Jason Fitzgerald

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  • 2 years ago

    Violet's curtain rose and fell Off-Broadway in 1998, when its composer, Jeanine Tesori, was still largely unknown. Now that Tesori's star has ascended, Violet's Broadway premiere gives renewed attention to one of the smartest, most sensitive book ...

  • 2 years ago

    Any theatergoer expecting in this revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill an excuse for an Audra McDonald concert won't find the singer's full-bodied, mellifluous voice here. Instead, McDonald gives a pitch-perfect channeling of Billie Holi...

  • 2 years ago

    Early in Terry Teachout’s one-man play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, the trumpeter declares his intention to “set the folks straight and tell it all now.” We learn in this moment, if we had any doubts, that the play is hardly more tha...

  • 2 years ago

    Old-timey telephones ringing, papers shuffling, typewriters clacking, buzzers bleating — the Mint Theater’s revival of the 1931 London Wall is in love with its period office setting. Behind a proscenium framed with filing cabinets, pre...

  • 2 years ago

    She Talks to Beethoven at JACK is not one work of art but two — Adrienne Kennedy’s short 1989 play, not professionally produced until now, and Intersection 2014, a new installation by Abigail DeVille based on Richard Serra’s Inte...

  • 2 years ago

    Joe Orton’s play Loot was controversial when it premiered in 1966, but in a new Red Bull Theater production, the play feels trifling and fun, like a slightly sharper-fanged Oscar Wilde comedy. Days after the death of a tender matriarch, a ga...


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