Dr. Thomas G. Jacoby

About:  Dr. Thomas G. Jacoby is a critic with Applause! Applause! He is a writer of humor, horror and science fiction. Dr. Jacoby is also a full-time academician and a member of the Board of Directors of the Beaux Arts Society, Inc.
Reviews (5)
Victoria Woodhull
East Village
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“Woodhull is considered by some to be the first female candidate for President. She and her sister Tennie, with the support of Cornelius Vandebilt became stock brokers and found a newspaper that advocates for sex education, free love, women's suffrage, spiritualism, and licensed prostitution. Claude Solnik has woven this story into an engaging and well-paced drama. He takes established facts from Woodhull's like and spins them into a believable narrative that is complex and fascinating.” Full Review

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"When it is sufficiently insightful and surpassingly proficient, theater has the power to astound us. Such is the case with this one-man show, featuring five characters who were patrons of a gay bar. This is a story worthy of being told. It is theater inits purest form. David Leeper completely and convincingly becomes these characters. He makes us care about them and their concerns, and ultimately,their plights. It is an amazing spectacle, made moving and profound by his perfection and pacing." Full Review

I'll Say She Is
East Village
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"The excellent cast does superb work as an ensemble, and there's the delightful and unapologetic inclusion of various hidden talents of the cast members in the sketches and numbers...That's a lot to pack into two acts of just over an hour each but the cast keeps it moving…An example of Broadway archaeology, performed by a committed and talented cast, 'I'll Say She' Is is a wonderful way to spend a few hours lost in an idealised bygone era." Full Review

Fiorello!
East Village
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"The songs and the staging tell a story that is both popular and inspiring. The current production has some amazing strengths and modern moments. The cast, in general, is quite proficient but many of the actors have diction and accent issues. Overall, it's amazing to see a full staging of 'Fiorello!'. Enjoy the songs and the dancing, see some very promising young talent and marvel at the fact so little has changed in the political scene in the last century." Full Review

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"This is play about rape. Emily Alexander and Nate Dobson give compelling performances. The characters have an honest and realistic feel, and the back-and-forth dueling soliloquies do not feel contrived or forced. The questions are valid and disturbing. The script is every bit as dramatic as an Ibsen play, and falls short of being an impressive vehicle for possible social change by only a little. It is worth seeing if you are not easily distracted by graphic language." Full Review