powerful to the time period in which it was written, and relevant to our present day political climate...This production, directed by J. R. Sullivan, keeps the audience actively engaged, while successfully portraying Ms. Hellman’s compelling theme...The cast fully embodies the style and pace of the time period...They play off one another very well, allowing Lillian Hellman’s dialogue to flow naturally." Full Review

Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
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"A biting look at privilege...Giardina builds his story by constantly raising the stakes and creating powerful conflicts between the characters. Hughes fires up the cast to develop genuine relationships and deliver visceral performances that leave you deep in thought...Holmes is slick and cunning...Bush portrays Russo as firm in her standards and resolute in her social beliefs...The timing between these two actors builds into a strong relationship that drives the action of the play forward." Full Review

Travesties
Midtown W
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"A tremendous revival...Marber is in sync with Stoppard’s rhythms and humor. The cast magnificently delivers the bite in the sarcasm and the punch in the irony. The political and social commentary is clear and relevant...The entire cast works as a tight ensemble. Their timing is impeccable. Their physicalities are broad and energetic. They bring light to Stoppard’s strong statements about art and humanity, which ring truthfully and vigorously." Full Review

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"Spellbinding from the moment it begins, and intensely accelerates to a dramatic conclusion...Each actor portrays the many layers of their characters with clarity and honestly. They create moments that explode with urgency. Mr. Guirgis’ dialogue is zealous and masterfully woven. You MUST see this play." Full Review

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"Christian De Gre has composed an intense score that creates a distinctive and compelling environment. Book by Serrana Gay and lyrics by Joseph Reese Anderson weave a simple and intoxicating story line. The cast is a powerful ensemble with fervent singing voices...The pacing and staging keep the action flowing as the character progress on their journey toward a different perspective of their reality." Full Review

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“Raphael brings The Drilling Company’s summer Shakespeare season to a stunning conclusion…Mr. Raphael homes in on the essence and power of Shakespeare’s tale, making it accessible and entertaining…Roger Rathburn is commanding as Prospero…The true magic of this production takes place between Mary Linehan and Bradford B. Frost…Together these two actors create true and honest moments of discovery. Their chemistry is electric. Their skills are sharp and focused.” Full Review

Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
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“Kennedy’s characters are tender, bold, brave, and daring. Director Gordon Edelstein creates an atmosphere that is authentic, honest, and real. The tumultuous events of the play are emotionally riveting, and the message will touch your heart...This entire cast is superb…If you want to see a heartwarming story that will move you and leave you with a message of strength and endurance, this is the play to see.” Full Review

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“Director Karla Hendrick has masterfully condensed this Shakespeare comedy down to an enthralling two hours without an intermission. The show is clear, concise, bold, intelligent, and funny. Ms. Hendrick’s understanding of pace and timing brought this superb cast to perform as a well-knit ensemble. Once again, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot reigns as the best outdoor Shakespeare experience in the city.” Full Review

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"An emotionally driven musical that takes the movie on which it is based to a deeper level...The perfect telling of a moving and riveting story. The second act builds to an emotionally powerful climax. The cast creates characters who you want to embrace. They tell a tale that you wish would never end...If you liked the movie, you will love this musical. If you’ve not seen the movie, go see this show right now! It will fill your heart." Full Review

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"The design elements are well conceived and the casting is stupendous...Ricketts, Ryan, and Cake fearlessly lead this amazing cast and take the audience on a phenomenal journey of desire, doubt, and righteousness...These three actors make bold choices with subtle nuances that set the stage on fire and engage the audience on numerous levels. The final act is superbly directed. The action builds steadily, bringing all the elements of the story to climactic brilliance." Full Review

The Traveling Lady
West Village
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"Pendleton successfully captures the pace and tone of Foote’s 'small Texas town' in 1950. The cast authentically portrays heartfelt camaraderie, Bible belt values, and compassion that is appropriate for the characters and time period...If you are a fan of Horton Foote, you will definitely enjoy this production. It will capture your heart and take you back to simpler times." Full Review

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“Diane Wiest is captivating…She wins the audience over with perky optimism in the face of her character’s overwhelming dilemma...Her energy stays with us long after the curtain comes down, allowing us to ponder Beckett’s provocative writing and apply it to our own circumstances…Ms. Wiest creates moments that are full of poignancy and humor…She is truly spectacular…The play is a thoughtful encounter that leads to meaningful introspection.” Full Review

