NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Score 95%

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS

Nollywood Dreams, Jocelyn Bioh’s new piece about an aspiring Nigerian acress isn’t trying to do too much, but that is the beauty of the piece. It is enjoyable, aware, funny, and simple. 

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Diana: The Musical Score 70%

Diana: The Musical

I do not know what all the fuss is about.  From the reviews posted the day after Diana, The Musical opened, you would have thought that someone had been dismembered and the innards spread all over the stage.  Honestly!  What IS the big deal here?

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Morning Sun Score 93%

Morning Sun

“Morning Sun” currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club is a tour de force production by all involved – playwright Simon Stephens, director Lila Neugebauer, and actors Edie Falco, Blair Brown and Marin Ireland. Don’t miss it!

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GNIT Score 80%

GNIT

Peter Gnit, the title character in Will Eno’s Gnit at Theatre For A New Audience this November is searching for his “true self.”  Along the way he travels far and encounters many, but also leaves much behind.  An absurd and dry piece, this modern retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt showcases wry humor, transformative performances, and deep heart.

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A Turtle on a Fence Post Score 70%

A Turtle on a Fence Post

Following an established tradition of so many new musicals, A Turtle on a Fence Post is long on action but short on coherence. Engaging performances and appealing music, some of it excellent, will require a less cluttered environment in order really to shine. There is the core of a good show in there; it will just take a little excavating to find it.

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Morning’s At Seven Score 85%

Morning’s At Seven

Rather than mortality, this Paul Osborn comedy, which is no spring chicken itself, deals with marital woes, real estate and roads not taken; the stuff of midlife crises. Which is to say that the playwright was on the cusp of 40 when he wrote it.

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Assassins Score 85%

Assassins

In a documentary created as a fundraiser for Classic Stage Company last April, Hillary Clinton said of Assassins that it “dares its audience to see our country and assess our national myths through the eyes of our villains instead of our heroes.”  Kind of like telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the vantage point of the wolf.

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