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THE HANGOVER REPORT – The Mint’s fine revival of N.C. Hunter’s A DAY BY THE SEA inescapably evokes Chekhov

Last night, I attended a performance of a very fine revival of N.C. Hunter’s rarely-performed play A Day by the Sea, courtesy of the folks at the newly itinerant Mint … Continue Reading →


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VIEWPOINTS – Two explosive Off-Broadway imports depict troubles from across the pond

As summer draws to a close, New York theatergoers are being given the rare opportunity to understand and sympathize with issues taking place across the pond in the United Kingdom … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – CATS ascends once again on the Great White Way

Cats once touted that it would be around “now and forever” on Broadway. Well, if that phrase encompasses future revivals, then there may be some truth yet in that clever … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Karen Finley’s UNICORN GRATITUDE MYSTERY giddily takes over where language leaves off

For a couple of decades now, Karen Finley has been one of New York’s foremost and most recognizable performance artists. Her latest work, three short pieces entitled Unicorn Gratitude Mystery, … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Shakespeare in the Park turns in a sensational (and coherent) TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

For its second Shakespeare in the Park offering this summer, the Public turned in one of its most successful offerings in recent years in the unlikely form of a sensational … Continue Reading →


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VIEWPOINTS – 2016’s NYMF proved to be as eclectic as ever

This year’s edition of the New York Musical Festival, lovingly known simply as “NYMF”, proved to be as eclectic – in subject matter, style, and alas, quality – as in … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Ashman & Menken’s GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER via Encores! Off-Center is an uneven curiosity but an imminent charmer

Last night, courtesy of Encores! excellent Off-Center programming, I caught a delightful revival of the late, great Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The little-known musical, … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – No one is spared in Mike Daisey’s THE TRUMP CARD, a monologue as seductive as the unlikely Presidential candidate himself

Over the last decade or so, Mike Daisey has risen to become one of the preeminent monologists and most provocative storytellers of his generation. Indeed, his thorny The Agony and … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Takarazuka’s CHICAGO impressively recreates the Broadway revival, step-by-step

This past week, there were two productions of Chicago in town. Of course, you’re likely familiar with the current long-running revival of the Kander and Ebb musical that’s celebrating its … Continue Reading →


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THE HANGOVER REPORT – Potomac Theatre Project’s hard-hitting NO END OF BLAME and GOOD raise timely questions

You can always count on Potomac Theatre Project to provide New Yorkers with heavy-hitting, provocative summertime dramas. This 2016 season – PTP’s 30th anniversary season – is certainly no different, … Continue Reading →