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"A critical piece of art. It's achingly funny, raw, real, heartbreaking, and healing. The script and Ensler's performance supersedes the production in all senses, but it's hard to stage a solo piece without falling prey to the pitfalls of one-person shows. Director Paulus handle the piece well, but some of the production choices often feel forced or uncomfortable...The most impactful moments are when Ensler is simply, beautifully communing with the audience." Full Review
"An entertaining and fascinating evening of theatre...So much about this production works well...The cast is exemplary...What didn't work for me was nit-picky. The repetition employed throughout the score and book is cute the first time, but I suspect would fall flat with repeated viewings...I'll always seek out a Malloy show from now on. It's a guaranteed unique, high value and immensely original experience." Full Review
"There are so many things this show does well, but more than anything, there was an element of realness that proved a beautiful contrast to the make-believe and magic that is inherently theatre...There’s a lot of Broadway convention in this show, and some of that is unavoidable, but I was rarely bothered...There’s so much to love in this show. Not only is 'Waitress' worth the wait, it’s also worth standing up for." Full Review
"This production is beautiful. It’s a piece of classic musical theatre done in a stunningly simple and simply stunning way...Go see 'The King and I' for the exquisitely staged and performed 'Shall We Dance' that will bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened critics." Full Review
"Emerson doesn't disappoint. He's perfectly suited for Eno's perfectly 'normal' dialogue contained in what appears to be a well-made play but actually makes you question the whole form and shape of a theatrical experience altogether...This play was simply a rich, beautiful experience filled with thoughtfulness and mystery...Here are five solid reasons why you should see 'Wakey, Wakey:' 1) Will Eno 2) Life 3) Death 4) Gratitude 5) It sticks to your ribs." Full Review
"Paired with Berlin’s incomparable and timeless tunes the classic show has found a new life with the talented cast...The standout performances belong to Pinkham, Lawrence and Bleu. Pinkham’s voice is enough to make even the most Crosby-crazed gal swoon and he has just the right combination of comedic timing, charisma and passion to play Jim...Bleu had a lot to live up to with the firecracker dance number...I had high expectations for the dancing and choreography and Bleu nailed it." Full Review
"The tension between the two actors never grew to a place where it felt like emotions should manifest physically...The combat choreography was clunky and measured and didn’t feel real...Despite some questionable directorial and design choices, 'Blackbird' was good. The last 1/4 of the production was interesting, engaging and provided enough of a payoff that I left satisfied. The final image in the heart-wrenching and beautifully book-ended end scene was powerful and jarring." Full Review