Dr. Leonard Golubchick, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

A Soldier’s Play: Well-Acted and Provocative
Entertainment, New York

A Soldier’s Play: Well-Acted and Provocative

Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1982, powerfully addresses group self-hatred, institutionalized racism, and the corrosive effects of hate and prejudice. The revived production, at the American Airlines Theatre, features a wonderful ensemble group of actors adroitly directed by Kenny Leon. The play is a whodunit set on…

Jagged Little Pill: Jukebox Musical Aims for Relevance
Entertainment, Features, New York

Jagged Little Pill: Jukebox Musical Aims for Relevance

The musical Jagged Little Pill, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is built around songs by Alanis Morissette and is a delight for her fans. Director Diane Paulus meticulously weaves those songs, including Morissette’s 1990s hits such as “Ironic,” “Hand in My Pocket,” and “You Oughta Know,” together with the book delicately written by Diablo Cody. The…

The Tina Turner Musical
Entertainment, Features, New York

The Tina Turner Musical

The life and times of Tina Turner is engaging and foot-stomping and hands clapping musical which keeps the audience engaged.  Adrienne Warren the star of Tina-The Tina Turner Musical has the booming voice, charisma and incredible dance moves which rocks the house. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and  Kees…

The Great Society
Environment and Energy, Features, New York

The Great Society

“The Great Society” is a continuation of Robert Schenkkan’s Tony award-winning play “All The Way” which dealt with the first year of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidency and the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 which effectively ended segregation and the racist principle of separate but equal.  The play echoes the hopes…

Betrayal: A Brilliantly Acted Drama of Deceit and Passion
Entertainment, Features, New York

Betrayal: A Brilliantly Acted Drama of Deceit and Passion

The latest revival of Harold Pinter’s extramarital-affair play Betrayal, at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre, stars Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton—all of whom are making their Broadway debut. The story is an intimate portrait of friends who are intertwined in a series of adulterous acts. Emma (Ashton), married to Robert (Hiddleston), had a seven-year…

Betrayal: A Brilliantly Acted Drama of Deceit and Passion
Entertainment, Features, New York

Betrayal: A Brilliantly Acted Drama of Deceit and Passion

The latest revival of Harold Pinter’s extramarital-affair play Betrayal, at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre, stars Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton—all of whom are making their Broadway debut. The story is an intimate portrait of friends who are intertwined in a series of adulterous acts. Emma (Ashton), married to Robert (Hiddleston), had a seven-year…

Rock of Ages Celebrates ‘80s Sunset Strip Rock
Entertainment, Features, New York

Rock of Ages Celebrates ‘80s Sunset Strip Rock

Rock of Ages is a funny, engaging musical celebration of 1980s rock, particularly its big-haired, Spandex-clad Los Angeles version. This production, at New World Stages, is a scaled-down off-Broadway version of the musical that ran for six years on Broadway, returning for a three-month run to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its 2009 opening. Director…

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