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  • Reviews for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG are In…

    Reviews for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG are In…

    A fantastic revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ award-winning two-hander, Topdog/Underdog just opened at the Golden Theatre. Press are raving about the superb direction, phenomenal acting or their appreciation for how well this 20 year-old play has stood the test of time.

  • Reviews for THE PIANO LESSON are In…

    Reviews for THE PIANO LESSON are In…

    Critical reviews for The Piano Lesson all echo a sentiment of feeling the production nearly nailed it. Though full of strong performances all around, most felt the play was directed a bit unevenly and that design and select moments were pushed just a bit too far. Simpler and subtler moments were praised, like Samuel L. […]

  • Reviews for DEATH OF A SALESMAN are In…

    Reviews for DEATH OF A SALESMAN are In…

    A reimagined new revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman opened on Broadway, led by a black Loman family. Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke received high praise for their performances, and the already incredible script enjoyed extra richness because of the focus on the characters’ races. Critics did find the design elements less successful, and certain moments fell flat or were too heavy-handed; however, most found this remounting of a true American classic arresting and effective.

  • Reviews for COST OF LIVING Are In…

    Reviews for COST OF LIVING Are In…

    Critics are singing the highest of praises for Cost of Living, the heart-wrenching, touching, and funny Broadway premiere of Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Thoughtfully directed and featuring masterclass acting performances, critics left the theatre in awe and grateful to have experienced the show, which all agree made marked improvements over its already highly successful off-broadway mounting.

  • Reviews for LEOPOLDSTADT are In…

    Reviews for LEOPOLDSTADT are In…

    Tom Stoppard’s latest (and perhaps last) play, Leopoldstadt, opened in a lavish production featuring a huge cast and stunning design. Less esoteric than many of Stoppard’s previous shows, many critics still found themselves lost in the epic scope of the story and the sheer number of characters. Nonetheless, critics found the play moving; carried away by the gorgeous production, smartly directed by Patrick Marber and executed by a talented cast.

  • Reviews for THE KITE RUNNER are In…

    Reviews for THE KITE RUNNER are In…

    Called “stiff” by some, “faithful to a fault” by others and “satisfying and soulful” by others, the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner opened to very mixed reviews.

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Valerie is the head writer for Broadway Play Blog and Broadway Musical Blog. She created Broadway Musical Home as a passion project in 1999 and Broadway Play Home twenty years later. She is a passionate fan of theatre, creative artist and business owner.