Fefu and Her Friends
Off Bway, Theatre for a New Audience

Reviewed by Ed Malin

BOTTOM LINE: María Irene Fornés wrote this distinctive, rarely staged play about intelligent women spending a weekend together in 1935. It should disturb you in 2019.

All hail Theatre for a New Audience. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs a stellar, multi-racial, all-female cast in the first major revival in forty years of Fefu and Her Friends, María Irene Fornés’ quietly revolutionary avant-garde play...There are laughs, and love affairs, and a water fight, and a hunting gun, and much discourse on art. It feels like a Goethe tale that passes the Bechdel test...

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Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody
(Off Broadway, The Theater Center)
Review by Ken Kaissar

BOTTOM LINE: A hilarious musical send-up of Richard Curtis’ beloved 2003 movie.

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Unsex Me Here: The Tragedy of Macbeth
(Obvious Volcano at The Brick)
Review by Dan Rubins

BOTTOM LINE: A confusing concept blocks this well-acted Macbeth from being fully bewitching.

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The Young Man from Atlanta
(Signature Theatre Company)
Review by Shani R. Friedman

BOTTOM LINE: This revival is a contemplative, funny, and understated exploration of grief, ageism and white privilege in 1950s Texas.

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Bright and Brave
(Dixon Place)
Review by Shani R. Friedman

BOTTOM LINE: Inspired by real events, Dixon Place presents a thought-provoking, funny and moving new musical about boyhood love at Eton College amid a panicked society’s views on homosexuality.

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The Catastrophe Club
(Sea Dog Theater at a secret location)
Review by Asya Gorovits

BOTTOM LINE: This site-specific, post-apocalyptic play is a secret gathering at a bar in an attempt to figure out where humanity went wrong.

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Einstein's Dreams
(59E59 Theaters)
Review by Ken Kaissar

BOTTOM LINE: A delightful musical frolic through the mind of Albert Einstein.

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