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Boston
Reviews

A New SING STREET Builds More Hope — Review

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Joey Sims

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September 8, 2022

Theatrely's review of Sing Street at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. Directed by Rebecca Taichman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, the musical is written by Enda Walsh, Gary Clark, and John Carney.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

THE BUTCHER BOY Is a Messy and Beguiling Journey Worth Exploring — Review

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Joey Sims

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August 5, 2022

The musical adaptation by Asher Muldoon is currently playing Off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre.

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Broadway
Reviews

A Sublime INTO THE WOODS Kicks Off A New Season — Review

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Joey Sims

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July 10, 2022

Theatrely's Broadway review of Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim which is now open at the St. James Theatre in New York City. The cast includes Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Brian d'Arcy James, Julia Lester, Gavin Creel, and more!

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New York
Reviews

Language Is King in Another Modern HAMLET — Review

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Joey Sims

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July 1, 2022

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Robert Icke's adaptation of Hamlet starring Alex Lawther now in performance at the Park Avenue Armory.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

¡AMERICANO! and a Dream Deferred – Review

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Joey Sims

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May 3, 2022

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Americano at New World Stages.

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Broadway
Reviews

A STRANGE LOOP, and a Glorious Catharsis — Review

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Joey Sims

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April 26, 2022

Theatrely's Broadway Review of A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. Directed by Stephen Brackett, the show features Jaquel Spivey, L Morgan Lee, James Jackson, Jr., John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Jason Veasey, and Antwayn Hopper.

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Broadway
Reviews

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Brings Frightening, Unpredictable Energy to the Beaumont Stage — Review

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Joey Sims

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April 25, 2022

Theatrely's Broadway review of ThorntonWilder's The Skin of Our Teeth at the Vivian Beaumont Theater by way of Lincoln Center Theater in New York City. This revival is directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz who makes her Broadway debut.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

ISLANDER Sails Into Midtown — Review

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Joey Sims

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April 21, 2022

Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Islander by Stewart Melton and Finn Anderson which is now in performance at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's in New York City. Directed by Amy Draper, the show features Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

CHASING ANDY WARHOL in The Village — Review

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Joey Sims

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April 15, 2022

An immersive production throughout the East Village, Chasing Andy Warhol is presented by Bated Breath Theatre Company. The show is inspired the artist's life, following his childhood, his career, and his legacy.

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Industry
Features

Broadway Grosses Are Back…Here’s What They Mean | OPINION 

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Joey Sims

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April 11, 2022

The Broadway League began releasing gross numbers again in March, allowing fans and industry insiders to again pore over the numbers and theorize on which shows’ futures looked bright—and which might be headed for closing.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

JANE ANGER Presents Hilarious Parallels Between Past and Present – Review

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Joey Sims

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March 11, 2022

Theatrely's review of Jane Anger by Talene Monahon and directed by Jess Chayes at the New Ohio Theatre in New York City. The company includes Michael Urie, Amelia Workman, Ryan Spahn, Talene Monahon.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

SANDBLASTED Gets Lost In The Wind — Review

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Joey Sims

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February 27, 2022

Theatrely's review of sandblasted by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Summer L. Williams at the Vineyard Theatre and WP Theater in New York City. The play features Rolonda Watts, Andy Lucien, Brittany Bellizeare, and Marinda Anderson.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

Chosen Families: Some by Blood, Some Found on Yahoo in WOLF PLAY — Review

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Joey Sims

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February 15, 2022

Theatrely's review of the New York premiere of Hansol Jung's Wolf Play from Ma-Yi Theater Company and Soho Rep. The cast features Esco Jouléy as Ash, Brandon Mendez Homer as Ryan, Aubie Merrylees as Peter, Nicole Villamil as Robin, and Mitchell Winter as Wolf.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Asks What Jewish Safe Havens Remain — Review

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Joey Sims

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February 1, 2022

Theatrely's review of Joshua Harmon's Prayer For The French Republic which is now in performance Off Broadway at New York City Center - Stage I from Manhattan Theatre Club. Directed by David Cromer, the cast features Betsy Aidem, Yair Ben-Dor, Francis Benhamou, Ari Brand, Pierre Epstein, Peyton Lusk, Molly Ranson, Nancy Robinette, Jeff Seymour, Kenneth Tigar, and Richard Topol.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

A Shorter Day’s Journey Into Night, but With No Less Despair — Review

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Joey Sims

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January 25, 2022

Theatrely's review of Robert O'Hara new adaptation of Long Day's Journey Into Night originally by Eugene O'Neill now playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The cast includes Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood, and Jason Bowen.

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Broadway
Reviews

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Magic Reworked — Review

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Joey Sims

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January 10, 2022

A broadway review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now playing at the Lyric Theatre in New York City. Since its West End debut in 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has attracted intense fan interest around its central relationship. The close bond between Harry Potter’s son Albus and Draco Malfoy’s son Scorpius forms the emotional core of Jack Thorne’s play, which follows the pair’s doomed effort to “set history right” by stealing a time turner and saving Cedric Diggory’s life nineteen years in the past. (It goes wrong, of course, and complications ensue.) Thorne’s original text, co-conceived with director John Tiffany and J.K. Rowling (more on her later) does not demand Albus and Scorpius’ bond be played as a burgeoning romance. But Tiffany and original co-stars Sam Clemmett and Anthony Boyle certainly leaned into that reading in the play’s first iteration, playing the duo’s journey as a love story even when the text sometimes insisted otherwise. Choreographer Steven Hoggett even crafted a mournful, romantic “Staircase Ballet” for a scene where the two are forced apart. 

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

Everybody’s Got the Right (to Storm the Capitol) at ASSASSINS — Review

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Joey Sims

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November 14, 2021

Assassins is now in performance at Classic Stage Company in New York City. A review by Joey Sims.

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Off-Broadway
Features

Scenic Designer Dan Daly Offers A Behinds The Scenes Glimpse At TAMMANY HALL

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Joey Sims

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November 10, 2021

Scenic designer Dan Daly has recreated The Huron Club in painstaking detail, carefully utilizing elements of the Playhouse building harken back to its 1929 form along the way, while also throwing in some contemporary flourishes as needed. Dan Daly guided Theatrely through his designs for Tammany Hall to give us a taste of this immersive experience.

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD Threads The Needle — Review

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Joey Sims

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November 4, 2021

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord is an exuberant release of a show, a total joy to behold. Wong unfolds her tale of a ragtag group of quarantined volunteers who sewed thousands of masks with boundless, chaotic energy. But the show, which opened tonight at New York Theatre Workshop, also never loses sight of an essential fact: none of this should have been necessary. 

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Opinion
Features

The Case For Grosses | OPINION

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Joey Sims

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August 16, 2021

The Broadway League recently announced they would not be releasing grosses for the upcoming Broadway season. Contributing writer Joey Sims makes his case for why they are vital for the industry in his first Op-Ed for Theatrely.

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