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Son to Forgive His Betraying Mother? Ask “The Treasurer”

What happens to a 13-year-old boy when his mother leaves the family for another life? “She left and poof, there went our family,” says our narrator, called Son (Peter Friedman), the abandoned adolescent now a middle-aged man. 624 more words

Theater (reviews)

The Treasurer: One Dark and Funny Mother's Day Card Here

The Treasurer: One Dark and Funny Mother’s Day Card Here

by Ross

Downstairs on the main stage at Playwrights Horizons, there is a beautiful and complicated play that is stemmed from the love of a mother, and revolves around the death of a father.   958 more words

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“Man from Nebraska” – Touching Play with Outstanding Performances

By Karen Isaacs

 Reed Barney and Annette O’Toole are giving a master class in acting at Second Stage in Tracy Lett’s play Man from Nebraska… 964 more words


The Band's Visit: The Perfect Scent of Jasmine

The Band’s Visit: The Perfect Scent of Jasmine

by Ross

Midway through this lovely musical, an Israeli woman, Dina (an absolutely fierce and fantastic Katrina Lenk) in the small desert town of Bet Haatikva sings an enchanting song called “Omar Sharif” to a visiting Egyptian man. 928 more words

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Off Broadway Review: 'The Band's Visit' Starring Tony Shalhoub

It’s impossible to resist the quirky appeal of “The Band’s Visit,” a  modest but charming musical directed by David Cromer and featuring Tony Shalhoub.  David Yazbek (music and lyrics) and Itamar Moses (book) have made magic from a slender fable about the accidental cultural exchange that takes place when an Egyptian military band finds itself stranded in an isolated Israeli town in the middle of the desert.  599 more words


'The Band's Visit', Based On The 2007 Israeli Film, Is The Season's Best New Musical - Review

Some shows are so full of heart and so overflowing with integrity — of talent, of skill and of purpose – that a critic is torn between singing its praises from the rooftops and wanting to protect something rare and fragile. 834 more words

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