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BROADWAY REVIEW: 1984

June 22, 2017: In periods when the world and its inhabitants seem too vicious to bear, some people find themselves drawn magnetically to what might be called feel-bad entertainment. I mean the sort of book, song or show that massages your anxiety the way your tongue might insistently probe an abscessed tooth.

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OFF-BROADWAY REVIEW: Fulfillment Center

June 20, 2017:

Human contact is always a compromise in Fulfillment Center, Abe Koogler’s quietly shattering new play, and never a satisfactory one. The four lonely characters in this impeccably realized Manhattan Theater Club production, which opened on Tuesday night at City Center Stage II, keep brushing up against one another — tentatively and clumsily — while aching for fuller connection.

Kisses, for instance, seldom involve two willing participants, so when sets of lips meet, they don’t meld. Everyday social rituals, like having a drink or a meal together, become imbalanced exercises in which nothing is really shared.

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OFF-BROADWAY REVIEW: Ghost Light

June 19, 2017:

The glorious ghosts who walk the halls of the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center have greasepaint in their ectoplasm, and they do hope you’ll like what they do. These wandering souls are doomed to an eternity of narcissism, yet there is something they love even more than themselves.

That would be the theater. And anyone who shares that obsession will want to spend the enchanted two hours in their company provided by, Ghost Light, the new immersive performance piece from Third Rail Projects, which opened with a profound and shivery sigh on Tuesday night.

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OFF-BROADWAY REVIEW: Bella: An American Tall Tale

June 12, 2017:

Tall tales are, by definition, unruly. But Kirsten Childs’s “Bella: An American Tall Tale,” a musical about the eventful travels of a wide-eyed beauty in the 1870s, sprawls in so many directions — with changes in tone to match (or mismatch) — that it collapses into inertia.

This comic picaresque, which opened on Monday night at Playwrights Horizons under the direction of Robert O’Hara, follows Bella (Ashley D. Kelley), who is celebrated in her hometown, Tupelo, Miss., for her shape. “All of her stacked proportions make a grown man scream/She cause your glasses to fog and steam,” goes a line in the opening number, “Big Booty Tupelo Gal.”

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OFF-BROADWAY REVIEW: Kill Move Paradise

June 11, 2017:

Many emotions vie for dominance among the young men living in limbo in Kill Move Paradise, the bleak and beautiful new drama by James Ijames at the National Black Theater in Harlem. Fear, rage, disgust, helplessness, a sardonic amusement and a sorrow beyond tears — these responses ebb and flow in a seemingly unending cycle during the show’s time-bending 80 minutes.

But the feeling that overwhelms all others is an unfathomable incredulity. How, but how, could these men possibly have ended up where they are? The specific moments that propelled them here are at first hazy, if not blank, in their memories. But even when recollection returns, the astonished bewilderment remains.

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OFF-BROADWAY REVIEW: Julius Caesar- The Public

June 9, 2017:

Hang on to your comb-over because the theatrical Trump storm is now approaching gale force.

Hartford Stage’s recent revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House dressed that play’s pathetic bully character in a bright yellow wig. Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall imagined President Trump’s presiding over a near-term dystopia of immigrant concentration camps. Opening soon is a shrewdly timed adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 Michael Moore arrives later this summer blowing Broadway size-spitballs at the White House.

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