“HISTORY’S SHADOWS HAUNT THE BLACK CLOWN”— THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK REVIEW, BEN BRANTLEY , JULY 2019

“LANGSTON HUGHES SINGS IN THE BLACK CLOWN”— THE NEW YORK TIMES FEATUR, JULY 2019

“TAP ACROBATICS IN THE BLACK CLOWN”THE NEW YORK TIMES #SPEAKINGINDANCE FEATURE, JULY 2019

THE BLACK CLOWN BEAUTIFULLY RECONFIGURES A LANGSTON HUGHES POEM”— THE NEW YORKER FEATURE, JULY 2019

“A MUSIC-THEATER ADAPTATION OF LANGSTON HUGHES’S THE BLACK CLOWN”— THE NEW YORKER “THIS WEEK” FEATURE, PHOTO BY GIONCARLO VALENTINE, JULY 2019

THE BLACK CLOWN PLAYS TO THE CROWD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAYS”— VULTURE, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, JULY 2019

“4 MUSICIANS CHART 100 YEARS IN THE LIFE OF A RUNAWAY SLAVE”— THE NEW YORK TIMES WEEKEND ARTS FEATURE, MAY 2019

“EL CIMARRÓN WEAVES POLITICS AND MUSIC IN A RUNAWAY SLAVE’S TALE”— THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK, MAY 2019

SPELLBINDING… A TRUE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE”FINANCIAL TIMES, MAY 2019

A TOUR DE FORCE…. POWERFULLY EVOKED THE BRUTALITY OF SLAVERY”WALL STREET JOURNAL, MAY 2019

“A SEARING PORTRAIT OF A MAN SIZING UP SLAVERY IN ALL FORMS” MUSICAL AMERICA, MAY 2019

THE BLACK CLOWN WINS OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION— ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS, APRIL 2019

THE BLACK CLOWN EARNS 3 NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION AND OUTSTANDING DEISGN— ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS, APRIL 2019

THE BLACK CLOWN EARNS 7 NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST NEW MUSICAL AND BEST DIRECTOR— INDEPENDENT REVIEWERS OF NEW ENGLAND AWARDS, MARCH 2019

FEATURE ON A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC— HARPERS BAZAAR, JANUARY 2019

“EVERYTHING IS GOOD ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE”— THEATERKRANT CRITIC’S PICK, MARCH 2019 

“5 STARS”— TROUW, MARCH 2019

“REISOPERA PLAYS EXCELLENT SONDHEIM” — OPERA MAGAZINE, MARCH 2019

“STUNNING AND DELICIOUS! SOMETIMES YOU WATCH A PRODUCTION AND EXPERIENCE TOTAL PERFECTION. YESTERDAY EVENING WAS SUCH A NIGHT” — BROADWAY WORLD, MARCH 2019

“A HAUNTING TRIBUTE TO JOSEPHINE BAKER ARRIVES AT THE MET MUSEUM”— THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK, JANUARY 2019 

“A SINGULAR THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE BRIMMING WITH GRIEF, RESILIENCE, AND FURY”— SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE, JANUARY 2019

“STAGGERING… ASTONISHING… BRINGING OVERWHELMING HUMANITY TO EXACTLY THE PLACE WHERE IT IS NEEDED” — THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, JANUARY 2019

“WINOKUR HAS BEEN BEHIND SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PRODUCTIONS WE HAVE SEEN ON STAGE AND CONCERT HALLS ANYWHERE LATELY” — WQXR, JANUARY 2019

“THE BEST INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT I HAVE SEEN ALL YEAR BY VIRTUE OF ITS RETHINKING OF THE BASICS OF WHAT A RECITAL MIGHT BE”— THE NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 2018

“PURE POETRY! THE BLACK CLOWN HAS MADE ITS GRAND ENTRANCE IN A WORLD PREMIERE THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE”— THE BOSTON GLOBE, SEPTEMBER 2018

THE BLACK CLOWN UNVEILS AMERICA’S THREE-RING CIRCUS OF RACISM”— THE BOSTON GLOBE, SEPTEMBER 2018

“PRECISELY WHY WE HAVE AND NEED THEATER”— WGBH, SEPTEMBER 2018

“WINOKUR HAS PLAYED A STRONG HAND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BLACK CLOWN AND HIS STAGING IS BOTH SIMPLE AND STUNNING”— BROADWAY WORLD, SEPTEMBER 2018

“POWERFUL, STUNNING, AND BRILLIANTLY INNOVATIVE. TRANSFIXING AND INDELIBLE”— EDGE MEDIA, SEPTEMBER 2018

 “AN EMOTIONAL AND MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE”— THEATER MIRROR, SEPTEMBER 2018

“THIS PRODUCTION PACKS MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND MORE SHEER ENJOYMENT THAN MANY OTHERS TWICE THAT LENGTH. IT MERITS THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE” — NEW YORK STAGE REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 2018

“AN ESSENTIAL WORK OF ARTISTIC BRAVERY AND TRUTH THAT MANAGES TO BOTH STOP THE HEART AND SEND IT FLYING”— THEATERMANIA.COM, SEPTEMBER 2018

“THE ENTIRE EVENING WAS A DELIGHT, A MODEL FOR OPERA COMPANIES WISHING TO EXPLORE OLDER MUSIC”— OPERA NEWS, JULY 2018

“WINOKUR’S CINEMATIC STAGING ALLOWED THE ACTION TO FLOW WITH SPELLBINDING EFFECT OVER THREE ACTS”—  CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER, JUNE 2018

“SEXUALLY CHARGED AND COMPELLINGLY POTENT”— SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL, JUNE 2018

PROFILE OF WINOKUR “WHEN DISCIPLINES COLLIDE— OPERA NEWS, APRIL 2018

“A VITAL, ORIGINAL TAKE ON A TIMELESS STORY”— OPERA NEWS, JUNE 2018

FEATURE ON THE SETS FOR LA CALISTOPIN-UP MAGAZINE, 2016

“ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT AND IMAGINATIVE SHOWS THAT NEW YORK HAS ENJOYED THIS SEASON” — OPERA NEWS, FEBRUARY 2016