Rachel Kovacs

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Reviews (8)
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"In bringing Molly’s character to life, Moloney and McCann have fleshed out the portrait of a thoroughly human, caring, and flawed woman in midlife whose youth held the promise of deep, requited love." Full Review

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"For all the legitimate histrionics and vocal versatility that trace Nicol’s upbringing and somewhat haphazard leap, or rather, creep into stardom, she is her most compelling when she is least theatrical, when the cabaret music, as excellent as it is, subsides, and when, toward the end of the show, she sits downstage, gazing earnestly at the faces in the audience, and just shares." Full Review

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for a previous production "Despite Alex Edelman’s opening caveat that 'my comedy barely works if you’re not a Jew from the Upper East Side,' he is one of the rare, masterful stand-up comics who can 'cast out' and then successfully 'reel back in' a diverse audience...Director Adam Brace has blocked the performer on the barest of stages, whose stark, redbrick back wall frames the barest of props—a few stools and a microphone. This allows the audience to concentrate on Edelman’s facial expressions and movement." Full Review

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"Barra Grant, Miss America's (Bess Myerson's) daughter, has no respite from harangues from Bess and the latter's two failed marriages and multiple relationships." Full Review

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"Can an atheist serve as a guide to the history, customs, and longevity of the Jewish religion and its adherents? Moreover, how can an atheist recognize that a man who has just died is with God? At first glance, this seems quite absurd. Yet neither for Michael Takiff nor for his audience does it appear to be a problem." Full Review

Space Dogs
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"It seems a near-impossible task to take on an historical, highly politicized, and contentious international topic, and successfully morph it into a high-tech, semi-satirical pop-rock musical. Nevertheless, with 'Space Dogs,' playwrights-composers-lyricists Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire have done exactly that...Director Ellie Heyman has taken Hughes’ and Blaemire’s script, with its disparate technical, musical, and historical-narrative threads, and woven a dazzling, relevant production." Full Review

Chasing the River
Midtown W
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"In an era where #MeToo has become a clarion call, many women still don't speak out, fearing shame and stigma. This play is a powerful reminder of society's failure to adequately address this issue." Full Review

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"All three plays have unifying elements involving a female lead…the hold that a romantic partner, husband, or lover has on a woman's psyche and the ways their relationships pull them in and constrain them." Full Review