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for a previous production "Most of the original cast of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' 2017 Steppenwolf premiere make it to Los Angeles in this clever and entertaining chronicle of a mid-life trainwreck." Full Review
for a previous production "A lovingly crafted confection, impressive in its execution and endearing in its simplicity…Carrying a show on her shoulders for the first time, Soo delivers with a requisite charm that is sweet but never saccharine…The only things French about 'Amelie' are the names and places. It may sound like sacrilege when you consider the distinctly French flavor of the Jean-Pierre Jeunet movie, but this adaptation only emphasizes how universal is the need to touch, and be touched by others." Full Review
for a previous production "It’s all very heady and will intrigue even those not predisposed to card tricks and the like, but only up to a point. If all you want is to be blown away by mind-twisting illusions, 'In & Of' Itself might leave you a little disappointed...While DelGaudio’s approach to his craft is wholly original, it is engaging only in so far as one is interested in magic. Otherwise it quickly becomes the same old thing in a beguiling new wrap." Full Review
for a previous production "The production features exceptional performances, inspired staging and brilliant use of sign language to overcome the Tony-winning musical’s inherent flaws...Arden admirably keeps the show’s many disparate elements in sync, eliciting moving portrayals from his principal actors. And while Steven Sater’s book could use more plotting and better character development, Sheik’s mellifluous melodies carry the material." Full Review
for a previous production "This original musical by Tony winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori includes a twerking Hillary Clinton atop a Big Mac and a White House made of beer cans in a 'political fantasia' where East meets West." Full Review
for a previous production "The play has aged like a bottle of fine Irish whiskey, with Hynes returning to the helm and Mullen again starring, in an outstanding production that’s as witty as it is shocking...McDonagh rides an improbable line between sophistication and folksiness, delivering a rare tragedy that contains more laughs than sobs...Good old-fashioned playwriting with crafty setups, gratifying payoffs and, most of all, a sharp grasp of the internal and external conflicts that drive us forward and beat us back." Full Review
for a previous production "They appear to be just a pair of clueless baby boomers in corduroy and mop-like gray wigs, yucking it up in ludicrous New York accents. But in no time their laughter spreads to the audience and the jokes keep rolling with a hit-to-miss ratio of close to 100 percent...It’s hard to imagine it getting any funnier. In fact, bring a handkerchief to wipe away tears. If laughter is the best medicine, Kroll and Mulaney are peddling an overdose." Full Review