Juan A. Ramirez 1239

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Reviews (10)
The New York Times

"Though the actors imbue their performances with humor and great emotional strength, they do not, under Gigi Buffington’s vocal coaching, pull these accents off; my date and I left believing we had seen a play about older Jewish ladies from Long Island." Full Review

New York Magazine / Vulture

" 'Cost of Living' is as much about struggling to make financial ends meet as it is about emotional ends, the feelings and impulses that keep us going or hold us back." Full Review

The New York Times

for a previous production "This 'Cat' evokes most of that allure, give or take a few fizzles. For those looking to cool off on these scorching summer days with a Tennessee Williams classic, it’s a solid trade." Full Review

The Wanderer
Millburn
The New York Times

"'The Wanderer' doesn’t reinvent the wheel, nor does it present a back story that was begging to be told; Dion’s highs and lows weren’t unique. ... But, call me a sucker for some good doo-wop, I was continuously charmed by this throwback-y musical and its angel-voiced ensemble." Full Review

The Antelope Party
East Village
The New York Times

"Critic's Pick!...Chen shows an innate understanding of the intimacy of small spaces, and of how the clutter strewn about amounts to an intensely personal ecosystem. Here, Ben’s fuzzy neon pillows and “My Little Pony” throw blankets are paraphernalia that can be quickly hidden, should a judgmental outsider arrive." Full Review

Parade
Midtown W
The New York Times

"Platt and Diamond are fearless performers...Their commanding vocals are matched by a confident production that revives the best of the original while pointing at the possibility of growth, and hope." Full Review

Macbitches
Midtown W
The New York Times

"With a fantastic understanding of tone and genre, 'Macbitches' juggles headier themes while remaining a lively college drama." Full Review

Soft
Midtown W
The New York Times

"Love doesn’t lean on such grandiose statements here, but he powerfully conveys a paradoxical modern malaise — a sense of unsupervised supervision, where it feels we’re both left to our own devices and under someone’s watchful eye. His 'Soft' is a lovely encouragement to let our guards down, and leave the hardness to our hardships themselves." Full Review

Jane Anger
West Village
The New York Times

"Succeeds at creating smart, lightly absurdist humor, but misses the mark in its attempt at a revisionist redemption. It doesn’t help that the play is mostly dedicated to its two male characters...We know Shakespeare’s behavior is sexist, so why didn’t Monahon address her critiques directly to the men onstage, in true, anachronistic fashion? Not all is lost, however. Monahon is clearly a gifted comedy writer, and a sweet stage presence, too." Full Review

The New York Times

"Outdoors, barely-staged and, on the night I saw it, plagued by acts of god, this production of “[title of show]” became a paean to the uneasy but hopeful footing upon which we all find ourselves." Full Review