USAOnstage NYC: Heroes of The Fourth Turning, A Conservative Christian Fugue

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Review by Ed Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and the Outer Critics Circle; photos by Joan Marcus  Will Arbery’s latest play, Heroes of the Fourth Turning, having been extended two times by popular demand, is now running Off-Broadway through Sunday, November 17 at Playwrights Horizons.      With more religious, personal, and […]

USAOnstage NYC: “The Sound Inside” features two powerful performances

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Review by Karen Topham, ChicagoOnstage, member American Theatre Critics Association. As a psychological thriller centering on the appreciation of writing and literature, Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside is meant to appeal to certain kinds of people.  I proudly count myself among them; I found the pure intellectual pleasure derived from watching this two-hander about a […]

USAOnstage NYC: Love, Noël: The Songs and Letters of Noël Coward presents the elegance of yesteryear

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Review by Ed Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle; photo by Carol Rosegg There are probably greater painters than Noël. Greater novelists than Noël, greater librettists, greater composers of music, greater singers, greater dancers, greater comedians, greater tragedians, greater stage producers, greater film directors, greater cabaret artists, […]

USAOnStage NYC: The Rolling Stone takes on the deadly plight of gays in Uganda

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Review by Ed Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle; photo by Jeremy Daniel.  While New York City recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with much hoopla and an enormous, traffic-stopping Gay Pride parade that went on well into the night, New York’s Lincoln Center […]

USA OnStage NYC: A Strange Loop—Letting It All Hang Out. And Then Some

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 Review by Ed Rubin, member of American Theatre Critics Association, NYC’s Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle; photo by Joan Marcus.  In the past few years, there have been a healthy number of beautifully crafted, wonderfully acted, and solidly produced Black-centric plays both on Broadway and Off that have examined from every conceivable angle – […]

Direct From London: reviews of three shows currently playing in the West End

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DIRECT FROM LONDON Matilda The Musical, at the Cambridge TheatreThe Play that Goes Wrong, at the Duchess TheatreThe Book of Mormon, at the Prince of Wales Theatre By Beverly Friend, Member of American Theater Critics Association Out of 41 possible plays being performed in this ‘’theater capital’’ of the world, we were limited only to […]