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Rita Wilson: Liner  Notes — at the Café  Carlyle Score 93%

Rita Wilson: Liner Notes — at the Café Carlyle

I first saw Rita Wilson a year ago at the Café Carlyle and was immediately enchanted.  Wilson is the real deal.  She is talented and generous, exuberant ant thoughtful, hopeful and pragmatic.  With her recent show at the  Café Carlyle, Rita Wilson: Liner Notes, she is extending her reach to bring other artists into our spheres of reference.  It is not enough for Wilson to stand in the spotlight.  She wants to spread the wealth.

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FIREFLIES Score 87%

FIREFLIES

In the 1963 American south, the sky is on fire. Donja R. Love’s ‘Fireflies’ delivers plenty of fire, though not always in ways the audience may anticipate or desire. ‘Fireflies’ is Love’s second play in a trilogy exploring queer love during pivotal moments in African-American history.

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Pound Score 90%

Pound

Words matter.

If theater reviews were only confined to two words, those would be the two I would use to review the plot, the theme and the controversial subject matter of “Pound” – a play about the twentieth century expatriate American poet accused of treason.

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Travisville Score 97%

Travisville

William Jackson Harper has written a fierce piece of theater with dialogue that pops and sparks with humor and intensity. In Travisville, both sides of this argument are weighed in with intelligence and honesty.

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Fiddler on the Roof – in Yiddish Score 90%

Fiddler on the Roof – in Yiddish

Fiddler on the Roof, which premiered in 1964, is a timeless musical. But the fascinating new staging from The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is a time-bending musical. Spoken and sung in Yiddish (with supertitles in both English and Russian), this Fidler afn Dakh feels like an ancient version newly discovered.

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