Jordan G. Teicher

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Reviews (18)
Exeunt Magazine

“Madcap spectacle, a killer set, and some fine performances dominate this movie-to-musical product of the Broadway-industrial complex...The sort of high-octane thrills you might you might find at a high-end amusement park...’Beetlejuice’ isn’t at its best when it’s trying to tug at the heartstrings. The story is most effective when it’s satirizing America’s out-of-touch bourgeois, and this cast is up to the task.” Full Review

Eat the Devil
Midtown W
Exeunt Magazine

“A maximalist spoof of the tech-obsessed, sex-crazed, post-truth time in which we live...The result is a farcical bonfire...’Eat The Devil’ does manage to connect the dots into a story that comprises a multitude of sub-plots, locations and characters...The experience is altogether a messy one. But perhaps that’s the point...’Eat The Devil’ has selected a potpourri of wrongs, and they’re all worthy targets...It struggles to challenge an audience whose predilections are likely set in stone.” Full Review

Symphonie Fantastique
Soho/Tribeca
Exeunt Magazine

"A team of five puppeteers...Don wetsuits and soar over the tank, dipping pieces of fabric, feathers, and tinsel in conversation with the music to create a complex, intricate choreography...A hypnotic, phantasmagorical display...Audiences can make of it whatever they like. They can choose to find a story, or they can simply sit back and enjoy it on a purely sensory level...A uniquely magical experience, one perhaps best consumed with a mind open to beauty for beauty's sake." Full Review

The Loneliest Number
Lower E Side
Exeunt Magazine

"Not really a cautionary tale about polyamory, but rather a sprawling and turbulent tale about the complexities of relations between a very particular group of people...Under Dizzia’s direction, the experience is unduly clunky. The performances, however, are for the most part pretty effortless...Doesn’t treat polyamory as a novelty or a joke, which is a point in its favor. But by fixating on polyamory’s capacity to wreak havoc, it proves to be a less than exemplary representation." Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

“There's plenty to enjoy for the thoughtful summer theatergoer…The poignancy of Ross’ ‘Jack’ sneaks up on you…Her characters and their concerns grow increasingly three-dimensional…‘Playing God:’ The play doesn’t offer much for non-believers…Some extra complications would make the tale more satisfying…‘Acolyte:’ Moore’s script is sharp and surprising and director Alexander Dinelaris lets his words shine…The results are mightily engaging.” Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

“The confection they’ve crafted overloads on sweetness, goes berserk with frenetic energy, and then, predictably, crashes. It is, on the whole, a slightly nauseating experience…Mindlessness seems to have won the day...Christian Borle, as the famous chocolatier himself, proves the exception to the rule in this production…Wonka’s factory is glaringly lacking in magic…The new musical numbers are largely forgettable.” Full Review

God of Vengeance
Midtown W
Exeunt Magazine

for a previous production "A lively, impressive revival, anchored by a strong cast and steady direction...Asch’s play is decidedly ahead of its time, particularly in the relationship between Rifkele and Manke...Some of the lines are clunky and we don’t learn much about their interior lives...Still, New Yiddish Rep’s talented and diverse cast carries the show through some of the rougher patches in Asch’s script, and serves, along the way, as a testament to the viability of Yiddish theater in the 21st century." Full Review

Aubergine
Midtown W
Exeunt Magazine

"While the device can, at times, seem a bit contrived, strong performances and sensitive direction keep the play down to earth...Ultimately, Cho’s talent for tying narrative bows means that she occasionally leaves less room for ambiguity than 'Aubergine' probably needs. And the inclination to consistently resolve those threads through the lens of food can sometimes verge on the pat...But all told, 'Aubergine' is rarely over-sweet, and includes much to savor." Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

"The plot can sometimes be hard to follow due to the fast-paced changes in environment and personalities, as well as a slightly cumbersome backstory involving an oil company, Nigerian politics and a murder. But largely, the show drives unstoppably forward, with an infectious, unstoppable momentum powered by the dynamic and endlessly energetic pair at the helm...You’ll have to forgive the occasional overstep. This is a small production in many ways but it has a big heart." Full Review

