Theatrely's review of Mindplay at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, starring Vinny DePonto.
February 23, 2022
Theatrely's Broadway Review of KPOP the Musical now in performance at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City. Starring Luna, the musical features a book by Jason Kim, and Music and Lyrics by Max Vernon and Helen Park.
Evanston Salt Costs Climbing is in performance through December 18 at The Pershing Square Signature Center while George Kaplan is in performance through December 3 at the New Ohio Theatre.
Camp Siegfried is currently playing at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater through December 4.
It’s a thrilling start which suggests a fright-tastic, horror theater approach to Charles Dickens’s oft-theatricalized 1843 novella. Only for 30 or so spine-tingling minutes does this new adaptation, co-conceived by director Michael Arden and scenic/costume designer Dane Laffrey, live up to that promise.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Mike Birbiglia’s The Old Man and the Pool which is now in performance at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway in New York City.
The latest world premiere from MCC Theater struggles to balance contemporary pop music with a dense and uninteresting plot.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Kimberly Akimbo written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori, and directed by Jessica Stone. The musical features Victoria Clark, Bonnie Milligan, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey and more at the Booth Theatre in New York City.
The site-specific production, directed by Jonathan Silverstein, brings new life to the acclaimed Joan Didion memoir.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Almost Famous, written by Cameron Crowe, music by Tom Kitt and directed by Jeremy Herrin which is now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. The musical features Solea Pfeiffer, Casey Likes, Chris Wood, and more.
Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s musical is playing at New York City Center through November 6.
Thomas Ostermeier’s adaptation of the Bard’s deadly tale stars Lars Eidinger in the title role at BAM as part of the company's Next Wave Festival.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of A Man Of No Importance at Classic Stage Company in New York City. Directed by John Doyle, the musical written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens stars Jim Parsons.
There are three major interventions in director Robert O’Hara’s take on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, which just opened at the Public Theatre following its Williamstown premiere in 2019. This is a first-rate revival, a triumphant return to the spotlight for Tonya Pinkins, and a welcome reminder that Hansberry was leagues ahead of her contemporaries, and ourselves.
It’s a testament to the second act of Walking with Ghosts, Gabriel Byrne’s new one-man show at the Music Box Theatre, that its bouncy levity and charismatic performance managed to erase the rabid hatred I’d developed during its first. David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy arrives at The Shed after an acclaimed run in London, starring Ralph Fiennes in top form as New York City’s infamous don of infrastructure Robert Moses.
Wise Children’s adaptation of the Emily Brontë novel is a lengthy experiment that strikes a much duller chord than anticipated.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out now in performance at Second Stage's Hayes Theater in New York City. Directed by Scott Ellis, the show features Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Patrick J. Adams.
Ivo Van Hove’s stage adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s novel played at BAM’s Next Wave Festival over the weekend.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Topdog/Underdog by Susan-Lori Parks, starring Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Directed by Kenney Leon, the play is now in performance at the John Golden Theatre in New York City.
Theatrely's Broadway reviews for 1776 directed by Diane Paulus and Jeffrey L. Page and Arther Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Miranda Cromwell.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Martyna Major's Cost of Living, directed by Jo Bonney. The play features Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan, Kara Young, and David Zayas.
The production is currently running through October 9 at the D.C.-area theatre.
The work is now playing at the Brooklyn institution’s Next Wave Festival.
The latest project from The Kilbanes is now playing at WP Theater.
The play from NYTW’s Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares is now playing Off-Broadway.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard and directed by Patrick Marber at the Longacre Theatre in New York City.
The musical returns to Off-Broadway, this time at Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's in NYC.
June 5, 2022
Kate Berlant is going to hell for making a show this good, exhaustive, exhausting, and exhilarating. Her self-titled one-woman show, sharply directed by Bo Burnham, is like a Marina Abramović circle jerk staged in a proscenium—in the best way. A mostly false, somewhat emotionally true recounting of her journey to stardom, it is the funniest thing onstage in New York this year.
The latest from John Rockefeller Productions is now playing Off-Broadway at Theatre Row. The score includes songs by Tony winner Tom Kitt and KPOP composer-lyricist Helen Park.
