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for a previous production "Johnson’s script is brilliant in weaving both comedy (lots of Jewish jokes) and the fear, confusion, and what turns out to be the agony of a man not only unjustly accused, but asked to either admit his 'betrayal' or to rat on his partner Morris...Johnson is utterly believable, so much so that you’ll feel that he’s just invited you to his office for a chat. But this is serious, portentous conversation, horribly reminiscent – and frighteningly still relevant." Full Review
for a previous production "The cast flows seamlessly through time periods from 1906 to 1953 in a whirlwind production...This remarkable production is beautiful to watch, for which thanks go to Riccardo Hernandez for the simple, versatile set design. But it’s the technical team that provides the atmosphere...As I sat in the theater, I thought 'Indecent' a bit preachy and redundant, in that events keep repeating." Full Review
for a previous production "Too often, words at the ends of sentences were lost, so much so that I needed to read the script to know what was said...Along with fine acting all around, 'The Royale' gets points for creative staging, excellent lighting and sound and for raising an interesting question: when personal ambition collides with family needs, how is that decision made? Unfortunately, here we know the answer before the show starts." Full Review
for a previous production "“Allegiance,” with well-crafted music and lyrics, has Broadway aspirations and from the look of it is well on its way. Kuo’s score is a major strength, with many songs based on traditional Japanese melodies, others distinctly American in sound and feel...This is a polished production, with fine performances all around and Broadway veterans in the major roles...“Allegiance” tells a horrifying story in a most human and utterly engaging way. See the world premiere now." Full Review
for a previous production "A gifted (and well trained) musician in his own right, Felder makes liberal use of both the onstage piano and his own gifts of imitation...Felder has done his homework, and there’s something for everyone to learn, imparted in an utterly engaging manner. The audience is even invited to sing along from time to time. Hay is back to direct, and the show plays out on a simple but effective apartment set with two huge picture windows effectively used for outside atmosphere and/or projections." Full Review
for a previous production "A zippy production, brilliantly cast and well directed...Nguyen’s engaging characters and good dialogue would make for a riveting play even given the less than original adjustment scenes...He’s also brought his “geek theatre” sensibility – and his self-professed 'favorite things' (early ’80s hip-hop and comic books) – to this play, so there’s always something surprising going on. It’s a remarkable theatrical experience." Full Review
for a previous production "There’s a head-spinning amount of stuff going on, too much for the show’s own good. Locations shift on a dime, peripheral characters come and go without a trace and it all gets more confusing than necessary. That said, 'Bright Star' has a lot going for it: a fine cast of mostly Broadway veterans, a terrific orchestra, an imaginative set and excellent direction by Walter Bobbie...'Bright Star' has engaging characters, a listenable (if repetitive) score and gets a terrific production." Full Review
for a previous production "The Christmas show plot’s a little goofy and the result a bit disjointed...The note-dropping shtick quickly becomes tedious, but all is forgiven when they start to sing in that fab ’50s close-harmony style...The Plaids have been packing them in for nearly two decades now and have inspired legions of Plaid Heads, fans who see each show multiple times, sometimes even following them from one gig to another." Full Review