Bonnie's Last Flight
East Village
Exeunt Magazine

“It’s silly. But ‘Bonnie’s Last Flight’ isn’t merely some hokey send-off of air travel...It’s more like an existential ‘Airplane!’—full of weird humor and surrealism as well as genuinely sympathetic characters questioning their place in the world...There’s plenty to enjoy...Much of the humor...is to be found in Bent’s singular idiosyncrasies of language, physicality and anecdote...A funny show. But throughout, there is a unique cocktail of melancholy and irreverence.” Full Review

Whirlwind
East Village
Exeunt Magazine

"Here, believability and hilarity are in equally short supply. Ultimately, a show that promises to be a boisterous maelstrom instead merely kicks up dust...The target is the disconnect between modern environmentalism’s progressive goals and some of its practitioners’ dubious motivations—profit, personal ambition, and sexual conquest. It’s a legitimate, if somewhat feeble, critique. The play’s central political conflict, however, rests on shakier ground." Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

"'Frozen' manages to be neither a carbon copy of the movie, nor an entirely novel product...Its most immediately apparent success is its evocation of setting...The enthusiasm for cultural authenticity does, in some respects, get a bit out of hand...There’s plenty of energy to go around on stage, and plenty of magic...Ultimately, the show is neither the riskiest nor the safest adaptation one can imagine, but it’s a solid one, a product that skillfully toes the Disney line." Full Review

The Undertaking
Midtown E
Theatre is Easy

"Jordan: It’s amazing how funny and light this play can be sometimes...Ran: Steve and Lydia have a very endearing way of talking about death, suffering, and fear...Jordan: These are two really strong performances...Ran: One of the most effective multimedia uses I’ve seen in a while...Ran: I was skeptical because the show tackles the subject, death, in a very intellectual way...Jordan: The intellectual elements are often quite satisfying though." Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

"In Matt Cox’s superb tribute to the house, Hufflepuff is rendered a plucky, peppy underdog whose extraordinary averageness is worth cheering...What 'Wicked' did for 'The Wizard of Oz,' 'Puffs' does brilliantly for 'Harry Potter'...'Puffs' succeeds above all else as an ensemble piece...Under Kristin McCarthy Parker’s expert direction, the fast-paced action...proceeds flawlessly. At just the right moments, miraculously, she’s able to slow things down for moments of unexpected poignancy." Full Review

The Penitent
Chelsea
Exeunt Magazine

"It’s a bitter trip into a dark psyche...The play is 90 minutes long, and far too much of that time is spent rearranging Tim Mackabee’s sparse set for reasons that never quite pay off...What remains is a series of linguistic back and forths whose solutions are elusive and insufficiently intriguing...Ultimately, audiences may feel that rather than going on a journey with Mamet, they’ve merely gone around in circles." Full Review

The Elements of Oz
Financial
Exeunt Magazine

"The Builders Association’s modern, wildly inventive tribute to the film, 'Elements of Oz,' works similarly to show off a whole new suite of 21st century technologies...Most of that action is a live, abridged re-enactment of the film, carried out briskly and seamlessly. It’s an impressive theatrical feat...Combine all these elements and the result is part 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' and part Ted Talk, one that’s frequently as funny as it is educational...'Elements of Oz' is a welcome escape." Full Review

Exeunt Magazine

"What follows is a perfect simultaneous send-up of orientalist tropes and pulp fiction, complete with comically timed thunderclaps, kung fu battles, and cartoonish characterizations. It’s a delightful feast on its own, rendered exquisitely by a bright cast that’s clearly in on the joke...If Chan’s show is a grand commentary on racism, Suh’s is a grand commentary about grand commentaries on racism, and a smart one at that...Who knew critical race theory could be so entertaining?" Full Review

The Tempest (Public)
Upper W Side
Exeunt Magazine

"'The Tempest' is full of pleasures both auditory and visual. There is a fabulous supporting cast who turn into a chorus of heavenly sirens. There is a terrifying, winged monster created through simple set pieces and vocal manipulation. With just the subtlest of suggestions, Shakespeare’s mysterious, fantastical island comes to life." Full Review