June 5, 2022
Jordan E. Cooper's play, coming to Broadway in November, is in performance at the regional theatre through October 9.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of This Beautiful Future by Rita Kalnejais, directed by Jack Serio at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City.
The world premiere by Ma-Yi Theater Company, playing at La MaMa Off-Broadway, excels in storytelling.
Theatrely's review of Lavenden Men, by Roger Q. Mason at Los Angeles' Skylight Theatre stars Alex Esola and Pete Ploszek.
January 24, 2022
The musical adaptation by Asher Muldoon is currently playing Off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre.
The musical from Charles Randolph-Wright and Marcus Hummon is playing in Washington, D.C. through August 28.
Remember the last Bush era? How dusty and militarized it all felt? Maybe that’s just how I was introduced to the country when I moved here in 2005. All footage of “the Arab world” was shot with an ugly, yellowed lens and all media surrounding it was either grossly propagandistic or, on the other side, pretty corny in its attempt to humanize the people. (Same thing happened with Mexico and the cartel-border of it all, but that’s another story).
Theatrely's Off Broadway reviews of Between the Lines at the Tony Kiser Theatre and Richard III at the Public's Delacorte Theatre.
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!
Natalie Y. Moore’s play is currently playing at the 16th Street Theater in Chicago.
November 18, 2021
Katori Hall’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play is now running at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., through July 31.
Theatrely's review of In His Hands by Benjamin Benne now in performance at Mosaic Theatre in Washington DC.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Robert Icke's adaptation of Hamlet starring Alex Lawther now in performance at the Park Avenue Armory.
It is not everyday that Dolly Parton premieres a new musical here in Boston, so the buzz around Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, now playing at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, has been the talk of the town.
Lolita Chakrabarti's play is now running at D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company through July 17.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Snow in Midsummer at Classic Stage Company in New York City.
ByJuan Michael Porter II
October 21, 2021
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley in collaboration with Ariel Sibert and Cat Rodríguez and directed by Rory Pelsue now playing at the Connelly Theater.
Theatrely's review of Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.
Theatrely's review of The Upstairs Department, the world premiere of Chelsea Marcantel now at Signature Theatre.
Theatrely's review of John Proctor is the Villain by Kimberly Belflower now playing at Washington D.C.'s Studio Theatre.
Theatrely's review of Shakespeare Theatre Company's Our Town by Thornton Wilder in Washington D.C.
Theatrely's review of There’s Always the Hudson which performance at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre through June 5.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway Review of Ana Nogueira's Which Way To The Stage at MCC Theater in New York City. Directed by Mike Donague, the show features Max Jenkins, Sas Goldberg, Evan Todd and Michelle Veintimilla.
Theatrely's review of it's not a trip it's a journey by Charly Evon Simpson and directed by Nicole A. Watson at Round House Theatre in Bethesda MD.
Theatrely's Broadway review of POTUS: or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive by Selina Fillinger and directed by Susan Stroman. The cast includes Lilli Cooper, Lea DeLaria, Rachel Dratch, Julianne Hough, Suzy Nakamura, Julie White, and Vanessa Williams.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of A Case for the Existence of God by Damuel D. Hunter. Directed by David Cromer, the play features Will Brill and Kyle Beltran and is produced at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Wish You Were Here by Sanaz Toossi at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Directed by Gate Taylor Upchurch, the cast includes Nikki Massoud, Nazanin Nour, Artemis Pebdani, and Roxanna Hope Radja, and Marjan Neshat.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Into The Woods at New York City Center's Encores! series directed by Lear deBessonet. The Sondheim musical features Sara Bareilles, Neil Patrick harris, Ann Harada, Julia Lester, Denée Benton, Gavin Creel, Shereen Pimentel, Heather Headley and more.
Theatrely's review of We Declare You a Terrorist by Tim J. Lord at Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
Theatrely's Broadway Review of Mr. Saturday Night starring Billy Crystal at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. The show features Randy Graff, David Paymer, Shoshana Bean, Chasten Harmon, Jordan Gelber, Brian Gonzales, and Mylinda Hull. The musical features a score by Jason Robert Brown.
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.
