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(19/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: The Misanthrope (Molière in the Park/LeFrak Center)

Theatre in Review: The Misanthrope (Molière in the Park/LeFrak Center)

New York's outdoor theatre season begins with Lucie Tiberghien's delightful revival of what may be Molière's greatest comedy. Gabriel Ebert, a skilled caricaturist, is in fine form as the title character, Alceste, who ...More

(17/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Oh God, A Show About Abortion (Cherry Lane Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Oh God, A Show About Abortion (Cherry Lane Theatre)

Oh God may be the mildest show ever about a red-hot topic. Alison Leiby got caught in a historical moment when the dates for her solo show happened to coincide with the leaking of the draft Supreme Court decision that ...More

(16/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: ¡Americano! (New World Stages)

Theatre in Review: ¡Americano! (New World Stages)

¡Americano! tells a true story that, however incredible, most likely happens more often than most of us would like to admit. Tony Valdovinos, a young Arizonan, inspired by the events of 9/11, tried to enlist in the Marines, only to ...More

(12/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: The Vagrant Trilogy (Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: The Vagrant Trilogy (Public Theater)

Eleven years ago, The Public presented Urge for Going, a drama about a Palestinian family living in a refugee camp in Lebanon, circa 2003. It introduced Mona Mansour, a playwright with a strong voice and fresh point of view, ...More

(11/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Our Brother's Son (Pershing Square Signature Center)

Theatre in Review: Our Brother's Son (Pershing Square Signature Center)

Following the science causes a peck of trouble for the family featured in Charles Gluck's new drama. The beleaguered characters include Leo, who runs the family business (textiles, I think) with an iron hand; David, his younger ...More

(10/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Mr. Saturday Night (Nederlander Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Mr. Saturday Night (Nederlander Theatre)

Unsure about seeing Mr. Saturday Night? Take this simple quiz. Do you enjoy watching Billy Crystal do what he does better than anybody, weaponizing punchlines and detonating them for explosive laughs? Head to the ...More

(09/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Wedding Band (Theatre for a New Audience)

Theatre in Review: Wedding Band (Theatre for a New Audience)

The Alice Childress revival continues apace with this revival of a 1966 work, first produced in 1972. Those dates will give you an idea what the persistently undervalued Childress had to put up with; only now, years after her death, ...More

(09/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: A Strange Loop (Lyceum Theatre)

Theatre in Review: A Strange Loop (Lyceum Theatre)

A Strange Loop was startling enough when it premiered in 2019 at Playwrights Horizons. At the Lyceum, it feels like a seismic event. When was the last time Broadway saw a musical as brazenly original and brutally candid as ...More

(06/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Macbeth (Longacre Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Macbeth (Longacre Theatre)

This is the first Macbeth to come with a warmup act. That's right: Michael Patrick Thornton, who plays Lennox (among other roles), assigned to work the room, chats up the audience, asking everyone how they're feeling ...More

(06/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Paradise Square (Ethel Barrymore Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Paradise Square (Ethel Barrymore Theatre)

The good news: Paradise Square is a big, sprawling tale, a vivid slice of New York City history with a meaningful message for today's audiences, served up with an often-soaring score and ferociously gifted cast. The bad news: ...More

(05/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: POTUS (Shubert Theatre)

Theatre in Review: POTUS (Shubert Theatre)

POTUS wastes no time in jump-starting its down-and-dirty business: Its first line of dialogue is a four-letter slur beginning with C. If that shocks you, hang on; you'll hear it 28 more times before the final curtain. The word, we ...More

(04/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Wish You Were Here (Playwrights Horizons)

Theatre in Review: Wish You Were Here (Playwrights Horizons)

In the theatre, context is everything. Wish You Were Here opens with a gathering of five female friends, assembled to assist one of them on her wedding day. The lively, overlapping conversation touches on all sorts of issues ...More

(03/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: A Case for the Existence of God (Signature Theatre Center)

Theatre in Review: A Case for the Existence of God (Signature Theatre Center)

"Polyphony just means that there are two different melodies being played at the same time that complement each other harmonically." So says Keith, one half of the cast of A Case for the Existence of God, and it's an apt ...More

(02/05/2022)

-Theatre in Review: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center Theater/Vivian Beaumont Theater)

Theatre in Review: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center Theater/Vivian Beaumont Theater)

The Skin of Our Teeth is an American classic, a play with which each generation must wrestle; it's a highly original work, the product of a fiendishly theatrical imagination, and it very well may be unstageable. Yes, Eliza ...More

(29/04/2022)

-Theatre in Review: For Colored Girls... (Booth Theatre)

Theatre in Review: For Colored Girls... (Booth Theatre)

Forty-six years after it first stunned audiences, Ntozake Shange's classic "choreopoem" -- full title: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf -- is back at the Booth, once again ...More

(26/04/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Hangmen (Golden Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Hangmen (Golden Theatre)

Martin McDonagh has been specializing in his own brand of bloodstained comedy for a quarter of a century now, so it's probably inevitable that the blood might get a little tired. That's the main trouble with Hangmen, a ...More

(25/04/2022)

-Theatre in Review: The Minutes (Studio 54)

Theatre in Review: The Minutes (Studio 54)

In plays like Man from Nebraska, Superior Donuts, and especially August: Osage County, Tracy Letts has established himself as a specialist in Midwestern malaise. He's also something of a national diagnostician, ...More

(22/04/2022)

-Theatre in Review: How I Learned to Drive (Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre)

Theatre in Review: How I Learned to Drive (Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre)

Many plays make a strong impact when first seen, but the world moves on and they fade with time. Twenty-five years after its debut, How I Learned to Drive has only gained in power. It takes an extremely nervy playwright to ...More

(21/04/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Cyrano de Bergerac (The Jamie Lloyd Company/BAM Harvey Theater)

Theatre in Review: Cyrano de Bergerac (The Jamie Lloyd Company/BAM Harvey Theater)

Director Jamie Lloyd can't get Cyrano de Bergerac out of his system. Ten years ago, he staged a generally straightforward, workmanlike production of Edmond Rostand's classic drama at Roundabout Theatre Company, ...More

(20/04/2022)

-Theatre in Review: Songs About Trains (Working Theater/Radical Evolution/New Ohio Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Songs About Trains (Working Theater/Radical Evolution/New Ohio Theatre)

You won't find a more descriptive title than the one above; this musical revue combines, yes, songs about trains with fictional accounts of workers, mostly immigrants, whose lives were shaped by the building and maintenance of the US ...More

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