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Broadway Review: “Saint Joan” at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

“No sir: we are afraid of you; but she puts courage into us. She really doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything. Perhaps you could frighten her, sir.” – Robert de Baudricourt’s Steward, Scene 1, “Saint Joan” George Bernard Shaw has had a successful run on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season. Shaw’s “Pygmalion” lies at the heart of Lerner and…

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Broadway Review: “The Children” at Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

“Yes exactly. I would’ve felt like a traitor. Besides, retired people are like nuclear power stations. We like to live by the sea.” – Hazel to Rose The success of “The Children,” currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, is primarily the result of playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s effective and judicious use of tropes, particularly the…

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Broadway Review: Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Prince of Broadway” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Some audience members attending the engaging “Prince of Broadway,” currently running at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, might find themselves caught between the devil and the deep blue sea: either they are unforgiving musical theatre aficionados and find themselves constantly comparing the iconic musical numbers with the original Broadway production of the shows from which they come, or they have…

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Broadway Review: “Jitney” at the Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

August Wilson is having a banner year—especially for someone who has been dead since 2005. The good news is that the playwright had great success while he was living (two Pulitzers among numerous other awards). He is best known for what is called the American Century cycle, one drama a decade that chronicles African American lives in the Hill district…

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Broadway Review: “Heisenberg” at Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

“You’re not. You can hear it. That’s not listening to it. That’s different from listening./You need to follow it. The melody. Try to predict what will happen to it next. It will completely take you by surprise./That’s the secret that nobody knows about music./Music doesn’t exist in the notes. It exists in the spaces between the notes.” – Alex Priest…

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Broadway Review: “The Father” at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

“With Blue – uncertain stumbling Buzz – Between the light – and me – And then the Windows failed – and then I could not see to see.” (Emily Dickenson, “I heard a Fly buzz” – No. 465) Anne (Kathryn Erbe) was “scared of [her father André] when [she] was little.” In the present – as he battles his advanced Alzheimer’s – André is more childlike, requesting Anne sing him…

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Performances Begin for Manhattan Theatre Club’s “The Father” on Broadway

Performances began on Tuesday March 22, for Manhattan Theatre Club’s American premiere of The Father, the new play by Molière Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman…

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