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Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil – The Acorn Theatre, New York

(Matthew McConaughey vs. the Devil) (NYMF) (NYC) (c)Michael Kushner

Book: Emilie Landmann Music: Jonathan Quesenberry Lyrics: Carrie Morgan Choreographer: Billy Griffin Director: Thomas Caruso Reviewer: Robert Price The first thing that a viewer should know is that the Devil makes no appearance in this production. Matthew sells his soul for an Oscar, and it turns out to be not-so-great for his childhood friend and agent Penny, or for his ...

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Errol And Fidel – The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York

(Errol and Fidel) (The Peter Jay Sharp Theater ) (NYC)

Book: Boyd Anderson & Guy Anderson Music: Peter Kaldor, John Kaldor & Doug Oberhamer Lyrics: Boyd Anderson Choreographer: Justin Boccitto Director: Michael Bello Reviewer: Robert Price ¡Qué calor! Sydia Cedeño takes the stage as Mima, the Cuban narrator for the swashbuckling tale of Errol and Fidel. Her storytelling is crystal clear and charming, adding a dash of perceived authenticity to ...

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True Right – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writers: Brittany K. Allen, Gemma Kaneko & Adin Lenahan Director: Gemma Kaneko Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Sam Shepard’s 1983 play True West explores the relationship between two very different brothers—a by-the-books screenwriter who is working on his newest script and his older brother, a drunken petty thief who imagines himself a cowboy. In True Right, Bess and George Theatre Company ...

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Fernando – New Ohio Theater, New York

(Fernando) (Ice Factory Festival, New Ohio Theatre) (NYC) (c)Jonathan Freeland

Writer: Steven Haworth Director: Jamie Richards Reviewer: Robert Price Zach is an American associate professor staying in Madrid to study the paintings of Fernando De La Cruz. Terese is the curator of the gallery, an adept conversationalist who takes an interest in the young professor. A brief conversation in front of the painting becomes lunch at a cafe, and soon ...

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An Enemy of the People – Gene Frankel Theatre, New York

(An Enemy of the People) (Gene Frankel Theatre) (NYC) (c)Jeremy Daniel

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Director: Jeff Wise Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Focused on themes of political corruption, environmental and economic disaster, and media responsibility, Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People is still remarkably pertinent 135 years after its earliest productions. Wheelhouse Theater Company’s production at the Gene Frankel Theatre highlights the continued relevance of Ibsen’s play. At the center of ...

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Bastard Jones – The Cell Theater, New York

(Bastard Jones) (the cell) (NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Book: Marc Acito Music: Amy Engelhardt Lyrics: Marc Acito & Amy Engelhardt Writer: Henry Fielding Director: Marc Acito Reviewer: Robert Price Tom Jones is a sex symbol of 1749, and the star of one of the first (and funniest) novels ever written, The History of Tom Jones. In the new musical adaptation, the lights come up on Tom and Molly ...

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In A Word – Cherry Lane Theater, New York

Writer: Lauren Yee Director: Tyne Rafaeli Reviewer: Robert Price The script takes off at a breakneck speed in Lauren Yee’s new play, and Tyne Rafaeli’s direction keeps the dialogue flowing with technical precision. Laura Ramadei plays Fiona, a woman who has lost her son. Two years after his disappearance she still finds it hard to move on, while her husband ...

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Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show) – The Club at La MaMa, New York

Writers: Amy R. Surratt & Tosha R. Taylor Director: Kristen Holfeuer Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Collaborative theatre artist Amy R. Surratt is out to confront what she calls some “Unfinished Business with Home” in her experimental performance piece Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show), at The Club at La MaMa. In an evening filled with hoedowns, traditional string music, and ...

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