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(30/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Summer (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Summer (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre)

Any show that stars LaChanze can't be all bad, although, in the case of Summer, it's not for lack of trying. The actress has been a joy to behold ever since her breakthrough appearance in Once on This Island in ...More

(26/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Iceman Cometh (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Iceman Cometh (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre)

It's funny how a production, even a flawed one, can cast a new light on a play. I've seen many productions of Eugene O'Neill's whiskey-soaked masterpiece, but it wasn't until the other day, at the Jacobs, that I had a sudden flash: ...More

(25/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Travesties (Roundabout Theatre Company)

Theatre in Review: Travesties (Roundabout Theatre Company)

Travesties is a madhouse of a play, and, at Roundabout, under the direction of Patrick Marber, it is elegantly appointed and filled with the best sort of lunatics. In this 1974 work, the playwright takes notice of the ...More

(24/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Transfers (MCC Theater)

Theatre in Review: Transfers (MCC Theater)

The playwright Lucy Thurber has often scrutinized the town-and-gown class system of Western Massachusetts' college towns; in Transfers, she gives this material a provocative new spin, adding race to the mix. This time, ...More

(23/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II (Lyric)

Theatre in Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II (Lyric)

If the enormous sign on 43rd Street isn't the tipoff, the enormous scrum of muggles waiting to get inside the Lyric Theatre does it: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has arrived on Broadway, nearly two years after it took ...More

(23/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Metromaniacs (Red Bull Theater/The Duke on 42nd Street)

Theatre in Review: The Metromaniacs (Red Bull Theater/The Duke on 42nd Street)

The love of literature drives people to all sorts of mad excesses in David Ives' latest romp through Enlightenment-era France. The playwright, who loves to root around in the lesser-known corners of French dramatic literature, ...More

(20/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: My Fair Lady (Lincoln Center Theater/Vivian Beaumont Theater)

Theatre in Review: My Fair Lady (Lincoln Center Theater/Vivian Beaumont Theater)

Nothing in this life is perfect, but My Fair Lady comes awfully close. One of the rare musicals that improves on its source material, it enchants from the overture's first mocking chords to the wistful, wintry regret of "I've ...More

(19/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: We Live by the Sea (Patch of Blue/59E59)

Theatre in Review: We Live by the Sea (Patch of Blue/59E59)

The young artists who make up the British theatre company Patch of Blue are talented and gutsy; they aren't afraid to probe deeply, and if, in doing so, they ride the audience's nerves, so be it. We Live by the Sea focuses on ...More

(19/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Seafarer (Irish Repertory Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Seafarer (Irish Repertory Theatre)

I believe in the Devil, but I'm not sure I believe in Matthew Broderick. The actor is currently appearing at the Irish Rep as Mr. Lockhart, who has been invited in for a Christmas Eve round of poker in the home of Richard Harkin, a ...More

(18/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Carousel (Imperial Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Carousel (Imperial Theatre)

A simple, stunning gesture, only a few minutes into the first act, convinced me that all would be well with Jack O'Brien's revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic fantasy of love, death, and redemption. As you probably ...More

(17/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Frozen (St. James Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Frozen (St. James Theatre)

It is nearly a quarter of a century since the opening of Beauty and the Beast, and the people at Disney Theatricals are still working out how to transfer their highly stylized animated films to the stage. Believe me, I sympathize: ...More

(16/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Mlima's Tale (The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Mlima's Tale (The Public Theater)

Mlima's Tale begins with an atrocity, then traces the long chain of corruption that follows; the playwright Lynn Nottage has constructed a tale of the black market ivory trade, laying bare the bribes, deception, and ...More

(16/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: One Thousand Nights and One Day/Goldstein

Theatre in Review: One Thousand Nights and One Day/Goldstein

Two new musicals are founded on the power of stories to shape our lives. Now at Ars Nova, Prospect Theatre Company's One Thousand Nights and One Day, based on Jason Grote's well-received 2007 play, 1001, adopts ...More

(13/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company/Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Theatre in Review: King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company/Brooklyn Academy of Music)

The moment when Gregory Doran's production becomes a Lear for the ages comes in Act I, Scene III, when the title character realizes that he has nurtured what the Duke of Albany calls "tigers, not daughters." (And Albany ought to ...More

(13/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout Underground)/Ms. Estrada (The Flea Theater)

Theatre in Review: Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout Underground)/Ms. Estrada (The Flea Theater)

Two new Off Broadway productions focus on individuals who play disruptive roles in their respective communities. From an early age, the title character of Bobbie Clearly has stood out in his hometown of Milton, Nebraska, ...More

(11/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Edge of Our Bodies (TUTA Theatre/59E59)

Theatre in Review: The Edge of Our Bodies (TUTA Theatre/59E59)

Whatever one thinks of The Edge of Our Bodies -- and, despite some baffling theatrics, it contains a great deal of beautiful writing -- it is a golden chance to make the acquaintance of Carolyn Molloy. As Bernadette, a ...More

(11/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Miss You Like Hell (The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Miss You Like Hell (The Public Theater)

The unambiguous reason to see this new musical at the Public is Gizel Jimenez. As Olivia, a bookish, lone-wolf adolescent who pours out every detail of her angry heart in a blog, earning a loyal fan base, she is more than capable of ...More

(10/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Lobby Hero (Second Stage/Hayes Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Lobby Hero (Second Stage/Hayes Theatre)

With its underachieving characters, most of whom have a tendency to run off at the mouth, Lobby Hero might be classified by some as a slacker play, not unlike This is Our Youth, playwright Kenneth Lonergan's ...More

(10/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: This Flat Earth (Playwrights Horizons)

Theatre in Review: This Flat Earth (Playwrights Horizons)

In This Flat Earth, playwright Lindsey Ferrentino clearly wants to say something about the spate of school shootings that has plagued this country -- but exactly what she has in mind never becomes clear. The play is a ...More

(09/04/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova/Connelly Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova/Connelly Theatre)

In their previous show, Hundred Days -- seen only a few months ago -- Abigail and Shaun Bengson offered a remarkably incomplete confession. This musical memoir focused on their meeting, followed by a rush into marriage ...More

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