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“Ruhl skillfully transports the audience into the experiences of the characters and induces an intense level of reflection on their journey…Ms. Ruhl finds the poetry and music in these characters' tumultuous experiences that bring intellectual and emotional understanding of their growth and change…If you are a fan of Sarah Ruhl’s work, you will definitely find this play worth seeing. The cast is excellent, the directing (by Rebecca Taichman) is unified, and the writing is authentic." Full Review

The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
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"A-larger-than-life experience. Director Richard Jones’ vision is titanic...Bobby Cannavale is riveting in the title role, leading an ensemble cast of brilliant actors in Eugene O’Neill’s classic, naturalistic tale...The themes of Eugene O’Neill’s play are viscerally understood as every element of this production comes together...You have to experience the magnitude of this production. It is a true testament to the potency of Eugene O’Neill’s writing." Full Review

Everybody
Midtown W
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"Neugebauer’s direction has truly raised the bar. Her broad strokes are only exceeded by her eye for effective detail...This skillful ensemble exceeds any expectation of this wild concept...The timing of their dialogue and the depth of their connections are masterful, especially given the fact that they have each memorized practically the entire script...It is unique and profound, and brilliantly achieves the purpose of the historic morality play for a modern day audience." Full Review

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"Director Hamilton Clancy brings life to one of Shakepeare’s darker comedies with a remarkable cast and colorful concept…Lukas Raphael is cunning and unscrupulous as Angelo. Ivory Aquino captures your heart as Isabella. Together they are beguiling and generate startling intrigue through Shakespeare’s complex scenes. Emanuel Elpernord commands the Bryant Park stage as Duke Vincentio. Michael William Bernstein is captivating and entertaining as Lucio." Full Review

Heartbreak House
Midtown W
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"Shaw’s stinging social commentary is clearly played out...Staller’s concept allows the cast to go over the top with their characterizations and find the rhythm and timing that is highly entertaining and intellectually engaging. This amazing cast draws you in with humor, and before you know it, you are absorbed in Shaw’s dark and truthful themes of human nature...This Gingold Theatrical Group production is well conceived and impeccably executed." Full Review

Girls & Boys
West Village
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"Mulligan takes the audience on the journey of this character from discovery to happiness, uncertainty to risk, and despair to recovery. Her transitions are flawless...Scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and video design all merge to create an effective environment that deeply absorbs the audience into the storytelling and heightens the emotional impact...A unique piece of theatre. It is skillfully written, directed, and produced.” Full Review

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"Sullivan finds the rhythmic humor in Shaw’s writing and allows it to surface when it is most needed and appreciated...Naturally, the actor cast in the role of Joan needs to carry the show, and Rashad is truly captivating. She delivers a majestic and powerful performance...The final scene of Shaw’s play takes place twenty-five years after Joan’s death...This is Shaw’s finest scene of the play. It offers a chance for the audience to reflect on the historic and religious accounts in his writing." Full Review

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“Director Everett Quinton recreates this Ridiculous Theatrical Company production with bawdy humor and raucous sexual innuendo...Quinton embodies the timing and rhythm that makes Charles Ludlam’s work relevant and alive...Over-the-top performances are delivered by the entire cast...This production celebrates the cutting edge experimental theatre of Charles Ludlam and The Ridiculous. If you have not experienced it before, this is your chance.” Full Review

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"Director Rebecca Taichman masterfully creates distinctive atmospheres in the three scenes of the play by varying the tone and pace...In Act I the over-the-top optimism of the first scene is powerfully juxtaposed by the transparent harshness of the second...It is a poignant period piece with a valuable message. The performances are strong. The production is poetic." Full Review

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“This play is a gift of opportunity to all of us to ponder the occurrences in life that we cannot turn back from…Les Waters directs an amazing ensemble cast…The script gives insight to each of their varied perspectives. It is a tender and intimate story…Each member of the cast builds distinctive characters who unite during this solemn occasion to face the challenges and the changes ahead…It is Sarah Ruhl’s most personal play, and is touching on many levels.” Full Review

