Friday, January 31, 2020

JANUARY 2020 - 7 Broadway and Off Broadway Shows

These are the 7 shows I saw in January - 4 on Broadway, and 3 Off Broadway.

I reviewed 5 of them and have included links to those reviews if you are interested in checking them out. 

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Jan 2, 2020
Forget anything you may have read that compares Matthew Lopez's two-play work to Tony Kushner's Angels in America. Whatever publicist thought to suggest that is doing The Inheritance a disservice.  I will confess to having seen only Part I thus far (each part is treated as a separate play, though the story is a continuous one). If you are sitting on the fence, do what I did and give Part I a shot; it can easily stand on its own. It manages to be both expansive and intimate in scope as it considers the lives of older and younger gay men. It is sometimes a bit messy in its construction, but it is nevertheless thoroughly engaging and often quite moving.  

Jan 8, 2020

A quirky yet moving story about the vulnerability of the human heart and the universal need for connection.

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Jan 10, 2020

Laura Linney gives a lovely, polished performance in this very literary adaptation of a bestselling novel.

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Jan 15, 2020

An auspicious premiere of a sometimes comic, sometimes serious, and always compelling docudrama about the world of Revolutionary War and Civil War reenactors.

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Jan 18, 2020


A rock solid cast and a spit-shine production, with stand-out performances by David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood! 

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Jan 21, 2020

      A treat to see Jane Alexander and James Cromwell 
      performing together on Broadway!  

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Jan 25, 2020

Paris, written by actress/playwright Eboni Booth, is a fine addition to the growing number of plays that depict the lives of blue collar workers who lead lives of quiet desperation. Here, the setting is a Wal-Mart-like big box store where a group of $5-an-hour employees struggle to make ends meet.    


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