The New One Score 93%

The New One

The New One, Mike Birbiglia’s new show on Broadway, is a refreshing evening of laughs and good storytelling about the fears, joys, and realities of starting a family.

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King Kong Score 88%

King Kong

“King Kong” has set a new bar on Broadway.  It is a visual feast that does for stagecraft in 2018 what the movie did for filmmaking in 1933 – marks a new era of what’s possible.  And it’s not all about the two- thousand-pound gorilla in the room.  Although his presence is magnificent, the entire production team has been touched by magic and the marvels start when the curtain rises.

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Bernie and Mikey’s Trip to the Moon Score 87%

Bernie and Mikey’s Trip to the Moon

Bernie loves Elvis and her brother, Mikey. Mikey is stuck in a dead-end job in the Chicago suburbs, where he lives with Bernie and his parents. Bernie’s parents are struggling to rebuild their family after the tragic illness twenty years ago that changed everything.

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Wild Goose Dreams Score 83%

Wild Goose Dreams

Hansol Jung’s “Wild Goose Dreams” is a couple of good ideas that got drunk at a bar in Vegas and wound up in an Elvis chapel and got married. They tried to make it work, but they should really get a divorce.  Individually, they’re terrific.  But they don’t belong together.  He’s a little bit binary, she’s a little bit Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  I know, I know, they say opposites attract and that may be true.  Doesn’t mean they belong together for the long haul.

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The Other Josh Cohen Score 80%

The Other Josh Cohen

These Joshes score an “I’m a mensch!” factor of 10 and the finale is so sweet it will hurt your teeth. But, this journey toward love and self-esteem is told with wit and charm, and is performed by a cast oozing with charisma. Like the pints of ice cream that Josh gobbles down, this confection, er, I mean production, proves impossible to resist.

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