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.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Funny Girl, directed by Michael Mayer, with music by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. The musical stars Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch, Jared Grimes, and a talented ensemble. Harvey Fierstein contributed the the book rewrites.
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.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. Directed by Vivienne Benesch, the show features Debra Messing, Christopher Livingston, Enrico Colantoni, Susannah Flood, John Earl Jelks, and Crystal Finn.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of JC Lee's To My Girls at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater in New York City directed by Stephen Brackett.
Theatrely's Broadway review of David Mamet's American Buffalo starring Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne, and Darren Criss. Directed by Neil Pepe, the drama is currently playing at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway review of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand in a new version by Martin Crimp, directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Brooklyn Academy of Music starring James McAvoy.
Theatrely's Broadway review of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange which now in performance at the Booth Theatre in New York City. Directed by Camille A. Brown, the cast features Amara Granderson as Lady in Orange, Tendayi Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Kenita R. Miller as Lady in Red, Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Stacey Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Alexandria Wailes as Lady in Purple, and D. Woods as Lady in Yellow.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen which is now in performance at the Golden Theatre in New York City. The show, directed by Matthew Dunster, stars Tracie Bennett, Alfie Allen, Gaby French, David Threlfall, and more.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive which is now in performance at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York City. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production features Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse, Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Tracy Letts' The Minutes directed by Anna D. Shapiro now playing at Studio 54 in New York City. The play stars Letts, Noah Reid, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Blair Brown, Ian Barford, Jeff Still, Danny McCarthy, K. Todd Freeman, and Cliff Chamberlain.
Theatrely's Off-Broadway Review of Harmony: A New Musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, directed and choregraphed by Warren Carlyle at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Battery Place in New York City. The performance stars Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess, and a wonderful cast.
Theatrely's Off Broadway review of Suffs by Shaina Taub, now in performance at the Public Theater in New York City. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the story of Wilson-era suffragists stars Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James, Philipa Soo, and an extraordinary cast.
Theatrely's Broadway review of Paradise Square directed by Moisés Kaufman and choreography by Bill T. Jones now at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. The show features Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, and Kevin Dennis.
Theatrely's review of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical at The People's Light Theatre in Malvern, Pennsylvania directed by Sheldon Epps.
March 31, 2022
Theatrely's review of Confederates by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Stori Ayers at Signature Theatre in New York City. The cast includes Elijah Jones, Kristolyn Lloyd, Andrea Patterson, Kenzie Ross and Michelle Wilson.
Theatrely's review of Claudia Rankine's Help now in performance at The Shed and Bryna Turner's At The Wedding now in performance at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater, both in New York City.
Theatrely's review of Daphne's Dive at Signature Theatre in Washington DC by Quiara Alegria Hudes.
Theatrely's review of The Life by David Newman, Ira Gasman, and Cy Coleman, in a newly reworked and adapted version by Billy Porter at New York City Center Encores!. The cast features Destan Owens, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Alexandra Grey, and more.
Theatrely's review of The Tap Dance Kid, the first of this year's Encores! season at New York City Center. With music by Henry Krieger and Robert Lorick, the production is directed by Kenny Leon and choreographed by Jared Grimes. The cast includes Alexander Bello, Joshua Henry, Trevor Jackson, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and more.
Theatrely's review of Man Cave by John J. Caswell Jr. now in performance at the Connelly Theatre in New York City. Directed by Taylor Reynolds, the show stars Claudia Acosta, Jacqueline Guillén, Annie Henk, and Socorro Santiago.
February 1, 2022
Theatrely's review of Lindsay Joelle's Trayf currently in production at the Geffen playhouse's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Maggie Burrows, the performances include Ben Hirschhorn, Ilan Eskenazi, Garret Young, and Louisa Jacobson.
February 23, 2022
Theatrely's review of Little Girl Blue starring and written by Laiona Michelle. The tale of Nina Simone is directed by Devanand Janki is now in performance at New World Stages in New York City.
Theatrely's review of Wife of a Salesman by Eleanor Burgess at the Writers Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Directed by Jo Bonney, the production stars Kate Fry and Amanda Drinkall.
November 18, 2021
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.