Henry VI: Part Three
Lower E Side
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"Clancy skillfully dramatizes the battle for power in a divided nation...His battle scenes are simply staged and highly effective...The cast magnificently works together exposing the basic human needs that motivate these huge, historic characters...Every cast member deserves a shout out for their intense level of focus and truthful characterization...The Drilling Company presents the best outdoor Shakespeare in the city. Don’t miss these opportunities for a great experience." Full Review

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“This a stellar production that far exceeds any one name. The sets, the choreography, the direction, the orchestrations, the voices, and the full cast and chorus are incomparable. Donna Murphy is spectacular. This is classic musical theatre revived to perfection...Murphy is joyous in the role of Dolly Levi...It is the genius of director Jerry Zaks that brings it all together to deliver a musical theatre experience that feeds your soul and makes your spirit soar.” Full Review

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"Polendo bestows this American classic with great depth due to his distinctive interpretation...The production is visually stunning, collaboratively conceived, and emotionally impactful...Nestor and Asbell are truly captivating as Willy and Linda Loman...The visual images are potent and riveting, and surprisingly evoke a strong emotional response. This is the genius of this production." Full Review

Cloud 9
Soho/Tribeca
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"The strengths of the concept of co-directors Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican are the clarity in the parallels of the relationships and the straightforwardness of the style...This very challenging play unfolds moment by moment due to the company’s skillful approach. They have a sharp focus on the value of the message in Ms. Churchill’s writing, and make it accessible and relevant to a diverse present-day audience. There are very impressive performances." Full Review

1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
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“Powerful in its structure and use of technology to engage the senses, stimulate the intellect, and evoke emotion. Alarming it its multiple levels of truth and relevance. Brilliant in its scope of vision and precise interpretation…Sturridge and Wilde have a strong connection and chemistry…The encounter and subsequent journey of these characters is gripping, surprising, and unnerving…This production makes us question. George Orwell would be proud. I want to see it again!” Full Review

Sweat
Midtown W
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"Nottage has written authentic characters who struggle with challenges and face consequences that cause their lives to spiral out of control...Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson shine in these brilliantly written, juxtaposed characters...They are the driving force that propels the action of the play. Their portrayals are riveting, true, and genuine...Kate Whoriskey masterfully directed this superb ensemble cast. She skillfully builds tensions that explode with powerful human emotions." Full Review

Indecent
Midtown W
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“‘Indecent’ is a tender, passionate, revealing, and inspirational telling of the journey of that production and the people involved…The choice by playwright Paula Vogel to tell the story through the eyes of the stage manager is brilliant…The cast is an amazing ensemble. They all play numerous roles, at times transforming in a moment in front of our eyes...The disclosure of the specific indecency in the theme of the production is relevant to our present-day moral identity.” Full Review

Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
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“The play masterfully reveals the process by which representatives from Israel and the PLO were able to see past their differences…J.T. Rogers' script keeps you riveted as to how the characters are going to achieve their goal…Director Bartlett Sher molds this masterwork by building tension and suspense, then turning it into playful banter that explodes into serious discourse and eventual agreement…Seeing 'Oslo' is a must!...The cast is superb. The production is stupendous.” Full Review

The Light Years
Midtown W
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“A story of inspiration and ingenuity…A heartfelt story of struggle, loss, and persistence. Director Oliver Butler chooses a distinctive style for the production that captures the spirit of the time period…The actors create a clear illusion that makes it easy and enjoyable to follow…The entire cast does an amazing job with this well written script, yet the stylistic concept of the characterizations does not allow for a personalized connection to the audience.” Full Review

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"Director Brandon Walker has a clear vision and insightful understanding of this play. His bare-bones, modern-dress approach intensifies the choices made by the main characters and magnifies the effects their actions have on their senses of self...Together Walker and Cronican are riveting...The ensemble is equally commanding...It is a seamless and fast-paced production. Be sure to see it!" Full Review

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"In addition to directing, Mr. Colla also takes on the role of Petruchio. His vision for the play is sharp and his interpretation of the character is impeccable...The entire cast deserves a shout out...They work as a team creating strong, appealing characters that make this production of 'The Taming of the Shrew' a winner." Full Review