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Archives for: March 2016

'Head of Passes' - Phylicia Rashad Rivets as Southern Matriarch

Phylicia Rashad and Francois Battiste in Head of Passes (©Joan Marcus) A deeply religious woman's faith gets rocked to its core in Tarrell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes, a concurrently engrossing and uneven new play that opened last night at the P… more »

'Bright Star' - A Tuneful, Moving Journey

Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan in Bright Star (©Nick Stokes) The hands of time sweep backward in Bright Star, the musical which has just opened at Broadway's Cort Theatre. It's not just that the show takes place in the early 1920s and mid-19… more »

'Dry Powder' - A Corporate Tragedy

Hank Azaria, Claire Danes, and John Krasinski in Dry Powder (©Joan Marcus) High-powered financiers slug it out in Sarah Burgess' new play, Dry Powder, which recently opened at the Public Theater. Directed by Thomas Kail and performed to perfection,… more »

'Ironbound' - Gritty, Moving Drama

Shiloh Fernandez and Marin Ireland in Ironbound (©Sandra Coudert) Playwright Martyna Majok distills a Polish woman's tumultuous and difficult life in America to absorbing effect in the new play Ironbound, which has just opened in at the Rattlestick… more »

'She Loves Me' - A Beautiful Musical Bon-Bon

Laura Benanti in She Loves Me (©Joan Marcus) Delicacy abounds in Scott Ellis' gorgeous revival of She Loves Me, which opened last night in a Roundabout Theatre Company production at Studio 54. From David Rockwell's pastel-colored sets to Laura Bena… more »