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(26/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Lifespan of a Fact (Studio 54)

Theatre in Review: The Lifespan of a Fact (Studio 54)

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale make such a delightfully oddball trio that for the longest time you might not notice that The Lifespan of a Fact, a comedy about the editing of a ...More

(25/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Sesar (Ma-Yi Theater Company/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Sesar (Ma-Yi Theater Company/Theatre Row)

The creators of solo performance pieces -- especially those based on the artists' lives -- often strain to stand out from the crowd, something Sesar does effortlessly: It's the story of a young man and his father coming to ...More

(24/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Apologia (Roundabout Theatre Company)

Theatre in Review: Apologia (Roundabout Theatre Company)

The first act of Apologia positively bristles with hostility -- moments of carefully withheld affection, a bevy of abrasive opinions, a mortifying personal revelation wielded like a knife, and, finally, a brutal son-mother ...More

(22/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Ordinary Days (Keen Company/Theatre Row)

Theatre in Review: Ordinary Days (Keen Company/Theatre Row)

Adam Gwon is back, and it's nice to have him around again. In 2009, the talented Mr. Gwon made a splash with Ordinary Days -- book, lyrics, and score by him -- and one assumed that we would soon be hearing from him regularly. ...More

(19/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: My Parsifal Conductor (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater)

Theatre in Review: My Parsifal Conductor (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater)

Allan Leicht's new comedy focuses on that wacky, crazy, fun-loving couple, Richard and Cosima Wagner, embroiling them in a series of farcical mix-ups that play like the pilot for a sitcom called That Darn Composer, or, ...More

(18/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Mother of the Maid (The Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Mother of the Maid (The Public Theater)

The Public Theater gets into the star vehicle business with Mother of the Maid, a thoroughly entertaining historical drama that oddly recalls the Broadway theatre of an earlier era. Fortunately, there's a fully charged star at stage ...More

(17/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: On Beckett (Irish Repertory Theatre)

Theatre in Review: On Beckett (Irish Repertory Theatre)

Bill Irwin is at home at the Irish Rep these nights, holding forth on one of his favorite topics, his obsession with Samuel Beckett. It is surely stating the obvious to note that if you don't share his interest, or if his ...More

(16/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Travisville (Ensemble Studio Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Travisville (Ensemble Studio Theatre)

Many first-time playwrights stick close to home, pulling drama out of their own personal experiences. William Jackson Harper has bigger fish to fry, and he does so, impressively, in this wide-ranging work, which poses a compelling ...More

(16/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Emma and Max (The Flea Theater)

Theatre in Review: Emma and Max (The Flea Theater)

Emma and Max begins with a display of entitled behavior so awful, it can only have been imagined by Todd Solondz. Brooke and Jay, a married couple, are in the process of firing Brittany, their Barbadian nanny. With ...More

(15/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Midnight at the Never Get (York Theatre Company)

Theatre in Review: Midnight at the Never Get (York Theatre Company)

The York, which, over the years, has given us seemingly every type of musical, now presents Midnight at the Never Get, a show that invents an entirely new subgenre -- call it existential cabaret. The Never Get is a 1960s ...More

(15/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Goodbody (Crook Theater Company/59E59)

Theatre in Review: Goodbody (Crook Theater Company/59E59)

What's a lady to do? Marla, the heroine -- if that's the word I want -- of Goodbody cries out, "I just want to know why I'm on a farm with someone who looks like they've been run over by a lawnmower, why I'm hiding cars in ...More

(11/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Hitler's Tasters (New Light Theater Project) /Mother Night (59E59)

Theatre in Review: Hitler's Tasters (New Light Theater Project) /Mother Night (59E59)

This past week has produced two very different plays about Nazi Germany. One of the more bizarre facts to emerge about the Third Reich was the existence of a cadre of fifteen adolescent girls who were made to taste Adolph Hitler's food, ...More

(10/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Final Follies (Cherry Lane)/Suddenly (HERE)

Theatre in Review: Final Follies (Cherry Lane)/Suddenly (HERE)

Over the years, Primary Stages has done A. R. Gurney proud, presenting exceptionally fine productions of such peerless high comedies as Indian Blood, Buffalo Gal, and Black Tie. Alas, the streak comes to an end ...More

(09/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: What the Constitution Means to Me (New York Theatre Workshop)

Theatre in Review: What the Constitution Means to Me (New York Theatre Workshop)

For a lively, provocative assertion that the personal is political, look no farther than Heidi Schreck's fearless, funny examination of the American legal system. And when it comes to the United States Constitution, she ought to ...More

(08/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Nap (Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre)

Theatre in Review: The Nap (Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre)

Even if the publicity materials for The Nap didn't reveal that playwright Richard Bean started out in standup comedy, a few minutes at the Friedman would be enough to give away the game. That's because The Nap ...More

(08/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Oklahoma! (St. Ann's Warehouse)

Theatre in Review: Oklahoma! (St. Ann's Warehouse)

"Let's not break the law. Let's bend it a little." So says Aunt Eller near the end of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, words that the director, Daniel Fish, and his company have taken to heart. Indeed, they ...More

(04/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: The Evolution of Mann (The Cell)

Theatre in Review: The Evolution of Mann (The Cell)

This new musical wants to be a status report on the agonies of contemporary singles, but, alas, it feels stuck in its own personal time warp. The marriage-mad hero, Henry Mann, having attended no fewer than a dozen weddings in as many ...More

(02/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Girl from the North Country (Public Theater)

Theatre in Review: Girl from the North Country (Public Theater)

Can a play succeed on mood alone? That's the bet laid down by Conor McPherson and company in this attempt at a high-toned jukebox musical drawing on the enigmatic, supremely melancholic ballads of Bob Dylan. McPherson, a ...More

(02/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons)

Theatre in Review: I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons)

With this new work, Craig Lucas reasserts his status as the most gorgeously contrarian of American playwrights. At a time when religious belief is so often casually derided, he wants us to at least consider the possibility of the ...More

(01/10/2018)

-Theatre in Review: Bernhardt/Hamlet (Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre)

Theatre in Review: Bernhardt/Hamlet (Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre)

"I am Sarah Bernhardt. Like all actors, I am air." Yes, but what rarified and invigorating air, at least when the divine Sarah is being interpreted by the irrepressible, impossibly gifted Janet McTeer. Fitted out with a ...More

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